Cucumber Salad (Dairy Free)

When I think of summer, I think of a nice refreshing cucumber salad in a hot humid day.  This salad has so much flavor and it is very revitalizing.  It is easy and quick to make.  Some of the ingredients are in season and easy to find. INGREDIENTS 2 cucumbers 1 cup vegan mayo (IContinue reading “Cucumber Salad (Dairy Free)”

Almond Chocolate Chip Pancakes (Gluten Free)

These pancakes are completely guilt free, in my opinion.  Made with wholesome ingredients and, oh so delicious! I usually make a big batch and when cooled, I place them in a freezer bag and freeze them.  This way I can have a quick but nutritious breakfast ready for my hungry kids (and self). *This recipeContinue reading “Almond Chocolate Chip Pancakes (Gluten Free)”

Vegetable Pasta Bolognese

This is a rich and flavorful pasta that it’s great if you are having guests over.  You can accompany it with a green salad and a fresh baked loaf of bread. INGREDIENTS 2 cups cooked elbow pasta (I really like this gluten free brand) 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves garlic (chopped) 16 oz. baby bellaContinue reading “Vegetable Pasta Bolognese”

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins (Gluten Free)

These super easy to make muffins require very little work, no special tools, just essentials that you probably already have at home.  Perfect to take on picnics or on the go! INGREDIENTS 2 cups almond flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon flax meal (for the omega-3 fatty acids benefit) (optional) 3Continue reading “Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins (Gluten Free)”

Hearts of Palm, Watermelon and Avocado Salad

This delicious salad is perfect for a warm day.  It has the lightness of the hearts of palm, the sweetness of the watermelon, the creaminess of the avocado, and the rest of the ingredients make a fresh combination.  It is very simple to put together and great to bring to a potluck.  The lime juiceContinue reading “Hearts of Palm, Watermelon and Avocado Salad”

Blue Corn Bean Tacos

Tacos are so versatile, you can add whatever you please.  Let’s taco! Beans INGREDIENTS 4 cups cooked pinto beans 1 cup water 1 tablespoon sofrito 3 tablespoons tomato sauce 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon turmeric 1/8 teaspoon cumin 1 tablespoon Nutritional Yeast INSTRUCTIONSContinue reading “Blue Corn Bean Tacos”

Asopao de Gandules

This is another Puerto Rican dish that I grew up eating and love to make for my family.  So hearty and flavorful.  It is also extremely easy and quick to make, especially on a rainy day. Gandules are pigeon peas, small beans that are part of the traditional Puerto Rican cuisine. INGREDIENTS 1 cup gandulesContinue reading “Asopao de Gandules”

Air Fried Potato Wedges

INGREDIENTS 2 medium Russet potatoes 2 tablespoons oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/8 teaspoon paprika 1 tablespoon Vegan Creamy Dill Pickle Dressing 4 cherry tomatoes 1 green onion (chopped) 1 tablespoon red onion (chopped) Cilantro for garnish INSTRUCTIONS Wash the potatoes Cut them into wedges (see picture below)Continue reading “Air Fried Potato Wedges”

Sourdough Stuffed Bell Peppers

INGREDIENTS    To make the veggie meat layer: 2 tablespoons olive oil (or any oil you prefer) 1 1/2 cups Gardein Beefless Ground 1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast Salt to taste 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 cup water 6 whole white mushrooms (chopped) 1/4 cup red onion (chopped) 1 carrot (chopped) 2Continue reading “Sourdough Stuffed Bell Peppers”

Vegan Creamy Dill Pickle Dressing

This dressing is perfect to add to salads, tacos, quesadillas, potatoes, and many other dishes. INGREDIENTS 2 cups raw cashews 2 1/4 cups water 2 dill pickle spears (chopped) 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 cloves garlic 1/2 teaspoon dried dill (or fresh) Salt and pepper to taste INSTRUCTIONS Add cashews, water, dill pickle spears, lemonContinue reading “Vegan Creamy Dill Pickle Dressing”

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