Indianish lentils

One of my favs when we go to indian restaurants is the dahl. So many layers of flavor and such a hominess. The flavors always transport me to another world; I can imagine myself far away heavy in the stifling heat, enthralled by glistening silk saris and bangles, with the smell of spices and freshly…

Homemade pasta sauce

For a long time now, I have been searching for the perfect mix of veggies for my pasta sauce. I knew I must be missing some “secret ingredient”. Who knew that secret ingredient was cauliflower?!? :)) I had some in the fridge and thought, “hmm… cauliflower has kind of a meaty taste. Let me try…

Vegan ceasar salad (low fat option*)

My favorite salad in the world is ceasar salad. There is a place in California (I prefer the one in San Diego) called the Veggie Grill. Almost everytime I go, I get their ceasar salad.  The first time I tried it, it boggled my mind that it was vegan. It was amazing; creamy, tart, crunchy,…

Meaty Ayocote Beans (Meat Replacement)

My favorite place ever to get beans is at the Rancho Gordo market. (You can order online, but in person is so much more inspiring.) You look around and there is a sea of white, yellow, purple, red, black, so many varieties of beans, all different sizes and colors. They have definitely used their canvas…

Black Bean Puree

Ok, you got me, im very excited about healthy food, but I LOVE fat, healthy fat, yes, but fat! I could drink olive oil and eat more than one avocado in a sitting. (Just ask my hubby to tell u the story of how i ended up taking sole possesion of the community Guacamole bowl…

Pan roasted garlic

I came up with this lazy hack for roasting garlic one day. It was hot outside and i didnt want to turn on the oven, so i tried this and it worked. 😃 (please note: im not saying this is the propper way of roasting garlic; im sharing how i roast my garlic with you,…

Guapa’s Guac – Guacamole 😋

Ingredients 1 large haas avocado 2 tsp lime juice (make sure you squeeze it yourself) 2 tbsp minced yellow onion (this will make a very mild guac, if it’s not quite bold enough, try another tbsp) 1-1 1/2 chopped, deseeded and deveined serrano pepper(s) ( if you like things kind of spicy, try 1 1/2;…

Sage Spiced White Beans

2 cups cooked cannellini or great northern beans 2 tbsp robust EVOO (i like koreniki- delish) 2 tsp garlic paste (approx 5 cloves smashed with 1/2-2/3 tsp himalayan sea salt, to taste) 3 pinch cayenne 3/4 cup parsley, chopped  1 tsp fresh sage, chopped (approx 10 leaves), you can also use 1/8 tsp dry, but…

Quick and Easy Garbanzo salad

This is a good go-to when you need a quick, protein rich dinner and you want to make sure you get ur greens and veggies. It has a little bite to it from the balsamic vinegar and coarse ground pepper. I make it all the time. Enjoy! 😉 Ingredients 3 cups cooked garbanzo* 2 cups…

Picadillo-ish Quinoa (Vegan Cuban Style Picadillo)

Ingredients  2 1/3 cups cooked Quinoa Mix cooked in veggie broth 1/3 cup raisin 1 1/2 tbsp tomato paste 2 tsp caper, chopped 1 1/2 vine ripened tomato, chopped (or 2 roma) 1 1/5 cup chopped onion 10 manzanilla olives (green olives w red pimiento), chopped 2 cloves smashed garlic 1/4 tsp fenugreek 1/4 tsp…

Lemon vinegarette

This is a very light, tasty and healthy dressing! Hope u enjoy it! Ingredients 1 1/4 cup lemon 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 5 smashed garlic cloves 1/2 tsp salt Mix above ingredients together and enjoy!  Buon appetit! 😋