Portabella Mushroom Burgers

Everyone who grew up on meat will always yearn for the days of family barbecues: thick juicy burgers off the grill, corn on the cob straight off the grill smothered in butter held by corn holders in the shape of actual ears of corn :), mashed potatoes so creamy that chewing is not neccesary and…

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,…

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…

Comforting Butternut Squash and Potato Soup

Comforting Butternut Squash and Potato Soup This is a very subtly flavored butternut squash and potato soup. It’s comforting and silky; perfect for these stormy, rainy, cold days. 😉 Ingredients 2 small butternut squashes (approx. 6 cups cubed, sorry forgot to get exact measurments 2 garlic cloves, smashed 1/2 large yellow onion 2 garlic cloves,…

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! 😋

Vegan BLT

Ingredients  2 pc alvarado protein bread 1/2 tbsp mustard 1-2tbsp reduced fat veganaise, depending on desired fat ratio 5-6 pc Lightlife Smart Bacon (my favorite brand of vegan bacon, u can find it near vegan meats n cheeses in ur grocery store) 6 slices white onion or 1/4 cup caramelized onion 1/3-1/2 haas avocado, depending…

Cheezy (vegan) polenta/grits

This is quick and easy when you’re in a hurry! 😃Directions 1 cup cornmeal 3 cups water 1 1/2 cups almond milk 2 tbsp olive oil 1/4 tsp dried sage 2 garlic cloves, smashed 4 1/2 tbsp vegan butter, margarine  1/2-2/3 cup nutritional yeast, to taste Directions 1. Heat olive oil on medium heat. 2….

Homey Mild Flavored Soup

I made this when my hubby and I weren’t feeling so great. My tummy was feeling a little sick and I only wanted hominy, for some reason. 🙂 It’s mildly flavored, but comforting. Good stand in for chicken noodle for the vegan crowd when you’re not feeling great. 🙂 Ingredients: 28 oz. can hominy, drained…