Kidney beans are one of the healthiest beans you can eat. Eating just one serving of kidney beans will provide you with 20% of the nutrients your body requires for iron, folate, fiber, protein, magnesium and vitamin B1. Unlike other versatile beans like garbanzo and white beans, kideny beans are not the tastiest or creamiest … Continue reading Kidney Bean Tacos
Vegan sushi is really quite easy to make. There is barely any cooking involved (just cooking the rice and the vinegar sauce), but a lot of chopping and preparation goes into this. Recently I had a craving for sushi, so decided I would make my own. I already had the sushi rice from a previous … Continue reading Vegan Sushi Rolls
You may have heard of tostones (twice friend plantains), and you've definitely heard of guacamole. But have you heard of Nicaraguan guacamole? Well, I hadn't, until a couple weeks ago, when I found out the in Nicaragua, they put boiled eggs in their guacamole. Yes, in Nicaragua they boil eggs, then mash them up and … Continue reading Tostones with Nicaraguan Guacamole
Much like my Mango Cilantro Lime Smoothie, this green smoothie has a fresh, refreshing, summer taste, full of summer herbs and fruit. My initial intent was to make a mango lime smoothie, but I thought to add a couple additions to the usual mix to see how it would come out, and the result was … Continue reading Mango Banana Cilantro Lime Smoothie
This is a really easy and versatile recipe. This can be used as side dish, for stuff other vegetables like sweet peppers or potatoes, or you can use this as a full meal to make at the beginning of the week, that you can take everywhere with you! There is minimal cooking, as you must … Continue reading Simple Southwestern Quinoa Salad!
I was shopping at Whole Foods one day when I came upon an entire gluten free vegan tortilla section. They had the usual grain free and rice flour options, then I saw some cassava and coconut flour tortillas (pictured above). Of course, I had to get them, as anything with coconut as a main ingredient … Continue reading Quinoa Sprout and Hummus Tacos
I LOVE smoothies with herbs in them. Particularly mint, basil and cilantro (coriander). Lucky for me, this smoothie has all three of my favorite herbs! Coupled with fresh valencia oranges, ice and some kale, this smoothie makes for a perfectly refreshing, flavorful drink! This is a great breakfast smoothie or drink for an afternoon … Continue reading Minty Kale, Herb and Orange Smoothie
Cabbage: not everyone's favorite, but so, so good for you. I have had my issues eating cabbage in my life, and I will tell you...it's not my favorite. It is, however, one of the great members of the cruciferous vegetable family. Cabbage contains a compound called sinigrin, which as been known to carry certain cancer preventive properties … Continue reading Cabbage and Leek Salad with Olives and Radish
When you eat vegan or raw vegan, you can have potato chips and french fries for dinner, lunch or even breakfast if you wish! For most people, following a fully raw vegan lifestyle just isn't realistic or reliable. So it's always good to have backup plans! I try to live by the Raw Till 4 … Continue reading “Cheezy” Baked Potato Chip Tacos!
I love salsa!! I used to buy it in the store all the time until I realized that hey, I used to live in Mexico and I always made my own salsa! Why did I stop doing that? Lucky for me, I had 6 very ripe roma tomatoes in my house as well as … Continue reading Chunky Homemade Salsa