Kidney Bean Tacos

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

Tostones with Nicaraguan Guacamole

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

Vegan Breakfast Tacos – Vegetarian option

I find it hardest to be vegan during the winter months, ESPECIALLY when it comes to breakfast. You know, when the idea of drinking an ice cold smoothies on a freezing morning is no longer appealing. Well, I'm always in search of other options for my breakfasts, and this vegan breakfast taco (that can also … Continue reading Vegan Breakfast Tacos – Vegetarian option

Pasta and Veggies with Tomato Sauce – Gluten and oil-free!

I was traveling recently and on a plane coming back to Austin from Ukraine. The plane served a pasta meal with veggies, tomato sauce, ground beef and cheese on top. While this looked like a great meal (as far as airplane food goes, anyway), I thought to myself, "I can make a much better vegan … Continue reading Pasta and Veggies with Tomato Sauce – Gluten and oil-free!

Quinoa Chickpea Burgers

Well, after 2 unsuccessful attempts at making vegan burgers, I finally mastered it! And I couldn't say what was the key ingredient, though I did learn that adding too many chunky vegetables in them will cause the burgers to fall apart easier. So for this, I will add some optional additions to the burgers, but … Continue reading Quinoa Chickpea Burgers

Shiitake Mushroom, Kale and Red Potato Bowl

Well, here we are again...another mushroom recipe! And yes, similar to my Potato Vegan Tacos, and yes, also similar to my Quinoa and Sauteed Mushrooms recipe.  What can I say, I love mushrooms and I love kale! Call this one a hybrid between the two. Let's talk for a moment about shiitake mushrooms. Mushrooms in … Continue reading Shiitake Mushroom, Kale and Red Potato Bowl

Vegan Venezuelan Pabellon

Pabellon Criollo is a Venezuelan meat dish made with pulled  beef, arepas, beans, rice and plantains. I was watching The Food Network one night and I saw a segment on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives about a place that made Venezuelan Pabellon. The woman was show what went into the sauce, and I thought wow, that … Continue reading Vegan Venezuelan Pabellon

Oyster Mushroom and Brussels Sprout Pasta – Gluten Free!

I have been purchasing seasonal mushrooms at my local Farmer's Market, and I recently got another batch of oyster mushrooms, which I really love making recipes with. I had great success with my Oyster Mushroom Vegan Burrito recipe, so I thought I would try another one! This recipe is quite simple to make, and really tasty. … Continue reading Oyster Mushroom and Brussels Sprout Pasta – Gluten Free!

Quinoa and Cabbage Stuffed Squash

It's winter and squash is in season! I LOVE squash, and it's such a versatile vegetable to cook with. You can boil it, roast it, stuff it, shred it, mash it, literally anything you think of! This recipe was not even made on purpose. I had decided to make a quinoa, rice and cabbage salad … Continue reading Quinoa and Cabbage Stuffed Squash