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Jicama Mango Slaw

2019-04-25T00:35:44+00:00

Jicama Mango Slaw As the warmer summer months are quickly approaching (at least here, in sunny Florida), many of us start to crave lighter, healthier foods. And with Cinco de Mayo around the corner, there's no better time to introduce one of the lightest, most flavorful salads I love to eat: Jicama Mango Slaw! My first time enjoying a version of this delicious slaw occurred when it arrived as an accompaniment to my favorite vegan enchilada at a high-end Mexican restaurant. I was so enamored with the light crunch of the jicama, balanced with the tartness and acidity of citrus, and [...]

Jicama Mango Slaw 2019-04-25T00:35:44+00:00

Vegan Crab Cakes

2019-04-17T10:15:38+00:00

Vegan Crab Cakes Vegan "crabless" cakes are now available in the frozen section of most supermarkets due to the ingenuity of the Gardein food band. I had an opportunity to try these a few days ago, and have to say they were pretty darn tasty after having been crisped up for a few minutes in my air fryer. I have to admit I was impressed by the crispy texture and authentic "crab-like" flavor. While they are vegan, I still consider these to be a convenience fun food, as they are processed and contain quite a few ingredients that are difficult to [...]

Vegan Crab Cakes 2019-04-17T10:15:38+00:00

Lemon Poppy Seed Almond Flour Bread

2019-03-10T13:16:10+00:00

Lemon Poppy Seed Almond Flour Bread I've been using the same recipe to make Seeded Almond Flour Bread for breakfast for well over 6 months now. And don't get me wrong, I still look forward to eating a slice most mornings of the week. I make a couple of loaves every few weeks, slice them up , and keep them in the the freezer. The slices are easy to grab on a busy morning, pop in the toaster, and top with homemade almond butter or Chocolate Hazelnut Spread. Last weekend I was perusing recipes in search of other fun almond flour [...]

Lemon Poppy Seed Almond Flour Bread 2019-03-10T13:16:10+00:00

Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut (Nutella) Spread

2019-05-11T20:41:17+00:00

Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut (Nutella) Spread Nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread) is a guilty pleasure for people around the world. In most European countries, it's not difficult to find a spot that makes fresh crepes filled with banana and Nutella. In the US, there are television commercials which tout Nutella as a healthy option for breakfast!! Personally, I had always enjoyed just eating it right off of the spoon. The problem with store-bought Nutella is that it's really not healthy. The top two ingredients are sugar and oil. For those who have transitioned to a healthier way of eating, Nutella can taste sickeningly [...]

Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut (Nutella) Spread 2019-05-11T20:41:17+00:00

Curried Split Pea Cauliflower Stew

2019-02-10T19:11:02+00:00

Curried Split Pea Cauliflower Stew This winter in Florida has been unseasonably chilly. No, we didn't experience a true "polar vortex" like many parts of the country, and never really needed to dig ourselves out from a snowstorm. Nonetheless, there were many days of "sweater weather", with temperatures dipping into the 40s and 50s. I saw this as a perfect opportunity to break out a stew recipe that I hadn't made in a couple of years. This one is loaded with flavor and nutrition. There's the cruciferous cauliflower, the leafy-green spinach, the high-fiber legumes, the disease-fighting garlic and onion from the [...]

Curried Split Pea Cauliflower Stew 2019-02-10T19:11:02+00:00

Eggplant Mushroom Walnut “Meatballs”

2019-01-19T20:42:55+00:00

Eggplant Mushroom Walnut "Meatballs" I love experimenting with different vegetarian meat alternatives. Most of the variations I've made contain some combination of legume, grain, veggies, spices, and often a binder such as a flax egg. While perusing my new Love and Lemons cookbook, I came across the rare "meatball" recipe that has no legumes. Check out her website for more great recipes! The primary ingredients are eggplant, mushroom, walnuts, and millet. Due to the moisture from the vegetables, no binder was needed! The result is a meaty, moist, well textured veggie ball that can be used to top pasta, be enjoyed by itself, [...]

Eggplant Mushroom Walnut “Meatballs” 2019-01-19T20:42:55+00:00

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

2019-01-01T13:25:37+00:00

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip Most holiday parties I have attended this year have served up rich, heavy, unhealthy hors d'ouevres. For a New Year's Eve gathering, I decided to bring a modified version of a classic favorite: spinach artichoke dip. This dish is not only cheesy, creamy, and tangy, but it's also vegan. The creaminess comes from an easy-to-make cashew cream flavored with lemon and garlic. I topped the dip with some panko mixed with nutritional yeast and garlic powder which added an additional element of flavor and texture after being baked to a golden brown. The entire dish can be [...]

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip 2019-01-01T13:25:37+00:00

Mushroom Walnut Taco “Meat”

2018-12-25T23:50:04+00:00

Mushroom Walnut Taco "Meat" As you can probably tell by now, my family loves tacos. Check out some of my previous taco recipes including Cauliflower Oyster Mushroom Tacos and Tempeh Tacos and Fajitas.  This recipe is flavored more like traditional taco meat. A base of cooked chopped mushrooms and walnuts provides a meaty texture. Allowing this combination to simmer with tomato, cilantro, minced red onion, and spices provides that indistinguishable taco meat taste. It's healthy, quick, easy to make, and one of my favorite handheld comfort foods! Top your tortilla with some avocado and tomato and you've got the perfect meal for [...]

Mushroom Walnut Taco “Meat” 2018-12-25T23:50:04+00:00

Healthy Falafel

2018-12-24T22:09:19+00:00

Healthy Falafel For those of you who have never tried falafel, you're definitely missing out. What is falafel? It's a traditionally deep-fried chickpea ball or patty that is a Middle Eastern delicacy. While chickpeas themselves are very nutritious, providing good doses of plant-protein, fiber, and minerals such as iron, potassium, and magnesium, deep-fried falafel may not be so healthy. This recipe originally called for pan-frying the falafel, which turn out better if they are formed into thinner patties rather than balls. The falafel can also be oven-baked to minimize oil. With my recent discovery of an air-fryer, I've found that this method [...]

Healthy Falafel 2018-12-24T22:09:19+00:00

Cauliflower Sun Dried Tomato Mac N “Cheese”

2018-12-11T11:33:11+00:00

Cauliflower Sun Dried Tomato Mac N "Cheese" After a week of eating that didn't include as many vegetables as I usually prefer to consume, I stopped by the market on a Saturday morning once I finished up at the gym. I figured it would be good to replenish my body with some highly nutritious produce and picked up some baby spinach and a head of cauliflower. When I arrived home, I was hungry for some comfort food, and knew that a salad or roasted veggie dish just wasn't going to cut it. So I decided to get creative! What kind of [...]

Cauliflower Sun Dried Tomato Mac N “Cheese” 2018-12-11T11:33:11+00:00