Cumin Spiced Guacamole with Radishes

I love avocados, and making this guacamole is so quick and easy. Just a few ingredients and you’re on your way for flavor town.  I love the crunch you get from the raw radishes, and the cumin is such a great flavor with the avocado. Yield: 6-8 servings Ingredients: 1 small bundle of radishes (about…

Pan Fried Tofu with Sesame Hoisin Sauce

Tofu is a great alternative to meat. It marinates well, and takes on any flavor you cook it in. Tofu wonderful lightly pan fried and can be adapted in any cuisine. I love to add this with steamed broccoli and rice. Yield: 4 servings Ingredients:  1 (12 ounce) block of pressed firm or extra firm…

Vegan ”Crab” Cakes with Quinoa, Corn, and Yellow Peppers

These are a special treat I love to make for dinner, or even a sandwich for lunch. The artichoke hearts mixed with sweet corn and yellow bell peppers is a delight. Plus the quinoa adds a nice little crunch. Note: For the binder instead of using a real egg, make a flax egg by mixing 1…

Roasted Red Pepper Chickpea Salad Wraps

I love making wraps for lunch. There simple, easy to make, ready in minutes, and perfect for picnics! This chickpea salad is wonderful with the roasted red peppers. Adding the cashews make it rich and full of flavor. Vegan note: use an dairy-free mayonnaise found in most supermarkets. Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 4 tortillas (tomato,…

Mung Bean Hummus with Lentils and Turmeric

If you’ve never had mung beans before, I suggest you try them. They have a wonderful earthy flavor and when paired with lentils in this recipe you’ll keep coming back for more. I use this recipe with raw vegetables, roasted vegetables, sandwiches and wraps. For this recipe, I suggest you to soak the lentils and…

Vegan Tea Sandwiches with Cucumber, Radish, and Cream Cheese

I love fresh cucumbers and radishes in the Summertime. These sandwiches are so creamy, and fresh garden flavors make this perfect for a picnic in the park, or tea time with friends. Vegan note: Use a tofu-based cream cheese found at most super market and health food stores. Yield: 2 sandwiches  Ingredients: 4 slices of bread…

Vegan Baked Beans with Brown Sugar

Summertime is always filled with spending time outside. Picnics, barbecues, and gatherings with friends. This is a perfect dish everyone can enjoy; its vegetarian and vegan friendly. Navy beans, red beans, and sweet brown sugar make this a delightful treat. Yield: 12 servings Ingredients: 2 cans navy beans 1 can red beans or kidney beans…

Tofu Benedict with Sriracha Mayonnaise

On special occasions or on mornings when I want to treat myself, I love to make this dish.  It’s simple, easy, and so delicious! The turmeric spice has wonderful flavor and health benefits. Layered with spinach and spicy sriracha mayonnaise is a lovely combination.   Note: Dairy-free mayonnaise can be found at most supermarkets or health…

Quesadilla with Black Beans, Hominy, and Cilantro

Hominy is a wonderful ingredient that can be used in so many ways. I love to make these quesadillas. The black beans pair well with the hominy and I love using fresh cilantro. It’s healthy, filling, and oh so delicious. If you want a vegan version, go with a tofu based sour cream and cheeses….

Cinnamon Whole Wheat Pancakes

I love making pancakes in the morning, on weekends, or even for a quick dinner.  I like to make a batch of these and freeze them so I can have them at the ready when my craving hits. Then pop them in the toaster and pancakes are done! Yield: 16 pancakes Ingredients: 1 cup whole…

Smoothie Bowl with Blueberry, Banana, Coconut, and Cashews

Smoothie bowls are an excellent way to start the day! Fresh blueberries, creamy bananas and Greek yogurt with a touch of cinnamon. Topped with flax-seeds, oats, cashews, and shredded coconut. This smoothie bowl is my new go to breakfast go to! Note: Use a dairy-free yogurt and milk found at most supermarkets. Yield: 1 bowl…

Black Bean Burgers with Kale and Sunflower Seeds

I love making veggie burgers. This one is  loaded with healthy fiber and protein. Tastes amazing and is ready in just a few minutes! These are perfect at barbecues with friends or a nice dinner at home. Yield: 2 burgers Ingredients: ½ cup black beans ½ cup red kidney beans 1 tbsp. sunflower seeds 1…

Vegan Take Out: Sauteed Broccoli, Lentils, and Teriyaki Sauce

I love teriyaki sauce, and dressing it over fresh vegetables is so delicious. Making it yourself is easy, and this recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes! It’s a great meal when your in the mood for takeout, it’s healthy and easier on your wallet too! Yield: 2 servings Ingredients: 1 cup broccoli 1…

Peanut Butter Protein Bars with Rolled Oats and Chocolate Chips

Warm Peanut butter, whole rolled oats, and chocolate chips. These bars are a great to make on a cool day, and a special treat to enjoy anytime! Note: You can find vegan chocolate at health food supermarkets.  Yield:  8 servings Ingredients: 1 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy) 2/3 cup whole wheat flour ¼ cup…

Overnight Oatmeal with Cherries, Coconut, and Cinnamon

Cherries, coconut flakes, and a touch of cinnamon, this is one of my favorites to make. It just takes a few minutes to prepare the night before and in the morning, you’re ready to start the day with a filling healthy breakfast!  Yield:  1 serving Ingredients: ¼ cup whole rolled oats 2 tbsp. golden raisins ½…

Vegan Take Out: Pan Fried Tofu with Creamy Peanut Sauce and Udon Noodles

This peanut sauce is a little sweet and a little spicy, it’s so delicious over tofu and thick udon noodles. It’s become my new at home dinner when I’m craving take-out. Its healthy, protein packed, and full of flavor. Vegan note: Substitute the honey and use agave, maple syrup, or molasses. Yield: 3 servings Ingredients:…

Gloria’s Lentil Bolognese with Spaghetti

Growing up my Mom would make spaghetti once a week. It was always my favorite. I’d always help her stir the sauce. The smell of sweet tomatoes and pasta always takes me back to those memories with her. She worked hard, and always made dinner for us; myself, my brother, and my father.  We never…

Sweet Potato Burritos with Black Beans and Green Chilies

This is a great dish that’s filling and I love sweet potatoes with black beans. The diced green chilies give this a little heat. I also love to add scrambled eggs for breakfast burritos in the morning. It’s  also a great vegetarian and vegan friendly option that everyone can enjoy. Yield: 2 servings  Ingredients: 1…

Blueberry Avocado Toast

This is a great snack for breakfast, and a great vegan option that’s full of good fats, and flavor. The blueberries give some sweetness, and together with the creamy avocado is a wonderful combination.  Yield: 2 servings Ingredients: 4 slices of bread (any kind you like) 2 avocados,  pitted ¼ cup blueberries 1 roma tomato…