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Kid Approved Mixed Grains

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes I’ve been posting so many treats lately: cupcakes, cookies, pancakes, etc. I’ve been on a real chocolate roll. Honestly, our day to day life is very healthy. The recipes I’ve posted are definitely worth trying, but they are treats. We have them once in awhile; for a[…]

Vegan Birthday Cupcakes with Vegan Nutella Frosting

Vegan Birthday Cupcakes with Vegan Nutella Frosting

Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes I have to confess I have never made birthday cupcakes.  I’ve baked bread, cookies, rolls and muffins; but never birthday cupcakes.  For my mother-in-law’s birthday two weeks ago, I ordered mini cupcakes from a  fancy specialty vegan and gluten free bakery.  The cupcakes looked beautiful. Unfortunately, nobody liked them.[…]

Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 12 minutes   I feel an obligation to share this recipe. It’s my new tried–and–true cookie recipe. I’ve made these so many times this last month. I made them for potlucks, for my husband to take to work, and for Memorial Day weekend. The first time I baked these,[…]

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Vegan Chocolate Chip Pancakes

                Yields 6 pancakes Ingredients: 1 cup 100% Organic all-purpose flour 2 Tsp. baking powder 1/8 tsp. salt 1 tsp. organic vanilla extract ½ Tbsp. organic agave nectar 1 cup non-dairy milk 2 Tbsp. Nutiva organic buttery coconut oil ½ cup Equal Exchange semi-sweet organic chocolate chips Directions:[…]

Bol Vegano

Bol Vegano

Ingredientes: Quínoa cocido Garbanzos cocidos Zanahoria rallada Repollo rallado Aguacate en cubitos Cebolla picada Hummus   Arroz integral cocido   Procedimiento: Poner ½ taza de arroz banco cocido (integral si prefiere) en el fondo del bol. Agregar dos cucharadas de cada uno de los ingredients (jugando con los colores de los alimentos, dejando el hummus[…]

tropical green juice

Tropical Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie Ingredients: ½ cup fresh grapefruit juice 1 cup baby spinach 1 large apple, cored and roughly chopped 1 cup green tea 1 cup frozen mango ¼ cup fresh mint leaves ½ tablespoon virgin coconut oil (optional) ice cubes, as needed   Directions: Brew a cup of green tea. Let it cool and transfer[…]

pesto

Vegan Pesto

Ingredients: 3 cups of fresh organic  basil leaves 3 tbsp crushed garlic  1 cup pine nuts ½ Cup extra virgin olive oil ¼ Cup of nutritional yeast 1 tsp of salt 1 tsp. Pepper   Directions: Place fresh basil leaves and pine nuts into food processor and pulse several times. Add garlic and nutritional yeast and[…]

vegan ice cream

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

You may find it hard to believe that such a simple recipe can result in such a delicious, creamy, indulgent treat, but it’s not. This recipe is the real deal. (Unlike some vegan “desserts” I’ve tried in the past). It has no strange ingredients and of course, no eggs or dairy. I was curious to[…]