Home-made Beans

I make most of my beans from scratch. This is partly because they just taste better that way, partly because it saves us all kinds of money, and majorly because I want to avoid BPA by all means necessary, and many bean cans are coated with the stuff. Once you get used to making them from…

Cashew Cream

This is an amazing substitute for any time you need cream – sour cream, Mexican crema or even crème fraîche.  When making crema or sour cream, I leave out the agave, and when making crème fraîche, I use the agave but leave out the lime and salt.  This recipe comes from Viva Vegan, a great cookbook…

Eggplant, Tomato and Pesto Pacceri

This recipe was inspired from my favorite pasta dish at my all-time favorite Italian restaurant in New York, Aurora.  Every time I go there I order the same thing because it’s that good. Pacceri is a unique type of pasta and really gives this dish a special something, but if you cannot find it you can use any…

Molletes

This is my no-brainer go-to dish; they are easy to make, delicious and everybody always loves them.  Molletes are usually served for breakfast in Mexico, but I could eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. RECIPE: 1 french baguette (or if you have a Latin bakery near you, 2-4 bolillos) Cheese – good ones for this…

Ethiopian Black-Eyed Peas with Coconut Milk

I found this recipe in one of the many food magazines I read, when I was looking for ideas for Thanksgiving last year.  This is from Marcus Samuelsson (so you know it’s going to be good), from his own Thanksgiving menu.

Cheezy Broccoli Soup

I adapted this recipe from my favorite vegan cookbook, Isa Does it.  I almost didn’t try it because I already had what I thought was the best vegan broccoli soup recipe.  But I’m sure glad I did.  It is delicious and all the ingredients are good for you.  No fake cheese and no real cheese –…

Banana “Ice Cream”

I have been hearing for some time about frozen bananas turning into “ice cream” when thrown into a food processor, but I never really believed it before.  That sounded too good to be true …No added sugar?  No other ingredients?  But, now that I have tried it for myself, I am all in.  It is amazing!  All you need…