Traditional, almost vegan, Sopa Azteca (Tortilla Soup)

One of my resolutions for 2018 is to start blogging again – I can’t believe it’s almost been a year since my last entry!  And while I haven’t been writing about food, I sure have been cooking and have gathered some great recipes in this past year to share. I recently moved with my family…

Vegan Salted Caramel

Salted caramel is one of my weaknesses, and one of the reasons I cannot claim to be 100% vegan (along with an ever-lasting love for cheese).  I never really knew what went into making it, and after doing some research, it turns out it’s loaded with cream and butter. While doing that research, I also…

Homemade Berry Sauce

This is a simple, delicious and healthy sauce that you can add to any sweet breakfast dish, such as French toast, pancakes, waffles or crepes.  All you do is throw a bag or two of frozen berries of choice (I like a mix of blueberries and raspberries) into a small pot, and coat with about a…

Chori-tacos

These are the BEST tacos.  You may not believe me because of the pineapple, but that is the key to what makes these amazing.  I would have never thought to add pineapple to tacos but it was my husband’s idea, to replicate tacos al pastor, a popular taco you can find all over in Mexico…

Sesame Soba Noodles

It’s funny how often times the simplest recipes are the best.  This is one of those – the sauce has three ingredients and it is a crowd-pleaser, and a picky eater kid-pleaser every time.  My sister-in-law introduced me to the recipe that inspired this dish, from Nava Atlas’ book The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet.  This book is…

Mexican Black Bean Soup

From looking at this picture you wouldn’t think there were any black beans in this soup, but they are there, beneath all the jalapeño, cilantro and avocado goodness.

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 –…