Fresh Spring Rolls

FRESH SPRING 🌺ROLLS, the perfect seasonal snack! I found rice paper at Whole foods (they even have a brown rice paper option). Here’s how I made it: Spring Roll Ingredients: Fruit of choice (sliced mango, sliced strawberry or blackberries) alfalfa sprouts chopped cilantro (optional since there are plenty of people averse to it) chopped mint chopped…

Plantain Bread

Friendly to many diets (Paleo, gluten-free, kosher, nut free), this delicious plantain bread is worth a try! This recipe is from from @starinfinitefood on instagram. I doubled her recipe to make a larger loaf (so loaf if tall enough to have slices for sandwiches). Best served warm with butter! Ingredients: 2 large plantains (yellow/brown) 4…

Southwestern Tacos with Lentil Walnut Meat

Made these southwestern tacos after making this recipe of Lentil Walnut meat from Vegan Heaven. The lentil walnut meat was a hit, even with my carnivorous family members! I love this lentil walnut meat recipe because it is versatile to cook with and is healthy and delicious.  Feel free to make your own revisions based on…

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This recipe from Rachel Mansfield contains my favorite combination of ingredients: bananas, chocolate and nut butter. If you are allergic to nuts, you can use a nut-free butter to substitute for nut butter. Even though this recipe can be paleo-friendly, nothing about the taste of this recipe screams healthy dessert! In fact, this is definitely…

DIY Spring Rolls

The perfect healthy snack/appetizer that’s great for guests! Only made this DIY because I didn’t know what my guests wanted inside their spring rolls. I wanted to make these with rice paper, but because my local grocery store didn’t have them (calling you out Publix), I decided to make these spring rolls lettuce wraps using…

Chocolate Dipped Frozen Banana Bites

The perfect snack and/or dessert to have in your freezer when you are craving something sweet! I’m not normally a huge fan of healthy substitutes for desserts, especially when it comes to ice cream. Frozen bananas are the exception though! I actually like banana nice cream better than banana flavored ice cream! Plus, this dessert…

How to make black beans from scratch

Black beans are an amazing addition to any latin recipe, and are one of my favorite vegan/vegetarian protein sources. Cooking a homemade version makes you appreciate how much time goes into this staple food in latin cuisine. Plus, it’s healthier when it is made it home because your black beans will have less sodium and…

Sweet Potato Arepas

Before I moved to Miami, I didn’t even know what an arepa was. Boy was this gringa missing out! Arepas are made of corn flour and can be topped or filled with your favorite ingredients. Plus, this dish is great for vegetarians like myself because you can ask for it without meat, and often you…

Healthy Mashed Potato

Did you know that potatoes are actually good for you? When I think of healthy food, potatoes definitely don’t come to mind. Recently, I volunteered with Wellness in the Schools, a nonprofit organization that “teaches kids healthy habits to learn and live better”. I volunteered with a cooking lab at a school at Miami Dade,…

Black Bean Dip with Beet Crackers

“Beans beans good for your heart the more you eat the more you fart…” Anyone else used to sing this rhyme in elementary school? Likely because of this rhyme, I’ve always associated beans with causing gas, and was afraid to eat too many of them for this reason. As a vegetarian this was problematic, as…