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…

Winter Citrus, Beet and Avocado Salad

I love naturally sweet and colorful foods, including this homemade salad! Ingredients: 1 grapefruit (peeled and sliced crosswise) 1 orange (peeled and sliced crosswise) 4 precooked beets (I used Love Beets) 6 ciliegine (mini mozzarella balls, sliced in half) handful of fresh basil, thinly sliced freshly grated Himalayan pink sea salt (regular sea salt is fine…

Banana Flambé Chia Seed Pudding

This chia seed pudding is B-A-N-A-N-A-S I found my new favorite health dessert in this Banana Flambé chia seed pudding (ate it for breakfast today though because life is short! And it’s healthy 😛 ) Here are the deets: Chia pudding Frozen blueberries caramelized bananas Drizzle of maple syrup Add layers and enjoy!

Basic Chia Seed Pudding

Makes 4 servings. Ingredients: 1/2 cup chia seeds 2 cup milk, kefir (probiotic yogurt drink) or milk substitute (almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk, soy milk) 2 tbsp maple syrup, date syrup, honey (or 1 packet of stevia) 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon Cover and chill for at least six hours or…

Red Berry Oatmeal

Nothing screams Valentine’s Day like chocolate, so I figured, why not add it to my breakfast oatmeal this Valentine’s Day? Chocolate in warm oats is such a treat, especially since the chocolate melts and makes oatmeal taste like warm cookie dough. Plus, when I have chocolate in the morning, it tends to satisfy my chocolate…

Golden Whole Roasted Cauliflower

I live for whole roasted cauliflower, and decided to make my own homemade version! I couldn’t wait to use shawarma seasoning I recently purchased from the holy land, and thought this would be the perfect recipe to include it in. Excuse me for not waiting to take a picture until after I had already eaten…

Vegetable Tagine

It hasn’t even been a week since I’ve left Morocco, and I’ve already started craving tagine! I made my own homemade version yesterday, and it was simply delicious. While this recipe is not traditional (ex: tagine is called tagine because of the cookware it is made in, and I don’t have this at home), it…

Foods of Israel Tour

During my recent trip to Israel, I did a four day extension Birthright extension program called Foods of Israel. Through this program I got to explore the melting pot of Israeli cuisine alongside peers from North and Latin America. The trip was a whirlwind of smells, sights and adventure, and I wanted to share my…