Grapefruit-cucumber-quinoa salad [GF]

I have been seeing myself as a vegan-with-cheese, but I wanted to give a go at going full vegan, so I purchased the Vegan Reset meal plan, which started August 1st, 2016. The recipes yield large portions, so I haven’t done all of them. I’m basically picking and choosing. And I happened to have had friends…

Ezechiel bread

I love bread. I think I said it before but it’s kind of a big deal for me. French = bread+wine+cheese (although my dear father begs to differ about that 3rd one. His loss!) In my search for healthy, home-made alternatives, I discovered Ezechiel bread. This prompted me to buy a hand-cranked mill. Which in turn prompted my personal craze…

The easiest vegan panna cotta [GF]

This is such an easy and delicious dessert – vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free… Perfect to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth! It has a velvety, tasty creamy texture that melts in the mouth. The amount of thickener used ensures a texture more on the softer side – if you like your panna cotta firmer, increase the amount of agar,…

Maple-sriracha roasted cauliflower [GF]

An easy, quick and no fuss side-dish, that can be done either with a fresh or frozen florets. This recipe seems very simple and not that exciting on paper – but once you’ve tried it, you’ll never look at cauliflower the same way again! You’ll actually crave it!!! Ingredients: 1 head cauliflower (or 1 bag frozen florets)…

Simple banana-oats breakfast cookies [GF]

Cookies for breakfast! What could be better? The fact that they’re ready in 20 minutes tops! 2 bananas yield about 19 cookies, at 1 heaping TBSP batter each Ingredients: 2 old bananas – the darker, the better because the sweeter! 1/4c ground flax (I ground 1/4c of whole seeds and it works just fine) 1c…

Of commitment, love and relationships.

I spend a lot of time thinking about relationships and how to make them work. I stumbled upon this NYT article at the end of May and below is a summary of the nuggets it contains as a reflection about commitment, love and relationships. Nobody’s perfect. We only seem normal to those who don’t know us very well. The problem is that before…

Chocolate chip cookie dough balls [GF]

O.MG! These are vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and sinful! Besides, anything Mary likes is a double whammy win in my book! Just disregard how rich they are because, they taste like hey-I’m-just-gonna-have-one-more-or-two-or-what-the-heck-I’ll-have-a-third-one-thank-you-very-much! You want to double the amount you’re making, right now. Trust me on that one. Ingredients: 1/2 c almond butter 1/4 c +3 TBSP maple syrup 3…

Fluffy oats pancakes [GF]

These can be ready within 30 minutes! You wake up, crave pancakes, and bam! Before you know it, they’re on your plate! Yields about 8 pancakes, at 1/3c batter each, Ingredients: 2c oats flour (ground rolled oats in a food processor) 2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 TBSP flax meal…

The best vegan meatballs everrrr!

OK, these are good. These are so good. You can eat them hot or cold. As is or with any sauce. So good! Inspired by Yupitsvegan’s recipe. Ingredients: 1 x15oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained* 1/2c raw almonds* 1/4c each raw walnuts + cashews* 1 onion, diced 2-3 cloves garlic 1 tsp mustard 1 TBSP nutritional…

Spicy golden latte

A soothing and immune boosting drink, and a great substitute for coffee! Ingredients: 1c almond milk 1/4 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp cinnamon (Ceylon preferably, rather than Cassia: it will not thicken your drink as much, plus it’s supposed to be healthier) 1/8 tsp ginger powder pinch black, pinch cayenne pepper 1 tsp maple syrup Directions:…