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Category: Vegetarian

Vegetarian Taco Salad

Vegetarian Taco Salad

This easy Vegetarian Taco Salad recipe is a great way to enjoy your favorite tacos while helping you get in more greens. Made with corn tortillas, cheese, amaranth, and sunflower seeds. I love when salads like this Vegetarian Taco Salad recipe are filling enough to […]

Paleo Cauliflower Rice

Paleo Cauliflower Rice

This Paleo Cauliflower Rice makes a great low carb, grain free alternative for rice. Made with cauliflower, roasted sweet potatoes and kale makes a great side dish that pairs nicely with meat, fish or tofu. As someone who has studied nutrition for over 8 years […]

Vegan Brie Cheese

Vegan Brie Cheese

This Vegan Brie Cheese is surprisingly similar to the real thing. And very easy to prepare. you can also give it your own spin by adding any herbs or spice for a different flavor. Serve with with crackers, fresh baguette, fresh fruit or have fun coming up with your own delicious toppings.

To make the cheese you can choose any nuts for the base. I chose cashews for this recipe but feel free to try with any other nuts or seeds. And then for the extra flavor, I used parsley and coriander but other great flavors could be truffles shavings or peppercorns.

I have prepared this Vegan Brie Cheese a couple of times when we have friends for dinner as an appetizer and people are always very impressed by the fact it is vegan and dairy free. If you enjoy savory sweet dishes like me you can add toasted pecans and maple syrup as toppings. Simply bake pecans in the oven for about 10 minutes until toasted and fragrant and sprinkle over cheese. Heat a saucepan over medium high and bring the maple syrup to a boil add 1 tablespoon of raw brown sugar and combine. Simmer for 1 to 2 minutes and drizzle over cheese.

Vegan Brie Cheese

November 13, 2018
: 8-10 servings
: easy

This Vegan Brie Cheese is a great dairy free alternative.Simply blend a little oil with water and your base (nuts, seeds, veggies or even white beans), simmer and shape.

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Ingredients
  • 2 cups raw cashews, soaked for 8 hours
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbps. unflavor coconut oil r
  • 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp. coriander
  • 2 tbsp. minced parsley
  • pinch of salt
Directions
  • Step 1 Drain the soaked cashews and add them to the jar of your blender or food processor along with the water, nutritional yeast and salt. Blend into a smooth mass.
  • Step 2 Using a cheesecloth drain your cashew mix.
  • Step 3 Transfer cashew mix into a round bowl and cover it with plastic wrap. Pour the cheese mixture into the mold. Cover and put the cheese into the fridge for 8 to 16 hours so it can firm up.
  • Step 4 Once the cheese is set, carefully peel away the plastic wrap and serve with crackers.
Healthy Vegan Tofu Crumble Tacos

Healthy Vegan Tofu Crumble Tacos

These Healthy Vegan Tofu Crumble Tacos are one of my favorite Meatless Monday recipes. They are spicy, brittle, delicious and actually good for you (no fried stuff). Being a Health Coach and daily yoga practicioner people commonly ask me if I am vegan. The answer […]

Healthy Tofu Bowl with Cauliflower Rice

Healthy Tofu Bowl with Cauliflower Rice

This Healthy Tofu Bowl with Cauliflower Rice is gluten-free vegan and paleo friendly. You can make the cauliflower rice and tofu over the weekend and just assemble everything together when it is time for dinner. If you are like most parents you probably think you […]

Vegan Tacos Soy Free Recipe

Vegan Tacos Soy Free Recipe

These convenient vegan tacos are perfect for your next  Meatless Monday. I love that they are soy-free, so you don’t have to use tofu or processed meat substitutes.

Vegan Tacos Soy free Recipe

October 25, 2018
: 4 tacos
: easy

These vegetarian bean tacos, lightly spiced with cumin and smoked paprika.

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Ingredients
  • ½ can of ground beans
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • ½ paprika
  • 3 carrots cooked and grated
  • 1 cooked and grated zucchini
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • ½ avocado
  • ¼ cup panela cheese
Directions
  • Step 1 Preheat the oven to 175 C.
  • Step 2 Spread each tortilla with tone tbsp of beans. Add the vegetables and roll the tortillas to form tacos.
  • Step 3 Place in the oven for 10-15 min until golden brown. Make sure you turn the tacos.
  • Step 4 Serve with fresh cheese and avocado.
Healthy Asian Soba Noodle Salad

Healthy Asian Soba Noodle Salad

This Healthy Asian Soba Noodle Salad works perfectly as a side dish or light lunch. Soba noodles are gluten-free, low in calories and high in fiber which makes them a perfect alternative to regular pasta. Thai food has always been one of my favorite foods. I […]

Mushroom Soup

Mushroom Soup

If you are trying to have a healthier lifestyle this delicious mushroom soup is perfect for you, ideal for craving and eating healthier, just follow this recipe and delight your palate.

Mexican Quinoa Recipe

Mexican Quinoa Recipe

I am pretty sure you have already tried quinoa or at least have heard about it; but in case you don´t know what it is, quinoa is a superfood native from Peru.
Quinoa is well known for being a complete food, high in fiber and gluten free, making it ideal for people with celiac disease. Incan people use to call it “the mother of all grains ” no wonder why.
There are plenty of ways you can prepare quinoa. Below I have shared one of my favorite ways of cooking it. Not only is this recipe full of flavor but it is also pretty easy and fast to prepare, making it ideal for when you don’t have a lot of time to cook.

Mexican Quinoa Recipe

October 15, 2018
: easy

Mexican quinoa with pico de gallo and jchilies makes a great side dish or an healthy, meatless monday dish.

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Ingredients
  • ½ cup of cooked quinoa
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • ½ chopped pumpkin
  • ½ finely chopped jalapeno
Directions
  • Step 1 Prepare quinoa according to the instructions.
  • Step 2 Once the quinoa is ready add the rest of the ingredients and combine. Enjoy.
Lentil Tacos

Lentil Tacos

Quick, easy and healthy lentil tacos are one of my favorite to go plant-based recipes. One request I often get is for more plant-based meal ideas. I am so happy when I hear people request vegetarian recipes. And no if you constantly read my blog […]