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January 18, 2018

Do you like to dip? lol! I love dipping some crunchy veggies in a good dip :) It's my favorite TV/movie snack. It's the easiest recipe, too. Sometimes I make this for dinner, just because it's so easy and I'm kind of impatient/eager to eat, haha! Just blend a few ingredients in a food processor, chop up some rainbow veggies and you are good to go! The dip is a cool purple color because of a super yummy food. Read below for the recipe.

three-bean dip

Ingredients:

1 15 oz can of 3 beans mix (garbanzos (chickpeas), kidney beans, pinto beans) 

1 small purple sweet yam seemed for 20 minutes or until cooked

1 1/2 tbs tahini

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp pink Himalayan salt (or to taste)

1 tbs olive oil

zest of 1/2 lime

juice of 1/2 lime

1/3 cup of water

Instructions: Blend all ingredients in a food processor until well combined. Chop up an assortment of rainbow veggies and dip away!

Now you can use any bean you have. For example, if you only want to use garbanzos, do just that! It'll be like a humm...

January 16, 2018

Hey ya'll! Do you guys like smoothies? I LOVE them! They are the easiest breakfast to make. Just put a few ingredients in a blender, and ta-da! These smoothies are refined-sugar free (naturally sweetened with fruit), dairy-free, gluten-free, and most importantly, delicious! I didn't have any store bought "milk", but I did have coconut flakes and almonds, and made a super tasty non-dairy milk in just a few seconds! At the very end of both recipes there is a note on how to make your own "milk". 

Let's get right into the recipes :)

 blueberry smoothie

Ingredients

1 c of blueberries

1 c of dairy-free milk

(I used coconut/almond milk)*

1 fuji apple (or any other apple, fuji apples are the sweetest!)

Instructions:

Blend all ingredients until well combined. To give it a marble look, take one tablespoon or two of milk or the other colored smoothie and pour it on the sides of your glass container and move it around with a spoon.

Strawberry smoothie

Ingredients:

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January 7, 2018

Hi ya'll! Hope you guys are having an amazing 2018 so far :) I made this birthday cake for my lovely sweet mami a week ago. Her birthday is on New Year's eve. Not only was this cake delicious, but it was gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and oh so tasty! Let's get right into the recipe ;)

blueberry coconut nice cream cake

Ingredients:

crust:

1 1/4 c raw cashews

1 c coconut flakes

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp maple syrup

pinch of pink Himalayan salt

filling:

1 3/4 c raw cashews

1 can of coconut milk

zest of some of lemon and lime peel

juice of 1 lemon

juice of 1 lime

3/4 c of maple syrup (more or less to taste)

pinch of pink himalayan salt

1/2 c melted coconut oil

purple/blue swirl:

save 1/3 of the filling and divide into 2 bowls (one bigger portion than the other)

blend 1 c of fresh blueberries with larger portion

mix a bit of blue spirulina to the smaller portion (optional), if you don't have spirulina, you can use any other fruit ;)

Instructions:

1. Crust: Blend the cashews in a high spee...

December 14, 2017

December...oh what a lovely month! Lots of celebrations including the holidays and both my parent's birthdays. A month to wrap up the year and get ready for a brand new year! A fresh start is always awesome :)

This past weekend, we celebrated my dad's birthday. He is the most selfless, giving man I know. His beautiful nature is so touching and I am very thankful and lucky to have him as a father. His cake turned out SO delicious! Ya'll got to try it ;)

I adapted a recipe I saw on a youtube video on the Wendy Williams show by chef Gesine Bullock-Prado (Sandra Bullock's sister). She had a mother that was vegan! This cake was so DELICIOUS!!! I'm still in awe on how moist it was. The flavors go so well with each other. It is gluten-free, dairy-free, and eggless. Vegan-friendly... oh yeah! Recipe below :)

chocolate cake with coconut cream and strawberries

Ingredients:

You will need to double this recipe if you want a 2 tier cake as shown in the pictur...

December 7, 2017

     Hey ya'll! A lot of you know that I have an OBSESSION with rainbows :) They are just so freaking amazing!! I'm fascinated by color and the way it stimulates our visual sense; color brightens everything.

     Nature brings vibrancy and color to our life! Fruits and veggies come in all different rainbow hues; what an amazing gift from our lovely God! It's fun eating beautifully arranged plant-based cuisines. I used to have at least one rainbow salad a week, and somehow I stopped making them. So I'd thought I'd change that and start by sharing one with you all this week. We all know salads are so very nutritious, but why not make it #artfullydelicious ;) Have fun in the kitchen and chop up colorful veggies in all sorts of ways. Then, eat it with this scrumptious lemon-tahini dressing! Recipe below.

Salads are the easiest things to prepare! Put some music on, get to chopping and always arrange food by color. If it isn...

November 30, 2017

Hi ya'll!! Welcome back :) Hope you guys had a lovely thanksgiving! So let's be honest ...who loves kale? and who cannot stand it? Well..if you don't like it, try this salad and you will not be disappointed. If you are crazy about sweets, you will LOVE this salad! The ingredients are all amazing by themselves (sweet potato, gala apple, pomegranate seeds, and pecans), but together with a creamy and delicious dressing, whew! your tastebuds will love ya! Scroll down for the recipes.

Oh and I can't forget to mention that there is a sale going on this website!! 15% off of any purchase over $50. Just type in "delicious" at check-out. Sale ends Friday (12/1/17)! Keep reading below to see some of the things I'm selling :)

First are the ingredients to the salad, then the recipe for the most delicious tahini dressing :) Let's jump right into it!

Sweet and Crunchy Kale Salad

This salad serve 2 (if serving as side salads) or 1, if you make it a meal ;)

Ingre...

November 19, 2017

Hi! Today's topic is one very dear to my heart! I got to visit Poplar Spring Farm Sanctuary located in Maryland. The farm is gorgeous and many rescued animals live there. This beautiful peacock shown above is just one of the amazing beings that reside there! Every year they have an event called "Thanksgiving with the turkeys". It is a huge vegan potluck, where anyone is welcome. Everyone brings a vegan dish and it is such a great time seeing and meeting all the animals. The turkeys, roosters, and hens, gather and are given a meal to enjoy. It's a good time! So next year, I'd love for you to join, ok?! :)

I believe everyone's diet is a personal decision and even if one eats meat, I totally respect it. I just want to share my experience with you, and maybe I can spark some interest in pursuing a vegan lifestyle by what motivated me to become vegan and why it is so important! I'll share some information at the end on why it makes so much sense to adopt this aw...

November 12, 2017

This bowl of goodness tastes like blueberry pie with a blast of coconut! So yummy and decadent, your belly will be filled for the whole morning. Oatmeal is such a versatile breakfast food! You can pretty much flavor it how ever you like and top it with any of your favorite flavors. 

Let's jump right into the recipe.

Blueberry coconut oatmeal bowl

Ingredients:

1 cup of old fashioned oats

1 can of coconut milk

1/2 c blueberries

toppings:

pomegranate seeds, raspberries,

blueberries, coconut flakes,

coconut sugar, apple slices

tip: add walnuts if you have some!

I ran out, but last time I made it, the walnuts gave it an extra touch!

Instructions:

1. Place oatmeal, milk, and blueberries in a small pot and heat over medium-high.

2. Once it bubbles, turn down to low and cook for another 5-7 minutes or so. Once cooked to your liking, crush the blueberries. All this purple glory will come out and your oatmeal will look royal ;)

3. Top with fruits and coconut sugar and enjoy!

serves 2

Enjoy and stay warm out th...

November 5, 2017

It finally feels like fall here in VA! The trees are gorgeous with all the beautiful foliage views. Breathtaking. Simply breathtaking! Ya'll know I like color, so in honor of autumn, I'll be sharing with you some juicy recipes with an ombre of beautiful fall colors :)

Beet Magic 

Let's start with one of my favorite juices!! A magenta-red fusion of sweetness ;)

Ingredients

-2 large beets

-5 apples 

-2 Bosc pears

-thumb of ginger

Instructions: 

place all ingredients in a juicer and that's it!

tip: sprinkle in some cinnamon and oh my goodness, your tastebuds will love ya even more! ;)

Get ready to taste some serious sweetness. It blows my mind every time I make this juice, lol! 

Tumeric Carrot Juice

Next, let's drink something orange-y. With no oranges, lol! It's potently nutritious with just 2 ingredients.

Ingredients:

-bag of carrots (5 lbs)

-thumb of tumeric

Instructions:

place ingredients in a juicer and that's it!

Get that beta-carotene and curcumin :) and enjoy that antioxidant benefit!

Orang...

October 30, 2017

How about treating yourself to delicious guilt-free pancakes?! You gotta! This is the easiest recipe you will ever come across for pancakes :) It's been all over Instagram for a long long time, and it is my go-to pancake recipe with just a few ingredients. It is gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar free! Can it get any better? Yes, because it has the most delicious fall fruit to top it off!! PERSIMMONS! Have you guys ever tried this fruit?! It's THE BOMB! For real. But of course you can top them off with any fruit you desire ;) Scroll down for the recipe.

 Made these below more than a year ago! It's somewhere in my Instagram account :)

Pumpkin-Pie Spice Pancakes

Ingredients:

1.5 c of oats    

1 cup of unsweetened almond milk

1 ripe banana

1 tsp of pumpkin-pie spice 

Instructions:

1. Grind oats into a flour consistency (I used a Nutri-bullet)

2. Mix in mashed banana, almond milk, and spice, until well combined.

3. Heat up a skillet and place a tin...

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