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Peruvian “Chicken” Stuffed Avocado

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I used to frequent this Peruvian restaurant in the Bronx with super nice owners and delicious food. It was just the sort of place to pop into on a Saturday evening to watch a soccer match, enjoy the company of friends and eat delicious Peruvian cuisine. There are so many dishes that I miss from that restaurant but one that comes to mind the most is the stuffed avocados. I decided to recreate the dish with my own spin by using more colorful items (like heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers) to feed the eye as well as the stomach. This dish is great for a light lunch or an early supper. Click here to get the recipe. Continue reading


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Vegan Kyinkyinga/Suya -Ghanaian Kebab

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Kyinkyinga (pronounced chin-chin-ga) is a popular street food in Ghana. It is also referred to by the name Suya. Kyinkyinga is basically a shish kebab but it is made with different spices. It is usually prepared on the grill and sold by street vendors or local chop bars. However, it was a special occasion type of food in my house. My mother mostly made Suya on holidays and for family parties.

It is typically made using lamb, liver, beef, or goat meat chunks. On Thanksgiving, I decided to recreate a vegan version of this holiday dish. I am pleased to tell you that I was successful in this mission. Click here to feast on this spicy delight. Continue reading


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Virtual Vegan Potluck- Fried Eggplant Lasagna

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So here is my recipe for Virtual Vegan Potluck. I so enjoyed participating in the last potluck that I signed up to do it again. Be sure to start at the beginning of the potluck by going to Virtual Vegan Potluck.This recipe is not for the faint of heart. It is cheezy, rich, and takes hours to make. I came up with this recipe years ago when trying to come up with an idea for a work potluck event.

I have since veganized it and much to my surprise, it tastes even better than the non-vegan version. Plus you won’t feel full and bloated the way you do with regular cheese lasagna. I think it goes without saying that this dish is to be eaten with moderation but the special people in your life will never cease to thank you for making this for them. Click here to find out the recipe. Continue reading


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Hearty Healthy Pasta

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I know it has been a long time since my last post. While work was busy the silence was mainly because I wasn’t feeling inspired and that translated to my cooking. I had a lot of blah sort of meals but fear not, I found my inspiration just in time for Virtual Vegan Potluck. I actually found this recipe in my photo archives. This is another one of my quick and easy dishes. Click here for the recipe. Continue reading


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Cheezy Baked Potato Soup

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We are well into the fall season. I find that this is the time I start to crave more savory but not necessarily filling foods. In this case I wanted all the flavors of a baked potato but not the density of it in my belly. I felt like this soup was a great compromise for me because I got to enjoy the baked potato but I didn’t feel the need to take a nap after eating. The flavor is creamy, cheezy, and soothing like a cozy blanket. Yes, you read that correctly. I can’t be the only person who thinks certain foods reminds them of cozy bed linens…LOL

Anyway, click here to find out the recipe for this soup.

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Overnight Oats, Bananas and Figs. Oh My!

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Okay, I admit it. I am late to the overnight oats party. So many food blogs have been raving about overnight oats and I didn’t get what all the hype was about until I tried it. One night I was rushing around prepping for the next work day and I decided that I didn’t want to miss my bed time due to cooking oatmeal for the next morning’s breakfast. I decided spur of the moment to try the overnight oats and see what all the buzz was about. Well let me just tell you that I am now on trend when it comes to prepping my oatmeal. Click here to see what I did with this overnight sensation.

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Southwest Pasta

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Here is a dish that tastes like you put in a lot of effort even though we all know the truth…LOL I think any working person can relate to coming home and feeling frazzled when thinking about preparing dinner. This a great meal to make using items you probably already have on hand. It is a great recipe for busy moms looking to prepare a meatless meal the kids will enjoy. Click here to see the recipe. Continue reading


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The Vegan Kat’s Panzanella Salad

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I had all of this leftover bread from making the french toast in the last post. Luckily, I came across Vegan Kat’s recipe for Panzanella (bread salad). It was an excellent use for the left over bread and the taste is amazing.  Please click here to get the recipe and find other delicious recipes on her blog.


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Coconut French Toast

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Okay…If you have figured it out by now, I have a thing for coconuts. I love coconuts and I can’t get enough of them. My love affair with coconuts started when my grandmother made me coconut juice and other treats from the coconut tree in her yard.

My mother used to make amazing french toast. I was missing my mother’s french toast. Feeling inspired by my mother and grandmother, I made my mother’s french toast recipe and put my own spin on it. So click here to see how I used coconuts in this breakfast dish. Continue reading