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Grown & Sexy Vegan Cheese Steak Sandwich

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Strange as it may seem, sometimes I think of food as a person. I know that it is kind of weird but stick with me and I will get to my point. The particular food I was wondering about was the Philly Cheese Steak. There are so many versions of the cheese steak out there. Don’t even get me started on who supposedly makes the best cheese steak. I have seen versions made with Steak-umm, ground beef, and worst yet cheese whiz.
So I started wondering what if the cheese steak was more mature, more cultured, and health conscious. I believe I came up with a vegan cheese steak that personifies all of these characteristics. I present to you the Grown & Sexy Cheesesteak. It is grown because it healthy with a taste that appeals to grown folks and it is sexy because it is still delicious. Click here to view the recipe. Continue reading

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Jackfruit -Pulled “Pork” Sandwich

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While I have enjoyed being off work due to the multiple snow days this winter the truth is that I am ready for summer. I am ready for sunny days, warm nights, lighter clothing and of course barbecue. I am unable to work any magic as far as the weather is concerned but I settled for fooling my stomach by making this delicious and savory barbecue jackfruit sandwich. It is smoky and sweet from the barbecue sauce but zesty and spicy from the guacamole. Click here for the recipe. Continue reading


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Caribbean “Tuna” Sandwich

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In looking for something for today’s post I drew inspiration from Chris at www.caribbeanpot.com. Although he sometimes features vegetarian recipes, his website is definitely a carnivore food blog. However, I find a lot of his dishes are easy to customize for a vegan diet. Last week his Caribbean tuna sandwich gave me instant hunger pangs. I vowed to make it for lunch one day soon. It was definitely worth the wait. Continue reading


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Orzo Salad

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Happy New Year! I initially planned to start this year’s post with the obligatory black eyed peas recipe but I forgot to purchase black eyed peas when I went grocery shopping. Perhaps I will get around to posting that recipe soon. Anyway, one thing I want to do most this year is be more efficient with my time. I am examining all the areas in my life where I can manage my time more effectively and leave myself open to do more of the things that hold my interest. One of the areas I want to implement this goal is by planning ahead for my week with meal plans, easy recipes, and etc… Also, I want to make the most of the food I have on hand. That is how this Orzo Salad came about. It is quick, easy, and delicious. Click here to find out the recipe. Continue reading


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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