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Review: Numi Garden Sampler Savory Teas

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Whew! It has been forever and a day since I last posted here. I took on more duties at work and have returned home each evening too drained to even contemplate posting on the blog. Also, since the season changed I haven’t really had much of an appetite. I have either eaten things I already blogged about or I had vegan pizzas and Chinese take-out.

In the meantime let me share this review with you. I have really enjoyed these Numi Garden Sampler Savory Teas. You wouldn’t think tea flavors like broccoli cilantro, tomato mint, and carrot curry would be tasty as a tea but you are wrong. They are delicious. Click here to read the review. Continue reading


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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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Review: Tumeric Elixir of Life- Vegan Elixir

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I was doing my grocery shopping yesterday when I noticed this bottle of Tumeric Elixir of Life. It is a cold pressed drink that uses the benefits of turmeric along with some other spices to make a refreshing beverage. The company refers to these drinks as yoga in a bottle.

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I made the purchase. I have had turmeric several times as a food spice, encapsulated, and in teas as a cold remedy. In all of those experiences, I can’t say that I have grown to love the taste of turmeric. To find more about this elixir click here. 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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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