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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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Stuffed Lettuce Wraps

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Sometimes walking into the kitchen in a state of hunger can be a good thing. It allows you to make almost genius creations out of leftovers. This dish almost looks like it took a lot of effort but it is rather simple to make. Click here for the recipe. Continue reading


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Curried Chickpeas and Kale

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I still had an additional package of chickpeas left over from Virtual Vegan Potluck. I already made tuna and hummus out of chickpeas so what is left? Curried chickpeas and kale of course! This in my opinion is one of those build-able dishes. You can add potatoes and turn it into a filling for roti (ie: dosas) or you can add it to rice and wrap it in a collard leaf for a unique tasting burrito. The possibilities are just about endless.  Click here to find out the details for this tasty dish. Continue reading


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Moqueca-Brazilian “Fish” Stew Recipe

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Prior to becoming vegan I tried this Afro-Brazilian dish and was blown away by the flavor. It is light and clean from the coconut milk and cilantro yet soulful and delicious because of the palm oil flavor. I knew instantly that this was a dish I wanted to replicate as a vegan. Besides I already had all of the ingredients, so there was nothing standing in my way. I made the Moqueca and served it atop whole wheat Israeli Couscous. Click to find out the recipe. Continue reading