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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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Top Ramen Spaghetti Squash

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I know it has been a while since I last blogged. Work has been chaotic to say the least. Anyway let me move on to today’s recipe. I made spaghetti squash ramen noodle style. I don’t know if many of you are familiar with ramen noodles. The highly processed noodles that come with a high sodium packet of msg flavoring. They aren’t particularly good but they are quick and affordable which makes them the go to meal of choice for college students and people on a budget. Well I figured out a way to have healthier version of these noodles. I am begging your pardon in advance regarding pictures. I managed to snag a couple of photos with my phone before scarfing down everything on my lunch break. For the recipe click here. Continue reading


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Strawberry Coconut Cashew Cream Oatmeal

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I remember when I was growing up how my mother used to force me to eat my oatmeal before going to school. I never liked oatmeal as a child and truth be told I don’t like it too much now that I am an adult. However, I realize that it is one of those good for you foods. So in keeping with my mother’s ways, I am still forcing myself to eat oatmeal in the morning. Only it is much easier to eat now because I add things to my oatmeal that make it much more palatable. Surprisingly oatmeal is a very versatile dish. It can be savory or sweet depending on the ingredients you add to it. If you want to know how I reinvented my oatmeal, click here to find out more. Continue reading


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Virtual Vegan Potluck -“Crab” and Artichoke Hummus

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This post is part of the 2013 Virtual Vegan Potluck of which I am a proud participant. Please check out the other yummy recipes that are also part of this year’s potluck by clicking the forward and backwards links below the recipe post. In the meantime, click here to check out the recipe for this hummus. 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


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Vegan African Stew “Chicken”

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 This is one of those quick and easy dishes that my mother used to make when I was growing up. Only she used real chicken. I recreated it as a vegan version. Same great taste without harming innocent chickens. Click to find out the recipe. Continue reading


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Raw Kale and Cous Cous Salad

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I got this wonderful recipe from Nubia Sutton’s Youtube vlog. Unfortunately, she no longer keeps the video posted because Couscous may be a problem for those who have trouble digesting gluten. But feel free to click on the video above and revel in the awesomeness that is Nubia Sutton (womb priestess, raw foodist, and holistic practitioner)

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Beans Beans They’re Good For Your Heart- Black Bean Soup With Dumplings

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I will admit a slightly dark secret to you that even my mother never knew. Years ago when I was a high school student, I played hooky from school for an entire day. No, I wasn’t mischief making or running the streets with boys.  I spent the day with a friend at her home in Brooklyn. We cooked good food and watched soaps all day. For two young ladies with siblings and strict parents this was immense fun. Just to be able to stay home and enjoy good food without the threat of homework, chores, or bothersome little brothers was bliss. On that day this soup was born. My friend whose background is Haitian made this soup for us to enjoy along with some other treats that I can no longer recall. Her version had bits of turkey meat in it, but it is even tastier without the turkey in it. Click here for the recipe. Continue reading