One day a few months ago I decided that I wanted vegan nachos, and pretty much threw together a recipe as I went along. I had made vegan nachos before, but these were different. I wasn’t sure how well that would turn out, but they tasted so amazing! I decided to do a recipe video for them, and although the photo & video do not do these nachos justice, let me tell you – they are delicious and extremely filling![Read more…]
So, I tried to make baked tostones, but I sliced them too thin and didn’t mash them, so I ended up with plantain chips! Still delicious, but very different from the original tostones. Plantains look like bananas and are in the same family, but do not contain as much sugar and are not eaten raw like bananas. When cooked, however, they are delicious! These plantain chips are crunchy, slightly browned, with a thin coat of olive oil and salt, and go great with guacamole!!
Even though it’s warm and sunny today where I live and I’m wearing shorts and a tank top, it’s technically winter and I wanted to post a recipe that has winter vibes ☕️
I’ve been making a lot of chocolate chip cookies lately and wanted to mix it up a little. So I took the same basic batter I use for that recipe, incorporated apple, and made some delicious muffins that taste and smell like apple pie! The best part about it is that when you’re preparing the apple mixture on the stove, your house will smell like an apple cinnamon candle! These muffins are really filling, too, because they have healthier ingredients than your typical muffins. They are great for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or even dessert!
Awhile back, like an entire year ago, RawSpiceBar sent me a free 3-pack of their spices. One of them was a packet called German Gingerbread, which contained a mixture of ginger, coriander, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, black peppercorns, cloves, mace, and star anise. I had been wanting to use the spices, and decided to add a little bit to my regular chocolate chip cookie recipe. I figured they would probably be delicious or disgusting.
Luckily, they turned out delicious! The Gingerbread Spices add a little kick to the traditional recipe, and also give them a warm, wintry, holiday feel. Not to mention, they have a soft, chewy texture with just a bit of crunch around the edges. If you want to try something different, these “Spicy” Double Chocolate Chip Cookies will do the trick! Oh, and they’re healthy!
Homemade Almond Butter has become a staple in my house. I make it about once every week or two, and it’s cheaper and much tastier than buying it at the store! This almond butter tastes perfect with sliced apples, on a sandwich with banana, or even as a sauce on dark chocolate – yum! And I have a couple of secret tips to make sure each batch always comes out delicious!