Monthly Archives: December 2017

The fruit that vegans are using as meat

I saw a video on Instagram where a man was making vegan tacos. The “meat” looked like shredded pork, and he said he fooled his Hispanic family into thinking he was serving authentic pork tacos. I wanted to try it so I bought a can of unripe jackfruit from Trader Joes, as suggested. The ripe […]

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Healthy Vegan Chocolate & Peanut Butter Fudge

Healthy fudge?! Yep, and it’s delicious and really easy to make, with no cooking needed.  I finished eating the entire batch in 24 hours. For the topping: 2 tablespoons roasted peanuts, unsalted or salted 2 tablespoons toasted, unsweetened coconut flakes For the fudge: 9 medjool dates, pitted and torn in half 3 tablespoons creamy, unsalted […]

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Pasta and Meat Sauce remake: now gluten-free & vegan

I enjoy creating new, healthy versions of the dishes I love. I decided to transform my “Pasta and Meat Sauce” recipe from my 1st cookbook, The High-Five Diet, into a gluten-free, vegan version and it came out delicious so I wanted to share it with everyone who is gluten-free and/or vegan.   Instead of the […]

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Pecan Pie Cookie Bites

My husband wanted either Pecan Pie or Pecan Cookies, but all the recipes I found had a lot of oil (even coconut oil in large quantities isn’t healthy), so I came up with these Pecan Pie Cookies. They came out better than I expected. The gooey sweet inside covered with crunchy pecans is rich and […]

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Rich & Creamy Dairy-Free Potato Soup

This rich, flavorful vegetable soup has no oil or dairy. The bite-sized pieces of carrot and potatoes goes nicely with the creamy, “cheesy” soup. 1 pound russet potatoes, peeled and diced 1 large carrot, peeled and diced 1 small onion, diced 1 cup chicken or vegetable stock ¼ cup creamy almond butter ¼ cup cilantro […]

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4 food ingredients that cause cravings

Have you noticed that some foods make you want more and more, even though you know you’ve eaten plenty? Potato chips, cookies, popcorn and chocolate are some snacks that just stoke the appetite. Here’s a list of four food ingredients that will make you hungrier, even if you’re full, so limit these items: Animal meat. […]

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