If I go out to eat and the restaurant has sweet potato fries, you know what I'm ordering, no hesitation. I don't know why any place that serves regular fries wouldn't also serve sweet potato fries; they're so much better, and can be enjoyed in so many different ways (desert fries, lots of yummy stuff on top, etc.) That's why, when I finally had the realization that I could just make my own at home, I was so excited.
Oh how times have changed. Over the last decade the amount of vegan options in vegas has flourished! About 10 years ago I remember my only real option was to get fresh groceries at the store, and fill my sink in my hotel room with ice to keep my fruit/veggies fresh (like most people do with their beer), because there was close to zero good vegan options in vegas.
Overnight oats are the perfect grab-and-go breakfast! When you want a sweeter breakfast that's still a super healthy this will hit the spot. ;) Letting the oatmeal sit overnight with fruit, the oats absorb the flavors so much, making it insanely sweet and delicious! This recipe is also easy to make so it’s good for those of you who crave simplicity!
It's national sushi day (June 18), and what better way to celebrate the mouth-watering food than with a vegan version? This is my all-time favorite type of vegan sushi, and although it does take a little hunting in the grocery store for the Asian eggplant (one of the weirdest foods I've ever worked with), it's well worth it. I've even been told by my non-vegan friends that it tastes exactly like sushi with fish in it!
Okay, so the summer treats have definitely been rolling in lately, and I now have another one to add to the list! Aside from the usual fruit and tropical flavors that have been posted for these summer treats, this dessert will 100% satisfy those random, and often chocolate cravings that we get with #noregrets. Chocolate coconut nice cream! This nice cream is so delicious, rich in flavor, Vegan (duh, obviously) and perfect for those hot summer days when you’re just laying and relaxing by the pool; and the best part is it’s so easy to make!
Some days you feel like spending hours in the kitchen, taking lots of time to make a complex dish and make it look nice. Other days, you just want to eat.
Thankfully, there's a happy medium, and it's this nice cream! Everybody by now must know that I'm in love with banana-based vegan ice cream, called nice cream. It's super versatile, and lets me turn my favorite smoothie flavors into ice cream with only a few short minutes of blending. This one is the simplest possible one, as it only includes two ingredients, so you can get creative with how you serve it!
Everything tastes better homemade. It's just a simple fact; anything that you've spent hours making, messing up your kitchen, tastes infinitely better than store-bought foods, even if you did mess up at least 6 times. This hummus luckily doesn't take hours to make, but it's definitely better than any hummus I've ever had before.
Wednesdays are hard. Beyond just the typical middle-of-the-week slump, Wednesdays are typically my busiest day. I get up early, workout, and then go to the studio to teach all day. It takes a lot of energy to make it through the day, and that's why eating a solid breakfast is more important to me on Wednesdays than any other.
live in an incredibly diverse area, and because of that, there are many different cultures with many different foods surrounding me. I've always wanted to branch out from what I normally eat, but unfortunately that isn't always easy when you're vegan. Restaurants don't often offer vegan options, and even if they do the substitutions can make the dish non-authentic, and taste more like unseasoned tofu than anything else. That's why I love this dish so much!
Let me begin by saying that I'm convinced cauliflower is magical.
Think about it. There's no way that one food could taste so delicious in so many different ways. Roasted, air-fried, in salads, and even (like this recipe) in tacos, cauliflower goes well with anything as long as it's prepared correctly.
I love smoothies, but even I can admit that sometimes they get a little boring. That’s why smoothie bowls, even simple recipes like this one, are one of my favorite things to make. Just the fact that you can eat it with a spoon instead of drink it automatically makes the bowls that much better than regular smoothies (for when you don’t have to eat it on the go, anyway).