Vegan Ensalada de Manzana /Vegan Holiday Apple Salad

  Ensalada de Manzana or Apple Salad always makes an appearance on my holiday menu.  The original is made with dairy, but I had to veganize this one.  The result is just as creamy and decadent as the original, if not better.  Prepare the coconut condensed milk and the cashew cream the night before to… Continue reading Vegan Ensalada de Manzana /Vegan Holiday Apple Salad

My Mexican Christmas Fruit Punch

Ponche! In Mexico this warming, fragrant punch is a must during the holiday season. The recipe varies depending on taste and family recipes, but the familiar aroma of a big pot of Ponche boiling on a stove is a welcome home to many who grew up enjoying this tradition. The sweetness level can be easily… Continue reading My Mexican Christmas Fruit Punch

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cake

Adding a few more options to my vegan desserts for the holidays. This pumpkin cake is super moist, perfectly sweet and pairs well with that cup of coffee, espresso or tea.  Holiday season is here, so let them eat Vegan Cake! Ingredients Dry 1 cup flour all-purpose 1 1/2 tbsp corn starch 1 tsp baking… Continue reading Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cake

Garbanzo and Potato Estofado

Estofado translates into stew, and in this vegan stew garbanzos or chickpeas become soft and creamy while the potatoes fall apart and thicken the perfectly balanced tomato sauce, lovingly made up of a dash of this and a pinch of that.  I make this often at my daughter’s request, it is one of her favorites. … Continue reading Garbanzo and Potato Estofado

Shanghai String Beans

Shanghai is the name of the Chinese restaurant where we first had these string beans.  Life has taken us farther away from this favorite place of ours, but we still make that 106 mile trip to satisfy our craving.  Sometimes that’s not an option for us, so I came up with a recipe that does… Continue reading Shanghai String Beans

Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower and Fresh Spinach Leaves

Roasted cauliflower and creamy bechamel, there are several steps to this pasta, but it all comes together in beautiful harmony at the end.  Fancy enough to serve your guests and so good you will want to put it on your weekly recipe rotation. Ingredients 1 pound box of pasta ( any medium pasta shape will… Continue reading Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower and Fresh Spinach Leaves