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

Jackfruit Carnitas

Jackfruit…who knew? Substitutions for the meat we usually find in our food can be challenging, but never boring. This recipe turned out really good. You can change up the spices according to your recipe. Ingredients 2  20 ounce cans of young green jackfruit that has been rinsed well and shredded 1 large onion diced juice… Continue reading Jackfruit Carnitas

Tapatio Tofu Steaks

This recipe is a love letter to my teenage years.  Tapatio hot sauce has a cult following and I was a proud member.  I later graduated to salsa like a proper mexican, but being from East Los Angeles, Tapatio holds a place in my spicy heart.  I still always have a bottle in my pantry,… Continue reading Tapatio Tofu Steaks

Calamanza – Vegan Fall Pumpkin and Apple Spice Dessert Pots

This recipe had me using up that can of pumpkin puree from my pantry and then going out to get more.  It is a quick and healthier dessert that will satisfy your craving for pumpkin pie and apple pie this season. Served warm or at room temp, these are just what you’ve been craving this… Continue reading Calamanza – Vegan Fall Pumpkin and Apple Spice Dessert Pots