Roasted Rainbow Carrots & Chickpeas (Spicy)

MMM… carrots and chickpeas DONE RIGHT! This recipe is a great side dish and pairs perfect with some healthy greens! It is super hearty and filling. And of course, SPICY! The best part? It’s super simple to make!   Ingredients: 1 14 oz. can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained 4 rainbow carrots (or about 2…

What Vegans Eat After Wisdom Tooth Extractions

  Hey guys! I recently got my last two wisdom teeth taken out and wanted to share with you what I ate during recovery. The first time I got this surgery, all I ate was a bowl of mushy lentils because I didn’t know what else to eat being vegan. This resulted in me being…

Cucumber Spinach Salad

Hey beautiful people! Happy New Year! Firstly, I want to thank you for visiting this post. You guys keep me inspired and motivated and I love you 🙂 This has become my favorite salad to make. In fact, it is the only way I’ll eat cucumbers. (I don’t like them any other way than this!)…

Strawberry Cashew Mylk

Who loves strawberry mylk? I do…now. I’ve never made cashew mylk before today and I’m so glad I did…especially with my fave fruit.  Bonus? This creamy beverage turns my favorite color (pink). #WINNING But not only that, CASHEWS are extremely good for us. They are packed with lots of nutrients and they are so great for…

Being Vegan in Paris

P A R I S. A city we all dream of visiting. Or at least I have. But I must say I’ve never been in a rush to go. I always thought a trip to this beautiful place would be later on in my life. In a world where I’m a married woman and am spending this…

Crispy Chickpeak Cakes

If you know me, you know I love my grandmother. When I first moved off on my own, I left without knowing how to really cook. The one recipe I had, I used the heck out of. It was my favorite thing my granny would make me! Salmon croquettes accompanied by white rice, green peas…

Delicious Vegan Coconut Curry

Some days, you just crave a big warm bowl of coconut milk! Warm turmeric. Warm mushrooms. Melt in your mouth potatoes. Something to slurp on… Come on. I can’t be the only one! Coconut curry is so healthy and filling! It is like South Asian comfort/ soul food. I love cuddling up with a bowl…

Vegan Grilled Cheese on a Waffle Iron

Sure, you could go the classic way and make your grilled cheese in a frying pan. But how fun is this?! Put that bad boy in a waffle maker. It just makes eating a vegan version of an American classic so much more enjoyable (and convenient)! Never have I ever owned a waffle iron in my…

Delicious White Beans & Greens

Cannellini Beans! AKA White Kidney Beans. I saw them in the store the other day and decided to give them a try. I’ve never bought white beans before so I had no idea what to expect or what they would go well with. I had just got home from the gym so I was craving…

Soul Searching in Oakland 

…and by that I mean, I found vegan soul food. In Oakland, California. And I think I left my heart on the table. Souley Vegan is one of the few vegan places I heard about existing during my first trip to the Bay Area. Unfortunately, they are closed on Mondays so I wasn’t able to…

listen to your body

This is something I have failed at over and over again but have finally learned. Making the decision to accept what my body is telling me has been one of the best things I could ever do! How many times do our bodies try to communicate with us but we ignore what it is saying?…

new year, new me.

yeah yeah yeah…I know everyone hates that saying. But you know what? right now, that’s just exactly how I’m feeling. I’m going to share with you one of the health goals I’ve made for myself in 2015: Drink MORE water. YES… water is the only thing I drink (besides smoothies & fresh juices) BUT I have always struggled…