Rican Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
Appetizers

This Is How To Enjoy Buffalo Wings On A Plant-Based Diet

Yum Who knew you can make buffalo wings out of cauliflower? At first, I didn’t think it was even possible but when I tried them for myself, the flavor of the buffalo wing sauce made my taste buds think that they were eating buffalo wings. Of course, the texture of the cauliflower doesn’t match the texture of a chicken wing, but when you look at it in the right angle it looks like mini chicken drumsticks. I loved eating Buffalo wings with some French fries for dinner. This was not the healthiest dinner combination and it did not help that […Read More]

Rican Vegan Vegan Pernil aka Roasted Pork Chunks
Entrées

How to Make Your Favorite Pork Dishes Healthier With Jackfruit

Yum Growing up in the Puerto Rican culture, food plays an important role in our daily lives. There are three types of food Puerto Ricans tend to eat on a regular basis which are rice, beans, and of course meat. When it comes to meat, Puerto Ricans consume their fair share of chicken and beef but when it comes to pork they just can’t resist eating it. Puerto Ricans love pork especially roasted pork aka pernil in Spanish. My family did not make pernil on a regular basis, just on the holidays or for special occasions. When we ate it, […Read More]

RIcan Vegan Crispy Vegan Bacon
Breakfast

This Is The Most Realistic Vegan Bacon You Will Ever See

Yum There is a commercial for a brand of dog treats that came out several years ago where a dog smells bacon and is excitedly running around the house looking for the bacon. As he looks around he continuously says the word bacon. “Bacon, bacon, bacon…” and when he finds his owner with the bag of bacon flavored treats he yells “it’s BACON! I LOVE BACON!” That commercial pretty much sums up my past relationship with bacon. I loved bacon. The smell of it frying in a pan made me instantly go to the kitchen to see who was making […Read More]

Entrées

How To Make An Easy and Savory Butternut Squash Salad

Yum The autumn season is a transition period where many cities in the northern states begin experiencing unpredictable weather changes.  During this time, we still have some days of summer weather so we still want to eat something light. Then from one day to the next the temperature drops 20 degrees and we are searching for our jackets and something hearty and warm to eat. I remember living in New York City during the early autumn months and wanting to eat my favorite summer dishes and treats when those sporadic summer weather days came.  It was great because it was […Read More]

Rican Vegan Rave Apple Quinoa Salad
Entrées

Here Are Some Reasons Why You Need To Try The Rave Apple Now

Yum Disclosure: I was given Stemilt’s Rave™ apples to create this recipe.  All my opinions are my own. Fall is quickly approaching so it’s time to sink my teeth into some crisp and juicy apples.  Not only am I going to be raving about apples in this post, I’m actually going to tell you about the newest apple variety from Stemilt Growers, the Rave™ apple. After 20 years in the making, the Rave™ apple is making its debut in the produce section.  It is a cross between a HoneyCrisp and MonArk apple.  These apples are exclusively grown and sold by […Read More]

Rican Vegan Cherry Berry Smoothie
Drinks

How To Boost Your Next Smoothie With Antioxidants

Yum When it came to buying fruit flavored snacks, drinks and frozen treats, cherry was usually my go to flavor.  Sure, those cherry flavored foods tasted great but they were made with artificial flavoring.  As a child I didn’t know any better and preferred the artificial cherry flavor over eating real cherries.  Believe it or not, it wasn’t until I became older that I got to fully appreciate the natural sweetness and flavor of real cherries.  It started when I first discovered the sweet white rainier cherries. I had never seen white cherries before.  I only knew of the traditional […Read More]

Rican Vegan garlic aioli mushroom pizza
Entrées

This Is The Best Garlic Aioli Mushroom Pizza You Will Have

Yum When it comes to eating out, it can be hard to find a restaurant that is vegan or veg friendly, especially in my neighborhood.  Although there are more vegan restaurants opening up in the Miami area which is great, they are all located about 30 minutes to 1 hour away from where I live.  Not convenient for me at all and my family usually doesn’t want to drive too far to go out and eat.  I on the other hand will travel for good food. I used to commute anywhere from 45 minutes to 1 ½ hours every day […Read More]

Rican Vegan smooth berry cocktail
Drinks

What Happens When You Use Fresh Berries In Your Cocktail

Yum When it comes to cocktails, I’m more of a mocktail kind of gal since I’m not a big drinker to begin with.  If I choose to have a cocktail, I prefer to drink a fruity one so I don’t taste too much of the alcohol.  Most fruity cocktail drinks are made with artificial fruit flavors and excess sugar making them high in calories. You won’t find any artificial ingredients in this recipe.  This berry cocktail recipe is made with real ingredients such as fresh blueberries and strawberries as well as freshly squeezed lime and orange juice.  I used a […Read More]

Rican Vegan Vanilla Oatmeal
Breakfast

What I Eat In A Day – Vanilla Oatmeal

Yum When people find out that I am vegan, one of the many questions I’m asked is what do you eat for breakfast? Many people can’t imagine the idea of not eating eggs and bacon for breakfast, but breakfast is so much more than just that. True, that this is one of the most popular breakfast combinations that you can find in the majority of restaurants that serve breakfast. Now I eat a variety of different dishes for breakfast such as smoothie bowls, chickpea vegetable omelets, and chia pudding. Even as a vegan I still eat traditional breakfast dishes like […Read More]

Rican Vegan Cashew Pudding
Desserts

A Delectable Pudding Made From Cashews

Yum It’s been a long time since I’ve eaten pudding made with cows milk.  It was one of many desserts I would savor as a midday snack after school.  The recipe I used to make my own pudding was basically adding milk to the powder pudding mix I bought and putting it in the refrigerator for a few hours.  Not the ideal way to make fresh pudding from scratch but I didn’t know any better. If I didn’t feel like making pudding I would buy the pre-made Jell-O pudding packs that are sold in the dairy section of the supermarket. […Read More]