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]

Rican Vegan sorullitos corn fritters
Appetizers

Puerto Rican Sorullitos Veganized

Yum Sorullitos are Puerto Rican corn fritters that are enjoyed as an appetizer or snack and are very similar to hush puppies.  You can eat them with or without a cheese filling.  They are traditionally made by creating a thick batter out of cornmeal, sugar, butter and water then shaping small amounts of the batter into finger shapes.  The corn sticks are then fried in oil resulting in a crispy fritter.  I wanted to take these traditionally fried fritters and bake them to make them healthier and to see if they will still come out crispy without the need for […Read More]

Rican Vegan vegan coconut marble cake
Desserts

Vegan Coconut Marble Cake

Yum Disclaimer:  I was given a Foodstirs Organic Simply Sweet Vanilla Cake Mix to create this recipe. When vanilla cake meets chocolate cake and swirls around in a baking pan is one way to describe what a marble cake is.  Marble cake is the perfect dessert for anyone who loves both vanilla and chocolate cake and can’t decide on which one to eat.  It is a perfect blend of two simple cake flavors but why not add some tropical flavor to this classic dessert? This marble cake has a touch of coconut flavor that comes from the unrefined coconut oil […Read More]

Rican Vegan streusel topped pumpkin brownies
Desserts

Scrumptious Streusel Topped Pumpkin Brownies

Disclaimer:  I was given a Foodstirs Organic Chocolate Lovers Brownie mix to create this recipe. When it came to making brownies, I never thought of incorporating non-traditional flavors such as pumpkin into a recipe.  I would just make the usual chocolate brownies. Growing up I did not like eating pumpkin or pumpkin flavored desserts so there was no way that I would ever want to eat pumpkin brownies.  It wasn’t until I became a vegan and started eating more fruits and vegetables that my taste buds changed.  Now I enjoy eating many foods like pumpkin that I used to intentionally […Read More]

Rican Vegan vegan ice cream sandwiches
Desserts

Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Nice Cream Sandwiches

Yum Disclaimer: I was given a Foodstirs Organic Chocolate Chippy mix to create this recipe. Who doesn’t like to indulge on two desserts at the same time? I’ve always loved eating sweets. Now that I eat more plant-based foods, when I crave a sweet treat I choose to eat sweets that are made of natural whole food ingredients. These vegan chocolate chip banana nice cream sandwiches are non-dairy because the vegan ice cream aka “nice cream” in this recipe is made from a blend of frozen bananas and frozen almond milk. It has the same texture as ice cream but […Read More]