A Delectable Pudding Made From Cashews

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.  I […Read More]

Vegan Coconut Marble Cake

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 that […Read More]

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]

Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Nice Cream Sandwiches

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 without […Read More]

Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes

Disclaimer: I was given a Foodstirs Celebration Cupcake Baking Kit to create this recipe. In honor of the arrival of fall, apple season and becoming a brand ambassador for Foodstirs, I decided to make some apple cinnamon cupcakes using one of the baking kits that Foodstirs offers. Foodstirs is a company that focuses on bringing families together to create memories through baking. They sell a variety of baking kits that consists of packaged mixes to make cookies, cakes, brownies and pancakes. The baking kits contain basic baking ingredients that are organic, non-GMO, fair trade and also vegan. For this recipe […Read More]

Vegan Banana Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting

It’s our birthday!! Rican Vegan is turning 1 and we are celebrating!! I can’t believe that it’s already been a year since the launch of Rican Vegan! It’s been a busy first year creating recipes, sharing wellness tips and getting the word out about eating a plant-based diet. During the past year we have accomplished more than what I first envisioned. We were featured in the Miami Herald in an article about Latina vegans as well as in Salud Today. Our Star Fruit Delight Smoothie was featured on the homepage of the Today Show Food Club. We also have worked […Read More]

Non-Dairy Vanilla Cream Pops (Puerto Rican Limber)

It’s summer time and the sun is out in full force. The temperature outside is rising and everyone is looking for a way to stay cool whether it’s swimming in a pool, staying indoors in an air conditioned house or eating something cold. The perfect cold treat to enjoy in the hot weather has got to be an ice pop. For Puerto Ricans, our version of an ice pop is called limber (when pronounced in Spanish it sounds like limbel). Limber is a frozen creamy pop made with cinnamon, vanilla, sugar, evaporated and condensed milk. My grandmother would make this […Read More]