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Latin Bean Soup & Avocado

Well today I decided to make some bean soup, like my abuela would make…without the pressure cooker.

You’ll need:

– 1 can of black beans

– Chopped onion and tomato

– Spices (adobo, basil, oregano)

– Cubed boiled potatoes

– A bit of Olive Oil

– Avocado (1/2 or whole)

1. In the pan, cook the tomatoes and onions with the olive oil and spices

2. Once that’s cooked, add the beans and potatoes

3. Let it simmer and serve!

4. Add the avocado on top or on the side

– You can add some rice for a real latin meal!

Enjoy! =)

 

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Vegan Meaty Lasagna

Well I made some vegan meaty lasagna for lunch yesterday and it was delicious! Even my brother (who is a complete meat eater) enjoyed it!

This recipe will yield 2-3 servings depending on how much you want to eat but you can certainly make the quantities bigger for more lasagna!

You’ll need:

– 1 bag of Boca Soy Crumbles

– 1/2 chopped tomato

– 1/4 chopped white onion

– A few chopped mushrooms

– 6 strips of Whole wheat lasagna pasta, I break them in half before cooking them

– 1/2 bottle tomato sauce

– Daiya Cheese

– Greased baking pan

1. Put the lasagna pasta to boil

2. Chop all the veggies and cook them with the soy crumbles in olive oil.

**Preheat oven to 375 degrees**

3. Once the pasta is ready, place strips lining the bottom of the baking pan

4. Put the soy crumbles on top, then sauce, then daiya cheese.

5. REPEAT steps 3 & 4 until you have all the layers you want (This will yield about 2 layers with pasta on top).

6. Top it with pasta and cheese on top.

7. Bake for about 15 minutes or until ready.

8. Serve and ENJOY!!

Super vegan, super delicious, super easy!

Enjoy! =)

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Marinated Tofu with Dry Pigeon Peas and Rice

Today I made some marinated tofu. It was delicious!

I marinated it in a tomato, onion, and soy teriyaki sauce.

I used medium to firm tofu and I cut it in squares. I then marinated it with the chopped tomatos, onions, and the sauce. We got the sauce at our local supermarket.

I then made some ready rice and opened a can of pigeon peas (gandules for those of you who speak spanish) and added them to the rice. I then topped the tofu on the rice and ate it! yum!

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Whole Wheat Pasta

Today for lunch I had whole wheat pasta with olive oil and soy crumbles.

Boil the pasta with some salt and olive oil.

While the pasta boils, cook the soy crumbles, chopped onions, chopped tomatos, spices, and olive oil. Cook everything together. I used salt, pepper, red wine, basil flakes, and other spices (see picture).

Once the pasta is done cooking, drain it and add the soy crumbles mixture. Add more olive oil to taste.

I also used to Daiya cheese on top. YUM!

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Carrabba’s Italian Grill

There are not many restaurants that have a big selection of vegan italian foods. Carrabas has some.

As an appetizer, the zucchini fritte is pretty safe. It’s also REALLY GOOD!

You have reiterate to whoever is serving you, “no cheese nor meats please” and they’ll make it happen.

I ordered as my main meal the Pasta Sostanza РI replaced the tagliarini pasta with whole wheat pasta. It came with with saut̩ed mushrooms, artichoke hearts and spinach in tomato basil sauce topped with seasoned breadcrumbs (no breadcrumbs). And I also said no cheese please!

I am pretty sure the bread they serve you is vegan. Most breads are. And the italian seasoning with the olive oil is fantastic. God I love Italian food!

Well enjoy!

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Kidney Bean Soup

I made bean soup today. Very easy.

You’ll need a can of red kidney beans, 1/2 a tomato and 1/4 of a white onion, a leaf of basil.

Slice the onion and tomato into small pieces. Pour the beans into a small pot with its own water and add the tomato, basil and onion. Add some condiments like salt or any condiment you like. Let it boil.

I also made some ready-made brown rice. I used 1/2 the bag. I also added to the mix some vegan pepperoni and some vegan cheese. You can add a piece of veggie burger or some corn.

Enjoy!

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Vegan Pizza

We made pizza! Since my boyfriend is a vegetarian (still eats cheese) we had a half vegetarian, half vegan pizza. He used real cheese and I used Daiya cheese. It’s super simple so don’t get nervous.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

What you’ll need:

Ready made pizza dough (I bough it from my local supermarket for a couple of bucks) – Maybe one of these days I’ll show you how I make my own dough.

Ingredients: I put on my side Vegan pepperoni, Daiya cheese, mushrooms, and basil. Instead of pizza sauce, we used sliced tomatoes. But you can add pizza sauce.

We have a wooden pizza thing where we cook the pizza (see picture). You can also put the dough on an aluminum pizza baking sheet.

What to do:

Fun Fact: My first job ever was a dominos pizza, so I have (sort-of) skilled the art of shaping dough. However, if you were not lucky enough to work at a pizza place to earn a living, then don’t fret, you can still make pizza!

1. Find a countertop where you can get messy and put some flour on the counter and lay the pizza dough.

2. Massage the dough with your fingertips to stretch it out. With your hands you can stretch the dough by repeatedly massaging the dough starting with your hands closed and moving them away from each other (I should make a video).

S3. Once you’ve done that enough times where your dough is in the shape of a pizza (and don’t worry of it rips, just gently stick it back together) you can start adding toppings.

4. Add the sliced tomatoes (or the tomato sauce) to the pizza, add the Daiya cheese (as much as you want, add a little bit of olive oil (if you want) add the ingredients. Whatever you want or like on your pizza.

4. Stick in oven for 15-20 minutes. Let it cool a little bit (or not) and ENJOY!!

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