9 posts in group almond-milk

Creamy Mushroom Potato Casserole

I have been on a potato kick lately. Sweet potatoes, yellow potatoes, red potatoes, purple potatoes....fried, baked, boiled, mashed...hashbrowns, fries, and pureed. ENDLESS VERSIONS AND COLORS AND SHAPES! Part of the reason I have been part of the potato party was because I wanted to semi partake in the "potato challenge". The other reason is that I am Russian and I LOVE potatoes!!! Anywhoo... I wanted to make the ultimate potato casserole that was hearty, cheesy, creamy and used ... Continue Reading

Baked Sweet Potato Spring Rolls with Strawberry Sauce

An easy dessert, breakfast or dinner wrapped in a convenient handheld package. Creamy sweet Potatoes wrapped in a crispy shell and paired with a strawberry sauce. The combination is strange to say the least but it will be a winner in your book! Revamp the classic cinnamon and nutmeggy sweet potatoes with some agave and almond extract.   The addition of the strawberry sauce completes the dish in a crispy and chewy delight.   Sweet potatoes and strawberries........ Continue Reading

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Pumpkin Tahini Dressing

I love dark and leafy greens but winter time calls for a different salad filler. BRUSSELS SPROUTS! Some people cringe at the name but I on the other hand....SALIVATE!! They are so delicious and nutritious. If you don't like them then you most likely haven't had them prepared well. Roast, Saute, Fry, Bake.... My personal favorite form of enjoying sprouts is shaved sprouts in a hearty salad. When these little mini cabbages are shaved they create a different salad ambiance. One that is ... Continue Reading

Sweet Potato Bread Pudding with Bananas Foster Sauce

The first time I tried Bread Pudding, I fell in love. It is such a simple dessert but absolutely delicious. I remember, I was at an Italian restaurant a decade ago and I saw it on the dessert menu. This type of dessert is not common for Russians so of course I have never had the opportunity to try it. I decided on a whim to go for it because I did recollect hearing about it. I never had an interest in trying it because well it doesn't "sound" like the best dessert you could have. I ... Continue Reading

Chocolate Brownie Crackers

I take my dessert seriously. To be specific...I take my weekend ice cream bowls very seriously. I work out and I eat clean whole plant based food 90% of the time but I treat myself to extravagant desserts on the weekends.  I blend up a big bowl of frozen banana ice cream....(sometimes I add cocoa for chocolate flavor) and I literally....go bananas with toppings. Some of my favorite toppings are chopped dates, peanuts, almond butter, cookies, granola, craisins and cereal......hmmmm. ... Continue Reading

CrisSpi Asian Tofu Sandwich

Crispy and Spicy Crisp n' Spic Cris n' Spi BAM...GOT IT!! CrisSpi!!!!!!!!! Pronounced: Krispai Yes...that was progression of my new term for something Crispy and Spicy. I find that combination to be extremely popular so I figured I can be clever and make an original term for it. No matter what Regina George thinks.....there will be much more "CrisSpi" recipes in Cardio with Carrots future...yeay! My new cool terminology stemmed from this amazing Asian Tofu Sandwich. ... Continue Reading

Plantain Stuffed Taquitos

Bananas are basically life for any vegan. They are versatile and packed full of nutrition. But... Plantains....are bananas super hot and exotic cousin that is admired but no one really speaks to. What I mean is that they are really similar in shape and color but cooking with them is still new for most Americans. My first encounter with plantains was at a Cuban restaurant where caramelized some yellow plantains with a side of black beans. SOOOOO FRICKEN GOOOD!!! I could have just eaten ... Continue Reading

Caramel Ginger French Toast

The inspiration for this French Toast came from my love of Ginger Chews.... I LOVE GINGER CHEWS They are so zesty and sweet. Like a pleasure and pain sort of relationship. Such a fascinating combination of flavors. The caramel prolongs your enjoyment due to the immense amount of chewiness and the ginger perks you RIGHT UP!!! They are the perfect after dinner treat to curb a strong sweet tooth or just an aide in digestion. I am sure that you know that ginger is perfect for nausea or ... Continue Reading

Rum Raisin Cocoa Bites

Does anyone else just need some chocolate in their life like I do? I may cover all my vitamin and mineral needs through a whole food plant based diet but at the end of the week....a girl needs some chocolate!!! I don't understand people that say they are not chocolate lovers....not only is it super delicious...Dark Chocolate is proven to be good for your health. I love experimenting with different chocolate desserts but these bites are always my go to for a quick chocolate craving. ... Continue Reading