15 posts in group salt

Spicy Carrot Carnitas

It may be in the middle of April Showers but it is never to early to celebrate CINCO DE MAYO!!!! Mexican or Spanish food is always a winner for dinner in my house. These SPICY CARROT CARNITAS have now added another plant based Mexican dish that I can enjoy on a regular basis. Full of Beta-Carotene Rich Carrots and slow cooked to perfection in an aromatic bath of chipotle peppers and taco seasoning. The citrus rich orange juice adds a sweet but savory flavor to the carrots which is only ... 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

Fluffernutter Popcorn Balls

Pop. Pop. Pop pop POPOPOPOPOPPO!!!!! I have long been a fan of popcorn. It is my go to snack even when I am not in the movies. Of course, popcorn tastes better with tons of butter but I try and limit that version EVEN if it's now vegan butter lol. I do however love sprinkling tons of nutritional yeast on top to give the popcorn an addicting cheesy flavor. My coworker recently brought me up a souvenir popcorn kernal bag from South Carolina. SOOOOO tempting....but I also had a ... 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

Vegan German Spaetzle

OKTOBERFEST!! Generally, this 3 week long party is filled with lots and lots of beer and lots of German food which are by tradition....anti-vegan. I had hope that I would be able to recreate a traditional dish for Oktoberfest without the usual "cheats" of seitan or tempeh for meat. With my luck, these delicious dumplings kept popping up on all my searched. The ingredients were extremely simple and the customization was endless so I knew I had to make it. The main ingredients other than ... Continue Reading

Caramel Pecan Monkey Bread Rolls

I am not going to lie. These are naughty. Very naughty. Santa already knows these won't be getting any presents.... The inspiration for this recipe came from a coworker. She is a true Southern Belle and loves her some pecans and biscuits. It was her birthday, so I really wanted to kill some of her home-sickness with a Pecan explosion. This monkey bread was the result. Packed with tons of pecans and a natural caramel from from dates it puts the usual monkey bread or cinnamon roll to ... Continue Reading

Grape Dumplings

Out of the blue, I really wanted to research Native American cuisines. Stereotypical views would just assume their dishes are mainly just corn and squash. I soon found that it is so much more. Native American dishes are not featured much in today's restaurants. We all know Italian, Mexican and Greek but Native American.....nope. It is very surprising as this culture is right here in its original home. Of course this topic can be disputed at length for oppression and other negative realities ... Continue Reading
Dark Chocolate and Cherry Parfait with Granola and Cherry Compote

Dark Chocolate & Cherry Parfait

I love cherry season! When these guys come into season, I load up as much as possible and binge till my little belly is popping. Actually....I basically do that to all fruits when they come into season because....well...I love FRUIT!! I wanted to create a dish that would incorporate my love of cherries and my love of chocolate....BUT still be sort of healthy. Yea....chocolate doesn't usually scream healthy but when you add some good old oatmeal and fruit then it's okay right??? ... 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

Smoky Sweet Potato and Kale Dip

Without a doubt barbeque is one of the most recognizable flavors in the world. Smoky and sweet with a unique kick to the taste buds. It sends memories of burgers, picnic tables, pool parties, cook outs racing through peoples heads. In general, barbeque is a reminder of good times with friends or family. Usually BBQs are full of grilled "meat" and other unhealthy stuff. For us vegans though...we get creative with grilled veggies, fruits, tofu, homemade veggie burgers or even try the new ... Continue Reading