Vegan Mother's Day Brunch Recipe Video
I cooked a huge vegan brunch for my mom this past Sunday for Mother's Day and filmed it. Click below to see the video + get recipes to all the delicious gluten-free and soy-free vegan breakfast dishes!
Bang Bang broccoli
Tired of the same old broccoli recipes? If so, I got you covered. Click below for a funnier way to eat this green veggie!
Brownie batter and cream donut
This double chocolate donut is a chocolate-lovers' dream. This will for sure satisfy your sweet tooth. The recipe is super easy as well!
Coffee Cake Donut
These donuts match well with a nice mug of coffee or even some vanilla/chocolate plant milk. They are truly a delicious treat that will leave you smiling from ear to ear.
Buffalo Cauliflower Pizza
Looking for a fun, vegan pizza recipe? Well, look no further than this lovely pie right here. It is bursting with a ton of flavor that will leave you licking your fingers.
Take a step onto the wild side with these bad boys. A bomb combination of cookie dough, Oreo cookie and brownie mixed together to truly set off all the right feels inside of your body.
Spicy "Chickin" Lasagna Roll Ups
I decided to have a little bit of fun with lasagna noodles last night and ended up with this glorious dish. Filled with jackfruit, artichoke and spinach, you will definitely get all of your veggie servings for the day with this dish.
Creamy Cajun "Shrimp + Sausage" & Grits
Having a parent who is from the South has caused me to crave Southern-specialty dishes. Becoming vegan, I have been looking for healthier-alternatives to still indulging in some of my favorite dishes. Shrimp and grits was one of them. This recipe is super easy and will have you leaving shrimp alone for good!
Lemon "Shrimp" Scampi
I have a confession to make: I use to be obsessed with shrimp before becoming vegan. Lemon shrimp scampi was one of my go-to dishes when I ate at seafood restaurants with my sisters and friends. My vegan version puts all the previous plates of lemon shrimp scampi to shame! Did I mention that this dish is gluten AND soy-free?! Need I say more?
Whole Food Plant-Based/Vegan Grocery List
The main question I get from people wanting to transition to a plant-based/vegan diet is "what foods should I shop for?". This question can be answered in a variety of ways, however, I am sharing my own perspective on the things I eat. I eat whole plant foods 95% of the time. I believe it is the best way for humans to eat.
Sweet Potato Biscuit and Fried Cauliflower Sandwich
Have you ever been lying in bed and come up with the most incredible recipe idea that you have to create just that second? No, just me? Haha. All jokes aside, this is one of my favorite creations to date and I thought of it after I awakened from a glorious Sunday afternoon nap. I cannot wait for you to recreate this to enjoy the moist sweet and spicy mixture that is truly heavenly.
Almost every vegan I can think of have a deep love for hummus. Maybe this is because it is only of the only snacks we can munch on at parties and work events. Haha. All jokes aside, I am excited to share my famous homemade beetroot hummus recipe. I guarantee that this recipe will make you never want to purchase store-bought hummus again.
Pesto Pasta (GF, SF, & NF)
I have a confession to make: I LOVE CARBS! Pasta, bread, potatoes. You name it, I love it. However, being gluten-free (well mostly because I am naughty sometimes) can make this a difficult thing. Thankfully it is 2018 and there are a lot of gluten-free options. My vegan pesto is included in this. Most pesto sauces are gluten-free, however, mine is also soy-free and nut-free as well. So no matter what allergy you have, you can enjoy this without feeling guilty.
Sweet Potato Bread With Cinnamon Glaze
If you are an avid follower of mine, you know that my sweet tooth is huge. I was craving my chocolate banana bread the other night but then I decided to turn it up a notch by switching it to sweet potato. What makes my sweet potato bread stand out from the rest is the cinnamon glaze. It adds a special sweet and cinnamon flavor that will go great with a cup of coffee or tea.
Red Curry Mac and Cheese with Broccoli
Nothing screams comfort food more than a nice warm bowl of mac and cheese. Growing up, I settled for boxed Kraft mac and cheese for random weekday dinners which was not high-quality at all yet I was a sucker for it. Now that I am vegan and cook for a living, I decided to step my standards up a notch with this bowl of red curry mac and cheese with broccoli. It is gluten-free, soy-free and nut-free while being packed with vitamins and nutrients. Who said comfort food can't be healthy?
Sweet Potato and Mushroom Burger
SHE THICK! By she, I mean these delicious gluten-free and soy-free sweet potato and mushroom burgers. These tasty burger patties only take 5 ingredients to make and are truly mouth-watering. A sweet and savory combination is sure to have your taste buds going wild. Time to fire up the skillet and get to cooking.
Spicy Taki Elotes
It is never a bad idea to treat yourself and indulge into a spicy vegan dish. If you know me, you know that I am always down to treat myself since I eat majority whole plant foods and fruit. These Taki elotes are definitely something I recommend you try out. I grew up loving Mexican corn "elotes" so making this one 100% vegan was a dream come true for me.
Fried Jackfruit Nuggets
My favorite after-school meal when I was in middle school and high school was "chicken nuggets and fries". Well, since we do not eat animals over here I decided to find my own way to recreate a childhood food favorite. These jackfruit nuggets are soy-free and gluten-free yet taste just as good as the nuggets from when I were younger.
Spicy Teriyaki Stir Fry
Any sort of Asian noodle dish will always be a favorite of mine. This dish is near and dear to my heart because I make the sauce from scratch and it is the best. Being soy-free and gluten-free, this spicy sauce is a dream come true for people with food allergies for sure.
Pumpkin Donut With Cinnamon Maple Glaze
Fall is finally here which means one thing: PUMPKIN EVERYTHANG! Well not for everyone but I am the typical basic person who love pumpkin anything as soon as its cooler than 70 degrees outside. These donuts will surely put you in the autumn mood no matter what time of day you munch on them. The cinnamon maple glaze adds a special flavor that pairs well with the pumpkin packed sweetness.
Crunch Wrap Supreme
What is better than Taco Bell you say? VEGAN TACO BELL! Well, you can veganize Taco Bell at the actual restaurant.
Fried Oyster Mushroom Po Boy Sandwich
I can still remember the first time I visited New Orleans and took my first bite of a po boy sandwich. I was drowning in all the rich flavors and loved every moment of it. Creating the veganized version of this culturally popular sandwich was truly nostalgic in the best way possible. I guess it is time to visit New Orleans again or maybe I can make another one of these sandwiches and pretend like I am there.
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Donut
What is one cereal that you were in love with as a kid that you still eat faithfully now? Mine is Cinnamon Toast Crunch except now I eat the organic version because it is actually vegan. Nevertheless, I randomly got the idea of making this beauty of a donut and I know baby Char would be drooling over this for sure. Shoot, current adult Char is drooling over this.
Crab Rangoon was one of my favorite appetizers to get when I went to Asian restaurants. As a vegan, it is rare to find exclusively vegan Asian spots that have vegan crab Rangoon. So I decided to create my own to make my vegan take-out dreams come true.