What comes to mind when you think of lasagne? My mind immediately thinks, “meaty and cheesy.” Back in the day, that thought made me excited and happy but when I first changed my diet the same thought made me sad and frustrated. I thought I would never be able to enjoy that perfectly layered combination again. Then I realized I was being mellow-dramatic and not thinking outside the box. I quickly slapped myself silly and decided to take action and attempt to make a vegan lasagne.
So now that we are in December you are probably in the midst of “bulking” season (a.k.a. annual weight gain due to holiday eating and not giving a fuck) LOL! And guess what we are just going to keep it going all through December because I have a bunch of sweets and delicious meals planned for this month! Today’s recipe is one of my all-time favorite desserts which I learned to make from my grandma. If you are Hispanic or are familiar with Latino culture (primarily food culture), you know that rice pudding, or arroz con leche is a classic sweet, loved by all! So if you are excited to see this turned vegan or you are simply intrigued, keep scrolling for the full recipe!
I love soups! Now that we are moving into December and the temperature is cooling down even more, soups are the perfect meal to warm you up. One of my favorites has always been butternut squash soup. Its heavier than a broth, its healthy because its literally pureed squash, and its simply super tasty and delicious!
As Thanksgiving weekend comes to a close, I am in desperate need for a crisp salad! After stuffing my face with delicious food and leftovers my body was asking for a break. I still had some random ingredients from other Thanksgiving recipes so I decided to make a fall style salad with pumpkin dressing.
It’s Wednesday before Thanksgiving day which means your kitchen is starting to look like a war zone, or…you don’t give a shit because it’s just another day in your neck of the woods. Either way, I will get right into it because let’s be honest all you really care for in this moment of stress is the recipe so you can get shit done quick and start planning your Black Friday strategy LOL!
If you are not from the U.S. and/or if you daydream about food (like me) at work or school, you may have at some point thought to yourself: What is a traditional American dish? Not something Americanized, but something that historically has been made and enjoyed in the heart of the country for decades. Well ladies and gents, cornbread and chili is a great example of an all American meal! Although originally from Texas and other rural (mostly southern) states, cornbread and chili are an American staple you can find or easily make anywhere in the country. Chili is mostly enjoyed during summer national holidays like the Fourth of July or Labor Day but cornbread’s finest hour is during Thanksgiving.
Typically, these two recipes are the opposite if vegan being heavy on ground beef and dairy but of course, I always find my way around the norm. So, keep reading to find out how to make the perfect vegan chili and cornbread just in time for the holiday!