When you are latinx, vegan can really seem like a daunting word. Your mind immediately goes to ALL the amazing foods you will no longer be able to eat and you become unsure about the commitment. Well, I am here to tell you, do not fret my friend! Latinx cuisine is actually very easy to veganize since a lot of it is already plant-based to begin. For all my Dominicans and Puerto Ricans…this one’s for you: vegan mofongo. Yes, you heard me right, VEGAN MOFONGO!
First of all, I’d like to say happy holidays to everyone! At this point, you’ve either gotten all your gifts weeks ago (like a responsible, smart adult lol) or you’re scrambling to get some last minute shopping done (like me). As a result, traffic becomes more of a hassle, people can become more unbearable, and you become Ebenezer Scrooge! Before you become this negatively-spirited Christmas icon, remember all the wonderful and magical things about the holidays…primarily all the yummy food and sweets!
For Thanksgiving, I posted some bomb side dishes made vegan, but now it’s time to start thinking about the end-of-the-year holidays, gatherings and what you can possibly bring to the table…literally. I wouldn’t say quiche is necessarily a traditional holiday food item but it definitely is a great option to keep in mind. It’s easy to make, conveniently packaged (no dish needed), and quite tasty in a savory and creamy kind of way. My favorite quiche, even before I gave up meat was always a simple spinach quiche. Nowadays my version is not only vegetarian but also vegan!
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!