Carrot Pecan Salad

I wanted to create a carrot salad recipe that was similar to the one I had in my childhood. In the “classic” recipe, mayonnaise is often used. I wanted to forgo the mayo, but still have some creaminess. I chose coconut milk as a substitute, and to add a little tang I use a white…

Mango Chia Pudding

This is another one of my recipes creations from Mango Madness Week. I decided to experiment with a different chia seed pudding recipe. This one worked out pretty well. Ingredients 1 (13–14 ounce) can coconut milk (mix well) 2 cups chopped fresh mango 5 tablespoons chia seeds 6 tablespoons coconut sugar (or other natural unrefined sugar)…

Thai Coconut Curry Vegetables with Tofu

The first time I tried Thai food, I fell in love. Since then I have created a few recipes to emulate the dishes I have come to love. This is my version of Thai red curry. People really enjoy this dish! Ingredients 1 (14–16-ounce) block of tofu, cubed and baked* 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil…

Kale-Cucumber Salad with Citrus-Mint Dressing

The topic of alkaline foods is common these days. High-acid foods (coffee, alcohol, meat, cheese, etc.) may contribute to acid reflux, heartburn and other conditions. Alkaline foods (fruits, vegetables, seeds, herbs, spices, etc.) help to balance acidity. I prepared this salad for my demo at work. All the ingredients are alkaline, so I refer to it…

Mocha Pudding

This is a variation of my vegan chocolate pudding recipe. Coconut milk is so rich and creamy that it makes a great base for vegan pudding. Though I dilute it with water, it is still quite rich and delectable. For the mocha flavor I use coffee in place of the water. It’s quite delicious! Ingredients ¼ cup…

Lime-Coconut Mousse/Parfaits

At Mother Earth’s where I work, I learned from our fabulous bakers how to prepare a vegan chocolate ganache. Instead of using cream, they use ripe haas avocados. I decided to experiment with this idea and see if I could use avocado as a base for a “mousse” like dessert–that wasn’t chocolate.  I needed to…