Slow Cooker Spicy Brown Rice and Black Bean Cheesy Bowl

When it's too hot to turn on the stove, either grilling or using the slow cooker are my preferred ways to cook and keep the kitchen cool. On a hot day earlier this summer I made this Slow Cooker Spicy Brown Rice and Black Bean Cheesy Bowl, where the rice is cooked in the slow cooker with onions, canned black beans, diced green chiles and seasonings. I had the wild idea of cutting up some string cheese and stirring in the last half hour of cooking, for bites of melted cheese throughout the dish, but skip the cheese if you want a dish that's vegan. ...more

GF DF No Bake Banana Split Dessert

Do you remember Banana Split “Cake”? I sure do! It’s not a cake at all, instead it is a layered no-bake cold dessert.A family friend turned me on to this decadent dessert when I was in elementary school and when I started making desserts in my early teens, it was one I added to my recipe box....more

Is There a Difference Between Coconut Milk and Coconut Cream? You bet!

Coconut milk, coconut cream, coconut water and cream of coconut are used in many Latin American and Asian recipes. Sometimes they can be used interchangeably, but not always!Like most people, we have to rely on cans or cartons for our coconut milk, so let's start there: ...more

Cheezy Broccoli Bites (Raw & Vegan)

Cheezy Kale Chips are the BOMB!!! Totally addictive in a healthy way! My only complaint is The "cheeze" will flake off the kale chips and makes a crumbly mess when you eat it.  Not to mention, you end up with kale ALL in your teeth.  Not very attractive.. I really love this cheeze sauce and came up with another way to eat it.   I made the same cashew cheeze sauce recipe and put it on broccoli.....more

Victory's Banner: Good & Healthy in Chicago

Victory's Banner2100 W Roscoe St., Chicago, IL 60618 (773)665-0227victorysbanner.com/...more

London Fog Granola with Hazelnuts & Apricots

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Beet Burgers

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Vegan Mayonnaise

 Like most vegetarians, eating mayonnaise is out of questions. All the vegetarians I know, myself included, don't eat eggs.So, over the years, I have tried a few mayonnaise recipes but nothing came close to this one. What makes this recipe a perfect consistency is the Silken tofu. Once you make it, it looks exactly like regular mayoI added cardamom to make it more aromatic. Also, the taste is amazing....more

Vegan Potato Salad

     http://healingtomato.com/blog/2014/07/21/potato-salad/I have always loved potato salad, but, all the potato salads have included yogurt. So, I came up with a simple recipe for vegan mayo and created a potato salad for it.This recipe is perfect for summer lunches or even brunch. The recipe includes some very colorful potatoes and the vegan mayo includes cardamom...more