Pita with Falafel

Many people have trouble making falafels, some don´t get the taste quite right, and others end up bland and crumble. In this recipe I make traditional falafels, and put them in a pita with sun dried tomatoes and other tasty ingredients. In my experience, the trick to make great falafels is the size of the…

Veggies with Tofu

I used to hate tofu, but as soon as I learned how to properly cook it I started to really like it. In this recipe, I make tofu with vegetables served with a sweet soy sauce that has orange and peanuts for taste. It has a very different taste, but it´s very enjoyable. To prepare…

Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatos

I love pasta, and in this version, I make a sun-dried tomato pasta, with olives and vegan parm cheese. I like this recipe because the sauce is sweet, but still tastes a lot like the traditional tomato sauce, and the olives, which are salty, neutralize the taste. This dish has a lot of components that…

Chocolate & Almond Mousse

This is one of my favorite desserts for several reasons, it´s chocolate, it´s sweet and creamy, and it´s very easy to prepare. This recipe uses none conventional ingredients to prepare the chocolate mousse, like avocado and salt, but the combination of all the ingredients with the crunch of the almonds makes it very special. To…

Spicy Tomato Salsa

This recipe is for those who like spicy salsa. This tomato based salsa is great for get togethers, and to share with friends. It is very easy to prepare and it is best served with tortilla chips or kettle chips. I like to make it for games, and serve it with cauliflower buffalo bites and…

Choco-mint Bites

This dessert is raw, healthy, sweet and very easy to prepare, my favorite part is the mint taste. When I created the choco-banana bites I wanted to experiment with different flavors, and this was one of them. It uses actual mint leaves, rather than artificial flavors or extracts, and it has very simple and accessible…

Cheesy Potato Skins

I´ve tried using potato cheese in a couple recipes, but this time I wanted to use it to fill potato skins. This is a popular dish in sport bars, and the idea came to me the day of the Super Bowl. It´s a great way to watch a game or a movie, and to have…

Pasta Pesto

I love pesto, but it has been hard finding vegan pesto around. I found some recipes and tried them and they were good, but did not exceed my expectations. In this recipe, I make a pasta pesto that for me has the traditional pesto taste (the regular pesto that has parm cheese on it), and…

Breakfast Burrito

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, here in Costa Rica we have amazing breakfasts, usually including Gallo Pinto (rice and beans). In this recipe, I make a breakfast burrito, filling it with some of the traditional breakfasts from Costa Rica like Gallo Pinto, Tofu eggs, and tempeh bacon. This is a big breakfast,…

Stuffed Sweet Potato

There are some ingredients that I love, but had never combined before: Avocado, sweet potatoes, and beans. In this recipe, I combine the 3 in a way that is maybe not traditional but it tastes incredible. The idea came with the traditional stuffed potato, however this dish always has cheese, meat, sour cream, and other…

Rice with Mock Chicken

This is a traditional recipe from Costa Rica, we have it a lot here, usually with beans and potatoes.  I wanted to make it vegan and it was a big challenge since chicken is its main ingredient, however I could come up with a way of making it taste almost the same and be cruelty…

Baked Potato & Kale Chips

I really like having chips or fries to eat with my lunch. I rarely have them because I prefer if my food is not fried, but in this recipe, I make some that you don´t need to fry but rather bake. I use potatoes, sweet potatoes, and kale, but almost any vegetable can be used….