Category Archives: Recipes

Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Porridge in General, Recipes

Introducing: the most nourishing, heart-warming, nurturing breakfast bowl... Ever! I love eating something warm for breakfast, it makes me feel so calm and grounded. This quinoa porridge is easy to make, delicious, jam-packed with protein and very filling. It will keep you going all the way till lunch! Here's how: 1 cup yellow or red quinoa, rinsed 2.5 cups almond milk water (if needed) 1 apple handful of dates raisins to taste 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 tbsp maple syrup handful of almonds, chopped hemp seeds Make sure you rinse the quinoa properly, then add to...

Chocolate Almond Milkshake in General, Recipes

Hello, heaven! This is one of my go-to smoothies whenever I feel like I need a pick-me up these days. It's thick, chocolatey, filling and absolutely delicious. Here's how! 1 frozen banana 2 tbsp almond butter 1/2 cup chocolate almond milk dash of raw cacao ice cacao nibs unsweetened coconut flakes Mix the banana, almond butter, almond milk, cacao and ice in a blender. If you don't have banana frozen you can use a fresh one (frozen ones just make for a creamier smoothie), and if you don't have chocolate almond milk you can use...

Zesty Rice Noodle Salad in General, Recipes

This is an absolutely delicious dish that my mom whipped up for us yesterday and I just had to snag the recipe to share with you guys! I love rice noodles because you can pair them with almost anything, and they are so easy to make! This salad is filling and super delicious. Enjoy it on a warm summer night with a cold beer (or some ginger lemonade!). Zesty Rice Noodle Salad Rice noodles (one package) 1 small head of broccoli 2 bell peppers Three cups kale I cup spinach Juice of 1/2 lime 1...

Cardamom Chia Pudding with Vanilla Mango Cream in General, Recipes

This just happened and it's. The. Bomb. Dot. Com. !!! Cardamom in chia pudding sounds kind of ridiculous but my mom introduced me to it when she was here a few months ago and now I'm hooked! This is officially my absolute favourite chia pudding recipe of all time. The cardamom works so well with the creaminess of the chia and the mango makes it all come together in this heavenly, never-would-have-thought-it-could-work combination that will leave you dizzy with happiness. Here is how! Cardamom Chia Pudding 1/2 cup chia seeds 2 cups unsweetened almond milk...

Zucchini Noodles with Toasted Sesame Dressing in General, Recipes

I GOT A SPIRALIZER!!!! Aaaahhh!! They don't sell them here in Aruba and I've been trying to get one shipped forever and it finally arrived! I felt like a child on Christmas morning putting it together. I've had so many variations of zucchini noodles with creamy dressings, Alfredo style, and even though I love those variations I've been wanting to make something zesty and Asian inspired. So, this happened! It was so easy. So awesome. Dennis doesn't like zucchini noodles (why??) but I made him try it and he ate an entire bowl. Here's how! 2...

Overnight Coconut Quinoa Porridge with Berries and Love in General, Recipes

I love making my breakfasts the day before. Knowing there is something delicious waiting for me in the morning is such a treat and it saves me a ton of time in the AM! This recipe is one of my all-time breakfast favorites. Quinoa is an amazing source of plant-based protein and something most of us are used to as savory, but this jar of yumminess is creamy, sweet and absolutely delicious. I like to make a big batch of quinoa early in the week to throw in salads and have ready for dinners, so...

Apple Cinnamon Bowl in General, Recipes

This is one of my favourite snacks to make when I need an afternoon boost. It's ridiculously simple to make, delicious and so good for you! My grandmother used to make me and my brother a version of this when we were kids, but instead of almond milk she'd use regular milk and heavy cream(!) and then we'd pour a huge pile of sugar on top. This version is a lot healthier and tastes amazing - I'm pretty sure my grandma would approve. 1 big apple handful of almonds almond milk cinnamon Grate the entire...

Potato-Mushroom Soup with Rosemary in Recipes

As many of you know I absolutely love making soup - it's just so easy! This is a new favorite creation of mine that's filling, nurturing, easy to make and absolutely delicious. Give it a try with different kinds of mushrooms (why not chanterelles if you have some available?) - the taste will differ depending on what variety you use. Enjoy! Ingredients: 1 large yellow onion 300 grams fresh mushrooms (any kind! I used a mixture of white button, oyster and mini portobello mushrooms) 600 gram fingerling potatoes (or any kind you have at home)...

Green Pea Soup with Mint in General, Recipes

This is one of my favourite soups to make for one specific reason: its ridiculously easy. So easy in fact, you won't believe it! It's bright green and deliciously filling but fresh and light at the same time. I got the original recipe from my friend and inspiration for all things food Ella Woodward but I had to tweak it a bit because I couldn't find the ingredients needed here in Aruba... When you live on a Caribbean island you have to work with what you've got! Ella's recipe calls for Cannellini Beans but I...

Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Bread in General, Recipes

Do you ever buy more produce than you can finish? This happens to me a few times a month; I end up with overripe avocados or brown bananas and while I nearly cry finding out my avocados won't be good for guac anymore, brown bananas actually make me happy! Why? Because overripe bananas equal VEGAN BANANA BREAD. Every time. Here is my favourite recipe! This loaf is perfectly dense, moist and delicious and its so easy to make. Oh, and the darker the bananas, the better! Since the bananas are already so sweet we'll only...