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Plant-based Recipes

December 23, 2019

Hace un par de años me encontraba buscando una forma de hacer tamales sin grasas refinadas ni aceite. He hecho tamales veganos durante años, pero siempre les agregaba aceite o margarina "Earth Balance" (margarina vegana sin grasas trans), que pensé que era la opción "más saludable". Y probablemente sea mucho más saludable que la versión original con manteca de puerco y carne (ya sea pollo, puerco o res).

Sin embargo, últimament...

December 17, 2019

Prueba esta "carne molida" vegetariana en tacos, pastas, lasaña, pizza o cualquier otro platillo que puedas imaginar. La quinoa es un grano alto en proteína, así que las nueces añaden grasas saludables, fibra y proteína a este sustituto saludable de la carne molida.

¡Espero que te guste!


4 tazas de quinoa cocida* 
1½ taza de agua  
¾ taza de nueces  
¼ taza de cebolla picada 
2 dientes de ajo  
1 cucharadit...

December 17, 2019

La granola es simplemente deliciosa, no hay duda. Desafortunadamente, en realidad es muy DIFÍCIL encontrar una granola saludable. Aunque el nombre invoca imágenes de naturismo y salud, incluso las granolas comerciales tienden a estar cargadas de azúcar, aceite o ambos.  

Así que aquí tenemos una receta de granola simple que va a hacer que toda la casa se llene de un olor divino, que tiene un sabor delicioso y que te dará otra o...

December 10, 2019

Esta es realmente una de mis recetas favoritas. Es tan fácil de preparar y tan deliciosa. Y es tan nutritiva que la puedes comer como desayuno, una cena liviana o incluso como postre. Tiene un buen balance de proteínas, carbohidratos, grasas saludables y por supuesto ¡fruta! 

También, si quieres sustituir algo es muy fácil. En vez de quinoa, puedes usar avena, millo, amaranto, trigo sarraceno (¡uno de mis favoritos!) o incluso...

April 6, 2019

This is truly one of my favorite recipes. It is so easy to make and so delicious. And it's so nutritious you can have it for breakfast, a light dinner or even dessert. It has a great balance of protein, carbohydrates, healthy fats, and of course, fruit!

Also, making substitutions is quite easy. Instead of quinoa, you can use cooked steel cut oats, millet, amaranth, buckwheat (one of my favorites!), even cooked barley! For the c...

February 14, 2019

Granola is simply delicious, no doubt about it. Unfortunately, it is actually HARD to find a healthy granola! Even though the name evokes images of health-conscious crunchy-granola eaters, commercial granolas tend to be loaded with either lots of sugar, oil, or both. 

So here is a simple recipe that will make your whole house smell like heaven, taste yummy and give you another option for healthy and maybe even on-the-go breakfa...

January 24, 2019

Try these Quinoa Crumbles in tacos, pasta, lasagna, pizza, or just about any dish you can imagine. Quinoa is already a high protein grain, so the addition of walnuts helps to add healthy fats, fiber and protein to this healthy substitute for ground meat.



4 cups of cooked quinoa* 
1½ cups of water 
¾ cups of walnuts 
¼ cup of chopped onion
2 cloves of garlic 
1 teaspoon of vegetarian seasoning such as Better Tha...

December 10, 2018

This is truly the most delicious and simple home-made plant-based milk I've ever tried. 

Here are the simple ingredients:

1/2 cup of rolled oats

1/2 cup of raw cashews

2-3 dates

1 pinch of salt (optional)

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional)



1. Soak the oats in plenty of water for at least 20 minutes, but it could be for several hours or overnight. Soak the cashews too (separately) for better results.

2. Drain...

November 20, 2017

It took a few tries to perfect, but now this recipe will become a favorite, and probably a staple this time of the year.

What I like about making granola is how wonderful it makes the whole house smell. The best results are obtained when you bake the granola at a low temperature for several hours (even overnight sometimes!). The fragrance is irresistible and at the end you have a healthy breakfast alternative.

Unfortunately, som...

November 2, 2017

I had been looking for a way to make tamales with no added refined fats for a long time. I've made vegan tamales for years now, but always adding either oil or Earth Balance margarine, which I thought was the "healthier" option. And it probably is a lot healthier than the original version with lard and meat.

However, lately I have really eliminated oil from my own diet and even reworked all my recipes in my cookbooks to reflect...

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