Chipotle Black Bean, Sweet Potato, and Kale Salad with Cilantro Pepita Sauce

Chipotle Black Bean, Sweet Potato, and Kale Salad with Cilantro Pepita Sauce

Chipotle goes so well with the bitter notes of kale, the sweetness of sweet potatoes, and the creamy, nuttiness of black beans. This warm salad capitalizes on the complimentary notes of chipotle with all three ingredients in one dish. I have been combining them in different ways for a while now, and this purple kale, [...]

Portobello Fajitas with Habanero Avocado Crema

Portobello Fajitas with Habanero Avocado Crema

Being from Arizona, southwest flavors are always close to my heart and on my mind. These portobello fajitas with habanero avocado crema are a vegan version of a southwest classic... and honestly with the meaty goodness that portobello mushrooms provide who even needs meat?! With a super fast sear in a blazing hot pan, the [...]

Mushroom Bahn Mi Bowls with Vegan Sriracha Mayo

Mushroom Bahn Mi Bowls with Vegan Sriracha Mayo

These vegan-ified Bahn Mi bowls served with a sriracha 'mayo' are a perfect meal to prep for a week of healthy lunches! Each component can be made in advance and then packed together the day of or the night before for a crave-able lunch that left me reaching for every last grain of rice. Mushrooms [...]

Grapefruit, Beet, and Rosemary Agua Fresca

Grapefruit, Beet, and Rosemary Agua Fresca

Grapefruit and beets go so well together - give this combo a try with this grapefruit, beet, and rosemary agua fresca! No juicer needed 😊. Have you ever tried agua fresca? It translates to 'fresh water' and is a popular drink in Central America. There are numerous renditions with a variety of ingredients from fruits, [...]

Veggie Summer Rolls with Raw Mango Wasabi Sauce

Veggie Summer Rolls with Raw Mango Wasabi Sauce

Summer might be ending, but summer rolls are forever! 😉 These veggie summer rolls with mango wasabi sauce are here to bring some brightness to your day! They are entirely customizable. I used avocado, cucumber, bell peppers, carrots, pea sprouts, and green onions. You can mix and match with anything you like. Rolling these is [...]

Kale, Sweet Potato, White Bean, Avocado, and Kraut Bowl with Lime Maple-Mustard Miso Sauce

Kale, Sweet Potato, White Bean, Avocado, and Kraut Bowl with Lime Maple-Mustard Miso Sauce

How do you like your bowls? I like mine with extra greens 😊. This Kale, Sweet Potato, White Bean, Avocado, and Kraut Bowl with Lime Maple-Mustard Miso Sauce is basically a macro bowl minus the grains. Here I have subbed extra kale in place of grains. Feel free to modify that if you want! It [...]

The Funky Monkey: Coffee, Cacao, Banana, Date and Peanut Butter Smoothie

The Funky Monkey: Coffee, Cacao, Banana, Date and Peanut Butter Smoothie

For an easy and delicious breakfast (or lunch) give this Coffee, Cacao, Banana, Date and Peanut Butter Smoothie a try! This smoothie is modeled after a drink I had in Tucson, Arizona at a cafe a block from my apartment called the Funky Money. An ode to the magic that happens when you combine banana and [...]