Zucchini, Bean and Avocado Salad

Salads. I can’t exactly explain why I don’t like salads very much- I would much rather get my greens by blending them into a smoothie, but my mid-year’s resolution is to incorporate more of them in my diet. What I am a fan of are buddha bowls. So basically I just removed the quinoa and…

Black Bean Burger

You know, sometimes you just need a burger. On those days, this is my go-to life-saving recipe. This blend of spices creates a not too: Salty Mushy Savory burger. Another bonus? Less than 10 ingredients and you have yourself a mashtah-piece. Get it? Since you mash the beans? Life tip: Learn to laugh at yourself….

Chicago Vegan Food + Drink Festival

In one weekend I knocked two things off my bucket list: visit Chicago and attend a festival dedicated to eating and drinking. I lived in Central Florida for over 20 years and never made it to Epcot’s Food and Wine. Boo. Vegan Food and Drink Festival had their second annual festivals in Chicago, Toronto and…

Cauliflower Tacos

Throughout this process of lifestyle and dietary change, I am becoming more in tune with my body- I try to listen to it more. There were days that I had sharp abdominal pains, nausea, itchy skin, irritable bowels and terrible breakouts. I never knew why and never paid attention to what I was eating or…

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Porridge

  There is something about cream of wheat, or farina, that brings me comfort and all the nostalgic feels. As a child, this was a common breakfast and usually consisted of: Lots of milk Lots of sugar Lots of cinnamon     On this particular morning, I just knew I wanted a big bowl of…

Raw Vegan Chocolate PB Energy Balls

Chocolate. Peanut butter. Match made in heaven, amirite? I wanted to come up with a protein packed healthy-ish substitute for my Reese’s peanut butter cup or Almond Joy cravings. Making energy balls is quick and easy which I LOVE. But most recipes call for medjool dates. This time around, I wanted something straight up: Chocolatey…

Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadillas

Can we just take a second and appreciate the goodness that is a quesadilla? Crunchy, soft, cheesy and handheld- I mean come on. At first when I was making the transition to veganism, I thought well, looks like I will be a vegetarian forever because, CHEESE. WRONG-O! As with just about everything else thus far-…

Vegan Galaxy Donuts

DONUT LOVERS EVERYWHERE- these are out of this THIS WORLD!  Vegan Galaxy Donuts MAKES 6 DONUTS INGREDIENTS DONUTS 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup raw cane sugar 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp nutmeg Pinch of cinnamon 1/2 cup non dairy milk ( I used almond) 1 tsp apple cider vinegar (…

Sherise Rae Rambles: Compassion

There’s nothing more than this world needs than compassion. Compassionate living among groups of people, across state lines and borders. Human to human. Human to animal. In the modern western world, we are dehumanized and desensitized. People cringe at the thought of seeing a baby feed off of their mother’s breast, but are not disgusted…

Vegan Breakfast Burritos

Vegan Breakfast Burritos SERVES 2-4 INGREDIENTS 16 oz organic firm tofu Grapeseed or olive oil 1-2 potatoes, cubed 1/4 tsp paprika pinch of salt and pepper 1/2 red pepper, thinly sliced FOR THE SAUCE: 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp cumin powder 1/4 tsp chili powder 1/4 tsp turmeric SERVE WITH…