April 13, 2017

Nopales Cactus Salad with Tomato, Avocado and Onion | Plant Based, Oil Free



The local market had cleaned cactus paddles and I thought it would be fun to give it a try. I've had grilled cactus paddles once, but I've never cooked with it before. After a quick internet search, I a few plant based nopales cactus recipes. The best one I found was by La Cocina de Leslie. This is my take on her Ensalada de Nopales recipe.

April 11, 2017

Green Lentil Curry with Collard Greens | Plant Based, Oil Free, Instant Pot



I was at the market last week and decided to pick up a bag of green lentils. Unlike red lentils, the green lentils retain their shape after cooking and have a slightly nutty taste. My favorite way to prepare them is this green lentil curry with collard green. It's easy to make and delicious to eat.

April 6, 2017

Buddha Bowl with Leek and Carrots | Plant Based, Oil Free

healthy buddha bowl with leek and carrots

There is nothing quite as satisfying as a buddha bowl loaded with healthy ingredients. The recipe for a buddha bowl is so versatile, you can use anything you have on hand. Don't have any carrots? Use beets instead. Don't have any leek? Use a bunch of green onions or a large sweet opinion in its place. If you love mushrooms, throw some of those in! It's basically a do-it-yourself plant based bowl filled with food that's good for you.

April 4, 2017

Vegan Food at Woodlands Indian Cuisine, Chatsworth CA



Woodlands Indian Cuisine in Chatsworth, CA serves up an awesome vegetarian/vegan lunch buffet. I enjoy the food so much, I've eaten there three times in one month. The food is South Indian inspired and everything on the menu is vegetarian. Many of the dishes are also vegan. All I do is ask the owner to point them out when I dine here. Woodlands is a great options for anyone looking for tasty vegan or vegetarian food in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles.