The Breakfast-To-Go Struggle

Rarely do I wake up early enough to make my own breakfast. I’m not a morning person and don’t think I ever will be. So each morning I come into my office, and after I’ve poured my hot cup of coffee with a splash of almond milk, my stomach immediately alerts me that we need food. My mind…

Comfort Foods

I’m back home in Michigan for the weekend. After my plane landed, I was tempted to grab a bite from Leo’s Coney Island, located inside the Detroit airport, but decided to hold out for G Georges Restaurant in Southfield, which was definitely worth the wait. I stuck with my usual order: Lemon Egg Drop Soup…

Friday Fail: Coconut Lime Cauliflower Rice

I’ve been enjoying the recent cauliflower wave. It’s the new tofu, ya’ll! Almost anything can be made from cauliflower… or so it seems. I’ve seen recipes for cauliflower cheese bread (which I definitely plan to try), and I’ve personally enjoyed a few varieties of tempura cauliflower, as well as cauliflower roasted, whipped, dipped and more!…

Stuffed Plantain in Brooklyn

Whenever I finally perfect my plantain-cooking skills, I will attempt to recreate the delicious Plátanos Rellenos dish from Beso, a cozy casual bar & restaurant located in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Beso was a welcomed suggestion after a busy Saturday in Brooklyn. Finding the location was easy, seating was quick, and the service was…

Cocoa Almond Shake

I rarely go for Bananas. They’re a pretty boring fruit to eat by themselves, but an absolute must in any shake I make. In my never-ending quest to resist ice-cream and other dairy-heavy desserts, I’ve been making more banana-based treats to curb my cravings. Here is a simple yet filling shake that takes two seconds…

Hawaiian Bread French Toast

French Toast is a breakfast food favorite. Hawaiian Rolls are an anytime, all the time, breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and no regrets midnight snack favorite. So it only makes sense to combine the two… Ingredients (Serves 2): 1 Package of Hawaiian Rolls 1/2 cup of Vanilla Almond Milk 2 Eggs 1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon…

Simple Crispy Tofu

There’s a restaurant in Ferndale, Michigan called the Om Cafe. Growing up in Detroit, I didn’t really frequent the place, but it remains a strong memory for two very specific and totally non-related reasons: First, it was here where as a child I watched the OJ Simpson verdict play out on the restaurant’s mounted TV. And…

Non-Dairy Cocoa & Coffee Bean Ice Cream

I consider myself 90% vegan because the one thing I can’t commit to giving up is ice cream, however, this simple vegan-friendly, non-dairy version made from bananas may help! Ingredients (Serves 2): 4 ripe bananas ice 1/4 cup of almond milk cocoa cinnamon Optional: Coffee grinds and Oreos (crushed) for topping.  Directions: Slice each banana into…

Cinnamon & Ginger Roasted Grapefruit

Living vegan or vegetarian usually means you’re on an endless search for breakfast options that don’t come with plenty of carbs. Sweeten up your mornings with a Cinnamon & Ginger Roasted Grapefruit… Ingredients (Serves 4): 2 Pink Grapefruits – halved and segmented ground ginger ground cinnamon raw brown sugar Directions (Prep: 5min, Cook: 5min): Preheat…