FOOD

Let food be thy medicine. Learn how changing your diet from animal-based to plant-based can help eliminate or control diseases like cancer and diabetes, and then put it into practice by following our easy plant-based recipes.
Aquafaba MayonnaiseThis is the perfect light mayo for all your mayo needs! It’s much healthier than real mayo but doesn't lack in texture and flavor. The key to making plant-based mayo is the aquafaba liquid. The liquid comes from a can of cooked chickpeas or, alternatively, the leftover water from cooking your own chickpeas. This is a fun recipe to make, fast and easy, and a wonderful alternative to mayo with eggs. No one will know that you didn’t use eggs in this recipe… that is of course unless you tell them!
Vegan Melted CheeseOne of the characteristics that people miss most about cheese when they stop using it is its texture when it melts. This version of vegetarian cheese has a texture very similar to melted cheese, and therefore is excellent for use in recipes such as Salvadoran pupusas or any other recipe that requires melted cheese.
Sofrito BoricuaThe sofrito is one of the most important ingredients of Puerto Rican food, since it is used to make almost all the most important dishes. The wonderful thing about this recipe is that it is very simple, healthy, and also easy to prepare. It can be used to flavor many stews and dishes, including soups and rice.
Vegetarian SeasoningIt is very common in Latin American cuisine to use the famous "bouillon cubes" or "powdered consommé", either flavored with chicken, beef or tomato. Unfortunately, these products can have a very high sodium level, in addition to other chemical ingredients that could be harmful to health. This recipe provides a healthy alternative for these products, which can be used to give a good flavor to any dish.
Red Chili SauceThis is a basic sauce that can be used to make many Mexican dishes, such as Pozole and Enchiladas. I prefer to use peppers that are not spicy, but that is really up to each person. The taste of this homemade sauce is far superior to the processed sauces that often have chemical ingredients to preserve them.
Roasted Almond ButterAlmond butter is one of the easiest things to make in this cookbook. It’s decidedly not the easiest to clean up, but well worth the trouble. Almond butter is (in my opinion) much tastier than peanut butter and has the added benefit of providing a hefty dose of Vitamin E. You may have avoided it on store shelves because of the high price tag but hopefully this simple recipe will convince you to give it a try. If you prefer the flavor of raw almond, you can skip ahead to the blending paragraph.
Brazil Nut GravyBrazil nuts aren’t usually a pantry staple but every time I get my hands on them, I’m pleasantly reminded of how buttery and sweet they taste. All of the Brazil nut’s comforting flavors are brought out in this gravy recipe shared with us by Dr. Lorayne Barton. We like it best over biscuits.
Cashew Cheese SauceUse anywhere a cheese sauce is required. Like mac n cheese. This non-dairy vegan cheese sauce tastes great and the best part is, you don't have to cook it.
Lemon-Garlic VinaigretteDon’t buy bottled dressing with countless ingredients and just try this one! Lemon and garlic bring a world of zing to any salad, fancy or plain.