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Greens, quinoa and black beans salad with creamy and healthy cilantro mint dressing

The recipes I share here, at least I make tehm twice, depending how difficult they are. “Difficult”, in quotes because I hardly make anything too complicated. This dressing, I’ve done it like 10 times, and not because I want to be sure that this is easy to prepare and tastes good, it is because it has become my new addiction.    This dressing made with cilantro and mint, has a secret ingredient to make it creamy but with no unhealthy fats. And the best part is that these dressings tastes better the next day,…

Moon balls, vegan coconut and almond candy

Best candy ever!!!! ? And on top of having freat flavor, it is also healthy and good for you. I do not think we could ask for more.   These vegan moon balls are a dream come true.   Print Moon balls, vegan coconut and almond candy Prep Time 20 mins Total Time 20 mins   Just five ingredients to heaven. Servings: 12 Author: piloncilloyvainilla.com Ingredients 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut 1 heaping tablespoon almond cream 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 teaspoons maple syrup 1 pinch of salt 1 cup dark chocolate Maldon salt *…

Berry Chia Seed Jam

This berry chia seed jam is perfect with oats, ice cream, bread, anything… This berry chia seed jam started as a topping for pancakes, but we slowly started using it for everything. It is so good, healthy and easy to prepare, that once you try it, completely you will have a hard time stop eating it. The good thing is that it comes together in a pinch, really… it is that easy. My kids even eat it alone, as dessert or snack to take to school and I love it. Chia seeds are full of antioxidants…

Crazy good black bean + mole burgers with grilled pineapple

This post is made in partnership with  La Guelaguetza, the recipe, the pictures and opinions are all mines. You have to stop now whatever you are doing and run to your kitchen and prepare these black bean and mole burgers. They are a bit spicy, hearty, delicious and a perfect bite for the fourth of July. These crazy good black bean burgers are made with one of the most authentic mole sauces I’ve tried and love. This mole sauce comes from this beautiful family, and I’m sure as soon as you watch their video you’ll fall…

Asian flavored vegan hamburger

This is one of my favorite meals of all time, Asian flavored vegan hamburger. Just imagine a vegan hamburger pattie made with potatoes, chickpeas, ginger, garlic, tamari and sesame oil. And all topped with fresh and crispy veggies and Sriracha Mayo! YUMMMMMMM.   This is the mayo that I use and  this  is the Sriracha sauce that I love. You can get them both at Wholefoods, amazon or anywhere. Of course feel free to use which ever you like best. Here is the recipe for this amazing Asian flavored vegan hamburger and I hope you…


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