Simple vegan broccoli soup

This simple vegan broccoli soup is delicious, easy and so comforting.  There are some flavors that I could never get tired of, there are flavors that have always been in my life and probably in many people’s life. Like this simple vegan broccoli soup, it is classic, simple, delicious, and very easy to prepare. I love this type of recipe that I know my kids will eat for sure and that I can have on the dinner table in a pinch. And it is perfect because there are like “million” studies showing all the benefits and superpowers of bróccoli. Did you know that it is…

Healthy black bean and sweet potato chili

This recipe for healthy black bean and sweet potato chili is the perfect meal to prepare with pantry staple ingredients. It is delicious, spicy and very easy to prepare. Don’t you just love a big pot of soup? I love soups, any kind of soup, I just love them. I love getting back home from a cold or rainy day and knowing that a huge bowl of soup will be waiting for me always makes me smile. This vegan sweet potato chili is very easy to prepare and it turns out very good. Its flavor is smokey, hearty and very satisfying. If you love  sweet potatoes…


Oat milk is going through a massive boom in the vegetable milk world, in the vegan world, my world. It is becoming the new favorite plant-based milk, and I can truly understand why. This new type of vegan milk, is easy to prepare, very cheap and it has tons of benefits. I mean… Who doesn’t know about how great you feel after eating a big oatmeal bowl for breakfast? Since I’ve tried it and discovered how easy it is to make at home, I’ve been using it EVERYWHERE. I pour it into my coffee, my tea, smoothies, my cereal… I have even cooked with it. It…

Classic Chai tea chia pudding

This classic chai tea chia pudding has the perfect flavor combination o all the spices of chai tea and the benefits of chia. This chia pudding is very light in texture and with tons of warm notes. It is the perfect pudding to start the morning if you serve some cashew yogurt on top or as a dessert if you serve this chai tea chia pudding with whipped coconut cream. The tea is from Mountain Rose Herbs, and I have to tell you that from the moment I opened the box, I could smell the deliciousness of the tea. Just imagine clove, cardamom, and cinnamon…

Farro salad with roasted cauliflower and romesco sauce

I’ve bet you heard a lot about farro, well if you are a superfood lover like me. Farro is one of the ancestral grains like freekeh and Kamut. It is a type of wheat and hopefully, you will fall in love with it as I did when I first tried it. Farro has a chewy consistency and a nuttier flavor. It is perfect for salads because it doesn’t get mushy and, it holds its shape perfectly well. Another thing I love about farro is that is an ancestral grain. What this means is that has not been modified from its origin. It is the same as…

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