Recipe: Chinese Smashed Cucumber Salad

I posted a picture on Facebook of my favorite, most addictive snack…My version of a Chinese smashed cucumber salad. It’s perfect for summertime snacking! Since then, people have been asking me what it is and how to make it. Since there’s a process on how to prepare the cucumbers, I thought I would do a…

Recipe: Vegan Chili with tofu.

Tofu is one of those things where you either really like or you hate it. I honestly think people who don’t like tofu hasn’t tried it well seasoned. But then again, I could be biased since I grew up eating the stuff and love it. This recipe for vegan chili is hands down my favorite…

Recipe: Kale and Tortellini Soup

I’ve been feeling a bit sickish recently…I don’t have a cold, but I’m certainly just not feeling all that great. So I figured I would make my favorite quick and easy soup to eat and blog it to share with you all. This soup comes together and is ready to eat within an hour. Unlike most…

Recipe: Pixie’s Easy Hummus

I am a hummus fanatic. I like to eat it as a snack with veggies or crackers. If I’m out of salad dressing, I like to put a few dollops of hummus into my salad. I also like to use it as a sandwich spread since I do not like mayonnaise. Hummus is also part…

Recipe: Cold Quinoa Veggie Salad

Quinoa is one of my new favorite things to make. It’s like couscous, but nuttier. It soaks up the flavor of what ever you’re cooking it with. It’s very filling. It’s delicious hot or cold. And it’s quick and easy to make! I’ve made this salad many times before. When I’ve brought it to potlucks, there…

Recipe: Fresh Mango Salsa

Growing up in Hawaii, my family had a huge mango tree in the backyard. That meant summers of endless mangos and mango bread until the next summer made with fruit that had been over-ripe and frozen. I’m spoiled when it comes to mangos. No mango will ever be as sweet or as delicious as the ones I…

Recipe: Lemony Zucchini Fettuccine

My coworker Larry, who has the greenest thumb and can grow so many fruits and vegetables, mentioned to me that since zucchini (also called courgette) are coming in now, I should do a recipe on my blog with them. This dish is my favorite way to eat zucchini and I’ve been making it for years….

Recipe: Chicky Peas and Macaroni Salad

I like the idea of macaroni and potato salad, and sometimes I’ll even eat it. But I do not like mayonnaise – at all. There’s something about the smell and the taste of it that just doesn’t appeal to me. I was looking on The Simple Veganista at a recipe for a vegan lentil loaf that my…