Maca

  Maca powder is another Superfood that I use regularly. It comes from the Maca root, a member of the cruciferous family, like broccoli, cauliflower, radish and kale. This plant grows in high altitude, in the Peruvian Andes in South America. Over there, Maca has been used for centuries to enhance fertility in animals and humans.     Maca has …

Spirulina

  Spirulina powder is an algae that I have been using for many years. Its beautiful green-blue color comes from chlorophyll and the pigment phycocyanin. This freshwater-growing algae has been around since the appearance of life on the Earth. Just like chlorella, it is at the bottom of the food chain, providing pure protein, fatty acids, carbs, and high amounts …

Mac and Cheese

  As you probably noticed, I often talk about Nutritional yeast. I use it in many of my recipes, since it reminds me of the taste of cheese. It’s definitely an important ingredient to have in your pantry if you decide to go vegan, or if you enjoy eating healthy once in a while. Those amazing flakes give the best …

Crepes: dairy-free & egg-free

  Those who believe that vegans only eat grass and lentils are totally wrong. Choosing a plant-based diet does not mean that you have to deprive yourself from all the comfort food you’re used to have as an omnivore. There are plenty of meat-free, dairy-free and egg-free versions of all your favorite recipes. All you need to do is a …

Grow Wheatgrass at home

  If you experienced the Detox program at Orion, you probably had the chance to taste our amazing wheatgrass juice. Just one shot per day can do so much good in your life. Wheatgrass is considered by many people to be the most healing of all grasses.  It is one of the richest sources of vitamins A and C, and …

Tofu Scramble: Wrap it up!

  In my last post, I told you about one on my favorite breakfast to replace eggs: Tofu scramble. I wanted to add today that you can use this recipe to make breakfast burritos! This dish will fool any meat eater! Super filling and delicious, you will impress your guests with this vegan wrap. You can use your left over …

Nutritional Yeast

Have you ever heard of Nutritional Yeast? It is literally a drug for all vegans. I know, the name does not sound very appealing…but the taste!!! Nutritional Yeast is the secret ingredient in “cheesy” but cheese free dishes. It has a “nutty-cheesy” flavor to die for. You can use it to make nut cheese, to sprinkle on pizzas or pasta, …

Home-made Almond milk

Did you know that you can make milk from almost any type of nuts and seeds? Hemp, hazelnut, cashew, Brazil, etc… Plant-based milk is so much better than cow’s milk because it is cruelty free, and it doesn’t come with the health problems related to animal protein intake. * Almond milk is my favorite, because it is the most alkaline …

Arugula Pesto

I love Pesto!!! Basil, parsley, sundried tomatoes, spinach, kale, mint, thyme, cilantro, chard, … I can turn anything into a delicious pesto sauce. I use it on pasta, of course. Spaghetti, penne, fusilli, linguini, rotini, no matter the pasta you chose, it will be a success. I use it also as a sauce for sandwiches, pizzas or as a dressing …

Sprouting

Today I want to share with you how to grow your sprouts at home. When I first got into the healthy food, I discovered the wonderful world of sprouting. I knew about Mung beans, of course, just like everybody. We’ve all had them in a Stir Fried or a Pad Thai… But what about the other sprouts? Buckwheat, sunflower, broccoli, …