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vegan quesadilla

quesadilla

The pepper jack cheese from Daiya sounded perfect for this yummy vegan quesadilla with pinto beans! It’s stuffed with the beans, peppers and tomatoes for a fresh twist and topped with a quick and simple salsa! There are SO MANY variations you can do with this like a mixed bean filling or stuffing it with different kinds of veggies and topping it with some fresh guacamole and vegan sour cream! I find that quesadilla or on a more broad note Mexican and Spanish foods are one of those things that you really miss when you go vegan. I swear everyone thinks it is so hard to replicate them but it really isn’t now that there are tons of vegan cheeses out there as well as easy nut based cheeses that actually melt.

These are SO QUICK and EASY to make!

I pulled these together within a few minutes and the only real waiting part is for the cheese to melt! Isn’t that the best part though?! It does take a bit for it to melt because it isn’t a traditional cheese but that problem is modified with cooking them on low for an extra amount of time so the tortilla doesn’t burn! Definitely try using a bunch of different color variety of peppers because the extra color looks so pretty in this! As you can see from the pictures I stuffed these a little too much because they’re not as thin as regular quesadilla but hey, the more the merrier! Feel free to use a whole wheat or gluten free wrap as well for an even healthier version!

vegan quesadilla

vegan quesadilla

Now, the salsa I made with this is not an authentic “omg I am in love” kind of salsa but a very simple one you can make when you don’t have anything else on hand. I actually used the “salsa” as a seasoning for the beans because I hate when you have smashed beans and they’re too dry so I like to add a little liquid while they’re cooking. You can definitely try adding whatever seasonings you like to it to spice it up a bit!

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waffles

When you’re a child you often wake up to breakfasts like this or rather dream of waffles smothered in everything you can imagine! When you grow up, you start to realize that maybe that isn’t such a good idea but it’s alright to indulge every once in a while! I hardly eat waffles so you can imagine my first time trying to *make* (key word: trying) was a happy disaster! I bought a waffle maker just for this review and everything! There was a point during the whole ordeal (an ordeal it was!) that I thought I was going to disappoint Isaac from Surprisingly Vegan and there wouldn’t be a recipe at all! I tried every different variation of batter amount from 1/4 cup, 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup and each time they failed….

I dubbed them happy snowflakes as I was internally freaking out!

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Eventually as proof of these drool worthy photos — I found a happy medium and these Strawberry Almond Waffles smothered in chocolate shavings, coconut caramel, rawmio chocolate hazelnut spread, Go Veggie! strawberry cream cheese and finally Soyatoo! Rice Whip were born! Woooooah, what a mouthful that is to say!

Ingredients

Surprisingly Vegan is made with only six ingredients; gluten free oats, ground flaxseed, english walnuts, coconut palm nectar, sea salt and vanilla beans. How awesome is it that you can recognize each and every one of those ingredients? Can you believe these babies are gluten and refined sugar free?! They are divine! I had no idea what to expect but I was very pleasantly surprised! It’s a delicious, whole grain and healthy alternative to the usual waffle!

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I will be giving away three boxes of this vegan waffle mix! One to three different people to try but EVERYONE who enters will be receiving a special coupon for a percentage off buying a box of Surprisingly Vegan! Remember to click read more for the recipe for these yummy Strawberry Almond Waffles!

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*Disclaimer*

Just to be on the safe side; Surprisingly Vegan sent me these to review for free but all opinions stated within are my own and I am not being paid to write this review.

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mock tuna salad
mock tuna salad

Inspired by the Vegetarian Food Festival, I made this Mock Tuna Salad because I missed the one by De La Tierra! It’s a super simple recipe that comes together within ten minutes and is really healthy as well! You can add some Kelp or Nori seasoning if you want more of a “fishy” taste but I prefer it without it. It tastes really great in wraps or on bread and you can even try the infamous “tuna melt” haha.

Sorry for the very short post but I have to run somewhere really soon so I’m posting this right before I leave.

– Alexis ♥

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avocado pesto

Hey guys! I wanted to eat something light and healthy so I made this Spinach Avocado Pesto! It is nut free, raw and processed vegan cheese free! I’m not a fan of the overly processed vegan cheeses so I never use them. This “sauce” is creamy and has that tangy saltiness that Parmesan gives the traditional pesto. I’ve never actually had pesto before so this is my version based on what I see traditional pesto consists of minus the fresh basil! You can even use this as a dip and it would be amazing. I hope you enjoy it!

avocado pesto

I can’t wait for the warm weather to arrive and this dish reminds me of summer! I’ve been spending my days brainstorming recipes and looking at culinary schools! I’m actually on break from my school at the moment and during my time off I’ve been contemplating my major and I really think I might go to culinary school for baking and pastry arts because I would LOVE to open up a vegan bakery one day! If it was possible to start an online home based bakery in NYC, I would start it in a heartbeat.

Enough of my rambling! Click read more for the recipe! 🙂

– Alexis ♥

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Hey guys,

I have another savory recipe for you – Vegan Yucca Burgers with a Cuban Mojo Sauce! I’ve been exploring a lot of vegan Latin recipes and cooking a lot of Cuban food and I got inspired by Yucca fries. I decided to try out a veggie burger with it and it came out better than I expected! If you’ve never had yucca before the taste is similar to potatoes and can be used to substitute them. It might look intimidating when you look at it but just give it a try!

Thanks,

Alexis

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