Vegan Recipes

Cacao Pudding

This recipe is from Matthew Kenney owner and extremely talented chef of M.A.K.E. in Santa Monica, CA.  This pudding is UH-mazing and one of my favorite desserts.  It is my birthday month and I will be celebrating by making a variety of vegan, gluten free treats! 



  • 2 avocados
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt

Blend until smooth.  I like to add banana, walnuts, and coconut.  I recently tried it with strawberries and it was bomb! Enjoy!




Jujube Tea

Jujube, also known as the Chinese date, are one of my favorite fruits for making a delicious tea.  I absolutely love jujube’s!  Packed with vitamins and nutrients jujube’s are beneficial to your health in many ways.  Listed below are some of its many benefits.   


  • Stress / Anxiety  reliever
  • Digestive and Cleansing aid
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Loaded with 18 important amino acids
  • Great source of energy
  • Loaded with magnesium, potassium, copper, niacin, calcium, manganese, phosphorus, and iron
  • Used for treating coughs, cold, and the flu

Just to name a few!

For my tea I chopped 6 dried jujubes, brought them to a boil in about 2-2.5 cups water, and let them simmer.   It can be boiled with ginger and cinnamon, although today I was out of both :p  Once you’ve enjoyed your tea you can boil the jujubes in another batch of water for a second serving.  

Vegan Cereal

bird food

If I ever feel like cereal, this is what I eat.  Its a much smaller bowl but satisfying non the less.


  • hemp seeds
  • chia seeds
  • buckwheat
  • almond or coconut milk

Equal portions of seeds and milk to your liking 🙂 I usually mix the seeds and measure table spoons to the amount I’m hungry for.  Simple. Enjoy!