Project 2019 – “JuLY-COPENE: Lycopene-rich Foods and Its Biological Importance ft. 15-minute Vegan Black Bean Pasta with Tomato Sauce from Scratch”

(Camera: iPhone 8+) Lycopene? More like WHY-copene should we consume it in our diet? Alright, I’m not the best at puns. ANYWAY, lycopene is a subclass of carotenoids, a class of phytonutrients, that contribute to the red, orange, and/or yellow pigment of fruits and vegetables. Lycopene has been studied mostly for its relation with antioxidants.Continue reading “Project 2019 – “JuLY-COPENE: Lycopene-rich Foods and Its Biological Importance ft. 15-minute Vegan Black Bean Pasta with Tomato Sauce from Scratch””

Project 2019 – “June Rejuvenation: The Importance of Zinc in Immunity and Wound Healing” ft. 5-min Bean Bowl and Pear Banana-Nut Oat Bowl

(Camera: iPhone 8+) Why do we need to consume zinc in our diet? Zinc is a mineral required for regulatory processes, such as growth and development, immune response, and wound healing, throughout our lifetime. Zinc is an essential nutrient which means it must be consumed through diet. High sources of zinc include red meat andContinue reading “Project 2019 – “June Rejuvenation: The Importance of Zinc in Immunity and Wound Healing” ft. 5-min Bean Bowl and Pear Banana-Nut Oat Bowl”

Project 2019 – “Metabolism March”: Vegan Tofu and Pinto Bean Bowl

This vegan tofu and pinto bean bowl (excluding the multigrain chips) contains: 48 g of carbohydrates, 31 g of protein, 20 g of fat, 23 g of fiber, and is a high source potassium, vitamin A and C, calcium, iron, and other vitamins and minerals. It is a great combination of carbohydrates, protein, fats, fiber, and micronutrientsContinue reading “Project 2019 – “Metabolism March”: Vegan Tofu and Pinto Bean Bowl”

Fall-inspired Vegan Basil Pesto Pumpkin Pasta

Okay, tomorrow is literally the last day of November, but this festive fall gal wanted to make a last-minute fall-inspired dish! This homemade basil pesto sauce is vegan and contains lower fats and sodium than store-bought pesto. We also get to use cute pumpkin-shaped pasta to really accentuate the fall effect, heh. Benefits For this dish,Continue reading “Fall-inspired Vegan Basil Pesto Pumpkin Pasta”

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Bars

Benefits Pumpkins are packed with vitamin A and are a good source of fiber! Plus it’s a tasty way to celebrate fall heh #FALLISLIFE Ingredients Pumpkin Pie Filling 1 can of pumpkin 1/2 cup of agave syrup 1 tbsp pumpkin spice 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp salt Oat Pecan Crust 1 cup of oatsContinue reading “Vegan Pumpkin Pie Bars”

Vegan Tofu Kimchi-jjigae

I love fall weather, but unfortunately, that also means it is flu season. Lately, I’ve been feeling feverish and having body pain, and with my store-bought kimchi almost reaching its expiration date, I was inspired to make my version of kimchi-jjigae or kimchi stew! (Side Note: This recipe is a modified vegan version from maangchi.com!)Continue reading “Vegan Tofu Kimchi-jjigae”

8-Ingredient Vegan Walnut Banana Bread

Vegan Walnut Banana Bread Benefits Bananas are a good source of vitamin B, vitamin C, and potassium? Ripe bananas are also very sweet, so they can be used in baked goods as a natural sweetener which means less added sugar required! Walnuts are also rich in omega-3’s and antioxidants, and eating healthy fats like nuts helps keepContinue reading “8-Ingredient Vegan Walnut Banana Bread”

3-Ingredient Almond Butter Date Oat Balls

Almond Butter Date Oat Balls Benefits Did you know that oats are a good source of fiber and is low in saturated fat? Because it also contains protein, it acts as a natural source of glutamine, a nonessential amino acid that our body produces naturally. As a side note, I made a video about glutamine, nutrition, and Duchenne MuscularContinue reading “3-Ingredient Almond Butter Date Oat Balls”

Vegan Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Cinnamon Bun Pancakes Pancake Batter Ingredients 1/4 cup unbleached all purpose flour 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 3/4 cup vanilla almond milk 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 2 tsp baking powder 1 tbsp oil Cinnamon Filling Ingredients 1 tbsp ground cinnamon 2 tbsp agave syrup Vanilla “Icing” Ingredients 1/4 cup powdered sugar 2 tbsp vanilla almondContinue reading “Vegan Cinnamon Roll Pancakes”

QUICK, LOW-BUDGET VEGAN MEAL: Oil-free Black Bean Chili Salad and Avocado Kale Smoothie

Avocado Kale Smoothie Benefits Did you know that avocados have more potassium than bananas? It is also a good source vitamin K and unsaturated (healthy) fats, and it is a great fruit because of its low sugar levels. Ingredients 1 pitted avocado 1 cup of vanilla almond milk Handful of kale Ice Directions Blend all ofContinue reading “QUICK, LOW-BUDGET VEGAN MEAL: Oil-free Black Bean Chili Salad and Avocado Kale Smoothie”

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