Cranberry Compote and Cinnamon French Toast

Cranberry Compote Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups of fresh cranberries 3 cups of water 1 cup of turbinado raw sugar 1 peeled mandarin 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract 1 tsp of ground cinnamon Cinnamon French Toast Ingredients: 3 eggs 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract 1/2 tbsp of ground cinnamon 6 pieces of brioche breadContinue reading “Cranberry Compote and Cinnamon French Toast”

Chorizo Tacos (Vegan, Gluten-free)

Ingredients: 1/2 of Trader Joe’s soy chorizo 20 mini pearl tomatoes, halved Handful of kale 5 garlic cloves, sliced 1/4 cup of diced onions 1 tbsp olive oil Chili powder Red chili flakes 6 small corn tortillas Lemon, optional Directions: In a low-medium heated pan, add half of Trader Joe’s soy chorizo. Ground the “meat”Continue reading “Chorizo Tacos (Vegan, Gluten-free)”

Maruya (Banana Jackfruit Fritter) | 4 ingredients, vegan, gluten-free, and no sugar added!

Ingredients: 7 ripe Thai bananas (or Saba bananas) 1/3 cup of canned sliced jackfruit 1/4 cup of rice flour (or gluten-free flour) Oil Directions: Peel the bananas, and mash in a bowl. Add the jackfruit and rice flour. Mix until evenly incorporated. The consistency should be sticky but moldable. The amount of flour added dependsContinue reading “Maruya (Banana Jackfruit Fritter) | 4 ingredients, vegan, gluten-free, and no sugar added!”


Ingredients: 7 garlic cloves, minced 1 tbsp gochujang 1 cup kimchi 2.5 cups water Veggies of choice (I used cabbage and riced cauliflower) Directions: Add minced garlic, kimchi, and 1 cup of water in a pot on medium heat. Once simmering, add the gochujang, and make sure the paste is thoroughly dissolved. Add your veggiesContinue reading “4-INGREDIENT KIMCHI JJIGAE”

8-ingredient Apple Pie (pie dough from scratch!)

PIE DOUGH INGREDIENTS: 2 1/4 cups of chilled all-purpose flour 8 oz cold unsalted butter 4 oz of ice cold water 1 tsp of sea salt APPLE PIE COMPOTE INGREDIENTS: 3 apples (I used the Autumn Glory apples from Trader Joe’s for a caramel-like flavor) 1/2 cup of raw turbinado sugar (available at Trader Joe’s)Continue reading “8-ingredient Apple Pie (pie dough from scratch!)”

Easy Vegan Hummus

Ingredients: 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed 4 tbsp of oil (or tahini) 1 1/2 tbsp of minced garlic 1/2 lemon 1/3 cup of fresh cilantro (or herb of choice) ground black pepper to taste ground coriander to taste (optional; can be any seasoning of choice) 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, no oil (optional; canContinue reading “Easy Vegan Hummus”

3-Ingredient Vegan Crepe Batter — Savory Chicken Lemon Artichoke Pesto Crepes and Sweet Mango Vanilla Crepe Cake (w/ vegan options!)

Ingredients Vegan Crepe Batter: 2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour 4 cups of plain plant-based milk 4 flax “eggs” (3 tbsp flaxseed meal + 9 tbsp water), or use regular eggs Side Note: This amount made 8 large crepes for the savory filling AND 16 small crepes to stack for the crepe cake. MangoContinue reading “3-Ingredient Vegan Crepe Batter — Savory Chicken Lemon Artichoke Pesto Crepes and Sweet Mango Vanilla Crepe Cake (w/ vegan options!)”

Vegan Cornbread Muffins (Oil-free, Low-fat)

Vegan Low-fat Cornbread Muffins Recipe (16 servings): 2 cup of cornmeal 2 cup of unbleached all purpose flour 1/2 cup of cinnamon applesauce 2 1/2 cup of plant-based vanilla milk 2 tbsp of brown sugar 2 tbsp of baking powder 1/2 tsp of salt Preheat the oven to 400° F. Mix all the dry ingredientsContinue reading “Vegan Cornbread Muffins (Oil-free, Low-fat)”

Project 2019 – “December: Peppermint Milk Tea with Boba”

Happy New Year’s Eve! I just want to thank everyone who has been subscribed to @rovikapaprika // since the beginning of 2019. I originally started this project for my Lola in hopes of sharing easy and healthy recipes to promote cheap, quick, and nutritional eating. This quick winter-inspired milk tea recipe concludes this project,Continue reading “Project 2019 – “December: Peppermint Milk Tea with Boba””

Project 2019 – “November: Seasonal Cooking ft. Mini Sweet Potato Pies (Vegan!)”

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE! For November, I wanted to create a quick recipe that is also Thanksgiving-themed (I actually made this for a “Friendsgiving” I went to last weekend, and people said it was really good so… ;~)), and so I thought, “Sweet potatoes are in season; pies are great. Let’s make mini sweet potato pies.”Continue reading “Project 2019 – “November: Seasonal Cooking ft. Mini Sweet Potato Pies (Vegan!)””

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