Coconut-Lime Paletas

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Craving something light and refreshing?  Paletas are a good way to go.  A cold, icy treat to help stave off the heat.  Now paletas come in several different flavors (such as Pepino con Chile and Vegan Almond Chocolate) and the possibilities are endless.  However, when refreshing is what you want coconut water with fresh lime is the way to go.  Lime offers this great punch of acidity and flavor while coconut water counters it with a touch of sweetness.  Not to mention, coconut water can be hydrating.  Ohhhh yummy. Continue reading

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Vegan Mexican Cocadas

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Although cocadas vary greatly from country to country the Mexican version resembles a macaroon.  Flakes and flakes of coconut are mixed with condensed milk to form airy poufs of sugary sweetness that then get baked.  The end result is a concoction with a crunchy outside and a soft, chewy gooey center.  Yum.

So for this version I decided to nix the traditional condensed milk and use a vegan version making the dish dairy free.  If you want to go nut free as well, to skip the walnuts as they are totally optional.  Trust me the vegan version is just as sweet, just as gooey, just as coconutty and just as delicious as the traditional version. Continue reading

Satisfying and Easy Vegan Black Bean, Spinach and Corn Enchiladas

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Comfort food.  The best remedy for just about anything.  Have the blues?  Have some comfort food.  Feeling under the weather?  Have some comfort food.  Stressed out?  Have some comfort food. Continue reading