Mom’s Chinese Salad

Mom’s Chinese Salad

salad meal

OK, before you ask, I have no idea why it is called Chinese salad. I made this recipe countless times for different occasions (birthdays, pot luck, Christmas, New Year, etc.) and I never know what to say when someone ask where the name is coming from.  The salad is not even Chinese!!

This recipe was passed on to me by my mom. I asked her about the origin of its name and she's never been able to answer. Hahahaha, oh mom! That is why I renamed it “Mom's Chinese Salad”. That way I can just say that my mom made up the name. ūüėČ
I did not change any ingredients from the original recipe; I simply adjusted the quantities a bit to balance the protein, fat and carbs better. I assure you the picture doesn't do it justice: this salad is simply amazing!

Hope you like it as much as I do. Let me know in the comment box below or by rating this recipe. You can also tag me on Instagram @vic_r.c and share your thoughts there.

Thanks and Enjoy!

Vegan Chickpea Bowl

Vegan Chickpea Bowl

chickpeas bowl

I am in love with bowls! They are gaining more and more popularity lately. It is probably because they are so easy to put together and there are endless combinations. The best way I would describe them is:

Fresh
healthy
versatile
delicious

This Vegan Chickpea Bowl was inspired by my left overs. I literally took the vegetables I had left in my fridge and paired them with what was in my kitchen cabinet. The result was so yummy! The avocado dressing is bringing everything together. I also added unsweetened coconut shreds on top of it all to put a twist to it.

BTW, I don't suggest you eat this bowl with chopsticks unless you are very good at it. To be quite honest, I only used the chopsticks for the picture. As soon as the picture was taken, I grabbed a fork and inhaled it all. Lol 

We would love to have your opinion on this recipe. So, go ahead and leave a comment below. If you share a picture of it on Instagram, don’t forget to tag @vic.r_c so we can see what you came up with. 

Thanks and Enjoy! 

Black Bean Vegan Burgers

Black Bean Vegan Burgers

veggie burger

Although I do not call myself a vegan, I do enjoy a good vegan burger from time to time. I have tasted a few over the years and I figured it was time for me to make my own. It might appear simple to make a veggie patty but in reality, it is quite complicated to find the perfect combination. The issue I encountered during my countless trials had to do with the texture of the patty. For some reasons, it was always mushy in the middle. Let me tell you, I ingested a lot of mushy patties during my testing. I did not want my husband to eat it and tell me he would never eat veggie burgers again, so I ate them all.   

When I finally got it to the taste and texture I wanted, I gave some to my husband. He tried it and he liked them a lot! Hurray, it passed the test and we will eat vegan burgers again! 

I am now sharing the recipe with you. Hope you like them as much as we do. If you do, let us know leaving a comment in the box below. Don’t forget to tag @vic.r_c if you share it on Instagram, so we can see how it turned out for you.  

Thanks and Enjoy!