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  • These fries tasted like a chili dog 🤤 I used Alexa brand of fries, because the ingredients are legit. I topped it off with my Vegan Chili and drizzled some mustard. Heaven!
  • Wholesome, satisfying, plant-based and simply delicious. This Fonio Grain Bowl 🍲 is packed with nutrients, vitamins and minerals that sustain through-out the day. I’m playing with a lot of different grains and Fonio, so diverse is becoming my favorite! .
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Grain bowls are a no fuss way of eating pretty and healthy 🌱 You can use many variations, here I have butternut squash steak, green beans, baby kale, baby Bella mushrooms, bean sprouts and Fonio. .
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Whether you’re living that plant-based life or enjoying your meats try making a grain bowl and don’t forget to make it pretty like you😘
  • Just a few of the base ingredients of my vegan chili. This chili will change your life for the better. My co-worker said if I’d never told her it was vegan she would have never thought differently. Go check out my stories for the goodness it’ll be up for 24 hours. 🌱
  • I had a brother of mine taste this chili and he stated it was the best chili he’s ever had. My family went crazy over it and I think you’ll like it too, one day. Completely vegan 🌱 .
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Now, to get the best flavors especially out of chili, and a plant based vegan chili at that. You gotta bring the spice rack out! The list of ingredients was long, but the method was simple. So I’m a lil apprehensive in sharing this on the blog, because everybody don’t like to cook, unlike myself who loves and enjoy cooking deeply. But, I may just go for it for those that don’t mind rolling up their sleeves👩🏽‍🍳 I gotta tell you this plant based life is delicious🌱
  • Two words, creamy and dreamy! This Dreamsicle smoothie reminded me so much of my favorite frozen cup flavor *google New Orleans frozen cups* , but way more healthy with natural sugars from the fruits itself. Check out the recipe on the blog click the link in my bio to head straight there. 5 simple ingredients and one blender is all ya need🌱🍊
  • There’s some steel cut oats underneath all that scrumptious abundance 👩🏽‍🍳 Berries, nuts, seeds, bananas, date nectar  shall I go on?!! Vegan breakfast y’all 🌱
  • Jerk Oven Fries with Guacamole Dip🥑 Delicioso! Real simple, satisfying great as an appetizer or if your vegan/vegetarian a great dinner.
  • Nutrient rich smoothies will have you energized throughout the day in between your meals. This green smoothie was completely delicious!

____________________________________ 👩🏽‍🍳Recipe

1 handful of arugula 
1 very ripe banana
1 cup of frozen spinach 
1 cup of coconut milk (unsweetened) or more for the right consistency
1 tablespoon of Maca Powder (find it on amazon)
1/8 teaspoon of holy basil extract ( also on amazon)

Blend all ingredients together and enjoy!
  • The first juice is my infamous beet, pomegranate and cherry juice 🥤 If you are looking for a full gut cleanse, well baby this is it. Make absolutely no plans for the evening after drinking two glasses of this😂 .
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The second juice is spinach, apple and ginger, delicious is an understatement to this drink. Cheers to good health!
  • The level of cold it is outside simply makes no sense at all! I don’t get folks who believe in global warming, How Sway!?! How? .
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Ok, lemme stop ranting and talk about this pot of delicious ova here. Vegan Roasted Veggie Pasta! It was so simple just use a pasta made with no eggs, season, (I used one pack of  sazon to flavor up) and roast zucchini, butternut squash, grape tomatoes and onions on 425 for about 15 minutes. Cook pasta, drain, reserve some of the pasta water about half of it, add vegan butter (soy free kind) canned fire roasted tomatoes and one vegetable bouillon cube. This will be your sauce. Take about 3 tablespoons of the sauce, add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, stir until combined and add back into the sauce (this is to thicken up the sauce). Add pasta back in, add roasted veggies stir add some oregano, salt and pepper to taste adjust seasoning if you need to, squeeze a lemon wedge to finish it off and boom 💥
  • Ginger, Fennel, Orange = Medicine. Slice the ginger thin, cut your oranges in segments, julienne your fennel and squeeze the leftover orange parts for the juices. And my friends you have created a tasty bowl of pure cold-flu fighting medicine.
  • This was two years ago today, thanks Facebook for the reminder. I’m excited to do a few of these this season and I absolutely love seeing the varieties that are made from my beloved hometown New Orleans 💚💜💛 Happy Kings Day!

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Smoothies

Dreamsicle Delight

This smoothie gave me all the feels once I took the first sip! It reminded me of growing up in my hometown New Orleans, eating hucka-bucks, or frozen cups as some may call it.

If you were to go to a local New Orleans neighborhood that hasn’t been gentrified to obliteration. You may just find a lady or gentleman selling frozen cups.

The backstory is there’s a flavor that was by far one of my favorite flavors, it was called Dreamsicle. It had a creamy, orange-y, cantaloupe-y flavor and my friends this smoothie helped bring back those tasty memories in a healthy way.

Also this smoothie is totally vegan, completely nutritious, and delicious. Finally, the best part is there’s only 5 ingredients! Orange, cantaloupe , unsweetened coconut milk, date nectar and ice.

Feel free to use whatever blender you may have a nutribulletor any blender works well.

Let’s jump right into this simply delicious smoothie recipe.

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Creamy Dreamsicle Smoothie

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Serves: 2 Cooking Time: 15

Ingredients

  • 2 oranges peeled
  • 2 cups of cantaloupe chunks
  • 2 cups of vegan milk (almond or coconut)
  • 1/2 tablespoon of date nectar or agave nectar
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg

Instructions

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Place ice first, add cantaloupe and oranges

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Add vegan milk, agave nectar and nutmeg

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Blend all ingredients together pour into two glasses and enjoy!

Vegan

Beet Juice Cleanser Drink

First, Happy New Year! It’s been a smooth hot minute since I’ve blogged about anything, but here I am doing what I love once more😊 Cheers to that!

Beet Cleanser

And speaking of cheers let’s celebrate all this good health energy that’s in the air (which is definitely the case for the New Year), but what happens if we kept that going all the way through May?? Hey! I’m all in y’all it’s definitely a one day at a time deal, so no rush, but staying the course is key.

And staying the course with this Beet Juice Cleanser Detox drink will get the gut cleaning party started! I had two glasses of this lovely nutrient packed juice and can I tell you how this cleansed a Sista out!! But caution I’m not a Dr. and please drink lots of water when drinking any sort of detox drink. But I highly recommend adding this to your cleansing regimen.

Now, I will say with any detox you must ease into it. It’s very exciting getting motivated and overzealous to restart your body. but researching and taking time out to study ingredients and their benefits are paramount to a successful detox.

For this recipe you will need a juicer, 2 beets cleaned, 1 cup of pitted cherries, 1 cup of pomegranates. Start with the beets first, then all the other fruits. And your done! Health in a cup.

Desserts

Brown Butter S’mores Cookies

We’re in the last days of Summer, lazy days are becoming far and few in between. Back to school shopping is upon us and all I want to do is hold on to Summer a bit longer.

Like every season they must come to an end, but there’s certainly a way to enjoy Summer a little longer. And that’s with these insanely scrumptious Brown Butter S’more’s Cookies! Continue Reading…

Desserts/ simple desserts

Classic Homemade Buttermilk Strawberry Shortcake

Ah!! Summer! The longer days, the ripe trees and berries in all it’s abundance. This is the season to indulge yourself in everything berry, strawberry to be exact.

No summer is complete without having strawberry shortcake at least once throughout the season. It’s simply delicious and fun to make, instant smiles happen when you plate this up for your loved ones. Not to be confused with the equally delicious cake version, but we’re going old school style with this classic dessert. A delicious made from scratch biscuit will have you feeling like you been baking for years!

I’m quite proud about this  strawberry shortcake recipe. It took me so many trials and error to finally get a delicious, tender, and flavorful biscuit. I couldn’t be more delighted to share this with you all.

The biscuit has a nice subtle sweetness, filled with sweetened strawberries that creates a juicy sauce to drizzle for an eye pleasing experience. And of course theirs freshly made whipped cream that’s way to simple to make, so skip the cool whip and get your hand mixer out.

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culinary/ Dinner/ Lunch

Golden Brown Crunchy Fried Chicken

Oh Chicken! How I love you, you’re so flavorful and easy to cook. I can literally find 100 ways to cook you and never get tired of eating you. But you absolutely make me swoon when you’re fried— especially when you’re golden brown and crunchy, bursting with flavor!

Somebody loves their chicken! And truly, who doesn’t like fried chicken from time to time?? Even vegans sneak a piece of fried chicken every once in a while🍗 (your secrets safe with me friend).

But the real secret I will share is this fried chicken recipe. You won’t need a five dollar box after making this chicken! Well, at least for that particular day.

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Dinner/ Lunch

Dinner Made Easy Roasted Chipotle-Cilantro Chicken

This Bird is the word and making this “Chipotle-Cilantro Chicken”, can’t get no easier than this!

Rich, smoky, chipotle flavor matched with herbaceous cilantro brings flavor and more flavor to this simple roasted chicken.

The best part about this chicken (aside from eating it) is the simplicity of cooking it. Continue Reading…

culinary/ Lunch

Culinary Voice Contest

Culinary

Vanilla Abstract Cheesecake

Hello all my foodie lovers! This foodie is on a mission to win a full culinary scholarship to ICE here in New York City! And I totally need your help with winning this full scholarship.

Here’s how you can help, vote everyday for me by clicking on the link on this page and sharing this post with all of your friends. That’s it!

I’ve been cooking all my life and it brings me great joy to cook and serve people. I’m a New Orleans native so there’s no question I love to cook!

Culinary

Roasted Eggplant Soup

Let’s get this girl a scholarship!! Click this link to vote everyday for me I’d greatly appreciate it this is positive cause. And your vote means a bunch to me. Thank you all in advance!

CLICK HERE TO VOTE!!https://www.ice.edu/culinaryvoice/nbk1133

Be sure to follow me on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/bonitaapplecrumb/ and Facebookhttps://m.facebook.com/bonitaapplecrumb/?ref=bookmarks to keep up with my journey to the full scholarship. This will be exciting!

appetizer/ Vegetarian

Copy Cat Zea’s Mediteranean Hummus Dip

In life, I believe there is a time when your body must reset. Whether it’s going vegan, juicing for a week straight, or adding a copious amount of fresh vegetables and herbs to your diet. It’s a natural necessary adjustment and my “Copy Cat” version of Zea’s famous Mediterranean Hummus Dip, is sure to get you snacking in a healthy and delicious direction.

Hummus have become a popular go-to snack and with so many ready- made versions available, they’re not hard to find in stores. My version of hummus takes an ordinary store-bought hummus and transforms it into restaurant quality hummus dip!

Who knew by adding fresh ingredients such as:

  • Roasted Garlic Cloves
  • Chopped Red Onion
  • Diced Tomato’s
  • Lemon Juice

Can be so sophisticated?!

hummus

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Dinner/ Lunch/ Soups/ Vegetarian

Hot Soup For The Soul

Winter has definitely reared it’s cold, bitter head in the North! These days I just want to hibernate like a bear with the Netflix remote and! Eat plenty of hot soup.

I couldn’t be more delighted than to present to you this remarkable dish coined ” Curry Veggie Soup”.

Soup

Winter’s can be a challenge to staying on track, the body seems to crave all things comfort. Between Holiday’s and blistering cold days, I tend to want all the carbs God has ever created! The best way to curb those cravings is cooking up a big pot of hearty soup. Continue Reading…

Desserts

Peaches & Sweet Cream No-Churn Ice Cream

I scream for ice cream at least once a week (covers my face in delight), and now that I can completely make this on my own make room in the freezer cause it’s going down for sure!

No churn ice cream

Ice cream dreams!

My hungry heart has always wanted one of those really cool and expensive ice cream makers up until now. For this simple recipe all you need is a freezer, a few ingredients, and a loaf  pan. That’s it!

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Bonita Applecrumb

Bonita Applecrumb

A New Orleans native currently residing in beautiful New York. My favorites past time is hanging with a bunch of cool kids and cooking delicious meals for them! When I'm not in the kitchen I'm usually in my local thrift store looking for photo props.

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