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Mushroom Fried Risotto

Super filling dish & very great taste with a variety of flavors. A unique simple dish for the cooler temperature weather.

This recipe is great for beginners. One you can easily master with a couple of attempts.

Serving Size

Serves 8-10 people

Double recipe for more servings

Half recipe for less servings

Cook Time

Prep 15 mins

Cook 15 mins

Recipe

4 cups of arborio rice

1 cup of sliced bell peppers

1 cup of diced carrots

1 cup of enoki mushrooms

1 cup of maitake mushrooms

1 cup of bella mushrooms

1/4 parsley & green onions

1 cup of yellow onions

2 cups of soy sauce (liquid amino’s is a good too)

1 tablespoon of minced garlic

1 tablespoon of salt

1 tablespoon of black pepper

1/2 cup of olive oil

Instructions

1. Heat a hot pan with with oil.

2. Bring water to a boil to cook the risotto rice.

3. Add rice & cook until firm but still soft.

4. Set rice aside once done.

5. In a hot pan add olive oil & sauté garlic. yellow onions, & carrots cook until soft.

6. Add bell peppers & mushrooms & cook until soft.

7. Add the cooked rice to the pan & stir everything well. Add soy sauce, seasonings.

8. Cook until rice has a slight crisp to it. Take off the heat, let cool & garnish with green onions.

9. Serve, eat & enjoy.

This is the recipe I used to make this fire mushroom fried risotto. Super tasty definitely add this to your rotation!

Chef Lonnie.G

I am Chef Lonnie.G I have been Vegan for 5 years & been building my chef brand since 2019. I have always had a love for cooking & baking ever since I was a young teenager. I have Carribean roots & alot of meals are inspired by what I ate growing up & the different places I have traveled through out my life. I’m always looking to expand, experiment, & teach new ways on how to expand our palates & still eat healthy meals. I have a variety services I offer such as Meal Prep, Private Chef, Virtual Cooking Classes.

Want a new dessert recipe check out our Peach Cobbler Cheesecake!

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Savory Vegan Spinach Empanadas

One of my favorite hand held foods.

Empanadas are a staple in many cultures across the world. You can fill them & serve them so many ways. Miami really exposed me to the different varieties of these. Many small Mom & Pop shops have these & they taste immaculate. I wanted to recreate my own version!

This a simple recipe that most people with cooking experience can make. You won’t be able to get enough of these, a must have in your recipe bag!

Serving Size

Serves 6 double recipe for more servings.

Cook Time

Prep 30 mins

Cook 20 mins

Recipe

6 empanada doughs

4 cups of spinach

1 cup of mushroom

3 cloves of garlic minced

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon salt

sprinkle of parsley for presentation

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon vegan butter (melted)

1 cup of vegan cheese (mozzarella is what I used)

1/3 cup of all purpose flour

1 tablespoon of grapeseed oil

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

3. Sauté garlic & mushrooms in grape seed oil until fragrant & soft.

4. Add in spinach & cook until spinach is thoroughly sautéed.

5. Add spinach to a bowl & mix in the vegan cheese. Add seasonings in to the spinach & set aside.

6. Flour a cutting board or smooth surface & lightly flour empanadas on each side.

7. Scoop 1 1/2 tablespoons of spinach mixture into the empanada.

8. Fold empanada in half & press the edges with a fork to seal it.

9. Place the empanadas on a sheet tray with parchment & lightly brush with vegan butter.

10. Bake for 15 mins on 375. Let cool for 10 mins.

11. Plate up eat & enjoy!

This is the recipe I used to make these tasty Savory Spinach Empanadas. Add this to your weekly rotation!

Chef Lonnie.G

I am Chef Lonnie.G I have been Vegan for 5 years & been building my chef brand since 2019. I have always had a love for cooking & baking ever since I was a young teenager. I have Carribean roots & alot of meals are inspired by what I ate growing up & the different places I have traveled through out my life. I’m always looking to expand, experiment, & teach new ways on how to expand our palates & still eat healthy meals. I have a variety services I offer such as Meal Prep, Private Chef, Virtual Cooking Classes.

Want a new dessert? Check out our Miami Mango Sorbet!

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Vegan Snickers Ice Cream Bars

Snickers Ice Cream but on a different level

Fun fact I used to want to be a pastry chef before I decided to be a private chef. I always had a love for creating fire desserts since high school. Snicker bars were one of my favs growing up.

This is an intermediate/advanced recipe for my true culinarians. It may take a few attempts. But I promise you its worth it. You & your family & friends gonna go crazy over it.

Serving Size

Serves 6 people at 2 bars per person. Double the recipe for more servings.

Cook Time

Prep 2 hrs

Cook 12 hrs

Recipe

For the Ice Cream Layer

1/3 cup of agave nectar

2/3 cup coconut milk

1 tsp of vanilla

2 cups of soaked raw cashews

For the Caramel Layer

3/4 cup of pitted medjool dates soaked in hot water

1/4 cup of coconut oil

1/2 tsp himalayan pink salt

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup of water

1/4 cup of roasted cashews

1/4 cup of tahini ( peanut butter or almond butter works fine)

For the Chocolate Layer

4 cups of dark chocolate melted

1/2 cup of coconut oil

Instructions

1. Soak cashews in hot water for 1 hour. Drain cashews & add to blender. Add coconut milk, agave, vanilla.

2. Blend for 5 mins until it has a smooth creamy consistency.

3. Pour ice cream until a loaf pan lined with parchment paper. Set aside in freezer.

4. Soak dates in hot water for 30 mins. Add the dates, coconut oil, vanilla, peanut butter, himalayan salt, water into blender. This is the caramel layer.

5. Blend the caramel until it is a creamy paste for 3-5 mins.

6. Spread the caramel evenly on top of the ice cream base.

7. Top the caramel layer with the roasted cashews.

8. Freeze the ice cream over night. 12 hours minimum, until it is solid.

9. Remove the ice cream from the parchment paper. Cut into 6 bars, then cut those 6 in half. You’ll have 12 bars.

10. Melt dark chocolate in a bowl & place the snicker bars on a cooling rack. Coat the bars on all sides with the chocolate. (Dipping the bars in the chocolate 1 by 1 helps as well.)

11. Plate up & sprinkle with cocoa powder for extra presentation, eat & enjoy! (These can last up to 2 weeks frozen. Store in a air tight container.)

This is the recipe I used to make these fire Snickers Ice Cream Bars. Super decadent & tasty. Add this to your weekly rotation!

Chef Lonnie.G

I am Chef Lonnie.G I have been Vegan for 5 years & been building my chef brand since 2019. I have always had a love for cooking & baking ever since I was a young teenager. I have Carribean roots & alot of meals are inspired by what I ate growing up & the different places I have traveled through out my life. I’m always looking to expand, experiment, & teach new ways on how to expand our palates & still eat healthy meals. I have a variety services I offer such as Meal Prep, Private Chef, Virtual Cooking Classes.

Want a new dinner recipe? Check our Jamaican Jerk BBQ Wings!

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Blessed Buddha Bowl

I believe when transitioning to a more plant based diet, its best to have easy recipes on deck that you can cook up & not have to be stressed on what to eat. This bowl is super clutch for that.

Bowls are versatile & you can mix/match to your liking. Great source of plantbased protein, fiber & will have your energy levels high. A great recipe for beginner culinarians.

Serving Size

Serves 2 people, double recipe for more servings

Cook Time

Prep 15 minutes

Cook 20 minutes

Recipe

3 cups of pre-cooked brown rice

1 ripe avocado

1 ripe plantain

1 yellow squash

1 zucchini squash

1/2 cup of cooked black beans

1/2 cup olive oil

1 tsp of black sesame seeds (regular works as well)

1/4 cup of buffalo sauce

1 tbs of garlic salt

1/2 tbs black pepper

1/2 tbs of cumin

sprinkle of parsley

1/2 tbs of old bay seasoning

Instructions

1. Cook brown rice until done & set aside in a bowl.

2. Slice & fry plantains until soft but slightly crisp. Season with garlic salt.

3. Diced the zucchini & squash into small pieces & place on a sheet tray. Drizzle with olive oil. Season with garlic salt, black pepper, cumin, old bay seasoning.

4. Roast the veggies in oven on 400 degrees for 15 mins, or until soft but firm.

5. Add the cooked black beans to a small bowl & add garlic salt, black pepper, old bay seasoning, parsley mix well, set aside.

6. Add brown rice to a bowl, then add the roasted veggies, next add black beans, then the fried plantains.

7. Slice fresh avocado & add to the bowl. Drizzle the buffalo sauce on top, then sprinkle black sesame seeds & add a touch of parsley & old bay seasoning for color. Eat & enjoy!

This is the recipe I used to make this fire Buddha Bowl. Super tasty & simple to make. Add this to your weekly rotation!

Chef Lonnie.G

I am Chef Lonnie.G I have been Vegan for 5 years & been building my chef brand since 2019. I have always had a love for cooking & baking ever since I was a young teenager. I have Carribean roots & alot of meals are inspired by what I ate growing up & the different places I have traveled through out my life. I’m always looking to expand, experiment, & teach new ways on how to expand our palates & still eat healthy meals. I have a variety services I offer such as Meal Prep, Private Chef, Virtual Cooking Classes.

Want an easy breakfast recipe? Check out our Simple Super Food Smoothie!

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Vegan Lobster Roll

As a former seafood lover this one just hit all the right spots. I promise you won’t tell the difference. All the flavors without the cruelty. I love the creativity I had with this one!

I wanted to tap into some of the up north dishes. I know in New England this is a seafood classic. I decided to put the Chef Lonnie.G twist on it. The flavors come together so well, your gonna be telling everyone you know about these. This recipe is great for beginner culinarians looking to expand their skills!

Serving Size

Serves 4. To increase the amount double the recipe.

Cook Time

Prep 10 mins

Cook 15 mins

Recipe

2 cans of palm of hearts chopped

1/2 cup of vegan mayonnaise

1/2 tbs of pink himalayan salt

1/3 tbs of black pepper

2 tbs of old bay seasoning

1/2 tbs of garlic powder

1/3 tbs of nutritional yeast

1 tbs of dill seasoning

1/2 tbs of lime juice

2 hotdog/hoagie rolls

1/2 tbs of scallion/green onion

Instructions

1. Strain the liquid off of the palm of hearts, rough chop & add to bowl.

2. Add mayonnaise to the palm of hearts in the bowl. Mix well.

3. Add all seasonings: old bay, dill, nutritional yeast, black pepper, salt, garlic powder.

4. Add in the lime juice & mix until all of the ingredients are mixed well.

5. Toast your rolls until slightly crisp, then take the “lobster” & add in your rolls not over filling them but just enough. Add green onions on top for the aesthetic & sprinkle more old bay on top.

6. Plate up & eat & enjoy!

This is the step by step tutorial on how to make a delectable lobster roll. Super tasty & amazing for lunch. Pair with some veggie chips & you have an amazing lunch or dinner.

Chef Lonnie.G

I am Chef Lonnie.G I have been Vegan for 4 years & been building my chef brand since 2019. I have always had a love for cooking & baking ever since I was a young teenager. I have Carribean roots & alot of meals are inspired by what I ate growing up & the different places I have traveled through out my life. I’m always looking to expand, experiment, & teach new ways on how to expand our palates & still eat healthy meals. I have a variety services I offer such as Meal Prep, Private Chef, Virtual Cooking Classes.

Want a tasty dinner recipe? Check out our oven roasted veggies.

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Ital Caribbean Bowl Recipe

Jerk Black Bean Stew with Sticky Quinoa, Garlic Roasted Cabbage, Massaged kale with Mango Raspberry dressing, with Cinnamon Baked Plantain

Ingredients

Serving Size: 2

Cooktime: 30 min

Multiply ingredients by 2 or 3, depending on how many servings you are cooking

Stew

2 cups cooked black beans, or 1 can
Half cup onion, chopped
Half of one yellow bell pepper, chopped
Quarter cup carrot, finely chopped
Quarter cup celery, finely chopped
Thumb of ginger, minced
Tablespoon garlic, minced
Quarter cup green onions, chopped
Half of a scotch bonnet, finely chopped
2 tablespoons avocado oil
2 tablespoons coconut aminos
Tablespoon maple syrup
1-2 tablespoons seamoss gel (optional)
Quarter cup water
2 tsp cumin powder
2 tsp allspice
2 tsp ground coriander
2 tsp thyme

Roasted Cabbage

Quarter head cabbage
2-3 tablespoons of avocado oil
or preferred cooking oil
2-3 tablespoons garlic, minced
Teaspoon paprika powder
Teaspoon salt
Half teaspoon pepper

Sticky Quinoa

1 cup dry quinoa
2 cups veggie broth
3 bay leaves

Mango Berry Kale

1 mango
Quarter cup water
Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Tablespoon maple syrup
Pinch of salt
Quarter cup chopped fresh berries or berry compote
Half bunch of kale

Platano

3 super ripe plantain
3 tablespoons avocado oil
1-2 teaspoon cinnamon powder


Recipe

  1. Toast quinoa in a pot on medium-low for 3-6 minutes till they start popping consistently. This adds fluffiness and another depth of flavor to the end result. Move the kernels around while toasting, to prevent burning. Add broth and
    bay leaves, then turn the heat all the way up. Wait til it reaches a boil. Turn heat to low and cover. Don’t peak at it. After about 20 minutes, season with salt and pepper.
  2. Turn the oven to 420 degrees with the convection option on, if applicable.
  3. Peel and slice plantain evenly, bout a half inch in thickness. Add to small bowl with the oil and cinnamon. Toss then place on to roasting tray. Roasting food on an elevated tray helps the air circulate, giving them a crispy crust while using less oil than deep frying them. Place plantain in the oven while we prepare the cabbage.
  4. Chop cabbage in to half inch wide strips. Toss in a bowl with the oil and seasonings. Place on baking tray and in to the oven, below the plantain. Set a timer for 18 minutes
  5. Place carrot, celery, ginger, garlic, onion, green onions, scotch bonnet, and the spices in to a pot with the oil. Cook till onions are soft and slightly translucent, about 5 minutes or so, on medium high heat. If herbs start to stick to the pan, lift with a lil bit of water or white cooking wine. Add in coconut aminos, maple, and seamoss. Incorporate thoroughly. Next add yellow bell pepper and black beans. Add water and mix everything thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Bring to a medium-low simmer for 5 – 10 minutes.
  7. While the stew is simmering, we will prepare the salad. Start by rinsing your kale off under cool water. Drain well, then separate the leaf from the stems and toss in a bowl with a little lime or lemon juice. Save kale stems and other stems from greens for a green juice later. Rip the kale while massaging to achieve your desired size. Let rest while we make the dressing. Place all ingredients but the berries in to a blender. Blend till smooth, then fold in your berries in a small bowl together. Toss greens with 1 tablespoon of the dressing at a time, till it’s your desired juicyness . This is a perfect time to add any other chopped vegetables or nuts & seeds you would like.

Divinely timed, at this point everything should be ready to plate. Top your Caribbean bowl with some avo! Slice up half an avocado, sprinkle of red chili flakes y limon. Buen Provecho!


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