Salt Sugar Sea

DIY Sprinter Conversion Van. Fresh Organic Recipes. Travel Stories and Inspiration from the Scenic Route with Baby and Pup

simple cilantro parsley Pesto (V)

I make pesto a variety of ways, but this is my go-to version.  It’s simple, quick, totally vegan, and cheap too!  Traditionally pesto is made with basil and pinenuts, but can be made with any green and any nut.  I usually add a chile for spice, because everything is better with a touch of heat, but up to you, works fine without it if you prefer. I make it with.. Read More

Cucumber & Nectarine Crudité (V)

Slice it pretty, serve on a teak cutting board and voila!  Its a meal.  Vegan challenge is fully on! Ingredients Sliced Cucumbers Raw Cashews Toasted Naan Your favorite Hummus Sliced Kalamata Olives

Spinach salad with warm Lemon-Caper Vinaigrette (V)

  Looking at my fridge full of delicious veggies, I pulled out a choice amount and strewed them about on the kitchen island.  Something green, something red, something purple and yellow.. beautiful!  I chopped and sliced, dumped and poured, tossed and sprinkled, and here’s what developed; Ingredients 4 cups fresh spinach 1 whole red bell pepper, sliced nice 2 cups red cabbage, chopped or shredded 1 cup raw cashews for.. Read More

Cumin spiced Black Rice (V)

Often seen sold in stores as Forbidden rice, black rice complements nearly any meal, and has the highest amount of antioxidants than any other rice variety….. plus its tasty. Oh, and its vegan.. I’m doing so good with this challenge. 

Berries, Bananas & Peanut Butter (V)

Good morning!  Who wants vegan breakfast?  Oh yes, the challenge continues.  Any fruits will do, but these worked nicely today.  Also, if you have access to fresh ground peanut butter, (sold at most natural stores) its totally worth the trip and makes this dish that much better. Print Berries, Bananas & Peanut Butter (V) Ingredients Handful of fresh berries 1 Banana 1 Nectarine 2 tbsp peanut butter 1 GF frozen blueberry.. Read More

Veggie Chorizo, Bell Pepper & Kale Tacos (V)

Ok, vegan meal creation #1, and it totally turned out excellent!  I think I can do this =) Print Veggie Chorizo, Bell Pepper & Kale Tacos (V) Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 1 package Veggie Chorizo (around 12 oz) 1 Red Bell Pepper, diced 2 cups Kale, chopped Instructions Cook veggie chorizo as directed Saute in the red bell pepper Add kale.. Read More

Sweet Corn Slaw

Some friends invited us over for Brisket that had been smoking in their new pellet smoker all day. While we completely diminished that before I thought to take a picture, here is a great little side to balance any BBQ with a hint of veggies. Ingredients 1 bag (10-16 oz) frozen organic sweet white corn, thawed 2 med persian cucumbers, chopped Half a basket of cherry tomatoes, halved Dressing Juice.. Read More

Spinach Crunch Taco

Love concocting something from nothing! Here is one of those fantabulous recipes that came about when the kitchen was down to the classic college best of condiments and an empty pickle jar. Well, ok not that bad, but pretty empty on cooking standards. Staring at the sparse shelves of my open fridge, hungry and not really wanting to tackle the grocery at the after work hour, this is what developed… Read More