Monica is a wife and mother of two boys, she loves God and nothing makes her happier than to obey and serve Him. She is passionate about helping others regain control of their health and when she is not cooking plant-based meals or baking wholesome homemade bread with ancient grains, you will most likely find her hiking in nature. 

Recent content

Spanish Aioli Potatoes
Spanish Aioli Potatoes
Monica Hurtado · Aug 16 2 minute read

I don’t know about you, but I’m all in for super tasty easy recipes that take only 15-20 minutes to make. If you love garlic like I do, this recipe is for you!

Authentic Spanish Paella
Authentic Spanish Paella
Monica Hurtado · Jul 20 4 minute read

I am a big fan of aromatic spices such as saffron, which enhances the flavors of the foods I’m cooking. If you want authentic Spanish paella, let me give you four...

Tear and Share Spelt Bread
Tear and Share Spelt Bread
Monica Hurtado · Apr 19 2 minute read

Modern wheat has been progressively hybridized over several generations, making it very hard to digest; that’s why I prefer to use organic ancient grains such as...

Almond Mozzarella Cheese
Almond Mozzarella Cheese
Monica Hurtado · Feb 21 2 minute read

I don’t know about you, but the hardest part for me when I went plant-based was saying “goodbye” to cheese. With this simple cheese that shreds, slices, and melts, I can enjoy my favorite dishes again!

Coconut Red-Lentils Soup
Coconut Red-Lentils Soup
Monica Hurtado · Dec 10 2 minute read

Lentils help to reduce blood cholesterol since it contains high levels of soluble fiber. Some of its benefits are: heart health, stabilized blood sugar and weight loss.

General Tso's Tofu
General Tso's Tofu
Monica Hurtado · Oct 27 2 minute read

This General Tso’s tofu recipe is an easy plant-based dinner that is healthier than your classic take-out. The sauce is perfectly balanced with sweet, spicy, tangy and aromatic flavors that coat deliciously crisp tofu.

Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
Monica Hurtado · Sep 9 2 minute read

This rich and decadent hazelnut spread delivers amazing flavor without using refined sugars. This spread is so delicious you will want to eat the whole jar in one sitting!

Columbian Rice Pudding
Columbian Rice Pudding
Monica Hurtado · Jul 14 1 minute read

This rice pudding is so delicious, it reminds me of my childhood back in Colombia. There are different variations of “Arroz Con Leche” in Latin America, but this is my vegan Colombian version.

Guilt-Free Lasagna
Guilt-Free Lasagna
Monica Hurtado · Jun 10 2 minute read

This lasagna is not only delicious and packed with vegetables, but is also gluten-free without sacrificing flavor! Whether you are sensitive to gluten, trying to lose weight, or just staying away from modern wheat, this dish will satisfy your cravings for those rich Italian dishes minus the discomfort that modern-day wheat and dairy can cause some of us.

Anti-Inflammatory Breakfast Smoothie
Anti-Inflammatory Breakfast Smoothie
Monica Hurtado · May 13 1 minute read

This breakfast smoothie is the perfect way to start your day right, not only it is packed with fiber and vitamins, but also minerals, digestive enzymes and anti-inflammatory properties.