Category Archives: Gluten Free

Split Pea, “Bacon” & Potato Soup


I have spent the better part of the week working on an animated music video for my song “Blood Brothers,” When I get in my crazy artist headspace I usually forget to make time to eat, sleep and shower (uuuh…totally kidding! Of course I shower … sometimes) Thank goodness for this blog right (or I probably wouldn’t eat at all)!

This week considering the animation, as well as the dreary winter NYC weather, I wanted to make something warm and hearty that would reheat easily as i created my masterpiece (MUWAHAHAHHA!)

Obviously I am pairing this dish with my song and video “Blood Brothers”

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Collard Wraps (and a way-too-easy tomato salad)


Hi, guys! I’m Melissa Melvin-Rodriguez, a photographer in North Carolina and I will be guest-blogging on Veggie Raps while Shanthony is on tour in Europe.

Unless you haven’t left air-conditioning for the past two months, then you know what we all know: it’s HOT outside. Having to cook on the stove or using the oven only makes it hotter, so here is a quick recipe that involves no cooking whatsoever. Promise.

The best thing is that most of the ingredients, or “stuffers”, are in season and can be found at just about any farmers market, or are most likely already in your fridge at this very moment. After you buy the biggest collards you can find, get busy prepping those “stuffers”…LOTS of stuffers… because unlike lettuce wraps, collard wraps can handle a serious load.


(Trust me, these are so good, even your dog will wait eagerly under the table for one!)


For these wraps, I decided to pair them with a very simple tomato salad not only for color, but also because my own tomato plants have been producing quite a few beauties lately.


The best music I can think to pair with such an easy and cool meal is Total Babes, a summer mix from BOOOOOOOM! (aka Jeff Hamada). Enjoy the wraps and the mix and I will see you next week!

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Cauliflower & Potato Tacos

I came up with this recipe for tacos to use up some extra cilantro I had in my fridge. This was really great and the perfect meal for a mild spring day (we ate them on my stoop).

I am pairing this with a hot new Remix of Banga (my song with Surfing Leons)

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Tofu Peas and Peanut Sauce


I’ve had a very busy week so I need a meal that was quick (and cheap) to make. I did this and it was very good and filling! It was the perfect combo of savory creamy with pops of crispiness from the peas.

I am pairing this meal with a hot new track from Mr. Carmack, because like this sauce its nuts!

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Potato Cakes with Beans & Creamy Sriracha

Potato Cakes with beans and creamy sirracha
So I tried a variation of this recipe a while ago to use up some leftover mashed potatoes. The potato pancakes were good, but I thought I would try the dish again using potato cakes made from shredded potatoes vs. mashed potatoes. And success! This will definitely be a staple.

This dish was fresh and hot just like my new mixtape! Check it!

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Spiced Carrot Butter


My homegirl Ashley was making some vegan biscuits but we had nothing to put on them. All I had in my fridge was some carrots and figured I would make some kind of spread using them. This experiment turned out pretty well, and is even better the next day once the spices get to meld together!!

I am paring this sweet spread with a hot new Baauer remix of an Aluna George song. Cause this dish is so sweet it is attracting flies.

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Raw Carrot Cake Cookies


One of my friend’s moms is not feeling well, so I thought I would make her these healthy cookies to lift her spirits. This recipe is raw, gluten free, sugar free and vegan and super easy! This new banga from Stooki Sound was a nice soundtrack for my “baking” experience.

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