Author Archives: Dhanistha R.

About Dhanistha R.

Freelance Web & Graphic designer. Loves the beach, photography, fashion, hiking, saunas, dancing, and of course COOKING!

Fundraising Tamale Dinner Party

Dear Santa Cruzeans, Please come to a Fundraising Tamale Dinner Party in Santa Cruz to support a local vegetarian food blogger on a kickstarter campaign to raise funds for my first cookbook “Breakfast & Tofu” to print its First Edition at our Book Shop Santa Cruz. This cookbook takes you on a culinary journey of vegetarian & vegan discovery on how to integrate Tofu into many amazing international dishes. Aside from this amazing dinner, your Kickstarter Reward will be a copy of the First Edition in print and digital format. None of the Kickstarter pledges will be funded unless the 10,000 goal is reached by this May 3rd, so please share and invite your friends and family to get the buzz out! Even a $1.00 dollar pledge makes a difference! If you anyone that loves tamales and wants to eat for a good cause please share and invite with them! Muchas Gracias!
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Kale Macadamia Pesto Zoodles


Hola everybody, hope you are enjoying your easter weekend! Or Semana Santa as we call it in Mexico. Today this garlic free pesto goes out to a dear friend that has allergies with all kinds of nuts (except macadamia), veggies, garlic and onions, wheat, corn and other allergens related to his disorder: IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). I’ve thought about the importance of creating menus for people that have allergies. I want to show that with proper use of spices, vegetables, and cooking methods, you can still enjoy a delicious and creative meal and I am more than happy to showcase that in my recipe index. So here you go with this delicioso vegan and gluten free pesto to enjoy for any occasion, please share with any family or friends that would appreciate it! Salud!

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Kickstarter Project | Life & Tofu Series: Breakfast & Tofu


Hi everyone!
I want to tell you guys that I’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign to help with the fundraising to publish my first cookbook: Breakfast & Tofu. My goal is to have the book published by mid summer, and with your help I will be able to print more books and start on the next Life & Tofu Series: Lunch & Tofu. Please do what you can and visit my page for all the details. Thank you all for your continuing support!

Vegetarianly yours,
Dhanistha Rivera

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Grilled Teriyaki Tofu & Sesame Coconut Rice


I cooked up this experiment yesterday for lunch and it was veganlicious!!! You can’t really ever go wrong with coconut and asian sauces. I posted it on Facebook yesterday after I made lunch for my boyfriend and I was extremely pleased to see all my sweet friends and family looking forward to this recipe so here it is. This is definitely one of the most unplanned and creative posts I’ve done, so I hope it’s clear and easy to understand. Please comment if you have any questions, I’ll be happy to answer promptly.

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Vegetarian Food Pyramid

Vegetarian Food Pyramid

I have been a vegetarian since birth, and my father who is an acupuncturist, and mother, a nurse; raised my sister and I in Ashrams, where we traveled, practiced bhakti yoga, and cooked lots of vegetarian cooking. Traveling and living in both Mexico and India I grew up eating plenty of Indian and Mexican cuisine. This vegetarian pyramid is an example of how we grew up balancing our vegetarian diet with beans, grains, vegetables, nuts, dairy..etc.



Vegetarian Food Pyramid from

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