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Black Bean Burrito

Ah, black beans. I have so many good things to say about them. They're packed with protein... high in fiber... great for your digestive tract... I could go on and on. For these black bean burritos, you can use any tortilla of your choice. My favorite tortillas for these are the wheat and corn flour tortillas [...]

By | July 7th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

3-Ingredient Lentil Dip

The first time I tried this recipe, I didn't even know what lentils were. A friend of mine served it at a get-together, and I couldn't stop eating it. This was also the recipe that made me fall in love with goat cheese. Most lentil dip recipes use feta cheese, but my friend had used [...]

By | March 5th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Mango Sticky Rice

For years, I was so excited to go out for Thai food because Thai restaurants were the only place I could order mango sticky rice for dessert. For some reason, it never occurred to me to make my own... and I never realized how easy it is! For most mango sticky rice recipes, you have to soak the [...]

By | December 1st, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Zucchini Lasagna

This veggie zucchini lasagna recipe is so good you won’t even miss the meat or the pasta! And it’s much healthier than regular lasagna because it’s pasta-free (lower carbs!), and includes fat-free ricotta cheese and part-skim mozzarella cheese. Great for vegetarians or those on a gluten-free diet. I like to add fresh diced tomatoes to my [...]

By | July 10th, 2016|Recipes|1 Comment

Greek Yogurt Potato Salad

This was my first time making Greek yogurt potato salad and I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out. I LOVE potato salad, but I tend to steer clear of it since it’s overloaded with mayo. I didn’t think it would taste as good with Greek yogurt, but I’m happy [...]

By | June 14th, 2016|Recipes|2 Comments

Electric Lemonade Cocktail

I have a thing for blue drinks. Or really, any drink that looks pretty. My go-to cocktail tends to be flavored vodka and soda water, since it's the healthiest low calorie, sugar-free option. But after a while, a plain ole transparent drink tends to get a little boring. So I have to improvise. I have [...]

By | June 13th, 2016|cocktails, Recipes|0 Comments

Quinoa & Oats Breakfast Bowl

For this breakfast bowl, you can use either rolled oats or steel-cut oats. Steel cut oats sit lower on the glycemic index, but they take longer to cook, at least 30 minutes. (Those on a gluten-free diet will want to make sure to use pure oats that don't contain wheat.) For the granola, I recommend [...]

By | June 4th, 2016|Recipes|1 Comment

Greek Yogurt Pasta Salad

Greek yogurt has recently become my favorite healthy mayo substitute. For those of you who've read my recipe for Greek Yogurt Potato Salad, the mixture in this recipe is very similar, and you have the option to add a dollop of Vegenaise (dairy-free mayo) since the mixture is made with 90% Greek yogurt. I recommend using gluten-free brown rice pasta for [...]

By | April 12th, 2016|Recipes|1 Comment

10 Natural Ways to Relieve Stress

Stress = The. Worst. For me personally, I get horrible TMJ and headaches when I’m stressed out. For some people, it’s insomnia, high blood pressure, you name it. I think many of us take on more than we can handle, and are left feeling like there aren't enough hours in the day to accomplish everything. [...]

By | January 23rd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

The Health Benefits of Ginger

Ginger seems to be gaining increasing popularity, and rightfully so. In addition to its spicy flavor kick, it's also known to help with numerous health conditions - relieving muscle pain, burning fat cells, increasing circulation, reducing inflammation and fighting nausea. But one of my favorite health benefits of ginger is the significant impact it has [...]

By | November 10th, 2015|Blog|3 Comments

Vegan Snickers Ice Cream Bar

Sometimes, when I'm making a new recipe, it doesn't always turn out the way I'd hoped. Other times, it turns out even better. This is one of those times. I have to give credit to Minimalist Baker for inspiring this vegan Snickers ice cream bar recipe. I had to tweak it a bit and eliminate [...]

By | September 8th, 2015|Recipes|0 Comments

Greek Yogurt Egg Salad with Avocado

So, I'm house sitting in London right now. And apparently, Londoners like to make their own mayonnaise. I assume this because when I arrived, there was a mayonnaise recipe hanging up in the kitchen, and a hand written note telling me to help myself to their food, and that the homemade mayo will be good for another [...]

By | August 10th, 2015|Recipes|1 Comment

Strawberry Goat Cheese Cheesecake

Yes, there is a such thing as healthy cheesecake. And as far as healthy cheesecakes go, this is as good as it gets. Why strawberry goat cheese cheesecake is the best: A) Goat cheese is lower in calories, fat, and dairy than cow’s milk. B) Cheesecake contains lots of eggs. Eggs = protein = win. [...]

By | July 24th, 2015|Featured Breakfast, Recipes|2 Comments

Berry Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

For this breakfast smoothie bowl, I recommend using plain non-fat Greek yogurt, as it has only 120 calories per cup, 6 grams of sugar, and 22 grams of protein! I like Trader Joe’s brand, but Sage and Chobani are also good brands. The yogurt itself tends to be too bitter for me, so I like to blend it [...]

By | July 12th, 2015|Recipes|1 Comment

Goat Cheese Veggie Quiche

After arriving home from my trip to Europe last summer, my head was spinning with European-inspired recipe ideas! After tasting a delicious veggie quiche at a cafe in Amsterdam, I knew this one would be added to the list too. Although this beautiful photo includes a crust, I’ve decided to go crustless in this recipe to create a lower [...]

By | March 16th, 2015|Recipes|0 Comments