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Quinoa Tabbouleh Dip (Gluten Free!)

This quinoa tabbouleh recipe is a little different from your average tabbouleh because: A) I don't like parsley, so I substitute chopped spinach instead. (Way tastier!) B) I use quinoa instead of bulgur. (Way healthier! Quinoa has so many great nutritional values: low glycemic, gluten-free, a complete protein, and packed with fiber.) C) Tabbouleh is [...]

By | October 9th, 2016|Recipes|1 Comment

Black Bean Chili

I love me a good bowl of chili. And this black bean chili recipe is not only tasty and easy, but it's also pretty healthy and perfect for those on a vegan or vegetarian diet! Black beans are a great addition to your diet because they're high in protein, which is especially helpful for vegans and vegetarians. (For [...]

By | August 15th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Veggie 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 tomatoes to my sauce, [...]

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

Greek Yogurt Potato Salad

For Labor day weekend last year, I decided to concoct some healthy appetizers that would be great to bring to cookouts. I have to say, this one turned out the best! 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. [...]

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

Quinoa, Berries and Steel-Cut Oats Breakfast Bowl

I’m not particularly hungry in the morning, but I know it’s important to kick start my metabolism first thing when I wake up. This healthy breakfast bowl recipe is perfect because it’s light and packed with fiber, protein, vitamins, and lots of nutritious goodness. I love to top my breakfast bowl with strawberries, blueberries, bananas [...]

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

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, 2015|Recipes|0 Comments

Veggie 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. But I won't. Because I want to get right to it and share this delicious, nutritious recipe with you guys. For these black bean [...]

By | September 7th, 2015|Recipes|0 Comments

Chickpea Cucumber Salad

Confession: I didn't know chickpeas and garbanzo beans were the same thing until I went shopping at Trader Joe's one afternoon in search of chickpeas. Apparently neither did the Trader Joe's clerk, because she told me they only stocked green peas. So I left, did an internet search on chickpeas, and then drove back to the [...]

By | March 21st, 2015|Recipes|0 Comments

Vegan Plantain Tacos with Mango Lime Sauce

A few years ago, I went to my very first vegan restaurant in L.A. with a friend of mine who was a strict vegan. While looking over the menu, I had no idea what half of the menu items were Seitan? Tempeh? It was like a foreign language. So I settled on an item that [...]

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

Best Restaurants in Los Angeles (Vegan and Gluten-Free Options Too!)

Part of the reason I moved to Los Angeles from the East Coast was because of the incredible selection of diverse restaurants in the city. When it comes to dining out, I generally look for places with good ambiance (modern decor, trendy vibe), yummy drink selection (fruit champagne cocktails are my drink of choice), and [...]

By | March 3rd, 2015|Featured Travel, Travel|0 Comments