Travel Healthy with These 5 Things

July brings lots of travel. I’ve already got a few car rides booked and that involves lots of snacks. We headed to the lake for the 4th and I caught a ride with my friend Max. He hit me up the other day, “Can you have some fire snacks for the ride?” Little did he…

Black bean hummus

Black Bean Hummus

The first time I had black bean hummus was in Madison, Wisconsin the other month at the farmer’s market. Holy cow! After that bite hit my mouth, I was determined to make my own that I can have on hand whenever I need. According to World’s Healthiest Foods, “among all groups of food commonly eaten…

Tofu Stir Fry

Serves: 2 Hands-on time: 30 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes Gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, dairy free Ingredients 1 package extra-firm tofu 1 cup quinoa ½ large yellow onion, diced 2 carrots, diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 green bell pepper, diced 1 cup kale 2 tbsp Bragg’s liquid aminos 2 tbsp hot…

Corn, Cucumber, Avocado, Tomato Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette

Serves: 6-8 Hands-on time: 15 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Gluten free, vegetarian Ingredients 4 ears corn, cooked 2 avocados, diced 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved ½ cucumber, finely diced ⅓ cup crumbled feta ½ red onion, finely chopped Cilantro vinaigrette 2 tbsp red wine vinegar ½ tsp. Salt ½ tsp ground black pepper 2…

hidden sugars

Hidden Names for Sugar

Added sugar is hidden everywhere! You would be shocked if you tried to figure out where this culprit is in all of your food. It was even in my salt and pepper pistachio nuts labeled as “tapioca dextrin!” What the heck? According to Sugar Science, “added sugar is hiding in 74 percent of packaged foods.”…

Sugar: Just as Addictive as Cocaine!

If you knew me back in high school or even college, it is a safe bet to say I was addicted to sugar. I had copious amounts of candy at every beck and call. What turned me on the most was the fruity candy. Oh baby! I had lunch boxes filled to the brim with…

Cacao overnight oats

Cacao Overnight Oats

My sister is addicted to chocolate. She makes these rad ceramic bowls so this breakfast was a tribute to her. Cacao is great for increasing energy. The cacao nibs act as chocolate chips. You can even top it with raspberries or strawberries to add some sweetness. It’s so easy and it’s ready right when you…

orange chocolate date power bars

Orange, Chocolate, Date Power Bars

In an effort to consume less processed sugar, I wanted to share with you all a no sugar added power bar. They are made with orange essential oil and some other groovy ingredients. Cacao powder gives you an energy boost and it’s packed with a chocolatey flavor. Add in this banging oil and you’re in…

Burger Bowl

Bunless Burger Bowl

How on earth can you put a burger in a bowl? What about the bun? Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to the new creation: a burger bowl! My friend, Katarina gave me this inspiration during one of our coworking sessions! This one is a perfect dish for all you gluten free goers! If…

Nourish Cafe and Market

Nourish Cafe and Market: Restaurant Review

I love traveling and exploring new food options in different cities. I went to school at the University of Missouri and just was down there for my little sister’s graduation. It was so cute to see my sister graduate and be back in the old stomping grounds. You wouldn’t believe how much has changed in…