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Grilled Eggplant, Mozzarella, Tomatoes

This eggplant dish is a piece of cake. One of the farmers at the farmers market told me about this recipe. The roasted red pepper sauce acted as the perfect addition to the eggplant. Eggplants belong to the nightshade vegetable family. This means they experience most of their growth overnight! Eggplants contain phytonutrients, which have antioxidant…

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Carrot Cake Energy Balls

Energy balls are a go-to for my weekly routine. I have made some almond date balls or chocolate date power bars. This week, I opted for the carrot cake energy balls and boy, do they taste like a scrumptious treat! Shredding the carrots is a bit of a trick but once you get past that, they’re a piece…

spicy butternut squash soup

Spicy Butternut Squash Soup

It’s freezing cold outside and all you want to do is cuddle up in a cozy blanket. A nice bowl of hot soup would do just the trick as you look out the window and see the snowflakes coming down. Maybe it’s rain and 47℉ if you’re in the city of Chicago on February 7th….

moroccan chicken soup

Moroccan Chicken Soup

Picture this: your week has been so busy you don’t even have time to make a lunch. You continue to go out for every meal and those $12 lunches really start to become a dent in your pocketbook. What if you had a dish you could truly savor throughout the week? This is why soups…

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Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Toss the chips, these roasted chickpeas make for a great snack. Watch out; they are highly addictive. I started with a spicy chickpea recipe but I know, there are more upon the horizon. I used a little smoked paprika, chili powder, turmeric and cayenne on this batch. The cayenne gave it just the kick for…

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Vegan Buddha Bowl

I love to have greens in my meals but my body just does not crave them as much in the winter. I want something that is warming to my body rather than cooling it down. As you know from most of my snapchats, I’m quite the smoothie bowl decorator so of course these buddha bowls…

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Holy Hummus

I pretty much make a hummus every week. It’s part of my meal prep routine. I have been experimenting with different types of hummus lately such as beet hummus, roasted red pepper hummus, pumpkin seed hummus, and black bean hummus but this is the OG recipe. Peeling the chickpeas is the newest trick I’ve learned…

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Hola Granola!

In need of a quick snack? Something sensational and filled with fuel? This granola is just that! I will warn you, it’s highly addictive! My friend Julie opened her bag to try. She set it back down only to reopen it and indulge five more times. Karli begged for the recipe every 10 minutes one…

stuffed acorn squash

Getting squashed!

We’re getting stuffed with this acorn…literally! This acorn squash is filled with a deliciously packed quinoa, pepper, avocado mixture. Quinoa is a great staple to have in a kitchen! It’s alkalizing, meaning it eliminates toxins, such as heavy metals from the kidneys. Quinoa has an amazing nutrient profile and not many people are allergic to…

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Honey Roasted Butternut Squash, Cranberries, and Feta Cheese

Cranberries are an amazing ingredient to add to a dish for a little extra zing, especially during their peak months from October-December. They have also been called “bounceberries” because ripe cranberries bounce. Avoid soft, mushy, or pale cranberries as these will be sour or lack flavor. Cranberries are ripe and ready to use when they…