buddha bowl

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…

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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Chocolate Date Power Bars

Ever since I was a kid, I have been a sucker for sweets. My mind was blown when I discovered this mouthwatering recipe. Dates are a great fruit that will satisfy any sweet tooth craving. These magnificent fruits grow on date palm trees in hot, dry climates. Dates are filled with potassium, keeping you invigorated with energy….

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Quinoa, Avocado Salad

Quinoa is an awesome dish packed with nutrients. It is technically a seed of a herbaceous plant, not a grain. It supplies a significant amount of protein, which is very rare for a food that is prepared like a grain. The protein is a complete protein, meaning that it contains the nine essential amino acids….

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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…

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Chia Pudding with Berries

Chia seeds? Like Chia Pets? You guessed it! These magical seeds used to grow those furry friends as a kid are one of the healthiest foods on the planet. They come from the plant Salvia Hispanica grown natively in South America. Ancient Aztecs and Mayans used these seeds for energy. “Chia” is even an ancient…