Coconut Bacon

Some time ago, I wrote an article titled “The Vegetarian Who Eats Bacon” and shared a Tempeh Bacon recipe. I find that people are intimidated by tempeh and won’t try it. Once they try it they either love it or hate it. So, as an alternative vegan bacon option, I introduce Coconut Bacon! This recipe…

Elephant Wrap

Elephants are vegan! Who knew? These large, intelligent, remember-it-all mammals love greens… And so do I! Rice Flour, gluten-free wraps are usually my go-to wrap. However, since I aim to eat light to heavy, I am attempting to save carbs for dinner time. Therefore, I decided to use this collard green in place of a…

Spanish Cauliflower Rice & Beans

Cauliflower rice. The idea is to replace white rice, which has little nutritional value. Cauliflower rice is the perfect option for low-carb or conscious people. Cauliflower contains vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6 protein, magnesium, phosphorus, fiber, potassium, and manganese-to name a few. Cauliflower also has half the amount of carbohydrates as white rice and…

Oil-Free Walnut Pesto

Traditional basil pesto is made with basil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese and olive oil. In my recipe I eliminate the oil for a fat-free version. I replace the pine nuts with walnuts simply because I like walnuts better and usually have these on hand. I replace the Parmesan cheese with nutritional yeast to make this recipe vegan and…

Mango-Kalein’ it Smoothie Bowl

I love green smoothies! I try to have a green smoothie daily. It’s light, refreshing and filling. There is so much nutrition in a green smoothie and the way I feel afterward is like nothing else. I get that if you haven’t had a green smoothie before, the idea can be intimating. It takes a…

Super Power Mint Chocolate Chip Shake

That’s right, this Mint Chocolate Chip Protein Shake has super powers! No, it won’t make you fly or make you shoot spider webs from your wrists. But close-ish. There is a “Super Food” ingredient that makes this recipe super- Spirulina. Spirulina, in short, is algae. Yep, from the sea! Don’t be alarmed. A group of…

From Yo-Yo to Yo!

It’s my anniversary! It’s been one year since my journey of healthy began. In the “About me” Section there is a brief history about who I was and who I am now. Here is the story in-depth. I feel like I should share it for those who need the motivation or are just curious. Even…