Category: Recipes

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Healthy Vegan Charcuterie Board

Charcuteries boards are popping up everywhere, almost everyday, as there is always something to celebrate! The centerpiece of the table, the talk of the party, what lures in the crowd; and not to mention, you’ll receive tons of compliments and inspire others to recreate versions of their own. Charcuteries boards have a beautiful aesthetic and exquisite addition to all parties and gatherings. Roughly translated,

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Mindful Dieting & Flexitarianism

As a millennial, I grew up in the era of . . . DIETS. From counting calories to counting macros, from the Atkins diet to the Dukan diet, each one puts a focus on eliminating certain food groups (or at least marginalizing them to an extreme). Even Regina Georgia was asking, ” is butter a carb?” Hi there, fellow Mean Girls enthusiasts.
When I was growing up, my mother’s friends were going to Weight Watchers and buying daily slimming smoothies while discussing how many kilos they had lost that week. Although these diets had their benefits, the mindset behind ‘dieting’ was never a topic of discussion. It was only “burnt calories” or “pounds dropped.” The focus on physical health with minimal concern for mental health. The issue with these ‘old school’ diets is the subconscious stress it puts us under to be constantly scrutinizing every morsel touching our lips. How would our bodies respond if we took away this stress?

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Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

Did you make the decision to go vegan, and all of a sudden realize. . .  what about alfredo sauce? Well, I’m here to offer you a solution. Since it seems like cauliflower is a substitue for all of our plant-based needs lately, let’s stay on trend with this cauliflower alfredo sauce. Inspired by Crunchy Creamy Sweet’s recipe, use this to replace that cheesy … Read More Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

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Garlic Shrimp & Asparagus Pasta

It feels like pasta is never healthy, but this pescetarian-friendly version brings a creative twist to a few of your favorite ingredients. Inspired by Primavera Kitchen. Recently, I’ve felt more inspired by Italian and Mediterranean dishes. Since I eat a primarily plant-based diet though, that means I have to get creative. I read through several recipes similar to this one before coming across the … Read More Garlic Shrimp & Asparagus Pasta

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Quick & Healthy Omelettes (Made With Fresh Ingredients)

Do you ever visit the Farmer’s Market in your local town on a weekend? If you’ve been struggling to kick off a healthier diet regimen, this could be a great place to start.  For this quick and healthy omelette recipe, I’ve used only ingredients that I purchased fresh that morning from El Mercat Central in Valencia, Spain, and it’s pretty simple to make too. … Read More Quick & Healthy Omelettes (Made With Fresh Ingredients)

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Delicious, Vegan Tacos

Do you LOVE tacos as much as I do? If you ask me where I want to go out eat, 9 times out of 10 you’ll get Chipotle, our local Mexican restaurant, or another variation of spicy food. When I first started eating vegan, not having a solid crunchy taco was a struggle. So, I created a little variation for you! Even my hubby loved … Read More Delicious, Vegan Tacos

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Cast-Iron Skillet Vegan Cornbread

Cast-Iron Skillet Vegan Cornbread! Enjoy this recipe with chili, as a side dish with dinner, or make it for Thanksgiving. No matter the occasion, this is pretty darn good, and your friends won’t believe you when you tell them it’s vegan.

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Fluffy, Vegan Pancakes

Pancakes were a staple in both mine and my husband’s childhood homes, so when we went vegan, it was very important that we figure out how to make pancakes. This need was further emphasized when we upgraded from a skillet to full griddle, and there was now a new, fun appliance to use on top of our need for delicious pancakes. We’ve tried making them all kinds of ways, and in terms of a tasty and plant-based as possible option, this finally did the trick for us. . .

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The Little Green Detox Smoothie

The “Little Green Detox Smoothie” has the ingredients to jump start your health journey and help you feel better all around. What is it about the color green that makes us feel like what we’re eating is healthy? I honestly don’t know, but I do feel like I’m making a good decision when I have this little number to start my day.