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Tastiest Tofu Scramble

If you’ve never tried tofu scramble, you’ve gotta try it at least once in your life! If anything to see if it’s something you actually like – you may surprise yourself.  The texture is very similar to eggs so it won’t seem “foreign” or unfamiliar in your mouth. One of the best things about tofu

  • Breakfast
  • Gluten-Free
  • Low Carbs
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
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    Air-fried Banana Bites

    Got a sweet tooth? And an air-fryer? Then I’ve got a quick and easy treat you can whip up to curb cravings.  Enjoy these with Greek yogurt or coconut yogurt, or your favorite frozen yogurt.  I made these for my friend’s kids and they really enjoyed it so it’s kid- (and adult-) friendly. If you’re

  • Sweets & Snacks
  • Vegetarian
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    Hearty Fiesta Rice

    Here’s a quick and easy recipe I made for my Secret Shopper Prank recently at Kroger Grocery Store.  It’s relatively inexpensive and hearty, with a Tex-Mex flair.  This is a great family dinner, a potluck or fight night. And of course, it freezes well for meal prep. Here’s the grocery list to make it easier!

  • Chicken
  • Meal Prep
  • Vegetarian
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    Decadent & Easy Keto Chocolate Mousse

    Don’t believe the myth that you can’t enjoy decadent sweet treats without added sugar! Here’s an easy 4 ingredient recipe for chocolate lovers, with a bonus whipped cream treat, that you can enjoy on a lower carbohydrate diet like keto. Think about adding it to your morning cup of coffee – it will never be

  • Low Carbs
  • Sweets & Snacks
  • Vegan
  • Tangy Citrus Quinoa Salad

    Here’s a quick and easy way to liven quinoa! This is especially clutch if you find yourself making way too much quinoa each week and struggling to find ways to enjoy it before you inevitably (and regrettably) toss it out. Trust, you’ll definitely finish this recipe. This pairs beautifully with my sweet tamarind glazed salmon

  • Meal Prep
  • Salad
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan BBQ Pulled “Pork”

    Meat eaters don’t have all the fun – and here’s proof! Here’s my vegan spin on a summer favorite – BBQ pulled pork. You can enjoy this with rice, shredded cabbage, whole wheat or corn tortillas, or my personal favorite, as a delicious sandwich! Long live the plants! Note: Jackfruit is pretty common in grocery

  • High Carbs
  • Vegan
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    Roasted Maple Candied Carrots

    Here’s a quick side dish recipe for your next meal prep – this is best paired with a savory or spicy main dish – such as my healthy dirty rice recipe. In general, I’m not the biggest fan of carrots. Despite my intense cravings for sweet foods, I actually find carrots a bit too naturally

  • Meal Prep
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Miso Eggplant, Tofu & Butternut Squash Kabobs

    Meat doesn’t have all the fun! Try these tasty, miso-inspired vegan kabobs for your next grilling adventure.  The hardest part is not eating all the sauce before you use it.

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
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    Asparagus, Arugula, Avocado, Mâche & Peas Green Salad

    This salad packs quite a punch when it comes to flavor – it’s pungent, yet mild, and peppery and spicy yet still sweet.  It’s essentially all of the things that I love about Texas cuisine. One of my (ongoing) personal food challenges is to create recipes based off of seasonal and regional ingredients.  That’s why I love

  • Salad
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Sweet Red Juice & Juice Pulp Muffins

    The summer is coming and so is the heat! Staying hydrated helps you function at your best and keeps you on the regular. 🙂  Also, hydration helps you know the difference between thirst and hunger, making it easier to “smarter” and wiser eating choices. Juicing is a proven and delicious way to stay hydrated! As part

  • Drinks
  • Sweets & Snacks
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
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    Vegan BBQ Beans with Tahini Sauce – Vegan Meal Prep

    Today’s meal prep was inspired by an experience I had when traveling in Israel.  This chef made an amazing farm-to-table spread for us and included these stone oven roasted/charred sweet potatoes, topped with slow cooked lentils, tahini and some feta.  Delicious! Got me thinking that it would be an incredible meal prep recipe, particularly a

  • Meal Prep
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy Colombian Coconut Rice with Salmon & Salad

    Tonight’s dinner was inspired by my recent trip to Colombia. After spending a few days in Cali, I headed to San Andres Island where I had the most flavorful rice I’ve ever tasted – arroz con coco! It’s both sweet and savory. In some dishes, coconut rice is so sweet it’s like a dessert, and in

  • Meal Prep
  • Seafood
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
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    Sweet Potato Risotto

    It’s no secret that one of my favorite foods is sweet potato. It’s up there with rice and bread for me – I just have to have it (in some way) in my diet.  On a recent flight from Nigeria to the States, I was served a creamy rice dish that got me craving risotto…

  • Ideas
  • Meal Prep
  • Meat
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy Spanish Rice

    If you’ve never had homemade Spanish rice before, then you need to add it to your list of things to try right away.  You need this kind of food in your life.  Growing up in Texas, I’ve met a lot of people who have decadent family recipes for Spanish rice and their version is always

  • Chicken
  • Meal Prep
  • Meat
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
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    3 Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

    As part of my partnership with Pronamel, they asked me to create content with the theme “Twice as Good” in mind – something that can serve two purposes. First thing that came to mind was obviously, food!  But here’s my take/twist. One thing I like to do is purchase produce and products from my local

  • Salad
  • Vegan
  • Pecan Spiced Granola Meal Prep

    One of my favorite recipes to start the day and get your house smelling pretty darn good. I know it’s a simple recipe but I always feel accomplished when I make something just as good a store-bought versions.  And you will too! Feel free to make this your own and use your favorite raw nuts and/or seeds

  • Breakfast
  • Sweets & Snacks
  • Vegetarian
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    4 Easy, Cold Lunch Ideas

    I’m following up on a FAQ – “What are some lunch meals you can enjoy that don’t have to be reheated?” Here are four easy lunch ideas to help inspire your next meal prep! This is a continuation of the 5 cold lunch mash-up that I did last year. When it comes to eating food cold

  • Chicken
  • Meal Prep
  • Meat
  • Salad
  • Sandwiches
  • Vegan
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    “Smoky” & Roasted Salsa Verde (and Salsa Roja)

    Ditch the store-bought stuff and make your own delicious salsa that you can easily customize for your tastes and preferences.  I use salsa for nearly EVERYTHING! Salads, eggs, protein, grilled vegetables, etc.  Essentially anything that needs an extra kick, gets a serving of my fresh homemade salsa. It’s a great lower-calorie alternative to give your

  • Ideas
  • Salad
  • Sweets & Snacks
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
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    Easiest Raw Vegan Berry Cheesecake

    I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical when a friend invited me to sample some vegan desserts one muggy night in NYC.  We walked about 15 blocks just to get there since she said it was faster than taking an Uber or the subway.  And the way my metabolism is set up…yeah, I sweat just thinking

  • Sweets & Snacks
  • Vegan
  • 7 Bangin, Smoothies

    When you think you may miss eating your daily serving(s) of fresh fruits and vegetables, grab a smoothie to save the day! Below are 7 that I enjoy… Quick note: when I reference coconut milk and almond milk, I mean the UNSWEETENED, lower calorie non-dairy milk you can purchase in a carton or jug. The calories should be

  • Ideas
  • Smoothies
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
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    30-minute Low-Carb Stuffed Zucchini Boats

    Here’s a recipe that was inspired by my recent trip to Israel.  I don’t think the recipe had an exact name but it was merely zucchini that had been hollowed out, then stuffed with veggies and rice that were wrapped in a grape leaf.  Then the zucchini was dropped in a pot of broth with tomatoes and

  • Low Carbs
  • Meal Prep
  • Meat
  • Paleo