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Dietary

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.

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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
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  • 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

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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
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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…

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  • 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

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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

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  • 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
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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

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  • Sandwiches
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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

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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
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  • 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

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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

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    Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza Bites

    Whether you’re binge watching your favorite Internet shows or preparing appetizers for a dinner party, these cauliflower pizza bites are a sure winner.  I came up with the recipe while thinking about two of my favorite foods –  pizza and potato chips. I wanted to create pizza “chips.”  After trying out different combinations of seasonings for

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    Low-Carb Pancakes (Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free)

    November is Diabetes Awareness month so there is a lot of focus on lower carbohydrate and low-glycemic recipes.  Incidentally, this is a pretty timely post because I’ve been meaning to address a number of requests for lower-carb recipes and I wanted to tackle a very common breakfast recipe that tends to be higher in carbohydrates –

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    Post-Workout Maple Plantains

    Without a doubt, this is my favorite post-workout treat because the carbs help replenish the glycogen stores from training and tearing down the muscles, but in a MUCH more delicious way. The maple syrup is sugar-free, but if you can handle it and prefer it, you can use real maple syrup or honey, careful not to

  • High Carbs
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  • Vegan
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    Bacon, Jalapeño & Garlic Green Beans

    Here’s a quick recipe for all of my peeps following a lower carb or ketogenic diet.  It’s packed with tons of flavor and the green beans are fibrous and hearty enough to leave you feeling satisfied with a small amount (so you can watch that carbohydrate limit).

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    Roasted BBQ Cauliflower

    I haven’t been the biggest fan of cauliflower because of it’s harsh flavor.  Then I forced myself to start experimenting with it and I learned how delicious it can be and how versatile it is (i.e., rice or quinoa, etc) One of my favorite ways to enjoy cauliflower is roasting it, then coating it with a special sauce

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    Mexican Quinoa (Vegan)

    People often share with me that quinoa is bland and often uninspiring. I used to think the same thing until I started to prepare it differently.  Here is an easy delicious, savory quinoa dish that has moisture because of the way it is prepared in a savory broth.  Guarantee this recipe will inspire you to jazz

  • Meal Prep
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  • Vegan
  • Sweet Potato Salad

    If you’re grilling out this summer or just looking for a side dish for your weekly meal prep, try this “lighter” taste of the South! This Sweet Potato Salad will have your guests going for seconds while also feeding your body (and hard earned muscles) in a much more nutritious way than the traditional version. To

  • High Carbs
  • Salad
  • Vegetarian