With blood pressure awareness month ahead of us, its time to talk about fried food. As they are biggest contributors to high blood pressure and hypertension. Here in Texas, we take our fried food very seriously. Fried foods are full of saturated fats and simple carbs. They will not push you further to your health
With my dad recently converting to a vegan diet, I’ve been experimenting more and more with plant-based recipes. And I’m really loving it! I’m learning all about new flavor combinations in order to mimic some animal based meals and food, while also finding new ways to make meals nutrient dense. I was never a fan
Growing up one of my favorite foods, and still today, is shrimp & grits or fried fish and grits. It’s traditionally served with a blackened or Cajun shrimp, or fried catfish, then enjoyed with savory and buttery grits that are even creamier with a whole bunch of cheese. Love at first bite! While its very
Whether you are vegan, vegetarian or just someone who is adventurous and likes to try new stuff from time to time, this meal plan is for you because the food is delicious, nourishing and completely plant-based. Today we have a highly requested high protein vegan meal plan. Many of us are introducing more plant-based meals
This sweet, spicy, and salty fruit salad is a wonderful way to hydrate after an intense workout. The sugar and the salt come together for a great snack after a session at the gym, since the electrolytes help your body to absorb the water in the fruits more readily than just plain water alone. Don’t
Marinara is a pantry or fridge staple. It’s great to have on hand to make quick pasta dishes or liven up any dish with a savory Italian-flavored sauce, especially overcooked chicken breasts. This will last in the fridge in an airtight container for more than a week, but it’s best to store in the freezer
The best recipes are often fusion, combining the flavors and elements of different cuisines. We’re mixing the saltiness of bulgogi and with the spiciness of tacos. Tastes so good, you won’t believe it’s vegan.
I have a strong (non-scientifically proven) belief that the best recipes are fusion – incorporating the tastes and styles of different cuisines in to one amazing dish. It’s even better when you can include your favorite foods. Here are two of mine – chili + curry – rolled into some of the BEST tasting (red
The weather is getting colder, the days shorter, and our thoughts are turning towards the holiday season. With that, hearty and filling casserole dishes are bound to be a familiar sight on our dinner tables. However, just because we’re having them often doesn’t mean it has to be boring, so we’re here to show you
Strapped for time? No worries! Wrap a bunch of food up in foil and you’ve got yourself a delicious foil meal with very little effort. I know firsthand that when the fall season rolls around that enthusiasm for healthy eating tends to decline until the top of the year. Not only is it the season
Every meal prep deserves a great side dish! Sometimes it’s easier to approach organizing your weekly routine when you focus on the sides. In today’s video, it’s all about salads! Try a salad recipe, customize it according to flavor and your wellness goals and then add your choice of protein. Simple! Check out my other
This tofu stir fry recipe packs a lot of flavor, protein, and veggies into one satisfying and healthy dish! Get your paper towels ready because the delicious stir fry sauce will tempt you to eat it as is! If you are watching your salt intake, you can use low sodium soy sauce instead. If you’re
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
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
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!
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
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
If you were looking for a simple but interesting green salad for your next meal plan, look no further than this dream team of asparagus, arugula, avocado, mâche, and peas. This flavorful mix is one of our best salad recipes and the unique salad dressing, with a hint of pink grapefruit, is to die for!
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
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
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
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…
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