Posts Tagged ‘recipe’

Antioxidant Loaded Sweet Potato

I love sweet potatoes! They’re a good source of fiber and an excellent source of the antioxidant, beta-carotene. Pairing sweet potatoes with other antioxidant-rich foods not only creates an aesthetically-pleasing, colorful meal, but it also boasts some serious nutrition.  For this recipe, I chose to use purple cauliflower for the added antioxidant benefits of anthocyanins

Sweet Potato Nachos

Sweet potato + nachos. Need I say more? Probably not, but I will anyways 😜. My first introduction to sweet potato nachos was by a coworker. She warmed up her lunch and filled the office with this amazing smell of sweet and savory deliciousness… I had to know what it was and that’s when she said

Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

In case you missed it, I’ve been traveling in the Texas panhandle for the past month and will be here for a couple more months. When I first got here, I stocked my fridge with the bare necessities: buffalo sauce and Ben and Jerry’s non-dairy ice cream. But then I started to panic, how was

Mediterranean Barley Bowl

I’m sure by now you all are tired of reading about my excitement and passion about the Blue Zone’s books. Therefore, I won’t go into full detail about it. However, I do want to mention that this recipe is inspired by the Mediterranean Blue Zones in Sardinia, Italy and Ikaria, Greece. Barley is a staple grain

Miso Vegetable Soup

Soups are one of my favorite things to make for a couple reasons: You can just throw everything into a pot or crockpot, heat and it’s done – very simple You can make an excess and have easy leftovers   This miso vegetable soup was inspired by the Blue Zones books. I’m now on the

Black Bean Salad

I’m constantly looking for inspiration for QUICK & EASY meals. Quick and easy to me means minimal cooking required and the ability to make a larger batch that can last me through the week. As I’ve been reading through the 3 Blue Zones books, I’ve been inspired by  these different cultures’ diets. They’re each unique, but

Vegan Cornbread Recipe

Cornbread is the definition of comfort food. It’s sweet and salty, fluffy and warm… It’s perfection. I had never made it from scratch and haven’t had it in awhile, but I was making a big crock pot full of vegetable soup and just knew that cornbread would pair perfectly. So I set off to make

Quinoa soup

Confetti Quinoa Soup

I really love making soup in my crockpot. It’s so simple, just dump all the ingredients, and wait. Regardless of the weather, I could eat soup year round. Quinoa is a favorite soup ingredient for a number of reasons: 1) adds fiber, protein, and several minerals, 2) provides texture, and 3) satisfies. One word of


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