Why This Recipe Is Essential For A Healthy Heart

I have this vivid memory from when I was little which involved carrots. My aunt was just as much of a health nut as I am. She was a runner, a strict vegetarian, and was always in the “know” with health and nutrition. To this day, she’s just as crazy about health, which is exciting, because we can speak the same language πŸ™‚

I’d have to say she probably has so much to do with why I love to be in the kitchen. We’d spend days together in her kitchen baking and making jello. I have this very fond memory of her and carrots. Every time I’d be with her I’d always see her chewing on this HUGE giant carrot. Then one day, she finally gave me my own πŸ™‚ I remember feeling so “adult-like” to have my own carrot. Ha!

This recipe reminds me of that time in my life.

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How To Make A Delicious Oil Free Pesto Pasta

One of the greatest misconceptions about plant based oil free eating is that you “can’t eat anything!” This is a load of bologna, and I’m here to show you that you can still indulge in your delicious comfort foods while still keeping your promise of better health to yourself.

Now is the time of New Years resolutions, but how can you keep this promise if you don’t know what to eat, or how to eat?

This recipe is super inexpensive and abundantly healthy to make. Time & money is what it comes down to most of the time. And really, this recipe is almost effortless & super inexpensive to make πŸ™‚ Β It takes about 15 minutes max to make, and is well worth the appliance use πŸ™‚

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How To Make Use Of Holiday Left Overs

img_0215Christmas is just days away, and Hannukka starts tomorrow! With tables loaded with food, and left overs that are always exciting to look forward to the following day, here’s an easy recipe for you if you want to stuff in as many left overs as you want. This “omelet” is delicious, and is 100% plant based, if you choose for it to be πŸ™‚ Continue reading

How To Conquer A Family BBQ, No Questions Asked

One of the greatest challenges most people face when eating clean is maintaining a dietary lifestyle while trying to maintain their social life. So many of us run into this!

If you know you’re going to be attending a family or friend BBQ, what do you do? Let’s just say you’re new to not eating meat, your newly plant based, and you’ve just read all this science that backs up why you shouldn’t be torching meat over a flame. You don’t know what to eat, what to bring, or how to support yourself with your differentiating health views…

I’m asking these questions because I have totally been there. This means you will too.

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BBQ’d Veggie Bowl | Carcinogen Free Indulgence!

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What I love most about eating an oil free diet is that it allows be to indulge in the true flavor of food, and the pleasure that comes in the simplest meals.

When consuming foods with oil, the flavor is covered up in what I like to refer to as slime, masking the full rainbow of blasting firework flavor πŸ™‚ Continue reading

Overnight Soaked Oats | An All-Time Favorite!

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Brown bagged cinnamon apple quaker oats oatmeal. YES. This was my all time favorite breakfast when I was dieting in my early high school years. My favorite way to eat them? Unheated, with just water. The foodies today call that soaked oats. Continue reading

Alfredo Jackson | Plant Based Fettuccini Alfredo

Is there anyone else out there who was (or still is) a huge chicken alfredo fan as a kid?

This entree was always one of my favs. It was always my “go to” meal when eating out, but I always felt guilty eating it because I knew it wouldn’t help me in my situation of being an overweight little girl. I learned how to watch what I ate at a very early age, and I’m actually so incredibly grateful for that experience! It’s fueled my passion for comforting, healthy, lifestyle foods.

With the healthier food changes I’ve made since my teen years, it’s been YEARS since I’ve indulged in this comforting entree.

Until now, at least πŸ˜‰

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