Why Sugar Cookies Can Be An Option For You

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Everybody wants cookies, and I don’t  believe a lifestyle change should deprive you from foods that have brought comfort to your life. Aside from everything nutrition, FOOD IS EMOTIONAL. We all have emotions tied to food. Even with years that have passed, we can all acknowledge that the smell of a certain something, or feeling a certain way can make us miss foods from the past. Food represents memories that warmed our hearts and bellies.  Continue reading

How Eating Potato Soup Can Heal You

Image(16)This past weekend my best friend & soul sister were able to celebrate her birthday early on a beautiful fine Sunday 🙂

We created a list of foods we wanted to make and enjoy while still accommodating the oil free lifestyle-train, which she has recently joined!

So, with the June gloom weather, we became inspired to make potato soup! Continue reading

How To Ignite Your Brain The Green Way

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The first tea I fell in love with was green tea. Without knowing its incredible benefits, I was blown away with how it took away my bloating. I didn’t  know my bloating could “Go away.” I was 13 years old when I had my first green tea experience, and it is really what catapulted me into my love for tea, and my fascination with medicinal healing agents for the body. For years, it was all I drank, and actually inspired me to work for Teavana in 2007. It was my first job, and I was in LOVE with tea all day, every day! It was an educational experience in itself, and my coworkers were THE BEST!  Continue reading

RAWring For GRAWnola? | Oil Free Granola

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I fell in love with granola and scones growing up on the peninsula in Long Beach with my dad over the water.

He lives on a boat in the marina, which is one of the greatest gifts in my life I could ever ask for, and is most certainly the reason why I love the ocean so much!

On the weekend mornings I spent with him, he’d always bring my favorite breakfast from the local coffee shop at the end of 62nd st. They carried freshly baked berry filled scones from the Sconage Bakery, called the “Tri-berry scone.” These delicious scones were about the size of your hand with your fingers stretched out, their insides filled with fresh warm berries, and they blasted your senses with sweet heaven. TO LIVE FOR!

Eating those scones over the water on a beautiful peninsula morning was instant bliss! They were also great fuel for a day of jumping off the boat docks and swimming through the marina all day from morning sun, until sun down 🙂

In time, I’ll put their scones through the HealthyHumanz kitchen lab process 😉 For now, let’s hit up the gRAWnola! Continue reading

Stirring & Frying Without Oil | Flavorful Oil Free Stir Fry

IMG_0559I’d like to direct this post to my clients, as their dedication to their nutritional programs and lifestyle changes with food continue to inspire these oil free food creation recipes.

For newbie oil free lifestylers, it’s easy to reach the false conclusion that you aren’t able to eat anything on a diet that’s oil free. This is often the conflict my clients run into within their logical breakdown. I don’t blame them either! We’ve learned to prepare foods with mass amounts of oil, which I have learned is often unnecessary. However, what is required is the will and motivation to be open to a new way of preparing foods 🙂

Most recipes require oil, which poses the question of how to replace the oil when it seems so mandatory in a recipe? Continue reading

Creamy & Dreamy Oil Free Pasta

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Oil free life-styling can often be intimidating for the person who loves to eat pasta, or anything with grains, really.

In college, I loved pasta in the simplest form : garlic, olive oil, with salt & pepper. Now that I live oil free, I still love to enjoy pasta the same way, just without the oil. However, I also love to enjoy bland foods 🙂

For the sake of your pallet, lets make this a bit more enjoyable for you!

When it comes to choosing a grain for pasta, I love to use Farro by Rustichella d’Abruzzo. I trust their product because of their incredibly authentic farming practices and the quality of pasta they produce 🙂 Loaded with protein, fiber, and minerals!

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For tomato sauce pasta lovers, there’s an available product that’s oil free! Love to advocate Engine 2 as a pasta sauce alternative if you don’t have time to make your own 🙂

Ingredients

All organic ingredients
Serves 3-4 people
  • 1 Box of Farro
  • 1/2 head of broccoli
  • 1 cup Engine 2 pasta sauce
  • 1/2 cup Wallaby Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tsp ground oregano
  • 2 Tsp Nutritional Yeast Flakes
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 Tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp air dried sea salt
  • 1 small handful of baby heirloom tomatoes

 

Directions

Boil purified water in a stainless steal pot. When water is done boiling, add dried pasta and cook for about 15 minutes, or until soft.

Chop broccoli into florets and soak in purified water for at least 20 minutes to enhance their vitality 🙂

Drain pasta, leaving about a 1/4 inch of water in the pot. At this point, add your broccoli to the pot with hot pasta. Cover the pot with a lid to allow the steam from the pasta to lightly blanch broccoli. Let sit for 5- 10 minutes.

I prefer to blanch my veggies this way so they’re not exposed to high amounts of heat for long periods of time. It leaves them with plenty of texture 🙂

Once broccoli is lightly blanched with pasta, you may add the remaining ingredients.

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Mix softly and gently with a wooden spoon so pasta doesn’t fall apart.

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Serve with a side of greens and mix it all together for full flava 😉

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Enjoy this fully loaded oil free pasta protein bowl!

Xoxo,

Tannisha!

 

 

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