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 🙂

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 🙂 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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Beans & Rice – They Swing More Than One Way

Over the past year or so, I’ve fallen in love with beans and rice. These two starches have become a great staple in my daily diet, meeting many of my dietary needs! When you put them together, they’re the perfect complete protein option for those of you who stick to a plant based diet. Even if you’re a carnivore, you’ll still love this delicious rice and bean bowl! Throw some seared meat on there if ya need 😉

When I originally started eating beans on a regular basis, I was pretty much sticking to the theme of Mexican style. With this elimination of processed oil business taking place in my diet, I’ve had to reevaluate some foods and meal planning in order to keep my pallet satisfied, yet curious. Leaving olive oil and raw butter out of my diet definitely changes the rainbow of flavor! However, it’s only creating more room for creativity in my kitchen lab!  Continue reading