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

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Fermented Foods You Don’t Have To Make | What To Buy & Why

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For the past three years I’ve been making my own fermented foods at home. I fell in love with fermented foods the first moment I tasted a homemade batch of fermented sunflower seed spread, almost as if it were a love affair! From that moment on, I began preparing ferments at home. There’s a beautiful sense of fulfillment that continuously grows when preparing fermented foods in your own environment! Especially when you notice you’re reaping the benefits 🙂  However, I’ve learned that there are many moments where it seems like the time is not available to prep! Continue reading

The Soup That Kills | Cold & Flu Fighting Soup!

 

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Last year I experienced the worst flu of my life! I grew up with having the flu countless times, but never quite like the one last year.

This year, I’ve been fortunate enough to fight off the bug, but have witnessed so many around me falling like flies to the flu.

To be brief, last year I was bed ridden for an entire 6 days straight. Three out of the 6 days was with a 103 degree fever. On the 5th day, I was able to conjure enough strength to make myself some soup with fresh herbs & spices I knew to be anti-pathogenic and virus fighting. I kid you not, within the first 30 seconds of my first sip, I was back to life!

Since this recipe worked so wonderfully for me, I’d love to share it with you! Hopefully you won’t need to use it for yourself.

But just in case, here you go!

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Foods Of The Cosmos | Cosmic Crisps

Next to my blender, my favorite kitchen appliance is my dehydrator.

I use it on the daily, and couldn’t imagine my life without it! Seriously!

When I was in kindergarten, I remember snacking on these fruit leather things that were so delicious! I loved everything about them, their texture, taste, and pliability. They were a little gritty in texture also. Maybe you remember the name of them…?

Fast forward years later, here I am wanting to eat some favorite childhood snacks!

So, here it is! Continue reading

The P4: Plant Protein Packed Pancake!

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About a year ago I created a vegan and oil free pancake that my clients, partner, and self fell in love with!

They were fluffy, dense, and slightly sweet!

When I get in the flow of creating new experiments, I tend to not really document how much I’m using of what, and just go by memory. Well, sometimes that just doesn’t workout… Especially when trying to recreate it!

Fast forward to today, I am so excited to present an improved version of these vegan oil free pancakes! I was inspired by my friend since we always seem to be craving pancakes, but both live an oil free lifestyle.

My daily life moves very quickly, so having snacks available is a must! Who says that pancakes are only eaten at home or out to breakfast? Continue reading

Move Over Power Bar: The Ultimate Power Cracker

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The birth of this recipe began with making oat milk. I originally began making my oat milk & throwing away the pulp from blending the oats. After a week of consistently making this creamy milk alternative, I felt like I should create another fun recipe instead of wasting valuable body fuel! So, as I was about to toss the last the last of the wasted oat pulp, the idea of crackers emerged 🙂

Since the initial experiment, several cracker variations have been made 🙂

They’re a perfect snack to munch on throughout the day that can fuel the body with plant based protein, healthy fats, fiber, a low glycemic index, and an excellent snack that’s completely guilt free  🙂 Continue reading

Faux Acai Bowl – Faux Dairy Free & Naturally Sweet!

 

Earlier this week I was lying wide awake in bed creating recipes in my head at 3:30 am. I laid in bed for another hour and a half until the gym opened at 5a, went to my workout, came back home, and setup in the kitchen! Was able to put the ideas to the blender, and was pleasantly surprised!

I’ve recently started a kick with making simple kale smoothies with spinach, blueberries, and Vietnamese cinnamon. I used to make them often in the past, but took a long vacation from them. The final product came out as a dark, rich, purple, similar to the color of acai. This instantly triggered my initial thought, “could I make a mock acai bowl out of this?” Continue reading