Artichoke and Potato Bliss

Ingredients 1 ½ pounds red bliss potatoes, quartered 1 large red onion, julienne ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil 3 jars Grilled baby artichokes 1 T chopped garlic ¼ turmeric ¼ paprika 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper ⅛  teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 cup pearl tomatoes 2 lemon, juice and zest 2 cups kalamata olive…

Power Green Enchiladas

Ingredients: 1 bunch lacinato kale, chopped 1 bunch Swiss chard, chopped 1 bunch spinach, chopped 1 can black beans, drained 2 cups vegetable stock 10 cremini mushrooms, sliced 1 medium onion, sliced thin 1 medium red pepper, sliced 2 fresh tomatoes, chopped 1 tsp. cumin 1 tsp. paprika 1 tsp. chili powder 5 cloves garlic,…

Love Snacking? Choose healthy ones!

Quick Healthy Snack Ideas Nuts Great way to satiate your hunger! Nuts keep you full for longer periods. Choose from the lower fat content such as cashews, almonds, and walnuts. Spice it up! I created a few spiced snacks to go Nuts! Melon Cubes Cut up some watermelon or, cantaloupe or honeydew and keep them…

Spicy Veggie Burgers

Originally posted on Cinthia Carolina:
Serves 12 Serve these hearty veggie burgers on whole grain buns and your favorite condiments with a side of veggies!!! Ingredients: 4 cup cooked brown rice 4 cup cooked black beans, smashed and whole 1 diced jalapeno 1 potato, cooked and smashed 1 cup diced tomato 1 cup diced roasted red…

Spices 101: What is a Spice?

Originally posted on Cinthia Carolina:
A spice is an aromatic, edible dried part from plant’s buds, root, bark, stem, leaves or seeds that we find in small bottles in markets. Spices originated in India, Indonesia, and Asia where they were used as medicine remedies to heal different ailments. Turmeric, cloves, cinnamon, coriander, ginger and black pepper…

DIY Refrigerator Pickles

I called them ‘Quickles’!!!! A Healthier version of this brine uses honey instead of sugar. Simply heat up brine to a boil. Pack your mason jars with vegetables or fruit. Fill the jar with the brine. Make sure to cover vegetables. Cool for 30 minutes. Seal and label the jars. Refrigerate overnight and its ready to enjoy! It can be store in refrigerator…

NON-DAIRY ICE CREAM

Super tasty creamy ice cream without dairy? yes! it is possible… cashes are so versatile and it will give you the creaminess and texture that ice cream has. Try it out with different kinds of fruit. Enjoy! Makes about 2 cups Ingredients: 12 oz. cashew butter 2 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2…

RAW Homemade Almond Milk

I started making raw almond milk for my clients and also for my family. It is surprisingly easy to make and the benefits from drinking raw almond milk are amazing.  It contains much more nutrients than cows milk and it’s not highly processed as soy milk.  It is also an ideal alternative for those who…

Soothing Tea

Fall. It’s here! Along with the cooler air and the change of pretty colors on leaves, it’s cold and flu season.  With all that I do to try and keep  my family immume by eating high nutrient foods … one of them comes home with a cold! But not for long!   I made this amazingly powerful…

Yummy Spaguetti Squash

Ingredients: 2 medium spaghetti squash Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 2 cups cherry tomatoes a bunch mint a bunch basil 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 head garlic, peeled Directions: Preheat the oven to 375. Halve the squash lengthwise and remove the seeds. Brush the cut sides with the reserved garlic oil and season…

Chocolate Avocado Cookies

Avocado its a great #alternative healthy fat for baking and more. It can easily be  used in replacement of butter in any of your baking recipes! Try this easy recipe! Ingredients 1/4 C mashed avocado 2/3 C or 10 T peanut butter 1 egg 3 Tbsp agave nectar 3/4 C oats 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2…

Happy Kale Day!

KALE SLAW WITH PEANUT DRESSING Ingredients 2 bunches Kale ( about 2 #) – washed, drained, stems and center ribs removed, thin sliced 1 yellow, orange, or red bell pepper – ribs and seeds removed, thin sliced lenghwise 2 carrots, peeled and thin sliced crosswise ½ cup roasted unsalted peanuts 1/2 cup toatsed almonds 1…