Entrees, Salads, Sides, Vegan, Veggies

Moroccan Chickpea and Quinoa Salad

S-T-R-E-S-S….. A six letter word that makes me do several things.  1.) Emotionally eat.      2.) Over exercise (because I emotionally eat).  3.) WORRY WORRY WORRY.  *BIG sigh*  When I’m stressed I have absolutely no desire to be creative in any aspect of life, especially cooking…I over analyze everything to the point of making myself nuts.  I finally reached my break of insanity yesterday mainly because I’m sick and tired of eating the same things over and over and over.  So, I made myself get in the kitchen yesterday and I’ve created a new salad recipe that is super healthy, full flavorful (because who wants to eat something with NO flavor?), and it actually keeps you full for a long time!  Continue reading “Moroccan Chickpea and Quinoa Salad”

Gluten Free, Salads, Summertime, Vegan, Veggies

My Big Vegan Bowl of Beans and Farro


I have no idea what to call this bowl of yummy goodness…So, we’ll just call it ‘My Big Vegan Bowl of Beans and Farro’! This was my first time to make farro, and let me just tell ya, it will not be my last! I cooked my farro in vegetable broth and loved the flavor it gave. Continue reading “My Big Vegan Bowl of Beans and Farro”

brunch, Gluten Free, Salads, Summertime, Vegan, Veggies

Open-Faced Faux Tuna Salad Sandwich

I made this little faux-tuna-salad sandwich for lunch this week and could NOT get enough of it.  It’s going to be on repeat for a LONG time!  My hubs came in hungry, I offered some to him… he turned his nose up.  Literally.  Nose in the air with a smirk.  Tasted it.  Then proceeded to eat THE ENTIRE BOWL.  Continue reading “Open-Faced Faux Tuna Salad Sandwich”

Gluten Free, Salads, Sides, Summertime, Vegan, Veggies

Southwestern Quinoa Salad

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It’s like a thousand degrees here in Miami right now which means heavy, fattening meals that take forever to cook are not going to happen in this household right now.  I NEED quick, easy, and super light…because let’s face it – it’s always summertime here AND vacation is right around the corner.  SO!  If you’re in need for a quick and easy summertime salad – I’ve got you covered!  Continue reading “Southwestern Quinoa Salad”

Entrees, Gluten Free, Middle Eastern/Mediterranean, Salads, Sides, Vegan, Veggies

Mediterranean Spinach Salad with a Lemon Vinaigrette

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Happy Monday!!!  🙂  I hope you all had a wonderful, relaxing weekend.  I have a super delicious and extremely healthy SALAD for you to start your week off with!!!   I’ve had this salad on repeat in my house for the last 2 weeks.  I can’t stop eating it… I love it so much!!!  Continue reading “Mediterranean Spinach Salad with a Lemon Vinaigrette”

Entrees, Gluten Free, Meats & Seafood, Paleo Recipes, Salads, Summertime

Steak Salad

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This is the EASIEST steak salad you’ll ever make.  Promise!  I made this for dinner last week and thought it should be blogged for future reference because it’s probably going to become one of those recipes that gets repeated often.  You can make this in less than 30 minutes too. Continue reading “Steak Salad”

Easter, Gluten Free, Memorial Day, Salads, Summertime, Veggies

Quinoa, Spinach, and Beet Salad

Who doesn’t just LOVE a summertime salad?!  Over the last few months, I’ve become a lover of all things BEETS.   All it took was one salad out at one of our favorite restaurants and I was hooked!  As much as I love beets, quinoa has become another ‘carb’ I’ve started eating on a regular basis.  My husband and I decided that we are going to try to cut out meat a few times a week…mainly as a test to see how our bodies feel.  Continue reading “Quinoa, Spinach, and Beet Salad”