BBQ Lentils Stuffed Baked Potatoes

BBQ Lentils Potatoes

Back in my days of not eating so healthy… me and the fam would go to this BBQ restaurant back home where they had these HUGE baked potatoes stuffed with whatever kind of barbecued meat you wanted, topped with tons of cheese, sour cream, and chives.  These potatoes were so BIG…me, my mom, and sister would split one!  I’m not going to lie, they were so good.  But let’s be honest – not very healthy. Continue reading

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Moroccan Chickpea and Quinoa Salad

moroccan chickpea 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

Mushroom Ragu

mushroom ragu

Since I’ve been reducing my meat in-take I’ve been allowing myself a little more carbs as of late.  You have to eat something that keeps your stomach full for longer than 30 minutes when you’re only eating fruits and vegetables…right?!  I needed a little comfort food last night, but wanted it to be ‘healthy’.  Nothing that weighs you down and makes you hate life after you eat! 🙂 Continue reading

My Vegan Cuban Buddha Bowl

vegan cuban bowl5(Somebody couldn’t wait to dig in!  Is THAT not the sweetest little hand you’ve ever seen?!)

This Vegan Cuban Buddha Bowl is the BEST thing I’ve eaten all week!  I created this recipe in an effort to get ready for a 4-day-get-a-way to Cuba with the Mister.  Yes, you read that right… We are in fact escaping by ourselves for FOUR WHOLE DAYS.

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Mama’s Chicken & Dressing

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Mama’s Chicken & Dressing

We’ll call this my “Thanksgiving in June” recipe!  This is not my most healthy meal at all.  It’s NOT paleo, gluten free, OR vegan.  BUT I did use all organic ingredients, so that has to count for something good, right?!  No GMOs, baby.  It’s a meal we typically only eat two, maybe three times a year, and it’s ALWAYS served at Thanksgiving.  I’ve been super homesick for the last week or so and needed some comfort food.  Continue reading