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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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

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

Fudgy Brownies

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Have you ever played around with a recipe before and the whole time you’re making it you’re thinking, “Oh my lawd, this is probably going to be horrible.  There’s NO WAY this is going to turn out well AND be edible.  I could seriously be wasting precious, organic ingredients on a ‘let’s hope’ it turns out and tastes good!”  Well… A miracle happened and these babies turned out to be one of my most favorite brownie recipes – EVER! Continue reading

Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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I promise there IS a sweet potato underneath all of that black bean goodness!  Traditionally, I stuff a sweet potato with some type of ground meat… but last night I decided to change it up a bit and use black beans instead.  Hello, Meatless Monday! Continue reading

Chickpea Tiki Masala & Coconut Rice

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I don’t know why, but this is the very first time I’ve ever made rice with coconut milk.  And let me just say… it’s a genius idea!  I saw a recipe that had a bunch of other stuff in it, but I decided to keep it simple with just 4 ingredients.  I’m pretty sure I’ve said it before… I’m not a big rice lover at all.  It’s so bland to me.  And if I’m going to eat a carb, I want it to be super flavorful.  Right?!  The rice cooked in coconut milk takes it to a whole new level… and then combined with the flavors of tiki masala was a perfect combination! Continue reading

Cauli-Rice

I have FINALLY jumped on the “Cauli-Rice” bandwagon and I’m not sad about it.  I wasn’t too sure how I was going to like this…as I’m not a big fan of cauliflower at all unless it’s smashed like a potato and smothered in butter and cream.  Oh, but this!!!  This little side dish is SO much healthier and it’s filled with lots of colorful veggies .  Y’all know I like to eat the rainbow.  There’s something about the sesame oil that gives it that fried rice taste that I LOVE.  AND to make things even better, you can buy the cauliflower already ‘riced’ (freezer section) so now you don’t have to worry about getting cauliflower all over your kitchen when you rice it yourself!  I’ll definitely be making this on a regular basis and I hope you do too!  🙂 Continue reading