Shepherd’s Pie with Mashed Sweet Potato & Veggie Crumbles

Shepherd’s Pie was always a fave of mine growing up. We all know the basics was ground beef with veggies smothered by mashed potatoes. In eating plant-based as an adult, I decided to feed my craving for this dish and switch it up a bit. This isn’t new as I researched to see whose made…

Breakfast Stuffed Sweet Plantain

This happened this morning. I’m sorry Vegans, but eggs have been tough to part with. I don’t eat them in access so I feel I’ll survive, lol. On another note, I grew up eating fried, sweet plantains. I love them. As a kid I’d eat a whole order of plantains from a Dominican or Jamaican…

Hot Toddy Time

It’s raining, it’s cold, and I’m slightly under the weather. With the seasonal changes I knew it was only a matter of time before it caught up to me. It started with sore throat, then my voice went, and then I suffered from a migraine all last night. Since Sunday is usually my rest day…

Sweet Potato Taco Bowls

I’m a taco lover! Wrapped or naked, I love a taco. I’ve been loving Buddha bowls and decided why not make a taco Buddha bowl. Not familiar? Buddha bowls are pretty much colorful bowls usually composed of vegetables, healthy grains, and protein — they’ve become one of this year’s or I should said last year’s…

Thai Green Chickpea Curry

This is a vegan dish that is not only tasty, but nutritious! This dish is filled with fiber, protein, and iron. I love making curry dishes, but this is actually my first time making green curry. I typically make Thai red curry or Caribbean curry dishes. I did a little research to find out what…

Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Today was a snow day which means schools closed and I closed my private practice. These are the days that I could complain because of having to close up shop, but in mastering mindfulness I reframe and practice gratitide for being able to embrace a free day of cooking, cleaning, exercising, watching movies, and spending…

Vegan Thai Lemongrass Coconut Curry Soup

All you need to know was that this was deeeeeeelicious and so quick and easy to prepare. It literally took me 15 minutes to prep and 15 minutes to cook. I’m currently doing intermittent fasting where I am fasting 16 hours a day and have a 8 hour window where I eat. My dinner time…

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Adding good ‘ol peppermint to Hot Chocolate gives it an instant holiday twist. The holiday season is the perfect time to indulge in not just hearty, home cooking but speciality drinks too. What is better than bundling up in your robe next to your beautifully lit tree with a warm cup of steamy, creamy hot…

Spiked Mulled Apple Cider

Cheers to Happy Holidays!!! Ingredients: 1 gallon Apple cider 3 Granny Smith apples 1 orange 1/2 cup of fresh cranberries 1 tablespoon allspice berries 7 cinnamon sticks 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup of apple brandy Instructions: 1. Combine all ingredients in stockpot or crockpot except for the brandy and bring to boil. 2. Switch from…

Quinoa with Tomato and Zucchini

Qunioa is bad ass. This is one of those healthy grains that you should always use to replace rice or noodles. It is easy to cook and can be paired with pretty much anything. Read the 27 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Quinoa. Here’s to the recipe… Ingredients 1 cup uncooked quinoa 1 tbs olive oil  3 gloves,…

Pesto Lasagna Rolls

The first time I ever had lasagna rolls was at Olive Garden. I absolutely loved them. I honestly thought it would be something hard to make, but it wasn’t at all. I really enjoyed preparing this recipe. I am proud of myself for being able to craft together lasagna rolls which in the end meant…

Roasted Peppers Stuffed with Yellow Squash and Rice

This was a great recipe. I enjoyed adding squash to this. If you read my previous posts like Quinoa & Brown Rice Stuffed Peppers, Pep it up!, Stuffed Eggplant | La Dolce Vita, and more you will see I love recipes with peppers, stuffed peppers, or just something stuffed, lol. Eating clean never has to be boring. Most of…