Cajun Tofu & Grits

Oh, I know how you love shrimp and grits so much! But as I’ve moved away from the Pescatarian life and into the simple stated, “plant based” life I’ve decided to try some new things. This is one of them. This was quick and easy. It has to be on Sundays because I made it…

Caramalized Sweet Plantain & Toasted Cinnamon Sugar Walnut Breakfast Quinoa

Breakfast is served! This happened this morning. Oatmeal has definitely got some competition. I love how certain foods can be for both breakfast and dinner. I literally just said this about plantains, which are in this dish as too (surprised? Betta not be!). Quinoa has so many health benefits. I love the tricolor Organic Quinoa…

Forbidden Roasted Eggplant Indian Curry

Curries have been a staple in my household. I love Thai, Carribean, and Indian curries. I am definitely currazy! If you haven’t checked out my other recipes including curry of some sort do so now. Click any of these previous post, Thai Green Chickpea Curry. Vegan Thai Lemongrass Coconut Curry Soup, Lentil Rice Curry, Curried Eggplant, Squash, & Chickpea…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Lentil Rice Curry

Let’s talk about Lentils. If you are a vegan or vegetarian you are probably familiar with your legumes, beans, and the like. Lentils are also referred to as an “edible pulse.” They are packed with nutrition as they are high in protein and high in fiber. Lentils are also quick and easy to cook compared…

Mediterranean Torta

This was soooo good. I was skeptical at first when I thought about the combination of ingredients, but it definitely worked well. This is one of those quick and easy meals that you can throw together after work. The textures are awesome here. I loved the crunch from the french onions but the mediterranean taste really…