Iced Hazelnut Coffee Shake

On a warm, breezy day, I’m thinking iced coffee. I’m actually a big tea and decaf coffee drinker, but I’ve stepped out a little and have gotten into black coffee since I’ve been intermittent fasting. Now that I’ve acquired the taste I’ve stared experimenting further, lol. I really do believe I’m in a lab when…

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…

Sweet Plantain & Black Bean Stew

If you have been following me you know I love sweet plantains. I add plantains to both breakfast and dinner meals all the time. Plantains are nutrient-filled fruit that provide many vitamins and minerals, and are always a great substitute for rice or potatoes. If I am not feeling like potatoes or rice I definitely use…

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…