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…

New Year, New You: Week 3

Wow, can you believe we are now about to begin Week 3 of the 31 day detox. How has your 14 days been? I have enjoyed this so much. All of the meals have been delicious. I’ve been noting my favorites so I can incorporate in my weekly meals following the detox. I am feeling…

Moroccan Berber Vegetarian Tagine

Soooo Christmas was wonderful! My mother and I really outdid ourselves. A Moroccan Christmas Dinner may have been the best theme yet! See previous post, Tangee’s Tagine. So both my mother and I have tagines. We cooked this featured dish, Moroccan Berber Vegetarian in my tagine and Moroccan Lamb in her tagine (for the meat lovers)….

Grilled Eggplant with Tomato, Basil & Feta

This was a light, refreshing meal. I think I enjoyed it even better because the 3 main ingredients eggplant, tomato, and basil were all purchased earlier at our visit to The Carytown Farmers Market. Check out my previous post, Shop, Eat, Live, … Local. , before reading this. I am a huge eggplant fan, but historically have only…

Shop, Eat, Live, … Local.  

Today was a Sunday well spent. My daughters and I got up early and ventured out to Carytown. Carytown is an urban retail district lining Cary Street at the southern end of the Museum District here in Richmond, Virginia. The area that surrounds Carytown is called The Fan District, the district is very popular and is…

Caprese Quinoa Bake

This recipe was absolutely delicious. Unfortunately, I can not take all the credit. I was trying to figure out what to cook for dinner but was unsure. I knew I had Quinoa and a bunch of tomatoes, but was stuck on what to do with it. Ofcourse, I went to America’s number one search engine,…

Pasta con le Sarde

Also know as, “Pasta with Sardines.” This meal originates from Sicily. My Italian roots shine through on this one. This is a national dish of Sicily. It’s either pasta with italian sauce only, pasta with italian sauce loaded with vegetables, or pasta with italian sauce, veggies, and sardines! At one point I would add boca crumbles…

Pep it up! 

Pep it up by adding Bell peppers, also known as sweet peppers, to your daily dishes. You probably have noticed by now that staple ingredients to most of my meals include peppers. If your thinking its for spice or heat, your wrong. Bell Peppers are not only good, but they are good for you. Peppers have way…

My Wheatgrass Journey

Did you know that 2 ounces of wheatgrass is equivalent to 4 pounds of green vegetables? Yes, it is true. I was shocked when I first found this out. I kept seeing “Wheatgrass shots” for purchase at my local Smoothie King and was curious about it. They had the health benefits posted on the wall…

Q for Quinoa, S for Sweet Potato 

Nom, nom! These two paired together make a happy couple! Packed in fiber, whole grain, and beta carotene… How could one go wrong?! Sooo this was on tonight’s menu in my flat… With a little additions. I truly believe it is a mind thing when people say they must have meat on the menu. If…