Curried Carrot & Butternut Squash Soup

Soup is good food. Recently I purchased an Instant Pot. I wasn’t sure I needed another kitchen gadget, but I am glad that I went ahead with this purchase. If you don’t have one, you might want to think about it. Here are the reasons that I would buy an Instant Pot: Cook dry beans in less than 30 minutes. …

Black Bean, Spinach & Corn Soup

Ingredients: 1-2 tbsp sunflower oil 1/2 sweet onion chopped 2-3 cloves of garlic minced 3-4 celery stalks chopped 1 jalapeno pepper chopped (optional) 1 (796ml) can of black beans, drained and rinsed 1 cup frozen corn 1 package frozen spinach 1 can crushed tomatoes 2-3 cups of water 1 tbsp cumin 1 tbsp coriander seeds 1 tbsp oregano 1 tbsp …

Chopped Salad

Chopped Salad I love salad for dinner. Big salads with lots of crunch. Texture is very important to me. I love crunch. An easy dinner or lunch is chopped salad. Whatever types of vegetables that you can cut into chunks with a homemade dressing, beans and sometimes a little avocado topping and you have a meal. Red leaf lettuce cut …

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Roasted Brussel Sprouts Ingredients: 1 lb Fresh Brussel Sprouts, rinsed and cleaned 1 tbsp honey or brown sugar 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 2-3 tbsp olive oil Fresh ground pepper Directions: Heat oven to 400 degrees. Cut brussel sprouts in half removing stems. In a large pot of boiling water, add brussels sprouts and cook for 2-3 minutes until a little …

Black Eyed Peas and Greens

Shayla’s Black Eyed Peas and Greens Ingredients: 4-5 cloves minced garlic 1 tbsp chili paste or hot sauce (I use Sambal Oelek) 1 1/2 tbsp Bragg’s seasoning or Soy Sauce 1 (796ml) can of Diced Tomatoes 1 (540 ml) can Black Eyed Peas drained and rinsed 1 bunch of mustard greens – you could use spinach, chard, dandelion greens etc. …

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Lemon Blueberry Muffins Ingredients: 1 cup almond milk 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 1 cup all-purpose flour AND 1 cup whole wheat flour 2 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar 1⁄4 cup  organic canola oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract zest of 1 lemon and grated peel 1 cup fresh or frozen …

Oatmeal

Oatmeal An easy meal for snacks, for traveling (just add hot water) hiking (I lived on this for 6 days). Make it higher or lower calorie for those big workout days or to keep fueled all day long.  Packed and ready. 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/2 tbsp pumpkin seeds 1/2 tbsp ground flax 1/2 tbsp chia seeds 1/2 tbsp hemp …

Pumpkin Pecan Muffins

Pumpkin Pecan Muffins Ingredients: 1 cup of whole wheat flour ¾ cup organic unbleached flour 1 cup brown sugar 1 tbsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger 1 cup pureed pumpkin 2 tsp vanilla ½ cup Unsweetened Almond Milk ½ cup olive oil 1/2 cup chopped organic pecans 1/2 cup roasted, unsalted, organic pumpkin …

Pumpkin Zucchini & Chocolate Chip Loaf

It’s pumpkin and zucchini season!  An easy and delicious loaf for any time. Dry Ingredients: Mix into a bowl 1 cup organic flour 1/2 cup organic whole wheat flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking soda 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp nutmeg 1 tsp ginger 1 tsp cloves (OR replace spices with 3 tsp pumpkin pie …

An apple a day

It’s apple season and apples are one of the best choices for snacks. Apples are full of antioxidants, flavanoids, and fiber. They are a convenient snack with so many benefits. Apples have been shown to help in weight loss, reduce the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. They are full of Vitamin C, B Vitamins, phytonutrients and minerals …