As an advocate for healthy living, here is where I share some of my favorite recipes like yummy strawberry avocado salad, grilled teriyaki tuna steak, and my delicious seafood chowder, just to name a few.
Diet Update! About 6 months from my birthday every year I take a self check diet wise. This is especially important for someone like me who has enjoyed a Pescetarian diet for over 5 years. It's been a journey to make sure that I'm replacing the vitamins and nutrients in meats to keep myself healthy. My latest self check was not so good. I was eating out too much, I wasn't cooking consistently, I was eating too much fish! After I realized that the 10-15 pounds that I gained came from these factors I decided to get back to cooking and eating healthy. Vibrant Health and I decided to collaborate so that I could try out their vegan dietary supplement and share my experience here. I've never tried any type…
YUMMY! That's how I describe this dish! I've chopped, sauteed and grilled portobello mushrooms, but this is the 1st time I've stuffed them. Talk about filling! I had to look up what a portobello/a mushroom actually was! It's just a mature common white mushroom. Containing potassium and antioxidants, the common mushroom can reduce your chances of getting breast cancer. Couple that with green tea and reduce your odds even more...well that's according to Wikipedia. (more…)
Beans, beans, they're good for your heart... lol! My brother would finish that jingle. Anywhoo, do you like chickpeas? Garbanzo beans? Same thing, they're a great source of fiber, iron, folate, phosphorous, protein and can even lower your cholesterol! As a Pescetarian I'm pretty fond of them. I've made patties for burgers, hummus and just cook them in veggie stir-fry dishes during the week. Like this one! This recipe is super quick and easy, I'll make sure to record a video for it one day, but until then try it out! The key to this dish is the texture of the beans. I get my beans by bulk and soak them over night in a bowl of water or cheat by buying them canned. If you buy dry beans soaking…
Up until last year I made fries with yellow or red potatoes. They were fried most times, seldom baked. Then somehow I discovered sweet potato fries. My love for sweet potato fries ran deep, but I had never made them myself. So I looked up a recipe and tried them! This dish is now a staple in my kitchen. A quick side dish for a meal tossed in garlic and Parmesan cheese or for dessert tossed in brown sugar and cinnamon. Check out the video below and try them out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6QS8N5L5Rs Do you cook sweet potato fries? Do you fry them? Bake them? P.S. For crisper fries, coat with oil and cook on 450 degrees F.
Plantains are one of my top 5 favorite foods! I love to fry them in coconut oil and recently tried making them more of a dessert. I buy 4-5 at a time at my fruit and veggie market and patiently wait for them to ripen to my liking. Enjoy my recipe and let me know what you think about the video? Easy/difficult to follow? My goal is to make my recipe videos quick and easy to follow so I want to hear from you! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vshazyxMjYQ
Find a local fruit and veggie market near you to save on fresh produce. Click HERE to search or Google "Fruits and vegetable market near [Insert Zip Code here]". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGhaPPpGzqo
Yummmy! When I'm looking for something quick and tasty to cook that will give me a little protein, I usually opt for a croquette. My croquette isn't really mine, it's Paula's. Mrs. Dean's quick recipe doctored up = my recipe. I'm not a huge fan of bread crumbs so I substitute panko (Japanese flakes) and also add some onions, garlic, maybe even mushrooms if I have any to my mixture. After coating the mixture in panko and frying each side for 7-ish minutes I eat them alone, in my salads, atop creamy rice, etcc. etc. A drizzle of fresh lemon juice makes all the difference! Check the recipe here. Want to see how I create my version? Let me know in the comment section! XO, KG