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PB&J Overnight Oats

PB&J Overnight Oats

This is basically like having dessert for breakfast!

The Chocolate Chip Cookie (Version 1.0)

The Chocolate Chip Cookie (Version 1.0)

In my past life I was obsessed with baking, went to culinary school and even worked professionally in the industry for a few years! Although much has changed since then (professionally and health-wise), it’s of no surprise that when the holidays come around, I’m more […]

Date Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Date Glazed Brussels Sprouts


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Date Glazed Brussels Sprouts
I first spotted this recipe on the Purple Carrot website, and I instantly bookmarked it thinking that it'd be perfect for Thanksgiving! However, I've omitted the oil. It's salty, sweet, spicy, tart, and beautiful (both in flavor and aesthetics).
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Ingredients
  • 1 lbs Brussels Sprouts
  • 6 tbsp Date Lady Syrup or maybe try maple syrup?
  • 1 tsp Sriracha Sauce
  • 1 tsp tamari or Soy Sauce
  • 3 tbsp Water
  • 1/2 cup Pecan Pieces
  • 1 Pomegrante
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • red chili flakes to taste
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 lbs Brussels Sprouts
  • 6 tbsp Date Lady Syrup or maybe try maple syrup?
  • 1 tsp Sriracha Sauce
  • 1 tsp tamari or Soy Sauce
  • 3 tbsp Water
  • 1/2 cup Pecan Pieces
  • 1 Pomegrante
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • red chili flakes to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Rinse and pat dry the Brussle Sprouts. Time and slice each in half, unless they are really small. Season with salt and pepper and roast until caramelized and tender (mine took about 10 minutes)
  2. In a small saucepan combine the date syrup, sriracha, tamari and water. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to low. Allow the mixture to simmer until reduced to a thicker glaze-like consistency.
  3. In a separate pan, toast the pecans over medium heat until fragrant. Deseed the pomegrante.
  4. Combine the roast brussels sprouts with the glaze, half of the toasted pecans and half of the pomegrante seeds. Toss well and season with more salt and pepper, if needed.
  5. Place into a serving bowl and top with the remaining pecans, pomegrante seeds, and red chili flakes (optional).
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Pumpkin Pancake/Waffle | Recipe

Pumpkin Pancake/Waffle | Recipe

Print Recipe Pumpkin Pancake/Waffle | Recipe When I first started playing with this recipe, I made it as a waffle. This TOTALLY still works as a waffle, however I personally prefer my waffles to be light and crispy. In this recipe, I’ve opted to use […]

Dark Chocolate Chip, Banana, Walnut Muffins

Dark Chocolate Chip, Banana, Walnut Muffins

Print Recipe Dark Chocolate Chip, Banana, Walnut Muffins As an ex-professional baker, I HIGHLY recommend that you weigh everything instead of using measuring cups. Baking is a science… accurracy is important! Servings muffins Ingredients 200 g spelt flour 1 1/2 cups1 teaspoon baking powder3 tablespoons […]

Alex Approved: Grilled Pineapple Unfried Rice w/ Gardein Chickn

Alex Approved: Grilled Pineapple Unfried Rice w/ Gardein Chickn


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Alex Approved: Grilled Pineapple Unfried Rice w/ Gardein Chickn
Lately, Alex (my fiancé) has expressed more interest in plantbased meals. So OF COURSE I had to jump all over this opportunity! Besides pizza, Alex loves chicken and rice. So I took this recipe (adapted from Forks Over Knives, my go-to resource for recipes) to suit his tastes.
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Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup brown rice about 3-4 cups cooked (I used 1.5 packs of frozen brown rice by Trader Joes)
  • 1 pineapple cored, cut into 1/2 inch thick slices
  • 1 red bell pepper halved lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar (or cane sugar)
  • 2 cloves garlice minced, about 1 teaspoon
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Ginger grated
  • cracked black pepper to taste
  • red chili flakes to taste
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame thawed
  • 6 scallions white and green parts, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted roasted peanuts
  • 8 chickn nuggets I used the Mandarin Orange Cripsy Chick'n by Gardein (but not the sauce it comes with)
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup brown rice about 3-4 cups cooked (I used 1.5 packs of frozen brown rice by Trader Joes)
  • 1 pineapple cored, cut into 1/2 inch thick slices
  • 1 red bell pepper halved lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar (or cane sugar)
  • 2 cloves garlice minced, about 1 teaspoon
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Ginger grated
  • cracked black pepper to taste
  • red chili flakes to taste
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame thawed
  • 6 scallions white and green parts, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted roasted peanuts
  • 8 chickn nuggets I used the Mandarin Orange Cripsy Chick'n by Gardein (but not the sauce it comes with)
Instructions
  1. If grilling, prepare the grill. If broiling, heat oven broiler to high and line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. PREPARE GRAINS: Bring rice and 1 1⁄2 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes. Remove from heat and keep warm; fluff rice with a fork.
  3. GRILLED VEGETABLES; IF USING A CHARCOAL OR GAS GRILL: Grill pineapple and red pepper on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium-high heat, turning over once halfway through cooking, for 5 to 7 minutes, or until grill marks form. IF BROILING: Place pineapple and red pepper on prepared baking sheet. Broil for 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly charred.
  4. MAKE SAUCE: Combine 1⁄4 cup of water, soy sauce, sugar, garlic, lime juice, ginger, and black pepper in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, and simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Mix arrowroot powder with 1 tablespoon of water, then whisk mixture into sauce. Cook, stirring, until thickened and bubbly. Simmer for 1 minute more. Remove from heat.
  5. PREPARE CHICKN: On a non-stick pan (or use about a tablespoon of oil), heat the nuggets of chick'n over medium heat until golden brown. Once cooled, cut into smaller pieces.
  6. PREPARE RICE: Set aside 3-4 slices of pineapple. Chop remaining pineapple and bell peppers into bite-size chunks and add to rice, along with edamame, sliced scallions, chick'n nuggets, and all of the sauce. Mix well.
  7. Top rice with toasted sesame seeds and peanuts. Serve with slices of grilled pineapple.
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Curried Tofu

Curried Tofu

Recipe adapted from Forks Over Knives

Sesame Peanut Noodles

Sesame Peanut Noodles

Print Recipe Sesame Peanut Noodles Servings Ingredients 1 8-oz whole grain soba noodles2 cups snap peas2 tbsp roasted, unsalted, unsweetened peanut butter2 tbsp rice vinegar1 tbsp reduce sodium tamari1 tbsp sesame tahini1/8 tsp crushed red chili flakes1 1/2 cup shredded carrots1 red bell pepper, thinly […]

Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies | Recipe

Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies | Recipe

I literally came across photos of these cookies less than 2 hours ago and immediately decided to whip up a batch. I made some minor tweaks to suit my taste, however the base of this recipe comes from Sweet Potato Soul’s 5-ingredient Chocolate Tahini Cookies, (love her!). My version has more than 5 ingredients, but it’s still a quick, easy, one-bowl minimal mess type of recipe that turned out to be dangerously delicious. Enjoy!


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Chocolate Chip Tahini Cookies
Recipe adapted from Sweet Potato Soul
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup unsalted tahini
  • 1/4 cup 100% maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips dairy free of course!
  • 1 pinch Sea Salt
  • 3/4 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup unsalted tahini
  • 1/4 cup 100% maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips dairy free of course!
  • 1 pinch Sea Salt
  • 3/4 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, stir the tahini, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and cinnamon until well blended.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until combined to a wet/sticky dough.
  4. Dip your hands into water then scoop 2 to 3 tablespoons worth of batter into your hand. Form it into a cookie shape and place onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat.
  5. Bake the tray of cookie dough for 10 to 13 minutes, (though I left mine in a bit longer for some extra crisp and light brown edges). Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!
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PB Banana Oatmeal | Recipe

PB Banana Oatmeal | Recipe

Print Recipe PB Banana Oatmeal Servings Ingredients 1/2 cup Rolled Oats1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Plant Milk1 Very Ripe Banana1 tsp Cinnamon1/4 tsp Nutmeg1 pinch Sea SaltOptional Topping Ideas: 100% Pure Maple Syrup, Nuts, Nut Butter, Banana, Chocolate Chips, Coconut Servings Ingredients 1/2 cup Rolled Oats1 […]