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How to Cut Red Onion Feathers

How to Cut Red Onion Feathers

I first encountered the reference to cutting red onions into “plumas” meaning feathers in a Peruvian cookbook by Gaston Acurio.  I was doing some research for Vegetarian Lomo Saltado recipe I was developing. In the moment I didn’t really understand the point of using this […]

Black Bean and Veggie Vegan Skillet Enchiladas

Black Bean and Veggie Vegan Skillet Enchiladas

I’m back with a little bit more Texmex inspired by my recent trip back to the US and my home state of Texas!!  While visiting I definitely indulged in my favorite — enchiladas!!  But honestly the meal left me feeling crazy heavy and just not […]

Crispy Chickpea Burger Patties

Crispy Chickpea Burger Patties

The best crispy chickpea burger patties ever!!  I swear!  The inspiration for this recipe came from a vegan cooking class that I took in Lima, Peru.  The chef taught us three different techniques to use to make vegan burgers and they were all great, but no doubt this one was my favorite.

The outside of the burger gets nice and crunchy thanks to panko breadcrumbs while the inside stays moist and full of flavor.  I made a few adjustments to the original recipe, adding in some veggies and changing a bit of the cooking technique to fit how I choose to eat.  Overall, I think all my changes worked well. (more…)

Trusting yourself with intuitive eating

Trusting yourself with intuitive eating

Trusting yourself with intuitive eating is a big part of making the shift in your mindset.  Especially since at the heart of each and every diet is a list of rules and restrictions telling you that you can’t be trusted with your own body.  And […]

Greek Pasta Bowl with Tofu Feta

Greek Pasta Bowl with Tofu Feta

Tofu continues to grow on me.  When I first started this blog, I was definitely a newbie to experimenting with and eating tofu.  You can check out my first ever tofu recipe for Crispy Tofu Tacos with Lime Cilantro Yogurt from an earlier post on […]

Take to work lunch recipe collection

Take to work lunch recipe collection

Is your lunch rotation getting a bit stale?  I’ve got a bunch of my favorite take to work lunch recipes together in a collection for you.  These take to work lunch recipes are perfect to prep ahead, transport easily and quick to assemble or reheat when you are ready to eat! (more…)

Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Pancakes with Citrus Spiced Syrup

Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Pancakes with Citrus Spiced Syrup

These whole wheat sweet potato pancakes are so good you will want to eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  And what makes them so good is the delicious homemade syrup flavored with citrus, cinnamon, anise and cloves.  It takes a little bit of extra […]

Healthy breakfast tips and Ideas to get moving in the morning

Healthy breakfast tips and Ideas to get moving in the morning

Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day?  I am not sure that it is for everyone. There are lots of people who don’t eat breakfast and would disagree. Personally, I need breakfast every day.  And I think that many of us would […]

Intuitive eating can be the answer to your weight loss failure

Intuitive eating can be the answer to your weight loss failure

How long have you been dieting? 

For me, it feels like my entire adult life.  I think my first “real” diet where I followed a strict calorie count was in my early twenties.  And of course, in that first attempt the weight came off and it stayed off for a while.  But then, it eventually found its way back. (more…)