Crispy Chickpeak Cakes

If you know me, you know I love my grandmother. When I first moved off on my own, I left without knowing how to really cook. The one recipe I had, I used the heck out of. It was my favorite thing my granny would make me! Salmon croquettes accompanied by white rice, green peas … Continue reading Crispy Chickpeak Cakes

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Vegan Grilled Cheese on a Waffle Iron

Sure, you could go the classic way and make your grilled cheese in a frying pan. But how fun is this?! Put that bad boy in a waffle maker. It just makes eating a vegan version of an American classic so much more enjoyable (and convenient)! Never have I ever owned a waffle iron in my … Continue reading Vegan Grilled Cheese on a Waffle Iron

Soul Searching in Oakland 

...and by that I mean, I found vegan soul food. In Oakland, California. And I think I left my heart on the table. Souley Vegan is one of the few vegan places I heard about existing during my first trip to the Bay Area. Unfortunately, they are closed on Mondays so I wasn't able to … Continue reading Soul Searching in Oakland 

listen to your body

This is something I have failed at over and over again but have finally learned. Making the decision to accept what my body is telling me has been one of the best things I could ever do! How many times do our bodies try to communicate with us but we ignore what it is saying? … Continue reading listen to your body

new year, new me.

yeah yeah yeah...I know everyone hates that saying. But you know what? right now, that's just exactly how I'm feeling. I'm going to share with you one of the health goals I've made for myself in 2015: Drink MORE water. YES... water is the only thing I drink (besides smoothies & fresh juices) BUT I have always struggled … Continue reading new year, new me.

applesauce you can live with

Recently, my foodie friend Madeline and I did a lot of cooking and baking. Some from scratch and some from boxes. This morning we were at a family member's house making cinnamon apple muffins from a gluten-free muffin mix. As I was reading the "ingredients to add" list on the box and set them out to be … Continue reading applesauce you can live with

Garlic Cajun Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

I love potatoes. And I love fries. And sometimes I like them sweet & spicy. One of my favorite things to eat and make! Hope you love them as much as I do! Check out the video below to make them at home.

Thought of The Day

Imagine if we looked like what we ate... We'd care A LOT more about what we allowed into our bodies, wouldn't we? No, not just the occasional acne breakouts, weight gains and losses, etc. that we all know of. I'm talking about if our foods REALLY reflected our diets physically. . So I ask, If you looked like the … Continue reading Thought of The Day

Dear Stranger

Dear Stranger, No...I don't just eat salads. No...tofu is not the only way I can get my protein. No...I'm not "doing this" to be skinny. Yes actually, I eat a whole lot and am constantly stuffing my face with food. So no, I'm not starving myself.  No, cheese doesn't have to be from a dairy source … Continue reading Dear Stranger