Roasted Rainbow Carrots & Chickpeas (Spicy)

MMM… carrots and chickpeas DONE RIGHT! This recipe is a great side dish and pairs perfect with some healthy greens! It is super hearty and filling. And of course, SPICY! The best part? It’s super simple to make! ¬† Ingredients: 1 14 oz. can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained 4 rainbow carrots (or about 2…

Cucumber Spinach Salad

Hey beautiful people! Happy New Year! Firstly, I want to thank you for visiting this post. You guys keep me inspired and motivated and I love you ūüôā This has become my favorite salad to make. In fact, it is the only way I’ll eat cucumbers. (I don’t like them any other way than this!)…

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS ORLANDO/ Orlando Vegan Food

  Heyyy guys! I just LOVE traveling and finding vegan options in new places to share with you! THIS trip in particular did NOT let me down. In fact, it surpassed ALLLLL my expectations! (don’t you just love when that happens?) *I do apologize for the lack of quality in the photos. I was on…

Vegan PESTO

Pestoooo. YUM. without the rape or torture of ANIMALS. even more YUM. At the end of a busy week, I go into my kitchen and what do I find? Spinach that desperately needs to be used up. Basil leaves barely hangin’ on. And fresh kale that I knew I should eat but didn’t wanna make…

Being Vegan in Paris

P A R I S. A city we all dream of visiting. Or at least I have. But¬†I must say I’ve never been in a rush to go. I always thought¬†a trip to this beautiful place would be later on in my life. In a world where I’m a married woman and am spending this…

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…

Delicious White Beans & Greens

Cannellini Beans! AKA White Kidney Beans. I saw them in the store the other day and decided to give them a try. I’ve never bought white beans before so I had no idea what to expect or what they would go well with. I had just got home from the gym so I was craving…

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…

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?…

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…