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Showing posts with label Food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Food. Show all posts
Sunday, May 27, 2018

Vegetarian Burrito Bowl


INGREDIENTS:

Cilantro Rice
2 Cups Rice (Follow instructions on the package)
Salt for taste
Cilantro (Add when rice is done cooking) 

Black Beans
2 Cans Organic Vegetarian Black Beans
Cayenne Pepper
Minced Garlic
Cumin
Chopped White Onions 
Chili Powder

Toppings
Fresh Salsa 
Shredded Cheese (Kosher, no animal by-product)
Limes or Lemons 

Optional:
Guacamole
Sour Cream
Corn








Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Mango Strawberry Smoothie Bowl


I was thinking of adding in a fun food portion to the weekly blog posts. Recipe Wednesdays! Where I share small recipes I've been trying, with you. 
This week I'm sharing a delicious smoothie bowl recipe that taste amazing. love a good smoothie bowl. I can add crunch or salty toppings and still enjoy a smoothie. 
BASE:
  • Frozen Mangos
  • Frozen Strawberries
  • Plain Greek Yogurt | I like plain yogurt so that I can sweeten my smoothie with a natural sweetener like maple syrup or honey 
  • Water | I use water because it's less fat than using a sugary juice or milk. It still taste amazing using water. TRUST ME! 
SWEETENER:
  • Maple Syrup | This is a good alternative for a natural sweetener. It doesn't have those added sugars and It also has great health benefits from Antioxidants to helps protect skin health.
  • Cinnamon | Cinnamon has so many health benefits from anti-inflammatory properties to may help lower cancer risks. Look up more benefits of cinnamon. And it adds a great taste 
Blend Together Your Base And Sweetener And Add Your Toppings!
TOPPINGS:
  • Fresh Raspberries
  • Sunflower Seeds | Sunflower seeds are one of my favorite snacks. I love the crunch and the salty flavor it adds. 
  • Cinnamon 
  • Bananas Would also taste amazing with this 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

My Transition To A More Healthy Eating Lifestyle



Wheat Bread Toast

Sunflower Seed Butter

Raisins, Bananas and Sunflower Seeds


OMG! I never thought I would be one of those people that likes making their food look photographically good. I follow so many vegan and vegetarian instagrams, and they have made me so so INSPIRED to really enjoy and love the food I'm eating. And One of those things I noticed Is how beautiful and photographically pretty the pictures are. Lately every time I make food I try and make is as appealing as can be and just overall healthy.



When you take pictures of fruits and vegetables they look so good and refreshing and seeing those pictures is like a constant reminder of how good healthy food makes me feel.

Taking pictures of greasy burgers and fries and just junk food doesn't give me the same happy feeling. As I'm learning more about being a vegetarian. there are just so many things I'm learning along the way.

Food is energy, food is life and its meant to be enjoyed and prepared in the most peaceful way.  I highly suggest you read "How To Eat To Live" There are 2 volumes and they are really amazing books about food and how its meant to sustain our life but can also be a natural killer.



The Honorable Elijah Muhammad is a very beautiful and wise man who has a wealth of knowledge and his books are great tools to living a more healthy, longer life. As well as being your best self. And you can only be your best self if you have the knowledge about food and how it affects your body.

I'm slowly but surely getting myself there. It's very gradual, cutting certain foods out of your life, and adding healthier ones and not letting my stomach rule me but allowing my mind to rule my body and my stomach.

Book # 1

Book # 2


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Juicing Party! Sharing My Favorite Natural Juices


LET'S HAVE A JUICING PARTY! NO, BUT SERIOUSLY, WHO WOULD BE DOWN TO GRAB YOUR FAVORITE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES AND JUICE THEM UP! [RAISES HAND] ME!!!!!

I love fresh juiced juice! It is so healthy for you and on the plus side it taste amazing. Today I'm sharing my favorite recipes that I use when I juice. I'm so simple when it comes to what I want in my juice.



I pretty much use the same ingredients every time but I might add a little zing to it with lemon or ginger.


TIP: USE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES THAT YOU ACTUALLY LIKE. I LOVE ALL THE ONES I PICK!

CAGL- (CARROT, APPLE, GINGER, LEMON)


DIRECTIONS:

1. Add The Carrots, Ginger and Apple to the Juicer

2. Squeeze lemon lemon juice right into the container

3. MIX, CHILL AND ENJOY!


TIP:  ADDING A BAG MAKES FOR AN EASIER CLEAN-UP

CUAC- ( CUCUMBER, APPLE, CELERY)


This juice I like to have when I'm trying to slim down. It's light and very refreshing. It will also taste amazing with a hint of lemon.

LABELING MAKES EVERYTHING FUN RIGHT? OR IS IT JUST ME!


LINKS

Mason Jars

Hamilton Beach Juicer

Label Maker



Happy Juicing Everyone!

Friday, June 2, 2017

What I'm Snacking On?





Hey!
I'm such a snack lover! If a see a good snack I have to try it. As a child I enjoyed snack time and as an adult I still do. I've gathered a few of my favorite snacks to munch on, that are a little more healthier than pringles or lays. And these are AMAZINGLY Good!!



Sunflower Seeds
I have liked these ever since I was a child. Especially the lightly salted pack, I'm not of fan of to much salt. Sunflower seeds are perfect if you don't eat nuts or if you like that crunchy, salty taste. I get the ones without the shell because it just takes to long for me to open them haha.


Raisins
 I enjoy a nice cup of raisins every now and then. They satisfy my sweet tooth and they are perfect mixed in trail mix. A much healthier option than a candy bar you see in the store.


Hummus Chips
My mother actually bought this and told me about them, ever since then I've been obsessed. They are a very light crisp chip that is packed with so much flavor. They really are delicious and can be addicting.


Pirate Booty
Don't be turned off by the name. If you like cheesy popcorn, you'll definitely love Pirate Booty. While I was teaching, many of my students would come to school with pirate booty for lunch and one day I bought my own bag and fell in love. P.S They do get a little messy.





















Sunday, May 21, 2017

Simple Strawberry Slush Drink



I'm so excited to share with you this easy recipe. I know summer is approaching and there are so many drinks I cant wait to make. This strawberry slush is so simple and only requires 3 ingredients. The one thing I love about this recipe is you don't need ice, if you use frozen fruit. You can also make this with any fruit of your choice. I think a frozen peach slush drink would be delicious. The difference between this and a normal slush is. A slush is usually filled with ice but this is more like a blended drink mixed with a slush texture. I hope you enjoy!


INGREDIENTS:
Frozen Strawberries
Water
Sugar


Blend Blend Blend Until Smooth. If you want your slush thicker use less water.




You can add whatever sweetener you like. I decided to add sugar, but you can always do
-Honey
-Agave Nectar
-Sugar
-Maple Syrup




Pour in your preferred glass and Enjoy!!!

















Thursday, May 4, 2017

Pineapple Watermelon Sparkling Lemonade




Hey There! I have to admit, this is probably my favorite drink I've tried so far. I love festive drinks especially around the spring/summer time. They're perfect for family BBQ's, Lunches or Brunch (which is my favorite meal) I love everything about brunch!! It's heating up so quick here is Arizona and drinks are always a stable for us, and lets face it who doesn't love watermelon and pineapple!!! I actually saw this drink as an alcoholic beverage but since I'm not a drinker I thought why not find another way to make this a summer time drink for everyone.


I purchased everything from Trader Joe's, aside from the ice and cups of course. They have a really good produce section and I'm always pleased with their fruit and their prices. I started out with watermelon spears and pineapple spears. You can always buy a full watermelon or pineapple and cut it yourself, I just went the more simple route. I also picked up some limes for garnishing and it give the drink a nice flavor.



I Sliced and prepped all my fruit before I even started pouring the drinks. After I sliced the fruit I set it aside. You could also put it in the the freezer and let the fruit get a little hard before adding it to your drinks. Its like having mini fruit ice cubes.

I used two of my favorite drinks from Trader Joe's The Sparkling Lemonade and The Pineapple Juice. This lemonade is very light and refreshing but still is so delicious when it is chilled and poured over ice. I've brought this lemonade to a few work parties and everyone absolutely loved it. I also am obsessed with their pineapple juice. It takes exactly like freshly squeezed pineapple juice, NO LIE! I'm not a fan of canned anything so knowing it comes in a bottle makes me that much more excited to buy it and drink it, like everyday literally!





Next I poured in my ice (you only need a few pieces) I recommend letting the juice sit for 5 minutes or less with the the fruit before adding the ice. That way all the flavors can blend together. Then I added 1 cup of the sparkling lemonade and 1/2 cup of the pineapple juice. Just make sure you give it a little stir because the pineapple juice is heavier than the lemonade so it will settle to the bottom. Then I add in my fruit and give it one last stir before adding my lime garnish .




I put a few slices of the lime in the drink and also on the edge of the glass. The lime gives it a slight tart flavor that works well with the sweetness of the pineapple. The your ready to drink!! I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope you try this drink. Let me know what you think In the comments below.







Until Next Time XOXO

Enjoy This Recipe Card I made just for you!



























Friday, December 26, 2014

Easy Kosher Rice Krispie Treat Shapes!


I was so excited about making Rice Krispes, because I haven't made any since junior high school. So I thought this Holiday Season would be the perfect time to make them for my family.

Recipe Ingredients:

Two 10oz Bags of Marshmallows | 1/2 Stick Of Butter | 4-6 Cups Of Rice Krispies


I found these Marshmallow's at the Kosher Market. I don't eat pork, so finding an alternative Marshmallow that doesn't have gelatin in it, is Great!( If your looking for a kosher market just Google local kosher markets in your city)


| Cooking |




Put your stove on LOW and SLOWLY melt the butter and marshmallows together. You will know when its done because the consistency will be smooth and creamy. 
** Be careful not to burn your marshmallows (take your time )

| Mixing |


After you pore in the marshmallows, start mixing everything together with a spatula. 
** Make sure you butter your spatula and mixing bowl to avoid sticking

| Shape |
| I first transferred my mixture into a pyrex dish to cool, then I started shaping them. |


I decided to make balls, but you can also use cookie cutters and make different shapes.




| Enjoy!:) |

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Quick Lunch Idea!! (Black Pepper Turkey Melt)


I know a lot of times we want a quick and easy lunch so this is literally my go to lunch when I'm in a hurry. Whenever I go to the store I make sure I pick up these simple essentials for a great lunch through out the week. 

List of these Simple Products:

  • Hoagie Style Bread 
  • Black Pepper Turkey
  • Colby Jack Cheese

Since this is a really quick and easy recipe or (sandwich) there's not much to it.
just layer however much meet and cheese you like (on separate pieces of bread)
** but make sure you put cheese on top of the turkey also, if you would like (forgot to mention that)**



Pop the bread in the oven on broil until the sandwich is lightly toasted then put it all together and ENJOY!
See told you, very simple and quick. I just paired my sandwich with some cheesy ruffles!




Until Next Time XOXO<3
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Hot Cocoa

So its not as COLD as I would like it to be in Phoenix, AZ we are still in the 80's and 90's in mid October, which is soooo crazy but, I cant complain. With the new season here I'm so Excited to start drinking hot drinks! Even though  I love my cold frozen slushy and iced lemonade I'm ready for a change.  This drink is my Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Hot Cocoa. I was in the mood for something sweet so I went in my cabinet to make hot cocoa and thought hmmm maybe I'll spruce it up a little with some vanilla extract and pumpkin pie spice and boy did it come out Delicious!


 List of Ingredients:

 1. Dip your cup in the Chocolate Syrup and make sure the entire rim is covered. *you can also do this in a bowl, if easier*
2. Crush the graham crackers and dip your cup in them. *putting them in a bag and crushing them with a cup is a lot easier*



3. Add the Cocoa Powder (2 packets) and Pumpkin Pie Spice( 1 teaspoon) and Water ( 8 oz or less or more for taster) *the more water you add the less chocolatey*

4. Add Vanilla Extract (1 teaspoon)

5. Add Chocolate Syrup (1 tablespoon)


 Now add your Whipped Cream, Chocolate Syrup and Chocolate Squares


ENJOY!


Until Next Time. XOXO<3