Tag: plant based strong

Conscious Bite Out: a volunteer’s perspective

Conscious Bite Out: a volunteer’s perspective

Last night I volunteered at an exclusive event called Conscious Bite Out in Wynwood, Miami. The event took place in an enchanting, modern spot called The Sacred Space Miami, with dimmed lights, tea candles and spider green flowers delicately placed everywhere. It really was such […]

What I learned about Leaky Gut

What I learned about Leaky Gut

Last week I watched a webinar about leaky gut with Dr. Josh Axe. It was super interesting (nutrition nerd alert), & I made sure to take notes in order to simplify this very interesting topic for you that I know everyone else is so curious about! 😉 First of […]

Recipe Feature: “Faux-fredo”

Recipe Feature: “Faux-fredo”

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Healthy Recipe Ecstasy: Garlicky White Bean Pasta Faux-Fredo with Kale Pesto

There comes a time every few weeks where veggies start to run out in the fridge. Instead of running out to the grocery store immediately, I get creative with the pantry, usually using “processed carbs,” such as pasta. Everyone loves pasta, right? I just make sure to use whole grain, whole wheat, quinoa pasta or some other grain pasta, and sometimes I switch it up with a gluten-free kind. The key is sticking to the “healthier” options most of the time (and that doesn’t mean completely cutting out white pasta either, we live in the real world people). The point is trying your best, not trying to be perfect.

Anyway, I had little vegetables left in the fridge and I haven’t had pasta in quite a few days, so I knew pasta was on the dinner menu. But I was craving something creamy, and not tomato based. It didn’t take me long to stumble upon this recipe: Garlicky White Bean Pasta “Faux-Fredo” with Kale Pesto, made by Healthy Recipe Ecstasy. It sounded perfect, except I didn’t have any white beans! But I had tofu and cashews… the perfect substitutes for white beans and to obtain that “creamy” flavor. I’ll make sure to try this recipe again with white beans. Another change I made was adding basil to the kale pesto, because to me, pesto without basil and is like, pizza without dough. You need basil.

Well, I wanted to share this recipe because of how delicious and easy it was to make. I’m a huge fan of recipes that are easy, delicious, AND healthy. This creamy pasta seriously hit the spot, and I highly recommend it! Thank you Healthy Recipe Ecstasy!!

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What’s for dinner

What’s for dinner

BBQ PULLED SWEET POTATO SANDWICHES WITH COLESLAW & RANCH SALAD Click for each recipe!! BBQ pulled sweet potato Coleslaw Ranch dressing You’re welcome! 😉  

Essential Fatty Acids

Essential Fatty Acids

Believe it or not, our bodies can synthesize all the fat it needs, and saturated, monounsaturated, and trans fat (including cholesterol) do not need to be consumed through the diet. Omega-3 and omega-6 are the only two which the body cannot synthesize and therefore they are […]

#WCW: Incredible Lady Vegans & Vegetarians

#WCW: Incredible Lady Vegans & Vegetarians

Love all of these actresses and especially love that they are vegetarian or vegan. A woman who makes her health and her dietary choices a priority is sexy as heck! #wcw ! I’d like to add Bianca (creator of THe Friendly Fig) to this list!!?

Egg free substitutes

Egg free substitutes

We all have different reasons why we don’t always want to use eggs in our food! Luckily they can be so easily replaced. Try these ideas out if you haven’t already. It’s fun to experiment. ?

A super easy super food snack

A super easy super food snack

Although apples generally appear in your supermarket all year long, they still have their peak seasons in which you should take advantage of! This happens to be August to early start of Spring. Even though I healthy, I am trying to improve my diet by choosing […]

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

I made my own butternut squash soup! It’s oil free, gluten free, nut free, and dairy free, of course. I used half of the squash to make the soup and I’m saving the other half to make a cheese recipe later. But for now, if you love the taste of butternut squash, you would love this soup! It was my first time cooking with butternut squash (I’ve cooked with spaghetti squash plenty of times), but it was no problem. I used a couple secret ingredients you will not find in other recipes (hint–maple syrup and hummus)! There is also garbanzo beans, mushrooms, spinach and hemp seeds.

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Although we live in Miami, fall is here! That means cooler weather and delicious recipes. Hopefully soon the weather will cool up a bit down here.

Another 5k!

Another 5k!

This past Saturday I did another 5k! Proud to be a plant-based runner. 🙂 And it was a beautiful day on Sunday here in Miami.