Vegan Caprese Salad
The Best Green Smoothie Recipe
I hope you had a beautiful weekend! My family was in town for a night and we got to celebrate Father's Day at our house. Yesterday morning, my mom, sister and I took a wonderful yoga class together at Citizen Yoga (if you're in Metro-Detroit, you need to stop into Citizen! You just might see a familiar face!) and my husband and dad went golfing together. While the boys were golfing, my sister, mom and I got our Father's Day lunch together: my mom made chicken piccata, a very yummy pea and caper risotto (vegan version for me) and I made roasted asparagus and a nice big kale and mixed greens salad with carrots, blueberries, raspberries, toasted walnuts and almonds topped with a simple vinaigrette of balsamic vinegar, dijon mustard and my favorite basil olive oil from Fustini's. We had a wonderful weekend together!
My Favorite Summer Kale Salad
It's been a minute since I've posted a new green smoothie recipe and I tried one recently that I just had to share.
If you're new here, welcome! To know me is to know that I LOVE smoothies! Although I absolutely hated chemistry in college, I DO enjoy the excitement of experimenting with blending up different fruits and veggies to create a new and exciting smoothie.
Quick and Easy Breakfast: Papaya Boats
Oh, kale...how do I love thee? Let me count the ways...
I love to make kale chips with you. I love to add you to smoothies. I love you toss you in soups. But most of all, I love you in salads.
Okay, now that my love affair with kale is out in the open, let's chat salads!
Peanut Butter Banana Bread Muffins
Happy Weekend, friends!
Who says you can’t have a beautiful tropical breakfast in Michigan?! Little papaya boats going on over here this AM. 😊
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cups
Happy weekend, friends! :)
I don't know what it is about weekends in the winter, but I have this thing for getting up early on Saturday mornings and baking. Maybe I just love the aroma of something yummy filling our house first-thing in the morning when everything is still quiet, but it's become a lovely ritual of mine.
Taco Tuesday: Raw Soft Tacos
❤ Happy Valentine's Day! ❤
Whether you're single or in a relationship, I hope the love that you're feeling today starts with the love that you have for yourself. A lot of people refer to Valentine's Day as "Single Awareness Day" and I just wanted to mention that if you're single this Valentine's Day, that's awesome. No really, it is. Take this time to focus on yourself and what it is that you DO want in a relationship / boyfriend / girlfriend / spouse. Get clear on that. You deserve to be with someone who loves you the way that you want and need to be loved, and if you're not with that person today, that's okay! Who knows what tomorrow has in store for you.
Taco Tuesday: Chipotle Red Bean Tacos
Happy #TacoTuesday, friends! I hope your week is off to a great start. : )
Lately I've been craving raw foods, which is weird because normally in the cold months here in Michigan, the only foods that sound good to me are warm comfort foods! Maybe it's the periodic days of sunshine we've had recently, but nevertheless, I felt inspired to make some raw soft tacos today!
Taco Tuesday: Loaded Veggie Nachos with Cheeze Sauce + Quinoa "Meat"
Happy #TacoTuesday, friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Did you do anything fun for the super bowl? We had a crazy snowstorm on Sunday in Michigan, so my husband, pup and I just stayed in! It was perfect because I got some work done while "watching" the game (let's be real...I was only there for the vegan nachos I made, the commercials and the halftime show).
Happy #TacoTuesday, friends!
We're deviating from our usual tacos this Tuesday just a bit and instead, going with loaded nachos! These nachos are piled high with healthy fats from guacamole, protein from the quinoa "meat" and "cheeze " sauce and vitamins A & C from the sweet potato and red and green bell peppers!