Baked Pumpkin Seeds

Ingredients 1 pumpkin or purchase the pumpkin seeds Directions Preheat oven to 300 degrees F Remove the pumpkin seeds from the pumpkin Toss pumpkin seeds in a bowl with seasonings of your choice Spread pumpkin seeds in a single layer on baking sheet. Bake for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.

Kale Chips

Ingredients  bunch torn kale leaves (stems removed) 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt Lemon zest (from 1 lemon) Directions Heat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange kale on two rimmed baking sheets and drizzle evenly with olive oil and toss. Season with salt. Bake, rotating trays once, until crisp, 12 to 15 minutes. Toss with lemon zest.

Can a Vegan diet promote acne? My 7-month check-up

It has officially been seven months since I have adopted a plant-based diet! Yay! One issue that I have discussed recently with some of my plant-based friends is acne. The Vegan diet is great for helping this issue, but it could also promote acne growth. According to Shape magazine, a health source, “When people have…

Berry Smoothie Bowl

I tried this sweet treat on Valentine’s day morning. Try it for yourself using the recipe below! Ingredients 1 full cup organic frozen mixed berries 1 ripe banana, sliced and frozen 2-3 Tbsp (30-45 ml) light coconut or almond milk optional: 1 scoop plain or vegan protein powder of choice Toppings: Banana, chia seeds, coconut flakes and berries of…

Vegan Pesto

Typically, pre-made pesto contains milk ingredients from cows, hence the reason, I prefer to create my own! Ingredients 2 cups packed (144 g) fresh basil (large stems removed) 3 large cloves garlic, peeled Green onions 2 Tbsp (30 ml) lemon juice 3-4 Tbsp (9-12 g) nutritional yeast (cheesy flavor) 1/4 tsp sea salt, plus more…

Tomato and Basil Bruschetta

  Ingredients 1/2 pound ripe tomatoes, at room temperature (3 to 4 medium) Salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 6 basil leaves, thinly sliced Six 1/2-inch thick slices Italian or French bread Directions 1. Chop tomatoes into 1/4-inch chunks then add to a medium bowl with a pinch…

Jerk Chick Peas

Before I converted to a plant-based diet, I used to enjoy eating jerk-flavored foods. Fortunately, I can continue this favorite style of dish under my new food regime. You can too using the recipe below!   Ingredients: 1 cup dried chickpeas (3 cups cooked or 2 14 oz cans) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1-inch piece…

Buffalo Quinoa Bites

Simply Quinoa is one of the vegan-based Youtube channels that I enjoy watching from time-to-time. Check out this recipe below! Ingredients       for the Buffalo Bites 1 (15 oz) can of white beans 1 shallot, chopped 3 garlic cloves 1/4 cup vegan buffalo sauce 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/2 teaspoon salt + pepper 1 cup cooked quinoa 3 tablespoons chickpea flour       for…

6 Months Vegan

  I am officially celebrating 6 months on a plant-based diet! That’s right, I have survived the last 6 months and the holiday season on only only fruits, vegetables and grains. I feel incredible–so much so, that I have still been urging others to convert to this lifestyle. I have proved to be successful in…

No-bake Energy Balls

   I cannot wait to try this recipe and you should too! Thanks Pumpkin and Peanut butter! Ingredients 1 cup of ground old fashioned oats 1/2 cup of almond meal 4 tablespoons of natural peanut butter 4 tablespoons of agave 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 4 tablespoons vegan dark chocolate 1/2 cup of whole old…