Asian-flavored Brussel Sprouts

Yummy!   Ingredients 1 pound fresh brussels sprouts 2 tbsp of grapeseed oil A pinch of salt and pepper 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce 3 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons honey 1/2 of a lemon 3 garlic cloves (mince them) cilantro (optional) Instructions Preheat oven to 400°F Prepare the brussels by cutting off the base of…

Ginger, Lemon and Thyme Tea

This is my personal cold/flu remedy. If you are feeling under the weather then use the ingredients below! I have also listed the properties of each ingredient for your reference. Lemon: As an antioxidant, vitamin C also protects cells from oxidative damage. Plus, getting enough vitamin C helps the immune system keep colds and flu…

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…