Kale with Tomato Risotto

This is not my original recipe but I have altered it for the Vegan Challenge. It comes from the Superfoods cookbook by Dolores Riccio that I picked up in Portland, OR. It’s super easy and can be made mostly in the microwave! Ingredients: 1/2 pound Kale One 13-ounce can of vegetable broth 1/2 cup Diced canned tomatoes 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp Arboria […]

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Easy Stir Fry

It’s such a simple dish, yet can have so much variety that you’ll never get bored! I make stir fry pretty frequently and enjoy adding whatever veggies I have on hand at the time. What you’ll need: 1 package of firm tofu 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil 3 carrots chopped 1 head of Broccoli, chopped 1/2 green or red pepper, chopped 4-5 cups spinach (loosely packed) 2 cups cooked rice or quinoa 1/4 cup soy sauce […]

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All the Oatmeals of My Kitchen

Welcome to my kitchen of oatmeals! I used to hate oatmeal as a kid unless it was the Quaker Instant Oatmeal with all of the added sugars. As an adult, my love of oatmeal has blossomed and become a more healthy relationship (pun intended). Making it at home gives me the opportunity to make it healthy and flavorful without having to eat the same thing every day (unless you were the cool kid with the […]

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Wait… It’s not Spaghetti?

That’s right… and it’s not worms (which can sometimes be confused for spaghetti…).  It’s squash! Spaghetti squash. Have you tried it before? I was my first time last night (that’s what she said). Last week I saw Spaghetti Squash for the first time at my local grocery store. Is it a seasonal thing? Because I had checked over the summer and they didn’t have it. Anyways, you get all the great flavor of spaghetti without […]

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Kale Chip Bandwagon

As I mentioned yesterday, I jumped on that kale chip bandwagon, but first, my meals from wednesday: Meal Food Calories Breakfast Corn Flakes 100 Almond Milk 40 Snack Banana 100 Fiber One Chocolate Chewy Bar 150 Vienna Bread 120 Chips with Peach & Mango Jalapeno Salsa 100 Lunch Left over salmon and rice 320 Dinner Spinach and fruit salad 250 Kale chips 58 Total 1238 I’m doing better in the food department. Look at all […]

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One-Ingredient Ice Cream

I’ve come to realize bananas are magical. They’re so versatile and the perfect filler for anything. I love them in my smoothies, mixed into my cereal, and as my ice cream. Yes, you heard me right. Ice cream. It’s a dream come true. A healthy dessert, an oxymoron, is now becoming more common. And you don’t have to sacrifice the flavor you’ve come to expect from your sweets just because it’s deemed “healthy.” Here’s how […]

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Baked Coconut Swai with Apricot Sauce

Well, so much for getting back on track… Meal Food Calories Breakfast Corn Flakes 100 Almond milk 90 Lunch Leftover Almond Crusted Salmon 322 Corn 70 Snack Mediterranean Pizza with thin wheat crust 430 Honey Roasted Peanuts 350 Dinner Coconut Swai 360 Apricot Sauce 75 Rice 50 Total 1847 We were out thrifting for a cabinet to conceal our shoes by the door and were getting a little hungry. We ran across this new place […]

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Green Tea Smoothie

Yesterday I went on another 4.5 mile run. And I didn’t even walk the whole time! I realize that a month ago I could barely run two laps around a quarter mile track and now I can go over 4 miles while carrying a decent amount of conversation. I admit during the last mile I wasn’t able to talk as well but I could spew out a few words every now and again. Improvement! So […]

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Tilapia Milanese

I made a bad decision last night. Daniel and I went to the store hungry. And you know what happens when people go to the store hungry? They buy things they shouldn’t. Like a bag of chips. And then they proceed to eat almost the entire bag of chips. Whoopsies. Meal Food Calories Breakfast Corn Flakes 100 Almond Milk 30 Lunch Fruit Smoothie 180 Spinach and Fruit Salad 207 Snack Fiber One Chocolate Peanut Butter […]

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Curry Pumpkin Soup, Almond Crusted Tilapia, & Blackberry Cobbler

I had an amazing anniversary yesterday with Daniel.  We spent a good portion of the day still unpacking but dinner was delicious. We picked up a few more things from my parent’s house and my dad happened to be making Curry Pumpkin soup, a recipe he got from his friend Monica in Germany. She actually made it for all of us while I was there. It’s spicy and sweet! My dad did a fairly good […]

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