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Vegan “Cheese” Spread

Vegan “Cheese” Spread

Cashew cheese spread is a vegan alternative to “real” cheese and it’s pretty easy to make! Here’s how. In a food processor, blend: 1 C. unsalted cashews (soak in warm water 1+ hour) 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 2 cloves garlic 1/4 C. nutritional yeast 3-4 […]

Define Your Priorities for Goal-Setting

Define Your Priorities for Goal-Setting

Do you feel like you’re always busy, but never get anything DONE?  You’re not alone. One of the things that contributes to stress the most is a lack of focus in our lives. When we’re pulled in a million different directions, how do we choose […]

Work it OFF!

Work it OFF!

  Don’t beat yourself up over the Halloween Candies you ate.  Instead, get to work!  You Ate It. Now Negate It. Credit:  beachreadynow.com

Thinking vs. DOING. It’s a TRAP.

Thinking vs. DOING. It’s a TRAP.

  What are you WAITING FOR? How much time do you waste thinking about what you want to do, without taking action on actually DOING it? I’m not just talking about healthy eating and fitness here either. It could be the book you want to […]

Southwestern Veggie Vegan Taco

Southwestern Veggie Vegan Taco

  Southwestern Veggie Vegan Taco 1/4 medium avocado 1 1/4 C. black beans and rice 1/4 C. pico de gallo 1 (6-inch) corn tortilla Makes one serving.  When I made this, I also prepared chicken breast for my family – but I went with the beans and […]

Greek Quinoa Salad

Greek Quinoa Salad

  Greek Quinoa Salad 1/2 C. cooked quinoa (I used a tri-color quinoa blend) 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil Himalayan sea salt to taste Bragg Liquid Aminos to taste 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 1/2 medium tomato, diced 1/2 medium cucumber, diced 2 Tbsp. pitted kalamata […]

Greek Salad

Greek Salad

  Greek Salad Spinach or other leafy greens 1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced 1 medium tomato, cut in wedges 5 kalamata olives, sliced 1 Tbsp. pine nuts Red onion 3 oz. grilled chicken breast (optional) Greek Dressing 1/2 C. extra virgin olive oil 1/4 […]

Quinoa-Lentil Pilaf

Quinoa-Lentil Pilaf

Quinoa-Lentil Pilaf 1 1/2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 medium carrot, diced 1/2 medium stalk celery, diced 1/4 medium onion, diced 1/4 medium red bell pepper, diced 1/4 tsp. paprika 1/2 tsp. cumin 1/4 tsp. turmeric 3/4 C. cooked quinoa 1/4 C. cooked green lentils […]

Pinto Beans and Rice

Pinto Beans and Rice

  Pinto Beans and Rice 1/2 C. canned pinto beans, with liquid 1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 tsp. paprika dash cumin 1/4 tsp. ground coriander 1 tsp. Bragg Liquid Aminos Himalayan sea salt to taste 1 C. cooked brown rice Heat beans in a […]

Peanut Butter Chia Energy Bites

Peanut Butter Chia Energy Bites

  Peanut Butter Chia Energy Balls 1 1/2 C. oatmeal 1/2 C. vanilla Shakeology or protein powder (vegan, if desired) 1/2 C. natural peanut butter 1/3 cup raisins (give ’em a rough chop) or chocolate chips 4 T liquid (I used unsweetened almond milk) 3 T honey […]