• Patreon,  Smoothies

    Dragon Fruit Smoothie

    I’ve been making smoothies… in the winter 🥶 crazy. I’ve been needing the extra boost of vitamins, phytonutrients, and antioxidants that they provide. So even though it’s a bit off-season here is a really yummy recipe I made today. 🍓 2 cups strawberries 🍓 1 cup pineapple 🍓 1 cup mango 🍓 1 cup dragon fruit 🍓 2 cups of pure water or non-dairy milk! Put in your blender and blend up! Adjust more liquid as needed. Enjoy. Cheers ✨

  • Main Courses

    Chick’n Pot Pie

    This pot pie is from my cookbook Vegan Cooking for Carnivores by Roberto Martin, I have made many recipes in this book but this is one I had been putting off, due to the fact that it had Gardein patties in it, making it a little less healthy. This recipe took a few times to get right. Practice makes perfect. The pie crust was a bit challenging because I’ve never worked with pie crust before, another challenge was that I never had pot pie ever so I didn’t know what it tastes like or if I would like it. I usually shy away from any frozen veggie and prefer fresh but this recipe has frozen peas and carrots and tasted perfect. There could be a few modifications to make this recipe a bit healthier but all and all it was pretty tasty and I got no complaints. Roberto’s recipes never disappoint.

  • Breakfast

    Raw Vegan Fruity Pebbles

    When I am craving some cooling breakfast options, this is what I turn to. I miss cereal but not all the naughty stuff that is in traditional cereal (have you read the nutrition labels? Insanity!). So with that being said, I am welcoming this new yummy treat into my belly! This can double as a healthy dessert and a snack. It is super easy to make and totally healthier than cereal. On the go, no problem, throw it in your favorite mason jar and eat when you are ready. Enjoy this, my love.

  • Soup

    Long Life Soup

    by Candle Cafe We are in the cold and flu season. I believe in boosting up my immune system with immune-boosting foods, opting out of the flu shot (I’ve never had one or the flu). This soup has been great for keeping up my immune system and fighting all those bad bugs we all encounter during the day. If you do start feeling down I recommend cooking this up it helps to fight off whatever it is that you may be coming down with. This soup is a gem I found it in the Candle Cafe Cookbook my very first vegan cookbook (awww.. memories). I made this soup when I was feeling down one day and it pepped me right up and ever since it has been my go-to when I feel sick. Ginger, garlic, and cayenne are loaded with health benefits. They are said to increase circulation and stimulate metabolism as well as build up immune systems. Whether you’re feeling a cold coming on or not, this is an excellent soup to eat for your health and well-being. Essential oils Ginger & Oregano added to this dish may add to the beneficial immune-boosting power.

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    Research Studies

    Plant-Based Diets Best For Health, Environment, And Athletic Performance

    PCRM reports:Plant-based diets reduce chronic disease risk, require fewer resources, and do not hinder athletic performance, compared with omnivorous diets, according to a report published in Nutrients. The authors reviewed publications that compared nutrient density, athletic performance, disease risk, and environmental factors between those following vegetarian and omnivorous diets. Plant-based diets lower risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer while lowering cholesterol and oxidative stress levels. Vegetarian eating patterns require less land, water, and energy when compared to animal-based diets. Researchers observed no negative effects of plant-based diets on athletic performance and noted potential benefits such as increase antioxidant intake via fruits and vegetable consumption. References​Lynch H, Johnston C, Wharton C. Plant-based diets: Considerations for environmental impact, protein quality, and exercise performance. Nutrients. 2018;10:1841-1857.