Homemade Healthy Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

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We all know it. The chocolate hazelnut spread that has become a cult favorite across the world. It’s sweet, creamy, contains antioxidant rich cocoa, and skin loving vitamin E from hazelnut. It’s been advertised as having “simple, quality ingredients” and a great way to start your day. It’s got to be healthy, right? Continue reading “Homemade Healthy Chocolate Hazelnut Spread”

Chickpea Marinara with Pasta and Broccolini

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A question that I often get through email and social media messaging is “How do I know if I’m getting a complete meal?” When you’re eating an omnivorous diet, you know what a “complete” lunch or dinner looks like: meat, starch, dairy, and a vegetable (I would hope that veggies are included!). However, when switching to a plant based lifestyle, what do you do? Continue reading “Chickpea Marinara with Pasta and Broccolini”

Fajita Burritos

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If you’ve been around this blog long enough, you know that I love me some potatoes. They are nutritious, filling, budget-friendly, and can be cooked in a variety of ways. From mashed potatoes, to fries, to stuffed (both sweet and savory), and even faux fried chicken substitute, potatoes are pretty darn amazing. Because of their endless versatility, I am bringing you another delicious potato recipe today. A concoction I like to call, the Fajita Burrito. Continue reading “Fajita Burritos”

Slow Cooker Indian Summer Stew

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Many moons ago, I was a Montessori teacher (or Directress as we are known in the IAPM world). I worked with many wonderful women from Sri Lanka and India who introduced me to their amazingly flavorful cuisines. They would giggle at my white bread sandwiches and I would watch in awe as they would eat curries and rice dishes with chilies and spices I had never seen. It was an eye opening experience for a young adult from Orange County, California to encounter culture from so far away. Continue reading “Slow Cooker Indian Summer Stew”

Healthy Carrot Cake Bites

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Most days I go into the kitchen armed with my ingredients and plan of attack, and everything turns out beautifully. Then there are other times that the ideas in my head don’t seem to work out and I am forced to make things up as I go. Throwing food away is terrible for my budget, so it is a last resort. Thankfully we have a dog who is always willing to clean up my mistakes. Continue reading “Healthy Carrot Cake Bites”