Creamy Fruit & Chickpea Coleslaw

Serves: 4 Total Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 bag coleslaw 1 cup cooked chickpeas (or 1 can) 1/2 cup raisins 1 apple 1 small sweet or yellow onion 1/2 cup avocado mayo (I love Primal products) 3 Tbps vinegar (white or rice) Salt & Pepper to taste Directions: Core and half apple, then slice lengthwiseContinue reading “Creamy Fruit & Chickpea Coleslaw”

Vegetarian Quinoa & Feta Salad

Servings Size: 6-8 Total Time: 30-35 minutes Ingredients: 1.5 cups uncooked quinoa 1/2 cup uncooked lentils 1 cucumber 2 large or 3 medium sized tomatoes 1/2 sweet onion 2 tsp minced garlic 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 1 Tbps olive oil 1 Tbps balsamic vinegar 1 lemon 1 can garbanzo beans 8 oz. feta cheese SaltContinue reading “Vegetarian Quinoa & Feta Salad”

Breakfast Tacos with Pico de Gallo

Serving Size: 4 people (or 8 tacos) Total Time: 20-25 minutes Ingredients: 8 eggs 1 Tbps olive oil 1/2 red onion 2 medium sized tomatoes 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 2 limes 1 can black beans 1 Tbps GF taco seasoning 8 corn tortillas Salt & Pepper to taste Directions: Heat a medium sized pan withContinue reading “Breakfast Tacos with Pico de Gallo”

Hearty & Creamy Vegan Vegetable Stew

Serving Size: 8-10 people Total Time: 45 minutes Ingredients: 1 sweet onion 1 Tbsp olive oil 2 tsp minced garlic 48 oz. vegetable broth 4 medium sweet potatoes 8 oz. sliced mushrooms 1 lb. celery hearts 5 full size rainbow carrots (regular orange carrots work fine) 1 can full fat coconut milk 1/2 cup “poultryContinue reading “Hearty & Creamy Vegan Vegetable Stew”

Oatmeal, Cranberry, & Chocolate Energy Bites

Serves: 12-15 balls Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 2 cups GF oats 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup nut butter 1/4 cup shredded coconut 1 tsp ground flax seed 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 cup melted coconut oil 1/4 – 1/2 cup chocolate chips Directions: 1. Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips in a mediumContinue reading “Oatmeal, Cranberry, & Chocolate Energy Bites”

Matcha & Power Green Breakfast Bowl

Serving Size: 1 Total Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 4-5 medium sized ice cubes 1 medium frozen banana 1/2 cup spinach 1/2 cup kale 1/4 cup old fashioned oats 2 scoops vanilla protein powder 1 tsp matcha powder 1 tsp chia seeds 1 tsp flaxseed 1 cup almond or coconut milk (from carton) Toppings: Handful ofContinue reading “Matcha & Power Green Breakfast Bowl”

Asian Tofu Bowl with Mango and Coconut Rice

Serves: 5-6 Total Time: 35 minutes Ingredients: 2 cups uncooked brown rice 1.5 cans coconut milk 1 package 16 oz. extra firm Tofu (I like Nasoya) Tofu sauce: 1/4 cup liquid aminos (or GF soy sauce) 1/8 cup honey (or maple syrup if vegan) 2 tsp freshly grated ginger Veggie/Mango Mix: 1 red bell pepperContinue reading “Asian Tofu Bowl with Mango and Coconut Rice”

Power Breakfast Chocolate & Strawberry Oatmeal

Serving Size: 2 Total Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 cup oats 1/4 cup almonds 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 6 medium sized strawberries 2 Tbps unsweetened cocoa 2 tsp ground flaxseed 2 tsp honey (or maple syrup for vegan) splash of coconut or almond milk (from carton) Directions: Prepare oats according to package (either byContinue reading “Power Breakfast Chocolate & Strawberry Oatmeal”

Tropical Smoothie with Fresh Mango

Serves: 1.5 (me & my toddler!) Total Time: 10 minutes  Ingredients:  6-7 medium ice cubes 1 full mango (tutorial on how to dice mango here) 5-6 fresh strawberries  1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut  2 scoops of vanilla protein powder  1/4 cup oats 1/4 cup coconut milk (from can) 1 cup almond or coconut milk (from carton)Continue reading “Tropical Smoothie with Fresh Mango”

Carnitas Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Serves: 8-10 Total Prep Time: 30 minutes, Total Cook Time: 8.5 hours Ingredients: Rub 1 tsp: salt, pepper, onion powder, cinnamon, coriander, cumin 2 tsp: chili powder Carnitas 3 lbs pork (butt or shoulder) or deer roast 2 cups pineapple juice (use canned pineapple 100% juice) 1-2 cups vegetable stock 1 orange 1 onion (sweetContinue reading “Carnitas Tacos with Pineapple Salsa”

What Every Woman Needs to Know About Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates have received a bad rap over the last few decades. In my personal food experience, I was a staunch “CARBS ARE BAD” and limited myself to a mostly high protein, low carb diet. Potatoes were on the same list as ice cream in my books. Rice was a sugar trap. Pasta would bump meContinue reading “What Every Woman Needs to Know About Carbohydrates”

Veggie Loaded Potato

Serves: 4 Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 4-5 Potatoes of your choice (russet, sweet, Yukon) 1 can garbanzo beans 4 cups spinach 1 cup chopped green onions 1 cup chopped cliantro 1 cup of your favorite salsa (I love Kirklands organic salsa) 2 avocados Salt & Pepper to taste Directions: Cook potatoes based on preference,Continue reading “Veggie Loaded Potato”

Quinoa Kale Salad with Orange, Pistachios & Cranberries

Serves: 4-5 Total Time: 35 minutes Ingredients: 1.5 cups uncooked quinoa 1 cup kale 2 medium oranges 1/2 cup shelled pistachios 1 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves 1 can garbanzo beans 1/2 cup orange juice Salt & Pepper to taste Directions: Measure out quinoa and 3 cups of water in a mediumContinue reading “Quinoa Kale Salad with Orange, Pistachios & Cranberries”

Veggie Egg Scramble

Serves 4 Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 1/2 sweet onion 1/2 red pepper 1 cup spinach 8 eggs 1/8 cup coconut milk (can or carton is fine) Salt & Pepper to taste 1 Tbps olive oil Toppings: 1/2 avocado cilantro Directions: Dice onions and red pepper. Chop spinach into smaller pieces. Add to a smallContinue reading “Veggie Egg Scramble”

Blackberry & Clove Smoothie

Serves 1.5 (me & my toddler!) Total Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 6-7 medium ice cubes 1/2 cup fresh blackberries 1 banana 1 cup spinach 1/4 cup old fashioned oats 1/4 cup coconut milk cream (from can) 1 cup almond or coconut milk (from carton) 2 scoops vanilla protein 1 tsp chia seeds (ground or regular)Continue reading “Blackberry & Clove Smoothie”

Honey Vanilla Granola

10-12 Servings Total Time: 35 minutes Ingredients: 3 cups rolled oats 1 cup almonds 1 cup pecans 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds 1/3 cup coconut oil 1/4 cup honey 1 tsp vanilla extract Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F Line a baking sheet with parchment paper Combine oats, nuts, and pumpkin seeds in aContinue reading “Honey Vanilla Granola”

Vegetable Curry

Single Batch: Serves 8-10 Total Time: 1 Hour Ingredients: 2 cups uncooked brown rice 6-8 russet or Yukon potatoes 5-6 long carrots 32 oz. vegetable broth 2 small sweet onions (or 1.5 large) 1 zucchini 1 Tbps olive oil 2 tsp minced garlic 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper 1 tsp tumeric 1 tsp paprikaContinue reading “Vegetable Curry”

7 Tips For The New Stay At Home Mom

I’ve done biological research on Malaria and Influenza and was a director for an Alaska Native STEM camp. Staying at home with my son has BY FAR been the hardest job I’ve ever had. I wish I would have known these 7 things at the very beginning of my stay at home mom career! 1. MakeContinue reading “7 Tips For The New Stay At Home Mom”

Immunity Boosting Strawberry Coconut Smoothie

Serves 1 Total Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 6 medium-large ice cubes 6-7 medium-large fresh strawberries 1 medium sized banana 1/4 cup coconut milk (from can) 1/4 unsweetened coconut flakes 2 scoops of Vanilla Protein Powder 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (from a carton) 1 tsp ground flax seed 1 tsp chia seeds Optional: 2 tspContinue reading “Immunity Boosting Strawberry Coconut Smoothie”

Pea, Chickpea, and Feta Mash with Kale Salad

Single Batch: Serves 4, Double Batch: Serves 8 Total Time: 35 minutes Ingredients: Pea & chickpea mash 12 oz bag of frozen peas 1 can garbanzo beans 8 oz. feta cheese 1 tsp dill 1 tsp minced garlic 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley Kale salad 1 bunch of fresh kale 1 Tbps olive oil 1Continue reading “Pea, Chickpea, and Feta Mash with Kale Salad”