Health Food, Healthy Eating, and Nutrition

Jalapeño Cornbread

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It was gorgeous and mildly chilly last Sunday, and I had a hankering for veggie chili. Since a big pot of chili just isn’t right without some fresh cornbread on the side, I tested out a new recipe for a jalapeño cornbread using plant-based ingredients and gluten-free flour. I love how the bright green pieces of jalapeño really brighten […]

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Roasted Okra Salad

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Each year in the fall my friend’s family hosts an Okra Fest, a big party with tons of okra recipes (including lots of fresh okra grown right in their backyard), okra games, okra drinks, and okra everything. I’ve missed out on Okra Fest in years past because I was living in New York. Now that I’m […]

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Indian Spiced White Bean Soup

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Hands down my favorite thing about the fall season is the urge to make soups. Even though the weather is still pretty warm in Florida, there’s just a feeling I get this time of year and I love nothing more than spending time in the kitchen playing with recipes for hot soup. My first batch this season is a […]

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5 Reasons Montego Bay Rocked My World

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Back in June I quit my techwriting job in New Jersey. I was extremely exhausted, sick of starting at concrete sidewalks and computer screens, and developing a wild craving for tropical breezes and sunsets. Before I could face my career choice to become a freelance writer and fitness instructor, I pulled out the travel points credit card, booked a trip […]

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Chocolate Strawberry Milkshake

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Fall season is in full swing and I’ve been busy teaching, writing, and getting settled back in sunny Florida. I moved into a house and am feeling so happy to have my own space again, after subletting and couch surfing for over a year in both New York and Florida and traveling to 5 different countries. It’s […]

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Stuffed Eggplant Rolls

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The past few weekends I’ve had so much fun cooking up a storm with my sister and listening to some of our favorite records like Prince, D’Angelo, Incubus, and Otis Redding. Hanging out in the kitchen on a Sunday afternoon and cooking with my family is one of my favorite things to do. Recently we’ve made […]

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Going Back for Seconds

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I’m THRILLED to announce the release of my first published book and to share it with you today. Going Back for Seconds: Crave-Worthy Plant-Based Recipes Without All the Restrictions is an e-book cookbook with about 80 recipes and a color photograph for every single one. The book also shares my history growing up on harsh food rules, why I dropped […]

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Aloe and Mango Mojitos

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Happy late Summer from sunny Florida! I’ll be back with regular updates for you now that I’m setting after a crazy, thrilling, whirlwind summer. I spent much of the past few months traveling to Jamaica, Vermont, London, Brussels, Bruges, Paris, and Zurich. I’m back feeling energized and with an incredible new passion for traveling the world. I […]

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Citrus Ginger Iced Tea

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Happy summer friends! I’m sorry it’s been so long since I wrote. I’ve been busy making finishing touches on my plant-based cookbook which will be out as an ebook to purchase within the next few weeks! It’s very exciting. I’ve also relocated back to Florida so I can be closer to family and have more […]

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Mango Fried Rice

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It must be mango season because everywhere I look mangoes are on sale in stores. It’s a welcome time of year for me because this buttery tropical fruit is so versatile and fun to use in recipes. Mangoes are delicious in smoothies, I cut them up and add to breakfast granola, and I also love […]

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