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Sweet Potato Gnocchi

sweet potato gnocchi
sweet potato gnocchi

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

  

August 17, 2017

I love gnocchi & sweet potato and I wanted to make a healthier version of gnocchi. So I made this I made two versions of this recipe one I did plain and the second I infused with fresh basil both were excellent. This recipe is super simple I tell you how to make fresh gnocchi and then turn it into a delicious, simple, and healthy dish for lunch or dinner. So try your hand at this and let me know what you think in the comments below!

  • Prep: 1 hr
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: 2 Servings
sweet potato gnocchi

Ingredients

1 cup Cooked Sweet Potato

1/2 cup Unbleached Flour

1/2 cup Basil

4-5 Baby Portobello Mushrooms

1 tsp Fresh Garlic

Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions

1Bake a sweet potato for 45 minutes at 400 degrees allow to cool and scoop sweet potato and discard skin

2Make a little mound of sweet potato and add flour in the middle and using a fork knead flour into sweet potato, you will want to season here as well to work it in

3Once a dough is formed cut into pieces and drop into boiling water until they float to the top about 7 minutes

4In a pan sautee baby portobellos for a few minutes add garlic throw in the gnocchi, fresh garlic, and basil toss together and plate

5Enjoy!

Another option you can do is chop the basil and add it to your gnocchi dough so it is basil infused!

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Clean Chocolate Fudge Cake

chocolate fudge cake
clean chocolate fudge cake

Clean Chocolate Fudge Cake

  

August 2, 2017

Mmm!! Who doesn't love chocolate this easy and amazing chocolate fudge cake is free from flour, dairy, and added sugar! It is so easy and so delicious and is packed with healthy ingredients & nutrients! The star of this cake is a sweet potato & banana puree that naturally sweetens without adding sugar and packs this cake with Vitamin A, Vitamin B, and Fiber. I worked on perfecting this recipe over a few weeks and had friends try it to make sure 🙂 . This is definitely one recipe I will make again and again. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
clean chocolate fudge cake

Ingredients

1 cup Sweet Potato

1/2 cup Nut Butter I used Peanut Butter

1/2 Over Ripe Banana

1 tsp Vanilla

Optional - Berries for the top for your cake

Directions

1Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees then In a food processor blend together sweet potato, banana until it is a puree

2In a medium mixing bowl add puree, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and peanut butter mix together until it forms a thick but smooth batter

3Bake for 12-15 minutes then let cool in the fridge for at least 2 hours to set & enjoy!

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Fresh Avocado Dressing

Fresh Avocado Dressing
Fresh Avocado Dressing

Fresh Avocado Dressing

  

June 26, 2017

Avocado! One of my favorite fruits and such a versatile ingredient. I have been using avocado to make many different things this year and this is another little recipe I came up with. I am trying to stop buying any pre-made dressings and things like that and make my own stuff. I love Mexican cuisine and I make my own fajitas and tacos and have wanted a dressing to put on that is clean, fresh, healthy, and of course TASTY! This dressing is very fresh and can go on anything. So create this easy dressing and try it today & let me know what you think in the comments below!

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
Fresh Avocado Dressing

Ingredients

2 Ripe Avocados

1/2 cup Cilantro

3-4 tbsp Minced Garlic

2 Fresh Limes Juiced

1/4 cup Water

2-3 tsp Cumin

Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions

1In a food processor add all ingredients and blend together add water and if it is still too thick for you add more until it is thinned out a bit more

2Enjoy right away or allow to sit in the fridge for at least an hour to meld flavors together

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FoodLunch

Vegan Philly Cheeze Steak

Vegan Philly Cheeze Steak
Vegan Philly Cheeze Steak

Vegan Philly Cheeze Steak

  

June 5, 2017

MMM! I have been craving a good sandwich & I love Philly cheese steaks but obviously, those are pretty unhealthy so here is my cleaner version of this classic sandwich. This takes about 15 minutes to make and will leave you satisfied and your taste buds happy it is also vegan and dairy free! Try this recipe & let me know what you think!

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yields: 1 Sandwich
Vegan Philly Cheeze Steak

Ingredients

1 Large Portabello Mushroom Cap Sliced

1 Side of Bell Pepper Green & Red cut into strips

1/4 Medium Onion Sliced

1 Sprig of Fresh Thyme

1 Hoagie or any sandwich bread of your choice

1 Daiya Provolone Style Cheeze

1 tbsp Liquid Smoke

1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce

1 tbsp Minced Garlic

Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions

1Pre-Heat oven to 350 degrees while you wait In a Medium Skillet sautee mushrooms, peppers, and onions adding liquid smoke and worcestershire sauce

2Add Thyme and garlic towards the end of cooking and begin to assemble your sandwich add cheeze and veggies and place in oven to melt the cheese and toast the bread a bit about 5-7 minutes.

3ENJOY!

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FoodFood & RecipesLunch

Italian Chickpea Salad

Italian Chickpea Salad
Italian Chickpea Salad

Italian Chickpea Salad

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May 30, 2017

A simple healthy salad that's not just boring greens! Try this easy and delicious salad this week.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr
Italian Chickpea Salad

Ingredients

2 Cans of Chickpea's drained

3 Roma tomatos cut into bite sized pieces

1/4 cup Capers

1/4 cup Fresh Basil chopped

2 tbsp Minced Garlic

1/2 Fresh Lemon Juice Squeezed

4 Drizzles of Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions

1In a large bowl add Chickpea's (drained, capers, tomatoes, garlic, basil and mix together then add olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper stir until everything is coated.

2Allow to chill in fridge for an hour and enjoy!

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Quinoa & Black Bean Fritters

Quinoa & Black Bean Fritters
quinoa & black bean fritters

Quinoa & Black Bean Fritters

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May 8, 2017

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
quinoa & black bean fritters

Ingredients

1 Can of Black Beans (drained)

2 cups Cooked red or gold quinoa

1/2 Onion diced

1/4 cup Cilantro

1 Pabalano Pepper diced

1 Egg

1 cup any of the following Almond/Corn/Unbleached wheat flour + 2 tablespoons

1 Fresh Lime

3 tbsp Garlic

2 tbsp Cumin

1 tbsp Smoked Paprika

1 tsp Chili Powder

Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions

1Cook quinoa according to package (for extra flavor cook with vegetable stock)

2In a food processor add 1 cup of cooked quinoa, 1/2 the can of beans, onion,egg, and half the seasonings pulse together until it is sticking together a bit

3In a mixing bowl add remaining quinoa and beans + the contents of the food processor fold in peppers, flour, remaining seasonings, and cilantro

4Pre-Heat oven to 400 degrees and take a baking sheet and spray with olive oil take a small ice cream scoop and scoop about a 2 inch sized ball of the mixture and place on baking sheet and press down to make a little patty.

5Bake in oven for 20 minutes flipping once so each side gets crispy

6Enjoy

*You can eat alone or dip in salsa, guacamole, or a cilantro mayo

*You can also mix in some dairy free cheese

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Food

Chicken Tacos

Chicken Tacos
Chicken Tacos

Chicken Tacos

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April 24, 2017

TACOS here is my clean eating recipe for tacos, this is pretty much an authentic taco which I love because they are so good, taste clean, and fresh. These are simple to make in under 2o minutes, this recipe is great for a fast lunch or dinner so make this tonight or right now and let me know what you think.

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 2-3 Servings
Chicken Tacos

Ingredients

2 Chicken breast cubed

6 Corn Tortillas

1/2 Medium Onion diced

1/4 cup Cilantro

1 Fresh Lime

2 tbsp Minced Garlic

1 1/2 tsp Cumin

1 1/2 tsp Chili Powder

1 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika

Salt & Pepper to taste

Optional Avocado & Salsa

Directions

1In a medium pan cook chicken breast with seasonings, and a nice squeeze of lime juice over it

2While the chicken is cooking chop all veggies and cilantro and set to the side

3In another pan heat tortillas on each side for 1-2 minutes each

4To assemble tacos lay tortilla down add chicken and some onion and cilantro. (avocado if you are using) and squeeze lime juice on top

5Enjoy!

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BreakfastFood

Peach Oatmeal Bake

peach oatmeal bake
Peach oatmeal bake

Peach Oatmeal Bake

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April 10, 2017

So I have been making a lot of breakfast recipes lately because I like to change my breakfast up a lot. It is Spring finally and a lot of fruits and veggies are coming back in season. I got some peaches the other day and decided to make a peach oatmeal bake mmm! So I am sharing this recipe with you, it is easy, tastes so yummy, and you can make this at the beginning of the week and have it all week for a quick breakfast. You can do any fruit in this apples, blueberries, blackberries, endless possibilities for this tasty and easy breakfast. So try this out and let me know what you think in the comments.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
Peach oatmeal bake

Ingredients

2 cups Oats

3 Peaches diced into bite sized pieces

1/2 cup Almond Milk

2 Over ripe bananas

1 tsp Vanilla

Cinnamon

Directions

1Pre-Heat oven to 400 degrees In a medium bowl place oats, almond milk, cinnamon, and bananas mash together

2Add in peaches and place in glass bake wear that has been sprayed

3Bake for 12-15 minutes then cut and serve with honey 🙂

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Fennel & Parsley Lentils with Lemon & Garlic

Fennel & Parsley Lentils with Lemon & Garlic
Fennel & Parsley Lentils with Lemon & Garlic

Fennel & Parsley Lentils with Lemon & Garlic

  

April 3, 2017

Lentils have become a newer staple in my diet I had not really eaten them much unless they were in veggie burgers but I was craving a light but flavorful dish the other day and came up with this gem. This recipe is so fresh, delicious, and easy you can get this meal done in under 30 minutes. Fennel is one of my favorite flavors I love the smell of it in this dish with the lemon, garlic, and parsley it is phenomenal! So if you want something delicious yet simple make this lentil dish and let me know what you think in the comments.

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: 3 Servings
Fennel & Parsley Lentils with Lemon & Garlic

Ingredients

1 Uncooked Lentils (Makes 3 Cups Cooked)

2 cups Vegetable Broth

2 tbsp Italian Parsley Chopped

2 tbsp Fennel Seeds

1/4 cup Fresh Lemon Juice

4 tbsp Olive Oil

4 tbsp Roasted Garlic

Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions

1Cook Lentils according to package

2Once cooked in your pot add lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, fennel seeds, salt & pepper mix together and cook until fennel seeds start to become fragrant

3Toss in parsley last minute and serve immediately

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Asparagus & Mushroom Frittata

Asparagus & mushroom fritata
Asparagus & mushroom fritata

Asparagus & Mushroom Frittata

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March 27, 2017

I am really into good good breakfasts lately like extra good.  So I had some asparagus and mushrooms and this really amazing vegan coconut herb cheese I got from Whole Foods (not sponsored). I thought it would go great with eggs so this frittata was born. Frittata's are super easy I have made many different ones but noticed I never put a recipe up, so here we go.  You can make this the night before and have it for breakfast .. or lunch or dinner really anything, It makes for a great meal no matter what. You can do any variation of vegetables in this so it is very versatile yet easy and tasty. So get up and make this so you can have it for breakfast tomorrow or dinner tonight 🙂 .

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
Asparagus & mushroom fritata

Ingredients

6 Eggs

1/4 cup unsweetened plain almond milk

Sautee

2 Potatoes

1/2 Medium onion diced

1 1/4 cups of Asparagus sliced into bite sized pieces

1 1/4 cups Mushrooms sliced

1 Vegan coconut herb cheese ( I used Chao)

Salt & Pepper to taste

1 tbsp Garlic minced

2 tbsp Basil

Directions

1In a large skillet or cast iron skillet sautee potatoes and veggies be sure to season with some salt and pepper.

2In a small bowl mix 6 eggs and almond milk season with salt, pepper, herbs, garlic.

3Once potatoes are just about cooked pour egg over veggies and add cheeze on top. Let the sides firm up a bit and stick in oven for 8-10 minutes.

4Once cooked let cook for a few minutes then serve & enjoy 🙂

Optional: Add a balsamic vinegar drizzle

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