Vegan Chocolate Fudge

10 minutes to prep / 1 hour to set Ingredients: 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil 1/4 cup cashew butter (or any nut 1/2 cup raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder) 1/2 cup agave (or maple syrup or other liquid sweetener) 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract (or almond, or peppermint (my favorite)) pinch fine grain sea…

Blueberry Hazelnut Protein Muffins

8 muffins / 20 minutes to prep / 20 minutes to cook Ingredients: 1/3 cup quinoa 2/3 cup almond milk 2 dashes cinnamon 1 tablespoon coconut mana 2 eggs 2 tablespoons coconut oil 2 tablespoons agave 1 pinch salt 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 cup Quest plain protein powder 1 banana 1/2 cup frozen blueberries…

Protein Bagels

It’s Sunday. What does that mean? Baking adventure!  I cooked so much today.  I felt compelled in my soul to just whip one thing up and then the next and then the next!  We had these protein bagels, then for a snack protein banana sorbet, and for lunch there was hearty vegetable soup with lentil…

Hearty Vegetable Soup

This week the Fall weather kicked in and it’s been lovely.  Well, except for the fact that last Wednesday I sprained my ankle.  I’m feel better now, it’s wrapped up and I’ve been following the RICE rule like my momma taught me growing up.  On Saturday I was feeling the Autumn spirit, I had an…

Grounding Hot Chocolate

I’m seriously craving chocolate right now.  Well to be fair, I’m usually craving chocolate, so it’s nothing new.  This past week I switched out my regular Hershey’s cocoa powder for raw cacao powder, and I’ve felt less guilty about indulging in some major chocolate fixes.  You can read more about the benefits of switching to…

Maca Cherry Berry Raw Cacao Smoothie

After a few days of cabin fever, we’ve settled back into the normal routine here in the DMV.  It’s February, a week after the blizzard, and the snow is almost completely melted.  The sun was shining today, and my package filled with Terrasoul Superfood goodies arrived in the mail!   I did a lot of…

Vegan Carrot Cake Smoothie

Happy Blizzard 2016 from the DC metro area!  It’s snowing at a rate of 2-3 inches of snow PER HOUR…and it hasn’t stopped since yesterday (Friday) at 1pm.  We’re all bundled up inside our apartment enjoying the down time and excuse to be homebodies. Last night we set up the hookah in our living room…

Calico Brownies

Fair warning: these aren’t your average brownies.  They are more dark chocolate, than sweet.  But their texture is lovely and the ingredients are simply way healthier than a normal brownie recipe.  No sugar at all.  Flourless and without butter or oil.  Perfectly gluten free.  Not a single egg used. I’m calling these my Calico Bownies…

Quinoa and Black Beans

Rice and beans would be in our fridge ready to go for burritos every night if Keith did all our cooking.  It’s his favorite go-to dinner.  But I’m trying to slim down and eating copious amounts of rice won’t help my efforts.  We’re trying to incorporate a larger variety of fresh foods and vegetables into…