Sweet & Smoky Butternut Squash Soup

Let the fall recipes commence! This one hits all the notes – sweet, spicy, smokey, savory – and is apparently a fan of alliteration as well. What you’ll need: 1lb fresh butternut squash, chopped 3 large carrots, chopped 2 russet potatoes, chopped 3 large shallots or 1 medium onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, peeled and…

I’ve got some explaining to do…

My last post was a really ironic way of taking an unexpected hiatus from this thing. Self-love… it’s so damn important. If you can’t love and take care of yourself, who will? If you don’t look in the mirror and possess the ability to measure and recognize your self-worth, who could possibly equip you with…

7 Acts of Self-Love

This is going to be a little different compared to my usual food posts… but I think it’s a necessary one. For months now, I have felt like I’ve been in a “rut”. This rut has been so deep that, at times, I couldn’t really even see a way to climb out of it. Within…

All-purpose Seasoning Blend

If you notice¬†anything consistent within most of my recipes, I use a lot of the same spices as sort of a “base blend” and work other flavor components into that specific mix to cater to each individual recipe I create. For pretty much as long as I’ve been cooking, I’ve found myself reaching for the…

Cavatelli with Vegetarian Sausage & a Crushed Tomato Garlic Sauce

The most demanding semester of my grad school voyage so far is finally over. Just in time for summer classes to start next week. Cool. Great. I’m doing fine, really. I’m FINE. Anyway, what better way to deal with stress other than with CARBS? That was a trick question; there is no better way. So,…

Protein-Packed Overnight Oats

Yesterday was a particularly motivating day. Might’ve been because I was off from work, but regardless of the reason, I took full advantage of it. I had a great upper body workout, ate really well all day, cleaned up my apartment… just an overall very productive day. Before I went to bed, I whipped up…

Current Favorite Juice Recipe

I’m a big advocate for juicing, but I don’t condone this method to be the only way you take in fruits and vegetables. This is mainly because you lose a lot of the fiber and other nutrients in the juicing process. I do, however, like the fact that you can take in a lot of…

Spicy Vegan CrockPot Chili

I don’t have an excuse/reason for not posting in so long. Life just happens, man. But here I am, with a delicious recipe for you to try out – perfect for these chili (ha, get it?) winter months! Not only is this chili warm and comforting, it’s also full of hearty ingredients that will fill…

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Garbanzo beans (or chickpeas) are probably my favorite type of bean because of how versatile they are. Throw them in a salad raw, blend them up for a tasty dip, add them to soups for some extra protein, or roast them and turn them into a crunchy¬†snack. Whip these up for something healthy, quick, and…

Guac Over Everything

In a previous post I expressed how much I love avocados. So, naturally, guacamole is one of my favorite dips. This is just a basic guac recipe. Sometimes I’ll add tasty additions to it like black beans and corn, roasted tomatoes, etc. Get creative! What you’ll need: 4 avocados, mashed 1 lime, juiced 2 garlic…

It’s Sweet Potato Thyme!

I couldn’t think of a clever name for these sweet potato fries, so I resorted to what I do best – word play. I hope I got the point across. Here’s how to make them: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit Gather the following: 2 sweet potatoes, sliced 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tbsp…

Lemon-Ginger Green Smoothie

Green smoothies are all the rage right now. Why? Because drinking your greens through a pretty straw is waaaay more fun than eating them. All joking aside, green smoothies are an excellent way to get your greens in – green foods harbor tons of vitamins and antioxidants that are extremely beneficial for our bodies. Green…