Jicama Cauliflower Mash

This whole dinner was a complete and happy accident. The short ribs came together beautifully with some odds and ends in the fridge and jicama and cauliflower mash will forever be on the menu. I had never tried using jicama in place of potatoes, but it works.  Makes 1 cup WHAT YOU NEED 2 cups…

Chocolate Avocado Mousse Fruit Tart

My brother, sister in law and niece were coming over for dinner and I wanted to make a dessert that would be a crowd pleaser and had no refined sugar. Enter this beautiful marriage of my chocolate avocado mousse with this gluten free crust, courtesy of @bakerita. This is my go to crust recipe. It’s…

Eye Health

Eating a diet rich in dark leafy greens, blueberries, vitamin A (carrots, cantaloupe, sweet potatoes, peppers, mangos), beans, sunflower seeds, avocados & a myriad of other things which are high in vitamins C / E

Yeast

I always bring the fun topics to the table right? My cinnamon rolls were often requested. In fact, a friend from work asked me to make them if he quit or got fired. He quit. I made good on that promise. But my cinnamon rolls were gluten festival, & as the proud owner of celiac,…

Tempeh- Tem-PAY not Tem-PE

Tempeh – Tem-PAY not Tem-PE Have you tried it?  It’s okay if you’ve been saying it wrong. Most people do. Kinda like my name, which gets mispronounced a lot. Almost no one gets it right on the first try.  BTW, it’s like Shawna, not Shayna, which has made it seriously confusing. Anyway, back to tempeh.  …

Rice (with Recipe for Mongolian Jackfruit over Rice)

Rice Do you eat rice on the regular?  I know, it’s a carb black sheep. Feared and shunned, no one wants to eat it even though it is the most widely grown and consumed staple in the world. There are so many varieties of this gluten free grain.  What if I told you that in…

Ethiopian Food

Ethiopian Food Have you ever tried it? Let’s just say, it’s absolutely one of my favorites. It fills me with such joy because there is so much to eat, which is a favorite past time. Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or carnivore, there’s plenty to eat and plenty to share. It’s fun, communal and you eat…

Cacao Chia Pudding with Strawberries and Cacao Nibs

Cacao Chia Pudding with Strawberries and Cacao Nibs I made dessert for breakfast again, so clearly I’m over here living my best life and ending the week of C on a high note. This was the perfect treat after a kick ass yoga class this am. Cacao – has many nutritional properties, long story short,…

Noodles, Nut Butter and Nappa Cabbage

Noodles, Nut butter and Nappa Cabbage “Send noods smothered in nut butter.” Swipe right! . While typically that may sound like it’s NSFW, this dish is perfect to make a little extra so you can bring leftovers to work for a nooner, or you may call it “lunch”. Whatever term you use, not only is…