Vanilla

  Think vanilla is basic?  Called someone vanilla because you think they have no flavor?  Vanilla often plays second fiddle to chocolate and I have and after looking into vanilla, this little pod is rather complex.   Vanilla is a flavor that comes from the only fruit bearing orchid that exists and literally translated from…

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.  …

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…

Wasabi “Tuna” Salad

Spicy Wasabi “Tuna” Salad over Arugula and Radish Greens (and other veggies) #newobsession RECIPE 🐟1 package @goodcatchfoods, Naked in Water Fish-Free Tuna 🐟2 green onions, sliced thinly (I like on the bias, but that’s just an aesthetic thing) 🐟1/4 jalapeno, small dice 🐟1 tsp wasabi (mix with water to form a thin paste) 🐟2 tsp toasted sesame…

Vitamin D

Vitamin D I forgot my vitamin D on my last minute road trip, so I procured some. Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin, which means it’s absorbed with fat and stored in the body’s fatty tissue. It helps the body regulate the absorbtion of calcium and phosphorous, which helps the bones and teeth. It…

Dates

Dates, not the prettiest fruit, but really good for you and your insides. There are many varieties of dates. Those that are most prevalent are deglet and medjool. I also regularly consume jujubes, which are an Asian variety and help build the blood. Dates have a number of uses. They are regarded a good natural…

Italian Food

Italian Food I love Italian food. The fresh ingredients, the simple preparation, the gnocchi, pizza and pasta. So it was a bit of a dream crusher when I was told I could no longer eat gluten. In any form. What was I going to do? . Luckily Italian food isn’t all pizza and pasta. There…

Dark Leafy Greens

Dark leafy greens Gomae is a traditional Japanese dish made with chilled spinach and a sesame sauce. It’s one of my absolute favorites. I was craving it and decided to make it. I’m not Japanese nor traditional, so I used kale. Oh and black sesame seeds instead of white. And I added some hemp seeds…

Guacamole!

Raise your hand if you love guacamole!🤚🏼🤚🏼🤚🏼 There is no right way to make it or eat it. Whether you make it at home, have it prepared table side in a restaurant or pile it high a top artisanal toast, there is no question that whichever way you consume avocado, it’s really good for you….