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California Summer Salad Bowl with Tahini Lemon Dressing — The Sea Salt

In Uncategorized on August 25, 2017 at 2:19 pm

I imagine that if you follow my site at all you might be confused about what “category” I belong in. Is it a vegan food blog? Is it a vegetarian food blog? Why are there recipes for meat!? Let’s talk about it. I consider myself to be a flexitarian. It’s not a made up word…

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Healthy Chocolate Fruit and Nut Clusters — food to glow

In Uncategorized on August 25, 2017 at 2:17 pm

Four-ingredient chocolate, fruit and nut clusters are an easy, no-bake recipe for healthy, guilt-free snacking. Perfect with a cup of tea and in lunch boxes. These may not be the prettiest things you’ll see on the Internet today, but by goodness, they might be the tastiest. These little three-bite clusters, crammed with heart-healthy nuts and […]

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Three Leafy Green Pesto —

In Uncategorized on August 25, 2017 at 2:16 pm

My Three Leafy Green Pesto recipe is something that you can easily throw together yourself in less than ten minutes from start to finish! It is also bursting with nutrients, meaning you can use it as your delicious go-to dip on those days when you feel you need an extra burst of goodness! Personally, I…

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What are your Kids Eating for Breakfast?

In Uncategorized on August 23, 2017 at 3:31 pm

Making breakfasts for little ones can get soooooo repetitive, so quickly. I can only imagine how that will feel in a few years! Full disclosure: while I certainly put thought into the meal planning portion of breakfasts, the execution is all Richie on weekday mornings. I’ve definitely been “learning as you go” when it comes […]

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Boost your weight loss!

In Uncategorized on August 23, 2017 at 3:22 pm

I need all the help I can get in this weight loss challenge. Since weight loss is one of the biggest challenges for women, I thought sharing this information could only be helpful. I right now use apple cider vinegar, lemon and warm water to assist me. After reading the post, share your tip on weight loss.

Mistress of spice and everything nice

There are huge number of weight loss recipes out there and it can be really disappointing for someone who has been trying to lose weight following these recipes religiously with no results.

I won’t lie saying that this drink has worked like magic and I lost a lot of kilos by just drinking this. So what has been working for me? To be honest…. I love eating! I am a total foodie!  But… I watch what I eat and how much I eat and I make it a point to exercise. Staying active is very important.. only diet will not give you a healthy fit body. You really need to work for it.

Boost your weight loss with this drink   – Lets look at the ingredients and how they work on your body

Cinnamon – A properly working digestive system is essential for weight management, and cinnamon is a natural…

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A Healthy Version of Something Dirty

In comfort food, Entrees, Uncategorized on August 4, 2017 at 12:54 am

Pearly-pink salmon kept juicy with a coating of creole spices and olive oil, cooked over vegetable-filled “dirty” brown rice. A healthy, family-friendly and surprisingly quick and easy recipe for a midweek dinner. Leftovers are great cold in a wrap – lettuce or grain. I’ve only been to New Orleans once. A long, long time ago – […]

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A New Stir Fry Recipe

In Uncategorized on August 4, 2017 at 12:47 am

I wish I were great at something. I mean, I’m decent at, like, everything, but I’m not really great at anything. I’ve dabbled in a lot of activities, but I don’t know if I’ve ever found my *thing*. I’m not very good at singing, I kind of do that throaty thing you’re not supposed to do. […]

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Gluten-free Makes a Difference

In Diet, Editorial, Uncategorized on August 16, 2016 at 8:34 pm

IMG_20160803_1140453I took a break to fix my diet, to better my health, to figure out my relationship with food.  I’m glad to say that I have been feeling better than usual and I think it is because of my diet. I use to ask my rheumatologist  about diet and Lupus and he would say “there is no scientific proof that it will make a change in how I feel.” All the proof I need is how I feel.

Prior to changing my diet, I felt sluggish and absent minded.  I also lived my life as if were Russian roulette, never knowing how I would feel when I wake up.  Can’t say that everyday is not a gamble but I live with the game in my favor.  It doesn’t mean I’m not sick because I have bad days but I don’t feel as defeated as I use to.  For the first time I was able to take a vacation without thinking I will be sick for most of the vacation.  Did I get, sick? Yes but I was able to turn it around in less time and I do believe it is because of my diet.

I don’t eat or at least try not to eat gluten and soy foods which include bread, cereal, cookies, cake and pasta.  I have been able to find some great substitutes for my cravings and other things I have had to just forget about.  What is the biggest challenge?  Eating on the go, is next to impossible.  No burgers (not even vegetarian), sandwiches or pizza for me and they were my usual go to foods.  Now my go to is sushi and boy do I love sushi!  My favorite is spicy tuna rolls from this one restaurant close to me.  In a thousand years, I never thought I would eat raw fish but there were more bonuses than there were cons.  It is affordable, convenient to eat on the road, healthy and most of all yummy; don’t knock it till you’ve tried it!

So you think that I would be the healthiest eater due to my new diet.  Not so much. I don’t eat as much junk food or fast food due to the limitations and it has helped me to finally lose over 10 pounds.  Unfortunately I skip meals because what I’ve cooked for my family is not something I can eat. I know some of you may be looking down on me because I am not making the whole family eat what I eat but that’s not fair.  I find the easiest way to adjust to this change is to experiment with Paleo recipes but that can be tricky too;  I’ll explain that in post to come. Vegetables should have increased, but my love affair with them is u and down.  I know I can’t be alone; please let me know of the challenges you have faced being gluten-free.

 

 

More Adventures in Egg-free Meringue

In Uncategorized on May 4, 2016 at 7:09 pm

In my search for a healthy alternative, I came across this little trick. I can’t believe that chic peas can make marshmallows and meringues. I’m gonna to try this on my vegan and gluten free cupcakes. Have any of you tried this?

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Have you heard of chickpea meringue? If you haven’t, where have you been? Well, probably anywhere but the vegan online forums where chickpea meringue has taken over the world in 2015! It hasn’t really hit the allergy community yet, but it’s BIG in the vegan one.

The world of egg-free meringue has changed forever thanks to Joel Roessell of Revolution Vegetale who I believe is the true originator. The idea seems crazy, and perhaps a little bit… gross even, but it works a treat. His idea is using the discarded water (brine) from a tin of beans or chickpeas to be whipped up into an egg white substitute. Then Goose Wohlt, who can be found at www.aquafaba.com brought the concept to the masses (by which I mean the online vegan community). If you are tempted to try, and I urge you to, do think of posting your recipes on the Facebook page Vegan Meringues:…

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Classic Poutine

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2015 at 3:25 am

So I have been to Canada a few times in my life and I have never had Poutine but it sounds good. It is like disco fries, another dish that I have never had, on drugs because it has cheese ( Yeah I know I’m from Jersey). Everything is better with cheese which is why I don’t think I will ever become a vegan. God would have to make me lactose intolerant for me to become vegan, so my hat is off to those who volunteer to live that life. I think I will make this dish the next time I go to Redbox and get some chic flix. Viva la Canada!

straight up veg

Okay, so I just have to say that while I’m calling this a “classic poutine”, I should point out that it is just probably as classic a poutine that a vegetarian can make. The traditional recipe, of course, calls for a meat based gravy, but doing that would defeat the purpose of my blog. My recipe still contains a rich, delicious vegetable broth gravy, double cooked crispy fries and quintessential cheese curds.

Feel free to listen to my country’s anthem as you prepare this amazingly delicious dish (aka the best late night food ever).

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Recipe makes approx. 2 servings (1.5 potatoes per person) 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 quart frying oil
  • 3 russet potatoes (peeling optional)
  • Salt
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp finely minced yellow onion
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 2-3 cups vegetable broth (I used my Mushroom-Vegetable Broth)
  • 2 tbsp…

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