Black Bean Enchilada Casserole

Black Bean and Cheese Enchiladas

Black Bean Enchilada Casserole This black bean enchilada casserole is helping me lean a little more plant-based. Many of you know that I did a genetic test a few years ago showing my metabolism may benefit if I “lean more plant-based”. So, for the last 3 years I have worked to incorporate more meatless meals into my diet. I actually love eating this way! Don’t get me wrong, every once and a while I LOVE a good cheeseburger…BUT, I want to continue sharing with you some of these recipes that…

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Meal Planning 101

Meal Planning 101 Have you wished someone would just create a meal plan for you, shop for you and cook for you? I have! I have had so many people ask me lately, “Do you have a “meal plan” I can follow? The answer to this question is, “yes, I do have meal plans available through Living Plate.” There are many options including a 5 day Anti-inflammatory Meal Plan, a Diabetes Meal Plan, a 28 Day Refresh Plan, and a Plant Based Meal Plan and More! Don’t get me wrong,…

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Easy Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

Easy Caprese Salad This caprese salad is so easy and delicious!  I love making different kinds of salads in the summer using the fresh vegetables right out of my garden.  There is nothing like the fresh taste of home grown tomatoes and basil. This salad is full of flavor and is a good sources of protein when using fresh mozzarella cheese.  My mozzarella this month came from this cheese maker, and was absolutely amazing! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 Small chopped tomatoes, or about 40 cherry or snacking tomatoes, quartered…

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Sweet Potato Falafel Salad with Crispy Chickpeas

Sweet Potato Falafel Salad with Crispy Chickpeas This recipe has a few pieces to it, but don’t get overwhelmed.  It is pretty easy, and it is super delicious!  Start to finish plan for 1 hour and 15 minutes.  To make it easier the night of, you can start with making the crispy chickpeas.  You can do this ahead of time also, they keep well in the refrigerator for up to 7 days!  Then make your falafel.  Last, assemble your salads. This salad is vegetarian and gluten-free–now that is hard to do! …

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Sweet Potato Lentil Soup

Sweet Potato Lentil Soup You guys.  Everyone of my friends that has had this seriously can’t stop talking about it!  This Sweet Potato Lentil Soup IS AMAZING!!!  This vegan soup is full of fiber and gets a protein boost from the red lentils.  It is so full of flavor you would never guess it is actually good for you!  This creamy soup is perfect as an appetizer or a main meal.  You can make it on your stove top or in your pressure cooker. Ingredients: 2 Tbsp Olive Oil ½…

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Vegetable Lasagna

Vegetable Lasagna

Delicious Vegetable Lasagna! Wow!  This vegetable lasagna turned out so much better than I could have hoped for!!!  It was amazing! It started with an idea from a recipe in Diabetic Living. I like getting these magazines because often they have fun recipes to try!  The recipe caught my eye since I had a Nutrition Genetic Profile done in a couple of years ago through Nutrigenomix.  The test showed that my body (especially my metabolism and my heart) do better eating less saturated fat (animal fats).  This made me really consider…

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REVIEW: “WHAT THE HEALTH?”

What the Health? Sorting out the TRUE Nutrition Claims If you haven’t watched this documentary, you don’t have to in order to gain some insight from this article.  In fact, it isn’t necessarily a documentary I would recommend.  They do make some interesting and thought provoking points throughout, however, they do it with an underlying sense of extremism, fear mongering, and they do it all with an emotional twist. This is the point of the movie: A vegan diet is the most healthful and least problematic for the environment and…

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