This is the perfect post gym vegan recipe that'll leave you full and satisfied! I promise. Recently I discovered Bob's Red Mill's grits and I'm kinda obsessed. It is made with coarsely ground bits of white corn, is healthy and super easy to cook. What I love about it is that it's something cool and different for consuming and enjoying carbs. I noticed grits were popular when I was in Nashville in October and I've been meaning to put together my own recipe using grits since then! Grits are super versatile, vegan, and there are so many unique ways you can use them. You can eat them on their own, make polenta cakes, polenta chips, casseroles, and I've seen people use them to make mini pancakes that act like tacos! Uhmm... yum!
Who doesn't love a good juice? If you're like me, you get sick of drinking water all the time, and it's nice to have a mix of different beverages in your life, especially ones that are healthy, vegan, and add some flavour and excitement to your diet. Juices are a great to have in your fridge for a boost of vitamins and healthy plant-based goodness, and did you know you can make juices without having a juicer?
If there is one thing I've learned from my boyfriend Andrew is that he LOVES his chips with curry sauce. This combo is super common in England (where he is from) but is so damn good that I feel like we need to bring this tradition over into other parts of the world because we're seriously missing out! The key to the perfect chip (or fry or wedge.. we all call it something different) is that it's crispy on the outside but fluffy on the inside and I find this recipe to master that just perfectly so you can get the best damn chips with vegan curry sauce you'll be able to make at home. I mean, we can't always fly to England for chips right?
So I've always had a mega obsession with hummus and other easy-to-make vegan dips that are perfect for snacking. They're usually really simple to make, healthy, and perfect when you're a busy bee like me and just want a quick snack. Also, they can be super great to bring to or have at a party. Who doesn't look a good platter of vegetables, crackers, dips and all that fun stuff? This red lentil hummus dip is one of my favs and is 110% plant-based. It only takes a few ingredients to make, and you'll have it whipped up in ten minutes or less! The best part that makes it better than regular hummus? The magical addition of red lentils. Yum!
I'm super pumped about this new product I've been using which means I was eager to share it with you. Vital Proteins' Beauty Boost is the latest vegan supplement I've added to my daily routine, it's rich in Biotin (500% of your daily value) and Vitamin C (300% of your daily value) and it helps boost your body's natural production of collagen. On top of that, it boosts your B6 and Selnium which helps with your hair, skin and nails, plus did I say it's Vegan?!
On my recent trip to London, England, I took a little side trip to Barcelona, Spain to visit my sister. I absolutely love Spain. The culture is so vibrant, the food is amazing and who can resist the beautiful Spanish language? While I was in Barca I ate at some fantastic vegan friendly restaurants like Flax and Kale (30 second walk from the below hotel), Brunch and Cake By The Sea, and The Green Spot. I also stayed at the incredible Yurbann Passage which was a gorgeous hotel with an incredible view (check out my photos) and it's where I had the best breakfast of the whole trip. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/Bcegu2RBGOF/?taken-by=yurbban[/embed]
Guys, I'm kind of obsessed with carob powder lately if you haven't noticed (check out my coconut carob balls recipe here). This ingredient is a truly magical plant-based ingredient. It's a fantastic alternative to chocolate and is loaded with health benefits. Carob comes from ancient Greeks who were the first to grow carob trees. Today however, you'll find these trees all over the world. What's unique about this tree is that it actually has a sex and it takes a male and female tree to produce the carob pods. A single male tree can pollinate up to 20 female trees (he sure gets around.. haha). After pollinated, it takes 6-7 years for the tree to produce pods.
When the cool fall weather starts to approach, and the days get shorter, there’s nothing better than curling up in some fuzzy socks after a long day with a big plate of comfort food. Casseroles have literally been around since the 20s and have been known as the one-dish meal that you can cram a whole whack of goodness into (without spending the whole night in the kitchen). This recipe is one of my favourites for the fall and winter because it seriously warms my soul. The best part is that it’s super simple to make and you’ll have leftovers for lunch or dinner the next day! It’s the meal that keeps on giving.
SBR Do we really need an excuse to treat our other half (lets be real, I mean ourselves)? Ok, good, I am glad we all agree that Valentines Day is not the only day that we should be smothering our bests, family, and loved ones with kisses, hugs and plant based Cheese Cake! Although I do not have a huge sweet tooth I am still so all over this amazingly simply Cherry Strawberry Cheese Cake! It is so simple to make, easy to follow and make without added sugars! Super healthy for you as is it filled with plant-based proteins, healthy fast and yummy naturally sweetened fruits!
GP Confession Friday.  Thats a thing right?  Well I hope so because I am confessing that I love Greek Style Potatoes and that they make my life a better and more happy place.  Seriously, these Greek Style Potatoes are so crispy and crunchy on the outside while staying so steamy hot and soft on the inside.  Certainly mine and Andrews favourite go-to-snack and can be made in such large quantities to please a whole family for your next feast! Truly nothing better than using a natural, organic ingredient to create a plant based, healthy and nutrient filled dish.