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.
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!
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.
How could you not like a vegetable that taste and resemble pasta? I know what you're thinking, you can't. I agree. There is really something to be said about getting in your carbs whilst eating such a beautiful and versatile vegetable. I mean how cool is it that I am using this gluten free veg as a bowl and adding loads of goodness to it to create a healthy, plant based and fast meal?
As you all know I am pretty into the fitness and health scene so you would expect Pizza to be the last thing I blog about or even create, right? Well you are right, to a certain extent. Ya, it is just pizza, a sauce and toppings but what you forget is how important CARBS are to me (they should be important to you too). I used to fear carbs more than life itself but now I have come to learn that a little treat, a lot of carb and laughter can really be good for the soul - not to mention my booty and muscle gains.
You can balance your life with all the organic, natural, raw and plant foods you can but sometimes vegan recipes can be inspired by the not so healthy pizza recipes in the world.
This is my first time trying a plant-based meat ball and damn did it taste good! It was inspired entirely by my friend, Haley, from www.brewinghappiness.com, who made Mushroom, Onion and Thyme Meatballs stuffed in Spaghetti Squash! Genius, right?
They take 20 minutes to prepare (when you start with mashed mashed potatoes), and require only one large bowl, and high speed blender!
As you may know I have made a Curry before (Sweet + Spicy Lentil Curry) but there was something really special about this 35 minute Curry. It was my favourite! Packed full with plant-based protein, nutrients and spices to help sweat out the holidays!
Not to mention that you can make it all in one pan, and one pot! Little mess for a lot of bold flavours that we all know and love.
Eating healthily, feeling well and staying energized over the holidays will no longer be difficult! Use these five tips to help you eat better, create beautiful platters and make more health conscious holiday choices!
First, lets get some facts out in the open. I know all you are going to eat poorly, consume more sugar and ingest 'just a tad' more alcohol than you normally would. That is ok, that makes you human. I will be the first to tell you I might do the same, even if that means drinking for the 5th time in 2016 or having a cookie with refined sugar that I normally would not. So, remember, how we choose to be balanced is up to us. So if you are anything like me and eat really well all the time then this post is going to speak to you least because you already know what it is like to eat shit food one in awhile then pay for it the next day....
Hey everyone!!! I have an announcement, an overdue celebration for FoodByMaria actually! Her Breakfast Pizza was featured in Impact Magazine Canada! When we received word FoodbyMaria would be featured in her first magazine we nearly fainted *tears of joy really*.
To make the featured Breakfast Pizza Recipe click here!
It is The Detox Soup you all need! I will be the first to tell you the colour is not impressively beautiful, but the taste is, and the benefits are well worth it. The soup embodies everything you need in a day for greens, and health foods. Balanced with healthy fats, detoxifying greens, and richness from the peas and coconut milk.
The Detox Soup is plant based, sugar + dairy free, as well as Andrew approved. We both lead very busy lives so sometimes it is hard to make sure we get our 10-15 servings of vegetables in a day but this soup surely proved us wrong. If you ever feel like you need a healthy, cleansing soup then you should absolutely try this one!