Everything Pretzel Bagel Hamantaschen

Have you jumped aboard the savory hamantaschen bandwagon yet? For those who don’t know, hamantaschen (called Oznei’ Haman in Hebrew) is a traditional Jewish food eaten on Passover to commemorate the Jewish people overcoming the villain Haman, who tried to exterminate the Jewish people in Persia. Hamantaschen are normally sweet triangle shaped cookies, but I…

Chocolate Dipped Frozen Banana Bites

The perfect snack and/or dessert to have in your freezer when you are craving something sweet! I’m not normally a huge fan of healthy substitutes for desserts, especially when it comes to ice cream. Frozen bananas are the exception though! I actually like banana nice cream better than banana flavored ice cream! Plus, this dessert…

How to make black beans from scratch

Black beans are an amazing addition to any latin recipe, and are one of my favorite vegan/vegetarian protein sources. Cooking a homemade version makes you appreciate how much time goes into this staple food in latin cuisine. Plus, it’s healthier when it is made it home because your black beans will have less sodium and…

Banana Flambé Chia Seed Pudding

This chia seed pudding is B-A-N-A-N-A-S I found my new favorite health dessert in this Banana Flambé chia seed pudding (ate it for breakfast today though because life is short! And it’s healthy 😛 ) Here are the deets: Chia pudding Frozen blueberries caramelized bananas Drizzle of maple syrup Add layers and enjoy!

Healthy Mashed Potato

Did you know that potatoes are actually good for you? When I think of healthy food, potatoes definitely don’t come to mind. Recently, I volunteered with Wellness in the Schools, a nonprofit organization that “teaches kids healthy habits to learn and live better”. I volunteered with a cooking lab at a school at Miami Dade,…

Black Bean Dip with Beet Crackers

“Beans beans good for your heart the more you eat the more you fart…” Anyone else used to sing this rhyme in elementary school? Likely because of this rhyme, I’ve always associated beans with causing gas, and was afraid to eat too many of them for this reason. As a vegetarian this was problematic, as…

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

This chia seed pudding recipe is vegan and paleo-friendly. Makes for a delicious breakfast, dessert or snack. If you don’t like bananas or don’t have access to almond or coconut milk you can check out this Chocolate Chia Pudding recipe. You can also make a pumpkin version using this recipe from AgainstAllGrain.com, which I based the…

Hummus with Roasted Eggplant

Combining two of my favorites, roasted eggplant and homemade hummus for this Hummus with Roasted Eggplant recipe. This dip is very versatile and can be served as a dip with veggie sticks and pita chips, or in a sandwich. This recipe makes two small bowls of hummus. Check it out below: Ingredients: 1 sliced eggplant…

Pumpkin Pie Dip

  ‘Tis the season for pumpkin pie dip! This holiday season is full of pumpkin pie flavored drinks, desserts, and breads. Why not add a dip to the mix? This dip is so easy to make and will be sure to impress your loved ones (or to enjoy on your own :P) I served this…

Healthy Apple Crumble

Wow your friends and family with a fall treat that has no added sugars and is gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free. Recipe credits to NutriLuli, I only slightly adjusted her recipe, which you can find below. Ingredients: 4 gala apples 3/4 cup of almond flour 3/4 cup of coconut flour 2 packets of stevia 1/4 tsp of…