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Warming Red Lentil Dal

I’ve been feeling cold a lot lately. I’ve transitioned from having my cold smoothies in the morning to making some warm oatmeal. Today I topped my steel cut almond milk oats with walnuts, flax, and banana. Lunch consists of a salad and some type of soup and dinners have consisted of squash, pumpkin or curry (to name a few). I really feel the need to eat warming foods. The past few days I’ve been waking up with a hoarse voice, which makes me think I’m fighting the head cold that everyone in the office has (booo). To help my body operate to it’s fullest I made up a big batch of one of my favorite meals: dal ❤ You will need: 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 large onion 2 medium carrots 2 garlic cloves 1 inch piece of fresh ginger root 3 teaspoons curry powder (I love the simply organic brand) 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional) 1 cup dried red lentils (rinsed, soak while chopping the above ingredients) 1 can coconut milk 1 cup vegetable …

Marinated Stuffed Portobello’s

My favorite food ever: MUSHROOMS. I swear I could eat them with every meal (which I kind of do). Last week Andrew and I both got home from work later than usual and were starving (always). We had 2 huge portobello mushrooms in the fridge and that’s about it. What we thought was going to be a pretty lame meal ended up being pretty darn yummy so I thought I’d share! You will need: 2 portobello mushrooms 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 avocado 2 cloves garlic 1/2 lime cilantro 1 tomato 1 cup orzo 1.Marinate the mushrooms with the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and paprika. Let them sit for as long as you can before cooking (I think I only waited 20 mins). 2.Place mushrooms in a baking pan, gils-side down and pop in a 350 degree oven. Cook for 20 mins, turning them over halfway through. 3.Put a pot of water on the stove and bring to a boil. Meanwhile, prepare the guac. Mash 1 avocado with 2 garlic …

Monday Medley

This is what you make when it’s monday night and you were too busy having the most  glorious lazy Sunday to go grocery shopping for the week. It’s so god damn easy to throw together so you even have time to run out to the store after to finally grocery shop 😉 VEGGIE SESAME STIR-FRY You will need: 2 tablespoons Coconut oil (unrefined) 1 yellow onion 1-2 garlic cloves 1/2 inch ginger root 1 small jalapeño 1 medium head broccoli 6-7 medium sized mushrooms (any variety) 2 large carrots 3/4 cup vegetable broth 2 tablespoons tamari (non-GMO) splash of sesame oil 1 packet soba noodles (9oz) Directions: -Chop onion, garlic, ginger, jalapeño and vegetables of choice. (meanwhile, bring pot of water to a boil for noodles) -Heat coconut oil in large skillet -Cook onions until translucent, throw in garlic and jalapeño, cook 2 mins -Add all other vegetables, cook 4 minutes -Add vegetable broth and cover, 5 minutes (meanwhile, add noodles to boiling water, cook 4 minutes then drain) -Uncover and let it cook until …

Morning Glory

I love me a good smoothie! I wish I had a secret minion that would invade my kitchen while I’m sleeping and make me a fresh one to have every morning. Unfortunately, I don’t have one (yet) so I usually just end up throwing a bunch of greens and fruits into the blender and hope it tastes yummy. This morning I was doing just that and decided to take some pictures. It’s my favorite go-to. You will need the following ingredients (organic if you can): Spinach – 2 handfuls Frozen mango (or fresh) – 2 tablespoons Frozen banana – 1 Lemon – half Coconut water – enough to get the blender going Hemp powder/seeds (or chia seeds) – 1 tablespoon Ginger root – small chunk  Put everything into the blender and let it go for a good minute or so until nice and smooth! This smoothie packs a powerful punch as far as vitamins and minerals go. I don’t eat meat and rarely eat animal products so for me I have to go an extra …