Tostones

Being that I’m half Cuban and spent most of my life eating the delicious delicacies the island has to offer, it’s about time that I post a dish from the enchanted country I’ve yet to lay eyes on.  Platanos are a typical side dish served up either sweet or savory.  This particular dish is made using the green plantain before it goes through the ripening process.

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Mung Bean Hummus

I’ll be honest, I don’t like most store-bought hummus.
They all seem to have the same underlying flavor that I can’t put my finger on. I almost want to say it’s vinegar, but that’s not in the typical recipes I’ve seen. This makes me wonder whether it could be an added preservative. So I started making it myself.

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Black Pepper: A True Superfood

When it comes to adding flavor to meals, black pepper is second to only salt, which is why it’s found on most tables around the world. It’s the most widely used spice, but did you know that black pepper has many more benefits than its flavor? If not, I encourage you to read on to learn why pepper should be added to many of your dishes. 

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Soba Noodle Stir Fry

This one-wok-wonder takes just 15 minutes to make and is so damn delicious. It’s nothing like the boring, strictly soy stir-fries you’re used to. This one packs a punch with pungent and spicy garlic, ginger, paprika, sesame and cayenne. Get creative and enjoy it tonight!
Oh, and don’t miss the “why” behind using soba noodles over regular ones. They’re a powerhouse.

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Seed Cycling to Regulate Hormones

Did you know that suffering from PMS symptoms is a sign that your hormones are out of whack? Imbalances like irregular periods, PMS, PCOS, hypo & hyperthyroidism, breast tenderness, and infertility can be remedied by changing your diet. In truth, what you eat affects your hormones.

Something as simple as eating seeds can fix that.

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Green Curry Shrimp

Here’s a dish you can make on the go. Just be sure to prepare the green curry sauce beforehand. You can keep it in the freezer. This recipe is perfect for days that I don’t get enough healthy greens in my diet and need to pack them in. 

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Keeping Up With Ketosis

The word “keto” is all a buzz in the wellness world. If you’re feeling like you need the 411 on what’s going on you must read on. Learn about the body’s most efficient source of energy and how to incorporate it in your life.

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Chicken Garam Masala

Who doesn't like a little ethnic variety in the kitchen to spice things up? Perhaps some Indian flare with added benefits. Garam masala is a blended mix of 10-30 ground spices used in North Indian cuisine. It packs plenty of health promoting benefits and is known as a “warming” blend in the Ayurvedic sense as it aids in digestion and detox while preventing cancer and more. This chicken garam masala recipe will make your mouth water before biting into it.

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Intermittent Fasting

Fasting has been practiced for thousands of years by many, if not all, religions. But why is it currently in the spotlight as one of the biggest health and fitness trends? Should you consider fasting for health or weight loss? What exactly are the benefits of fasting? 

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Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce, created by the Greeks, is one of my go-to sauces in the summer months as it packs a nutritious punch and there are so many uses for it. I use it as an accompaniment to salmon, chicken and all kinds of veggies. I've even been known to revive leftover quinoa, rice and farro, making them into a mediteranean salad.

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Coconut Green Curry

Sometimes when, I'm really busy, an entire day will go by and it will dawn on me that I didn't get my fix of enough greens. Other times I just crave them. The following coconut green curry recipe was designed to be easily stored and readily available in times when I lacked my greens.  One of the best parts of this veggie overload is that It can be eaten as a soup or a sauce.

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