Evolution Power Yoga 40 Days

Cuban Black Bean Soup.

Perfect recipe on a snowy, cold day.  This recipe is healthy, perfect for Meatless Mondays or if you’re a vegetarian or vegan like me.  This soup packs a great punch of vitamins and protein thanks to the veggies and black beans.  I like to serve this with a hearty cracker, tortilla chips or crusty bread … Continue Reading »

Healthy Protein Blondies.

As I’ve shared in past posts, my family is doing a 40 days to a revolution (mind/body/yoga/mediation/diet) program by Baron Baptiste.  It makes you pause and really examine what’s going on inside your life and  thoughts, what you’re eating and reactions to being present in your life.  I don’t know about you but all areas I … Continue Reading »

Slow Cooker Ribollita (Italian vegetable soup).

I grew up eating a very similar soup from my grandmother and aunt.  It was known as a peasant Italian soup.  Very inexpensive to make and uses up a lot of veggies that you have on hand.  Perfect!  My family is starting to show signs of colds and stuffy heads and I thought it was … Continue Reading »

Flourless Peanut Butter Protein Muffins.

It’s the new year and many people have made resolutions to eat healthier.  Have you?  I started removing a lot of flour/sugar and processed foods from my diet last year.  As a result I feel so much better, dropped 32 lbs and feel like my body operates more efficiently.  This year my family and I … Continue Reading »

Jalapeño Green Monster Smoothie.

I’m the girl that gravitates towards anything spicy.  I had a drink a few years ago at The Standard hotel in the Meatpacking District in NYC that revolutionized my thinking of the jalapeño.  I’ll admit, they are my weakness.  If you aren’t a fan of heat – trust me, pass this recipe by and look … Continue Reading »

Easiest Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Chili.

  My husband made this dish on Saturday prior to our swim meet.  We recently got a new slow cooker that allows you to sauté in the insert and it makes life so much easier.  This recipe came about from what we had on hand and whipped up in under ten minutes before we were … Continue Reading »

Slow cooker tomato basil soup.

  I attended a soup party last week and wanted to make a vegetarian option that I could eat but that others would enjoy too.  Tomato soup is just one of the favorite comfort foods that I always go to.  It was a hit with my friends.  This is a great weeknight soup to make … Continue Reading »

Winter Fruit Salsa.

  I made this wonderful winter salsa for a  soup party I attended (side dish).  I admit, I ate all of the leftovers myself the next day.  It is so refreshing and delicious.  Clean eating and no guilt involved.  Would also be fun with green apples in lieu of pears!  This recipe is perfect made … Continue Reading »

Coconut Milk and Chickpea Stew.

  Last Wednesday, before Thanksgiving, our family went out to dinner to celebrate my mother-in-law’s birthday.  We went to my favorite local hot spot that has some really clean, vegan dishes and I had the most amazing soup.  It was the inspiration for this stew.  I’ve been tweaking and fine-tuning hoping to even come close … Continue Reading »

Black Rice Salad with Pineapple and Cilantro.

I was meandering through the organic, gluten free section of my grocery store yesterday and stumbled up on this little treasure.  Black rice.  Hmmm… looks interesting enough.  Gluten free.  Good nutritional profile. I was sold!  Plus I thought my family would be intrigued as well and they were.  Especially when they all tried identifying what … Continue Reading »