breakfast, kale, recipe, vegan

Greens for Breakfast

Because some recipes need to be visited over and over.

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As much as I love drinking my greens for breakfast, I happen to love waking up and sautéing onions, red bell peppers, garlic and kale for a change. Remember when you eat living food (plants) you will feel ALIVE!

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  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • 3 large stalks of kale, washed and ripped into bite size pieces (discard stalk)
  • salt and pepper to taste

In a medium skillet, heat oil on medium heat. Add onions, red bell pepper, garlic and a pinch of salt. Sauté for 4 minutes, or until onions have softened. Add washed kale and another pinch of salt and ground pepper. (I leave water on the leaves as this helps steam the kale and lets it become soft)
Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and let cook for 5 minutes, or until kale has softened. Check often to make sure the onions are not burning – you can always add a few spoonful’s of water if more moisture is needed.
Serve with rustic toast, top with hot sauce and enjoy!

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XxOo Tasha

recipe, recipe roundup, thanksgiving, vegan

Vegan Thanksgiving via Whole Foods

Every year I love to post amazing vegan Thanksgiving recipes! While I am no longer a vegan, I do promote and enjoy plant based foods as much as possible! And for hose that are looking to bring a healthy but tasty dish to the Thanksgiving table, look no further!

Remember: Healthy does not mean tasteless!

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Need MORE Thanksgiving inspiration? Check out my other Thanksgiving posts here!

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breakfast, granola, recipe, vegan

Apple Pie Granola

I am often asked how I create recipes.
Are you inspired from other recipes? Do you spend hours creating them? Do you go through a ton of trial and error?

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Yes – I am often inspired from others. But what inspires me most are the smells of each season and what is readily available in my pantry!

No – I normally do not spend hours creating them. I am a realist, and I know I don’t have hours to be cooking in the kitchen, nor do my readers.

No – I tend to stay in my safe zone =) I HATE wasting food so I will make sure I know it will turn out great! And luckily most recipes do turn out!

My apple pie granola was inspired by my love for granola and all things apple/cinnamon! I was completely out of granola and saw a huge container of rolled oats in my pantry and thought I would throw a fresh batch in the oven! And the smell… HEAVEN!

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Apple Pie Granola

3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/4 cup flax seeds
1/3 cup chopped chopped almonds
1/2 cup finely chopped apple bits
a pinch of salt

Pre-heat oven to 350.

In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and stir until well combined.

Place on a large cooking sheet that is lined with parchment paper of a silicone mat.

Cook for approx 20 – 25 minutes – stirring every 5 minutes to help cook evenly.

Cool completely before placing in a large glass jar with a lid. Keep in a cool, dry place for up to 2 weeks.

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XxOo Tasha

dinner, lunch, recipe, vegan, vegetarian

Recipe – Vegetable Tempeh Saute

Gooooood morning clean eaters!

So today I have a very tasty recipe that I want to share with you! My Vegetable Tempeh Saute!

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I have partnered up with a massage and wellness clinic called All About Massage and Wellness and I have started to create recipes for their blog! I have featured their clinic in my Partner Tab where you can read all about their practice – they are pretty amazing! They are based out of the Pittsburgh PA area so if you are based in that area or know of anyone in Pittsburgh please be sure to pass them their info.

I have been loving tempeh lately but it took me a while to really figure out how to cook with it. I finally nailed it with this dish! This dish has Plant Power written all over it!

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Tempeh is a fermented soy product (whole soy beans) that has been consumed over in Indonesia and other Asian countries for hundreds if not thousands of years. Since it is fermented it is much easier to digest and has more nutritional value than tofu or other soy products. It has virtually no taste so it is extremely versatile and can be used in many dishes.

The George Mateljan Foundation has labeled tempeh to be one of the world’s healthiest foods. And it’s easy to see why! Tempeh packs a whopping 31 grams of protein for one cup of tempeh making this a plant based protein warrior! It also has high amounts of Riboflavin, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Manganese.

Please check out my recipe here – I certainly hope you try it soon!

XxOo Tasha

benbella books, cookbook, dinner, lunch, recipe, vegan

Artichoke Sunflower Burgers by Plant-Powered Families

Over the next few weeks I will be teaming up with BenBella Books to bring you some of today’s HOTTEST plant based cookbooks and featuring recipes from them, too! You all know that I promote plant based eating and I am always looking to share the best recipes and cookbooks with all of you.

The first cookbook that I am excited to share with you is called Plant Powered Families by Dreena Burton. Dreena blogs over at Plant Powered Kitchen and is ALWAYS sharing her AMAZING vegan recipes. Seriously… they are all simply amazing! Her cookbook has everything from breakfast to dinner to snacks and everything in between! If you are looking for simple recipes that will knock your plant taste buds off then look no further! PS – they are kid tested and approved, too!

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3 day refresh, clean eating, detox, vegan

BE AWESOME TODAY + 3 Day Refresh

~ Will today be the day you decide once and for all to make claiming, “This is who I am. This is what my life is about. And this is what I’s going to do. Nothing will stop me from achieving my destiny. I will not be denied!” ~ Tony Robbins

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So let’s be real… YOU ARE FREAKING AWESOME!

No really… you are! Even if you don’t think so, even if you are having a crappy day, even if you have eaten more chocolate than veggies or have not gotten out of bed and it’s noon… YOU are still FREAKING AWESOME!

I have been reading Tony Robbins Awaken the Giant Within and I forgot how much this book rocks! I can only read a few pages at a time because there are so many golden nuggets on each page that I love jotting down key words or phrases and really let them sink in.

The quote above is one of my favorites from this book. It’s a constant reminder that whatever you have in life, or whatever you want in life, you are worthy of everything!

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Ok – now onto the second part of this post. The 3 Day Refresh!

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dinner, gluten free, lunch, recipe, soup, vegan, vegetarian

Butter Bean Veggie Soup

Butter Beans are my new favorite bean. They are large and in charge! Butter Beans are sweet, creamy and hold up perfect in soups! This is my new favorite soup… at least for this month. I have made this soup a few times now and it never disappoints. It has a nice heat from the chili flakes and a fresh from-the-garden taste from the basil.  And the butter beans are sooooo amazing! You could sub with white beans but if you can find butter beans please try them – you will LOVE them!

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baking, breakfast, clean eating, cookie, dessert, vegan, vegetarian

Clean and Simple Breakfast Cookies

What if I told you you can have cookies for breakfast? Awesome, right?! Well these cookies are nutritious, full of fiber and completely good for you! Waaaaay better for you than store bought cookies that are full of artificial ingredients, preservatives and GMO’s.  Instead they are full of oats, bananas, nuts and seeds… and chocolate, if you would like.

And yes, I eat these cookies for breakfast. And snacks. And dessert. They are guilt free, animal product free, gluten free and 100% good for you!

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