{Stuffed Avocado Salad: A shortcut recipe to a healthy meal – can be made with only 2 ingredients!!}

Summary: For the hectic person, clean eating doesn’t get easier than THIS RECIPE. Don’t feel like prepping a Bean Salad from scratch? Nowadays you can buy pre-made grain salads in specialty supermarkets and health food stores. If you don’t have these available … Continue reading

{Roasted Carrots: a sweet side dish that is cooked in under 30min.}

Summary: During my last medical school rotation I frequented a health food store & café that served roasted carrots. I pondered how hard this recipe could be as it is such a simple side dish. I was right. It is … Continue reading

{Overnight Oatmeal: an affordable and nutritious breakfast alternative}

Summary:  Porridge is considered a traditional breakfast in many countries.  Why? It’s cheap, warm and comforting. However do you know that oatmeal is actually very healthy? It’s health quality can actually increase or decrease depending on how you prepare it. … Continue reading

{Quick and easy chopped salad: perfect for a lunchbox}

Summary:  Make this ahead of time for a healthy packed lunch. Use any canned protein for a quick, easy and cheap meal.  This salad can be made in less than 5 min and enjoyed right away as well. To spice things … Continue reading

{Honey Nut Trail Mix – high energy snaking on the go}

{Honey Nut Trail Mix – high energy snaking on the go}

Summary: As you might have suspected….I am a bit obsessed with nuts. I love almost every type….it has reached a point were the cashiers look at me weirdly as they scan pecans, walnuts, peanuts, cashews, slices almonds, whole almonds, lightly … Continue reading

{Yummy breakfast/snack spread: Banana-raisin nut butter}

Summary:  I am obsessed with peanut butter. It’s my favorite nut spread. I have it for breakfast with toast, add it to my smoothies or snack on it with fresh or dry fruit. Its savory and packed with protein. It … Continue reading

{Home-made refrito and simple veggie tacos}

  {Healthy Vegan Refrito} Summary:  Refrito translates to refried beans. This creamy mexican side is usually made by cooking beans along with some other ingredients in LARD or some  other form of animal fat. Yup. Some chefs even add other … Continue reading

{Meyer Lemon & Blueberry Pancakes}

Summary:  These pancakes taste like a glorious Meyer Lemon Cake. But made without the loads of butter and sugar those cakes call for. When topped with syrup, they create a harmonious mixture of flavors. In each bite you get the … Continue reading

{The avo-bean quesadilla: no real cooking required, takes less than 15min}

Summary:  I would like to dedicate this post to all of my FRIENDS and readers who say “I can’t cook” or “it looks complicated”. Anyone can prepare this -it is low budget, contains few ingredients and requires little or no … Continue reading

{Meatless Monday: Baked Black Bean Nachos}

Summary:  In my opinion, both Mexican and Italian cuisine are the best options when going meatless. Freshly made guacamole with lemon juice, parsley and garlic add so much flavor to Mexican dishes that you don’t need to pile on calories … Continue reading