Fruit Salad

Homemade Banana Pudding

Homemade Strawberry Jam

Saturday, July 1st 2017

What do you do when you are faced with a paradox? When two polar opposites are true and you must choose a side. Food, our best friend and greatest enemy. We can't live without it and dare not try to. We must eat to sustain ourselves, for growth and nutrition. Food can revive our bodies or destroy them. It can give us energy or put us to sleep. It can reverse medical problems or cause them. Food is a necessary part of our lives, for the Bible tells us to eat and be merry. So what do you do when you are faced with such a paradox? You choose healthy options. You do not avoid it, you do not deny it, you indulge in it and own it. Simply make healthy choices that your body will appreciate and your future self will thank you for.

Journey with me as I discover and prepare vegan and vegetarian meals that are nutritious and most importantly delicious, full of flavor. Stay tuned for more. 

Tuesday, August 1st 2017

Cashew Creamed Grits and Collard Greens

I had such a peaceful weekend. So peaceful that I was inspired to cook a new dish. I made savory grits and slow-cooked collard greens, a meal from Bryant Terry's cookbook, Afro- Vegan. This is one of my favorite vegan dishes. I am absolutely in love with the idea of taking traditional southern food and putting a healthy spin on it. This dish is so filling and comforting. I found the biggest pots I owned just so I could make plenty. 

The grits are made with a cashew cream, which is sooo delicious. I put about 1 cup of cashews and 1/2 cup of water in my vitamix to produce the cream. This is a very essential part of the recipe in my opinion. My favorite part of the collard greens is the diced red peppers. I don't know about you, but I've never ate collard greens like that before. Love it! 

For anyone who loves southern cooking but is also health conscious, this meal is for you! 

Monday, November 6th, 2017

My husband and I are on a search for optimal health. We are now studying and following Dr. Sebi's methods on eating alkaline meals. Disease cannot live in an alkaline body. Here are a few of the meals we have made so far. Everything has been delicious, filled with flavor. My husband took the lead on these meals. He did a great job. 

Butternut Squash stuffed with sauteed kale, quinoa and garbanzo beans

Chickpea Quesadillas with red peppers, green peppers and spinach served with  an arugula salad with agave  and lemon dressing

Quinoa Salad

Sauteed kale with onions, red peppers, mushrooms and garbanzo beans

Garbanzo Soup

Spelt patties