• Eat,  health

    These are NOT Vegetables

    Yesterday, at the grocery store, I overheard a lady say that potatoes are her favorite vegetable. I am sorry lady, but you are doing your body a huge disservice if your whole vegetable intake revolves around potatoes.For some reason all the basic information about nutrition was not properly explained to the massed and unless you seek out the information there is quite a few misinterpretations. Society has this misconception that calories are bad. If there are no calories in something, there is a good chance it has no nutritional value (celery, cabbage and tea among the few exceptions to this rule). Calories give our bodies fuel and it is important…

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    Pizza Night – Kale & Bacon Pizza

    My boyfriend is a terrible cook. Usually guys have one or two signature dishes they can cook to woo a girl. In the whole three years we have been together, my boyfriend has prepared me two meals, both being breakfast. He can make fried eggs, and toast with cheese, that is his specialty. I wanted meal prep to be fun, so I forced him to browse through my Pinterest and find recipes that interest him. We had a pizza night and tried making this amazing Garlicky Kale and Bacon Pizza from Just a Taste. It was so good, that it has now become a staple in my life. I have simplified the…

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    Sweet Potato Coconut Soup

    It is that time of year again, soup season. My Grandma used to make soup every Sunday.There is something comforting about the smell of soup simmering on the stove. I decided to make a variation of Natasha’s Kitchen’s Sweet Potato Coconut Soup. I halved the recipe and put my own twist on it. Instead of using celery, I decided to use a bell pepper instead. My Jamaican roots, always make me crave a bit of heat, so I added cayenne pepper as well.  Ingredients 1 Sweet Potato 4-5 Garlic Cloves 3 Slices of Bacon 1/2 Cup Coconut Milk 2 Cups of Chicken Broth 1/2 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper 1/2 Teaspoon Thyme 1.2 Teaspoon of Salt 2 Tablespoons…

  • DIY,  Eat,  Meal Prep

    Mastering: Cooking for one

    Photo By Todd Quackenbush I have never been much of a baker, but I have always enjoyed making meals. The picture below is the photographic evidence of me struggling with my Yonana. I was trying to experiment with healthy alternative to processed frozen yogurt. My health is very important to me, so I try to find the time for meal prep. Eating for one can be tricky. One of the hardest things  for me, was making sure I finished my food before it had a chance to spoil. Over the years, I have developed some good habits that help me to make meal preparation as easy and painless as possible.  Do a big major grocery shop…

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    Snacks – PB & Chocolate Banana Bites

      I have the worst sweet tooth. It seriously takes over, meals never seem complete unless I have dessert. My lady time is the worst, all I want is chocolate and ice cream…or both. I am not picky at all. I have really let the summer take over, so I finally took control and decide to start preparing some healthier alternatives. I first saw this snack on Instagram, I can’t remember the user, but figured I could easily concoct this on my own. Ingredients 2 Bananas 1  Tablespoon of Coconut Oil All Natural Peanut Butter 3/4 Cup of Dark Chocolate Chips Materials Knife Baking Sheet Wax paper/ Tinfoil Double boiler …

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    Fried Rice ( I wish) – Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice

    I fell off the wagon hard yesterday, I faleo-ed hard! Lets just call it a cheat day. Not only did I forgo my usual fitness tracker app because I am way too embarrassed to even admit to myself what I ate, I let portion control go out the window. My boyfriend and I had planned on going to an outdoor movie. Once he was showered and ready to go, it was 8:00 and I still hadn’t eaten yet. Our dinner consist of cookies, chips, macaroni and cheese and fried chicken! Today I feel nothing but shame. I started today with a healthy smoothie, and I had a salad and protein…

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    Steak and Root Vegetables

    I wouldn’t say that eating Paleo is hard but you just have to be prepared. All day I have been dreaming about a big juicy steak, preferably with mashed potatoes but those aren’t Paleo. I decided to compromise. I picked up an amazing rib eye, did an hour workout at the gym and decided that I could treat myself to a somewhat starchy carb.   I took my steak out and put some olive oil and salt and pepper on it. I wanted to let it heat up to about room temperature before cooking it.    For my root vegetables, I diced beets and sweet potato. I preheated my oven…

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    Raspberry Pineapple Green Tea Popsicles

      I won’t lie, I may have had a beer or two on Saturday night, but other than that I have been sticking to a pretty strict Paleo diet. Vancouver has been so hot and all I want is ICE CREAM! I finally cracked and decided I need to throw together a healthy alternative. I usually steer clear of pineapple because is so high in sugar but, I recently read that pineapple is an anti-inflammatory, so now I am all over that!  Ingredients – 1 Teaspoon of Sweetener (I used Stevia) – A Cup of Pineapple – A Cup of Raspberries – 1 Cup Raspberry Green Tea (brewed & then…