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Humpanadas (Hummus Empanadas)

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I received free samples of Sabra Hummus mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

Happy National Hummus Day! You’re just in time to celebrate.  If you’ve noticed your social media flooded with #NationalHummusDay tags, that’s because today, May 13, 2017, is the big day. And what better way to celebrate then with these Hummus Empanadas, which I am calling “Humpanadas”.

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Recipe: The PRO Bowl (Protein & Probiotics Lunch Bowl)

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Happy Spring!  This month’s challenge for The Recipe Redux is “Spring Clean Your Fridge” in honor of the first day of spring.  I have a tendency to buy a lot of items in the grocery store with good intentions of using for recipe development.  Therefore I was thrilled with the recent challenge of ONLY using items currently available in my fridge and pantry.  I decided to give my usual lunch a makeover with a lunch bowl.  The lunchtime PRO Bowl is born!

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Sunflower Tacos in Collard Leaves

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Let’s celebrate #TacoTuesday with a #MeatlessMonday theme on this #WellnessWednesday.  Today I’m unveiling my first official entry for The Recipe ReDux, a monthly recipe contest founded by fellow dietitians.  I’m stoked that the first contest is something already in steady dinnertime rotation: tacos!  Continue reading “Sunflower Tacos in Collard Leaves”

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Avocado Hollandaise Sauce

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Mr E and I have a lot of meal-time traditions we’ve established for ourselves over the years: ice cream date on Sunday nights in the summer, wine & cheese Fridays, Slow Cooker Snow Days, and my favorite weekend tradition: BRUNCH! I’m obsessed with brunch, mostly because the menu options are always such a great variety. Sweet, savory, veggies, and fruit – there’s a little something for any mood I’m feeling.  And a mimosa or bloody to accompany the meal is always welcome. A brunch staple  is eggs benny, but I have one issue – I’m not a huge hollandaise sauce fan.  Continue reading “Avocado Hollandaise Sauce”

Vegan Lasagne

Vegan Lasagne Roll-ups

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Have you heard? 2016 is the International Year of the Pulses. Pulses are better known as legumes, and include dry beans, dry peas, chickpeas, and lentils. These tiny powerhouses are loaded with protein, fiber, iron, and zinc. If you haven’t been incorporating more pulses into your plate, there is a new way to make it happen by giving an old favorite a makeover. Continue reading “Vegan Lasagne Roll-ups”

Freekeh Sunflower Burger

Freekeh Sunflower Burger

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If you haven’t had a chance to try out the Freekeh Risotto recipe that was posted last week, here’s another chance to get your Freekeh on.  This time you’ll find your Freekeh in burger form- a high protein way to enjoy your next Meatless Monday meal.  And this hearty Freekeh Sunflower burger will have no one asking, “Where’s the Beef?” Continue reading “Freekeh Sunflower Burger”

One Meal, Two Proteins

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How do you and your significant other handle a house divided? For me and the Mr, this comes into play with our football team loyalties. My South Jersey Boy loves

Don’t I look better in Blue???

his E-A-G-L-E-S, while I root for the Big Blue. Two days a year we can’t watch football in our own home, so we go to “Neutral Territory” (aka. the local sports bar) for game watching. That’s the compromise we made Year One. Likewise, when a major shift in eating habits come into play, you and your significant other need to be in communication with how you’ll work that out. Hopefully you’ll find your own Neutral Territory.    Continue reading “One Meal, Two Proteins”

My 30-Day Venture Into Veganism Part 2: Why I Got Off The Bus

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Yesterday I posted about my experience following a vegan diet for a month. I have the upmost respect for those who choose to be strictly vegan.  A vegan diet was strongly enforced as part of my yoga teacher training for ethical reasons.  However, I did a lot of soul searching and meditation during this time to reflect if I could realistically continue being vegan after training was over.  And here is where I am at this point in my life. Continue reading “My 30-Day Venture Into Veganism Part 2: Why I Got Off The Bus”

My 30-Day Venture into Veganism: Part 1

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In February I attended an intensive 10-day yoga teacher training. As part of the training we were strongly encouraged to follow a vegan diet in the month preceding and during the training days. As a semi-vegetarian most of my life where I’ve cut out beef and pork due to personal preference, I didn’t think I’d have too much trouble. I mean, hey, I always treat myself to the local vegan spot whenever the Mr goes out of town. But you learn quickly how animal-based foods play a prominent role in the foods we eat. And I also soon began to miss those foods in my life.

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Lunch with The BAT

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For the month of February, I was strongly encouraged to follow a vegan diet in view of a yoga training I was doing.  At first I didn’t think it would phase me too much, as I love fruits, veggies, and whole grains.  But as the days went on, my creativity also had to become ignigted otherwise boredom would set in quickly.  Lunch was one of the more challenging meals for me, as my typical lunch is a sandwich, salad, or yogurt parfait.  So while working from home one day, I got some inspiration to try something new.  And that’s where the BAT was born. Continue reading “Lunch with The BAT”