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    Detox Spicy Black Bean Avocado Chili

    This chili has an amazing detox effect and is packed with nutrition. Filled with protein from black beans, daily dose of veggies from tomatoes and onions, flavor from amazing spices and healthy fats from avocado. Anything with avocado immediately catches my eyes! The best part… super easy, quick and delicious! Servings: 2, Calories: ~400 calories/serving Ingredients: 1 can black beans 1 onion 1 avocado 1 red bell pepper 1 can diced tomatoes Garlic and scallions Olive Oil Cilantro Chili powder Sour Cream Salt, pepper, oregano, cumin Directions: 1. Wash and cut all produce and sauté the garlic, onion, scallions and bell pepper with olive oil for about 5-6 minutes until…

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    The New Quinoa Combo With Brussel Sprouts

    My new obsession is with farro and barley. It is so much thicker and more delicious than quinoa! This brussel sprouts recipe is to die for and super quick! Servings ~2, Calories ~450/serving Ingredients 2 cups farro 2 cups barley Brussel sprouts Spinach or kale Peanuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or soynuts Garlic Olive oil Salt, pepper and spices to taste Directions 1. Heat up olive oil with garlic and sautee brussel sprouts or put them in the oven for 20 minutes with olive oil and salt for a more crispy texture. 2. Boil farro and barley in a separate pot until soft and drain water. 3. Add spinach or…

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    Sweet Potato Southwestern Salad Dish with Avocado Lime Cilantro Dressing!

    This delicious and fiber-filled dish has the perfect balance of sweet and salty with the perfect topping of the most amazing avocado-lime sauce! It is quick, simple and nutritious. Servings: ~4, Calories: ~350/serving Ingredients: Sauce: 1 Avocado 1/4 cup greek yogurt or sour cream with chives 1/2 cup water 1 cup cilantro Garlic Lime Salt Main Dish: 2 sweet potatoes 1 can black beans 1 can corn Cilantro Cumin, chili powder, salt, black pepper Directions: 1. Peel the sweet potatoes and preheat the over to 400 degrees. Cut in cubes and place on a lightly oiled pan in the oven until soft about 20 minutes. Once they are done, stir…

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    Let’s Taco Bout How to Make Delicious Soft Tacos!

    I know I have posted about soft tacos before, but these were seriously one of the best I’ve had at Taqueria Tsunami and I just had to re-create this simple, delicious and healthy recipe at home! Servings: 2, Calories: ~320 for tacos, ~550 for tacos and chickpea salad Ingredients for tacos: Cilantro hummus Grilled peppers and onions Shitake mushrooms Roasted corn salsa Sesame soy vinaigrette Sesame seeds Shredded dark green romaine lettuce White/corn/wheat soft tortillas Ingredients for garbanzo bean salad: 1 can garbanzo beans simple truth (organic) Red onions diced Tomatoes diced Green onions diced Cilantro Cucumber shredded Olive Oil Black pepper and salt Directions: Mix the above together and…

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    How to make a REAL Greek Salad.

    Remember my Santorini post? Well, just wait until my Mykonos post! When I went to Greece last year, I realized that a “Greek” salad in America is not really a Greek salad. I don’t like the soggy wrinkled lettuce and miniature foul-tasting black olives in them. So when I went to Greece I had sworn off Greek salads until one of my besties Purvi forced me to try them. Then I was OBSESSED. A Greek salad in Greece (commonly called a horiatiki salad here- remember my post?)  is made of only cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, green peppers and feta cheese plus or minus black olives and avocado’s. I eat large servings of this salad…

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    Easy Kale and Butternut Squash Salad

    This salad was surprisingly filling and delicious. I normally don’t like salads with a lot of “greens”; however, this one was extremely satisfying and a quick fix for an appetizer or your actual meal! Servings: 4-5, Calories: ~200-300 (Varies on your ingredients) Ingredients: 1 bag kale (2 if it’s not from Costco) 1 butternut squash cut up into cubes (or 1 container with it pre-cut) 30 red grapes halved length wise 6 pecans crumbled Crumbled feta cheese to taste Olea Oliva’s Green apple vinaigrette 2 tbsp honey Directions: Mix all the ingredients up in a big bowl (adding or taking out what you desire) and garnishing’s of your choice!

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    Sweet Potato Spinach Thai Curry in 30 Minutes!

    This recipe is delicious and super simple (easy enough that Mr. Gentlementality whipped it up for a weeknight dinner). I couldn’t believe how delicious it is- it is the perfect combination of sweet, salty and spicy. A bonus is how healthy it is! Servings: ~4, Calories: ~345/serving Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 cut onion (can add minced garlic) 2 peeled and cubed sweet potatoes 4 cups baby spinach 3 tbsp yellow or red curry paste 1 can of coconut milk Chopped peanuts, peanuts, cashews or almonds Chopped cilantro (optional) Directions: 1. Heat oil in a pan and stir fry the onions and garlic. Add sweet potatoes once onions are…