If eating beans causes you stomach distress then it is because you aren’t eating enough beans! Your gut bacteria changes with the foods that you eat so if you regularly consume pizza and ice cream and you aren’t regularly eating beans and broccoli or kale then your gut will be lined with pizza and ice cream bacteria and it won’t like the new bacteria associated with beans and broccoli or kale. This will lead to stomach distress. If you’re having issues with stomach indigestion then it’s probably because you are not eating enough beans and broccoli or kale! Start changing your food slowly and your gut bacteria will transition over to being used to healthy foods and soon enough the beans won’t be the issue any more. Here are 3 tips to help your stomach adjust to beans...
I made 4 slightly different variations of this recipe before falling in love with the right combination for us. I was telling my sister about this sauce and she said that she wanted to try it, but was going to keep experimenting until she found the recipe her family liked the best. That is the key. You have to find the recipe that works the best for you and your family (and your schedule). I love how fast this recipe is (throw it in the blender and boom you got Alfredo sauce). Blend it long enough and it is hot and ready (no dirty pot necessary) to pour over noodles or vegetables or toast or what have you. This recipe is full of fiber and fiber makes your gut happy. Watch the nutritionfacts.org video (linked in in the post) that talks about how AMAZING beans are for you. Basically one of the best things you could eat. If you want to live longer, eat beans. Ok, lets do it!
Beets add moisture to baked goods and can be used as an oil replacer (like in this recipe). It also adds a lot of antioxidants and fiber. If using beets scares you, no worries, use apple sauce instead!
This soup will take less then 15 minutes to make so kick back, relax, and enjoy!
It's delicious, nutritious, and I always love trying to eat with chop sticks. Instead of paying 5-16 dollars to buy this meal at a restaurant (depending on where you go) try making it for yourself! No quinoa? Brown rice is fine. No zucchini? Swap for cabbage!
Salad doesn't have to be romaine lettuce, a few cherry tomatoes, and a few flecks of grated carrots. Salad could technically be eating raw veggies. This is a VERSATILE salad. It just looks a little different.
Chocolate Cupcakes... Who doesn't like a rich moist chocolate cupcake? Nobody. If you're already planning on making a dessert for your Honey-Boo-Thang this Valentines Day, or maybe this Thursday (no judgment), why not bake them a treat that won't cause their blood sugar to spiral out of control? Try it, it won't kill you, it might even make you stronger... unless you eat 6... then you might feel sick... and could possibly get the runs, so maybe just eat one? 😉 Sure, it's pretty healthy, but they are still cupcakes, so go easy on them.
Using tahini as your dressing instead of mayo or oil adds fiber, protein, iron, calcium, and so much more!
Honey isn't technically vegan... I suppose it depends on how vegan you are. You can easily use maple syrup instead. Most people I know just happened to have honey in their house at all times!
Adding COMPLEX carbohydrates to you salad helps fill up your belly and keep you full longer then a plain salad could ever do!
So much flavor and texture, this is a favorite in our house. Dig in!
With dates for extra sweetness and hemp seeds for a nutty creaminess you will think about this shake for days. Blend it up in under 2 minutes, grab a straw or spoon, and be on your way!
Avocado toast is always delicious. Eat it on its own or paired with fruit or a hot bowl of Lebanese Lemon Lentil Soup. Dig in!
Steel cut oatmeal never looked so good!
The holidays are over and it is time to HIT those resolutions in the FACE, in a good way. I rarely make stovetop oats but this weekend I ate it twice. Sometimes you just want something hot for breakfast and you want it fast! I'm sure we all ate too much food this holiday and stayed up way too late last night but here is a breakfast to get you back on track. This oatmeal is full of walnuts, ginger, cinnamon, dates, and a few other optional super food toppings to kickstart the year. Go get em tiger!
This has been one of the healthiest yet most loved breakfast recipes of ALL my cooking classes!
I want to pour this on everything, scratch that, I want to pour it in my mouth!
Happy Birthday to MEEE!!!
Dip these little guys in tartar sauce and you are ON YOU WAY!
peanut butter and sriracha sauce? done.
Some like it hot. Some like it cold. Some like it with melted earth balance buttery spread oozing all over it. You choose.
Everyone thought I bought these rolls for Thanksgiving. The recipe is a little more labor intensive, but the results were exactly what I would have hoped for.
Moist, Sweet, and Citrusy.
Hot, sweet, and satisfying.
Tahini sauce pretty much makes everything better!
Vegan Caramel Pecan Rolls made from whole wheat flour and refined sugar free.
Apple salads are not salads, they are desserts with raisins. This is a plant-based version of the classic potluck side dish.
It's just really good.
Fudge frosting that is wholesome, easy to make, and addictively delicious.