Saturday, October 25, 2014

College Food: Quick Spicy Italian Wrap.

So college. Let's just say...I AM LOVING IT! Learning so much and literally soaking up everything like a sponge. For those of you suffering through high school, KEEP PERSEVERING--it gets sooooo much better! 
So I'm loving it so much, but I am SO BUSY. Oh my gosh. Literally running from one thing to the next (and I really do mean literally!). So eating has become rushed and thrown together most of the time. But I've discovered from my "throw together" meals, that those little rushed food combos actually turn out to be THE BEST RECIPE CREATION! Funny how things work...

              Quick Spicy Italian Wrap. 

   Behind the scenes: filling goodness!

Quick Spicy Italian Wrap; Vegan, Gluten-free. Serves one hungry college kid. 

1. One extra large tortilla or lavash wrap
2. 1/3 cup tvp granules
3. 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
4. Pinch of chipotle powder
5. 2 tsp bragg's liquid aminos
6. Scant 1/3 cup water
7. 1 cup raw spinach leaves
8. 1/2 cup oil free marinara sauce (I'm loving Engine 2 brand!)
9. Black pepper to taste

1. Lay out your wrap on a large plate. Too with a hearty layer of spinah leaves. 
2. In a medium size bowl, mix TVP, spices, water, and aminos. Nuke 1 minute. When done cooking, mix in marinara and nuke another 40 seconds or until warm. Spread over spinach, too with pepp, and wrap it up, 'yo! Delish and college-friendly ❤️

Mystery Breakfast Revealed!: Apple Pie Peanut Butter Mash Up Bowl.

So remember my "mystery breakfast" pic I posted on my Instagram page last Saturday?! We'll wonder no it is! I call it "Peanut Butter Apple Pie Mash Up Bowl". Because long titles mean delicious food 👌😂 

        My "secret ingredients"...yum!

       Finished product...pre-mash-up. 

       Finished product, post-mash-up. 

Peanut Butter Apple Pie Mash Up Bowl!; Vegan, gluten-free option. Serves one. 

1. One serving "creamy vanilla pudding" (recipe below)
2. 4 T peanut butter of choice
3. 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
4. 1/4 cup wheatbran (for gluten free, use ground flaxseed)
5. Cinnamon to taste

For "Creamy Vanilla Pudding":
1. 9 oz. silken tofu
2. 15 drops vanilla flavored liquid stevia

1. Blend both ingredients until smooth and plce in bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

For the Mash Up Bowl:

1. Sprinkle wheatbran/flaxseed over pudding. Top with peanut butter, then applesauce. Sprinkle with cinnamon and start mashin'! Yum!

Holiday Post!: "Witch Fingers".

Halloween. This one little word sparks such excitement in me. ✨ Halloween is without a doubt my ALL TIME FAVORITE HOLIDAY! The sights, the smells, the weather...I'm pretty certain one of the main reasons it's my favorite is pumpkin...buuuuuut that's for another post 😂
These "Witch Fingers" are a super fun and healthy halloween themed snack you can bring to a party or simply enjoy on your own! Sooooo quick to make and surprisingly yummmmmm. Happy halloween! 🎃👻

                    "Witch Fingers". 

            How cute are these guys?! 

Witch Fingers; Vegan, gluten-free. Serves one (can easily be doubled or tripled!). 

1. 6 baby carrots
2. 6 raisins

1. If your carrots are a little wet, dry them off well with a paper towel. Otherwise the raisins won't stick!
2. Take your raisins and peel off one side of the skin. Stick the raisin on the end of one of your carrots, sticky side down. Press down to secure the "fingernail". 
3. Repeat for all "fingers". Refrigerate until ready to serve. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Hazelnut Spice Pudding.

Pudding. Oh, how I adore thee! 😂😂😂 but really though. My puddings are probably one of my TOP comfort foods. So sweet and creamy, and they ALL take literally 7 minutes. It's the perfect recipe--perfect for breakfast, lunch, snack, or dinner! 

           Hazelnut Spice Pudding. 

     Would you look at that creamiess?!

Hazelnut Spice Pudding; Vegan, Gluten-free. Serves one. 

1. 9 oz. Morinu silken tofu
2. 15 drops liquid hazelnut stevia
3. 1/8 tsp EACH cinnamon and ginger
4. Dashes of nutmeg and allspice
5. Toppings of choice, optional but recommended (my fave is ground a really nice "nutty" texture. YUMALISH!)

1. So easy. One step! Add all ingredients to food processor and blend until perfectly smooth. Spoon into bowl, add toppings, and enjoy! 

Smoothie Cereal!

Yes I'm aware it's October...but my run this morning was HOT AND SWEATY! It's been veeeerrrryyyy rainy here for about 10 days now and the humidity levels have SKYROCKETED. Boy was I a wet mess this morning! 
Naturally, I wasn't in the mood for a hot a billowing oatmeal creation...I was craving a smoothie! But I was feeling creative too...thus, "Smoothie Cereal" was born...and has quickly become a new fave. Enjoy guys! 😋😋

                   Smoothie Cereal. 

                          Close up. 

           All mixed up! Mmmmmm!

Smoothie Cereal!; Vegan, Gluten-free. Serves one. 

1. 2 cups frozen berries of choice (I used strawberries)
2. One scoop protein powder of choice (j used vega)
3. 1++ cup almond milk
4. 1/2 cup TVP granules
5. 1/4 tsp ground ginger 
6. Stevia to taste

1. In a medium size bowl, stir together dry TVP, ginger, and stevia powder. Set aside. 
2. In your vitamix, combine frozen berries, ️protein powder, and almond milk (you might need to add more during blending to thin out--this smoothie is THICK!). Blend until smooth, pour into large bowl and sprinkle with TVP cereal. Stir and eat! Delicious!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Chocolate Basil Oatmeal.

Yes. I know. This is weird. WEIRDLY DELICIOUS! Oh my LANTA are you guys in for a crazy flavor party! Mmmm. This was THE perfect breakfast after my cold and rainy run on Saturday morning. Warm, gooey, chocolatey, oh man. Swoon. 

Chocolate Basil Oatmeal. 

          Droooooling, much?! I am....

Chocolate Basil Oatmeal; Vegan, Gluten free. Serves one. 

1. 1/2 cup oats of choice (oatbran is my personal fave)
2. 1 1/2 cups water, divided
3. 1 T carob powder (you can use cocoa if you want to. I opt for carob to avoid the caffeine.)
4. 1/2 tsp dried basil
5. One packet stevia
6. Extra basil for garnish 

1. 1. Bring 1 cup water to a rolling boil. 
2. In a medium size bowl whisk oats, carob, basil, and stevia.
3. Reduce heat to medium and remove pan from burner as lu stir in your oat mixture. Return to heat and stir vigorously--let it thicken slightly before adding additional 1/2 cup water. 
4. Cook, stirring regularly, until desired thickness is reached. Pour into bowl and garnish with basil. EAT UP! So good. 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Breakfast Salad!

                   Breakfast Salad!

This weird but yummy salad is delicious for breakfast (as I enjoyed it), snack, lunch, second lunch, or midnight munchies! Quick to prepare with a lovely combo of will love this!

Breakfast Salad! Vegan, Gluten free; serves one. 

1. One medium size zucchini 
2. 5 drops liquid stevia
3. 2 T brown rice protein powder
4. 2 T balsamic vinegar 
5. 10 drops liquid stevia 
6. Large handful of Campari tomatoes

1. In a mini food processor combine zucchini and five stevia drops. Pulse until zucchini resembles rice and place in a bowl. Top with tomatoes. 
2. In a separate bowl, mix protein powder, balsamic, stevia, and any additional water to reach desired consistency. Stir well an spoon over salad. Enjoy! Delicious. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Pumpkin Pie Pasta.

PUMPKIN SEASON IS FINALLY HERE!!!!!! 👏👏👏👏👏 However, in MY house, all year is pumpkin season--I'm a tad obsessed 😍😂😋 The pumpkin recipes are endless and I just LOOOOOVE it so much. Definitely a comfort food of mine!
I guarantee you will love my "Pumpkin Pie Pasta"--not only is it totally delicious, but it takes EXACTLY 2 min to make. Yep you read that correctly. Nope there's not supposed to be a zero after that 2. TWO. MINUTES. PEOPLE. BOOM CHAKA LAKA-I've done it again 🙌👍😂

                 Pumpkin Pie Pasta. 

                       Oh-so dreamy. 

Pumpkin Pie Pasta
1. One serving noodles of choice (I used tofu noodles), prepared according to package directions
2. 1/2 cup canned pumpkin purée 
3. 1/4 tsp cinnamon 
4. 10 drops hazelnut stevia
5. Pinches of ginger, nutmeg, and allspice

1. Cook your noodles. While noodles are cooking (tofu noods take one minute in the microwave), mix your pumpkin, stevia, and spices in a small bowl. 
2. When noodles are done, drain and top with pumpkin mixture. Pop in microwave for 30 seconds and sprinkle with cinnamon. DONE. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Warm and Spicy Pumpkin Plum Oatmeal.


   Warm and Spicy Pumpkin Plum Oatmeal.

I made this for the first time last week after a quite chilly morning run. We are finally moving out of 80 degree temps and getting into that luscious, crisp fall weather...however chilly it makes my 5:30 am runs! ❄️ 
Anyway...this warm oat bowl is packed with post run nutrition and loaded with sinless fall flavors. What more could you want in a breakfast?! 

               Gooooooood stuff. 

Warm and Spicy Pumpkin Plum Oatmeal; Vegan, Gluten-free. Serves one. 

1. 1/2 c oatmeal of choice (I used oatbran)
2. 1 1/2 cups water
3. 1/2 cup pumpkin (canned)
4. One packet stevia
5. 1/2 tsp cardamom
6. 1/2 tsp ginger
7. One black plum, sliced 

1.  In a small soup pot, bring 1 cup water to a rolling boil. 
2. In a bowl, mix oats, stevia, and spices. 
3. When water is boiling, reduce heat to medium and remove from heat. Stir in oats while off of heat and then return to burner and stir in pumpkin. When beginning to thicken, add 1/2 cup water and cook until desired consistency is texahed. 
Pour into bowl and top with black plum slices. Garnish with cardamom and ginger. Enjoy!