Peanut Butter Oatmeal (healthy, vegan + gluten free)

Ever since I’ve been snacking on peanut butter after dinner, I’ve been guilty of accidentally getting carried away in the taste that the two-tablespoons plan became half an entire jar. While most people are sensitive to copious amounts of fat right away, it takes me a while to register the “inflammation” response with peanut butter. … More Peanut Butter Oatmeal (healthy, vegan + gluten free)

Golden Oatmeal (healthy, vegan, gluten free + anti-inflammatory)

Here’s a thoughtful question for you: would you ever consider consuming an entire bowl of nature’s gold? Thing is, gold is a naturally-occurring element on this planet, so in literal terms, I would most certainly pass on that offer. However, if someone were to present me with peanut butter or spaghetti squash as nature’s gold, I’d totally … More Golden Oatmeal (healthy, vegan, gluten free + anti-inflammatory)

Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal (healthy, vegan + gluten free)

When we throw out the term “breakfast food”, pancakes, waffles, eggs and bacon, coffee, and toast with butter are the first meals that come to mind. However, the most common breakfast foods that I relished as a child were pastries: croissants, muffins, bagels, scones, donuts, and cinnamon rolls, the latter being one of my absolute … More Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal (healthy, vegan + gluten free)

Enlightened Broad Bean Crisps Review: Cocoa Dusted + Sweet Cinnamon

Cocoa flakes and cinnamon crisps don’t usually compliment protein and fiber. Or do they??? Starting around the earlier portion of my fitness journey, I began developing these attachments to certain foods that I just could not stop eating. Put me in front of a table with whole grain cereal, whole grain bread, grapes, granola, hummus, … More Enlightened Broad Bean Crisps Review: Cocoa Dusted + Sweet Cinnamon

Dorm-Friendly Vegan and Gluten Free Protein Pancakes

PERFECT for Pancake Sunday… Throwing it back long ago, I had the toughest time trying to find a vegan pancake recipe that wouldn’t fall apart and was high in protein. I would normally come across these lovely recipes that yielded 6-8 teeny tiny pancakes. Um, I don’t know about you, but I preferred to have … More Dorm-Friendly Vegan and Gluten Free Protein Pancakes

First Original Food “Challenge”: Death by a Pumpkin

Can you recall any food-eating contest or any food-related challenge that you saw online or even at some sort of fair? I always thought that those competitive eating events serving pies, hot dogs, chicken wings, burgers, pancakes, tamales and all kinds of other hearty comfort foods were just recipes for death and disaster. Not exactly … More First Original Food “Challenge”: Death by a Pumpkin