All posts filed under: Wellness

Vegan Sweet Mini Peppers Spinach Pizza

Made from scratch! PrepTime: 30 mins Cook Time: 20 – 25 mins Total Time: 50 mins – 1 hour Ingredients : Sweet-mini pepper spinach topping: ½ medium red onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, diced 4 sweet mini peppers (yellow and red), sliced/chopped 4 oz baby spinach a handful of chopped basil 1 tsp dried thyme 2  cubes of cilantro seasoning sweet red pepper flakes Pizza Crust: ¾ cup warm water 1 packet of red star active dry yeast ¼ tsp sugar 2 cloves garlic, diced 1 tbs herb de Provence 1 tbs thyme 1 1/2 cups flour (unbleached white) ¼ cup semolina flour 2 tsp olive oil 1/2 tsp salt Other toppings: Lisanatti Almond Style Vegan Mozzarella Cheese (Wholefoods) 5 tablespoon of tomato Pizza sauce 1/2 can of black olives pepper flakes choice of 1 slice of Sweet mini pepper as an additional topping INSTRUCTIONS Sweet mini pepper spinach topping: Heat 2 tbs of oil in a fry pan over medium heat. Add red onions and garlic and cook for 2mins. Add sliced/chopped sweet peppers and cook for 3 minutes. Add …

Reminder for when you are feeling “Blah”

                 If your childhood was similar to mine, you went to your place of worship at the end or beginning of each week (for me it was going to church on Sundays) and “The Adults” in your life, be it your parents or older siblings forced you to go to the children’s church instead of causing distraction for them in their “adult services.” In the Children’s Church, you sang songs like ‘You got the whole world in your hands,  Father Abraham, Rise & Shine and give God the Glory’ and other Children’s Melodious Hits. The cool thing about these songs back then was that they were too sophisticated to be sung standing still so there was always a great choreography to match each song, thanks to the Children’s Church adult volunteers. 🙂         Out of all of the songs we sang and danced matching choreography to, ‘You have got the whole world’ was my favorite. Its choreography was the silliest in my eyes because all …

Salad of the Week: Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad with mixed vegetables, curried black eyed peas and sweet potato. Ingredients: 1/3 bag of frozen mixed vegetables 2 medium sized sweet potatoes 1 cup of mixed color quinoa 2 cups of black eyed peas 2 cubes of cilantro knorr seasoning 1 tablespoon of curry, 1 teaspoon of thyme and 2 tablespoon of dried cilantro Directions: 1.Boil black eyed eyes peas for 30 minutes on med- high heat. Season with knorr seasoning, curry, thyme, cilantro. 2. Peel and slice the sweet potatoes, then Boil them for 20 minutes on med-high heat and set aside. 3. Microwave/ warm frozen mixed vegetables. Then set aside. 4. Boil quinoa mix for 20- 30 (based on preferred softness) minutes and then set aside. 5. Place the quinoa in a bowl, add the mixed veggies, add sweet potatoes, black eyed peas and toss. 6. Serve as desired! Bon Appetit!

Meditate, Mantras, Mindfulness

5. Meditate, Mantras, Mindfulness       January is one of my favorite months of the year for so many reasons, in the context of this writing, it is because it is the time of the year that commands newness and new beginnings. We are lit up with merry; with the afterglow and excitements of christmas and the holidays, hopeful that our lists of new year resolutions would survive past mid-January. We are wide-eyed and childlike, staring at the world with renewed beauty and wonders. We make mental lists or notes of things to avoid in the new year that will make us better people, individuals and citizens as we walk into the new beginning with pride and expectancy.      As the month progresses, sometime during the middle of it, all of our enthusiasm and optimism begins to dwindle. All the plans and resolutions begin to fade and we get caught up in our worlds again, somehow we allow our planned design of a better self in the new year slip away. We bid adieu …

Yummy Findings Highlight of the week!

Yummy Findings are meals and drinks evident of where budgeting, fresh produce, and curiosity meets creativity. Join me in exploring new recipes and stumbling upon more yummy findings across various cuisines.   Fowes Vegetable Stir-Fry Ingredients: Budget: $15.00 at Harris Teeter 10 sticks of Asparagus ($3.99/1b), 4 purple Radish ($1.49/bunch), 6 Sweet mini-peppers (2 red, 2 yellow, 2 orange. $1.99/bag), 2 medium diced Tomatoes ($1.00), 10 sticks of Fresh organic Parsley ($1.59/bunch), 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil, 2 cubes of knorr cilantro seasoning ($1.89/box of 20 counts). Directions: Diced tomatoes, asparagus, radish, mini peppers and toss together in a bowl, set aside. Pour olive oil inside frying pan and place on low – medium heat for 2 minutes. Add vegetable bowl and stir for 5 minutes. stir fry is ready! Serving:  I love this stir fry because it can serve up to four different meals or more and you can store it in the fridge or freezer for up to a week (or longer in the freezer) without it loosing its fresh taste. Add Tofu and …