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Easy, Healthy, (Vegan) Wrap.

This has been my go-to lunch for the past couple of weeks and I wanted to share it with you! Super simple, full of protein (vegan!), and very satisfying!

Here are the main ingredients:

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I start by heating up my tortilla on an electric skillet (you can use a large frying pan or you don’t even have to heat it if you don’t want to or can’t) I love these extra large Burrito size tortillas!

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I then add a hearty amount of Hummus & organic Black Beans (that is where your protein comes in!)

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I put avocado and hot sauce on next!

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I recently discovered this local hot sauce that I love, here is a closeup of the ingredients (you may even be able to order it online) it’s spicy & kind of sweet! 🌢πŸ”₯

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To finish off this wrap I top it with a generous amount of organic mixed baby greens. 🌱🌿🌱

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I then wrap it all up burrito style and eat it with some yummy chips (because you can’t have a sandwich or a wrap without that crunch from chips!) πŸ’πŸ»

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I will switch up the hummus, hot sauce, & flavor of chips to give myself variety so that I don’t get sick of this snack because it is SO yummy & filling!Β I hope this inspires you to try it or something similar! ☺

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I’m back!

Hey guys! This is just a quick blog to let my followers know that I am going to begin posting again! I have hated the fact that I have not blogged in so long, but it has been for a good reason. I am 9 months pregnant and have been focusing on growing & getting ready for our first baby (a boy!)

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Now that he is almost here (my due date is March 5th) I am going to start sharing my new journey with you! Don’t worry I am not just going to post “mommy & baby things” lol. I am still going to keep with my style of blog with some baby things thrown in! I haven’t photographed a lot of the cool things I have cooked & done around the house this past year but I am going to share the few that I have with you now and possibly elaborate on them later. Stay tuned! Sending all of my love & positivity! 😘

My lunch today: Monterey Jack quesadilla, avocado, tapatio, & a cucumber/blackberry La Croix. So good!

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My candy bark from Halloween! πŸŽƒπŸ«πŸ‘€

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My famous Pecan Pie Bites for Thanksgiving! πŸ‚πŸ¦ƒ

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One of my go-to Crockpot meals (I will definitely elaborate on this one in a future post!) Taco Chicken Chili. πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

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Those are just a few things I wanted to share with you, but my regular detailed blogs are right around the corner! Please let me know that you saw this comeback post by liking or commenting! I have much more to share! Your likes & comments motivate me SO MUCH! πŸ’•

Summer Caprese.

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It’s that time of year again! One of my favorite things to eat in the summertime is a delicious and fresh Caprese Salad. It’s the time of year when garden fresh tomatoes are in abundance!

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For this salad I chose one of my beautiful Heirloom Cherokee Purple tomatoes. Β There are my first four picks above, getting just a little extra sun in the windowsill.

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I used this brand of Mozzarella, which was very soft and tasty while also being fuss free.

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This Fig Balsamic Vinegar that my mother-in law found at a winery she visited last weekend here in Northern California is what transformed this Caprese into something spectacular! I highly reccomend experimenting Β with flavored balsamic vinegars! Here is the website for this particular brand, CaliforniaBalsamic.com.

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Lastly I topped my tomatoes, mozzarella, and balsamic with a healthy sprinkling of the most amazing basil I have ever discovered. It’s called Globe Basil, and it literally grows in a globe shape! The tiny leaves are super flavorful and it is primarily used to top Italian dishes with. I will forever have this type of basil in my garden from now on.

Don’t forget a drizzle of olive oil and a dash of sea salt & black pepper if you like! I hope this post looks tasty and inspires you to go do something amazing with a tomato! πŸ˜‰

Copycat Annie’s Shiitake Sesame Vinaigrette.

I have been buying Annie’s brand of Shiitake Sesame Vinaigrette for years. I ran out the other day and was absolutely craving it! The combination of Apple cider vinegar, smooth sesame oil, and the earthiness of the shiitake mushrooms keeps me coming back bottle after bottle! So, in the spirit of making things homemade & saving some money I decided to try and make my own. The result was extremely exciting!

Here are my ingredients.

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I chopped up the shiitakes, toasted the sesame seeds until golden brown, and held them to the side.

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I then combined the rest of the ingredients into a blender and lightly pulsed about three or four times.

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After blending I added the mushrooms and sesame seeds, poured the mixture into a Mason jar and refrigerated. Super simple recipe, took only a few minutes, saved some money, and tastes amazing! I probably won’t ever buy it bottled again (sorry Annie!! πŸ˜‹).

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Ingredients:

4 fresh shiitake mushrooms, chopped.

2 tbs. sesame seeds, toasted.

1 cup Grapeseed oil.

1/2 cup Apple Cider vinegar.

3 tbs. Tamari (soy sauce).

3 tbs. Sesame oil.

1 tbs. Water.

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Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips & Super Simple Shrimp Ceviche.

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I cannot believe how delicious this super quick ceviche recipe that I threw together turned out! So good that it needed homemade tortilla chips to go with it πŸ˜‰

Here’s what I did!

Yesterday:

Peel and clean (1 lb.) Shrimp.

Cut shrimp into thirds (in half for smaller ones).

Put in medium mixing bowl.

Dice one whole cucumber and one half red onion. Add to bowl.

Add one 10oz. Can of diced tomatoes (I used Rotel with chiles) drained.

Add the juice of two whole limes and two whole lemons (the acidity from the citrus is the most important component of the ceviche!)

Salt, Mix ingredients well,convert to container with lid and refrigerate overnight.

**Tip** if you happen to have fresh cilantro at home (which I unfortunately did not.) PLEASE add some 😜🌿

What I did today (Tortilla Chips):

Preaheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil.

Take three large flour tortillas and cut into sixths.

Melt a tablespoon of Organic Coconut Oil and brush onto both sides of tortilla slices.

Place in a single layer on cookie sheet (I did two batches).

Salt!

Bake for 10-12 minutes depending on your crispiness liking!

Place on paper towel and lightly salt again.

Then this is what I did:

Scoop ceviche onto a warm chip and enjoy!

Repeat, repeat,repeat…! πŸ˜‹

Skinny Faux Cookie Dough

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Protein Bites have gotten really popular. They are little rolled up balls of peanut butter & oats goodness that are small enough to just pop in your mouth! I found a recipe on Pinterest that I wanted to try out. The only problem was that the only oat type product I had in my pantry were a couple of little pouches of instant oatmeal (Banana to be exact). So I pondered whether this would work or not and figured what the heck! Peanut Butter & Bananas go great together! What I didn’t realize is that I was creating a Protein Bite that after refrigerated tasted exactly like COOKIE DOUGH!!!!

Here is how I made them!

1/4 cup coconut or olive oil

1/4 cup peanut butter

2 teaspoons honey or agave

Heat in a medium pot over medium heat until creamy.

Remove from heat and add in 4 pouches of instant oatmeal (any flavor!)Β 

Add sprinkles, chocolate chips, or shredded coconut for added texture & sweetness.

Mix until smooth.

Roll into bite sized balls, place on cookie sheet.

Refrigerate for at least 30 mins.

Voila! You now have guilt free cookie dough!Β 

Enjoy!