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Vegan Blueberry Lemon Muffins

Since we’ve been pregnant, I really haven’t had any cravings (which is good, in my eyes). [Cravings = unnecessary weight… which I don’t need nor want lol] I occasionally have been in the mood for blueberry pancakes; I also understand that berry’s are high in antioxidants and good for women. In this case I have been wanting to try my own homemade muffins. My recipe is simple and healthy.  My husband really liked them, and said they were moist, despite the fact they have no eggs, and no butter lol. In 95 percent of my bakings, I use whole wheat flour…. However, you can use all purpose white flour if you like. This recipe makes about 14 muffins (I scrape the bowl clean)!! Ingredients: 6 oz of fresh blueberries or 1 1/4 cup 2 Lemons zested 1 cup of White sugar 1/2 cup coconut oil (slightly melted, which helps the binding when mixing the sugar) 1 tsp Dark vanilla (I use Dominican or Mexican Vanilla, its more flavorful) 1/2 tsp Salt 2 tsp Baking powder …

Veggie Flatbread

Easy, quick, and affordable… Lately, I have decided to convert to a vegetarian and vegan lifestyle. I have found it most difficult, because of the fact I am pregnant and my mind goes blank when I try to come up with things to cook. I came up with an easy 10-20 minutes recipe, for a homemade pizza. Ingredients: *ALL ingredients can be substituted for vegan products*  1 bag of pizza dough (I used one that you add water and let sit for 5 minutes) 1 bag of mozzarella cheese 1 small can of pizza sauce 1/4 cup of minced red bell pepper 1 tablespoon of minced white onion 1/2 of a small zucchini (thinly sliced to look like pepperoni) 1/4 cup of white flour 1 8×10 non-stick cookie sheet (about half the size of a regular cookie sheet) *** PAM cooking spray (I used the olive oil version) *** Add pepper, salt, dry oregano, dry parsley, sazon (season to your liking, however I used all of these ingredients) Directions: Follow instructions on the pizza dough …

Vegan/ Vegetarian Eating

This past weekend, my fiancé and I decided to watch a documentary. Like most situations, we enjoy watching documentaries; they happen to be some of the most factual information you can find in this world. The name of the documentary, is called, “What the health”. I am naturally a healthy eater/ consumer, and from time to time eat vegan meals or vegetarian meals. However, after this documentary, and the statistics that we became educated on, changed my perspective entirely; if you watch it, the documentary may do the same for you! Before watching What the health, my fiancé and I decided to stick to a healthy diet (even though we already had been, but a stricter diet to help him reach the weight he wants). Instead, we have decided to try a week of vegan/ vegetarian eating next week. He also agreed to try the vegan restaurant up the street from our house this weekend (I love him.. lol); which I’ve tried several times way before our new plan. I even questioned the impact of …

Glazed Salmon

I love seafood, it is light, it can sustain seasoning, and not very fattening. My boyfriend doesn’t really like or “prefer” seafood, so I have to spice it up and make it very flavorful for him. Try my homemade glazed salmon! It’s one of my best recipes yet, and super easy! Ingredients: 4  Skinless Salmon pieces or (1lb) 1 1/2 tsp fresh ginger (or use squeezed ginger) 3 minced Garlic Cloves 1 Lime 6 tbs Honey 1 tbs Brown Sugar 4 tbs Soy Sauce 1 tbs Coconut oil *Pepper (season in moderation) Directions: Thoroughly clean Salmon in cold water. Once cleaned and drained, squeeze lime over Salmon, sprinkle paper lightly on both sides of the fish and put to the side. In a separate bowl, add all remaining ingredients (except coconut oil), mix well with fork. Pour glaze mixture on top of Salmon, cover tight, and refrigerate for 30 minutes minimum. In a sauce/ skillet pan (non stick) place Coconut oil, then heat to medium-high heat. Once pan is very hot, place fish (keep remaining …

Turkey Meatballs – Whole Wheat Spaghetti

Turkey Meatballs – Whole Wheat Spaghetti I don’t cook meatballs often, because I have to have the patience to roll each ball lol. However, they always come out delicious and worth it! In this recipe I used vodka sauce. It is very delicious and doesn’t just taste like tomato paste (for me that can be too much, so I use vodka sauce). The good part is, you can find it from any grocery store, and you can add any vegetable you like. Try it out and let me know, how your meal turned out!   Ingredients: 2 small garlic cloves minced 1 bottom of a minced red pepper (about 2 ½ tablespoons) ½ tablespoon of squeezed ginger 1 pound of ground turkey 1 brown egg *Dried Parsley, Turmeric, Salt, Pepper, Sazón (all dry ingredients I used about a ½ tablespoon or less). Directions: Add all the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well and make sure the squeezed ginger is properly mixed as well. Take a small spoon and mold your turkey meatballs and place …

Cranberry Chicken Salad

Something easy, flavorful, and definitely delicious!! Ingredients: 2 Boneless Chicken Breast 1 Stick of rosemary 1 Small white onion 1 Block of chicken stock ¼ Cup of dried cranberries 1 Celery stick minced 1 Tablespoon of fresh Italian Parsley 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice 2 Cups of mayonnaise or more (depending on how thick you want it to be) 1 Table spoon of chopped pecans ** Salt, and pepper (season as needed)   Directions: In a medium size pot, fill pot with water, place rosemary, onion (chopped in quarters), chicken stock cube, and chicken. Bring to a boil, stir occasionally, and cook for 20-30 minutes (until tender and thoroughly cooked). When chicken is done cooking place for cooling down in a bowl for about 5 minutes, then finish cooling in the refrigerator. Chop and separate chicken ¼ inch little bite size in a bowl. Pour lemon juice over chicken and lightly stir. Next add all the remainder ingredients and season well!   I like my chicken salad chilled, so once I am done combining everything, …

Oregano Sizzling Tender Steak

Every time I make this kind steak it reminds me of home and my culture… Dominican. I use country dried Oregano from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Abuela grows the oregano and dry’s it in the front yard. When she comes to the states, she brings me a bundle of it. The flavor and smell is wonderful and potent. Any kind of foreign oregano or organic oregano will work! Ingredients (Servings 4-6): 2 slabs of top shoulder steak (or 1 slab if you’re cooking for just two people) ½ cup of red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons of Oregano 4 big garlic cloves minced – fresh (2 if you are cooking for less people) 1 ½ green bell pepper (cut into strips) ½ red onion *salt, pepper, adobo (Goya), sazón (Goya)   Directions: Chop steak and cut off most of the access fat In a big bowl, place steak Add red wine vinegar, garlic, make sure, when adding oregano to crumble with your hands. Next, add all dry ingredients (be sure to not put too much salt, …