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Paleo Doughnuts with Cashew Butter Drizzle

Paleo Doughnuts with Cashew Butter Drizzle

These paleo doughnuts are so tasty!! I added some carob chips and drizzled them with creamy cashew butter. Hope you enjoy!   Paleo Doughnuts Recipe: 1 box of Simple Mills Vanilla cake mix  3 eggs 1/3 cup of coconut oil 1/3 cup of water 1 […]

White Bean Avocado Dip

White Bean Avocado Dip

I needed something comforting to pair with my Siete Grain-free tortilla chips! I love snacking and I love dips. So I figured I would combine my favorite dips (hummus/bean dips + guacamole) ! Super simple recipe that anyone can make! Have fun with this one […]

Garbanzo Bean and Banana Chocolate-Chip Muffins

Garbanzo Bean and Banana Chocolate-Chip Muffins

Recipe for Garbanzo Bean and Banana Chocolate-Chip Muffins 

1 1/2 cups of garbanzo bean flour

1 tsp of baking soda

1 mashed banana

1/2 cup of palm shortening

2 chia egg

1 tsp of vanilla

1/2 cup of Enjoy Life Dairy free chocolate chips

Preparation

Preheat oven at 350. Mix flour and baking soda together. Ina  separate bowl mixed mashed banana, vanilla, shortening, chia egg. Mix both sets of ingredients together in one bow, fold in chocolate chips, and bake in a greased muffin tin for 12-14 min! Watch closely as you don’t want to dry out these muffins since garbanzo bean flour can be quite dense.

Protein! What is it? How much do we need? and do Vegans get enough of it?

Protein! What is it? How much do we need? and do Vegans get enough of it?

Have you ever heard of someone going to the hospital for protein deficiency? Yeah, me neither. Protein is, of course, an abundant macronutrient needed for our bodies to function properly. However, there are massive amounts of protein gimmicks out there from bars, to supplements, to […]

Meal Prep: Do’s and Don’ts

Meal Prep: Do’s and Don’ts

Meal Prep: Do’s and Don’ts Meal prep is a great way to stay on track with your eating regimen. Over the years I have worked with patients who have suffered with yo-yo-dieting, binge eating, and excessive weight gain and the most common thing I have […]

Pumpkin Carob Bread

Pumpkin Carob Bread

Recipe for Pumpkin Carob Bread: 

1 cup of almond flour

1 tsp of baking soda

1 tsp of cinnamon

1 tsp of nutmeg

1 egg

1/2 can of organic pumpkin puree

1 tsp of vanilla extract

3 tbsp of coconut sugar

2 tbsp of coconut oil

1/2 cup of carob chips

Preparation: Preheat oven to 350. Mix almond flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together egg, pumpkin, vanilla, sugar, and coconut oil. Mix all ingredients together into one now (fold in the pumpkin mixture). Once that is all mixed, pour into a greased bread pan and bake for 35-40 min.

Energy Balls!

Energy Balls!

I call these babies ” Energy Balls!” Because they are delicious, easy to make, and will give you that extra boost you need. I coated these with sesame seeds. Sesame seeds are a great plant source for iron. Great for snacking, especially anyone with anemia […]

Chocolate-Chip Protein Cookie Skillet

Chocolate-Chip Protein Cookie Skillet

Recipe for Chocolate-Chip Protein Cookie Skillet:  1/2 cup of almond flour 1tsp of baking soda 3 tbsp cup of coconut sugar 1/3 cup of palm shortening 1 tsp of vanilla 1/2 of enjoy life chocolate chips 1/3 cup of cocoa powder 2 eggs 1 scoop […]

Gluten-Free Apple Cobblers

Gluten-Free Apple Cobblers

Gluten-Free Apple Cobblers Recipe:

about 8-9 apples (I used Granny smith and Pink Ladies)

1/3 cup of almond flour

2 tbsp of coconut sugar

1 tbsp of cinnamon

1 tsp of nutmeg

1 stick of pasture-raised organic butter

Preparation: Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Start by peeling and slicing apples into tiny pieces (about 1 inch pieces if you can). In a bowl, mix together almond flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and butter. Break the butter into pieces with your hands and add it to the mixture. Mix everything together until it becomes crumbly. Add the apples in and make sure every piece of apple is coated with the crumbly mixture. Pour mixture into 4oz ramekins. Put ramekins on a lined baking sheet (just in case any dripping happens when in the oven) Bake for about 45 min, serve warm and enjoy!

 

 

Pumpkin Chia Mini Muffins

Pumpkin Chia Mini Muffins

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.. 🎃 🎃 🎃 these Pumpkin Chia Mini Muffins are my go-to snack these days. Some of you may not know but the health benefits of Chia seeds are endless.. perfect for plant- based peeps too. These include: […]


My Diary

The Beauty Of Letting Go

The Beauty Of Letting Go

I have always been a control freak.  Who isn’t?  There is a sense of comfort and control when we well, CONTROL things! However, this passed year and a half have taught me that having control over every little situation is not realistic and will actually slowly lead you to suffering.

Our minds are really funny sometimes. They like to play tricks on us and make us feel like something bad is happening, therefore fear should be approaching, and we either freak out or we try and control the moment by suppressing our feelings (whether that be with alcohol., drugs, shopping, etc). What really needs to happen is for your mind and body to experience the fear and take it all in- and then let go. Have those thoughts and fears just leave like a passing cloud. Because in the end, that’s really all they are right? Just thoughts. They aren’t who you are. None of the nonsense that we think about is ever who we are.

It’s funny because I’ve realized that when I actually don’t have any stresses or controlling thoughts of how I feel or how I’m suppose to feel; I feel uncomfortable. Our minds are so used to a certain way of thinking that once it stops, it feels weird. Well, I say embrace the weirdness! This means you’re on your way to happiness – without the control you thought you needed to get to that point.

If you are struggling to enjoy life’s precious moments because you are too busy in your head, here are some tips that might help you get out of yourself:

  1.  It’s not always about you. Focusing on yourself too much actually makes you miss out on the people and experiences that are going on around you. Try volunteering or doing something that will help others and you will see that it makes you feel a lot better because your focus was shifted.
  2. Practice meditation. This can be in any form. TM, Mindfulness, whatever works for you. But you should have about 10 minutes of deep breathing in a quiet room to just recharge and relax.
  3.  Exercise. You don’t have to join cross fit to feel better. I’m talking about 20 min a day of cardio, or a long walk, or jump rope, jumping jacks; something to get your heart racing for a bit. You will end up feeling better throughout the day. Trust me.
  4. Get rid of caffeine, alcohol, and sugar from your diet.
  5. Be kind to yourself, your body, and your mind. Take care of yourself. Make a cup of tea and relax, dance around to your favorite song, sing out loud around the house, laugh, smile, and practice gratitude.

I hope this post makes you see things in a different perspective. Remember, life isn’t as bad as you think it is. Let go of the control and begin to live your life.

Be well,

Allie

 

 


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Paleo Doughnuts with Cashew Butter Drizzle

Paleo Doughnuts with Cashew Butter Drizzle

These paleo doughnuts are so tasty!! I added some carob chips and drizzled them with creamy cashew butter. Hope you enjoy!   Paleo Doughnuts Recipe: 1 box of Simple Mills Vanilla cake mix  3 eggs 1/3 cup of coconut oil 1/3 cup of water 1 […]

Garbanzo Bean and Banana Chocolate-Chip Muffins

Garbanzo Bean and Banana Chocolate-Chip Muffins

Recipe for Garbanzo Bean and Banana Chocolate-Chip Muffins  1 1/2 cups of garbanzo bean flour 1 tsp of baking soda 1 mashed banana 1/2 cup of palm shortening 2 chia egg 1 tsp of vanilla 1/2 cup of Enjoy Life Dairy free chocolate chips Preparation […]

Pumpkin Carob Bread

Pumpkin Carob Bread

Recipe for Pumpkin Carob Bread:  1 cup of almond flour 1 tsp of baking soda 1 tsp of cinnamon 1 tsp of nutmeg 1 egg 1/2 can of organic pumpkin puree 1 tsp of vanilla extract 3 tbsp of coconut sugar 2 tbsp of coconut […]

Chocolate-Chip Protein Cookie Skillet

Chocolate-Chip Protein Cookie Skillet

Recipe for Chocolate-Chip Protein Cookie Skillet:  1/2 cup of almond flour 1tsp of baking soda 3 tbsp cup of coconut sugar 1/3 cup of palm shortening 1 tsp of vanilla 1/2 of enjoy life chocolate chips 1/3 cup of cocoa powder 2 eggs 1 scoop […]

Gluten-Free Apple Cobblers

Gluten-Free Apple Cobblers

Gluten-Free Apple Cobblers Recipe: about 8-9 apples (I used Granny smith and Pink Ladies) 1/3 cup of almond flour 2 tbsp of coconut sugar 1 tbsp of cinnamon 1 tsp of nutmeg 1 stick of pasture-raised organic butter Preparation: Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Start by […]