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The Power of Cinnamon

The Power of Cinnamon

Anybody that knows me, knows I LOVE cinnamon! I put that sh*t on everythanggg. But for real. I do haha. Cinnamon has some great health benefits too and is a great option for pre-diabetics and diabetics. Some health benefits of cinnamon are: Cinnamon is a […]

What oil should you use?

What oil should you use?

Lately when I walk down the grocery store isle or health food store I am pretty confused. As a nutrition specialist you would think I would know every supplement, oil, or protein powder, but think not! There are so many products coming out on the […]

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies {Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free}

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies {Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free}

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe 

1 cup of oats (grounded in a blender)

1 tsp of baking soda

1 tsp of baking powder

1 tsp of sea salt

1 tsp of cinnamon

1/4 cup of Organic Vegetable shortening

2/4 cup of applesauce (equals 2 eggs)

1 tsp of vanilla

1/2 cup of dairy free chocolate chips. (I use my fav, Enjoy Life Brands!)

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350. Mix together all the dry ingredients (oats, baking soda, powder, cinnamon, and salt). In a separate bowl, using an electric mixer, mix together the shortening, applesauce and vanilla until fluffy. Mix both sets of ingredients together and fold in chocolate chips. Bake for 20 min and let them cool. They will end up being super moist and soft!

 

Vegan Mac n’ Cheese

Vegan Mac n’ Cheese

YUM!!!!! Vegan Mac n’ Cheese Recipe  3/4 of a sweet potato (cooked) 1/2 cup of unsweetened plain almond milk salt and pepper ( you can add onion and garlic powder as well if you like) 1/3 cup of nutritional yeast   Mix all ingredients together […]

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Skillet (Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free)

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Skillet (Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free)

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Skillet Recipe:  1 1/2 cup of almond flour 1 tsp of baking soda 1 tsp of baking powder 1 tsp of cinnamon 4 mashed bananas 1 tbsp of vanilla 2 eggs 1/3 cup of melted coconut oil 1/2 cup of dairy […]

White Bean Quinoa Burgers

White Bean Quinoa Burgers

These little burgers are a perfect plant-based protein option for vegans, vegetarians, or anyone!

They are super simple to make and came out delicious. Let me know how you like them 🙂

 

White Bean Quinoa Burgers Recipe:

2 cups of cooked quinoa

1 can of cannelloni beans (drained)

1/2 shallot (diced)

2 eggs

2 tbsp of olive oil

seasonings such as salt, pepper, parsley, etc.

Preparation:

Heat up a skillet with olive oil and begin to sauté the shallots. In a bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, eggs, beans, and seasonings. Once the shallots are roasted and sautéed, add them into the bowl. Mix ingredients together and form into patties in your hands. Place onto a greased skillet (use the same on you used for the shallots) and cook about 3 min on each side. Serve warm and enjoy!

 

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 […]


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

 

 


Life is Sweet

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies {Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free}

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies {Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free}

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe  1 cup of oats (grounded in a blender) 1 tsp of baking soda 1 tsp of baking powder 1 tsp of sea salt 1 tsp of cinnamon 1/4 cup of Organic Vegetable shortening 2/4 cup of applesauce (equals 2 eggs) […]

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Skillet (Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free)

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Skillet (Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free)

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Skillet Recipe:  1 1/2 cup of almond flour 1 tsp of baking soda 1 tsp of baking powder 1 tsp of cinnamon 4 mashed bananas 1 tbsp of vanilla 2 eggs 1/3 cup of melted coconut oil 1/2 cup of dairy […]

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 […]