Why i love traditions. EASTER BREAD!

Happy Easter and Happy Passover!

I love holidays for many reasons, but let’s be honest, the biggest excitement for me around the holidays is eating delicious, homemade food. I also love traditions, which is why every Easter I look forward to making Easter bread!

Easter bread is a sweet bread, more of a dessert than anything, but I’ll let you in on a little secret…I totally eat the bread for breakfast :). Of course, I eat something else with the bread to make it more of a balanced meal. Remember if you only eat a carb at breakfast (especially one that is high in sugar), you will have a quick burst of energy followed by a quick drop in energy. This means that you’ll feel really great right after you eat the bread and then an hour later you’ll be looking for that cup of coffee or more food to…

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May the luck of the Irish Soda Bread be with you!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Can I just tell you all how happy I am to be Irish on a fun holiday like St. Patrick’s Day! I hope you all enjoyed your St. Patty’s Day; I know I did! And I’m not done enjoying it yet! I was pretty busy last weekend so I couldn’t make my favorite Irish feast which is boiled potatoes, turnips, and cabbage, and of course Irish soda bread. But I do plan on making it this weekend and I’m already one step ahead as I made my Irish soda bread yesterday! This year I’m going to try a vegetarian spin on corned beef so I can pack some protein into my Irish feast! Recommended by Janel, a fellow vegan dietitian, I’m going to experiment with her recipe for cajun tempeh bacon!

On Wednesday, I got my actual st. patty’s fix by going to Tommy Doyle’s in Harvard…

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Vegify Your Chili!

Well, here it is, the last recipe to complete my self-quota for the week! 4 recipes in 7 days. Phew! From now on I think I will set a more realistic goal, one new recipe every week. The realistic goals we set for ourselves are usually the ones we can maintain, right?!

Today I am going to share with all of you a chili recipe. A very healthy one in fact. This vegetarian chili recipe calls for tofu as a meat substitute. Some vegetarian chili recipes call for beans only as a protein source; however I love the tofu addition because it adds more substance and makes it taste heartier.

If you’re used to beef in you chili, don’t be afraid to try tofu instead! It mimics the texture of meat and absorbs the flavor of the chili. PLUS one serving of this tofu chili is only 280 calories and only 1.5 grams…

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Pumpkin. It’s what’s for dessert.

If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that have a pretty serious sweet tooth. That’s right. I said it. I LOVE DESSERT.

I know what you’re thinking…”but that’s not healthy!” That may be true…BUT everything in moderation is fine! Plus, I am a food lover not a fighter! I would never deprive myself of any type of food; I just won’t have it on a daily or weekly basis!

Having said that, don’t be scared to try this delicious recipe I’m about to share. Share it with your family and friends if you’re worried about eating it all and consuming all the calories by yourself! Which could be done since it’s that good!

A perfect dessert to make for the holidays, it also is a great dessert to enjoy served warm in the winter time. And unfortunately, in the North East, we know winter lasts forever! So…

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Hello there!

Recipe numero dos is another vegetarian dish. So I feel the need to tell all of you out there that I do follow a semi-vegetarian diet. If we wanna be fancy about it, we can call me a pescetarian! I am a vegetarian who eats seafood. I also eat dairy and eggs. While this is the lifestyle I choose to follow, I am not here to convert anyone to vegetarianism. Having said that, a majority of the recipes I share will be vegetarian. But good news! You don’t have to be a herbivore (plant-eater) to enjoy some tofu every once and a while! Plus, there are some health benefits to being a vegetarian or eating vegetarian occaisonally, including lowering your risk of heart disease! So listen up and let me tell you a little bit about tempeh!

Tempeh, your not-so-average tofu

Tempeh is a fermented food made by cooked soybeans…

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My first blog! The inspiration behind, apple talk, and an applelicious tofu entree

Hello blog world!

I am excited to finally take a dive into the fast-growing, ever-so-popular blog scene. But I am even more thrilled to share delicious (mostly healthy, I mean we all need to indulge a little bit now and then) recipes and my food-for-thoughts. Basically I want to educate you about foods which are nutritious AND delicious. Foods that you can feel good about putting in your body.

So let me just get right into it and tell you a little story about my recent food rut. Once upon a time, I found myself grocery shopping at only one store, Trader Joe’s. Why not?!  I could find healthy food, organic food, sometime local food, easy to prepare food, but most importantly, cheap food!  Even though I still love Trader Joe’s (don’t get me wrong!), I found myself eating the same things over and over, and yes over again. And believe me,…

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