One of my favorite ways to use my cooking talents is to cook for my friends. I love sharing healthy dishes to inspire them to eat more balanced meals. Eating less meat has helped drastically with inflammation and digestion. For my friends, I prepared a fresh veggie and lentil stew. It has all fresh, veggies straight like swiss chard, arugula, fennel, and cabbage, and peppers. Mix in some spices and some veggie broth, and you have yourself a delicious, easy, healthy lentil stew.
Welcome to Chicago! Where the seasons don’t matter and mother nature is permanently on holiday. While we are in the midst of our second winter, I have been stirring up some delicious soups. All I want to do is stay warm and not go outside. I feel antsy if I don’t move around for too long, so I need something grounding to keep me relaxed throughout the cold months. Being all stirred up in my head can make it difficult to think at times. This soup recipe can be whipped up without a recipe.
One of my favorite dips is spinach artichoke dip. However, it is full of mayonnaise with soybean oil and processed Parmesan cheese. It is seemingly healthy with the spinach in there. Some recipes also use mozzarella cheese, sour cream, or cream cheese to create a stomach monstrosity. As Redefining All Diets, I found a healthier way to create my favorite dish from home using a cashew base for cheese, nutritional yeast for the flavor, and vegeneise to cut a portion of the unhealthy fat. I added an extra veggie kick by stuffing it into a mushroom. This also gives it more protein to make this a well-rounded dish. You won’t even miss the meat with how filling this is.
I have been watching a lot of Master Chef lately. What can be more addicting than watching Gordon Ramsey yell at chefs? Honestly, I’ve had a dream of being on a cooking show and it’s brought back a lot of inspiration to continue cooking.
I spent the second half of 2018 traveling and enjoying visiting areas all over the US. However, I was not cooking as much and gained some weight. I felt disconnected from my purpose and traveling helped me come back home. Luckily, I always have my tools to come back to in order to get back on track.
The weather is dropping again, which means it’s time for soups again.
Who am I kidding? I can eat soup any time of the year.
I’m not the biggest fan of broccoli and it has taken me years to get used to its taste.
I’ve tried various ways to mask the taste as much as I can to get the nutritional benefits of this cruciferous vegetable.
Want to eat Chipotle Mexican Grill without having to go out and order it? Try my #chefdux Cheezy Beans and Greens Veggie Burrito Bowl. I made this recipe myself from scratch because I wanted to take a shot at making a healthy burrito bowl without all the carbs, cheese, and tortillas/chips we typically eat when we go to Chipotle. My intention is to prove that it is possible to eat healthily and crowd out the unhealthy foods while still maintaining flavor.
I definitely outdid myself here! This hot and sour soup tastes just as good if not better than what you would get at a restaurant. The best part is there is no flour to act as a thickener, less salt in a restaurant, and I amped up the veggie game to make this a healthy, hearty, grounding dish. Want to learn how to make more recipes like this? Join me in one of two ways: take a cooking lesson with me or join my crash course cooking on April 9th. For now, enjoy the epic noms in this video! 😉😋🍲
Are you feeling a bit all over the place now that summer is over and the holidays are getting closer? We naturally shift into eating heavier, warmer foods as the colder months set in. Who doesn’t love a nice warm bowl of food on a cold day? One easy way to do this is by roasting vegetables. It’s a great way to easily cook up any dish without all the mess. There are so many wonderful vegetables to use that are fantastic to help keep you grounded and focused during the hustle and bustle of the day. Spend your holiday season feeling healthy and full of energy with my sweet potato veggie bowl with salsa con queso!
Are you feeling like your mind is racing like crazy? Do you feel like you need to focus, but feel like you’re getting pulled in every direction? Are you feeling hungry all the time, but you’re craving carbs and the sweet stuff? Do you want to feel more energy and focus with the food you eat while crowding out your unhealthy cravings?