Tag: real food

Cheesecake is my kryptonite. I eat a piece of the real stuff every year for my birthday (yep, the REAL stuff. Remember, 80/20), but for other times of the year when I have the urge for some cheesecake as a reward day treat, I like to have my real food remixed options available. These pistachio lime … Read More...

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Raw Zucchini Bread

Summer may feel over after Labor Day weekend, but seasonally many summer veggies are still growing strong here in SoCal, including green zucchini.  This season I’ve been growing a bunch of summer squash varieties that I’ve mainly been slicing up and freezing for future meals, but I’ve also used a lot of the green zucchini to … Read More...

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This week I whipped up of one of my all-time favorite Vietnamese soups, Pho (pronounced ‘fuh’), with a bit of a veggie-loaded kick to it. So if you’ve ever had Pho, you know traditionally it has thin slices of meat and rice noodles in it, right? But for this particular recipe I wanted to keep … Read More...

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Watermelon Summer Salsa

“Happiness is chips & salsa.” -Anonymous If that quote is true, then this seasonal spin to salsa is next level happiness. This was my first time making a watermelon-base salsa thanks to my friends Ralph & Angie over at Fallow Ground Farms, and I’ve got to say, this stuff turned out epic and it’s so … Read More...

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I found out last week that Trader Joe’s is now carrying ready-made cauliflower rice (and life just got a whole lot easier!), which promptly got me motivated to make a new caulirice recipe this week for my meal prep. Cauliflower rice, or “Caulirice”, is one of my go-to grain-free additions to many of my meals during the … Read More...

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How-To Grow 100+ Plants in a 3x2 Space For Less Than $20

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, I’ve posted a couple sneak peek pics of this garden bag idea as it was growing over time and you gals & guys seemed to love it, so I wanted to put together this DIY post with sequencing and time-lapse pics so you can see exactly what I did, … Read More...

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Black Olive Guacamole | NYCT.me

Cinco de Mayo is here and this homemade black olive guacamole has got your back for putting big grins on guacamole-loving faces. Traditional guacamole we know has the basics:  avocado, tomato, onion, lime, salt & pepp… but I wanted to put a little flavor and presentation spin to mine, so this version I made with … Read More...

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Veggie Fajitas with Cilantro Lime Caulirice

It’s Taco Tuesday! …and although I would love to indulge in some tasty tacos, I’m still deep in the detox game (see previous Spring Salad post) and tacos are off limits for the time being.  So to adapt, I whipped up something tasty in the spirit of Taco Tuesday, but that was also ReBoot protocol-friendly:  Veggie … Read More...

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Beautiful Spring Salad Flavors with a Mandarin-Tahini or Citrus-Mango Tahini Dressing

After a fun filled & relaxing winter vacation with a little more than usual indulgences (sugar/Christmas treats) and fermented grape juice, I’m currently cleansing the body cells doing a 21-day ReBoot – the perfect way to start 2015.  If you’ve been following me on Instagram lately, I have been posting some of my ReBoot-friendly meals … Read More...

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Happy Holidays to you!  Wow, is it me, or did December just fly by… Christmas is in a few days?!  I’m horrible when it comes to last minute Christmas shopping (read: still have most of my shopping to do this evening!), planning festivities, cooking, etc. Luckily this year for family Christmas festivities I’m on cookie … Read More...

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