Quick & Easy Veggie Fajita Bowls

Short on time, but still hoping to cook a nutritious meal? Frozen vegetables are a great solution! They contain all of the same beneficial vitamins, minerals, and fiber as fresh vegetables, making them just as nutritious. Since they are pre-washed and chopped, they have the added benefit of a decreased prep time. When selecting frozenContinue reading “Quick & Easy Veggie Fajita Bowls”

Chickpea Flour Banana Pancakes

As a foodie and a scientist, I love experimenting with different cooking and baking ingredients and methods. Innovative ingredients that food companies produce in response to consumer demands such as gluten-free, vegan, organic, etc. are some of my favorite food purchases — they give me more options for my experimentation. 🙂 Some of these innovativeContinue reading “Chickpea Flour Banana Pancakes”

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

While I don’t follow a vegan diet, I love to experiment with vegan recipes (especially baked goods). Vegan recipes aiming for a cheesy flavor often utilize cashews and require a food processor to achieve a smooth texture. I usually find this messy, exhausting, and not worth the time. Recently, I stumbled upon the solution inContinue reading “Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake”

These 4 Simple Oatmeal Recipes Will Blow Your Favorite Flavored Oatmeal Packets out of the Water

If you’re a fan of flavored oatmeal packets, be prepared to give your taste buds an awakening. Packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals and low in added sugar and sodium, these four recipes surpass flavored oatmeal packets in both tastiness and nutritional value. Whole fruits provide texture and sweetness, while spices and nuts give anContinue reading “These 4 Simple Oatmeal Recipes Will Blow Your Favorite Flavored Oatmeal Packets out of the Water”

Buffalo Chicken Dip Gets a Makeover

What’s buffalo chicken dip without cream cheese, ranch dressing, and hot sauce? Delicious. Spicy. Full of flavor. Higher in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Lower in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium. Case and point — it’s a win. You can serve this traditionally with chips and dipping vegetables, but it also works great as an entreeContinue reading “Buffalo Chicken Dip Gets a Makeover”

Oven-Baked Black Bean Burgers

Ingredients 1.5 cups black beans (one 15-oz can) 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal 1/3 cup water 2/3 cup rolled or quick oats (not steel cut) 1 tablespoon taco seasoning 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce ½ to 1 teaspoon hot sauce (adjust based on your preference) 1/3 cup diced onion 1/3 cup diced red bell pepper Directions PreheatContinue reading “Oven-Baked Black Bean Burgers”

Seasoning Mixes

Taco Seasoning Add to taco meat & dip, chili, soups, stews, and mixed dishes that require an extra kick. 2 tablespoons + 1.5 teaspoons chili powder 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon cumin 3/4 teaspoon paprika 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional) Italian Seasoning Sprinkle onto salads, sandwiches, or cooked vegetables orContinue reading “Seasoning Mixes”