I love the smell of fresh herbs smothering potatoes. Add some of your favorite vegetables and beans and my oh my you have a delicious meal that is hearty and healthy! The scent wafting through the air made me smile as I greeted the freshly baked meal. The flavor from the fresh herbs, onions, garlic, bell peppers met with a kick from a chopped jalapeno and red pepper flakes and the tang of a lemon offer a delightful surprise to your taste buds. The meal is really easy to make with light prep work served fresh from the oven! Join me if you please in this simple and healthy meal!
Tacos, Tacos, Tacos! I swear tacos are good about any time of day! I just love them! We did it up this past Taco Tuesday and couldn't help but go for a late night snack!! In fact, I couldn't help but make them again tonight because the pictures looked so dang good. They were even better, I swear! I had a ripe avocado tonight so it made it that much better! Gerald quotes "This is becoming a new favorite!" Mmm!!!! The recipe was requested so with without further ado...here you go!! Join me and have a taco!!
Serving Size - 2 Tacos ~ 4 total servings
Prep Time - 10 min
Cook Time - 15 min
Total - 25 min
May your day be filled with laughter and love!
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and are off to a fresh start for a bright new week! I have a divine recipe for you to try for your Meatless Monday! It was a recipe I made on a complete whim the other day. I love meals like this. A little bit of this, a little bit of that, and before you know it something new comes out of very basic ingredients. It comes in at under 300 calories per serving with 11 grams of protein!! That's what I'm talking about! It makes a heck of a lunch or a nice dinner for two. The presentation is a feast for the eyes! Just wrap it up and munch it down, nom!
Hope you are surviving the weather wherever you are! It is unseasonably warm here in San Diego and we are loving it! We found ourselves sprawled out on our yoga mats in the warm sunshine these last couple of days soaking it up. I forget how much the warmth makes a difference when stretching, icaramba it feels nice. I have been trying to get more active with the start to the new year (are you?) and found myself taking a nice long walk. What are you doing for exercise? We've been trying to learn a few new yoga poses to bring it up a notch! We also like to incorporate hand weights with our walks adding Tai Chi movements, lunges, jump backs etc. It feels so good to get moving!
It also feels good to have a sweet treat! If you are still up and have a sweet hankering then I have just the right fix for you! It only takes 5 healthy ingredients some of which posses super food qualities! It is gluten-free, practically raw (less PB), and VEGAN! It only takes 5 minutes to create, 10 minutes in the freezer makes a delicious difference!
What do you need? 1 avocado, raw cacao powder, agave syrup, nut butter and a pinch of stevia. Bonus - top with your favorite treat! A frozen berry or... a chocolate covered something special! I opted for the latter...
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Lets do this..!
That's it! ~ A not so guilty dessert made with an avocado base! Imagine.... this on top of vegan brownies, layered vegan cake, as a filling in a cupcake, in a layered parfait...! Plus Raw Cacao is known as a super food! It is a fantastic source of magnesium, one of the richest antioxidant source, an all natural anti-depressant, and helps diminish the appetite so can aid in weight loss! Say what? I'm SO loving cacao, I'm getting my chocolate fix and a health fix - heck yah!
Dessert for two ~ isn't eating healthy fun?
Shine from the insight out!
What was on your menu for Meatless Monday? We had brown rice spaghetti with a chopped side salad. The other night I made one of our new favorites! I started with a bed of red quinoa for added protein, then covered it steaming hot Citrus Infused Rainbow Carrots & Brussels Sprouts. Each bight exhilarates your taste buds. My oh my a true sensation! I've already made it again and we are HUGE fans! My husband loves it and claims the flavor is absolutely incredible! Yes, success!!! :D
I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as we do. I like to fry 'er up in our cast iron skillet while jamming to some tunes. A slight yoga stretch while reaching for an orange and before you know it Jerry is behind me wondering what smells so good! My favorite meals are made this way! My secret ingredient? Love. Love is the secret and most important ingredient of all. When I'm happy loving and thankful along the way adding a dash of this and a splash of this, the finest creations are made. Do enjoy!
Servings: 4 Total Time: 20 Minutes
To a healthier happier you!!
Chocolate Banana Vanilla Chai Protein Shake! YUM! Does it get any better than this? This shake is a craving buster and a real treat! It is raw, vegan, gluten-free and full of whole-food ingredients. Loaded with frozen bananas, cacao, a handful of raw almonds, a splash of filtered water and a touch of vanilla chai protein powder to create a cacao sensation any time of the day! We enjoyed ours for breakfast the other morning. Chocolate lovers this shake is for you, it is so chocolatey....yum! Place it in the freezer for 20 minutes and it will be like ice cream.
Tip: Ensure the bananas are very ripe before freezing! Peal, freeze the night before and enjoy!
I love the health benefits of raw cacao!
Opt to freeze for 10 minutes (+) for an ice cream like consistency!
Watching your calories this New Year? No worries here you go!
Enjoy - cheers to you!
Bring out your inner god or goddess with some healthy goddess dip made with whole-food ingredients that are completely vegan and gluten-free. It's so good for you your aura may even shine brighter after indulging. Cut up some fresh veggies, add some sweet potato chips and get to dipping! We love dip and can't seem to keep enough around. This is a great new recipe we both love! What a healthy snack or even a light meal! It's great to put out before dinner, for guests, for kids, for husbands...enjoy! :)
Grab a carrot stick and enjoy!
SHINE BRIGHT! "Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun." ~ John Lennon
2013 flew by for us, did it for you? I am having a hard time believing it is already 2014! Life doesn't seem to slow down, it just keeps flowing. I sent out my first holiday letter and was shocked at how much had happened in just one year. We were very blessed, we had our ups and downs like everyone else but overall I'd say it was quite a miraculous year!!!
2014 brings a new year and new opportunities. When I think of what I'd like for 2014, 14 words come to mind:
What do you want for 2014?
P.S. Thank you all for your support in 2013 - I couldn't do it with out your support!! What amazing growth Artistic Vegan has seen! I published a cookbook in April 2013. Blossoming Lotus Flower, my previous blog, moved to this new site Artistic Vegan in May of 2013. Since then it went from 0 to 37,000 + likes on Facebook, and from 0 to over 530,000 hits on ArtisticVegan.com.
In August my husband published his book and had incredible success! He went to #1 on Middle East History and #7 overall on Amazon.com! Airing on Coast to Coast 3 times, amongst other amazing radio shows! Check out his site GeraldClark77.com We also opened our eBay store where we offer Starfire Gold amongst other products! What's next for 2014? Stay tuned and see!
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