dinanicola: how to fend off vampires. garlic green beans prep time: 5 mins cooking time: 3 mins 1 lb green beans 6 cloves garlic (more if you like it spicy!), roughly chopped sea salt olive oil 1. bring a large saucepan of water to a boil + add in green beans + 1 tsp sea salt…

dinanicola: the hipster-est of salads walk into any all-the-rage, farm-to-table restaurant these days + and spoiler alert, you are guaranteed to find two things on the menu: kale and brussel sprouts. so, why not marry the two? kale, brussel sprout + apple salad cooking time: 15 minutes serves: 4 1 head kale, stems removed +…

dinanicola: prime for the pickin’ heirloom tomato salad serves: 2 – 4 cooking time: 10 mins 4 heirloom tomatoes, sliced 1 cucumber, peeled + sliced 2 green onions, cleaned + sliced avocado (optional) olive oil sea salt 1. place all vegetables in a large salad bowl 2. drizzle with olive oil + sea salt to…

Crazy to think that that two-thirds of produce samples in recent tests had pesticide residues. In my house we moved to primarily organic about 6 years ago. In the recent years I have paid much more attention to the dirty dozen and clean fifteen. Health wise I have seen a difference for sure. Also with…

My husbands aunt is in the DC area today. She wanted to have lunch with us before heading back to PA. Hubs had work and I have off since it is a Monday in June. Mondays and Fridays in June I have off. We decided to eat near Catholic U where hubs works. They have…

vegan-yums: avocado shiitake spring rolls / recipe I love a good veggie roll. This looks yummo.

Banana Breadie Puddin

Playing around with banana bread recipes. I already had a pretty good one, but wanted to cut some things out. I call this banana breadie puddin. Why? Well once it is out of the oven the insides remind me of a bread with puddingish squish qualities. Overall it is yum yum in the tum tum….

♻️👊👍 The last month or so I have been growing herbs. Started with a small mint and basil plant. Moved to two mint plants. Two sweet basil plants. Added lemon basil from Butler’s Orchard this weekend. Today went to see what plants are still out there that could live on my window. Also got a…

I have always eaten mostly fruits and veggies. Meat doesn’t taste good to me. Bread though tastes really good. I love bread. I grew up in the Philly area. Soft pretzels and fresh breads were always around me. I love Wawa and a good hoagie. A sandwich is my favorite meal. Typically bread was at…

So I made Sticky Fig BBQ Sauce recipe from Nutrition Stripped. I personally call is sticky figgy bbq. You can find the recipe and all the facts belowhttp://nutritionstripped.com/sticky-fig-bbq-tempeh/ This recipe is amaze. My husband approves. We are def going to use this recipe for our annual 4th of july party. I am so excited to…

Made energy bites. Trying out this recipe as a test to see if I like. Afternoons can be rough sometimes. These are perfect for me. They have a chewy texture that reminds me of taffy. I do love a good taffy. Instead of having the taffy I have these. I kicked out the hemp protein…