Mini Banana and Cacao Pancakes

If you’re trying to watch your calorie intake but still like to enjoy a nice helping of Saturday morning pancakes, you are in luck! These Mini Banana & Cacao pancakes go nicely with your favorite cup of coffee, a good book or your favorite Saturday morning show. I love waking up early and preparing these…

Seafood, Broccoli, Cabbage and Pasta Medley

You guys – this was soo tasty, healthy and oh-so-easy to make. I made this for Tunde and I for dinner and it was a hit. As most of you know,  I come from a family of cooks, so I know this will definitely be a crowd pleaser next time the fam is in LA!…

My Self-Care Haven 

Life is crazy, and personally I find it hard to stop, take a minute and just indulge in some serious self-care. I enjoy eating healthy and staying physically fit, but there is something about running a warm bath, sipping on your favorite drink and just decompressing from the week that does the body and mind…

Perfecting the Green Smoothie 

As most of my family and friends know, I love a tasty green smoothie. Living in LA, it seems as though there’s a pressed juice and smoothie shop on every corner and while that’s amazing, it can also be an expensive visit to the smoothie shop! To save money and still enjoy the benefits of…

Cilantro Jalapeño Spread

Hello and thanks for stopping in! Last night I made Taco Salad and completely forgot to pick up salsa at the grocery store while shopping for all of the ingredients.  I didn’t realize until I was halfway through chopping the lettuce and preparing the ground beef that I completely forgot salsa. Personally, I cannot eat taco…

Stuffed Mexican Style Bell Peppers

While I particularly love delicious tacos and a refreshing margarita on Fridays, these healthy stuffed Mexican style bell peppers are a crowd pleaser every day of the week! Ingredients: •1 pound lean ground beef •1 can organic black beans •1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese •1 can diced tomatoes •1 jalapeno •1 lime •4 bell peppers (cut…

Easy Oat Flour Banana Pancakes

Pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast meals, but the heavy duty calories and flour that go into pancakes are a couple of the reasons I refrain from making them too often. Growing up, my dad used to make the most delicious pancakes every once in a while, so every now and then I need…

Quick Homemade Kale Chips

There’s nothing better than feeling good and feeling good about the foods we put into our bodies. Swapping out the french fries for a side salad or opting for fruit instead of creme brulee is never easy but if done consistently can yield great results for our health. Although the sweets might taste better, truth…

Butternut Squash and Bacon Soup

This year, it is a goal of mine to add more dishes to my weekly menu that are filled with fresh vegetables and ingredients that are good for the body! This Butternut Squash & Bacon Soup will definitely be a staple go-to! It’s pretty easy to make, a definite crowd pleaser for people that like…

Savory Bacon and Spinach Scramble on Toast

When trying to maintain a healthy and balanced diet, preparation is key. With a busy schedule it can become tempting to give in and opt for an easy bowl of cereal or croissant in the morning as opposed to a well-balanced breakfast. This is a struggle for me and i’m here to encourage you to…

Creamy Chicken and Cheese Tortellini Soup w/ Bok Choy

I found the inspiration for this recipe on aspicyperspective.com and switched up a bit of the ingredients, added my own ingredients and cooked it a bit differently. The great thing about cooking is having the ability to pick and choose which ingredients work best for you and your taste buds.  Here are the exact ingredients and…