Metallic Pumpkin

Metallic Pumpkins are easy to duplicate. What makes this one unique is that it’s not only a gorgeous metallic silver, it’s blinged out!

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Caramel Cake

The reason I love this caramel cake is that it’s so rich and buttery in flavor. The texture will remind you of a light pound cake. Then, once you top that with the caramel frosting it’s something you will truly sink your teeth into.

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The World as Told by Christian

4th Quarter Push Is it really October already?! Time is moving way too fast! There seems to be a consensus throughout social medial that the calendar is disappearing a little too quickly. Why do we feel like time should slow down? Because we’re slow and haven’t met...

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Glittered Pumpkin

It's back to the pumpkin fun for me and this time it had to have some gold bling! Gold is one of my favorite colors and who doesn't love glitter? The Glittered Pumpkin sounded like the right idea for me. I remember growing up and having art time in school. I couldn't...

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Chunky Veggie Lasagna

Fall is here and although I will miss the summer weather, I am completely excited for hearty foods. Food makes my soul sing which is pretty obvious but it's something special about the leaves turning brown on the trees that let me know it's time to start cooking with...

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Frosted Pumpkin

I was on Facebook last week and asked everyone if I was the only childless 32 year old who wanted to decorate pumpkins. Apparently I was not. Everyone wanted to do it too! What made it even better was when I pulled up to Kroger. I absolutely love DIY projects and once...

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One Bowl Banana Muffins

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and there's nothing like a good banana muffin. Recently Sterling asked me if I knew how to make Banana Muffins. What kind of question is that? Have you seen the deliciousness on this website? Of course, I can make them....

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The World as Told by Christian

The Perfection Complex Growing up, As told by Ginger was a favorite cartoon of mine. Matter-of-fact, any cartoon where the girl had a quirky, unique personality and was sifting her way through life by writing was it for me. I hadn’t realized until now how many shows...

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Cupcake Cones

While sitting in the house enjoying a cup of Chai tea I was trying to decide what desserts I wanted to make. I absolutely love cute desserts but who doesn't? Cupcakes are the sunshine of my life and there are so many ways to make them fun and exciting. With the help...

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Foods That Give You Energy

We all live busy days. Whether it’s work or taking care of the kids, we all need energy to survive. Energy is what fuels our bodies to continue on without wasting away and shutting down (i.e. getting sick or stressed). Eating the right foods daily can help transform...

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Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I admit that I haven't been eating breakfast like I should. When you're busy and on the go, sometimes you forget to eat breakfast. With this delicious recipe you won't have to skip it anymore it can be made in...

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Black Bean Cakes

Black beans are so epic and I absolutely love them. Black bean burritos, black bean soup, black beans galore! As you can tell I love them. I'm sure after making this delicious recipe you will love them as well. These black beans cakes are full of flavor, texture, and...

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Vegan Strawberry Pudding

Growing up I loved when my Daddy would make his famous Banana Pudding. It's a recipe that he's been making for decades. Now that I'm vegetarian I love to recreate the family recipes to keep them tasty but make them healthy. This is a vegan strawberry pudding that will...

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Zinc Containing Foods

Let me start off by first passing through the “science” of why you should have zinc in your life. It helps with: Protein and DNA synthesis (this is extremely important when it comes to all the cells in your body to perform functions properly) Assists with the healing...

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2 Foods We Are All Addicted To

Would you believe it if I told you that there are some foods we are addicted to? I have been overcoming the worst dairy addiction ever. If you've been craving cheese, butter, or ice cream then you are not alone. I'm going to tell you the 2 most addictive foods on the...

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Slow Cooked Sweet Potato Stew

You remember grandma's stew right? Well I love stew in a crock pot and this slow cooked sweet potato stew will warm your belly and your heart. Ingredients 1 lb Sweet Potato (peel and dice) 4 Large Carrots (diced) or One Bag of Baby Carrots 4 Celery Ribs (quartered) 1...

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Positive & Negative Sides of Veganism

Got Headaches? There are 2 sides to everything. When I first started converting to a meatless diet the splitting headaches and cravings for salty foods was insane. Since you currently eat animal products your body is very used to that right now. Like anything your...

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9 Ways to Get Protein as a Vegan

Protein? Or nah? I'm sure you heard the myths about veganism and protein. When you are eating vegan people say things like, "well how are you getting protein?" There are a ton of ways to get protein as a vegan and I'm going to share a few of them with you. 9 Ways to...

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Very Vegan Tacos

The recipes are LIT! This recipe is one you are going to love. I absolutely adore tacos and can eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It tastes even better when they are healthy for you like my "Very Vegan Tacos" Ingredients 2 Cans Organic Black Beans (drained) 2...

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What in the Health am I Eating?

(Photo credit: AppforHealth) Many of you may or may not know, but this year I’ve decided to take my health more seriously. I have always been self-concious of my weight and body image. In recent years, I’ve lost up to 25 pounds, yet gained it all back with poor health...

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Food With Benefits

Making a new decision can sometimes be challenging. I completely understand. When I first decided to give up meat the hardest part was the decision. Just making up in my mind to put down the bacon for breakfast and instead to pick up the bowl of mixed fruit. When I...

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Alkaline Foods for the Win

A body that is acidic is a breeding ground for disease. Diabetes, cancers, high blood pressure and more all thrive in a body that is acidic. In order to reverse this we have to eat more alkaline foods. Most ailments can be cured with natural foods. Although science...

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How to Maximize Your Vegan Grocery Store Visit

If you are new to cooking it can feel overwhelming. Here are a few tips to help you maximize your time and money at the grocery store. 1. Have a List: If you are trying some of my recipes then write down the things you need on a list and get those items. When you have...

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Delicious Buffalo Cauliflower

If you're anything like me then you are a recovering "hot wing" addict. It's not so much the wings as it is the flavor. I love buffalo sauce and refuse to live without it. I decided that I could still enjoy the flavor and put it on some vegetables. That vegetable is...

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Honey Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts

These aren't the icky brussel sprouts that you tried to feed to your dog underneath the table. These have flavor, sass, and they are just downright delicious. Did I mention that they are easy to make? This is one you are going to love. Ingredients 2 pounds of brussel...

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Curried Chickpeas

It's all vegan everything! Chickpeas are really amazing if you've ever had a good chana masala or a batch of hummus with pita chips then you've definitely had chickpeas. This recipe is one that you can throw in the crockpot and go on about your day. You'll be glad...

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Simple & Quick Overnight Oats

I am going to give you a QUICK recipe that is guarantee to fill your belly up with wholesome, nutritious and yummy goodness for your appetite. As a single mom, full-time student and part-time “get myself together” guru, I swear by the revolution of the overnight oats...

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Green Breakfast Smoothie

It's no secret that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. While we are sleeping our body is using up all the nutrients that we gained by way of the foods we ate that day. According to the John Hopkin's Bloomberg School of Public Health, "breakfast provides...

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Pasta Puttanesca

Ingredients 4 TBS Olive Oil 2 TBS Fresh Minced Garlic 3 Roma Tomatoes (chopped) 1/4 cup Black Pitted Olives 1/4 cup Green Olives 1/2 cup Vegan Cheese (optional) 2 TBS Capers 1 Pound Linguine Salt and Pepper to Taste Let's Cook! In a medium sized pot bring one pound of...

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Unbelievable Vegan Cornbread

I love a good southern cornbread. Did you know that if you make it without the animal products it will still taste the same? The flavor and taste will come out the same as long as you use the right combinations. Ingredients 1 Cup Cornmeal 1 Cup Flour 1 Cup Almond Milk...

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Vegan Red Beans and Rice

If you love red beans and rice then you will most certainly enjoy my red beans and rice recipe. It is full of flavor, goodness, and health. It's a down home favorite that's so good you won't even miss the meat. Ingredients 4 Can of Organic Red Kidney Beans 4 Stalks of...

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Some Like It Sweet and Some Like it Spicy

    I like food. I am often eating one meal, while I think about the next. I know it is sad, but at least I am honest. The best thing I like about food, besides eating it is the balance of most meals. I am a fan of both sweet and spicy food. It is something...

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Non Dairy Ice Creams

Summer is upon us and you know what that means... I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! Fortunately, for those of us trying to steer clear of dairy, there are several non-dairy options taking the frozen dessert world by storm. Vegan ice cream, also known...

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Top 10 Food Instagram Accounts

Social media plays a major role in the culinary world. Instagram has played an integral part in giving foodies, home cooks, chefs, bakers, and all culinarians a place to showcase their talent for millions to see. From home cooks to professional chefs, here are 10 must...

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Father’s Day Early Morning Breakfast

This is a day that we acknowledge the man who for most of us was our first hero and the first man we loved unconditionally... Over the years I have learned that starting this guy's day off with a wonderful breakfast always makes his day that much better. Here are a...

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To Use or Not to Use Activated Charcoal?

There are so many new crazes that are happening today, that I can't even Keep up. The truth is, they aren't anything new, it's just everyone is starting to pick up on things and making them popular. Remember when kale became the "it" superfood to eat and now it is in...

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Black Enterprise Features Savor V!

Earlier this week I was featured on the Black Enterprise website. I was so ecstatic when my good friend Kevin Brown called to write the story. The following day after the article went out, I was then featured on Black Enterprise's Facebook page and today on their...

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Stock Your Pantry With These Summer Essentials

Summer is here which means fresh seasonal produce will be in abundance. Fresh berries, watermelon, peaches, and much more! If you are unsure what should be in your pantry, refrigerator, or freezer let this be your guide for summer pantry essentials. Seasonal produce...

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Summer Strawberry Cobbler

It's that time of year again--strawberry season!  Whoop, whoop!  Their season is roughly from April to June.  Yes we can enjoy them year-round since they're readily available in the frozen fruit section of your fave grocer but fresh is awesome and in season, of course...

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