Slow Cooker Jambalaya

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, but into 1-inch cubes 1/2 pound andouille sausage, diced 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes 1 medium onion 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped 1 stalk celery 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth 2 tsp dried oregano 2 tsp Cajun or Creole seasoning 1 tsp hot sauce 2 bay leaves…

Black Bean + Corn Salad

2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained 3 ears fresh cooked corn, kernels cut off the cob 2 red bell peppers, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp minced shallots 2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 2 tbsp sugar 9 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp lime zest 6 tbsp fresh lime juice…

Apple Cider Vinegar Cole Slaw

one bag shredded cabbage one green apple, cored and diced one green bell pepper, diced one yellow bell pepper, diced one cup shredded carrots one cup pineapple, diced half of a red onion, diced one zucchini, spiralized and chopped one cup apple cider vinegar one or two packets of stevia, to taste Mix all ingredients…

I am human.

All of my life I’ve heard variations of the following: “Belinda, you’re such an OREO.” “Belinda, you’re not black. You’re the whitest person I know.” “Mrs. Martin, you’re different. You’re not like real black people.” “Belinda, don’t even try to act black. It just doesn’t work for you.” “Uh oh. B’s getting angry. Her black…

Sun-Dried Tomato Zoodle Salad

salad ingredients: 3 medium zucchini, spiralized 1/2 cup black olives, sliced 1 can (15 oz) artichoke hearts, drained and diced 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese salt and pepper to taste sun-dried tomato dressing ingredients: 1/4 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons water 1 clove garlic 1/4…

Classic Chili

one pound lean ground beef or turkey one package McCormick Chili Seasoning Mix 1 can diced tomatoes, undrained 1 can kidney beans 1 can chili beans Brown meat in large skillet on medium-high heat. Drain fat. Stir in Seasoning Mix, tomatoes and beans. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 45 minutes, stirring…

Ultimate 4-Layer Vegan Sandwich

pesto ingredients: 1 large garlic clove 1 cup fresh basil leaves 1/4 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes (about 6) 1/4 cup hulled hemp seeds 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons water 1-2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, to taste 1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt, or to taste freshly ground black pepper, to taste sandwich ingredients:…

Crockpot Oatmeal

2 cups rolled oats 2 cups almond milk 2.5 cups water desired spices/additions [cinnamon, PB2, honey, etc.] desired topics [cranberries, nuts, chocolate chips, banana, etc.] Spray crockpot with non-stick spray. Add all ingredients and stir. Cook in crockpot on low for 8 hours. photo: chocolate-broccoli.com

Cauliflower Rice

1 head cauliflower, chopped extra virgin olive oil salt and pepper Put the cauliflower in a food processor and chop until the pieces are roughly the size of rice grains. Place a tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and add the cauliflower after the oil is hot. Add a pinch of…

Paleo Coconut Vanilla Ice Cream

Ingredients for the base 1 can coconut milk, full-fat; 2 eggs or 4 egg yolks (yolks alone will give even more richness); Seeds from 2 fresh vanilla beans or 4 tbsp real vanilla extract. Possible flavoring options (add any combination) 1/2 cup of your favorite berries (chopped or blended to a puree); 1/2 cup coconut flakes; 1/4 cup…

Salt & Pepper Crackers

2 cups blanched almond flour 1 large egg ½ teaspoon celtic sea salt ½ teaspoon black pepper Place almond flour, egg, salt, and pepper in a food processor. Pulse until dough forms. Place dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper. Roll out dough to 1/16 inch thick. Cut into 2 inch squares using a pizza cutter or a knife….

Paleo Granola Bars

3 cups of assorted nuts and seeds (ideas: pepitas, slivered almonds, whole almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds) 1 cup dried cranberries 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut 1/4 cup coconut oil 1/2 cup sunflower seed butter 1/2 cup raw honey 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon   Pull out a 9×13 Pyrex Dish and throw down a layer of parchment paper. Set aside. Pour…