Black Beans and Blueberries

    Ingredients 15 ounces black beans, drained and rinsed 2 whole bananas ⅓ cup agave nectar or 5 Medjool Dates ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa 1 tbsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla extract ¼ cup instant oats Blueberries for topping Instructions Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease an 8×8″ pan and set aside. Combine all ingredients, except oats, in a food processor or blender … Continue reading

Black Licorice and Celery

  I discovered a new food combination that is a  mighty kooky conglomeration.  While at Helen, GA’s ‘Oktoberfest’, I picked up some black licorice.  When I got home, I ate what was left over from it and didn’t have any water around, so I downed some celery to quench my thirst.  To my delightful surprise, … Continue reading

Jewel Popping Sensations!

I know, I know.  Pomegranates are so last year. For me they are quite the wonderful snack. To open a pomegranate: -Cut off the ends -Score the outside rind making sure not to cut all the way through -Pull apart the pieces and remove seeds over a water dish (seeds will sink to bottom as … Continue reading

Best Hotdog on Earth!

Nathan’s Hotdogs! The bun to dog ratio on this hot little diddy is equal bliss.  The dog itself is so juicy with the right amount of salty.  To counteract this, the tender, soft and supple bun provides the perfect carriage. Savor!

Chocolate Oatmeal

While I was up in Flat Rock, NC for a Nia Intensive, I went grocery shopping and found these gems at Ingles.  This amazing oatmeal is so satisfying yet rich; a splendid way to start the day for me.  When I journeyed back to Atlanta, I couldn’t find this oatmeal anywhere.  My boyfriend was lovely … Continue reading

The Hate of Yogurt – Reversed!

Every now and again I am courageous and try yogurt like it’s the first time.  And again and again, I turn away with a face of disgust, sadness and regret.  However, after trying Chobani Pomegranate, those anticipated feelings did not hit me. Instead, I was completely surprised by the thick texture, the mild taste accompanied … Continue reading

No Pudge Fat Free Brownies – For Real!

Welcome to “The Brownie of your Dreams”. I discovered these fat-free brownies two summers ago while I was working as an exhibit design intern in Duluth, MN.  The air around that city is so uplifting, healthy and pure that I was affected enough to have the motivation to hunt for fat-free brownies.   You’ve got to … Continue reading

‘Intelligent Think Drink’

On my way through a Whole Foods excursion, I grabbed an attractively simple and clean looking ‘energy drink’. “Brain Toniq is the world’s first organic, kosher, botanical-based, non-caffeinated think drink specifically designed for those who    need more mental focus and clarity. Formulated out of plant extracts and natural compounds, the ingredients in Brain Toniq have … Continue reading

Sparkling Cucumber Soda?

Well this is an interestingly refreshing drink. Just like it says!  If you like cucumbers, you’ll enjoy this kooky soda.  I tried the first one but it’s also a hot new thing in Japan.  ‘In case you are not getting enough vegetables, you may be pleased to learn that Pepsi in Japan has introduced cucumber … Continue reading

Get Your Grains On!

Quinoa and Barley are great alternatives for sustenance. Why? Quinoa: Unlike wheat or rice(which are low in lysine), and like oats, quinoa contains a balanced set of essential amino acids for humans, making it an unusually complete protein source among plant foods. It is a good source of fiber, magnesium and iron. Quinoa has a light, fluffy texture when … Continue reading