Red Beans + Coconut-Lime Rice

In honor of International Women’s Day….

What a healthy, delightful and flavorful recipe! 😋

Emerging Adult Eats


Happy International Women’s Day, my comrades!


Honestly, I did not realize the other 364 days of the year are for men, but I will accept any and all excuses to celebrate myself!


I’d like to take the time to share some of the reasons females are the best:


1) We are, like, incredibly empathetic 2) We drop everything and run to be with those we love when they need us 3) We are super duper resilient – like break our hearts, silly boys, and we will come out on the other end more goddess-like ever 4) We are the most beautiful, talented people in the whole world – i.e. Kate Winslet, Adele, my mom, my bff, etc. 5) We have a secret intuition that can sniff out BS accurately 98% of the time 6) We literally expel human life from our bodies.


7) We can go much longer without showering…

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Allergy-Free Friday: Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings With Deconstructed Hummus Salad

Good afternoon everyone! Just a quick post today. As someone with a few allergies, I can tell you, one of the hardest aspects is going to someone’s home for dinner, a party or a picnic. Why not offer to bring a few items? AND, who doesn’t love chicken wings? Here is a gluten and allergy-free version. Serve it along with this interesting salad, deconstructed hummus, a unique twist on a classic! These would be a wonderful contribution to any gathering.

As we all know, hummus is made from chickpeas, aka: garbanzo beans. They are a phenomenal source of fiber and unique nutrients.

Here is the nutrition information about chickpeas, courtesy of

  • High in fiber – 12.5 grams per cup. (FYI-daily recommendations for fiber are 25 grams per day! 1 cup of chickpeas will give you 1/2 your daily requirement!)
  • Lowers risk for heart disease
  • Helps regulate blood sugar
  • Healthy digestive tract (because of the fiber!)

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I hope you enjoy this little healthy

and allergy free meal.

Have a wonderful evening!

God Bless! Namaste! #sharethejoy


Sweet & Spicy chicken Wings 

From: Allergic Living



  • 4 lbs (1.8 kg) chicken wings
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) allergy-safe vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) summer blossom honey
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest

For the complete recipe follow this LINK

Deconstructed Hummus Salad

From: The View From Great Island

Photo courtesy of The View From Great Island


  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • olive oil
  • 2 15-ounce cans of chickpeas
  • 1 cup parsley leaves, well rinsed and dried
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced


  • 2 Tbsp tahini
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice (maybe more)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

For the complete recipe follow this LINK

Wellness Wednesday: Five High Fiber Desserts

When we talk of boosting your fiber intake, many people think of beans, whole grains, veggies or salad. While that is true, these are all good sources of fiber, it doesn’t have to be all beans and veggies. It is possible to “have your cake and eat it too”, so to speak. You can get part of your fiber intake with DESSERT! Here are five recipes to get you started…



From: Yummy Mummy Club

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Yummy Mummy Club


High-Fibre Oat

& Almond Bars

From: North Coast Naturals

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North Coast Naturals


High Protein +

High Fiber

Chocolate Pudding

From: Ancestral Nutrition

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Ancestral Nutrition


Double Chocolate

Black Bean Cookies

From: The Nourished Seedling

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The Nourished Seedling


Banana and Avocado

Ice “Cream”

From: The Nourished Seedling

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Southwest Quinoa Salad – lifethroughmonica

Over the past week we’ve been talking about healthy carbohydrates. I wanted to share this super healthy and flavorful recipe from Life Through Monica. The recipe uses super healthy quinoa, black beans and avocado, among other great foods. It does call for corn, so, as always, make sure you’re using organic corn, so as to avoid the GMO’s. ENJOY!

For the complete recipe: Southwest Quinoa Salad – lifethroughmonica

Thankful Thursday: Spring Abundance Bowl- Indian and Indian Fusion Cooking in America

I’ve made a slight change to the Thursday article-Press-it Thursday is now Thankful Thursday. The concept is still the same- reblog/press an article  of a fellow blogger. I am so happy to be part of this blogging family. It really has changed my life. – I want to share  my fellow bloggers with the world, or at least my little corner of it. So, starting today and for the next few months, all Thankful Thursday articles will come from one of my  followers.

Dear God...

I’ve gone back to the beginning of my list of followers, and chose Sandhya. Sandhya was one of the first people to follow me and has been with me ever since.

Thank you Sandhya. 🙂

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Sandhya writes the blog “Indian and Indian Fusion Cooking in America” On her blog, Sandhya shares her repertoire of personally created, tried and tested Indian and Indian fusion recipes.

Currently living in Massachusetts, Sandhya grew up in India.  She learned to cook from her mother,  a published cookbook author. Sandhya says:


She was an amazing cook, and I like to believe I inherited her passion for cooking and innovating recipes! The solid foundation I got from my mom in the culinary arts gave me the confidence to create new fusion recipes when I arrived here in America over 30 years ago.


Sandhya’s recipe, Spring Abundance Bowl is a beautiful, flavorful and super healthy dish. The recipe includes sprouted Mung beans. See her photograph below.

Mung beans belong to the same family of legumes as peas and lentils. Mung  beans have been considered a cherished food in traditional Ayurvedic diets for thousands of years. (1)

Health benefits include: (1)

  • Lower cholesterol and protect against heart disease
  • Lower high blood pressure
  • Fights cancer development
  • Prevent/treat type 2 Diabetes
  • High in protein
  • Boost immunity and protect against infections
  • Good source of vitamins and minerals, especially folate and magnesium
  • Fight obesity and aid in weight loss
  • Decrease PMS symptoms
  • Easier to digest than other beans

Mung bean nutrition information: (1)

  •  212 calories
  • 14 grams of protein
  • 15 grams of fiber
  • 1 gram of fat
  • 4 grams of sugar
  • 321 micrograms of folate (100%)
  • 97 milligrams of magnesium (36%)
  • 0.33 milligrams of vitamin b1 thiamine (36%)
  • 0.6 milligrams of manganese (33%)
  • 7 milligrams of zinc (24%)
  • 0.8 milligrams of vitamin B5 pantothenic acid (8%)
  • 0.13 milligrams of vitamin B6 (11%)
  • 55 milligrams of calcium (5%)

To see Sandhya’s recipe-follow this link to her blog:

Spring Abundance Bowl – Indian and Indian Fusion Cooking in America