Sweet Potato Brekkie Bowl with Tahini Dressing

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Can you tell I’m just a wee bit obsessed with sweet potato?

Last week I was such a grump. Aside from the unfortunate combination of PMS and detoxing, I was freakin’ hangry as f*ck. I LOVE food so if I have to overly think and overly strategize my food it takes away from my fun and leads to an unhappy G.

So far I’m on day 11 of my sugar detox with just 10 days to go. And I’m feeling good today but last week I was not nice. And the only thing that really saved me besides an entire avocado every single day: sweet potato.

Sweet potato and I are boos. We go way back. I didn’t like them much as a child but now that I know how to roast them and even make a hash out of them, there is no going back.

Now this recipe came out of nowhere.

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AVO-HUMMUS: The Only Hummus Recipe You’ll Ever Need

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I feel like hummus is one of those things we see in the store and think, yea I can probably make that at home (for a fraction of the cost) but you just don’t make it.

Guilty as charged.

I LOVE hummus but sometimes I just want to save myself the effort (this is complete bs) and just buy the next best thing. Tribe is one of my favorites (their Everything bagel flavor- heaven) and when it’s on sale, it’s like heaven.

But when you’re lucky enough to have the basic ingredients for hummus in your pantry, why bother going to the store.

You just can’t beat the freshness. I tested this recipe on 3 dudes who are probably not hummus people but the sounds of “mmm” “crunch crunch crunch” and when they ask “wait this is hummus!?” reassures you that you’re doing something good with your life and culinary skills.

Okay, it doesn’t really take much culinary know how to throw some shit in a blender or food processor, but it sure does take some serious mental strength. You have to be like, “okay, I’m going to get up and make hummus. It is not that hard and it is going to be delicious because I made it.”

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Better than Reese’s Chocolate Nut Butter Squares

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Sometimes a candy bar seems like the cure for all of life’s woes. But seriously, sometimes there is immense comfort in the forbidden foods. This is why I don’t make foods taboo and I usually just find a way to make that pleasurable and decadent item WAY better.

A few weeks ago I had a client who noticed that when she was feeling stressed she would go straight for the Reese’s Peanut Butter cups. These were her drug of choice. The moment she bit into that chocolatey peanut buttery cup that melted as she savored each bite, she felt euphoric. It was like nothing else mattered because it was just her and that peanut butter chocolate orgasm.

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Creamy Broccoli + Cauliflower Soup

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Okay, okay I realize I have done a broccoli cheeze soup recipe on No Beef Here like 2 and a half years ago when I was doing the whole super duper vegan thing. In all honesty, I always think about how I can take recipes I’ve already made and make them WAY better and less complicated. Can you imagine a vegan recipe or even vegetarian recipe that doesn’t call for a sh*t ton of ingredients?! Jeez.

Simplicity is key.

I’ve made this broccoli + cauliflower soup at least two or three times in the last few weeks. From working outside in the frigid cold (in all honesty I’ve grown to appreciate my farmers, postal workers, sanitation workers, etc way more as a result) to my weird sleeping habits (Matt is on a different schedule, 4-12 a.m. yikes), my desires for soup has grown immensely. This recipe is a no nonsense, creamy, dunk garlic bread in it type recipe. Wait…there’s veggies up in here too. This makes it EVEN better 😉

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Poppin’ Peanut Noodles

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There’s nothing better than a quick and easy dinner on a weeknight. Yesterday was not the busiest of days (which I am truly grateful for) but Matthew and I got quite a bit done around the house. I am so grateful I am marrying a man who doesn’ t mind sweeping and mopping. We’ve done some serious sweating the last few days. We did one round of Insanity by Shaun T (which is 2 months) and now we are starting all over again. And we are going harder this time around. This equals buckets of sweat. So I am really grateful for a clean floor.

After a 40-minute sweat fest, I didn’t want to spend so much time in the kitchen. I really wanted something easy, nourishing and freakin’ delicious. I love throwing a bunch of things together (basically cleaning house in the fridge- this keeps things from going bad) and what better way to do that than stir-frying some veg and tossing some brown rice noodles with peanut sauce. Amazeballs!

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