Yogi’s Pad Thai

Detoxifying Red Lentil Dahl

Whoa baby, this heat just decided to come out of no where and say heeeeey.

And starting tomorrow I’m getting back on my cool food consumption. This fiery weather really is pushing me towards that simple, clean, light eating but of course, something that still tastes good. Okay I have other factors motivating me as well (running a 7 day cleanse and um…my wedding).

The last few months have flown right on by and our wedding is just about 3 months away at this point. My dress has finally arrived and bestabelieve I tried that thang on. It fits like a glove. But like every bride I’m sure, eating light and making sure everything stays right and tight is top priority.

That’s where this raw salad comes from.

This “pad thai” is not really a pad thai. The sauce is really the main thing that makes me think of pad thai without the added heaviness of noodles. It’s zesty, tangy and filling without leaving you bloated, uncomfortable and dissatisfied. I’m all about that satisfaction.

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Oodles of Zoodles with Avocado Pesto

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Whoa…where have I been, right?! Sheesh. Okay, I will keep it real with you, I’ve been working diligently on my Spring Cleaning Cleanse program which starts on Monday, April 25 (click here if you wanna join in yo).

I’ve been in the kitchen trying every single recipe, making sure it’s super duper simple for those busy peeps and putting together a pretty gorgeous e-guide for my cleansers. Kinda nice of me, right? So I apologize in advance for my absence. I promise once the cleanse is over, I’ll get back to normal (sorta).

I am in the process of shifting to lighter eating (thank you Spring weather and Mother Nature for getting the memo) so all my recipes are focused on this. And to be honest, it gets a little boring. Who the hell wants salads all day every day? NOT ME. That sucks so I give myself the opportunity to change it up a bit, you know, like with this recipe for Zoodles (zucchini noodles, yes, it is a made up word but so what?!).

This recipe is…

Light.

Refreshing.

Full of flavor.

And takes only 10-15 minutes (or less if you quick like that).

Can you dig it?

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Sweet Potato + Black Bean Casserole {Heaven in your mouth}

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I must really really love myself. I made the bold decision to do a 21-day sugar detox. But wait. “G, don’t you already treat your body so good and don’t eat many sweets or use sweeteners?” This is true. Really true. Still…sometimes our bodies just need a break and need us to switch things up a bit.

See now this is no ordinary detox. I’m not eating BREAD or grains or my favorite fruits. I AM THE QUEEN OF AVOCADO TOAST! And I love rice. So this is no ordinary cleanse and this also means no pineapple or berries but I can have sour/pungent fruits (grapefruit or green apples- this tricks yo brain into thinking you’re having a sweet treat and lays those desires for sweets to rest).

It’s a ton of juggling but really an opportunity for me to train my palate and give my body a nice break. And when the poops are good, and the energy feels good, it’s aalllll good man.

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Fudgey Vegan Brownie Bites

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Ah Valentine’s Day, the day of chocolate…oh and love. I’ve been trying to perfect the ultimate vegan brownie that doesn’t take like sawdust, require more than one or two bowls and makes my honey ask for “more of those chewy amazing brownies.”

It’s hard to find a vegan brownie that doesn’t require a ton of ingredients and that leaves something to be desired. And I can’t seem to find a brand or company that makes them the way I like them, so lo and behold, these baby brownie bites were born. There’s no real elaborate story leading me to this recipe. Honestly, I woke up one day and decided it was time to make a vegan brownie that didn’t taste like crap and didn’t make me feel like crap. I believe indulgence should be full of pleasure and without any guilt or ill feeling the next day. All love baby 😉

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Moisturizing Overnight Hair Mask

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Who would have thought I would post a DIY deep conditioning hair mask recipe on No Beef Here? Okay, it’s not THAT surprising. After all, the best ingredients for our hair, skin and nails (and all that jazz) are in the kitchen. I mean, seriously, you can whip up an endless combination of possibilities for hair masks, deep conditioning treatments, body scrubs, face masks. I promise you I can go on and on.

I’m a huge fan of making my own stuff. Not only does it save you a sh*t ton of money, it’s way healthier because you’re not loading your sacred temple with garbage. I mean, if you can ultimately cut down the chemical sh*t storm, I’m all for it. I feel like the stuff we put in and on our bodies should be similar. If you wouldn’t eat it, would you want that in your body (you know the chemical crap).

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