GROUNDED COCONUT LENTIL MASALA

GROUNDED COCONUT LENTIL MASALA

For me, cooking is enjoyable, and creating in the kitchen is nourishing. That said, I lead a full life, so go to recipes, like this one, make things easy. This plant based dinner is hearty and satiating. It includes a secret ingredient that makes it easy to digest and so effortlessly flavorful. It's also very versatile, so the veggies that I used in the recipe are just what I happen to have on hand. However, you could use any vegetables that you like. The main ingredients needed are canned coconut milk, organic canned tomatoes and red lentils, the rest is customizable! 

This recipe can be thrown together in 30 minutes or made in a crockpot and left to slow cook all day for an easy dinner. It's also good enough to use for entertaining + feeding guests throughout the holiday season. I plan to make it for my family's annual holiday party, as the vegetarian option. 

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SIMPLE APPLE CRUMBLE

SIMPLE APPLE CRUMBLE

Inspired by my forever love for Thanksgiving, I wanted to share one of my favorite fall desserts with you all. You may remember this recipe from my previous website, where I used peaches and cherries instead. This recipe, however, is seasonal for fall/winter and makes the most amazing addition to your Thanksgiving spread. 

Like all of my recipes, this apple crumble is refined sugar free + made with simple, whole ingredients. It tastes divine on its own or paired with some coconut ice cream or coconut yogurt.

Food naturally brings people together. I love Thanksgiving because I believe there is something special about gathering together with friends + loved ones to share a meal. It's one of the most accessible ways to cultivate a shared experience. 

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SPICED SWEET POTATO SMOOTHIE

SPICED SWEET POTATO SMOOTHIE

This smoothie is a decadent and satisfying breakfast that features grounding sweet potatoes, warming spices and blood sugar stabilizing, healthy fats. The best way to enjoy smoothies during the colder months is by incorporating ingredients like this, as a frozen berry green smoothie is often too cooling if you are living in a colder climate. Try balancing your smoothies with nut butters, full fat coconut milk, spices like cinnamon and ginger + heartier vegetables, like sweet potato and pumpkin. 

As the seasons change, our diets ought to reflect whatever season it is. In the summer and spring, we transition to lighter foods, typically more raw and cooling foods. When fall/winter hits, this is when our bodies crave and need the support of more hearty and grounding goods. 

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VEGAN CREAM OF CAULIFLOWER SOUP

VEGAN CREAM OF CAULIFLOWER SOUP

I am crazy over this creamy cleansing soup recipe! During the fall/winter, I make my Vegan Cream of Cauliflower Soup at least once or twice a week. It's simple, clean and leaves me feeling warm and satiated. It uses few ingredients that blend well together and it hits the spot for even the non veggie lovers...I promise!  

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HERBY CHIMICHURRI

HERBY CHIMICHURRI

One of the ways in which I keep my meals exciting and flavorful is with fresh herbs and healthy fats. Especially in the summer months, this cooling herby chimichurri is one of my go to recipes for adding into bowls, tossing with salads, topping scrambled eggs, etc. 

I teach my clients the importance of eating S.O.U.L. foods. A.k.a : seasonal, organic, unprocessed and local foods. Eating with the seasons is one of the simplest ways we can balance our body. In the heat of summer, incorporating cooling foods like cilantro, lime, coconut, cucumber, green leafy vegetables, etc. is supportive.

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AVOCADO BANANA MUFFINS

AVOCADO BANANA MUFFINS

Entering back into the blogging sphere feels SO good. I wrote my first blog post, in what feels like forever, last week (the first post of my living in tune series). Today, I’m bringing back the by Erika Elizabeth original recipes. Moving forward, I’m tryyying to simplify my recipe posts. It’s so easy for me to get lost in the health benefits of the recipes, the conditions it supports, etc. and 1,000+ words later, I’ve finally gotten to the recipe…lol! As much as I love to write, this habit of mine tends to keep me from staying consistent. And let’s be real, who reads lengthy blog posts anymore… I’ll keep the lengthy posts to my Living in Tune series + some of my Health and Lifestyle related posts, and on occasion, the recipes. After all, I have a lot to say…and you can always just scroll to the end. ;)

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