Author Archives: Gloria

High Protein Bean Dip

1 can red beans 1 can pinto beans (you can use whatever beans you have, I have used chickpeas, black beans, etc.) Mild picante sauce, probably about 1/4 cup, just to thin it out a little, you can add more … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Bread with Walnuts and Cranberries

I just made this, it just came out of the oven and smells amazing! My whole house smells like pumpkin pie. Ingredients:2 tbsps flaxseed meal5 tbsps water2/3 cup pure maple syrup1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin puree1/4 cup … Continue reading

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No Bake Protein Bites

These are great for after a workout or whenever you have a sweet craving. Only 71 calories each! 2 cups quick cook oats 1/2 cup peanut butter (or nut butter of choice) 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract … Continue reading

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Favorite Pasta Salad

This has become my newest go to lunch. The picture does not do it justice. You can play with the spices to suit your taste, I am always adjusting and adding. It is so yummy! Chickpea pasta (I use Barilla … Continue reading

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Carmelized Onion, Spinach and Lentil Stew

Carmelized Onion, Spinach and Lentil Stew 4 yellow onions 6 small cloves garlic 6 cups veggie broth 1 can lentils 1 can mushrooms 2 bunches fresh spinach Seasonings (to taste): Thyme Rosemary Tumeric Salt Pepper Liquid Smoke Red wine vinegar … Continue reading

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Vegan Taco-Frito Pie

I was craving Fritos, but also craving tacos, so I worked my magic and created a yummy combination of the two.  So good!!! And of course it would not be complete without a margarita, right? Vegan Taco-Frito Pie Ingredients: 1 … Continue reading

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Vegan Mexican Rice and Beans

1 lb of rice, I used Banza chickpea rice but you can use any rice. 1 diced onion 1 Tbsp minced garlic 1 can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilis 1 can black beans, drained 1 can pinto beans, drained … Continue reading

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Crispy Orange Tofu with Broccoli and Cashews

1 block of extra firm tofu, pressed 3/4 cup orange juice 1 Tbsp whole wheat flour (I didn’t have any corn starch) 1 Tbsp orange marmalade 1/4 cup soy sauce 1 tsp minced ginger Salt and pepper to taste Mix … Continue reading

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This Week’s Taco Casserole

Taco Casserole This is yummy and satisfying!  I kind of used bits and pieces of other recipes and created my own version. 1 diced onion, or frozen diced onion 1 package extra firm tofu, crumbled 1 pkg taco seasoning mix … Continue reading

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New Page on Fitness

From Sedentary to Exercise Junkie

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