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Caesar(ish) Salad

IMG_7500I’m not much of a salad eater but this salad I eat several times a week. I really use it as a filler before my lean protein dinner. It contains avocado for the nice healthy fat.


  • romaine head
  • 2 tbs. guacamole (bought pre-made or your own) or avocado
  • 1/2 c. pine nuts
  • 1 tbs. miso paste
  • 2 tbs. nutritional yeast flakes
  • 4-5 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 c. coconut water
  • 3 drops liquid stevia

From pine nuts down mix in blender (this is your dressing). Assemble cut romaine, guacamole, and drizzle with dressing.

IMG_7497Mix together well and enjoy!


Black Bean Burgers

IMG_5407This is a weeknight staple for us! Paired with sweet potato “fries” and avocado, this meal is packed with protein, complex carbs, and essential fats. I think it’s my favorite recipe of all!

  • 2 cans black beans (rinsed)
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 2-3 carrots chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/2 bulb of garlic chopped (or you can scale down if you’re not a garlic fan) 
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c. bread crumbs (I use gluten free)
  • 1 TB chili powder
  • 1 TB cumin
  • goat cheese
  • avocado
  • whole wheat buns

Combine all ingredients through Cumin. I use my hands and really squish the beans. Using half the batter, form 8 patties. Top with goat cheese and then add another patty. Bake at 375 for 25-30 min.


If serving for others, I serve on a whole wheat bun. But for me, I go bunless. It’s then dairy free and gluten free.