Turmeric “Fried” Rice

Back in my college days, fried rice was all the rage! Co-ed's flocked to several popular Japanese restaurants in Athens, Ga for a cheap but gigantic portion of fried rice that often lasted several meals. While I am sure those dishes from my school days were loaded with sodium, I still become nostalgic. However, I… Continue reading Turmeric “Fried” Rice


Sweet and Spicy Maple Roasted Cauliflower

Roasting vegetables is my favorite and THE BEST way to eat cauliflower in my opinion. If you have been on the fence about cauliflower, check out this recipe or try roasting it. I promise you will not be disappointing! I sometimes get into a rut and cook my vegetables the same way, so for this… Continue reading Sweet and Spicy Maple Roasted Cauliflower


Balsamic Snap Peas

Snap Peas have become an obesssion of mine recently. Something about that first bite, or snap, has me coming back for more and more. This recipe I threw together while staying with a friend. We are both avid gardeners so we threw in a few peppers from her garden and some cherry tomatoes from mine.… Continue reading Balsamic Snap Peas


Nutritional Yeast: What Can It Do For Your Heart

I've been hearing this term and seeing it pop up on recipes as a low sodium, dairy-free cheese substitute. Considering a large portion of my patients struggle with hypertension and other cardiovascular aliments, I have decided to do a little digging into Nutritional Yeast and its benefits related to heart disease. What Is Nutritional Yeast?… Continue reading Nutritional Yeast: What Can It Do For Your Heart


Slow Cooker, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Acorn Squash and Bean Chili

Servings: 8-10. Prep-time: 15 mins. Cook Time 3-8 hours. Total Time: 3-8 hours My slow cooker is probably my favorite kitchen appliance. It’s great for the Caribbean, where AC is limited and running the oven for hours can be hot and expensive. Slow cooker are a much more cost-effective and comfortable way to infuse amazing… Continue reading Slow Cooker, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Acorn Squash and Bean Chili


Caribbean Chickpea Curry

Prep Time: 15 minutes. Cook Time: 45 minutes. Total Time: 60 minutes. Have I mentioned before how much I love spicy foods? Curry is one of my favorites and the base of this dish, coconut milk, is something we have an abundance of here in the Virgin Islands. I start the rice first. Then while… Continue reading Caribbean Chickpea Curry


Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos

Good Day Y'all! Who doesn't love tacos? I know I do, but, if you don't eat meat, sometimes the options are limited. This recipe is great because its a new twist on a vegetarian taco and can be made a variety of ways. Since I am staying with a friend who prefers to eat vegan,… Continue reading Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos


Spicy Cowboy Quinoa

This dish is simple, fast and great with so many things. I like to make it in HUGE batches and eat the leftovers for several meals. If your lucky enough to have a generator or reliable WAPA, it freezes well also. The ingredients are simple: quinoa, can black beans, can corn, can tomatoes, water, onion… Continue reading Spicy Cowboy Quinoa