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“Chicken” Stir Fry

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I have been infatuated with all things noodle based lately. I think it has to do with the changing seasons. Now that we are leaving summer and entering fall, I am all about comfort foods. I guess this is my way of trying to soothe myself because I don’t like cold weather. The way I cope with winter is by eating plenty of savory comfort foods. So be prepared for more hearty dishes in future posts. In the meantime, click here for today’s recipe. Continue reading


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Fully Loaded Nachos

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This post is a long time coming. I got side tracked by some really good literature. D, I am blaming you for this one, because you got me hooked on that book. This is totally your fault.

Anyways… sometimes I like to spend my weekends kicking back and streaming movies on Netflix. The release of Orange is the New Black was creating so much buzz that I had to check it out. Since it was a series release with the entire season available for my viewing pleasure, I knew that popcorn wouldn’t be enough to sustain me. So I planned my snack food/meal accordingly.

What better food to shove into your mouth while mindlessly watching television other than nachos. It has everything you require from a snack/meal. Great flavor, crunch, salt, protein, and mild sweetness from the avocado. Along with the tang from the Pico de Gallo. I couldn’t have planned a better snack. These fully loaded nachos were everything and the added plus was that Orange is the New Black turned out to be so good. I can’t wait for season two. I highly recommend these nachos for marathon tv watching whether it is Scandal, Breaking Bad, Shameless, or Orange is the  New Black. Whatever the show is these nachos will get you through it. Click here for the recipe. Continue reading

Original Gangsta Bird Food Eaters

Here is an awesome blog post I came across on bangingbirdfood.blogspot.com.

Marsha compiled a very inspiring list of vegans/vegetarians whose ages range from 70-100+ years old. I am linking to her post here. Go to her site and be blown away by these amazing senior citizens. They even share their secrets for looking and staying so youthful.

Also check out the recipes on her blog. There are a lot of delicious foods to tantalize your eyes and stomach.


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Mushroom and “Cheese” Baba Ghanoush

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I was all prepared to put up a different recipe when this one muscled it’s way into today’s post. Sometime last year a friend and I went for a decadent late lunch at a Lebanese restaurant. We feasted on Hummus, Baba Ghanoush , fresh pita bread and so much more. Well today my stomach was feeling a bit nostalgic for that meal. So I decided to whip up some Baba Ghanoush for lunch today. Only I changed it a bit by adding mushrooms and Daiya. Also, rather than eating it cold, I chose to have it warm instead. It was fantastic! I urge you to try it. Click here for the recipe. Continue reading


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Red Red and Fried Plantain

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Yes, you read it correctly. No, I am not referring to the song Red Red Wine by UB40. Although a glass of red wine will be lovely with this meal. Red Red was given the name because of it’s red color from the tomato sauce and palm oil. This is a dish that never disappoints. It is rich, savory and comforting bite after delicious bite. It is so yummy that you will want to sop up the remaining bits with your fingers. However, I urge you to exercise some control…LOL

I so enjoyed eating this as a child and I enjoy it more now that I am able to make it myself. It is wonderful to know that I can have Red Red on demand whenever the craving beckons. If you are interested in delighting yourself with this famous Ghanaian dish simply click here for the recipe. Continue reading


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Ghana Okra Stew (Vegan) and Fanti Kenke

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I often meet fellow Ghanaians who are surprised when I tell them that I am vegan. They tell me that they can’t give up the meat, poultry, or seafood in our national dishes. I understand how they feel. When I was wavering in my decision to become vegan, part of my hesitancy was in thinking that I would have to give up all the foods I love so much. Well, I am here to tell you that we can still enjoy the wonderful cuisine of home without sacrificing taste and at the same time preventing animal cruelty.

To those of you who aren’t Ghanaian but are open to trying more worldly cuisine, I hope you expand your palate by trying this dish. Click here to find out the recipe. Continue reading


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Time Saving Salad

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I call this recipe a time saving salad because that is exactly what it is. I like to make certain items in large portion sizes to last throughout the work week. It makes it easier for me when I have one less thing to do when getting ready for work the next day. I like to take a huge container and prepare a salad that will last 5-7 days. Leaving me to free to only worry about my entree. It also helps for those days when I am feeling to lazy too prepare my lunch the night before. Then I can just pack some salad and not feel compelled to buy a lunch that may not be healthy or satisfying. If you want to know the recipe just click here.

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Stuffed Lettuce Wraps

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Sometimes walking into the kitchen in a state of hunger can be a good thing. It allows you to make almost genius creations out of leftovers. This dish almost looks like it took a lot of effort but it is rather simple to make. Click here for the recipe. Continue reading


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Top Ramen Spaghetti Squash

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I know it has been a while since I last blogged. Work has been chaotic to say the least. Anyway let me move on to today’s recipe. I made spaghetti squash ramen noodle style. I don’t know if many of you are familiar with ramen noodles. The highly processed noodles that come with a high sodium packet of msg flavoring. They aren’t particularly good but they are quick and affordable which makes them the go to meal of choice for college students and people on a budget. Well I figured out a way to have healthier version of these noodles. I am begging your pardon in advance regarding pictures. I managed to snag a couple of photos with my phone before scarfing down everything on my lunch break. For the recipe click here. Continue reading


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Homemade Pizza-A Labor of Love

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Once again the weekend is here and I had a craving for pizza. Only, I wanted to have something more gourmet in flavor and less processed. Well as the saying goes, “When you want something done right, do it yourself”. So I made my pizza from scratch starting from the dough to the sauce. The only way this would have been better is if I grew the toppings myself…LOL Anyway, this pizza was a labor of love so if you are going to attempt to make it be prepared to devote an hour or two to the process. If you want to save time by using a ready made dough and a jar sauce feel free to do so. I am all for whatever works. To find out this delicious recipe, click here.

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