Meatless Monday: Avocado Salad

Avocado and tomato go so well together. Image by: Kristin Nicole

Meatless Monday: Avocado Salad When I was little my mother tried to convince me to try avocado. I was stubborn back then (okay maybe I still am, just a little) and anything that looked different was a red flag in my head. After much complaining, I lost that battle. I am glad that I did. One taste and I loved it. It's definitely a love and … [Read More]

Add banana to your cottage cheese and it's a great healthy snack. Image by: Kristin Nicole

Is cottage cheese good for you?

If you are trying to eat low carb like I am, trying to find low carb snacks can be challenging. Tim Ferriss from the 4-hour body diet (slow carb) states, “cottage cheese speeds fat loss, unlike other dairy products, which slow it down.” I have always loved cottage cheese, it’s great for breakfast or a quick snack… 

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Blueberry Parfait. Image by: Kristin Nicole

Meatless Monday: Blueberry Parfait

Meatless Monday has arrived and what better to start the week with than a blueberry parfait. I love making parfaits for breakfast or a morning snack. My husband even likes to eat it as a light dessert after dinner. This blueberry parfait is easy to make and the best part about it is that I used… 

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Meatless Monday: Black Beans. Image by: Kristin Nicole

Meatless Monday: Black Beans

Meatless Monday: Black Beans Growing up in a Puerto Rican and Cuban household, you were bound to eat rice and beans almost every day. That’s exactly how my house was growing up. Even though my mom is Puerto Rican, I think most of her dishes are Cuban. I’m not sure if that’s just because both… 

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Ropa Vieja - Slow Cooker. Image by: Kristin Nicole

Ropa Vieja – Slow Cooker

Ropa Vieja in english translates as Old Clothes. Doesn’t sound exactly appetizing but I promise it’s more delicious than it sounds. This is a traditional dish I grew up with and I have made it a few times at home but this time my mom helped me a bit. It was fun remembering exactly how… 

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Meatless Monday: White Rice. Image by: Kristin Nicole

Meatless Monday: White Rice

Meatless Monday: White Rice What’s easier than making white rice, than making it in the slow cooker? This is such an easy recipe. You can make it in no time and it cooks on it’s own. White rice is great with any dish. I especially love it with my black beans recipe (recipe coming soon)…. 

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