Roasted Cumin Shrimp and Veggie Salad

Ingredients: Shrimp (1 pound) Grape or cherry tomatoes sliced in half. Shredded carrots 1/2 of a yellow bell pepper Asparagus cut 1 small red onion Mixed greens salad Cilantro Lime juice Red wine vinegar Extra virgin olive oil Seasonings: garlic powder, Mrs. Dash seasonings, cumin, ground pepper, sea salt Directions: In rows, spread the yellow…

Mediterranean Diet Food Pyramid-Shopping Healthy on a Budget

Getting healthy in 2017 is not a resolution. It’s my new lifestyle. Last year, I had a major surgery, and I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)  which is a degenerative autoimmune disease. I also have high blood pressure and desperately need to lost weight…a lot of weight. I realized I couldn’t get healthy on my own, so…

DIY Garlic & Herbs Infused Olive Oil

Drizzle it on your salad. Dip your bread in it. Add it to a pasta dish. Who doesn’t like garlic infused olive oil? Well, there’s an easy way to create your own unique infused olive oil at home. First of all, there are endless types of infused olive oils you can create. Just follow your…

Sweet & Sour Smashed Plantains–Meatless Mondays

It’s hard to make this dish look good, but once you try it, you’ll be addicted to the yumminess. Start a pot of boiling water. Gather your ingredients: a small lime Sea salt, cracked black pepper, and turmeric. **The turmeric is optional. It’s added for its health benefits. I’m trying out this vegan butter spread….

It’s Time For a Cleanse!!!

It’s all over the media. Detox waters. These are cleansing drinks designed to rid your body of fat and harmful toxins. If you’re like me, cleanses are scary. They evoke images of emergency trips to the bathroom that could involve cramps and diarrhea. I know it’s gross, but we’ve all been there. In desperation, we’ve all picked up that bottle…