{Recipe} Pumpkin Tofu Lasagna

{Recipe} Pumpkin Tofu Lasagna

A friend of mine who is vegetarian came over for dinner last night. I wanted to give her a delicious vegetarian dinner that is balanced, healthy and “meaty”. Staying true to my pumpkin obsession theme so far this season, this is the perfect dish. By adding tofu to my past...
How to Pack {Vegetarian} Food for the Road

How to Pack {Vegetarian} Food for the Road

This past week has been rather emotional as I’m preparing to move and pack for the road. Finally the moment is here. I’m moving out of Arkansas and to Cincinnati, Ohio. It hit me by surprise—the juxtaposition of facing my past and looking forward to the future is overwhelming, especially how the...
Rise with {Green} Liquid Sunshine In Your Breakfast

Rise with {Green} Liquid Sunshine In Your Breakfast

Breakfast. As soon as I saunter off my bed, I am all ready to enjoy a duo of delicious treats—my glorious liquid sunshine and the one offered by dear Mother Nature outside my window—if weather permits. Thinking back, I’m somewhat surprised that I’ve never missed one day of drinking my...
{Recipe} Pumpkin Ginger Cheesecake with Tofu and Polenta Crust

{Recipe} Pumpkin Ginger Cheesecake with Tofu and Polenta Crust

Making decadent desserts are usually not my culinary forté, but my curiosity and passion for making it accessible and healthy enough to entice me giving them a second thought. First came Lemon Blueberry Greek Yogurt Cheesecake, then I came across this recipe, which got my attention for weeks. I was skeptical...
What My Daily Eats Look Like

What My Daily Eats Look Like

I was asked about what I currently eat during during the LiveFit 12-Week Trainer program. This was as of yesterday. Here it is! Meal #1: I woke up around 7:00am-ish yesterday morning. After physically getting out of bed and finishing meditation, I started my breakfast around 8:00 a.m.   I...
{Recipe Retest} Banana Sweet Potato Peanut Butter *Protein* Muffin

{Recipe Retest} Banana Sweet Potato Peanut Butter *Protein* Muffin

A while ago I posted my original recipe for this muffin which I’ve been eating as part of my breakfast every morning. It’s delicious and healthy, but I wonder if I can improve this muffin recipe to be more protein-packed. I also thought of using my current stash of whey...
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As much I enjoy cooking, I had never done a home Thanksgiving dinner from scratch—and start to finish. And I certainly don’t mean just making a single dish, or buying something prepared in some ways from store for this holiday. This year being at my new “home” here in Cincinnati and craving homeward-bound domestic warmth,...
Happy Thanks-giving

Happy Thanks-giving

As I’m taking a break now after teaching the Thanksgiving class earlier today at the Bikram yoga studio, I’m also taking a moment to reflect the meaning of today’s holiday—Thanksgiving. I never really felt that I truly connected with this holiday in years past, but this year, my gratitude tank has been filled to the...
{Recipe} Pumpkin Pie Brownie Cupcakes

{Recipe} Pumpkin Pie Brownie Cupcakes

Here we go. Pumpkin madness continues! I made this last weekend for a special baby shower party, and due to the overwhelmingly delicious responses, I had to post this recipe! This is the exact reason why I found myself making this every fall season for friends gathering. Pumpkin pie and fall season and with chocolate...
{Recipe} Pumpkin Hummus

{Recipe} Pumpkin Hummus

Just when I thought I might be “over” with my pumpkin obsession streak from the years past, I don’t think pumpkin and I are ready to part ways yet. I’m falling in love with pumpkin again. How much I love my pumpkin? Let me count the ways… every year in the last few years, I...