The new year is almost here?! What are some goals, you are going to try and hit this upcoming year? What are somethings you are looking forward to this year?! 🤗 I am excited about 1. Getting married 2. Building my clients with my business 3. And a little thing 🙊 I am working on 🤸🏻♀️!
Everyone messaging me about my cashew dressing!! ( I made a video how to make it, a few months back) but I will post the recipe again!!! 💗 #merrychristmas LOL ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⚪️2 cups- Soaked Whole raw cashews
: soak for about 4-8 hours, or over night.
⚪️2 cups - Alkalized water
⚪️4 tbsp- Lemon juice
⚪️2 tbsp- @coconutsecretofficial coconut aminos
⚪️5 garlic cloves ( I love garlic) or 2 shallots ⚪️1/4 cup- @bragglivefoodproducts apple cider vinegar ⚪️2 tbsp- @frontiercoop cilantro or parsley ⚪️Ground pink salt and pep to taste. ( optional) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This makes about 2 mason jar filled amount. 🤗
My go to salad! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
-roasted curried garlic chick pea
-black olives and artichoke ( sometimes ) -shaved almonds
-my cashew dressing 😍
With a few slices of Japanese sweet potato! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I know I say this all the time, but my cashew dressing is the bombbbbb.com ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you watched my story today, I shared a yummy “snack” that is kid friendly as well. I know it is around the time to be decorating gingerbread men, but with the gluten issues and “trying to watch what we are eating” these are the perfect go to! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Slice Apple of your choice ⛄️
•choose a nut butter
•bedazzle with superfoods! •pzaz with a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg! •I chopped up dates, which look like chopped bacon LOL •voila! It’s just like decorating a cookie! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
To me, superfoods are like the healthy real plant based sprinkles! So while the holidays are around, and your kids are begging to do a craft, or have a christmas treat! This will be a fun go to! 🤗 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I have been so busy, so sorry to be a week MIA! I have been getting so many messages! I love you all 💗 Monday I will be back in action. I just needed some me time, and to stay focused on my goals outside of this platform. I am so excited to be sharing some new brands I have partnered up with and tips n’ ticks! So stay tuned my loves xo here is a #fbf to this starry night, charcoal smoothie bowl! I want right now 😍 Xo | #vitalguide
This was a year ago, I remember in this moment I thought to myself.. I am so happy. I am ready to take on this up coming year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
• As 2018’s chapter is almost done. I can say, I took on a lot. I started school to become a holistic health coach. I am chasing my dreams. I am dedicated to a healthy clean lifestyle. I love fitness. I am proud of 2018 Sammy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
•How was your year? Did anything or anyone make an impact on you? Did you get around to something you have been wanting to do for a long time? What was your favorite memory of 2018, so far? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Xo | #vitalguide ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I call this “everything but the kitchen sink” for dinner lol. Throw every lean protein into a cast iron skillet, cause you are starving and want something hearty lol. Sweet potato cubes, black beans, onion, spinach, @traderjoes Fat free feta and @quornsa “ground meat” which is planet based and soy free! A little bowl of this really hit the spot!
Let’s talk Relationships. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
•I get asked a lot to talk about relationship advice on here. The messages I get are extremely vulnerable at times. I want you to know, I appreciate and I am thankful you choose to even ask for that kind of help or even just trust me for insight.
•I am not going talk about how, what you see on Social media/ behind close doors. That’s been said and done. I also don’t connect with that. Because anything I post, what you see is what you get. Does that mean my life is perfect? No.. no life is “perfect” I will say yes, my life is pretty much close to it. Would I have said this years ago? Absolutely not. What I have now, I never thought existed. And i’m talking “ relationship wise”
•Most of us, pretty much all of us actually have been broken hearted, have been hurt and felt so alone. I have been cheated on, verbally abused, used etc. The most important thing here is. None of that broke ME, or left me jaded. I would feel that pain then get back up on my feet and do me. Because of that, and all of those lessons learned. I had gained super strength. I had standards. I knew what I wanted and I knew what I would not stand for. When I met my love, I delivered that message clear as day. As he did as well. He had been hurt just like me. We both were at a time and place where, nothing/nor would anyone would stop our happiness. So to be let in to each other lives. Our standards were respected. We were on the same page. The two way street thing, is real! That right there starts that foundation beautifully. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
•The communication is already at a solid place. We built our beginning with automatic “friendship” that turned into a secure bond that we safely fell in love with each other. We became bestfriends, inlove. We carry these standards, communication and bond with us daily. We never take it for granted. Which is rule of thumb. “Appreciate” your love. And you will build a foundation ready to conquer the world together. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The holidays are here! Which means, we are all inhaling all the yummy foods. This entire week, I ate everything that I normally don’t eat. #noregrets . So we wanna get back to our clean eating ( until christmas goodies comes around lol) and these @wrawp.foods wraps are perfect for a filling lunch! They are made out hummus and veggies 😍 this tuna “wrap” was 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
My Green Bean Casserole
- 1 huge bag of Haricot verts.
•steam green beans first.
- 16 oz mushrooms
•stir in skillet with garlic and 1 tbsp coconut aminos, 4 garlic cloves.
With half of a large chop yellow onion. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
homemade cashew cream sauce.
Use 4 cups worth. (Recipe)
2 cups- Soaked Whole raw cashews
: soak for about 4-8 hours, or over night.
⚪️2 cups - Low sodium veggie broth
⚪️4 tbsp- Rosemary and thyme ⚪️2 tbsp- @coconutsecretofficial coconut aminos
⚪️5 garlic cloves ( I love garlic) ⚪️1/4 cup- @bragglivefoodproducts apple cider vinegar ⚪️2 tbsp- @frontiercoop oregano
⚪️Ground pink salt and pep to taste. ( optional)
This makes about 2 mason jar filled amount. 🤗
Last step- combine the mushroom w/onions into a bowl and add “cashew cream” and voila! You now have a mushroom creme to layer the green beans. Top later with @traderjoes “fried onions” Bake on 350 degrees for 45-50 mins. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My Stuffing from a crockpot - 3 hours
- 1 full bag of @breadalone sourdough bread
- 1 full bag of fresh cranberries
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 cup chopped yellow onion
- 1 tbsp sage
- 1 tbsp thyme
- 1 tbsp rosemary
- 1 tbsp black seed
- 1 tbsp sesame seed
- Salt and pep to taste. - 2 cups low sodium veggie broth. - I used @fieldroast vegan apple and sage sausage. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀-1 cup of @kimcrawfordwine sauvignon blanc
My mini butter pesto potatoes-
- 1 full bag mini yellow potatoes
- 1/2 cup @earthbalance butter melted. - Rub each potato with @traderjoes vegan kale pesto. - Bake for 30-40 mins on 350 degrees ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My sweet potato pie-
- 4 large sweet potatoes baked
- Scoop then add 1 cup Almond milk and blend. - In mixing bowl add, 2 tbsp @earthbalance butter and 1/3 cup wholesome agave. - Topped with sprinkled layer of coconut sugar and candied pecans or walnuts with marshmallows. - Bake for 45-50 mins on 375 degrees ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Sides- @traderjoes Mushroom gravy/ cranberry sauce.
P.s I am thankful for when the sun stays out longer cause this “photoshoot was so hard to capture that good light” Xo | #vitalguide
I am so excited to share, these recipes I will be posting later on! My kitchen smells amazing right now! Down below comment, your favorite THANKSGIVING dish 💗🙌🏼 mine is Green bean casserole. But in all honesty. I love a huge plate with EVERYTHING.. with gravy taking over. Thanksgiving is my favorite 😍💗
Check out these cute little zucchini fries.
@traderjoes sells tiny little zucc’s and they are perfect for fries! Cut them in half and voila! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I always use an egg placement when needing “breadcrumbs” and I also use my homemade almond “breadcrumb” for any kinda cutlet or crispy breaded foods. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
First- 〰️3 tbsp Cold Milled Chia and Flax. 6 tbsp water. Let sit until thickish like egg consistency
2 cups - Raw unsalted Almonds
〰️ 2 tbsp - garlic powder
〰️ 2 tbsp - oregano
〰️ 2 tbsp- parsley 〰️ 1 tsp - pink salt
〰️ 1 tbsp- ground pep
- blend until breadcrumb consistency
( I made a huge mason jar filled, So I have this ready to grab when needed. Double the ingredients to do so) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
〰️ Lather baby zucc slices, in “egg” substitute. 〰️ Now lather in “bread crumbs” 〰️ Bake in oven for 25-30 mins on 350 degrees
Now you got a yummy, clean snack! Fun for kids as well! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I have been busy busy busy busy busy busy busyyyyy. Who else is with me ?! Anyway’s I have been craving this yogurt bowl, I had the other day. And yes I added nut butter ! Which is my fav to have with Greek yogurt bowls. Tomorrow I am planning on posting, some Healthy versions of Thanksgiving dinners! So stay tuned! Xo/ #vitalguide
I spoil myself when it comes to food. I appreciate it so much and the magic it creates. Which is a huge reason I do what I do. I love making simple, clean eats. In the past when I was dealing with an eating disorder, I would deprive and limit myself. I would put food in my mouth just to “help” the urge to eat something yummy but then instantly feel guilty and spit it out. I remember those moments and how it became a staple in my life. This is how I would eat. Not once in a while, it was a routine. Without realizing it, I became nothing but skin and bones, I cried everyday, felt I had no control over anything and was letting people walk all over me. All because I WAS TOO NICE. But! I was not that nice to myself, clearly. One day, I came to the realization: I am in control of my own strengths, my own body and soul and my own happiness. I did a 180 and woke the fluff up. I aimed for the best of everything I wanted to be.
Now, years later, I am dedicated to a holistic lifestyle. My mind and body have an amazing relationship with each other. I think more clearly and grounded and I am my favorite ‘me’ yet. I am ME. I feel like I went through hell and back to get here. So now, there is love and appreciation in hand with secure decisions. I know my worth. And as silly as this sounds, when I look at my food and finish what I eat. I realize, I got passed something SO HARD... on my own. I deserve this plate. This plate is not just food. It shows the love around me and my happiness. I am grateful. More than grateful. 🙏🏻 xo| #vitalguide
About to grill up some chicken to complete this dish! But yah know.. it’s 5 pm and gotta beat that light! So yah gotta show the people what they want 😆 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Simple, CLEAN, and Healthy “Fried Rice”! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- Frozen pack of veggie medley. @cascadianfarm - Fresh broccolini ( chop the heads off 😆)
- 2 cups jasmine rice
- Chopped onion
- 4 garlic cloves - Jalapeño , red/green peppers ( optional) - 6 eggs ( just the egg whites tho, also optional) - 2 tbsp coconut aminos @coconutsecretofficial
- 2 tbsp “teriyaki sauce” @coconutsecretofficial
- 1 tbsp Evoo. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Xo| #vitalguide ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I have had a lot of messages, saying I should talk about relationship advice, team work etc. Is this still something you would like to read about? I love LOVE and the magic between connection. I admire the strength between two people that can take on a different level. Other than just “mushy love” i’m talking that, bestfriendship. The moment you realize your brains are linked you basically can have a convo telepathically haha. Love is more than just kisses and all that good stuff. Its sacred. Let’s talk , love ? Shall we 🙃 Xo | #vitalguide
This weekend has been so relaxing. Celebrating a friend’s bday in the city at two awesome places I highly recommend. Quality meats and Tanner Smiths. First beforehand, the babe and I stopped for a drink at the star lounge at the ritz. 1. The architectural work inside is so historic and stunning. Its not about status with us, (like yah know just hangin’ at the ritz Carlton 😆) we love history. The second we relaxed with a nice glass of red in hand. We took in the structure of the building. You feel a blast from the past energy. ( I nerd out on anything “vintage”) but anyways. I love our spontaneous, exploring side. I love my team mate. I love that we can just dance anywhere we go, like we did at tanner smith to some 80’s mixed 90’s jams. As for the rest of the weekend, we relaxed, cleaned, and had on going movie night 💗 you are the best babe! Cheers to the weekend! ( even tho its monday) 3 day weekend!!! Xo| #vitalguide