"Have patience—wait, but do not sit idle; work while you are waiting; smile while you are wearied with monotony; be firm while everything around you is being shaken; be joyous while the ugly face of despair grins at you; speak aloud while the malevolent forces of the nether world try to crush your mind; be valiant and courageous while men all around you are cringing with fear and cowardice."

i just like to give this life some meaning. & i strive to be the best i can be-nicer, smarter, stronger.

we all have our problems. but that's one of life's best qualities. balance.

"recipes"

Zucchini Pie

Zucchini Pie (Serves 6)
Food types per serving: ½ Protein, 2 Vegetable, 1 Oil

1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 lb. zucchini (use a mixture of green and yellow)
1/3 cup scallions, sliced thin
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. dried marjoram
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
½ cup chopped fresh dill
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
5 extra large eggs
3 egg whites
2 roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
2 oz. crumbled nonfat feta cheese

Preheat oven to 325°. Spray a 9” round baking dish with olive oil and set aside. Cut zucchini into medium-thin
slices. Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add the zucchini, scallions, garlic, marjoram, salt and pepper.
Cook, stirring frequently, until zucchini begins to brown, about 5-7 minutes. Drain and discard any liquid. Transfer
to a large bowl. Beat eggs with the egg whites and add to the zucchini mixture, along with the dill and parsley. Pour
into prepared baking dish. Decorate the top with sliced tomatoes and sprinkle with feta cheese. Bake for 50-60 
minutes until the eggs are set and top is browned. Serve immediately or at room temperature.

Dec 13th, 2013

beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

Zucchini Noodles with Chicken and Tangy Peanut Sauce…RECIPE

ooooh pretty ;)

Dec 11th, 2013

beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

Spinach with Pine Nuts and Raisins…RECIPE

this looks scrumptious! 

Dec 11th, 2013

seedsnsmiles:

Healthy banana bread with dark chocolate chips and sunflower seeds, pre and post baking. (Vegan, GF, all natural sugars.)

This turned out really well! And for once no fancy gluten free flours were required - it’s simply ground up oats. There’s also only 1 tbsp of coconut oil; any other fat comes from almond butter. Normally I would say what I would change next time but I love this recipe just as it is! The recipe can be found here. :)

(via beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood)

Dec 1st, 2013
Sesame Roasted Asparagus | The Biggest Loser
Nov 30th, 2013
healthier-habits:

Oatmeal Cupcakes: 3 mashed bananas (the riper the better!), 1 cup vanilla almond milk, 2 eggs, 1 tbsp baking powder, 3 cups oats, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 3 tbsp mini chocolate chips (or blueberries)
Click here for full directions!

healthier-habits:

Oatmeal Cupcakes: 3 mashed bananas (the riper the better!), 1 cup vanilla almond milk, 2 eggs, 1 tbsp baking powder, 3 cups oats, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 3 tbsp mini chocolate chips (or blueberries)

Click here for full directions!

(via beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood)

Nov 29th, 2013
Lentil Mushroom Walnut Balls with Cranberry-Pear Sauce — Oh She Glows
Nov 20th, 2013
Healthy Gluten Free Banana Bread!

undressedskeleton:

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When life gives you brown bananas, make banana bread.

Sometimes it’s hard to eat up all the bananas before they go bad. And that’s okay! There are so many great recipes you can create with over ripe bananas. The most popular one…banana bread!

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I enjoy banana bread for breakfast with…

Nov 15th, 2013
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Nov 15th, 2013
Spiced Pumpkin Cookies With Maple Pecan Glaze (Grain Free)
Nov 14th, 2013
Quick ‘n Easy No-Bake Protein Bars — Oh She Glows
Nov 11th, 2013
Grain-Free, Egg-Free Protein Pancakes
Nov 10th, 2013
: Home Made Basil Pesto Kelp Fettuccine w/ Balsamic Figs & Wild Mushrooms Topped w/ Fresh Chives! :D #YummyTummy

rawyouth:

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Ingredients:

PESTO:

  • 2 Cup Organic Cashews
  • Bunch of Organic Basil
  • 1/2- 1 Cup Spring Water
  • 4 Tablespoon Coconut Aminos or Tamari
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Coriander
  • Chilli Flakes & Pepper Optional
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Garlic Clove

WILD MUSHROOM:

  • 2…
Oct 11th, 2013
Protein waffles <3
2 egg whites
1/2 banana
2/3scoop of protein powder (scoop=1/4cup)
1/8 cup of garbanzo bean flour
pinch of baking powder
splash of almond milk
some truvia to taste
cinnamon
…and then add yumminess that you want after it’s done cooking in the waffle maker :)

Protein waffles <3

2 egg whites

1/2 banana

2/3scoop of protein powder (scoop=1/4cup)

1/8 cup of garbanzo bean flour

pinch of baking powder

splash of almond milk

some truvia to taste

cinnamon

…and then add yumminess that you want after it’s done cooking in the waffle maker :)

Oct 6th, 2013