Simple Baked Cinnamon Pears with Walnuts and Coconut Vanilla Ice cream

Looking for a really simple delicious dessert? This Baked Cinnamon Pear cannot be any simpler. I found this recipe in “Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods” byAnthony William. This book is a must-read for health and ingredients knowledge. You can definitely tweak this recipe to your liking.

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Here is the recipe:

Ingredients

4 Pears
2 tbs of maple syrup per pear
1/4 Chopped Walnuts
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1 scoop of vegan Coconut Ice Cream (optional)

Preparation

Start by preheating the oven at 375 degrees F. Wash and slice the pears in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds with a spoon to create a scoop. Next cut a small flat piece in the back of each pear to allow to stand still. In a large pyrex, grease with vegan butter or oil. Rinse and chop walnuts then place inside the pears. Drizzle the maple syrup over the walnuts and sprinkle the cinnamon over the pears. Place in the oven for 20 minutes until pears are tender. (if pears are not ripe bake for 10 more minutes) Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream and fresh mint leaves. Enjoy!

Hope you enjoy this really simple and delicious recipe! Let me know if you try them and your thoughts.

xoxo,

Christina

Raw Vegan Breakfast Ideas

One of the best things about living in Miami is the tropical weather all year round. Sure we get our cold fronts but not more than 2 weeks. Smoothie bowls are currently my favorite breakfast meals. They are so easy to make and full of nutrients. All you need is a high-speed blender and some pretty bowls. Here are 3 easy smoothie bowl recipes.

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Dragon Fruit Bowl

Serves 1

INGREDIENTS

1 cup frozen Dragon Fruit
½ cup Almond Milk
2 pitted dates 
½ cup granola
2 strawberries, sliced
3 ripe bananas
half a handful of coconut flakes
PREPARATIONBlend the dragon fruit, almond milk, dates, and 2 1/2 bananas together until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and top with the granola, strawberries, sliced banana, and coconut flakes.

 

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Acai Protein Bowl

Serves 1

INGREDIENTS

1 pack of frozen Acai
1 cup frozen mango
2 ripe bananas
¼ cup almond milk
2 pitted dates
A handful of coconut flakes
3 strawberries
A handful of blueberries
1/2 scoop of protein powder
1/2 cup of granola

PREPARATION

Blend the Acai pack, almond milk, dates, mangos, protein powder, and bananas together until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and top with the granola, strawberries, blueberries, and coconut flakes.

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Green Smoothie Bowl

Serves 1

INGREDIENTS

A hand full of Spinach
1 cup frozen mango
2 ripe bananas
¼ cup almond milk
2 pitted dates
A handful of coconut flakes
2 strawberries
A handful of blueberries
1 Tsp of Spirulina
1tbs of Chia Seeds
1/2 cup of granola 

PREPARATION

Blend the spinach, almond milk, dates, mangos, and bananas together until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and top with the granola, strawberries, blueberries, chia seeds and coconut flakes.

Hope you enjoy these super simple recipes and let me know what you think in the comments down below.

XOXO

Christina,

What I Brought to Thanksgiving Dinner (Plant-based Thanksgiving Meals)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

At my sister’s house in Jacksonville now, soaking up the cool fresh air and calmness that comes with leaving Miami for a few days. Just had Thanksgiving Dinner which included my Mushroom Loaf and Roasted Sweet Potato Chunks. It was my first time making this recipe and it was really delicious.

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Vegan Mushroom Loaf Recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of chopped Mushroom  (I used Common White Mushrooms)
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Red bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup of celery chopped
  • 1 cup of onions chopped
  • 1 Tbs of olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbs of thyme, oregano, chili powder
  • 2 tbs of cumin powder
  • 1/2 cup of ground cashews
  • 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
  • A bit of sriracha sauce optional

Sauce: This is optional as I did not have BBQ sauce. I basically mixed tomato paste, agave, paprika, and steak sauce.

Directions

  1. Heat saucepan on medium high, add olive oil then chopped onion, celery, mushrooms, Bell peppers, and garlic
  2. Add spices Chili, oregano, thyme, cumin, salt and pepper, sriracha sauce and cook until mushrooms have shrunk
  3. Place in a large bowl then add cashews and all-purpose flour. Mix well then transfer to baking pan.
  4. Place in the oven for 25 minutes at 350 degrees F. Add the BBQ sauce right out the oven.

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Roasted Sweet Potato recipes:

Ingredients

  • 3 regular size sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup of parsley leaves
  • 1 tbs of onion powder

Direction

  1. Peel and chop the sweet potatoes
  2. In a bowl mix, oil, potatoes, and spices then place on baking sheet
  3. bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I`ll share a few things I am thankful for.

  • My incredibly loving and supportive spouse Ralph
  • My Amazing family and friends which have my back just as I have theirs
  • My body which is my only home giving me breath, sight, and so much more… extremely grateful
  • This Amazing planet EARTH
  • Thankful for the little things that make a Big difference in life

What are you Thankful for? Share with me and comment down below!

Christina,