Miso Noodle Soup


Delicious and easy!!

4Β servings of soba or brown rice noodles, uncooked

3 cupsΒ vegetable broth

3 cupsΒ water

1 cupΒ julienned carrot

1 cupΒ julienned zucchini

1 cupΒ thinly sliced shiitake mushrooms

1 cupΒ broccoli florets

3 TbspΒ miso paste

1Β (14-ounce) package firm tofu, cut into 1-inch cubes (optional)

ΒΌ cupΒ chopped green onions

1Β sheet roasted nori seaweed, broken into pieces

  • Prepare the noodles according to the instructions on the package. Set them aside.
  • 2Β In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring the vegetable broth and water to a boil. Add the carrot, zucchini, mushrooms, and broccoli, reduce the heat, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • 3Β Use a ladle to transfer 1 cup of broth to a small bowl. Use a fork to dissolve the miso paste into the broth, then return it to the pot. Add the tofu, green onions, and cooked noodles, then simmer for 1 more minute, until everything is warm.
  • 4Β Transfer to bowls and top with the nori seaweed.

Recipe Source: T. Colin Campbell Center For Nutrition Studies

Meatless Monday

About Meatless Monday
Meatless Monday is a global movement with a simple message: one day a week, cut the meat. It can make a big difference in personal health and the health of the planet. Excessive consumption of red and processed meat has been linked with a variety of chronic diseases, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and cancer. In comparison, substituting plantbased foods for meat has been shown to reduce these health risks, resulting in a better quality of life and increased longevity. Raising livestock for our current level of human consumption requires an extraordinary amount of resources and takes a devastating toll on our planet. Meatless Monday helps conserve land, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save water, and save energy. Meatless Monday is a non-profit initiative of The Monday Campaigns working in collaboration with the Center for a Livable Future (CLF) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.


On a personal note Meat Free Mondays are a great stepping stone to reaching a point where you can reach vegetarian or vegan goals. It gives you a chance to start experimenting with recipes and new flavors, using ingredients you may have never thought could substitute meat as your main course. The reasons for going meat free are many. Do a little digging up of facts yourself and you’ll see. More and more health care professionals are recommending Mediterranean Diets, and vegetarian nutrition. Becoming 100% meat free has been a desire of mine for many years. But it was confusing where to start. It all seemed overwhelming. This is a great starting point, Meatless Monday Recipes!!

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Get a head start on Mardi Gras! Go Meatless!


Easy Red Beans & Rice
Vegetarian Gumbo
Creole Vegan Jambalaya
Saffron Baked Beignets
Cajun Stuffed Peppers
King Cake
Cinnamon Apple King Cake
One Pot Cajun Pasta
Cajun Tofu w/Grits & Greens
Spicy Gumbo
Creole Fried Rice
Do you have a recipe for a meatless Mardi Gras Celebration? Share in comments, would love to try!
Improve your carbon and kindness footprint! Go meatless for Mondays!
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Vegan Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin gluten-free vegan cookies made with Arbonne protein & fiber boost! YUM!!!! Only 15 min to make!
8 scoops of yummy Arbonne protein
2-scoops of Arbonne Fiber boost
1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
1- tablespoon of ground cinnamon
1-can organic pumpkin
Bake for 15 min at 350 degrees



Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili for dinner, yummmmmy



1 tablespoon vegeatable oil
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 medium-large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1Β½ tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
ΒΌ teaspoon pepper
ΒΌ teaspoon smoked paprika
ΒΌ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (15 ounce) can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
4 cups vegetable stock
3 tablespoons tomato paste
2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained & rinsed


Heat the oil over medium heat.Add the onion and cook until softened and lightly browned, about 5-7 minutes.Add the garlic and cook one more minutes.Next, add the sweet potato, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, smoked paprika, and cinnamon. Stir until the sweet potatoes are coated with the spices.

Next, add the diced fire-roasted tomatoes, 3 cups of the stock, and the tomato paste. Bring it to a boil, and then reduce the heat and allow the mixture to simmer until the potatoes are soft, about 30 minutes.

Stir in the black beans and cook until they are warmed, a few minutes more.If the chili is too thick for your preference, add another cup of stock.


π‘Ήπ’‚π’˜ 𝑺𝒖𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒇𝒐𝒐𝒅 π‘¬π’π’†π’“π’ˆπ’š π‘©π’‚𝒓𝒔



π‘»π’‰π’Šπ’” π’Šπ’”π’’𝒕 π’Žπ’š π’“π’†π’„π’Šπ’‘π’†. 𝑩𝒖𝒕 π’Šπ’• π’Šπ’” 𝒂 π’“π’†π’„π’Šπ’‘π’† 𝑰’𝒗𝒆 𝒖𝒔𝒆𝒅 𝒂 π’‡π’†π’˜ π’•π’Šπ’Žπ’†π’” 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’Šπ’” 𝒂 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒑𝒍𝒆 π’Šπ’ π’Žπ’š π’Œπ’Šπ’•π’„π’‰π’†π’ π’π’π’˜. 𝑾𝒆 𝒅𝒐𝒏’𝒕 𝒖𝒔𝒆 π’†π’π’†π’“π’ˆπ’š 𝒃𝒂𝒓𝒔 𝒐𝒇𝒕𝒆𝒏 π’Šπ’ 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒔𝒆. 𝑩𝒖𝒕 π’‰π’–π’ƒπ’ƒπ’š π’π’Šπ’Œπ’†π’” π’•π’‰π’†π’Ž π’˜π’‰π’†π’ 𝒉𝒆 𝒅𝒐𝒆𝒔 π’π’π’π’ˆ 𝒓𝒖𝒏𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’•π’‰π’†π’š 𝒂𝒓𝒆 π’‚π’˜π’†π’”π’π’Žπ’† 𝒇𝒐𝒓 π’˜π’‰π’†π’ π’˜π’† π’‰π’Šπ’Œπ’†. π‘»π’‰π’Šπ’” π’Šπ’” π’Žπ’š π’—π’†π’“π’š π’‡π’‚π’—π’π’“π’Šπ’•π’† 𝒃𝒂𝒓 π’“π’†π’„π’Šπ’‘π’†!







π‘Ήπ’‚π’˜ 𝑺𝒖𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒇𝒐𝒐𝒅 π‘¬π’π’†π’“π’ˆπ’š 𝑩𝒂𝒓𝒔

π‘ͺπ’‰π’†π’“π’“π’Šπ’†π’” 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’ˆπ’π’‹π’Š π’ƒπ’†π’“π’“π’Šπ’†π’” 𝒂𝒓𝒆 π’”π’π’–π’π’Žπ’‚π’•π’†π’” π’Šπ’ 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’…π’“π’Šπ’†π’…-π’‡π’“π’–π’Šπ’• π’˜π’π’“π’π’…β€”π‘° 𝒐𝒇𝒕𝒆𝒏 π’Žπ’‚π’Œπ’† π’•π’“π’‚π’Šπ’ π’Žπ’Šπ’™π’†π’” 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 π’‘π’‚π’Šπ’“ 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒔𝒆 π’•π’˜π’ 𝒓𝒆𝒅 π’ƒπ’†π’‚π’–π’•π’Šπ’†π’”. 𝑯𝒆𝒓𝒆, π’•π’‰π’†π’šβ€™π’“π’† π’‡π’“π’Šπ’†π’π’…π’” π’‚π’ˆπ’‚π’Šπ’ π’Šπ’ 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒔𝒆 π’˜π’‰π’π’π’†π’”π’π’Žπ’†, 𝒄𝒂𝒄𝒂𝒐-π’π’Šπ’ƒ-𝒂𝒄𝒄𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒅 π’“π’‚π’˜ 𝒃𝒂𝒓𝒔. π‘·π’‚π’„π’Œπ’†π’… π’˜π’Šπ’•π’‰ 𝒂𝒍𝒍 π’Œπ’Šπ’π’…π’” 𝒐𝒇 π’‚π’π’•π’Šπ’π’™π’Šπ’…π’‚π’π’•π’”, 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒔𝒆 𝒃𝒂𝒓𝒔 𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒂𝒓 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒆 β€œπ’π’π’π’šβ€ π’”π’˜π’†π’†π’• 𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒔, π’˜π’‰π’Šπ’π’† 𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒄𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓 π’•π’‰π’†π’š 𝒂𝒓𝒆 π’‚π’π’•π’Š-π’‚π’ˆπ’Šπ’π’ˆ π’˜π’π’“π’Œπ’‰π’π’“π’”π’†π’”.
𝑨𝒖𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒓: π‘±π’–π’π’Šπ’† π‘΄π’π’“π’“π’Šπ’”

𝑺𝒆𝒓𝒗𝒆𝒔: 8 𝒃𝒂𝒓𝒔
ΒΎ 𝒄𝒖𝒑 π’“π’‚π’˜ π’‚π’π’Žπ’π’π’…π’”
Β½ 𝒄𝒖𝒑𝒔 π’“π’‚π’˜ π’˜π’‚π’π’π’–π’•π’”
Β½ 𝒄𝒖𝒑 π’…π’“π’Šπ’†π’… π’ˆπ’π’‹π’Š π’ƒπ’†π’“π’“π’Šπ’†π’”
ΒΌ 𝒄𝒖𝒑 𝑴𝒆𝒅𝒋𝒐𝒐𝒍 𝒅𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒔, π’‘π’Šπ’•π’•π’†π’…
1 𝒕𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒑𝒐𝒐𝒏 π’—π’‚π’π’Šπ’π’π’‚ 𝒆𝒙𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒕
β…› 𝒕𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒑𝒐𝒐𝒏 π’ˆπ’“π’π’–π’π’… π’„π’Šπ’π’π’‚π’Žπ’π’
1 𝒄𝒖𝒑 π’…π’“π’Šπ’†π’… π’„π’‰π’†π’“π’“π’Šπ’†π’”
2 𝒕𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆𝒔𝒑𝒐𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝒄𝒂𝒄𝒂𝒐 π’π’Šπ’ƒπ’”


  • 𝑰𝒏 𝒂 𝒇𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒐𝒓, π’„π’π’Žπ’ƒπ’Šπ’π’† 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’‚π’π’Žπ’π’π’…π’” 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’˜π’‚π’π’π’–π’•π’”, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒏𝒖𝒕𝒔 π’Šπ’π’•π’ 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’”π’Šπ’›π’† 𝒐𝒇 π’”π’Žπ’‚π’π’ π’ˆπ’“π’‚π’—π’†π’. 𝑨𝒅𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’ˆπ’π’‹π’Š π’ƒπ’†π’“π’“π’Šπ’†π’”, 𝒅𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒔, π’—π’‚π’π’Šπ’π’π’‚ 𝒆𝒙𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒕, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’„π’Šπ’π’π’‚π’Žπ’π’ π’‘π’π’˜π’…π’†π’“, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔 π’–π’π’•π’Šπ’ 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’Žπ’Šπ’™π’•π’–π’“π’† π’‡π’π’“π’Žπ’” π’„π’π’–π’Žπ’‘π’” 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’ƒπ’†π’ˆπ’Šπ’π’” 𝒕𝒐 π’”π’•π’Šπ’„π’Œ π’•π’π’ˆπ’†π’•π’‰π’†π’“.
  • 𝑨𝒅𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’„π’‰π’†π’“π’“π’Šπ’†π’” 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒄𝒂𝒄𝒂𝒐 π’π’Šπ’ƒπ’” 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔 π’ƒπ’“π’Šπ’†π’‡π’π’š 𝒕𝒐 π’Šπ’π’„π’π’“π’‘π’π’“π’‚π’•π’† 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’Šπ’π’ˆπ’“π’†π’…π’Šπ’†π’π’•π’”, 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆 π’”π’π’Žπ’† π’”π’Žπ’‚π’π’ π’„π’‰π’–π’π’Œπ’” 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒆𝒙𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆.
  • 𝑷𝒍𝒂𝒄𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’…π’π’–π’ˆπ’‰ 𝒐𝒏 𝒂 π’π’‚π’“π’ˆπ’† 𝒔𝒉𝒆𝒆𝒕 𝒐𝒇 π’‘π’π’‚π’”π’•π’Šπ’„ π’˜π’“π’‚π’‘ 𝒐𝒏 𝒂 π’„π’–π’•π’•π’Šπ’π’ˆ 𝒃𝒐𝒂𝒓𝒅. 𝑷𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’…π’π’–π’ˆπ’‰ π’Šπ’π’•π’ 𝒂 π’„π’π’Žπ’‘π’‚π’„π’• π’“π’†π’„π’•π’‚π’π’ˆπ’π’†, 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒏 π’˜π’“π’‚π’‘ π’Šπ’• π’•π’Šπ’ˆπ’‰π’•π’π’š π’Šπ’ 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’‘π’π’‚π’”π’•π’Šπ’„, π’„π’π’Žπ’‘π’‚π’„π’•π’Šπ’π’ˆ π’Šπ’• 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏 π’Žπ’π’“π’†. 𝑼𝒔𝒆 𝒂 π’“π’π’π’π’Šπ’π’ˆ π’‘π’Šπ’ 𝒕𝒐 𝒓𝒐𝒍𝒍 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’…π’π’–π’ˆπ’‰ π’Šπ’π’•π’ 𝒂 Β½ -π’Šπ’π’„π’‰-π’•π’‰π’Šπ’„π’Œ π’π’‚π’šπ’†π’“.
  • π‘Όπ’π’˜π’“π’‚π’‘ 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’…π’π’–π’ˆπ’‰ 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒄𝒖𝒕 π’Šπ’• π’Šπ’π’•π’ 8 𝒃𝒂𝒓𝒔 𝒐𝒓 π’”π’Žπ’‚π’π’π’†π’“ π’ƒπ’Šπ’•π’†π’”, 𝒂𝒔 π’…π’†π’”π’Šπ’“π’†π’…. 𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒔𝒆 𝒔𝒖𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒇𝒐𝒐𝒅 π’†π’π’†π’“π’ˆπ’š 𝒃𝒂𝒓𝒔 π’˜π’Šπ’π’ 𝒍𝒂𝒔𝒕 𝒔𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒂𝒍 π’˜π’†π’†π’Œπ’” π’–π’π’“π’†π’‡π’“π’Šπ’ˆπ’†π’“π’‚π’•π’†π’… 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒄𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒅, 𝒐𝒓 π’Œπ’†π’†π’‘ π’•π’‰π’†π’Ž π’Šπ’ 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒇𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒛𝒆𝒓 𝒇𝒐𝒓 π’π’π’π’ˆ-π’•π’†π’“π’Ž π’”π’•π’π’“π’‚π’ˆπ’†.

π‘Ήπ’†π’„π’Šπ’‘π’† 𝑺𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒄𝒆:

𝑺𝒖𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒇𝒐𝒐𝒅 π‘Ίπ’π’‚π’„π’Œπ’”: 100 π‘«π’†π’π’Šπ’„π’Šπ’π’–π’”, π‘¬π’π’†π’“π’ˆπ’Šπ’›π’Šπ’π’ˆ & π‘΅π’–π’•π’“π’Šπ’†π’π’•-𝑫𝒆𝒏𝒔𝒆 π‘Ήπ’†π’„π’Šπ’‘π’†π’”