Recipe

Tuesday Turkey Tacos

When it comes to cooking I have said before I am not the best at following recipes to a T. Here is my loosely based recipe for some killer Turkey Tacos!!! 

Saute onions & peppers for 5-10 minutes. Separate into bowl/plate. Season turkey with cumin, chili powder, pepper and anything else you want to throw in there! Cook for 5-7 minutes and then throw everything in all together and mix well. Throw in some cilantro, lime juice and extra cayenne!

Serve over rice or tortillas, tomatoes, avocado and beans!  

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Green Goddess Smoothie

Green Goddess Smoothie
4oz almond milk
4oz H20
1 scoop of vegan vanilla superfoods
1 tsp chlorella (may want to start with 1/2)
handful of spinach
1/2 banana
1/2 cup of ice
Blend Baby Blend!! 

**this smoothie is topped with bee pollen but you can top with hemp seeds, cacao nibs or leave it naked! : )

**Not only are you getting extra greens with spinach, chlorella but also can find moringa, matcha and kale in the superfood blend to be super green fueled to kick it into high gear!** 

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Loaded Endives

I made these DELISH treats twice now and I can't wait to make them again...and again.. and again ❤️

  • Endive leaves ( I bought the package from Trader Joe's)
  • Strawberries
  • Goat Cheese
  • Toasted Walnuts
  • Olive oil 
  • Honey 
  • Bail 

Spread leaves out on plate or platter. Crumble goat cheese, basil, strawberries and chopped basil on leaves. Drizzle with honey and olive oil. Plan to devour 🍴

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Veggie Loaded Mushrooms

Realized I didn't have everything I needed for a recipe as I was planning to make... but looked up a veggie stuffed mushroom recipe, had most of the ingredients and added a few of my own.. BAM DINNER SERVED! 

•preheat oven to 375

•sauté onions, garlic, zucchini, peppers (you can add tomatoes but I didn't have any) kale (or spinach) 

•transfer to mixing bowl and add 1/4-1/2 cup bread crumbs + same amount Parmesan cheese + spices (salt, pepper, cayenne, oregano + 21 seasoning salute from Trader Joe's is my jam) 

•scoop into portobellos and put in oven! 

•bake for 20-30 minutes 

•option to add mozz but I like the way they came out!

 

 

Cauliflower Coins

I've gone meat free in January.  This dietary challenge has granted me complete creativity in the kitchen.  Here you will find a recipe for a delectable meat-free "meatball" substitute that I absolutely love!  

Cauliflower Coins

  • 1.5 cups steamed cauliflower
  • 1.5 cups cooked brown rice
  • 3 cloves garlic 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1/2 cup dry binding ingredient (breadcrumbs, oat flour, almond meal or equivalent) 
  • 1 tsp each: salt, cumin, chili powder, black pepper
  • High temperature cooking oil ( sunflower or coconut, preferred) 

1. Pulse cauliflower, brown rice & garlic in food processor  

2. Mix all ingredients in large mixing bowl and incorporate all ingredients together.

3. Heat pan with oil

4. Cook coins on each side 1.5 - 2 minutes and then remove.

5. Serve over rice, accompanying vegetables with a Curry, or alongside pasta as a substitute for meatballs!

 

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Sweet Potato Crust is a THING!

I am a BIG fan of pizza. (except for deep dish - sorry Chicago)  I have tried making my own "healthier" dough and it never works out great, the cauliflower crust is always a little too dry for my liking.. so when I stumbled upon this I was all heart eyes 

  • 1 medium sweet potato/ 1 can sweet potato puree - (I did it both ways and enjoyed the can better! Plus less work : ) 
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (gluten free- use the certified gluten free oats)
  • 1 egg
  •  2 garlic cloves
  • pinch of salt
  • few pinches of pepper
  • optional: cayenne, turmeric or any other spices you are feeling that day 
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Combine all ingredients in food processor. (I used my vitamix and it worked great- just a little more start/stop mix etc- so a high speed blender will do the trick!)
  3. Spread onto parchment paper into an even layer
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes
  5. Take out- cover with toppings 
  6. Pop back in oven for 10-15 more minutes
  7. Let cool for a few and EAT!! 

Send me/Post your pics when you make it or tag me!! (@whithelena) 

xoxo

Whit

 

Chocolate Superfood Mousse 🙌🏼

1️⃣ open can of chilled coconut cream (the thick stuff)

2️⃣ stir in 1tbsp of cacao and 1/2 scoop of superfoods blend (I use a vegan chocolate one)

3️⃣ blend with hand mixer 

4️⃣ chill again or EAT 😻 

For the topping I just saved a little from the can and didn't blend with fixins & crushed almonds

Crockpot Chicken for the win!

Hiya cuties! 

I wanted to meal prep this past week and decided to turn to ol' faithful ...my crockpot :) She is just always there for me when I am busy! I have made this twice - each time it comes out a little different but both really delicious. Easy to throw in a burrito, by itself with some tortilla chips, or served with avocado <3 

I am not the best at keeping track of recipes as I usually am not an exact measure-er ! Here is a loose recipe below : ) BE CREATIVE! 

  • 2lbs of chicken breasts
  • 16oz broth (chicken or veggie)
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup of rice
  • 1/2 cup of dry beans or 1 can of beans ( I have used both black and pinto) 
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes - I actually used leftover homemade sauce! 
  • cumin, chili pepper, cayenne, chipotle pepper, black pepper, turmeric 
  • option to throw in corn/bell peppers etc. 

Directions: 

Put onion, garlic, chicken, broth and spices into crockpot. Cook on high for 1-2 hours. Add a little more liquid (h20 or more broth is fine) Add rice, beans and tomato. Let sit on low overnight or 4-6 hours.

Enjoy! 

Hummus where the heart is <3

I LOVE hummus. I can only really have it enter the house on certain occasions or I would probably turn into a chickpea! 

There are a lot of great brands on the market these days with NonGMO Project Verified options.. but my numero uno is still home made by yours truly <3 

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of chickpea/garbanzo beans drained and rinsed- I keep some of the liquid to blend in 
  • 1/4 cup Tahini
  • 1 tsp of olive oil 
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic - Always a fun option to roast garlic beforehand (You can use 1/2 or 1 1 if you aren't a garlic lover like mwa)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

Directions:

Blend all ingredients in hi-speed blender for 10-15 seconds. Scrape down sides and stir. If need be pulse again for smooth consistency! 

Fun to add jalepeno peppers or chipotle for a spicer version! Chopped kalmata olives or even some roasted red peppers to change the flavor.

Share your homemade hummus pictures with me ! Tag me on Facebook Whitney Helena or Instagram @whithelena 

-Whitney 

 

Always eat foods you can easily pronounce... and quinoa!

This has been one of my go-tos lately. You can eat this as a side dish, with tortilla chips (guilty pressure) with grilled chicken, tofu or just some avocado slices! 

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Ingredients:
3/4 cup quinoa
3/4 cup veggie/chicken stock
1/2 onion onion & garlic (your discretion- I tend to use a lot)
1 can (organic) corn
1 can black beans
1 can fire roasted tomatoes
cumin, chili powder, pepper
Directions: Saute onions and garlic, pour in corn, beans, tomatoes. Stir and add quinoa and stock, spices(optional to add some hot peppers) Low heat, cover and let sit 20-25 minutes. 


Serve as you wish!