Chickpea Smash


  • Can of low sodium Goya chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 1/2 Tbs of vegan mayo
  • 1 1/2 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 1 Tbs capers
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Mash the chickpeas with a fork in a bowl. Add the mayo, capers, celery and garlic powder and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve alone, on a pita or wrap, or even on a bed of lettuce! Enjoy!

My Heart Beets for You Salad

Valentine’s Day is here, why not make this nutrient packed salad for you or your love? There are so many different flavors that combine here and yet they mesh so well! There are heart healthy walnuts packed with omega3s, raw pumpkin seeds that pack a lot of fiber and anti-oxidant and vitamin rich beets and strawberries. I put tempeh on this salad for protein but if you eat meat, you can easily substitute grilled chicken. 


•2 1/2 cups spinach

•1/4 block of tempeh

•1 tbs pumpkin seeds

•6 walnut halves

•2 strawberries sliced

•beets cut into hearts 

•1/2 tbs dijon mustard

•2 tbs Braggs apple cider vinegar

•pepper, garlic powder, onion powder

Combine the spinach with the spices, mustard and vinegar. Mix it well and then heat the tempeh in a small pan until warm. Top the salad with the tempeh and the rest of the ingredients. Enjoy the flavored and feel great about eating such a healthy salad!

Sweetheart Smoothie

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and for some reason, I’ve been craving chocolate covered strawberries. I decided to make a chocolate strawberry smoothie. Instead of using chocolate, I used the superfood “carob” powder. Carob is actually made from the Carob tree of the Mediterranean. It can be used as a substitute for cacao or cocoa. It’s high in fiber, B vitamins and iron. And, it tastes absolutely delicious! It satisfies  any chocolate craving you may have!


•1 banana

•1 1/2 cups almond milk 

•8 strawberries 

•2 tbs carob powder

•1 scoop Plantfusion vanilla bean powder

Blend all the ingredients with ice, if it’s too thick, you can add a little water. Enjoy!