Happy International Women’s Day: Women Chefs 👩🏽‍🍳👩🏻‍🍳👩🏼‍🍳

I just wanted to take a moment to praise the women chef tv personalities that inspired many of us to share our recipes on social media.

And Happy International Women’s Day to the best chef that I know…my Caribbean mommy (picture not shown) 💋

Meatless Mondays: Easy Chik’n Tika Masala recipe 🍽

Hey my friends 👋🏼

Today I was craving Indian food, but one problem I have with eating certain foods is that I don’t eat rice. One dish I do enjoy eating is tika masala, but I always eat it with naan and it’s always the vegetable version.

So I decided that I would change up the recipe a bit for my taste palette. And let me tell you…

This dish turned out so good 😋

Here is what you need:

  • 1 block of firm tofu cut into strips or chunks
  • 1 1/2 cup of couscous
  • 1 cup of kale chopped
  • A dash of crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 bottle of tika masala sauce (make sure it’s the vegan version)
  • Paratha (optional)

Set the oven to 400 degrees. Add the tofu pieces in a glass dish.

Add the tika masala sauce to the tofu. Mix the tofu and sauce, them cover with foil.

Set the timer for 15 minutes.

Now let’s move onto the couscous. Add 1 1/2 cups of water, 1 tsp of olive oil, 1 cup of finely chopped kale and a dash of crushed red pepper to the pot and bring to a boil. Now add a cup of couscous and stir it into the kale. Turn the heat off and cover the pot. After 5 minutes, use a fork a fluff the couscous.

Now it’s time to go back to the tika masala…

After 15 minutes, remove from the oven

Now this is optional, but in my opinion very necessary to complete the meal. Put a little pat of vegan butter (I like to use country crock almond butter) in a frying pan. Heat a piece of paratha for 2 minutes on each side. Cut into 4 pieces.

Now let’s assemble our plate.

Enjoy 😋

Let me know if you tried this recipe and what you thought about it.

Until next time, stay safe my friends 💋

Meatless Mondays: Starting a Food Journal 📖

Happy New Year my Friends!

It’s time to get our lives together and get back into a healthier lifestyle. Many of us were on a roll with eating properly in the beginning of 2020. Then suddenly the world changed and unfortunately so did our healthy eating habits. We pretty much were limited on foods we could eat. The restaurants were closed and purchasing healthy food items were scarce.

And let’s not mention that most of the foods we consumed were not friendly on our bodies. Many of us gained weight that we normally would not have.

Now that we are starting to get back a good source of food supplies, it’s time to reset the button and get back into the swing of things.

I personally like to keep a food journal/diary. Why keep a diary you might ask…

First, it keeps you accountable. When you see a visual log of what you’re putting into your body, it can definitely do something to your mind. When you see how much sugar or sodium you’re actually consuming, it will give you a new perspective. You definitely don’t want to see your nutrient levels in the red.

You can log your foods two ways: a food journal or an app on your phone. I use and recommend MyFitnessPal. This is without a doubt the best app to log your foods (and no this is not sponsored).

This is from my phone. Bases on my goal, I should only consume 1220 calories per day.

You get to see your nutrient, macro and caloric levels.

As you can see from my homepage, I’ve been using MyFitnessPal for a very long time and it works for me.

It truly is a great app to use when you’re trying to eat healthier.  It’s not for just losing weight, it’s also used to maintain your current weight.  Each time you set a goal it, resets the amount of weight you lost from the last goal of the homepage.  As you can see above, my weight lost has been reset to 0lbs lost until I start shedding lbs based on my new goal weight.  However, it does keep a history of the weight you’ve previously lost. 

If you are part of MyFitnessPal or join after reading this, feel free to follow me and we can go on this healthier lifestyle journey together.

Until next time my friends 💋