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Roasted Grapefruit – A Clean Snack

by Destini on May 14, 2013

I just finished my Revolt workout and damn….my lower body is just mush! But a fantastic mush! haha. It feels so great to have my workout complete before the hubby even gets home and dinner is already prepped (meal preps on Sunday) so I have SOO much spare time. It’s the oddest feeling. I feel so much less stress now with all my meals being prepped on Sunday. My weeknights are much easier to handle with my schedule. Before, I wouldn’t actually sit down and relax till 8-9pm at night. That is a long time since I start my day at 6:30am. By the time the weekend came I was exhausted.

One thing I cannot get enough of right now is grapefruits. I love them with just a little bit of stevia, freshly squeezed in a cocktail(hint hint hint), in a salad, with some fish or as a great desert! I would consider this a desert, a very non-guilty desert and with one modification can be for all my vegans out there!

Ingredients: Yields 1-2 servings

  • 1 Grapefruit, sliced in half
  • 1T of raw honey (or for my vegan loves, agave nector)
  • Dash of cinnamon
Directions: Preheat oven to 375c, spread honey evenly on both halves of the grapefruit and sprinkle cinnamon on. Place in oven and roast for 20-25min.
And that’s IT! I am addicted to this. It hits my desert craving every night!!
If this wasn’t enough, i’ve started obsessing over other roasted fruits….it has started as a thing!!
Happy Tuesday Everyone!! I’m still sick with this horrible cold. So rest for me!



Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

by Destini on March 19, 2013

I hope everyone had a safe and fun St. Patrick’s Day! I know I sure did!! I saw some of you made my Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes!! Sure made my weekend 🙂 I have been getting a lot of tweet requests for some healthy snacks that you guys can easily make and are super tasty .  Something I am really obsessed with right now is roasted chickpeas. I had pinned a recipe on the other week and knew right away it was something I would have to recreate. It is really something that is super easy to do, and the flavors are endless. So far this is my favorite recipe oh and it’s Vegan too 🙂

Ingredients: Yields 2 cups

Recipe adapted from Steamy Kitchen
  • 2 cups of chickpeas, drained and rinsed (or soaked)
  • 2tbsp evoo
  • 1/2tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4tsp sea salt

Directions: Preheat oven to 400f.  If you used canned chickpeas, rinse with cold water and pat dry, or if you soaked dry chickpeas, also pat dry, remove any skins. Place chickpeas in a bowl, toss in the evoo and spices, shake till all the chickpeas look covered. Place on a baking sheet and roast for 30-40min. Let them stand for about 5-10min that way they won’t be soft from the steam.

Yesterday  I took the day off to spend it with my girl friend from Quebec and her three month old daughter. It was love at first sight. I took HINDEREDS of photos. For those of you that follow me on saw my rapid posting :).  Taking photos of a baby is a little different than taking photos of food. But I think we got some great shots.

Tonight is core day at the gym. It may still be a snowy nightmare here(I am completely done with all this snow! I cannot pretend that I feel any different at this point) but Summer will come and I want to be ready for it.


What is your favorite go to snack?


What are you doing to get ready for the Summer?


What did you make for Vegan Tuesdays?


Stuffed Quinoa Peppers

February 12, 2013

Wow what a week! Arizona was just amazing, it was exactly what my husband and I needed. We want to move there now!! We ate at some amazing restaurants, hiked up a mountain, experienced the craziest hole in a PGA golf tournament, fed a giraffe and had a much needed vacation. I will share some photos tomorrow, but as this is Tuesday and that means Vegan Tuesday let’s share a recipe! This took a few tries to get it just right and according to the hubby… I did it! Ingredients: Yields 4-5 servings 2tbsp EVOO 1 box(225g) of Quinoa 2 cups of vegetable bouillon(low sodium) 1 medium onion, diced 3-4 […]

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The News is Good! – Butter “chicken” aka Tofu

December 4, 2012

With many months of worry, we finally have some answers. And they are good! It is crazy how much better just the simple words “you are healthy” can make you feel. For quite a long time I have always prided in the fact that I was a healthy person, never thinking that my husband wasn’t. And after a couple months of unknown, we now know that things are okay.  We are still waiting on one more test, but the Doctor feels quite good that it will come back okay too. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! Over the past while the only real communication I have been doing constantly has been through Instagram(completely addicted BTW) […]

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Back in the kitchen – Thai Curried Butternut Squash Soup

November 20, 2012

Thank you everyone that sent me emails and comments about some personal matters that have recently struck us at home . My health is 100%, but my husband has been recently experiencing some things. We have done all the doctor appointments and making sure he is also 100%. We are unsure of the outcome, but we are staying positive. That being said, I am ready to come back. I have missed blogging sooo much. But did not feel very creative in the kitchen. When all this had started, my husband was going in for a very common, very basic surgery. I knew he wasn’t going to feel well for a […]

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Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

September 18, 2012

How about we call this last Tuesday? This post is late, a week late. I have been studying for a work certification, football has returned AND I am trying to get in as much running as I can for my upcoming 5k. Life has been busy. But things are slowing down and I am spending my Sundays in the kitchen cooking up things for the blog again! If you recall, every Tuesday Courtney and I will be doing Vegan Tuesdays and this is my VERY first one. George is obsessed with oatmeal raisin cookies. It is his number one requested cookie of any. And he didn’t let me get away […]

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