Wild Rice Vegan Stuffing with Roasted Sweet Potato & Apple

Pierre Van ZylGluten-free, Holidays, Main Dishes, Recipes, Sides, Soy-free, stuffing, thanksgiving, Tree Nut Free, wild rice

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Normally in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving I’d be excitedly planning a menu, bookmarking recipes and testing desserts (quality control, right?). This year, because of the DI, the holiday will be abbreviated, and if I’m being honest, days of cooking beforehand will be the last thing I want to do. Mom and I are…

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Wild Rice Vegan Stuffing with Roasted Sweet Potato & Apple

Pierre Van ZylGluten-free, Holidays, Main Dishes, Recipes, Sides, Soy-free, stuffing, thanksgiving, Tree Nut Free, wild rice

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Normally in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving I’d be excitedly planning a menu, bookmarking recipes and testing desserts (quality control, right?). This year, because of the DI, the holiday will be abbreviated, and if I’m being honest, days of cooking beforehand will be the last thing I want to do. Mom and I are…

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Creamy Vegan Tuscan White Bean Kale Soup

Pierre Van ZylGluten-free, kale, Main Dishes, nasoya, plant protein, product review, Quick & Easy, Recipes, soup, Soups, tofu, Tree Nut Free, Vegan, white beans

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I’ve never had a hard time encouraging myself to eat soup. I could probably live off of bowls of soup and hunks of bread without many complaints, and I love coming up with new soup recipes, even if many of them start with a recipe I’ve already made and veer off into new directions. Lately—since…

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Our fave plantbased recipes for World Vegan Day

Pierre Van Zylcacao, chocolate, Detox, eat, Health + Nutrition, healthy eating, plant based, Raw, Recipes, refined sugar free, superfood, Superfoods, sustainable, Vegan, world vegan day

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Whether you are vegan or not, it’s hard to argue against adding a little more veg into your diet. We’ve all seen how #meatlessmonday has taken social media by storm and there is plenty of info out there on how having more plantbased meals can help not only your health but the environment too. So…

Cakey Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Blondies

Pierre Van ZylBars, Cakes, dessert, Recipes, Vegan

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Cooking offers me life lessons on a weekly basis. This week, the lesson—administered by these cakey vegan pumpkin chocolate chip blondies—was to accept things as they are. Acceptance—meeting life where it is, not constantly trying to fight against things, control them, or force them to be a certain way—is a theme I meditate on constantly,…

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Creamy Vegan Chick’n Rice Skillet Supper

Pierre Van Zylcashew cream, chick'n, easy, Gluten-free, Main Dishes, quick, Quick & Easy, Recipes, soy curls, student life, Vegan, weeknights

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I’m here to present you with a dish that kept me company in the final week of my first clinical rotation—seven days in which my enthusiasm for cooking was diminished by an exam, wrapping up my paperwork and responsibilities, and the process of saying goodbye to the preceptors and residents who have taught me so…

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Brandi Doming’s Thai Red Curry Sweet Potato Dip

Pierre Van Zylblog friends, cookbook, cookbook review, dip, Dips, Gluten-free, No Oil, Quick & Easy, Recipes, Sides, Small Plates, snack, Snacks, Soy-free, Vegan

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Happy Thursday, everyone! Amazingly, this is the very last morning of my current clinical rotation. Putting aside the overall challenges of the DI itself—new schedule, lots of oversight, lack of privacy—my seven weeks at this site have been a wonderful learning experience, with supportive and caring dietitians as teachers. I’m still struggling to wrap my…

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Trail Mix Bites with MegaFood® Daily Multi Powder

AngelaHealthy Living, Healthy Snacks, Life, MegaFood, Recipes, Running, Supplements

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  This is a sponsored post on behalf of MegaFood®. As a MegaBlogger, I receive compensation and products. All thoughts and opinions are my own. In our fast-paced society of convenience, it can be challenging to get all the essential nutrients we need from diet alone. I always thought that I got enough nutrients from my […]

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The Fit Foodie Cookbook #2

Pierre Van Zylbook, Health + Nutrition, healthy, healthy eating, healthy food, meal prep, news, Recipes, refined sugar free

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Guys, I have the most epic news to share. We’re talking E-P-I-C, as far as foodie news goes. Over the last year I have I been working away with commercial food photography clients (yay - www.sallyoneilphotography.com) – photographing and styling food that I LOVE. After the launch of Love Move Eat cookbook here in Australia, which I…

Fudgy Secret Ingredient Vegan Skillet Brownies

Pierre Van ZylBars, brownies, chocolate, dessert, No Oil, Recipes, Soy-free, Tree Nut Free, Vegan

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This post is sponsored by So Delicious Dairy Free Frozen Mousse. All opinions are my own, and I love this light and creamy new treat. Thanks for your support! One of the first cooking routines to fall by the wayside when I’m busy is baking, which is a shame, because I love it so very much….

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Smoky Butternut Squash, Tofu & Apple Breakfast Hash

Pierre Van ZylBreakfast, Dietary Preferences, Gluten-free, hash, Main Dishes, Recipes, savory breakfast, Sides, tofu, Tree Nut Free, Vegan

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I’m almost embarrassed to admit how often, when I’m midway through making a recipe, I need to do a little Googling in order to confirm that I know what the recipe is actually supposed to be. What can I say: no matter how much I cook, I’m always a student in the kitchen. Anyway, that’s…

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Celebrate World Porridge Day with these delicious recipes

Pierre Van Zylblogging, Breakfast, chocolate, eat, Health + Nutrition, healthy eating, love, oatmeal, porridge, Recipes, refined sugar free, Superfoods, top tips

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So it’s safe to say that oats have come a long way from its humble beginnings as a sloppy breakfast with some honey on top for good measure. Now we have a multitude of creations with turmeric, choc chips and of course toppings galore gracing our Insta feeds every day. It’s only fair that porridge…

Simple Slow Cooker Chana Masala

Pierre Van Zylblogger inspiration, chana masala, chickpeas, cookbooks, Gluten-free, Indian inspired, Main Dishes, Quick & Easy, Recipes, Sides, slow cooker, Soy-free, Tree Nut Free, Vegan

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When I went to Prague last summer, I brought reading material that consisted almost entirely of food writing. One of the books was Molly Wizenberg’s A Homemade Life, in which she describes, among other things, the role that food played in her courtship with her former partner, Brandon. There are many sweet anecdotes about intimacy…

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Apple Berry Baked Oatmeal Cups

Pierre Van Zylbaked goods, baking, Breakfast, Gluten-free, No Oil, oatmeal, on-the-go, Recipes, Snacks, Soy-free, student life, Tree Nut Free, Vegan

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It’s no secret that baked oatmeal is one of my favorite, make-ahead breakfast options. I love warm oats, and for most of the last few years it’s been no trouble to cook them on the stovetop, traditionally. When I’m rushing out the door, though—and lately, that’s how mornings seem to go—simmering even rolled oats can…

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Coconut Brown Rice, Black Beans & Sweet Potato with Cashew Cilantro Lime Sauce

Pierre Van Zylbeans and rice, black beans, cashews, dressing, Dressings, Gluten-free, Main Dishes, Recipes, sauce, Sauces, simple, Soy-free, sweet potatoes, Vegan

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I’ve been all about batch cooking lately, for obvious reasons: new schedule, the organized, back-to-school September energy, minimal fondness of weeknight cooking. But no amount of meal prep dims the pleasure of throwing together something spontaneous and surprisingly good. That’s how this dish of coconut brown rice, black beans & sweet potato with cilantro cashew…

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My Day on a Plate

Pierre Van Zylactive wear, beauty, day on a plate, eat, Food, health, Health + Nutrition, healthy eating, Recipes, refined sugar free, water, Yoga

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I feel like these blog posts have been done over and over again, but still, I find myself clicking on other people’s regularly. What is up with that? There’s something so intriguing about what other people put into their mouths every day. Let’s be honest, we know they don’t eat the same damn thing everyday,…

Supporting a Healthy Immune System for the Whole Family

AngelaChocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie, Healthy Immune System, Life, MegaFood, MegaFood Acute Defense, MegaFood Kids Daily Immune Booster, Recipes, Smoothies for kids

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of MegaFood®. As a MegaBlogger, I receive compensation and products. All thoughts and opinions are my own. It’s hard to believe that September is here. Days are getting shorter, nights are getting cooler and the kids are back at school.  Back to school season always means more exposure to […]

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Kim-Julie Hansen’s Corn & Tomato Soup

Pierre Van Zylbatch cooking, Book Review, Book reviews, cookbook, corn, easy, giveaway, Gluten-free, meal prep, quick, Quick & Easy, Recipes, Sides, soup, Soups, Soy-free, tomato, Tree Nut Free, Vegan

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Sometimes a cookbook arrives at exactly the moment it’s needed. Just as I’ve been getting back into the routine of weekly batch cooking and weekend meal prep, I’ve also been exploring my friend Kim-Julie Hansen’s new book, Vegan Reset. The book is a 28-day roadmap for exploring veganism, and while I’m usually a little resistant…

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Tofu Bulgur Vegan Meatballs

Pierre Van Zylbulgur, comfort food, Gluten-free, Main Dishes, No Oil, pasta, Recipes, Sides, Snacks, tofu, Tree Nut Free, Vegan

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At this point, I’ll be writing from midway through my first week as a dietetic intern. In many ways, I spent the whole summer anticipating it; in other ways, the whole transition has snuck up on me. One part of it that I’ve been well prepared for is getting back into a weekend batch meal…

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Low-Key Curried Quinoa Lunch Salad

Pierre Van Zylbatch cooking, curry, easy, Gluten-free, grain salad, Main Dishes, meal prep, quick, Quick & Easy, quinoa, Recipes, Salads, Sides, Soy-free, student food, student life, Tree Nut Free, Vegan

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This low-key curried quinoa lunch salad isn’t new. It’s an amalgam of different curried quinoa recipes I’ve played around with over the years, some hot and some cold, some more elaborate than others, and all employing a random mixture of ingredients that I happen to have at home. I’m posting it for the first time…

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Vegan BBQ Jackfruit, Kale & Black Bean Enchiladas

Pierre Van ZylBreakfast, comfort food, crowd pleaser, enchiladas, Gluten-free, jackfruit, Main Dishes, products, Recipes, Soy-free, Tree Nut Free, Vegan

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For all of my interest in new, plant-based products, I’m often a slow adopter. I’ve got so many standby staple foods that it can take me a while to welcome something new into the rotation, and jackfruit is a perfect example. It’s one of the most popular ingredients in plant-based cooking these days, and until…

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Creamy Brown Rice with Shiitakes & Peas

Pierre Van Zylbrown rice, cashew cream, Gluten-free, Main Dishes, Power Plates, Recipes, rice, Sides, Soy-free, Vegan

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    I’ve got my fingers crossed that you aren’t quite sick of Power Plates recipes yet—I know I’ve written about a few this summer—because there’s one more that I’ve been keen on sharing. This creamy brown rice with shiitakes & peas is a dish that both Ashley and I have made again and again…

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Balsamic Mustard Baked Tempeh

Pierre Van Zylbasics, bowls, easy, Gluten-free, lunch bowls, No Oil, Recipes, Side Dish, Sides, tempeh, Tree Nut Free, Vegan

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I’ve mentioned a couple times this summer that I haven’t been doing much cooking. I’ve been having my meals at home, though, which begs the question of, what the heck am I eating? The answer is bowls: lots and lots of bowls. Usually with components (like grains, beans and roasted veggies) that I batch cook…

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Vegan Dumpling Bowls with Quick Pickled Radishes & Almond Miso Sauce

Pierre Van Zylbowl, dumplings, easy, Main Dishes, quick, Quick & Easy, Recipes, Sauces, semi homemade, tofu, Tree Nut Free, Vegan

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I’m already big fan of semi-homemade vegan recipes—those concoctions that rely halfway on all of the great plant-based products that are available these days, and halfway on homemade touches. With New York suspended in a heatwave, and my desire to cook already relatively low, I’m more partial than ever to these kinds of meals. This…

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Vegan Dumpling Bowls with Quick Pickled Radishes & Almond Miso Sauce

Pierre Van Zylbowl, dumplings, easy, Main Dishes, quick, Quick & Easy, Recipes, Sauces, semi homemade, tofu, Tree Nut Free, Vegan

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I’m already big fan of semi-homemade vegan recipes—those concoctions that rely halfway on all of the great plant-based products that are available these days, and halfway on homemade touches. With New York suspended in a heatwave, and my desire to cook already relatively low, I’m more partial than ever to these kinds of meals. This…

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Mango Turmeric Recovery Smoothie

AngelaMegaFood, Recipes, recovery smoothie, Running, running recovery, smoothie

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of MegaFood®. As a MegaBlogger, I receive compensation and products. All thoughts and opinions are my own. You hit your paces. Your splits are negative. You’re out there daily, sweating it out, doing the hard work to become a better, faster runner. After your workout, you hit the showers and […]

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