Warming Turmeric Latte

Turmeric Latte

That comfort food season is upon us, and a warming turmeric latte is the just the trick to make you feel warm and cozy. Turmeric is what I like to call a super herb: it's a potent anti-inflammatory, meaning, taken regularly, it can help improve pretty much any ailment you may have. Since most diseases, skin conditions, aches and pains are caused by inflammation inside the body, turmeric helps to counteract that inflammation. 

Turmeric can be consumed in a variety of ways. I like to take it in capsule form to ensure that I get it in daily, but it is absolutely delicious in the form of a golden latte. Now, you can make your own golden mix from scratch, or you can do what I do and buy Gaia herbs mix. I'm the kind of girl who likes convenience, and making my own golden milk mix is NOT convenient in my opinion. It's a bunch of ingredients and precise measurements, and who has time for that in the morning!?

Turmeric Latte

Now a bright yellow drink made with turmeric may sound disgusting, but trust me, it is far from it. Turmeric is mixed with warm fall spices and a hint of sweetness: Cardamom, Ashwagandha, dates, vanilla bean and of course, turmeric is what you'll find in the Gaia herbs mix. Oh and this isn't sponsored by the way... I just LOVE this mix and it makes it so so easy to make the most delicious drink in 5 minutes flat.

To make it is quite easy; no recipe needed if you're using the mix! Just heat any type of plant based milk over the stove top until it's almost at a boil. Stir n one heaping teaspoon of the golden milk mix, and whisk until completely dissolved/mixed. Pour and enjoy while hot!

I can't wait for you guys to try one of my favorite drinks! Please comment below and let me know how you like it. Also, if you're interested in getting a Thrive Market membership, click here for 25% and free shipping off your first purchase! xo

Avocado Egg Salad

Avo Egg Salad

I first discovered avocado egg salad in the Hamptons of all places. Sounds goofy right? Well it was a combo I never had thought of before I popped into a little local juice bar in Amagansett to grab a juice and a snack, and picked up a container of their avo-egg salad to try. Well, let me tell you, I INHALED that entire container on the train ride back to NYC, it was that good! Makes sense I would like it though... It's a combination of my favorite foods: eggs and avocado. I actually can't believe I never thought of this on my own.

Avo egg salad

Luckily, the little container had all the ingredients listed (as it was homemade) so it was quite easy to recreate on my own, which I did - immediately of course. Now it's a staple in my kitchen, as it's the perfect snack full of healthy fats and protein that you can grab and go anytime. As most of my recipes are, this is only a few ingredients, most of which a lot of you will have in your kitchen already, except maybe for the paleo mayo. Read on for this delicious recipe - and be sure to let me know how yours turns out!

Avo egg salad

So unfortunately, this recipe is a guesstimate, because as usual, I threw things into a bowl and added or adjusted until it tasted just right. I need to stop doing that for the blog's sake, so I can actually give you guys exact recipes to try! Below should be pretty darn close though.

Ingredients:

  • 6-8 eggs, hard boiled
  • 1 full avocado, ripe/decently soft and pit removed
  • 1 bunch/2 handfuls of spinach, chopped
  • 2 tbsp paleo mayonnaise (you could use regular, but I highly recommend going paleo for this option - much healthier for you)
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • Drizzle of olive oil (as needed)
  • Salt to taste

Directions:

  1. As mentioned above, make sure you hard boil the eggs prior to making this recipe of course. In a mixing bowl, chop or mash the eggs (with a potato masher), until the pieces are very small. 
  2. In a separate bowl, mash up the avocado and add the dijon mustard, lemon juice, and mayo olive oil, and mix well. 
  3. Add the chopped eggs and spinach to the avocado mixture and mix. Season with salt to taste.
  4. Spread on bread, use as a side dish, or just eat it alone like I do!
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Taco Tuesday!

The Casual Classic | Taco Tuesday

Taco Tuesday is my favorite day of the week, but to be honest, taco Tuesday happens multiple days during the week most weeks. We love taco night so much that we don't reserve it for just one day - why limit yourselves!? Sometimes we'll get creative and actually do tacos or mini burritos with Siete Foods tortillas (the BEST), but we usually revert to burrito bowls as they are so super easy, fast, and yummy. 

You can meal prep for taco bowls at the beginning of the week, and all you need to do it chop a few veggies and such the night of. I always make a big batch of rice on Sundays, and also make sure to stock up on my greens (lettuce, cilantro, avocado, etc). I like to keep my taco bowls pretty basic, as I'm not a huge tomato fan and don't love a ton of spice, but you can obviously adjust and add whatever you'd like. I'm only giving you guys the super easy and simple recipe that I use to whip it up in about 20 minutes or less, but feel free to improvise!

Burrito bowl

To make the perfect burrito bowl:

For the base of the bowl, I use chopped lettuce or a mixed greens salad, because gotta get those greens in! Then I top it with cooked sprouted brown rice (I get mine from Trader Joe's). I make a big batch of rice at the beginning of the week so I can just heat and eat when I want. You could also use quinoa instead of rice if you want a different alternative. As for the meat, there are a bunch of different options. It takes about 5 minutes to cook ground beef for tacos (1st photo), or you can make something ahead of time, like this carnitas recipe (2nd photo) that I've made multiple times. I just bought the instant pot and I'm OBSESSED. If I do the carnitas, that's usually a Sunday meal prep option as it takes quite a few hours to make. 

Next, you add the toppings! Oh the toppings.... my favorite part! There are so many different options you can go with here! My usual favorites are chopped onion, cilantro, a touch of cheese (organic of course), radish, and some version of avocado. If I'm feeling extra ambitious, I'll turn the avocado into guac. Again, even my guac is pretty basic: just avocado, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, and salt. I LOVE this meal because it is beyond delicious, healthy, full of protein and good fats, and literally takes 10 minutes to make, as long as you prep the rice beforehand.

What are your go-to recipes for taco night!? I'd love to know!

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