Vegan Egg Rolls

Servings: 12 egg rolls Time: 25 minutes INGREDIENTS 1 pkg Vegan egg roll wraps (I use Nasoya) 1 tsp minced ginger 2 cups cabbage slaw 2 Tbsp tamari sauce OR coconut amino acids Non-stick cooking spray Sweet chili sauce, for dipping Chives OR green onions, for garnish Cooking oil as needed (I stick with EVOO) […]

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[Super Simple] Overnight Oats

Servings: 1 Time: 5 min (prep), 8+ hours (refrigerate) INGREDIENTS 1 Chobani Greek yogurt cup (any flavor) 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 Tbsp chia seeds DIRECTIONS Mix all ingredients in a seal-able bowl. Mix well so oats and seeds are covered in yogurt. Seal and refrigerate overnight. Enjoy a quick, nutritious meal! Keeps in the […]

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Strawberry Salsa

Servings: Depends… Time: 5 minutes INGREDIENTS 1 Tbsp honey 2 Tbsp lime juice 4 cups strawberries, diced 1/4 cup red onion, diced 2 Tbsp cilantro 1 jalapeno, diced DIRECTIONS Mix strawberries, onions, cilantro, and jalapeno in a seal-able bowl. Pour honey and lime juice over the mixture. Seal with cover and shake to combine. Serve […]

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What “80/20 Clean Eating” Means to Me

Moving forward in my health journey requires having a game plan. I’ve been steadily increasing my movement since the beginning of the year, but my eating habits are lacking in discipline. I may eat super healthy one week, but completely fall off the wagon the next. My issue is deprivation: I do not handle strict […]

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Caprese-Stuffed Mushrooms

Servings: 4 Time: 30 minutes INGREDIENTS 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley 4 large Portobello Mushrooms, stem removed, washed and dried with a paper towel 1 cup crumbled goat cheese 1 cup grape (or cherry) tomatoes, halfed garlic salt, to taste fresh basil, shredded to garnish ¼ cup […]

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Yes, I Know How I Got To This Point.

This past winter I heard an acquaintance whisper, “Wow, she really let herself go,” as she walked away from me after a friendly exchange near the plus-size clothing section at Kohl’s. Our quick exchange was filled with hugs, smiles, and an introduction to her boyfriend. It was a turning point for me. Only moments before […]

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Introducing The “badashery” Approach To My Health

A key component of Uncorking Peonies will be covering topics concerning my health. Moving forward, I plan to cover topics on taking control of my nutrition, exploring exercises I can sustain and perform regularly, and researching how to help my body feel (and look) its best. I’m referring to this newest approach in my health […]

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Blueberry Almond Salad With Feta

August is right around the corner and that means my favorite fresh fruit season is about to strike in Michigan: blueberry season! I have grown up eating pounds and pounds of those delectable little berries, and as I’ve gotten older and “more mature” in my palate, I look for various ways to incorporate my favorite […]

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Cauliflower Fried Rice

I can barely lift my arms to write this post because of a great triceps workout yesterday. I’m suffering through though to bring the blogosphere one of my most healthy, simple, and desirable dinner options: cauliflower fried rice. I wasn’t planning to make this dish until next week, but G was craving it and I […]

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