For as long as I can remember, cheesecake has been my all time favorite dessert. I made my first one back in college and once I realized I could make them pretty good, I never stopped. I’ve made all kinds from classic, to strawberry, to Oreo, to pumpkin spice, to banana Nutella. I mean seriously, the options are tremendous.
No meat. No fish. No dairy. No bread. No pasta. No alcohol. No coffee. No tea. No sugar. No soda. No juice. For 21 days. Yes, you read right, 21 days! You’re probably thinking “Well, what in the hell did you eat?” And I have to be honest, I thought the same thing when I decided to do this fast. But after doing some research, preparing ahead of time, and getting pretty creative, it honestly wasn’t as bad as I thought. I had plenty of fruits, vegetables, beans, grains, nuts, and water- but my most essential ingredient was a whole lot of prayer!
Okay, I know it’s been a while, but I’ve been so busy with the holiday season. Anyway, to start off my 2018, I’m doing a spiritual fast in lieu of doing new years resolutions. This fast requires me to eliminate all of the following: Meat, dairy products, oil, sugar, sweeteners, bread, pasta, white rice, coffee or juice. Basically, I’ll only be eating fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, whole grains, and water. I know that sounds intimidating, and trust me, I was scared out of my mind and didn’t think I could actually do this. But 2018 is a year for new challenges, right? So I’m going to do it!
This weekend while planning for dinner, I got a craving for some chicken parmesan. I hadn’t made it in a while and I knew that Richard would love it, so chicken parm was on the menu! I’ve made it a few different times in the past and it always turned out yummy, but this time I was adding a secret ingredient that would take it to a new level… heavy cream!
I’ve been wanting to make buffalo cauliflower for a while now after seeing one of my favorite YouTuber’s whip it up on her channel. Well last month I actually had buffalo cauliflower at a restaurant here in Atlanta and it was amazing! After that, I knew I had to make it!
Okay…seriously, can you believe I made these amazing guilt free muffins with NO flour and NO sugar?! If that doesn’t amaze you, then how about this: I mixed all of the ingredients together in a blender. Not a hand mixer, not the fancy Kitchen Aide stand alone mixer, but a blender! I think that in itself deserves a high five!!
Last night, Richard and I couldn’t decide what we wanted for dinner, per usual. He suggested spaghetti, I said no. I though that lasagna would suffice, but he said no. So we were back at square one. I hopped on Pinterest for some inspo and the first thing that popped up were stuffed peppers. We both said “hell yeah!” and then this happened.
I tried Mexican street corn for the first time and O M G!! It was so bomb! This recipe takes something as simple as corn to a whole different level! This will be my dish at all the summer BBQs for the rest of 2017!! See below for the simple recipe!