I love sweet potatoes, so I was thrilled when I found this recipe. This Spicy Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad was such a hit with my family the first time around that I plan on trying it again with my personal tweaks.
It’s easy to get adventurous with this meal by using additional ingredients such as string beans, which happens to be my son’s favorite.
I also suggest putting the Jalapenos and Cajun seasoning on only half of the salad if you plan on serving it to children. On the other hand, my son is of Jamaican heritage so we love it hot and spicy!!
Happy Meatless Mondays, and don’t forget to leave a comment if you’ve tried or decide to try this recipe!
When I lived back home in Jamaica, some of my favorite places to frequent were the vegetarian or Ital restaurants. Ital cooking originated in the Jamaican Rastafarian community and traditionally excludes the use of salt, meat (especially pork), preservatives, or any artificial flavoring or colorings. The word Ital is derived from the word “vital” and refers to food that is natural, organic, fresh and pure.
This callaloo inspired recipe comes really close to my Jamaican Ital food so I just had to share! Callaloo, which is a green leafy vegetable grown in the Caribbean, can also be found at most West Indian market or as canned product in the international foods aisle at the supermarket. For this recipe, the callaloo is substituted with half spinach and half collard greens.
Let me know if you decide to try this Jamaican Callaloo inspired recipe, and check back next week for more Meatless Mondays recipe!
In my last post, I mentioned giving up meat for lent. Well, I’ve gone one step further. NUBIAMAG has taken the pledge to go meatless on Mondays, and we would love for you all to join us on this journey to healthier bodies and a healthier planet.
You’ve probably heard of Meatless Mondays, but did you know that it was initially launched during World War I? The government launched this national campaign to reduce consumption and help with war efforts.
The movement was revived in 2003 as a public health campaign to help reduce the risk of certain diseases such as cancer, diabetes and obesity. It’s now a global movement with over 36 countries participating and taking the pledge to go meatless.
It’s Ash Wednesday and officially the first day of lent. This year, I’m giving up meat as a religious sacrifice, and as a baby step towards possibly going vegetarian.
Of course, I also want to avoid the hassle of cooking two meals, so I’m going with recipes my whole family can enjoy. I chose this Honey Lime Tilapia meal idea because it’s easy to prepare and my son loves fish. This sweet and tangy flavor will surely cause less fussing at the dinner table and have him cleaning his plate.
Dessert is always my favorite part of the meal. As a matter of fact, I sometimes wish I could just skip the meal and go straight for the sweets. Chocolate, of course, is always a good choice. Not only is it a potent aphrodisiac, but it also contains serotonin which helps to naturally boost your mood.
So whether you’re looking for the perfect recipe to complete your Valentine’s Day dinner or planning ahead for your next party, these delectable Hot Chocolate Fudge Cakes will surely be a crowd-pleaser.
If your Valentine’s Day plans include a romantic dinner at home, these aphrodisiac recipes will surely add an extra dose of passion and love to your night.
I was drawn to these recipes because I love pomegranate, but I also discovered that Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, was credited with planting the first pomegranate tree. The pomegranate’s rich antioxidants are said to increase testosterone in both men and women, which leads to heightened moods and increased sexual desire.
Blueberries are also known to increase sexual desire in men, as their rich antioxidants helps to relax bloods vessels, lower cholesterol and improve circulation and well…you know the rest.
With that said, you might want to add some extra servings of blueberries to this Blueberry Pomegranate Salad and then wash it down with a few rounds of Pomegranate Champagne Cocktails…cheers!!
Honestly, I’m not a football fan so tomorrow’s all about the halftime show, food and drinks. Btw, Katy Perry is the lead performer this year and is expected to bring out Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliot!? I think she might just out shine Bruno Mar’s performance at last year’s Super Bowl.
Anyway, let’s get back to my original topic — FOOD! If you’ve been enjoying Tammi’s Super Bowl recipe ideas for the past few weeks, I think you’ll appreciate what we have PINNED for you. We’ve put together 25 tasty food and drink recipes from Pinterest for tomorrow’s big game.
Mini Sweet Potato and Maple Muffins
Are you ready for some football?! Well, a Super Bowl party is not a party without some sweet treats. Since I am trying to stick with my theme of “small bite in one hand and a drink in the other, these Mini Sweet Potato and Maple Muffins are just right.
I snatched this dessert recipe idea from Marie Callender’s and added my personal flare. I used a mini muffin tray and cups so that it’s bite sized and not so easy to overindulge. It’s quick, easy to follow and will definitely have your guests craving more!
Even though my team (Colts of course) didn’t make it to the Super Bowl finals, I’m still planning to take part in the festivities. Go Seahawks!! I love a good party and will jump at any excuse to throw one.
Super Bowl Sunday is less than two weeks away, so that means I’m on the hunt for cool game-day ideas. I’ve found some yummy recipes such as these easy, 6-ingredient, beef sliders from allrecipes.com; tiny enough to hold in one hand while leaving room for a drink in the other hand.
But wait! Before you decide to abandon your fitness goals for February 1st, I’ve tweaked this recipe and substituted some ingredients with healthier options. Try an olive oil based mayonnaise instead of regular mayo. It contains less saturated fat and fewer calories. I also prefer shredded Swiss cheese over cheddar, which has less saturated fat, and wheat dinner rolls instead of white.
In my quest to stick with my resolution of eating healthy, I discovered this savory Turkey and Bean Chili recipe on CookingLight.com. Using lean ground turkey instead of beef makes this meal lower in fat and cholesterol.
My husband, who loves a good chili but is not a fan of turkey, went back for seconds and thirds. It became an instant household favorite. I love the mild kick from the poblano peppers and the consistency from the cannellini beans.
This recipe also makes a good weekday and weekend meal with only 20 minutes cooking time!
TURKEY & BEAN CHILI
1 cup prechopped red onion
1/3 cup chopped seeded poblano pepper (about 1)
1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
1 1/4 pounds ground turkey