Author: Jessica Almeida

Banana Chakra Blend

Save Print Banana Chakra Blend Author: Jessica Almeida Recipe type: Smoothie Cuisine: Vegan Prep time:  3 mins Total time:  3 mins Serves: 1 smoothie   Ingredients Bottom layer: 1 frozen banana 1 cup frozen mango 1 cup almond milk blended. Top layer: 1 cup frozen strawberries 1 frozen banana 1 cup almond milk Instructions Blend the layers separately and then layer in a jar or glass. Enjoy! 3.5.3226      

Vegan Banana Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cardamom Bread

Banana bread with butter has always been one of my favorite breakfast treats or comfort desserts. I wanted to add a twist to the typical banana bread with walnuts & think its pretty delicious. I have a thing for cardamom & try to add it into recipes often. It reminds me of shopping at the Indian markets when I lived in nyc & would get the cardamom pods to crush open to make fresh chai tea. The flavor in the bread is very light so don’t be fooled by the powerful smell of it in the batter. Save Print Vegan Banana Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cardamom Bread Author: Jessica Almeida Cuisine: Vegan   Ingredients -4 ripe bananas -1/2 cup soaked dates -1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce -1/4 cup vegetable oil -2 tsp vanilla extract -1/2 cup chocolate chips -1/2 cups crushed hazelnuts -2¼ cup all purpose flour -1¼ tsp baking powder -1 tsp baking soda -1/2 cup coconut sugar -1 tsp cinnamon -1/2 tsp cardamom powder -1/2 tsp pink salt I used a 9×5 glass loaf pan Instructions Preheat …

Evolution Salt Co New Spice Line + Recipes

I’m back and with some exciting news from Evolution Salt Co! They’ve come out with a delicious new line of spice blends and finishing salts! All infused with their high quality pink Himalayan Salt. I’m such a fan of their gourmet salts and cooking tools (salt slab fan here) so I couldn’t wait to try these out! The spice blends come in Vegetable, Red meat, Seafood & Poultry. While the finishing salts come in Basil, Rosemary and Garlic. We all know I’m plant based but you can definitely use their meat spice blends in any plant based dish. Their Red meat blend is actually one of favorites & contains Himalayan salt, garlic, shallot, parsley and thyme-yum! I’ve had these for a couple weeks now and loved experimenting with them in pretty much all my dishes! I wanted to share 2 of my favorites recipes today-pizza with homemade marinara sauce and summer pasta salad.  Eat them together or save the pasta salad for your next BBQ! First up-lets get saucy. Save Print Homemade Marinara Sauce Author: Jessica Almeida Recipe …

Sky Vibes

I’ve had an obsession with the sky, clouds, moon etc for as long as I can remember! I have a memory of being 8 or 9 & asking to use my grandmas camera to take some pics of the pink sky as the sun was setting & used the entire roll of film (remember rolls of film??) I’m pretty much the same now except my iPhone tells me I’m out of storage. Since I have way too many sky photos in my photo I’ve decided to do a weekly sky post to show off my favorites of the week!            

Evolution Salt Company//Salt Lamps

Hey guys! Hope everyone is doing awesome & getting into the holiday spirit! Today I wanted to share one of my favorite things-salt lamps! I have been a lover of salt lamps for years now. My go-to brand is Evolution Salt! They have the highest quality lamps (& pink himalayan salt) in the world. Tons of people ask me why get a salt lamp?? Well, besides the fact that I just love their vibe & how beautiful they look in any room, there are a bunch of benefits! Here’s a quote directly from www.evolutionsalt.com : “Salt lamps emit negative ions, which work like natural ionizers keeping the air clean. Negative ions attach themselves to dust, pollen, mold, fungus and odors. This is known to be very beneficial for respiratory health. Salt lamps also minimize the effect of positive ions from EMF’s and electronic devices, while the natural color of the lamp reinforces the rejuvenating and healing influence.” And because I love them so much we’re doing a giveaway! You must enter on Instagram! Check out …