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So happy @adventureblondie came thruuu choosing tonight’s spot for a quick getaway dinner here in Dallas. @flowerchildcafe knocked it out of the park. @favor we’re hitting you up tomorrow for round ✌🏻
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📸 salad: Vegan Ingredient with extra 🥑, Brussels sprouts, spicy Japanese eggplant + cauliflower, Thai cashew quinoa bowl + tofu. Not pictured, the bomb infused teas + refreshers.
So happy @adventureblondie came thruuu choosing tonight’s spot for a quick getaway dinner here in Dallas. @flowerchildcafe knocked it out of the park. @favor we’re hitting you up tomorrow for round ✌🏻 • 📸 salad: Vegan Ingredient with extra 🥑, Brussels sprouts, spicy Japanese eggplant + cauliflower, Thai cashew quinoa bowl + tofu. Not pictured, the bomb infused teas + refreshers.
Can't wait to see what @brasilhouston does with these beauties! I absolutely love visiting the Animal Farm booth at the @urbanharvesthouston farmers market. Their set up and selections are so vibrant. Makes for a very happy Saturday ☀️
Can't wait to see what @brasilhouston does with these beauties! I absolutely love visiting the Animal Farm booth at the @urbanharvesthouston farmers market. Their set up and selections are so vibrant. Makes for a very happy Saturday ☀️
The highlight of most of my weekends: the mango parfait from the most bomb vegan taco truck, @ripecuisine at the @urbanharvesthouston farmers market. With the Fall menu upon us, there aren't many more times ill get this deliciousness! How many should I get tomorrow?? That is the question of the evening ;)
The highlight of most of my weekends: the mango parfait from the most bomb vegan taco truck, @ripecuisine at the @urbanharvesthouston farmers market. With the Fall menu upon us, there aren't many more times ill get this deliciousness! How many should I get tomorrow?? That is the question of the evening ;)
ARUGULA // an energy booster. •
 Leafy greens like arugula are a great source of alkalizing and detoxifying chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is like the green blood of plant leaves and actually closely resembles our own red blood cells. Because of this it is known as an excellent blood cleanser and oxygenator.

Alkalizing and oxygenating your blood with dark leafy greens or chlorophyll rich green smoothies can have a strong detoxification effect throughout your body. Many people notice an increase in their energy levels when they start including more high chlorophyll foods like arugula in the meals. •
📸 local arugula from @urbanharvesthouston farmers market, tomatoes, local watermelon, chopped almonds, local cucumbers, goat cheese and a lemon + apple cider vinaigrette
ARUGULA // an energy booster. • Leafy greens like arugula are a great source of alkalizing and detoxifying chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is like the green blood of plant leaves and actually closely resembles our own red blood cells. Because of this it is known as an excellent blood cleanser and oxygenator. Alkalizing and oxygenating your blood with dark leafy greens or chlorophyll rich green smoothies can have a strong detoxification effect throughout your body. Many people notice an increase in their energy levels when they start including more high chlorophyll foods like arugula in the meals. • 📸 local arugula from @urbanharvesthouston farmers market, tomatoes, local watermelon, chopped almonds, local cucumbers, goat cheese and a lemon + apple cider vinaigrette
Paired this crunchy Asian salad with some pad thai the other night and holy moly was it awesome. Shoutout to my girl Julia who found the recipe! This salad was eaten solo but I now want to pile it into a taco or underneath some salmon. Needless to say, it was awesome. •
📸 salad consists of romaine, cabbage, carrots, bell pepper, sunflower seeds topped with a peanut dressing.
Paired this crunchy Asian salad with some pad thai the other night and holy moly was it awesome. Shoutout to my girl Julia who found the recipe! This salad was eaten solo but I now want to pile it into a taco or underneath some salmon. Needless to say, it was awesome. • 📸 salad consists of romaine, cabbage, carrots, bell pepper, sunflower seeds topped with a peanut dressing.
Enjoyed a long cruise this morning around the Heights + Montrose with the hubs.  The Houston heat had me craving this @juiceland smoothie bowl as a nice cool down. Definitely hit the spot!
Enjoyed a long cruise this morning around the Heights + Montrose with the hubs. The Houston heat had me craving this @juiceland smoothie bowl as a nice cool down. Definitely hit the spot!
I have probably a dozen of these photos from my visits to the @urbanharvesthouston farmer's market but I'm always so mesmerized by the colors. These radishes sure are rad, @plantitforward
I have probably a dozen of these photos from my visits to the @urbanharvesthouston farmer's market but I'm always so mesmerized by the colors. These radishes sure are rad, @plantitforward
BREAKFAST // you do have the time. •
I hear all too often that people just don't have time to make breakfast, let alone a healthy one. 
Have you thought about how long it takes to wait in line at Starbucks or at the drive-through? I guarantee you it's longer than 2 minutes. 
This morning I decided to time how long it took me to grab all necessary ingredients and make this mornings breakfast. This nutrient-packed bowl took me 2 minutes and 39 seconds to make (and probably less time to inhale it). If that is still not enough time to take for yourself, then that is a whole other conversation we need to be having 😉 #selfcare •
📸 @so_delicious dairy free peach yogurt, @purely_elizabeth blueberry + hemp granola, @furtherfoodcollagen Collagen powder, raspberries, @manitobaharvest hemp seeds
BREAKFAST // you do have the time. • I hear all too often that people just don't have time to make breakfast, let alone a healthy one. Have you thought about how long it takes to wait in line at Starbucks or at the drive-through? I guarantee you it's longer than 2 minutes. This morning I decided to time how long it took me to grab all necessary ingredients and make this mornings breakfast. This nutrient-packed bowl took me 2 minutes and 39 seconds to make (and probably less time to inhale it). If that is still not enough time to take for yourself, then that is a whole other conversation we need to be having 😉 #selfcare  • 📸 @so_delicious dairy free peach yogurt, @purely_elizabeth blueberry + hemp granola, @furtherfoodcollagen Collagen powder, raspberries, @manitobaharvest hemp seeds
MEATLESS MONDAY // easy on the ole pocket book. •
Many people save money by adding meatless meals to their weekly menus. Meatless meals are built around vegetables, beans and grains—instead of meat, which tends to be more expensive. This is partly because producing meat requires extra expenses like feed and transportation. Though it can be challenging to serve healthy meals on a budget, going meatless once a week can help conserve money for more fruits and vegetables. @meatlessmonday •
📸 @beyondmeat patty on a GF bun with arugula, bell pepper, Roma tomato, radish and avocado.
MEATLESS MONDAY // easy on the ole pocket book. • Many people save money by adding meatless meals to their weekly menus. Meatless meals are built around vegetables, beans and grains—instead of meat, which tends to be more expensive. This is partly because producing meat requires extra expenses like feed and transportation. Though it can be challenging to serve healthy meals on a budget, going meatless once a week can help conserve money for more fruits and vegetables. @meatlessmonday • 📸 @beyondmeat patty on a GF bun with arugula, bell pepper, Roma tomato, radish and avocado.
What a fun Saturday sampling Houston's finest brunch + booze spots at The Morning After event. 
Our city's specialty came out shining bright and brought on the heat ☀️ but luckily @wholefoods Boozy Juice Bar came thru + saved the day for me. If you were feeling fancy you probably spiked yours with @reyka_vodka or visited @wholefoods Bubbly Bar 🥂. Check out my insta-stories to get the inside scoop--so fun! #wholefoods #sponsored #morningafterhou
What a fun Saturday sampling Houston's finest brunch + booze spots at The Morning After event. Our city's specialty came out shining bright and brought on the heat ☀️ but luckily @wholefoods Boozy Juice Bar came thru + saved the day for me. If you were feeling fancy you probably spiked yours with @reyka_vodka or visited @wholefoods Bubbly Bar 🥂. Check out my insta-stories to get the inside scoop--so fun! #wholefoods  #sponsored  #morningafterhou 
Happy National Coffee Day! I'm celebrating it by jump starting my weekend @cafezahouston with this awesome duo // Fried plantains + one of their signature coffees, which happens to be 50% off today! ☕️ #nationalcoffeeday #teamdecaf
Happy National Coffee Day! I'm celebrating it by jump starting my weekend @cafezahouston with this awesome duo // Fried plantains + one of their signature coffees, which happens to be 50% off today! ☕️ #nationalcoffeeday  #teamdecaf 
My Italian took charge for dinner the other night and it was the best pasta sauce to date. He used local venison for the pasta sauce and all ingredients were fresh! We even had it again last night for dinner (check out my insta stories to see!) I'd give you the recipe but then I'd have to kill you ;)
My Italian took charge for dinner the other night and it was the best pasta sauce to date. He used local venison for the pasta sauce and all ingredients were fresh! We even had it again last night for dinner (check out my insta stories to see!) I'd give you the recipe but then I'd have to kill you ;)
Fall recipes are upon us and I'm really looking forward to the warmth and savory flavors they create--Total comfort meals. What are some of your favorites? 🍁🍂
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📸 baked acorn squash stuffed with with quinoa, dried cherries, pink lady apples, chopped walnuts, and rosemary.
Fall recipes are upon us and I'm really looking forward to the warmth and savory flavors they create--Total comfort meals. What are some of your favorites? 🍁🍂 • 📸 baked acorn squash stuffed with with quinoa, dried cherries, pink lady apples, chopped walnuts, and rosemary.
MEATLESS MONDAY // "the Buddha bowl"
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Happy #meatlessmonday ☀️ how are you guys celebrating today? The Buddha bowl is a staple in our house for many reasons. You can make them any which way you please, they are protein-packed, and they're just so easy to make. Oh, and delicious! Today's factoid: for every burger skipped, you can save enough water to drink for the next 3 years (c/o @meatlessmonday ). ☝🏼😮
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📸 @ancientharvest quinoa cooked in @pacificfoods vegetable broth, chickpeas, avocado, sweet potatoes, local corn from @urbanharvesthouston farmers Market, broccoli + pecans, topped with fresh lemon juice
MEATLESS MONDAY // "the Buddha bowl" • Happy #meatlessmonday  ☀️ how are you guys celebrating today? The Buddha bowl is a staple in our house for many reasons. You can make them any which way you please, they are protein-packed, and they're just so easy to make. Oh, and delicious! Today's factoid: for every burger skipped, you can save enough water to drink for the next 3 years (c/o @meatlessmonday ). ☝🏼😮 • 📸 @ancientharvest quinoa cooked in @pacificfoods vegetable broth, chickpeas, avocado, sweet potatoes, local corn from @urbanharvesthouston farmers Market, broccoli + pecans, topped with fresh lemon juice
Yesterday marks my ☝🏼 year of going to the @urbanharvesthouston farmers market! Watching the seasons change thru local produce truly has been so so neat. Not only that but I've been able to enjoy eating seasonally, supporting our local sustainable farmers and getting to know some wonderful people. Visiting (almost) every Saturday has become my most favorite thing to do on the weekends. If you have never been, I highly highly recommend it ☀️
Yesterday marks my ☝🏼 year of going to the @urbanharvesthouston farmers market! Watching the seasons change thru local produce truly has been so so neat. Not only that but I've been able to enjoy eating seasonally, supporting our local sustainable farmers and getting to know some wonderful people. Visiting (almost) every Saturday has become my most favorite thing to do on the weekends. If you have never been, I highly highly recommend it ☀️
My day has been made 🍉
 Not only did I get to enjoy my green smoothie at the new @juiceland in Montrose but it was 50% off! This offer stands all day long during their grand opening today! Check out my insta stories for an inside view. It's so bright + happy ☀️ 📸 Hawaii Five: pineapple juice, mango, lemon + spirulina
My day has been made 🍉 Not only did I get to enjoy my green smoothie at the new @juiceland in Montrose but it was 50% off! This offer stands all day long during their grand opening today! Check out my insta stories for an inside view. It's so bright + happy ☀️ 📸 Hawaii Five: pineapple juice, mango, lemon + spirulina
Can anybody say that they hate a cutting board full of delicious snacks when they arrive to a dinner party? Me neither. I absolutely love creating these when we have peeps over and I had so much fun with this one. Our visitors were vegan so the staple purchases of cured meats and dank artisan cheeses were a no-go. Some new fillers were forced and I was so jazzed with how it turned out. 
What are some fun things you guys add to your boards? I'm looking at you, @smartinthekitchen ;)
Can anybody say that they hate a cutting board full of delicious snacks when they arrive to a dinner party? Me neither. I absolutely love creating these when we have peeps over and I had so much fun with this one. Our visitors were vegan so the staple purchases of cured meats and dank artisan cheeses were a no-go. Some new fillers were forced and I was so jazzed with how it turned out. What are some fun things you guys add to your boards? I'm looking at you, @smartinthekitchen ;)
BREAKFAST // don't skip it!
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I hear too often that someone just didn't have time or felt they were helping their waistline by skipping it. PSA: breakfast is your most important meal of the day. 
In one recent study, people who ate breakfast as their largest meal lost an average of 17.8 pounds over three months. 
The other participants consumed the same number of total calories per day, but ate most of their calories at dinner, according to the study published in July in the journal Obesity. 
The large-dinner group only lost an average of 7.3 pounds each over the same time period. And no, coffee does not count as a food group ;)
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📸 @so_delicious dairy free peach yogurt mixed with @furtherfoodcollagen , @purely_elizabeth blueberry + hemp granola, banana, kiwi, some funky apple whose name escapes me, and @beekeepers_naturals bee pollen.
BREAKFAST // don't skip it! • I hear too often that someone just didn't have time or felt they were helping their waistline by skipping it. PSA: breakfast is your most important meal of the day. In one recent study, people who ate breakfast as their largest meal lost an average of 17.8 pounds over three months. The other participants consumed the same number of total calories per day, but ate most of their calories at dinner, according to the study published in July in the journal Obesity. The large-dinner group only lost an average of 7.3 pounds each over the same time period. And no, coffee does not count as a food group ;) • 📸 @so_delicious dairy free peach yogurt mixed with @furtherfoodcollagen , @purely_elizabeth blueberry + hemp granola, banana, kiwi, some funky apple whose name escapes me, and @beekeepers_naturals bee pollen.