RECIPE: Cowboy Caviar

When it's hotter than Satan's taint and the last thing you want to do is "cook" anything, here's something to make at home that's healthy, easy to make and really satisfying!

You need:

  • 1 can black-eyed peas, drained & rinsed
  • 1 can Cannelini beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 can Garbanzo beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • fresh grape or cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 3-4 TBSP olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • drizzle of honey
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cilantro as garnish

Mix all ingredients together in a big bowl. Eat with tortilla chips or warmed corn tortillas.

Tofu Breakfast Scramble (with something better than Nutella)

Ever get tired of eggs?

Or maybe you're vegan or you don't eat them for other reasons like maybe allergies? Or maybe you just don't LIKE them.

Well, have you ever tried tofu scramble? When spiced nicely and cooked well, mashed tofu can simulate the egg experience or just be its own protein-packed nutritious breakfast all on its own without trying to be like anything else. ;) 

Here's a simple recipe that takes just a few minutes and leaves you feeling satisfied for hours. I suggest matching it with a small side salad and/or multigrain toast with a full fat spread and/or natural sweetener. When you eat a tasty breakfast like this, shitty donuts will have no power over you mid-morning.

(PS you can also eat this for lunch or dinner)

Give this a try and let me know what you think in the comment below!


1 package extra firm tofu, rinsed, drained and cut into quarters

1/8 tsp each curry powder, garam masala, garlic powder, all-purpose seasoning 

1/8 tsp coconut oil or olive oil

Warm oil in a small pan on the stovetop. Place 1 or 2 quarters of tofu into pan. Mash with a fork. Bring heat to low or medium low. Add spices and mix well. Cook over low heat for 2-5 minutes until tofu is lightly browned.


These are better (for your body) than Nutella. With cleaner ingredients they taste just as good!

These are better (for your body) than Nutella. With cleaner ingredients they taste just as good!

Make your own Chopped Salad

Chopped salads are delicious and easy to make. They make a good summer party addition or just a Wednesday night meal at home.

Get creative in the kitchen with my chopped salad recipe below and save your money for things like ice cream or Chubbies (I just ordered some today!)



Chopped Salad Recipe

buy this: (buy organic whenever possible)

1 pound bacon 

1 can black beans

3 cups romaine, red leaf or Boston lettuce

1 large handful raw spinach leaves

1/2 frozen or fresh corn (or mixed veggies)

1/2 large tomato

2 white mushrooms

1/2 avocado

favorite creamy dressing (Ranch, Goddess, etc. just read your labels!) Try these companies: Annie's, Newman's Own, Tessamae's


do this:

cook the bacon over medium heat until crispy, set 2-3 strips aside to drain and store the rest in the fridge

strain beans and set 1/2 cup aside, store the rest in an airtight container in the fridge

chop all ingredients (except black beans) into bite-sized pieces

toss all ingredients in a large bowl with salad dressing


You're wondering about portions, I know. Use 1-2 Tbsp dressing for a huge bowl of salad. And eat until you're full. You're eating vegetables and the "rule" with veggies is, eat as many as you want, unless they are deep-fried, covered in cheese or sauce, etc.