This one’s for you, tempeh fans. Slightly spicy, perfectly saucy, and full of Mexican flavor, this easy to make enchilada is sure to please the entire family.

Skillet Tempeh Enchiladas

I love my cast iron skillet and love when I find new ways to make dinner in it. Enchiladas are a favorite meal of mine and I love when I get to make them just for me. No having to please anyone else’s tastes. No accommodations for the meat eater or the kiddo who can’t handle it spicy. This tempeh enchilada is pretty much all me! That doesn’t happen all that often in this house so I like to savor the opportunity when it comes around.

This one’s for you, tempeh fans. Slightly spicy, perfectly saucy, and full of Mexican flavor, this easy to make enchilada is sure to please the entire family.

I customized everything to my liking: from the filling, to the salsa, to the cheese — right down to the type of tortilla.

Here’s what you’re looking at:

  • sauteed crumbled tempeh with my favorite spice trio: chili pepper, turmeric and cumin
  • black beans
  • tons of cilantro
  • red and green salsa
  • spinach tortillas
  • extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • chopped avocado

This one’s for you, tempeh fans. Slightly spicy, perfectly saucy, and full of Mexican flavor, this easy to make enchilada is sure to please the entire family.

It’s ooey, gooey, cheesy and saucy with a little crunch from the baked tortillas — the best combination, in my opinion.

This one’s for you, tempeh fans. Slightly spicy, perfectly saucy, and full of Mexican flavor, this easy to make enchilada is sure to please the entire family.

I know what you’re thinking — did she eat this entire skillet? No. I didn’t. It’s actually quite filling from the tempeh and black beans. I had two for dinner and saved the rest for lunch today. Can’t wait to dig in!

This one’s for you, tempeh fans. Slightly spicy, perfectly saucy, and full of Mexican flavor, this easy to make enchilada is sure to please the entire family.

If you’re wondering why I used tempeh and what the health benefits are, you’ll have to head over to my Inspired Vegetarian column on Healthy Aperture.

Click here for the recipe —-> Skillet Tempeh Enchiladas

This one’s for you, tempeh fans. Slightly spicy, perfectly saucy, and full of Mexican flavor, this easy to make enchilada is sure to please the entire family.

Curry Cabbage & Cauliflower Stir Fry + $700 Amazon Giveaway!

Super simple Indian inspired cabbage stir fry recipe with cauliflower rice and peas. Gluten free, low carb and delicious! I fell in love with curry back in Graduate school. It was the late 90’s and I was living in Harrisonburg, Virginia at the time, when JMU was home to a few cozy vegan eateries. I would wait in line for an hour on Sunday morning for The Little Grill’s buckwheat pancakes and homemade falafel and Friday night often included a run to the Indian-American Cafe for Gobi Aloo. I made that dish for years using my Good Housekeeping cookbook, and the smell of curry still reminds me of that time in my life.

Nowadays I like to put a healthy spin on old favorites. This Curry Cabbage & Cauliflower Stir Fry pays homage to my grad school days and my love of all things curry and turmeric.

This stir fry is super simple to make and includes three awesome veggies in one delicious dish. After a quick saute of the shredded cabbage, I added curry, turmeric and cumin — one of my favorite spice trios. Then I stirred in cauliflower rice and frozen peas, which took this stir fry to a whole new healthy level.

Why is this stir fry as good for you as it is delicious? Well, it contains not one, but two cruciferous veggies (the cabbage and the cauliflower) and these guys are well-known nutrition powerhouses. It also contains turmeric, which I add to everything these days (even a smoothie) and can’t stop writing about. Oh, and don’t forget about peas. These kid-friendly legumes are bursting with nutrition goodness, too.

This Curry Cabbage & Cauliflower Stir Fry is: 

  • full of antioxidants
  • anti-inflammatory and cancer preventive
  • super tasty
  • warm and comforting
  • vegan
  • gluten free
  • low carb
  • high in fiber
  • heart healthy

It also requires just 15 minutes and less than 10 ingredients to prepare. Another awesome win in my book.

Here are four ways you can repurpose this stir fry all week long:

  1. add a few scrambled eggs to it for breakfast
  2. create a Buddha bowl with it
  3. serve it inside a lettuce wrap
  4. Mix it with some ground beef or turkey for an Indian Goulash

Curry Cabbage & Cauliflower Stir Fry

Curry Cabbage & Cauliflower Stir Fry

Ingredients

  • 1/2 whole cabbage, shredded (you can use pre-shredded bag, too)
  • 1 cup riced cauliflower (you can use frozen, too)
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp curry

Instructions

  1. Using a food processor, shred the cabbage and rice the cauliflower. If using frozen riced cauliflower, defrost 1 cup. Heat coconut oil in large saute pan. Add onion plus 1/4 tsp salt and cook until onion softens, about 3 minutes. Add shredded cabbage (you might have to do this in batches). Once all the cabbage is in the saute pan, stir in ginger, spices and remaining salt.Then add peas and cauliflower and mix gently to combine. Top with lemon before serving.
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This stir fry recipe is super simple to make and includes three awesome veggies in one delicious and versatile dish!

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3 Ways to Upgrade Your Plate

Sharing a few easy ways you can upgrade your plate! Whether you’re a seasoned healthy eater or just beginning your journey, making a few smart swaps and additions can help you get the most out of your meals.

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you know I believe eating healthy doesn’t have to be complicated. I also believe you’re probably doing a lot of things right already. In fact, many of my clients make the mistake of thinking they have to do a complete overhaul of their diet to have any kind of real impact on their health, and it’s just not true. Sometimes it takes just a few little tweeks to get you on the right track.

Today I’m sharing a few easy ways you can upgrade what you’re already doing. Whether you’re a seasoned healthy eater or just beginning your journey, making a few smart swaps and additions can help you get the most out of your meals.

Add Greens

Don’t get me wrong, adding any veggie is a great start to making your meal healthier. What’s great about adding more greens to your plate is not only that they’re nutrient rich, but they also add a ton of volume, without a lot of calories. Raw greens like spinach, lettuce, kale, and arugula boosts the fiber and nutrient content of pretty much anything — from sandwiches to quinoa salad, pasta to pies — even popcorn!

Less-sturdy greens like spinach and arugula are easily stirred into pasta sauces, soups, and stews while they’re heating up or in the last few minutes of cooking. The greens will wilt into the hot liquid in just a minute or two, boosting your meal without any extra effort. I use this trick with frozen greens, too. Speaking of frozen greens, here are 12 ways you can use frozen kale. Keep frozen spinach and kale on hand to toss into any hot dish. As the kale defrosts it helps wilt the greens, so even heartier greens like kale cook in a minute or two. Added benefit: you never have to worry about your veggies going bad before you can use them. It’s a win-win for upgrading your plate!

Plant-Based Fats

Adding plant-based fats to your meals is a great way to make sure you’re getting in enough healthy fats, while adding staying power (and flavor!) to your meals. Plant-based fat sources include avocado, nuts/nut butters, seeds, and olive oil. These foods are high in monounsaturated fats and chock-full of vitamins and minerals, so you’re getting an extra boost of nutrition when you use them in place of saturated fats like butter or sour cream.

Adding plant-based fats (and all the vitamins and minerals that come along with them) is as easy as tossing your green salad with an olive oil vinaigrette (rather than Ranch) and sprinkling on some chopped almonds (rather than cheese). Avocado is one of the most versatile plant based fat sources: mash it up and spread it on toast like butter or top off your baked potato with guacamole rather than sour cream.

Herbs & Spices

Adding herbs and spices is the most flavorful way you can upgrade your plate. Herbs and spices add a ton of flavor and a multitude of health benefits, without adding calories. When you add more spices, you can cut back on the salt. For most of us, that’s a good thing.

I love using herb and spice blends to spice up all my meals. They are such an easy way to change the flavor profile so you don’t get bored making the exact same chicken or salmon every week, and you don’t have to plan in advance or buy a ton of ingredients. Look for spice blends without salt so you can control the amount of sodium you’re eating while still loading up on flavor.

You don’t have to stick to just dried herbs and spices, either – adding fresh herbs brings a pop of color and bright flavor to meals, instantly making it feel more fancy. Fresh parsley adds flavor and brightness to my Sauteed Asparagus with Zucchini Noodles and Spinach Pesto. Bonus: throwing spinach and pistachios into the pesto is a double upgrade!

Curious about the health benefits of herbs and spices? Did you know certain spices can help you control blood sugar? I’ve got the scoop on that over here.

I could create a post about every herb’s medicinal benefits, but until I get around to it, know that you’re boosting your plate with a host of healthy advantages every time you sprinkle on some seasoning.