My Health: Meal Prep

I have already created a post on Meal Prepping entitled “Meal Prep like a Boss’“ where you can find useful tips on how to be organized by planning ahead of time, while making more than just adequate food choices and how to turn this into a habit. This brings me to my main point.    …

Mindful Eating

You guys might be tired of my repeating this definition. Being mindful is to take all feeling from the outside world to the inside of the mind into consideration such as the how, what, when, where and who. It sounds easier said than done. Practicing mindfulness means to appreciate a unique feeling. For instance, being…

Guilt Free Pizza

As I look back at my repertoire of dishes I have tried when I had first began my health journey, I have had some hits and several misses. Ultimately, I had to find what works for me. The recipes that I choose to showcase on MindfulAndFresh.com share my guilty pleasures with a healthy twist. This, my…

Delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Balls

I remember one late night, I was craving something sweet and ready to strip my friend Anjela’s fridge. As a friend should do, she stopped and made me some Peanut Butter Oat Balls and I was impressed at how delicious and satisfying it was. My craving was catered to that night. I was fully satiated…

Coconut Carrot Purée

Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 clove garlic – smashed 1 pound of carrots – peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch thick round 1 Sweet Potato 1 Tsp Curry 1 Tbsp Ginger or 1/2 Inch grated Fresh Ginger 1/2 yellow onion, coarsely chopped 1 bay leaf 1 can coconut milk Salt to taste Freshly cracked black pepper Method:…

Baked Spinach Broccoli Bites

Sometimes clean eating can become exhaustingly plain if one gets themselves used to a routine menu. This recipe is excellent for snacking or for tweaking your usual vegetarian recipes. Perhaps you need to be sneaking vegetables to your kids or you maybe searching for some Saint-Patty’s pep. Regardless this is an awesome idea for appetizers at your next…

Getting out of a Fitness Funk

It is inevitable that one week, you feel like superman or wonderwoman while the next you want to live like your life is an all inclusive vacation. It is only natural that our hormones, our schedules, our personal lives or really anything can come in the way of a workout routine. It is our responsibility…

Cauliflower Crust

Cauliflower Crust for Pizza and PIE! I have tried this recipe for a few years now and I must say, wing it. This is not a standard recipe that will be a success the first time you try it. Maybe you may think it tastes to eggy, or veggie or maybe it is lacking in…

Meeting Michaell Jaramillo

 This is not a restaurant review nor is it a critique of a menu. Showcasing my first Mindful and Fresh Interview with passionate cook, Michaell Jaramillo. Currently working at Jatoba in the business district of Old Downtown Montreal. Although this restaurant holds a great standard of quality, Jaramillo’s artistic intellect have only proven to be…

Red Pepper and Tomato Chutney

Red Pepper & Tomato Chutney I have always been a fan of food coming from countries I only dream to visit. The word “chutney” is derived from the Hindi word chatṭnī, meaning to lick. Trust me, I chutneyed the crap out of that ceramic decorative plate in the picture. Chutneys are preserved condiments. It can be…

Sweet Potato and Green Bean Poutine

  Sweet Potato and Green Bean Poutine Holy Potatoes! This was a great clean twist to our Montreal favorite. After the endless workouts, the routines, the calorie calculations or menu plans, there are still days where all you want to do is order in and have a fat ass bowl of fries, cheese and sauce. I was…

Fresh Mint, Mango + Watermelon Salad

Do you feel that? The heat slapping your skin, the sun rays changing your tones, your pores are beginning to leak as you realize, summer is here. There is not a more refreshing fruit than watermelon when they announce a scorching day. Before I begin my schpeel, I have a question. A watermelon question. How…