One thing that gets me out of bed in the morning is the promise of a delicious and nourishing breakfast. But what’s even better is knowing that the breakfast is already finished and all I have to do is warm it up (or not). That is the beauty of make ahead breakfast. [Read more…]
In my experience meal prepping leads to greater overall satisfaction with life. There’s something so delicious about having food ready for you when you’re hungry. No scrambling around the figure out what to eat, or ordering subpar delivery. Beautiful! We all know that the time you take to meal prep on a Sunday will save you time throughout the week, but I’m not one to spend my whole day meal prepping. Especially now that I have a baby, I can’t spend all day in the kitchen, even if I wanted to. I’ve finally figured out how to quickly meal prep a bunch of meals that will last me all week. I call it easy meal prep for busy people!
Everybody keeps talking about how summer is almost over. Not here in Los Angeles. On the contrary, it feels like summer is just heating up here. Since moving to LA 3 summers ago, we’ve experienced the hottest days between September and October. We’re lucky to have central air and ceiling fans, plenty of juicy fruit, and the ocean to stay cool. But summer just isn’t complete without popsicles!
This vegan peach pie recipe is sponsored by Country Crock to celebrate the launch of their new Plant Butter. Country Crock’s Plant Butter tastes just like real butter, and acts like it too, as you’ll see in my amazing vegan peach pie recipe below…
As a Southern girl there are two things that will never go out of style for me: peaches and butter. And in typical Southern girl fashion I was raised to find all sorts of ways to use them both. My family would use butter to make everything from savory butterbeans and succotash, to the fluffiest biscuits, sweetest candied yams, and flakiest pie crusts. I’d put butter in my oatmeal in the morning, and my steamed veggies at night. Basically, if it didn’t have butter, I probably wasn’t eating it.
If you’ve been following Sweet Potato Soul for a while you’ll know I love salads. I eat at least one a day! Of course they’re the perfect light and cool meal for summer, but I’m really the Salad Queen for the nutrition. Raw greens are full of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients that will keep you well and energized all summer. Throughout the year I switch up my salads based on what vegetables are available at the farmer’s market, and right now I’ve been loving this simple roasted beet and potato salad with crunchy romaine, bibb, and frisee lettuce and lemon vinaigrette.