back on track

 Since I have been feeling better and my food cravings are sort of back to normal I have been back to making healthy dinners.  I feel so much better when I eat healthier.  I swear there were some nights that I wouldn't be able to eat anything unless it was taco bell.  It was disgusting.  Tonight I made the best pasta sauce I have ever made!  Its super easy and healthy, all organic/vegan but you would never know it because it tastes so good and is really creamy.  My pictures kind of suck because I used my ipad, too lazy to get my camera out.

  Tomato Basil Pasta (adapted from oh she glows).

2 small tomatoes
1/2 cup cashews
1/4 cup water
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1 Tbsp olive oil
3 garlic cloves
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/2 cup fresh basil, finely chopped
whole wheat pasta

1.  Chop tomatoes and add them to blender, Add cashews, water, and tomato paste.  Blend all together until smooth
2. Add olive oil and minced garlic to skillet and heat on low.  Only cook for about two minutes
3.  Pour the sauce from the blender to the skillet on the stove with the olive oil and garlic.  Add salt , pepper, and basil.  You can add more water to thin out sauce but I liked it thicker.  

Put this sauce on top of your whole wheat pasta and enjoy.  You will be so glad you tried this!

I made a light salad to go with this pasta and topped it with my favorite dressing
sunflower seeds
feta cheese
apple slices
dried cranberries

Balsamic vinaigrette dressing for the salad:
combine 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar1 teaspoon regular mustard1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil1 1/2 tablespoon pure maple syrup

 I had to get remotivated to eat healthy so I watched these great movies on netflix that I have already watched.  

 I just bought this book on my ipad for 5 dollars.  It has a ton of recipes that look really good.  All of the recipes are vegan.


  1. I'm glad your feeling better, YAY! We are finishing putting stuff away in our new house, then maybe you and Jordan can come over!

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  3. Excited you are back posting. New year, new motivation for me. I'm going to try and follow your lead. Colette