Fiesta: colorful veggie chili

This is a super easy dish, does not take a lot of time to make (15 minutes if you plan it well) and looks great! Def a winner in my book!

I used brown rice, black beans, veggie ground crumbles (really does look like ground beef!), onion, some taco spices, cilantro, spinach, corn, tomatoes and on top some guacamole. Yum!

Have a good one!

Xo be



For a hot summer night!

overview copyWhen summer comes around and it’s hot & sticky, I like to eat light foods and yes, grill! Where I started off couple years ago with big juicy (delicious!) steaks (and yes they are bigger and better in Texas), now it’s mostly V E G G I E S. And I’m loving it. All of it 🙂 This week some veggie inspiration for a nice warm summer dinner (preferably at a pool or beach of course).

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Chop up all the veggies you can find and put them on a screwer, wrap them up in aluminum foil or just throw them on the grill. YUM! Season your veggies with olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, sea salt and some cumin for great flavors. I chopped up some collard greens, green squash, green bell pepper, mushrooms, onion.

Great as a side dish and provides good substance to your meal: Israeli couscous. After preparing the couscous, I added cumin, ground cilantro, salt, garlic, splash of lemon juice & red pepper to spice it up a bit. Then added some tomato, avocado, fresh cilantro cucumber. I could eat this all day.

couscous copyThe cauliflower is oven roasted (haven’t actually tried to grill that yet). Chop up a good size cauliflower and sprinkle it with some a mix of olive oil, garlic, lemon and whole cumin seeds. Roast it for about 25 minutes @375 F and add some sea salt and ground cumin. Done. 
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ENJOY!! xo be

summer couscous for the weekend!

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I love couscous: easy to prepare, it has a nice bite to it and fills you up too. For this salad i used whole wheat couscous, made with cumin and cinnamon, roasted sweet potato, onion, snow peas, carrot and cucumber, cumin and some chopped up almonds. First make the couscous, then sauté the veggies: done in 5. yeah.

have a great weekend!

xo be

Sort of a veggie chili …


Sort of a veggie chili ...

A (sort of) veggie chili:

This chili was made up as I went along… so basically it happened by accident, but pretty good turn out.I made a bowl of brown rice and was working on a “stew” of welded tomatoes + enchilada spices + cilantro + broccoli + spinach then decided to mash some bean burgers too, which gave it sort of a chili feel. Mixed it all up and tata: a sort of veggie chili 🙂


BE’s finger food!


BE's finger food!

Finger food! Great for parties and also if you just want your “sammie” to look pretty. I will confess, i am in that category 😉

This finger food is made of:
organic rye bread+home made guacamole+fresh green bell pepper+tomato+black olives: EASY PEASY.

Have a great Monday! xo be

Breakfast for a lazy Sunday morning


Breakfast for a lazy Sunday morning

Almost weekend!!! Woohoo. Love that. Since my Saturday morning is always preoccupied with my long run…. Sunday morning is my favorite 🙂 especially with my best friend “coffee”.

Whole wheat bread with homemade hummus, avocado and golden tomatoes.