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"You can’t always control what goes on outside, but you can always control what goes on inside."–Wayne Dyer Travel back in time with me... to a day when smartphones didn't exist, there was no Google to instantly provide answers, and it took minutes(not seconds) for...
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Chief Bean Chaser, Professional Chef and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
Why Chasing Beans, you ask?
I created Chasing Beans for YOU. Thanks for checking in. I believe it’s no accident that you’re here. My greatest wish is to provide you with recipes, guidance and inspiration for a healthy (and always delicious) plant based lifestyle. Click on the link below to learn more about me and how Chasing Beans got its name.
We’ve all Bean There…
Are you sick and tired of wondering what to make for dinner?
Do you find yourself eating out more than you’d like?
Are you confused about all the information out there on how to eat healthfully?
Have you had it up to here with diets?
Are you suffering from fatigue and/or other physical symptoms that are dragging you down?
Are you addicted to food? Sugar, Salt, Fat, White Flour?
Are you afraid that you can’t give up or limit certain foods that you know are not promoting your best health?
Are you ready to finally give up your unhealthy habits and find a new relationship with nourishing, delicious and life sustaining food?
If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then you’re in the right place! I’m so glad you’re here. Taking care of “the one and only you”, not to mention the whole family, is hard in today’s world. Here at Chasing Beans, you’ll discover the life changing magic that eating well brings to your body, mind and spirit. You’ll find delicious plant based recipes made with little or no processed ingredients, health and wellness tips and inspiration.
Are you looking for a nutritious and satisfying breakfast that's both quick to prepare and bursting with flavor? Look no further than this recipe for Nutty Chocolate Banana Overnight Oats. Packed with wholesome ingredients like rolled oats, non-dairy milk, nut butter,...
If you're looking for a healthy and flavorful meal, this Quick, Easy and Nutritious Teriyaki Salmon Bowl is just the thing. With juicy, tender salmon glazed in a sweet and tangy teriyaki sauce, it's packed with protein and veggies, making it a perfect option for lunch...
I've held onto this recipe for Israeli Couscous And Asparagus Salad since last summer. I really love it, but I wanted it to arrive in your inbox right on top of asparagus season so that you would have the opportunity to experience maximum flavor. When I first saw...
If you're looking for a quick way to whip up a delicious lunch or dinner, try this Asian Inspired Buddha Bowl. Buddha bowls which have gained popularity over the last 5 years or so are generally grain bowls with added veggies, protein and a dressing. According to...
I love peanut sauce! I love it as a dip for fresh and roasted vegetables, as a dressing for salads and bowls, as a dumpling accompaniment and over pasta of all kinds. The peanut sauce for this Peanut Chicken With Rice Noodles was inspired by Ree Drummond's Sheet Pan...
Do you remember my recent recipe posting for Caribbean Shrimp Stew and how it materialized out of my beloved personal shopper returning home with plantains instead of bananas? Yikes!! What to do with plantains? I have tasted commercial plantain chips and enjoyed them,...
Tandoori Chicken is named for the cylindrical clay oven called a tandoor in which it was traditionally prepared over hot coals. Although the classic recipe wasn't popularized until the 1940s, remains of what resembled the tandoor oven and charred chicken bones have...
You know the phrase, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.". Well, the same goes for plantains, that is, when life gives you plantains, make Caribbean Plantain Stew. Of course, this is Caribbean Shrimp Stew and not Caribbean Plantain Stew. I'll get to that...
It's really great when we can vary our vegetable and fruit consumption from day to day, but as much as I love veggies and fruits, I often find myself stuck on a specific veggie-filled lunch as my "go to" until I finally get tired of it and have to move on. I'm not...
Chasing something special?
There is an abundance of information available in the world today (more than ever before in history) about how to nourish yourself. It is very exciting to be able to access so much knowledge, but at times it can become overwhelming.
What’s Right for Me?
Questions arise as to which scientific study should I believe (as they are often contradictory), which expert should I follow (as experts often disagree), what’s right for me (which may or may not be what anyone else in the universe needs) and how can I find the time in my busy life to attend to these things.
Generally speaking, a range of experts in the fields of nutrition and medicine suggest the following for optimal health:
- Decrease saturated fats and trans fats
- Increase intake of fruits and vegetables
- Eat more fiber
- Substitute animal protein with plant protein
- Increase whole grains
- Limit sweets, desserts and sugary sodas
- Drink alcohol in moderation or not at all
- Reduce intake of salt
- Control portion size
- Exercise regularly
Engage with Chasing Beans
Whether you are doing some or all of these things, you will find delicious plant based recipes, inspiration and education right here on these pages, so dive right in, and in the spirit of lifting up the universe, please provide comments when they are kind, respectful and may be helpful to others especially including me.
Progress, Not Perfection
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither will be you and me. We can take pride in the changes we make each day that lead us to a healthier self. I continue on my journey of self discovery into healthfulness, and I’m pretty sure I will always be on this journey. As is said, “it’s about progress, not perfection.” Moving towards your goal of a healthier you will bring you abundance that you never dreamed possible, and you can enjoy the journey.
Join me here to discover healthy and delicious recipes, learn more about how to feed yourself
for optimal health. and find inspiration for being the best that you can be everyday!
Here’s to YOU! You are AMAZING just the way you are!
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