Yesterday’s workshop, ‘Plant-based Eating: What’s All the Buzz About’ was fun to lead! We discussed the benefits of living a Whole Food Plant-Based lifestyle, what happens when you stop eating meat and more. I’ve been putting together other plan-focused workshops that I’ll be rolling out soon. Find out what I’m speaking about and where to find me here.

The past few weeks I haven’t been cooking many recipes as I’ve been taking the easy route by following more of a mono or trio eating plan. This means my plate consists of a large portion of just one fruit or vegetable, or I combine 3 fruits, vegetables, beans or whole grains – for example, a big plate of spinach, mangos and black beans. This kind of eating helps save time and money, as you’re only spending 5-10 minutes tops peeling, chopping and putting together the meal, and it saves money because you’re buying a lot less ingredients.

That being said, this morning I woke up and was reading through some vegan/whole food blogs I follow and I read that this chocolate hummus (recipe below) spread over toast tastes like Nutella! I immediately jumped out of bed to whip up a batch. You’ll see in the picture my breakfast consisted of a slice of Trader’s Joes Dark Pumpernickel Pane Bread, spread with chocolate hummus, banana slices, cranberries and a sprinkle of cinnamon. So simple and delicious!

With the cold hitting the northeast this past week, I’m getting in the mood to start making soup, chili, and other comfort food recipes. Be on the lookout for those recipes and blogs coming soon.

Feel free to let me know what topics you would like to read about in the future.

Thanks for reading!



Chocolate Hummus

Prep time: 5 minutes   -   Serving size: ~ ¾ cup


1 can of black beans - drained and rinsed 3-4 times

3 ½ + ½ Tablespoon - maple syrup

½ teaspoon - vanilla extract

Dash-¼ teaspoon salt (if the canned beans contain higher sodium, just use a dash of salt)

4 Tablespoons - unsweetened baking cocoa

1-2 Tablespoons - water (optional based on the consistency you’re going for


Using a blender or food processor, combine all the ingredients except the water and ½ teaspoon of the maple syrup.

Blend the mixture until smooth, about 30-60 seconds. Add 1 Tablespoon of water at a time for desired consistency. At this point, you can add the remaining maple syrup if desired for your taste.

As I made a few modifications, you can find the original recipe here:


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