Vegan Lentil Veggie Burgers

It’s the go vegan challenge. A staple part of a vegan diet includes getting enough protein, iron, and nutrients from all natural food sources. Lentils are loaded with iron and protein for veggie lovers. Let’s make vegan lentil burgers. Recipe below.


      1 cup uncooked lentils
      1 cup uncooked brown rice
      1-1/2 cups carrots, finely grated
      1/2 tsp garlic powder
      1-1/2 cups uncooked oatmeal
      1 tsp season salt
            1 small onion, finely grated


Cook lentils and rice in 4 cups water for 45 minutes, simmering over low heat in a covered pan. Allow to cool.

Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Shape into patties and cook on griddle or pan (may spray with non-stick spray) over medium heat, until nicely browned (about 6 minutes per side).

The Glitter Beats

Dynamic London based female DJ duo The Glitter Beats (aka Tommy Tayla and Yuki Love) are bringing EDM beats back to Merica’ with their latest mix “Don’t Talk” ft. Jon B. It’s happy-fun-retro spin keeps the energy up for the ultimate dance party.

Love Six has that hotline bling…

Dynamic Duo Love Six covered Drake’s “Hotline Bling” and it’s female vocal takeover makes for a hot rendition. Vocalist Mae Sta & producer Mike Sta paired up for a pop hip hop influence. Other covers include Jeremih’s “Planes,” Ariana Grande’s “Love Me Harder” and “Think About Me”.


Homemade veggie recipes!

As a vegetarian, I often find myself looking for new healthy dishes. I made lentil soup and butternut squash mashed.   You’ll need a few items before you get started.

What you need:

  • 2 butternut squashes
  • almond, cashew, coconut, or regular milk
  • salt, brown sugar
  • lentils (14 0z bag)
  • spinach, corn, celery, carrots, onion
  • small macaroni

Lentil soup

Boil a pot of water (about 6 cups) and add lentils until it’s tender. Let it cook for about 20 minutes on medium heat. I start chopping fresh spinach, corn, celery, carrots, and onions into small pieces.

I saute my veggies before adding them to the soup. First, I oil my pan with extra virgin olive oil and heat it.  Once it’s heated, I add garlic and onions, carrots, celery, spinach (about a handful of each veggie) letting it cook for about 3 minutes. Add salt, pepper, and seasonings for flavor.

Add vegetable broth to the pot, sauteed veggies, and lentils. Let cook for about 30-40 minutes depending on how you like it. ADD macaroni for the last 10 minutes.

Let cool a bit and serve with fresh grated cheese!


Butternut Squash Mashed

Cut the squash into two halves, scoop out the seeds, and let boil until fork tender.

Once it’s cooked scoop out the inside and place in bowl. Add milk, salt, butter, and a touch of brown sugar for flavor.




Song of the day: Silences

Scottish natives Holy Esque released their two tracks “Silences” and “Hex” from debut album At Hope’s Ravine available on February 26th. Glasgow group lyrics evoke emotions of new beginnings and perseverance through the rocky “broken glass” times. It’s a new day to start with light drumming, high strung guitar rhythms, and raspy vocals. Download the track “Silences” on December 11th via Beyond The Frequency

Veggie Chili

Today’s recipe of the day is a healthy vegetarian and vegan alternative dish called chili. All you need is 2 cans of kidney beans, 2 red bell peppers, celery, onions, garlic, and rice. It’s a healthy and protein filled meal.

First chop the pepper, celery, onions, and garlic finely. I make a small portion of each about a handful or so.


Then saute the garlic and onions until light brown. Now, add the celery and pepper with seasonings garlic, chili powder, oregano, salt, and pepper.


Mix together 2 cups of vegetable broth, 2 cans of kidney beans, and crushed tomatoes. Let simmer for 45 minutes. You can cook the rice separately as a side dish to the chili.



Cheers to Aquilo

England duo Aquilo’s newest single “Better Off Without You (Body Language Remix) is topping the charts with their latest remix off the Calling Me EP. Its seductive high-pitched vocals, groovy electronic hypno beats makes for a positive way of getting over the dreaded EX. Cheers mates and ride through the emotional roller coaster. Press play and make way for Aquilo.

Foodie pick of the day: The Buttered Biscuit (Bradley Beach)

Located in the heart of Bradley Beach, NJ The Buttered Biscuit has a great selection of homemade breakfast and lunch foods. It gets even better with a bottomless cup o’Joe for only $2.25 in a cozy old fashioned feel. All of the eggs and omelets are served with their praiseworthy freshly baked biscuits or toast and home fries. Choose from the specials of the day: Stuffed french toast with Bavarian cream topped with chocolate shavings, grilled Swiss cheese on sour dough bread with bacon, or clam chowder soup. Prices range between $8-10 dollars, choose from black bean burgers, crab cake sandwiches, whole wheat chicken and cajun style wraps, salads, fruits and brown sugar oatmeal. A twist of a southern flair, a family friendly spot with fresh food and excellent staff, foodie fav is obviously the biscuit served with organic strawberry jam and cinnamon flavored butter which is to die for. Take a music trip back to the 70’s, a few of the noteworthy songs from Bee Gee’s “Night Fever,” “KC and The Sunshine Band’s, “That’s The Way I Like It,” and Chic’s, “Le Freak” will make you eat in retro style. Come again and remember it’s “A Happier Way To Start Your Day.” Started by Liz and Dave McAllister in 2011, The Buttered Biscuit is a family-owned restaurant with vegetarian friendly dishes. Open daily from 8am-3pm.

100_3333Meunnamedfood                           Chicken Sandwich with lettuce, tomato and a side of coleslaw. (AKA Cali Wrap)

yum                        Very Veggie Omelet with asparagus, spinach, onions, spinach and tomato with a side of home fries and biscuit 

Success starts with you!

Everyday it’s important to focus on yourself and your short and long term goals. Success simply starts with you. As women, we are in charge of creating and shaping our own lives. We should feel empowered and have the right to achieve our dreams. It may seem discouraging, but remember that anything is possible. Everything is about your mindset and perception of the world. Read these books below for inspiration!