Spicy Roasted Edamame

Siracha Soybeans

One of my favorite snacks is roasted garbanzo beans. However, I wanted to switch it up so I came up with the idea to roast shelled edamame.You can season them however you perfer with garlic, soy sauce, or simply just sea salt. I love spicy foods so I added Siracha to them. Soybeans make a great snack because they have many nutrients and health benefits. They are full of antioxidants, and high in protein. Edamame has a low oil content with a high protein content, which makes them great for people who want a low-fat, high protein snack.


3 cups shelled edamame

2 Tablespoons of Siracha hot sauce

Sea salt to taste

Preheat the oven to 450. Completely thaw the edamame. Put thawed edamame into a large plastic bag with Siracha hot sauce, shake and mix around until evenly covered. Evenly spread edamame on a baking sheet and season with sea salt. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes, rotating occasionally to avoid burning.

You can change-up the spices in this recipe to whatever variation suites you.

Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake

A holiday twist to your classic protein shake.

Being that it is October everything is pumpkin spice flavored! This flavor can be made from basic spices in your kitchen, it’s almost too easy! This by far was the tastiest protein shake I’ve made!


1 Cup ice cubes

1 Cup sugar-free coconut milk

1 Scoop whey protein powder ( I used Vanilla)

1 Teaspoon cinnamon

1 Teaspoon pumpkin pie spice ( or all-spice)

1/4 Teaspoon nutmeg

1 Teaspoon chia seeds

Mix completely in a blender & pour in a glass!

Mulled Wine

Warm Holiday Wine.

I came across a recipe for mulled wine on the Food Network website, I wanted to try it out so I made a few changes to accommodate what I had in my kitchen. I had never tried mulled wine before, and was hesitant that I might not like it. However, I was extremely happy with the end result. If you have never had mulled wine before the best way I could to describe it would be that it’s a warm “harvesty” winter version of sangria. This recipe is very easy and it’s great for the holiday season.


1 Bottle red wine

2 1/2 Cups of apple cider

2 Cinnamon sticks

1 Orange (squeezed & zested)

2 Tablespoons agave syrup

1 Teaspoon cinnamon

1 Teaspoon allspice

1 Orange peel for garnish


Combine wine, apple cider, cinnamon , orange juice and zest, agave, and allspice into large saucepan. Bring to boil, then allow to simmer for 10 minutes. Pour into glasses and garnish with orange peels.