5-INGREDIENT PESTO (VEGAN) | FRESH EATS #3 by Monica Mallon

VEGAN PESTO

Ingredients:

2 cups basil 

3/4 cup cashews

3 cloves garlic

3/4 cup olive oil

Juice of 1/2 lime

Instructions:

1. Pick basil leaves off the stem.

2. Peel garlic.

3. Cut lime in half.

4. Combine the basil, cashews, garlic, olive oil, and lime juice in a food processor until smooth. 

5. Serve!

 

 

 

VEGAN MEAL PREP | FRESH EATS #2 by Monica Mallon

VEGAN MEAL PREP (4 servings)

Ingredients:

1 cup brown rice

1 can chick peas (garbanzo beans)

1 bag chopped kale

2 heads of broccoli

2 cups of chopped sweet potatoes or Alexia sweet potato puffs 

4 tablespoons of olive oil

Salt (to taste)

Garlic salt (to taste)

Onion powder (to taste)

Perfect Pinch sweet onion & herb seasoning (to taste)

Paprika (to taste)

Snap peas (optional)

Tahini (optional)

Avocado (optional)

Cooking spray (optional)

Instructions

1. Put brown rice and two cups of water in a rice cooker and cook for recommended time on package. 

2. Preheat oven to 375°.

3. Wash broccoli and cut into small pieces. Place on baking pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season with garlic salt and onion powder. Bake for about 20 minutes.

4. Place kale on baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, onion powder and paprika. Bake for about 15 minutes. 

5. Open chickpeas and drain water out of the can. Cook on medium heat with Perfect Pinch sweet onion & herb seasoning for about 3 minutes. 

6. Plug in the waffle iron and add the sweet potatoes or sweet potato puffs when the waffle iron is hot. Cook for 7-8 minutes.

7. Remove broccoli and kale from the oven and let the cool.

8. Add rice, broccoli, kale, chickpeas, and sweet potatoes to meal prep containers,

Reheating 

1. Heat meal prep (on aluminum foil) in the toaster oven for about 5 minutes or cover with a damp paper towel and microwave for 1-3 minutes.

2. Serve with snap peas, avocado, tahini, and paprika if desired.

2 MINUTE EGG SANDWICH HACK | FRESH EATS #1 by Monica Mallon

Let's face it, sometimes you just don't have time to cook a complicated meal. This easy egg sandwich was one of my go-to meals during my first semester of college and is quick, healthy, and delicious. 

INGREDIENTS:

1 egg or egg white

1 English muffin or bagel

Toppings & seasonings of your choice

Cooking spray

Mug

How I Got My Name On Twitter by Monica Mallon

When I signed up for Twitter in December 2012, the username @monicamallon was taken (by an egg)  so I came up with the username @justsomevlogger. After years of waiting, in April of this year, I decided that I would do whatever it took to get my coveted Twitter handle. I contacted Twitter a few times but they said that they would not release the username to me unless I had a trademark. So on April 18th, I filed for a class 35 trademark for the name MONICA MALLON. And then I waited until my trademark was finally approved on November 22nd. I immediately contacted Twitter through their trademark report form and explained the situation. I provided them with a copy of my trademark certificate and explained that the user @monicamallon had never tweeted, was following zero users, and had shown no signs of activity in years. Twitter got back to me in a few days and said that they could release the username to me. So on December 5th, I officially became @monicamallon

 

Feel free to contact me if you have any other questions!  

 

-Monica Mallon