Split Pea and Lentil Soup

I made this on a Sunday night at about 9pm because I decided I wanted some ready made lunches for the week. My father constantly makes soup like this, and I can totally see why. It’s so easy you can just throw whatever you have in your fridge/pantry into the pot and it turns out delicious every single time. Also it’s one of the most affordable recipes I’ve ever made. A bag of dried lentils is $1.29 which averages to roughly 10 cents per serving! It is so filling and delicious and it’s a great staple to have in your fridge. Not to mention it’s extremely healthy, it’s extremely high in protein and fiber, you really can’t beat that! Also a little side note, I was at Trader Joe’s yesterday and came across these adorable frozen basil and garlic cubes, here’s an article about them!


  • 1/2 cup split peas
  • 1/2 cup lentils
  • 6 cups water
  • 3 large carrots, diced *I had some yellow carrots, you’ll notice them in the picture 🙂
  • 3 sticks celery, cut into 1/2 inch slices, with leaves on
  • 1 large leek, chopped
  • 2 garlic cubes or 2 cloves
  • 2 tbsp. minced garlic (*I love Garlic, but you can modify this if you would like less)
  • 3 basil cubes or 3 tsp.
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Dash of cayenne pepper if you like heat
  • Salt and pepper to taste (I like a lot of pepper!)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. cumin


  1. Rinse lentils and split peas well then add to boiling water add ALL of the remaining ingredients and let boil for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
  2. Cover and set on low, cook for 30-40 minutes or until lentils are tender!


Turkey Breast

This had the same texture as a moist Thanksgiving turkey. It was so juicy and the flavor was incredible!


  • 2 green onions- diced
  • 1/cup fresh squeeze orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 lemon zested
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 organic hormone-free turkey breast (mine was 1.3 lbs) photo 1-2


  1. Add all of the ingredients in a glass casserole dish and cover. with foil. Marinate for AT LEAST one hour. The longer you marinate the better it will be, I marinated mine for almost 6 hours.
  2. Pop in the oven at 425 degrees for about 35 minutes or until internal temp reaches 165 degrees.
  3. After the turkey is in the oven for about 15-20 minutes, I took it out of the oven and poured out most of the juice/marinade just leaving a tiny bit at the bottom. photo 3-1

* I served with chopped fresh cauliflower and broccoli that I marinated with the same ingredients and popped that in the oven the last 15 minutes of cooking!

Crockpot BBQ Pork Tacos

I kind of cheated on this one because I bought a marinated pork tenderloin and used store bought organic bbq sauce, but it was so good I had to share it. They turned out so tender! I served them with red cabbage slaw…nom nom, hope you enjoy!


  • 1 marinated BBQ 1lb pork tenderloin
  • 1/2 cup organic bbq sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pepper to taste
  • Whole wheat tortillas
  • Cheddar cheese is optional (I didn’t use it, but it would be good with it!)


  1. Place all the ingredients in the crockpot and set on low. Cook for 6-7 hours (if you’re in a rush you can place it in on high and cook for 3-4 hours)
  2. When the pork is done take two forks and separate to make it into pulled pork.
  3. Serve with the red cabbage slaw on a whole wheat tortilla. I like to pop my tortilla in the oven under high broil for a couple of minutes to heat it up!

    Sorry- not the best photo quality!
    Sorry- not the best photo quality!

Red Cabbage Slaw

I served this with BBQ pork tacos, but it would be great alone as a snacky. Vegan and super delicious!


  • 1 red cabbage or a bag of 10 oz bag of shredded red cabbage
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup e.v.o.o
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 green onions diced (or however many you prefer)
  • 1 can of organic black beans, drained and rinsed


1.) Combine all of the ingredients and SHAKE!

2.) The longer you let it sit the better it will be, store in glass! photo 1-1