5 Fresh And Fun Recipes From My New Chef Account
Community

5 Fresh And Fun Recipes From My New Chef Account

I don't really have a "diet," per se.

3
5 Fresh And Fun Recipes From My New Chef Account
Megan Sharma

Hey guys! So recently, I have been crazy busy between, you know, the global pandemic and BLM movement. Aside from both, I have been brunching, going on hikes, and most recently created an Instagram account by request for recipes. I cook A LOT and I don't really get into what I eat in a day when I'm not on my usual weekend brunch excursions, those are pretty much my days where I eat the most meat in my diet. I don't really have a "diet," per se. I just kind of eat what I want whenever I want. I mostly eat/crave a lot of vegan and plant-based meals with some added lean protein which I try to add in for health reasons. So I have never really had issues or tried a fad diet because I eat fairly healthy, I also try to have ethically sourced meals, go to farmer's markets and try to be part-time vegan or incorporate plant-based meals because it's so much better for our planet. My problem is I drink my calories (lots of sugary coffee and cocktails!) I'm guilty I'll admit it. so I try my best to consolidate that to weekends or nights out but otherwise, I consider myself very healthy and not deprived of anything. So this past week I posted two meals on my main account (xo.megxn) and I was encouraged to share recipes beyond my highlight reel! I cook mostly for my family, close friends, and boyfriend who all love my cooking and baked goods so why not share it. If you would like to follow the page it is @xo.chefmegxn on Instagram but because I love Odyssey and my little family of readers here, I thought I'd share my first few recipes!

1. Smoothie Bowl

Megan Sharma

Base:

1 banana
1 cup of frozen mixed berries
1/4 a cup of almond milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 scoop vanilla vegan protein

*Blend*

Toppings:
Strawberries
Raspberries
Almond butter
Cheerios
Almond butter granola
Chia seeds
Agave

2. Salad Bowl

Megan Sharma

Salad Base:
Spring Mix
Spinach
Arugula (got mine from a local farmer's market)
Toss in olive oil, garlic salt, and lemon juice

Toppings:
Golden beets & cherry tomatoes (local farmer's market, sautée in Avocado oil, turmeric, garlic salt, dried thyme & fresh rosemary)
Radishes
Avocado
Quinoa
Salmon (washed in lemon and distilled vinegar, seasoned with old bay, garlic salt, cayenne pepper, dried thyme, fresh rosemary, olive oil and egg wash *grilled*)
*Top with extra rosemary, Green Goddess dressing from Trader Joe's & garlic salt*

3. Vegan Brownies

Megan Sharma

First things first, gotta preheat that oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit!

Next, grab a bowl

Melt 1/2 a cup of vegan butter (I used Earth Balance, but it's your choice, you can also sub in regular butter)
1 cup of lightly packed brown sugar
1 cup of white sugar

Pour all of this into the bowl!

Now you're gonna whisk until combined!

Add in your "eggs" (I used 4 tablespoons of flaxseed and 1/2 a cup of water to make an egg, however, you can use 2 regular eggs)
Also, add 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract

Then whisk again!

Over the same bowl, sift:
1 cup of all-purpose flour
1 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of baking powder

Grab a wooden spoon and gently mix, almost like a folding pattern (do not over mix!) the consistency should be thiccc between a cookie and cake batter!

At this point, I threw in a 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts, and a handful of non-dairy chocolate chips, and mixed those in as well! You could always go plain but I'm extra!

I then used a pan, that I lined with parchment paper and a little oil. Poured in my batter, topped it with a few more chocolate chips and baked for 35 minutes!

I took out the brownies and let them cool in the pan for 15 min, then removed it and allowed them to cool in the parchment paper for 20 more minutes before I cut them!

4. Pre-Hike Breakie

Megan Sharma

Two eggs over medium (season with garlic salt)

Spinach and mushrooms sautéed in olive oil, garlic salt, black pepper, rosemary, thyme, and basil
Cucumber
Avocado (seasoned with garlic salt)
Raspberries
Pear seasoned with cinnamon

5. Oatmeal

Megan Sharma

Base:
1/2 a cup of 1 min oats
1/3 a cup of water
1/3 a cup of almond milk

Microwave for 1 minute!

Add in 1/2 a scoop of vanilla vegan protein, 1 cup of vanilla coconut milk yogurt, 2 tablespoons of chia seeds, a tablespoon of almond butter, a handful of blueberries and stir!

Top with strawberries & pitted lychee!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

-Having struggled with acne prone skin for years, I was cautious to try a new serum on top of the other products I've come to trust.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Your Social Activism May Actually Benefit From A Cleansing Social Media Detox

In the craziest year of our lives, sometimes there's value in taking a break.

We are living through, unequivocally, one of the most dangerous, unstable, chaotic periods of any of our lives. From COVID-19 to crises of police brutality to the mass exploitation of the poor by mega-corporations, the world outside seems to be looking more dystopic every day. What can be done about it? For many, activism involves heavily posting on social media to keep others aware. However, this comes with a net negative cost — increased levels of anxiety, depression, and hopelessness about the state of the world. Why might this be? After all, in past eras activists have endured comparable and greater levels of abuse and relentless torment from oppressors. Why, now, are people getting so easily burnt out?

Keep Reading... Show less

Reading is a relaxing activity that provides many benefits. Everybody reads books (when they are not watching Netflix, chatting on social media, or making Tik Tok videos) to distract themselves from reality for a while. Many do not realize the positive impact that books have like reducing stress, assisting with sleep, improving cognitively, and strengthening the mind. In honor of National Book Day, there are many great novels that you can read to mark this special holiday. Here are the best ones to check out.

Keep Reading... Show less
Entertainment

5 Things You Need To Know Before You Watch 'Arrested Development' On Netflix

"Her?" Yes, she's an amazing show! (You'll get this joke after you watch the show).

Netflix

"Arrested Development" is an award-winning sitcom that aired for three seasons on Fox beginning in 2003, and then was picked up by Netflix for a fourth season in 2013, and then again for a final season in 2018.

However, it seems to remain one of the world's most underrated and under-appreciated shows of all time. Although this article alone won't be enough to skyrocket the show to Netflix's top 10, I hope that it will open people's eyes to the value and quality of the show.

Keep Reading... Show less

I have always felt left out because of how I look and who I am. I have always felt like the elephant in the room, literally. I have always been shamed for my size. For the longest time, I cared so much about what I wear and who I wore certain things in front of. I never wanted to wear shirts that would show a lot of my arm, located above my elbow. I wouldn't wear shorts that didn't go to the tip of my knees, at least. I never wore anything remotely tight, where you could see every curve, roll, or imperfection. I was so insecure about myself, and not many of my friends knew.

Keep Reading... Show less

Being a pharmacy technician never held as many risks as it does now. Exposure too hazardous conditions were little to none, and garbing up was only conducted in IV compounding. But, now, in order to give nurses the medications they need to help their patients, they need us, pharmacy technicians.

Keep Reading... Show less
Swoon

I Asked My Boyfriend His Opinion On Liking Other Girls’ Pictures, And, Spoiler Alert, It's Cheating

"When you get into a relationship and you're in love, you have to realize that liking photos is for the single lifestyle."

Ladies, listen up. If you are in a relationship with a guy and he is liking other girls' pictures on social media, then it's a red flag. A man who can look at someone else and show interest by liking it means he doesn't care about your feelings AT ALL.

Keep Reading... Show less
Entertainment

Celebrities Stealing Designs From Small Fashion Labels Is NOT A Good Look, And They Need To Pay Up

When larger, more established figures or brands steal from lesser-known independent creators, they are taking opportunities away from these creators while also profiting from someone else's work and claiming it as their own.

Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B recently collaborated on their new single "WAP," with the music video also being released on Friday. Both Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B posted photos of themselves on Instagram to celebrate the premiere of "WAP." An independent designer quickly noticed that the rappers' matching tops were copies of a top she had designed last year.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

When You Have A Disability, Finding A Job Is Twice As Hard, Believe Me, I Know

We have got to create a safer work environment for people with disabilities.

"My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn't prevent you from doing well, and don't regret the things it interferes with. Don't be disabled in spirit as well as physically." – Stephen Hawking

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

7 Books That Are NOT In The Young Adult Genre That Will Change Your Life

Young Adult isn't the only genre that exists, so here are seven books that any book lover wanting to try something new will love.

One of the most popular genres in literature that everyone has read at least one book from is Young Adult fiction. Now, I personally can say that, in the past, I have been one of those people that only read from the YA section of the bookstore.
While there is absolutely nothing wrong with just reading one genre, it's good sometimes to venture out of your reading comfort zone into the other book genres of the literary world.

In a previous article, I discussed the importance and power of words. The perfect example of this is literature and its impact on the world. Books have always played a crucial part in human lives, from how we are able to expand our knowledge to how we pass our time.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments