Category Archives: Food


Pinterest to Plate: Raw Gorilla wraps That Really Taste Like Tacos

July 16, 2015

Raw Gorilla Wraps

As I sit here shamelessly stuffing my face with a Van de Kamp’s donut, here is one of my favorite vegan, raw, gluten-free (and all that jazz) dish that is the easiest to to make, and super filling. I originally found this recipe via Kimberly Snyder, one of my favorite nutritionists. I mention her green smoothie recipe here. read more


Pinterest to Plate: blueberries with Custard Sauce

June 28, 2015

Yay!  My first Pinterest to Plate post! I am so excited to have a place to document this series, where I try recipes and share my experience cooking them right here on Monarch by JR.

We all pin and re-pin tons of delicious and beautiful looking recipes, but how often do we put them to the test?  Well, I am that person who will actually cook ‘dinner for one,’ just to try a recipe I have pinned.  There is one caveat – all recipes featured will be simple, easy and perfect for a quick afterwork meal, that tastes like it look HOURS to make.  Some featured recipes I have tried, tested and gobbled up many times and love.  Others will be .  Now, let’s get to it!

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