Chunky Tomato Basil Spaghetti

Everyone needs a killer pasta recipe in their back pocket.  This one is mine and it is a total classic.  It is always a hit and always surprises people when they find out how simple and quick it is to make this homemade sauce.  Once you make a homemade sauce you will never want to go back to jarred.  The whole dish comes together in 15-20 minutes.  You really cannot beat how fresh and gourmet this easy dinner is. Growing up, pasta night was never simple in our household.  My dad was from the south and cooking was sort of his

Gluten-Free and Vegan Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Mother's Day is right around the corner, and what better way to to show your mom some love than freshly baked homemade cookies?  I'm planning to make a batch of these yummy thumbprint cookies for my sweet and strong mom.  These cookies are soft, delicate and go perfect with breakfast-in-bed, brunch or afternoon tea.  They make a great after dinner dessert too.  You can feel good about stuffing your mama (and yourself) with these gorgeous cookies because they are full of whole grains and plant-based protein. The center of each cookie is filled with Bonne Maman raspberry preserves.  Bonne Maman preserves

Super Seed Granola

  Granola is easier to make than you would expect and is such a nutritious addition to non-dairy yogurt, smoothie bowls, oatmeal, parfaits and even good on its own or with a bowl of cold non-dairy milk and berries.  I sometimes pack the granola clusters in a small container and take it with me to-go when I'm out an about.  My girls love it and my husband snacks on it at night when he gets the before-bed munchies.  Granola is one of those things you can enjoy throughout the day: breakfast, snack or dessert.  You can feel good about

A secretly healthy March Madness party

By now your bracket may be busted, but that doesn’t mean your March Madness viewing party food can’t be a slam dunk.   Here, I'm sharing my tips, tricks and recipes to keep you healthy all throughout the tournament. All good NCAA tournament parties have to have appetizers to keep your friends full as you watch the endless games on TV.  They don’t have to be deep fried or loaded with cream, mayo or butter.  Try these game day appetizers that are on the lighter side: Sweet & Salty Roasted Pumpkin Seeds - This oil-free and butter-free snack is easy to

March 20th, 2017|Appetizers|

Super Seed No-Bake Chewy Granola Bars

Homemade granola bars have never been easier.  This no-bake recipe is a great option for a healthy and satisfying snack.  These bars offer whole grains, heart-healthy fiber, plant-based protein and the perfect touch of sweetness.  I'm a big fan of soft and chewy granola bars and lately I have been loving this combination.  You can even substitute mini vegan chocolate chips in place of the dried fruit for a different spin on the recipe. Of course, these granola bars are gluten-free and vegan and I even made them nut-free since I have so many nut-free readers now.  You could certainly

Harissa-Roasted Mushrooms over Quinoa, Parsnip & Spinach Salad

This post includes an amazing plant-based, gluten-free recipe from Green Chef plus a full and honest review of my experience with Green Chef.  Green Chef is a meal delivery service with ingredients that are all 100% USDA organic certified.  They provide gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, paleo and family-friendly meal delivery options.  Their pricing is reasonable (each vegan Green Chef dinner for two is only $11.99 per meal).  And great news!  My loyal readers can click here to receive an exclusive discount offer for $50 off your first box!   Green Chef sent me a weekly package with three vegan meals and my favorite recipe is

Dijon-Agave Apple Cider Vinaigrette

This is my go-to dressing that I put on everything.  Salad, quinoa... you name it!  I use this dressing on my Fall Quinoa Buddha Bowl.  It provides a punch of flavor but doesn't overpower any dish so it is the perfect easy vinaigrette I love to make homemade dressings to help control the sodium and unhealthy fats in my dressings.  Plus, I can ensure it is allergy friendly and not made with any hidden soy, dairy or gluten. Many people think making dressing is time consuming or complicated.  Once you see how easy it is to make your own salad

Instant Vegan Chocolate Mousse { + video! }

This chocolate mousse is the easiest dessert out there so you can quickly whip it up without any stress.  No oven, no stove and no fancy kitchen tools. I'm going to be completely upfront and let you know that the base of this dish is avocado.  Now you might be skeptical about the idea of avocado and chocolate together in one dish (stay with me here).  While I love both independently, I too wasn’t sure how they would jive together.  But, I can honestly say (and my family wholeheartedly agrees) this pudding is so silky, creamy and velvety… it is hard to believe there is no dairy, heavy

3-Ingredient Fudgy Crispy Bark

Rich and decadent chocolate combines with creamy sunflower seed butter and crispy brown rice cereal to create a fudgy and slightly crunchy treat.  This quick, easy, no-bake dessert is perfect for a nutritious Valentine's Day chocolate fix. This fudgy and crispy chocolate bark is nut-free, soy-free, vegan and gluten-free so everyone can enjoy.  You can feel good knowing each bite is full of antioxidant rich-dark chocolate, whole grain cereal and protein rich sunflower seed butter.  Sunflower seed butter contains heart healthy dietary fiber and is an excellent source of vitamin E, folate, copper, magnesium, phosphorus and selenium.  It is also a good source of vitamin B6, iron

Vegan Chocolate Microwave Cake

Instant heavenly chocolate cake in four minutes flat – no oven needed.  Just your microwave. I hardly ever need or want to bake an entire cake.  Usually I just want a couple bites to satisfy my chocolate cake craving.  This recipe is perfect to share and helps with portion control.  It is a vegan and gluten-free healthy twist on traditional mug cake (cake you make in your microwave in a mug or small jar).  The cake is light and fluffy and oh-so moist.  All while being refined sugar-free. This is the perfect dessert to share with your sweetheart this Valentine's

Vegan Queso

This silky, cheesy, dairy-free dip is perfect for the big game.  I'm not personally invested in this year's Super Bowl but I watch it every year regardless and love that the game centers around food.  I get a kick out of making Super Bowl foods super healthy since they are traditionally super unhealthy (see what I did there?).  It just blows people away.  My husband is a huge nacho lover and not dairy-free at all, yet even he begs me for this dip.  He couldn't wait until I finished the photos so he could dig in. My daughter has a cashew allergy

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