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Simplified Israeli-Style Hummus

Today I'm sharing my secrets for easy, authentic Mediterranean-style hummus.  With just a couple easy hacks you will have next-level, silky smooth hummus that is wonderfully rich.  This is the stuff hummus dreams are made of.  Grab a can of chickpeas (yes, you can achieve Israeli-style hummus with a can) and your favorite hummus vehicle

5-Minute Stovetop Granola

Homemade granola in five minutes!?  Yes, really! No oven required.  Just a handful of ingredients and your pan.  If you can stir, you can do this.  Promise. My oven has been acting funky this week, so now you have this easy stovetop granola recipe that requires just one pan and six main ingredients.  That is

Mini Peppers Stuffed with Roasted Sweet Pepper Hummus

I'm a huge fan of easy-to-pull-together nutritious finger-food.  These Mini Peppers Stuffed with Roasted Sweet Pepper Hummus are delicious bite-sized poppable party appetizers.  They are also vegan, gluten-free, nut-free and contain no refined sugar. With the Super Bowl right around the corner, I thought this recipe would provide some inspiration for a fun, colorful plant-based appetizer to

Split Pea & Red Lentil Creamy Vegetable Turmeric Soup

This post is brought to you by Imagine.  In partnership with Imagine, I encourage you to embrace creativity in your at-home cooking by experimenting with your own simple and approachable recipes. I love a steamy, creamy bowl of comforting soup during winter to make my body feel boosted, energized and healthier. This soup is like

Mexican Veggie Burrito Bowls

Speedy, healthy dinners are my love language these days.  This one is ready in under 30 minutes.  With three young kids I want to be able to get dinner on the table fast but also feel good about what I'm putting on the table (and in our bodies).  These burrito-like bowls have been game changers for us. 

Vegan Apple Pie Smoothie

I am a year-round smoothie kind of girl.  My morning just feels incomplete if I don't start it with a nutrient-packed smoothie. I just find them to be so easy and refreshing in the mornings.  Even in winter I love to cozy up to a smoothie with a sweatshirt, warm blanket and cup of steaming hot tea

Easy Homemade Sugar Scrub

This winter, treat your skin to this luxurious homemade sugar scrub.  It moisturizes and exfoliates all at once. I use 1/2 tablespoon on both my hands rubbing them gently together for 20 seconds.  Then I rinse with water, pat them dry and my hands feel like silk. It could not be easier to make yourself with

December 21st, 2017|DIY, how to|

Spiced Lentil & Split Pea Soup in a Jar: A Food Gift for the Holidays

This post is brought to you by Imagine.  In partnership with Imagine, I encourage you to embrace creativity in your at-home cooking by experimenting with your own simple and approachable recipes. These colorful mason jars layered with legumes, rice and spices make the most adorable, thoughtful and delicious holiday gifts for teachers, hosts, your favorite barista, neighbors, friends, family or really anyone

Quinoa Cauliflower “Rice”

Cauliflower rice has been a trend for a couple of years now and continues to be gaining popularity.  It is a great way to sneak more vegetables into your diet.  I love to make it with store-bought frozen riced cauliflower but you could certainly buy fresh or make your own cauliflower rice in your food

Creamy Pitaya Beet Smoothie

This smoothie has been giving me life lately.  It is my go-to reset smoothie and it tastes absolutely incredible.  It is creamy, sweet, earthy and has the most vibrant magenta color.  I love when nature makes gorgeous colors like this. I'm loving this smoothie because it gets me a fruit, a vegetable, plant-based protein and

Easy Instant Pot Vegan Butternut Squash Soup (+ Stove Top & Slow Cooker Instructions)

This comforting, vibrant soup is creamy and flavorful without any dairy or butter.  It would be the perfect healthy addition for Thanksgiving dinner or any fall-time gathering.  Everyone loves the velvety, silky-smooth texture and slightly sweet and nutty taste of butternut squash soup. This recipe includes instructions for your stove top, slow cooker and Instant Pot.  For

Grapefruit Vodka Tonics

There is so much celebrating and home entertaining that happens this time of year.  And that usually means gathering with friends and/or family multiple times throughout the month of December and enjoying some libations.  This one you can feel good about because it uses freshly squeezed grapefruit juice which offers immune boosting vitamin C and

November 14th, 2017|Beverages, drink, Easy Recipes, fruit|

Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie Bowl (+ Vitamix Giveaway)

You can enter to win two Vitamix blenders at the bottom of this post (directly below the recipe).  Good luck! I have been into no-fruit smoothies lately.  Nothing against fruit at all (love fruit and eat it every day), but sometimes I like to use smoothies as a way to sneak more vegetables into my diet early

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