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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Noodles & Company Copycat Indonesian No-Nut Saute (vegan + gluten-free + soy-free)

Back in college, there was a Noodles & Company just off campus and I used to love to order their Indonesian Peanut Saute.  Best dish on the menu if you ask me!  It was so different than all the other pasta dishes and completely addictive.  I love the fresh lime and cilantro coupled with the spicy

Chipotle Guacamole

I love guacamole.  And I really love Chipotle's guacamole.  They keep it simple and mash it to perfection.  I set out to replicate their recipe at home so I could enjoy their addictive guacamole anytime I want. I was pleased to find that they actually published their recipe online.  You can even find YouTube tutorials from

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