Beet Hummus

Adding a raw vegetable to hummus is a great way to boost the nutrition of this already healthy dip.  This hummus features beets which add a vibrant pinkish-red color.  Most beet hummus recipes require you to roast the beets in advance.  I simplified things by using a raw beet with the skin on in my high speed [...]

Vegan Warm Nacho Dip (nut-free)

Warm. Nacho. Dip. Yes! Score big this Super Bowl (or any day) with this crowd-pleasing (and super healthy) nacho dip.  No one will know it is entirely vegan and filled with one cup of veggies and 1 cup of tahini.  Many vegan cheese dips contain cashews, but this one is nut-free and features tahini as the [...]

Green Lentil Hummus

Sometimes you gotta mix things up.  When you a bored with chickpea-based hummus, try lentils instead.  Lentils add a completely different flavor and richness to the dip.  They are still super creamy when pureed (just like chickpeas).  But they add an earthiness and a peppery note to the dip.  Go for it - variety is the [...]

Black-Eyed Pea Hummus Dip

Ring in the New Year with this easy (and lucky) black-eyed pea hummus dip!  In many cultures, eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day symbolizes good luck and prosperity in the new year. Everyone can enjoy this healthy appetizer because it is vegan, gluten-free, raw, soy-free, nut-free and sugar-free.  It is packed with healthy fats, fiber, protein, [...]

Creamy Non-Dairy Fruit Dip

  I am completely obsessed with this creamy non-dairy fruit dip.  With all the holiday cookie eating going on, its nice to take a break with something sweet and satisfying (yet healthy).   This dip is perfect for holiday entertaining or snacking between heavy holiday meals.  It also happens to be yummy drizzled over oatmeal [...]

Vegan & Gluten-Free Sweet Potato, Zucchini & Potato Latkes (Baked)

These vegan and gluten free latkes will make your healthy Hanukkah dreams come true!  Even though they are baked instead of fried, they still get crispy.  I promise.  To keep things light and vegan, skip the sour cream and serve them with creamy hummus or unsweetened apple sauce for a healthful snack any time of [...]

Garlic Pumpkin Hummus

Hummus is already a super healthy snack option that can be served as a spread or dip with just about anything.  To make this plant-based protein snack even healthier, I'm adding fall's favorite vegetable, pumpkin.  It works so well in this dish and adds a subtle orange hue that whispers, "I'm festive" when set out at a gathering. [...]

Sweet & Salty Roasted Pumpkin Seeds (oil free)

Pumpkin season is here, which means everything will contain the flesh of the orange squash for the next month.  But the yummy and nutritious seeds inside this season's top squash are not to be forgotten!  Roasted pumpkin seeds are a delicious and healthful snack.  Roasted pumpkin seeds can be enjoyed on their own or sprinkled on [...]

Superfood Crackers

With all my food sensitivities it is so difficult to find the perfect cracker (and one that isn't full of processed or mystery ingredients).  And I'm picky when it comes to what I like in a cracker.  I want something crispy, flavorful and healthy too. These all-natural crackers are gluten-free, vegan, soy-free, nut-free and oil-free. [...]

Peach Salsa

We are deep into summer and I'm dreaming about sweet and juicy peaches - the ultimate summer fruit.  They really are nature's candy.  Nothing against tomatoes at all, but lately peaches have stolen my taste buds... Salsas are easy to make and definitely kid-friendly.  I made this recipe with my 2 year old daughter, Riley [...]