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Healthy, Soft-Baked Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies (gluten-free + vegan)

When it comes to cookies, it doesn’t get much better than an old-fashioned, soft-baked oatmeal raisin cookie!  And this recipe is actually healthy.  I sometimes eat these cookies for a quick breakfast on the go since they are mostly heart-healthy oats and almond butter.  They are oil-free and butter-free and lightly sweetened by apple […]

Blueberry Muffins with Oat Crumb Topping (vegan + gluten-free)

Perfectly sweet, moist and airy muffins that are actually healthy!  Every bite has a burst of juicy blueberries.  To complete this easy breakfast solution, it is topped with a slightly crunchy and oh-so-satisfying streusel-like crumb topping.

Until now, I have really struggled to create a healthy, gluten-free and vegan muffin recipe that doesn’t use odd gluten-free flours.  This recipe […]

By |April 4th, 2015|breakfast, dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan|0 Comments

Tropical Green Smoothie Bowl

A green smoothie bowl with a tropical breeze taste.

raw, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free

This smoothie is loaded with spinach, which according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), should be eaten with vitamin C-rich foods to improve iron absorption.  This recipe pairs spinach with fruits high in vitamin C (kiwi and mango) to help with […]

By |March 22nd, 2015|breakfast, dairy-free, gluten-free, raw, smoothie, vegan, vegetarian|0 Comments

Smoothie Bowl: Berry Almond Bliss

I have officially jumped on the smoothie bowl bandwagon!  And I’m loving it!  It really is fun to decorate the smoothie bowl with your favorite boosters and healthy garnishes… It definitely makes for a heartier and more satisfying smoothie by adding a bit of crunch and some different textures to each spoonful.  We all eat […]

By |March 17th, 2015|breakfast, dairy-free, gluten-free, raw, smoothie, vegan, vegetarian|0 Comments

Breakfast Cookies (vegan + gluten-free)

Cookies for breakfast!?  Yes.

I’m always looking for portable snacks that are wholesome and healthful.  These cookies are loaded with oats, almond flour, flaxseed, walnuts, dried fruit and almond butter to make a nutritious on-the-go sweet treat anytime of day.  I usually enjoy them as a mid-morning snack.  But they can also serve as a healthy and […]

By |February 25th, 2015|breakfast, dairy-free, dessert, gluten-free, snack, vegan, vegetarian|0 Comments

Nutty Granola with Hemp Seed & Flaxseed

I’m always looking for a healthy and inspiring way to wake up and kickstart my day.  Solution? Granola without the guilt!  This gluten-free, vegan granola is full of heart-healthy fiber from the oats, hemp seeds and flaxseeds.  It contains heart-healthy fats from the hemp seeds, almonds, almond flour and walnuts.  And it doesn’t contain any artificial […]

By |January 21st, 2015|breakfast, dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian|0 Comments

Homemade Almond Cranberry-Chia Granola (gluten-free)

My sweet sister-in-law, Jenny, has always made the best homemade granola.  It is always healthy tasting and has those nice big clusters we all love in granola.  I finally asked her for her recipe and tested it out myself.  It was easier than expected!

So forget overpriced store-bought granola and try this simple recipe which makes […]

By |December 31st, 2014|breakfast, dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan|0 Comments

Thanksgiving Turkey Leftover Recipe: Southwest-Style Turkey Hash with Creamy Avocado-Cilantro Sauce (+Bonus Recipe)

My latest recipe: Southwest-Style Turkey Hash With Creamy Avocado-Cilantro Sauce featured in The Washington Post (11/25/14)

Leftovers are given a Southwestern spin in this healthful hash recipe loaded with bell peppers, celery, onions, sweet potatoes, red potatoes and tomatoes. It is perfect for the morning after Thanksgiving and all weekend long. It’s naturally gluten-free and also […]

By |November 25th, 2014|breakfast, dairy-free, entree, gluten-free, lunch|0 Comments

Homemade No-Bake Granola Bars (Take 2): Walnut Raisin Almond Bars (gluten-free, dairy-free, oil/butter-free)

I recently posted a recipe for homemade granola bars with chocolate chips and almond slivers.  They were decadent and delicious.  This recipe below is a slight variation on that one.  Instead of chocolate chips I used golden raisins and instead of almonds I used walnuts.  I also tried flax seeds instead of chia seeds […]

By |September 20th, 2014|breakfast, gluten-free, raw, snack|0 Comments

Baked Berry Pancakes (gluten-free + vegan + oil-free)

Healthy and pancakes don’t usually belong in the same sentence.  Traditional pancakes contain buttermilk, butter and refined grains drowning in a pool of syrup (and sometimes topped with powdered sugar too).  But not all pancakes have to be that way!  I have revolutionized the pancake concept and created the anti-pancake pancake.  This recipe is […]

By |July 6th, 2014|breakfast, gluten-free, vegan|0 Comments