Easy Pecan Granola

Lately I have been topping everything with this simple homemade granola: smoothie bowls, yogurt parfaits, chia seed pudding and oatmeal.  It adds a bit of crunch, nuttiness and sweetness and just seems to make everything that much better.  I even enjoy it plain or as a "cereal" with plant milk. This recipe only requires four

Easy Homemade Cashew Milk (Refined Sugar-Free)

Homemade cashew milk is one of my favorite plant milks.  It is incredibly creamy, refreshing and has a mild flavor.  This version is naturally sweetened with dates (or you can use maple syrup).  The recipe could not be easier.  Simply blend together the ingredients until smooth and creamy.  No straining or fancy equipment is needed. I use cashew milk in

Garlic & Chive Roasted Vegetables

Roasting is my favorite way to enjoy vegetables.  It brings out the best of their natural flavors and is so easy.  This recipe is a great way to get in all the colors of the rainbow.  It makes the perfect side dish for any occasion.  I recently made it for a large family dinner and

No-Fruit Smoothie (aka Purple Sweet Potato Smoothie)

This smoothie tastes like a thick and creamy (purple) milkshake.  It is naturally sweetened with dates and purple sweet potato and flavored with sweet cinnamon and vanilla.  It basically tastes like dessert. Smoothies are typically known for helping to sneak in fruits into your diet.  But, more and more people are using smoothies to sneak in

Chocolate-Covered Cherry Acai Smoothie Bowl

The chocolate-cherry combination has always been a winning one in my book so I figured why not put it in smoothie bowl form?  Smoothie bowls are a fun and beautiful way to cram in loads of nutrients into one filling breakfast.  I love to decorate mine with toppings that provide different textures.  Anything crunchy is great

Berry-Cherry Quinoa Salad with Candied Walnuts and Balsamic-Shallot Vinaigrette

This savory-sweet salad is perfect for summertime.  It is a healthy, satisfying, plant-based meal that can be served as an entree for two or divided four ways as a side salad.  The tart and juicy berries and cherries pair wonderfully with the sweet and salty toasted walnuts and creamy avocado.  And the tangy balsamic dressing

Vegan & Gluten-Free Blueberry Cobbler

Cobblers are much easier to make than pie so they are perfect for lazy summer days when you happen to have way too many of one kind of fruit on hand.  For me, it was blueberries. I have been getting so many fresh blueberries at the farmer's market lately and needed to use some up. I landed

Blueberry Veggie Smoothie

Sneaking vegetables into smoothies so you cannot taste them is my new favorite healthy food hack.  It sort of feels like I'm cheating at life.  Having something that tastes so sweet and decadent but is secretly full of loads of veggies seems so deceiving.  But, I'm very pregnant and the majority of this pregnancy I have

Vegan Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

This light and refreshing quinoa salad is full of flavor and incredibly satisfying.  It is bursting with fresh clean ingredients and makes the perfect plant-based meal or side dish for picnics or outdoor gatherings.  You can add chickpeas or avocado for a more filling meal. I find the textures and flavors to be completely addictive.

Raw, Vegan Chocolate Filled Snack Bars (gluten-free and nut-free)

Summer desserts must be frozen.  I just can't with the oven (although I admittedly occasionally make exceptions for summer berry and peach crisps).  But, for the most part, I love to whip up easy, freezer-friendly desserts and keep the oven off as much as possible from June-August. These raw, no-bake snack bars are the perfect

Vegan Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Summertime is all about cold pasta salads loaded with veggies and drenched in amazing homemade vinaigrettes and sauces.  A cold pasta salad is the perfect outdoor dining side dish and great for large group entertaining.  I'm always trying out new dressings and veggie combos to mix things up.  This classic Mediterranean pasta salad recipe is really

Dark Chocolate Chunk Almond Flour Cookies with Flaked Sea Salt

These wholesome cookies are just too good to be true.  First of all, they taste incredible.  They are soft, chewy, moist and decadent.  The chunks of melted dark chocolate combined with the flaked sea salt against the buttery-tasting almond flour are cookie perfection.  The sweet and salty combination is so gourmet and yet basic at the

Protein-Packed Avocado Toast

Avocado toast is one of my favorite health trends and I'm so happy it is still going strong (at least it is for me).  I adopted the routine early on as my mid-morning "can't make it to lunch" snack.  Or, sometimes as my actual lunch.  I love to bulk my avocado toast up with veggies

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