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

Creamy Vanilla Acai Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie bowls are a healthy and easy way to turn a smoothie into a meal.  They are decadent, filling and healthy all at once.  This smoothie bowl is thick and creamy but 100% dairy-free.  It is also vegan, soy-free, nut-free and gluten-free making it something that everyone can enjoy. Making smoothie bowls at home is way

Beets & Greens Detox Smoothie

This is the sweetest and creamiest way to cleanse and hit the reset button after the holiday madness. I love a good refreshing smoothie that doesn't taste like you are downing raw vegetables.  This one contains an entire beet with the greens plus more greens and you would never know it.  This smoothie is my new favorite

Vegan Mexican Hot Chocolate

Sometimes we just need a little hot cocoa to pass the long, cold days of winter. This spicy and luxurious drink will warm you from the inside out on a chilly day.  It is made from scratch using the perfect blend of spices for a spectacular sweet and spicy decadent combo. Made with creamy plant-based

Vegan Chai Latte

Ditch the expensive, store-bought coffee shop chai lattes for this authentic, homemade version that is dairy-free and naturally sweetened with a touch of maple syrup.  It is simple to make and so much better than those sneaky chai tea powder mixes with mystery ingredients and additives.  Using freshly brewed black tea and real spices boosts

Vegan & Gluten-Free Sugar Cut-Out Cookies

We have officially reached the week of Christmukkah!  I'm counting down the hours until it is all about family, food and all the holiday cheer.  One of my favorite activities around the holidays is making sugar cut-out cookies with the kiddos.  I set out to create an easy recipe that would work for everyone in

Vegan Vanilla Frosting

This quick and easy homemade frosting is perfectly spreadable and totally decadent.  Unlike store-bought icing, it has zero artificial colors or flavors and zero high fructose corn syrup.  It is 100% vegan and allergy-friendly too.  I will be using this frosting recipe in an upcoming post for decorating holiday cut-out sugar cookies (vegan and gluten-free of course). This frosting

Spicy Red Lentil Veggie Pasta

This time of year I start craving hearty and satisfying entrees that warm me up.  I love comforting pasta dishes and I love them even more when they are loaded with plant-based protein and vegetables.  This recipe sneaks in so many veggies (carrots, zucchini, red bell pepper, onions, tomatoes and mushrooms) but you barely notice

Healthy Creamy Chocolate Smoothie

This is my favorite vegan chocolate smoothie that I enjoy year-round!  It is rich and creamy and packed with good-for-you smoothie boosters: avocado, hemp seeds, flaxseeds, cacao nibs and chia seeds.  The smoothie contains hints of vanilla and cinnamon which pair beautifully with the intense chocolate flavor.  The decadent chocolate is enhanced by a pinch of

Gingerbread Spiced Poached Pears

Poached pears make an elegant and effortless dessert that are healthy and always impress guests.  You will only need three ingredients.  The best part?  This recipe can be made a couple days in advance.  Dessert really doesn't get any more simple than this. I gently poached the pears in water infused with gingerbread spice tea to

14 Healthy Vegan, Gluten-Free and Allergy-Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes

I literally cannot believe that Thanksgiving is this Thursday.  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays for so many reasons.  I love slowing down, spending time with family and taking a moment to appreciate life and your loved ones. Growing up, I spent all Thanksgiving day with my family cooking together in the kitchen.  We

Moroccan Tomato & Chickpea Soup

Moroccan soup for the soul!  I'm telling you, this soup is the brothiest and spiciest soup that will hug you and at the same time make you sweat out whatever you need to get out of your body.  This past weekend my husband and I were both fighting off colds and this soup was the

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