Perfectly Crisp Sriracha Kale Chips

Kale chips have always been really scary to me.  It seems like a lot of effort and something that can easily be screwed up.  So like any good challenge I wanted to tackle this head on.  I went ahead and researched a lot of kale chip recipes and tried them out myself.  For those of

No-Bake Fudgy Quinoa-Chia Bites

Sometimes I need a chocolate fix and usually those times correspond with when I'm feeling lazy ;)  Well good news!  This recipe is perfect for that moment!  A simple, no-bake and speedy dessert recipe that is full of healthful quinoa and chia seeds.  These adorable and delectable chocolate bites are bound together with sunflower seed

The Ultimate Vegan and Nut-Free Kale Caesar Salad

If there is one salad in need of a healthy recipe makeover, it is the classic Caesar salad. Loaded with raw egg, creamy dressing and a mound of Parmesan cheese, it can pack in a surprising amount of saturated fat, sodium and overall calories. And so, I set out to create a creamy, delicious, healthy,

Creamy Golden Pineapple Vanilla Smoothie

This smoothie makes me feel like I'm on vacation.  Sweet and tropical frozen pineapple chunks are blended into a thick, creamy, refreshing and luxurious smoothie that is 100% raw, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and refined-sugar free (with a nut-free option). As everyone in my life knows, I have smoothies daily.  Smoothies are an easy way to

Strawberry Salsa

With strawberry season in full swing and Cinco de Mayo coming up this week this recipe really created itself.  For those of you who sort of cringe at the thought of raw tomatoes, then this is the recipe for you.  And even if you love traditional salsa, this is a fun (and sweet) twist that will

Easy Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Agave-Mustard Dipping Sauce

Everyone has a weakness and mine is sweet potato fries.  Always has been!  I could eat a pound of them and still want more.  They are so sweet and spicy and my favorite part is drenching them in honey mustard dipping sauce.  Major YUM factor. And as I inhale them I always tell myself how healthy

Chocolate Chip Almond Flour Cookies

...that just happened to be gluten-free AND vegan (horray!) Guys, I'm so incredibly excited to share this cookie recipe with you.  Using just almond flour as the base I have created the perfect and most decadent gluten-free and vegan cookie recipe.  Slightly crispy on the outside and oh-so soft and chewy on the inside.  They don't

Asparagus & Pea Soup with Parsley & Spinach

This super green soup has been on daily (yes, daily) rotation in my household since the start of spring.  With allergy season in full swing we have all had sore throats and this soothing and savory soup just hits the spot.  It is flavored simply with shallot, garlic and black pepper.  It packs in so

Creamy Lemon Dill White Bean Dip

  In the spring I can never get enough fresh dill.  The taste of fresh dill actually transforms me into spring-mode.  I eat this amazing aromatic and all of a sudden want to plant a garden, take my kids to the park and clean out my closet (all at once).  In addition to

Healthy Strawberry “Milkshake”

I'm always pleased when a recipe comes together quickly and easily with just five simple (and healthy) ingredients.  And this one really tastes like the real thing but without the dairy and refined sugar.  This vegan spin on a strawberry milkshake is not only thick and creamy but is bursting with sweet strawberry flavor with a

Chia Pudding & Raspberry Chia Jam Parfait

Oh the layers of deliciousness!  Sweet and tangy raspberry chia jam topped with creamy chia seed pudding topped with fresh blueberries.  And the best part?  No cooking required!  This nutrition-packed breakfast parfait makes breakfast feel enjoyable again.  This parfait is completely raw, dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free and soy-free and trumps a ho-hum bowl of

Healthy Matcha Frappuccino

Did you know a Matcha Frappucinno at Starbucks is over 400 calories and 65 grams of sugar!?  While matcha itself is super healthy, these blended sugary and high calorie beverages are not so much.  Here, I lighten-up and veganify (is that a word?) the popular matcha drink. I have been trying to like matcha for so

Green Aid

Talk about a reset drink: Green-Aid to the rescue!  When I need to start fresh, I go for this five-ingredient, easy to make drink.  It reboots my systems and literally makes me feel like I'm glowing from the inside out.  It more than quenches my thirst and provides loads of beneficial nutrients.  I find cucumbers and parsley help

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