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

Cauliflower Tabbouleh

This is a raw and gluten-free spin on classic tabbouleh.   In addition to cauliflower, it is loaded with tomatoes and an assortment of green veggies including kale, green pepper and cucumber.  Its refreshing flavor comes from the fresh mint, fresh parsley, lemon juice, olive oil and salt/pepper.  This dish is great for picnics, lunches, […]

By |March 9th, 2015|dairy-free, gluten-free, raw, salad, side dish, vegan, vegetable, vegetarian|0 Comments

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

But how!?  The answer is…avocado!

Avocado??  Yes.  I was skeptical at the thought of avocado and chocolate together in one dish.  While I love both independently, I wasn’t sure how they would jive together.  I can honestly say (and my husband wholeheartedly agrees) this mousse is so silky, creamy and velvety… it is hard to believe there […]

By |January 27th, 2015|dairy-free, dessert, gluten-free, raw, vegan, vegetarian|0 Comments

Trail-Mix Chocolate Bark

A Crispy Dark Chocolate Bark with Apricots, Cashews, Walnuts & Cranberries

gluten-free, vegan, soy-free, no added sugar

Dessert doesn’t have to be difficult to make or unhealthy.  This is an extremely easy, no-bake recipe that boasts protein, fiber, healthy fats, whole grains and dried fruit.

This recipe is really the ultimate decadent (and yet healthy) chocolate dessert. […]

By |January 12th, 2015|dairy-free, dessert, gluten-free, raw, vegan|0 Comments

Mayo-Free Coleslaw featured in Soom Tahini’s Best of 2014 Cookbook

My mayo-free coleslaw was recently featured in a fantastic (and free) online cookbook.  You can access the full cookbook here.  Flip through to page 20 to find my recipe for Mayo-Free Coleslaw and enjoy!

By |December 22nd, 2014|gluten-free, lunch, raw, salad, side dish, vegetable, vegetarian|0 Comments

White Bean Hummus Dip

Great northern white beans are the creamiest beans around and a great alternative to chickpeas when making hummus.  Both types of beans are a wonderful source of plant based protein (over 14 grams in one cup of the white beans). One cup of white beans also contains over 12 grams of fiber (which is […]

By |November 3rd, 2014|appetizer, dairy-free, gluten-free, raw, snack, vegan, vegetarian|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

Classic Homemade Hummus

Happy Labor Day! As everyone gears up for BBQs today, bring along (or serve) this healthy and crowd pleasing appetizer. Serve with these festive and patriotic Terra chips: Stripes and Blues Sea Salt Chips which include striped beets, sweet potatoes and blue potatoes, which create the patriotic red, white and blue mix.

This hummus is […]

By |September 1st, 2014|appetizer, dairy-free, gluten-free, raw, snack, vegan, vegetarian|0 Comments

Rustic Tomato-Avocado Salad

 

Bored of lettuce-based salads? This simple “salad” features chunks of vine-ripe tomatoes , avocado and red bell pepper.  It is freshly seasoned with extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, green onions, garlic, black pepper and onion salt.  It makes for an easy to prepare, low-calorie and refreshing side to go with any summer BBQ.

Tomatoes […]

By |June 27th, 2014|raw, salad, side dish, vegetable|0 Comments