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Vegan Warm Nacho Dip (nut-free)

Warm. Nacho. Dip. Yes!

Score big this Super Bowl (or any day) with this crowd-pleasing (and super healthy) nacho dip.  No one will know it is entirely vegan and filled with one cup of veggies and 1 cup of tahini.  Many vegan cheese dips contain cashews, but this one is nut-free and features tahini as the […]

Beet Me Up Smoothie

Feeling beat up this winter already?  When I need to detox, feel energized and give my body a fresh start I turn to this cleansing smoothie.  It is sweet, refreshing and creamy and doesn’t taste like you are downing raw vegetables.  It is easily the most vibrant smoothie I have ever made.  It’s bright pinkish-red color says […]

Green Protein Tropical Smoothie (vegan, soy-free, nut-free, gluten-free + naturally sweetened)

This smoothie HAS. IT. ALL.

Is it possible for a smoothie to make you feel like you can conquer the day?  Well this one does (for me).  It offers 3 cups of raw greens and more than 10 grams of plant-based protein.  Plus, it provides antioxidants and iron.  In fact, the raw spinach combined with the vitamin […]

One-Pot Tex-Mex Veggie Quinoa Stew with Lime-Cilantro “Cream”

This new year means new opportunity for us all.  Many of us are resolving to live healthier in 2016.  Living healthier can mean different things to different people depending on one’s current state of health.  For me, I want to feel and be my best.  So, in addition to staying active and keeping my stress […]

Carrot Cake Oatmeal (vegan + gf)

I love carrot cake but I’m not a huge fan of complex, multistep baking recipes.  So this easy breakfast solution is the perfect way to have your cake (see what I did there?) and eat it too.  It is like a deconstructed carrot cake… but healthy.

Sneaking in a vegetable in the morning makes me […]

Vegetable Split Pea Soup (vegan)

Thanksgiving is over.  Time to reset before the holidays!  If you overdid it on the pies and dinner rolls, this “meal-in-a-bowl” vegetable soup will get you back on track.  Split pea soup is a fantastic (and inexpensive) option for vegans or anyone trying to live a little healthier as it contains plant-based protein, iron, […]

Vegan & Gluten-Free Sweet Potato, Zucchini & Potato Latkes (Baked)

These vegan and gluten free latkes will make your healthy Hanukkah dreams come true!  Even though they are baked instead of fried, they still get crispy.  I promise.  To keep things light and vegan, skip the sour cream and serve them with creamy hummus or unsweetened apple sauce for a healthful snack any time […]

“Zucchini Bread” Oatmeal

December is officially here!  That means warm and cozy oatmeal bowls over in this household.

I’m always trying to figure out ways to increase my vegetable intake and this recipe is the perfect way to sneak a vegetable into your morning routine.

And who doesn’t love zucchini bread?  This healthy, date-sweetened, vegan and gluten-free oatmeal bowl […]

Thanksgiving Kale Salad with Maple-Lemon Tahini Dressing

Have you ever been asked to bring salad to dinner but want to do more than just lettuce, carrots, tomato and balsamic dressing?  This is the salad to end all salads and wow your friends and family.

It is really more than a salad.  Satisfying?  Yes.  Layers of texture? Yes.  Colorful, sweet, flavorful and festive?  Oh, […]

Easy Vegetarian Chili with Avocado-Cilantro “Sour Cream”

 

 
With football season in full swing and chilly weather back again, it is time for warming one-pot meals like this nose-opening chili recipe!  This vegetarian chili is simple, fun and super flavorful.  It is not too spicy (but definitely not bland).  It is full of fiber and protein from the white beans and loaded with colorful […]