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Beet Hummus

Adding a raw vegetable to hummus is a great way to boost the nutrition of this already healthy dip.  This hummus features beets which add a vibrant pinkish-red color.  Most beet hummus recipes require you to roast the beets in advance.  I simplified things by using a raw beet with the skin on in my high […]

3-Ingredient Fudgy Sunflower Crispies

Rich and decadent chocolate combine with creamy sunflower seed butter and brown rice crisp cereal to create a fudgy and crispy treat.  This quick, easy, no-bake dessert is perfect for a nutritious Valentine’s Day chocolate fix.

These fudgy sunflower crispies are nut-free, soy-free, vegan and gluten-free so everyone can enjoy.  You can feel good knowing each […]

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 […]

Green Lentil Hummus

Sometimes you gotta mix things up.  When you a bored with chickpea-based hummus, try lentils instead.  Lentils add a completely different flavor and richness to the dip.  They are still super creamy when pureed (just like chickpeas).  But they add an earthiness and a peppery note to the dip.  Go for it – variety is […]

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 […]

Almond Butter Cup Smoothie

Who wouldn’t want an almond butter cup smoothie for breakfast?  What if I told you that this smoothie is rich in antioxidants, protein, healthy dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals?  This smoothie makes me feel like I’m a total superfoodie and a kid all at the same time.  It is really a magical chocolate experience.

This smoothie […]

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 […]

Homemade Date Paste

Lately I have been using date paste in my baked goods, smoothies, oatmeal and on toast.  My husband makes fun of the name “date paste” and says I should come up with something better but it is what it is!  This recipe is super easy and requires only two ingredients: dates and hot water.  All […]

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 […]

Black-Eyed Pea Hummus Dip

Ring in the New Year with this easy (and lucky) black-eyed pea hummus dip!  In many cultures, eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day symbolizes good luck and prosperity in the new year.

Everyone can enjoy this healthy appetizer because it is vegan, gluten-free, raw, soy-free, nut-free and sugar-free.  It is packed with healthy fats, fiber, protein, […]