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

Breakfast Cookies (vegan + gluten-free)

Cookies for breakfast!?  Yes.

I’m always looking for portable snacks that are wholesome and healthful.  These cookies are loaded with oats, almond flour, flaxseed, walnuts, dried fruit and almond butter to make a nutritious on-the-go sweet treat anytime of day.  I usually enjoy them as a mid-morning snack.  But they can also serve as a healthy and […]

By |February 25th, 2015|breakfast, dairy-free, dessert, gluten-free, snack, vegan, vegetarian|0 Comments

Roasted Acorn Squash with Cranberry Pecan Quinoa

I am currently the lucky recipient of a winter Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and this week received a beautiful acorn squash in my batch of local goodies (along with some mushrooms and green onions).  Acorn squash has a mellow flavor and yet meaty and satisfying texture.  It is considered a good source of the antioxidant vitamin C […]

By |February 22nd, 2015|dairy-free, entree, gluten-free, quinoa, 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

Nutty Granola with Hemp Seed & Flaxseed

I’m always looking for a healthy and inspiring way to wake up and kickstart my day.  Solution? Granola without the guilt!  This gluten-free, vegan granola is full of heart-healthy fiber from the oats, hemp seeds and flaxseeds.  It contains heart-healthy fats from the hemp seeds, almonds, almond flour and walnuts.  And it doesn’t contain any artificial […]

By |January 21st, 2015|breakfast, dairy-free, gluten-free, 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

Creamy Quinoa-Veggie Stew

Out with the old, in with the stew!  This unique and healthy stew is sure to help kick off your 2015 on the right foot.

This creamy, vegan stew is perfectly satisfying during this frigid weather.  Loaded with protein-filled quinoa and health-boosting veggies – it is the perfect way to stay healthy while indulging in a comfort-food-like recipe. […]

By |January 6th, 2015|dairy-free, entree, gluten-free, lunch, quinoa, soup, vegan, vegetarian|0 Comments

Crispy Quinoa Cakes with Arugula & Sweet Potatoes

Vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free

These crispy quinoa cakes are packed with arugula, sun-dried tomatoes, sweet potatoes, shallots and sunflower seeds.  Delicious!  My husband says he loves them over salmon cakes.  And they actually stay together very well.

They pair well over an arugula salad with avocado and roasted sweet potatoes and drizzled with tahini […]

By |January 5th, 2015|dairy-free, entree, gluten-free, lunch, quinoa, side dish, vegan, vegetarian|0 Comments

Homemade Almond Cranberry-Chia Granola (gluten-free)

My sweet sister-in-law, Jenny, has always made the best homemade granola.  It is always healthy tasting and has those nice big clusters we all love in granola.  I finally asked her for her recipe and tested it out myself.  It was easier than expected!

So forget overpriced store-bought granola and try this simple recipe which makes […]

By |December 31st, 2014|breakfast, dairy-free, gluten-free, 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