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Creamy Broccoli & Zucchini Pasta Salad (vegan + gluten-free)

Cold pasta dishes are perfect for summertime al fresco dining.  This one is super creamy but mayo-free, dairy-free and nut-free.  I used tahini as the base for a slightly sweet and garlicky dressing.  Fresh basil and spring onions make this dish really pop in terms of flavor.  It is loaded with fresh veggies: broccoli, zucchini and [...]

Southwestern Jicama Slaw with Lime-Agave Creamy Tahini Dressing

Summertime means warm weather, fresh produce, potlucks with friends and family and of course outside dining.  This mayo-free slaw is perfect for enjoying poolside or at an outdoor BBQ or picnic.  It features jicama, a vegetable that is crisp, crunchy and basically flavorless... until you add amazing Southwestern flavors.  Think fresh lime juice, cilantro, cumin, garlic [...]

Classic Chickpea Hummus

It dawned on me recently that although I have a TON of hummus recipes on the blog (salty fig hummus, white bean hummus, black-eyed pea hummus, beet hummus, green lentil hummus), I haven't captured my go-to, classic hummus recipe that I make every couple of days.  This recipe is simple and can be served as a [...]

Vanilla Bean Matcha Popsicles

Adults can have fun too this summer with these creamy green tea pops!  These refreshing and "zenergizing" popsicles are the perfect hot weather treat. They are incredibly creamy from the avocado and full of antioxidants from the matcha powder.  I added in loads of vanilla bean flavor to balance out the matcha flavor (which can sometimes [...]

Gluten-Free & Vegan Healthy Pancakes

I’m all about that mile high pancake stack!  Finally after much recipe experimentation I have landed on the perfect (and simple) pancake recipe that is light and fluffy.  This recipe would be perfect for this upcoming long weekend or any weekend breakfast or brunch.  The best part about this recipe is it will most definitely work [...]

Creamy Chocolate Fudgesicles (vegan + gluten-free + nut-free)

Summer is ALMOST here and thankfully this beautiful week has given me a glimpse into how amazing this summer is going to be with my family.  This whole week has been 80s and sunny.  So, we set up our rooftop pool and have been spending our evenings dining al fresco poolside.  Er, babypool-side that is. [...]

Baked Broccoli and Quinoa Falafel

I love incorporating vegetables into dishes in unexpected ways.  Broccoli really doesn't have any flavor and lends a perfect texture to these light and crispy falafel bites.  I also snuck in some quinoa too for good measure.  Why?  Because everything is better with quinoa.  Am I right?  Adding 3 cups of broccoli and 1 cup of [...]

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 [...]

Carrot Quinoa Protein Muffins (vegan + gluten-free + nut-free)

Grab-and-go healthy breakfast solutions are a necessity for me these days.  Mornings are so busy whether during the week or on weekends.  It just makes life so much easier to have nutritious breakfast options to-go.  These muffins are kid-friendly, portable and full of healthful ingredients including carrots, quinoa, flaxseed, oats, hemp seeds and applesauce.  They are loaded with plant-based protein [...]

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 [...]

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