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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

Bunless Sloppy Joes

Ground meat can be boring and I’m always looking for easy ways to liven up the flavor and wow my family (without having to slave in the kitchen).  This recipe does the trick while staying light and healthy.

It is an easy one-pot meal with ingredients you will likely have on hand.  It is super […]

By |March 16th, 2015|dairy-free, entree, gluten-free, lunch|0 Comments

Moist & Chewy Oatmeal Almond Butter Cookies (vegan + gluten free)

I’m always looking for the next best healthy cookie recipe.  This is my new favorite and it is so easy my toddler makes this one with me.  It contains only six ingredients.  I’ve been making them about every other day.

This is definitely one of my more decadent cookie recipes.  It is loaded with creamy […]

By |March 11th, 2015|dairy-free, dessert, gluten-free, 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

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