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Dijon-Agave Apple Cider Vinaigrette

This is my go-to dressing that I put on EVERYTHING (salads, quinoa… you name it!)

It is…
and, of course, healthy

I make a big batch every couple days and use throughout the week.  Enjoy!
Apple Cider Dijon-Agave Dressing   Print Prep time 5 mins Total […]

Berry Chia Jam (no cook)

Homemade Jam! 4 ingredients, no cooking needed, loads of nutrient-rich chia seeds.  Bam!

Why buy your jam in the store when you can control the sweetness and ingredients at home?  You really can’t find a recipe more simple than this.  All it requires is a blender and a jar.  It literally takes 2 minutes to […]

Peach Salsa

We are deep into summer and I’m dreaming about sweet and juicy peaches – the ultimate summer fruit.  They really are nature’s candy.  Nothing against tomatoes at all, but lately peaches have stolen my taste buds… Salsas are easy to make and definitely kid-friendly.  I made this recipe with my 2 year old daughter, […]

No-Mayo Salmon Salad

Lunchtime routine in a rut?  Bored of turkey sandwiches and tuna fish?  Try this easy salmon salad that makes for a quick, light and healthy lunch full of protein and heart-healthy omega-3s.
The apple provides a subtle tartness and sweetness to the salad.  The capers and fresh herbs add depth of flavor throughout.  And the celery and […]

Healthy, Soft-Baked Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies (gluten-free + vegan)

When it comes to cookies, it doesn’t get much better than an old-fashioned, soft-baked oatmeal raisin cookie!  And this recipe is actually healthy.  I sometimes eat these cookies for a quick breakfast on the go since they are mostly heart-healthy oats and almond butter.  They are oil-free and butter-free and lightly sweetened by apple […]

Strawberry Guacamole

June is officially here!  Which means it is the start of strawberry season when you can enjoy this amazing fruit at the peak of flavor!

And since guacamole is always in season in our household I thought why not combine the two!?  This recipe is easy, take your typical guacamole recipe, subtract the tomatoes and […]

Vegan and Gluten-Free Brownies

It is so hard find a good vegan and gluten-free brownie recipe out there.  So when I stumbled upon this recipe and it turned out well I was elated!  These brownies are incredibly moist and chocolate-y. They are my absolute favorite vegan/gluten-free brownies to date.  No one will ever guess these are vegan and gluten-free!

Vegan and […]

By |May 27th, 2015|dairy-free, dessert, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian|0 Comments

Sesame Lime-Agave Shrimp Skewers

Shrimp skewers are the perfect way to liven up your BBQ and go beyond the typical burger.  These babies are bursting with flavor.

This simple recipe features a bold marinade that gets its flavor from fresh lime, garlic, sesame seeds and sesame oil. A touch of sweetness from a bit of agave helps balance out the other […]

By |May 22nd, 2015|dairy-free, entree, gluten-free, seafood|0 Comments

Healthy Blueberry Crisp (vegan + gluten free)

Allergy Info: soy-free, gluten-free, egg-free, corn-free, dairy-free, coconut-free

They say crisps are the lazy man’s pie… I say they are easily delicious and simply practical.  Who has time to bake a pie from scratch anyways?  You don’t have to be the “baking-type” to master this one.  My 2-year old daughter made this one with me, and she […]

By |May 19th, 2015|dairy-free, dessert, gluten-free, vegan|0 Comments

Spiralized Green Apple and Purple Cabbage Slaw with Nuts

Fruit, veggie and vegan protein all in one tasty dish!

I can’t believe grill season is already here!  This warmer weather could not have come soon enough after such a long and dreadful winter.  I’m so excited to experiment with fresh recipes for this grilling season.  First up is this super healthy slaw recipe which […]