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

Almond Butter Bonbons (vegan + gluten-free)

This vegan version of bonbons is not only healthy but happens to be gluten-free and full of protein.  You can have fun with this no-bake recipe and experiment with different nut butters like peanut butter or cashew butter (or even sunflower seed butter for those who have a nut allergy).

If you do use almond […]

By |January 1st, 2014|dairy-free, dessert, gluten-free, vegan|0 Comments

Easy Chocolate Avocado Pudding

This is a raw, vegan, gluten-free alternative to chocolate pudding. The avocado has no taste but adds a creamy texture.  Super easy and quick to make when you have an urgent chocolate craving but want to keep it healthy (and avoid the whole milk, eggs, butter). The result is rich, thick, decadent and sweet!

Health Benefits of […]

By |August 3rd, 2013|dairy-free, dessert, gluten-free, raw, vegan|0 Comments

Chocolate Nut-Granola Bark

Heart healthy nuts, oats and dark chocolate all combine to make this addictive and super simple dessert!

Vegan, gluten-free

Ingredients

½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
¼ cup almonds (I use Trader Joe’s roasted, half-salted)
1/4 cup raw almond slivers
¼ cup pistachios (salted or unsalted variety)
¼ cup cashew pieces
¼ cup granola + 2 tbsp granola for sprinkling on top

Preparation

Put chocolate in […]

By |March 11th, 2013|dessert|0 Comments

Tropical Green Smoothie

Raw, green smoothies are great for absorbing key ingredients from plant foods such as iron and calcium which are not highly absorbed by the body when the greens are cooked.  For example, spinach contains a chemical called oxalic acid, which binds with iron and calcium and reduces the absorption of these important minerals.  According […]

By |January 21st, 2013|smoothie|0 Comments

No-Bake, Chia-Sunflower Seed Energy Bites

This is the perfect healthy snack!

These energy bites feature the amazing chia seed which offers more heart-healthy omega-3s than flax seeds.  Plus, chia seeds contain calcium, magnesium, iron, protein and antioxidants.

The energy bites are also loaded with sunflower seed butter – high in the antioxidant vitamin E which may lower the risk of certain […]

By |January 21st, 2013|snack|0 Comments