Healthy After-School Snack Board (Vegan + Gluten-Free + Refined Sugar-Free)

After-school hunger is real!  Be prepared to feed your crew with this easy and nutritious snack board.  You can scale the board to your kiddos' appetite and preferences.  The idea is to make healthy choices readily available and more appealing aesthetically.  This snack board allows for a wide-variety of nutrients all from plants!   I'm in

Easy Almond Flour Crackers (vegan + grain-free + gluten-free + refined sugar-free)

I have been obsessed with Simple Mills Almond Flour Sea Salt crackers for over a year now.  I love how they taste and I love their clean ingredient list even more.  But, they are so pricey!  Right!?  I had to figure out a way to create my very own version so I could have them

Red, White and Blue Fruit Salad

This super patriotic and festive fruit salad is perfect for upcoming July 4th parties.  It is loaded with juicy watermelon, tart cherries, sweet strawberries, plump blueberries and slightly crunchy jicama stars!  I dressed it with a lime, mint and maple syrup sauce that takes it over the top in terms of deliciousness.  The sauce reminds

Crispy Socca with Avocado Mash

I'm completely in love with this simple, plant-powered, grain-free recipe.  I make it as a before-dinner nosh all the time.  The super crispy thin and slightly nutty warm socca pairs perfectly with the creamy, cool avocado mash.  It is loaded with protein and fiber from the chickpea flour and then topped with healthy fat and

10 Tips for Actually Crispy Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries

I have been making homemade baked sweet potato fries for a long time.  I love controlling the seasonings and knowing that they are baked instead of deep fried.  But, no one wants soggy fries.  Not appealing at all.  Over the years I have discovered some tips and tricks to help achieve the crispiest oven-baked sweet

St. Patrick’s Day Snack Board

This no-fuss, super green and festive snack board is a fun way to fill up with all the good stuff on St. Patrick's Day.  This snack board proves green food can be enjoyable!  It is both adult and kid-friendly.  Below I provide exactly how I made the board plus alternate green food ideas.   If you

How to Build a Chocolate Dessert Board (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

This chocolate dessert board is the answer to all your entertaining needs.  It doesn't require any cooking, which is a relief this busy holiday season.  The beauty of a dessert board is it is both an impressive work of art and a short-cut all at once.  It is a great way to use up nuts,

Spiralized Sweet Potato Latkes (Vegan + Gluten-Free + Nut-Free)

This is my gluten-free, egg-free and healthier take on the traditional deep fried potato pancake recipe.  Here, I'm using sweet potatoes, one of my favorite powerhouse vegetables which offers immune boosting antioxidants, potassium and fiber while still being low in calories.  So let's turn these babies into latkes for this Hanukkah season! This recipe is so quick, simple

Dijon Chickpea Fritters (vegan + gluten-free + nut-free)

These crispy little fritters make a fun holiday appetizer or can easily be turned into a main course for a busy weeknight meal.  They are great to make ahead of time if you are doing your Sunday meal prep or readying for a holiday gathering and don't want to be cooking last minute.  You can form the patties in

Holiday Appetizer: Hot Pepper Socca Flatbread (Nacho-Style)

Thank you Rio Luna Organic Peppers for sponsoring this post. Rio Luna Organic Peppers are certified organic, non-GMO, fat free, cholesterol free, low calorie and Kosher. For flavorful and spicy recipe ideas follow Rio Luna on Facebook and Instagram. This epic holiday or game-day flatbread is gluten-free and entirely plant-based.  It is sort of like an open-faced

Strawberry Salsa with Avocado

Strawberries are finally back in season and one of my favorite ways to utilize them is in this strawberry salsa recipe.  Once you make salsa with strawberries instead of tomatoes you may never go back.  I added avocado because it pairs so incredibly well with this appetizer and makes it more nutritious and filling.  I

Simplified Israeli-Style Hummus

Today I'm sharing my secrets for easy, authentic Mediterranean-style hummus.  With just a couple easy hacks you will have next-level, silky smooth hummus that is wonderfully rich.  This is the stuff hummus dreams are made of.  Grab a can of chickpeas (yes, you can achieve Israeli-style hummus with a can) and your favorite hummus vehicle

Mini Peppers Stuffed with Roasted Sweet Pepper Hummus

I'm a huge fan of easy-to-pull-together nutritious finger-food.  These Mini Peppers Stuffed with Roasted Sweet Pepper Hummus are delicious bite-sized poppable party appetizers.  They are also vegan, gluten-free, nut-free and contain no refined sugar. With the Super Bowl right around the corner, I thought this recipe would provide some inspiration for a fun, colorful plant-based appetizer to