The Smouldering Fire Within

A silent, smouldering fire within.  Chronic inflammation can cause a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms and really affect your health.  Excess inflammation in the body can cause weight gain, low energy, mental fog, digestive issues, depression, sleep issues, anxiety and pain in the joints and tissues of the body.  When chronic inflammation goes on for…

Peanut Butter Cacao Coffee

Let me start by explaining that I am not a daily coffee drinker, so for me, coffee is a special treat kind of drink.  Which means flavorful, creamy and sweet.  Except that I try to avoid dairy and actual sugar. Most alternative milks just don’t cut it when I pour them into coffee.  But nut…

Killer Good Avocado Seasoning

Do you enjoy eating raw avocados?  I was never a huge fan.  The creamy texture is great – especially if the fruit (yes, it’s a fruit) is cold from the fridge.  But they have a plain flavor, to me.  They need lemon.  Or salsa.  Or a taco.  Or…this killer good seasoning! Avocados are such a…

Warm Potato, Green Bean and Shallot Salad

  Plant-based means…eating plants!  For me that means actual plants, like starchy potatoes, crisp green beans and sweet shallots.  Eating plant-based means that your dietary base is composed of plants, and then quality proteins, healthy fats and whole grains can be woven in.  It’s all about balance and flexibility. Sometimes a cold salad doesn’t really…

Ginger Cake Smoothie

The title is the only way to describe this smoothie.  Yes, it’s green but the spinach flavor in it is undetectable.  Close your eyes and it is spicy, vanilla-scented ginger cake. The mulberries give it the vanilla, cake-like flavor.  It is totally worth sourcing these little gems.  I bought them in a 2 lb bag…

Sweet Potato Fries

Sometimes the best foods are simple.  This recipe is of of those and I eat these all the time!  Just three ingredients – sweet potatoes, olive oil, sea salt – and a little patience while they cook. I like to cut the sweet potatoes into half moons, and very thin.  I used three different colors…

The Sad Truth About Sugar

It is so sweet.  Is anything as rewarding as the taste of sweetness?  Think of birthday cakes piled high with icing and candles, ice cream cones and sodas celebrating a win after a sports game, the treats handed out at every holiday. Sugar can be a substitute for the self-love we often deny ourselves.  Sweetness…

Roasted Vegetable Tacos

Colorful, flavorful tacos packed with veggies.  Roasting the vegetables brings great depth of flavor and a hint of sweetness.  Combined with zesty lime and spicy chipotle, these tacos are delicious. filling and satisfying! I start with a couple of zucchini, a sweet potato, an onion and a few handfuls of cherry tomatoes. Pour that rainbow…

Lemony Quinoa Chickpea Salad

This delightful salad is a protein powerhouse and a perfect lunch.  Incorporating all parts of the lemon, it delivers bioflavonoids to boost your immune system and a sunny flavor to welcome in the Spring. Soaking the quinoa overnight is not hard, it just takes a moment to plan ahead.  Soaking helps to remove saponins, the…

Parsley Pineapple and Peach Smoothie

Another green one – but with a surprising green twist – not kale or spinach but parsley!   You need to try adding more parsley to your diet – and not just as a garnish sprinkled occasionally over a mound of lasagna.  Parsley tastes fresh, green and exciting when combined with the right fruits in a…