Mediterranean Vegetable Pasta Toss

This is a Mediterranean-style pasta dish that packs in plenty of vegetables.  I used Tinkyada rice spaghetti and then throw in some spiralized zoodles (zucchini noodles) to boost the veggie content even more! While the noodles cook, saute green beans, cherry tomatoes and Kalamata olives in olive oil with a generous squeeze of fresh lemon. …

Vegan Sweet Potato Scones with Maple Drizzle

These delicious treats are something special to look forward to with a hot cup of tea.  Free of refined sugars and also gluten and dairy-free, they can be a guiltless indulgence.  The maple glaze is also free of refined sugars, but delivers a complementary sweetness to the spicy scones that, in my mind, takes this…

Roasted Apple and Brussels Bowl

I love roasted vegetables, and one of my new favorites is Brussels sprouts, especially when served alongside sweet roasted apples.  Simply tossed with olive oil and a touch of maple syrup, then served over a bed of cooked grains, makes for a satisfying meal. I love how easy grain bowls are, topped with your choice…

Vegan Chocolate Cake – Dairy Free, Gluten-free, Refined Sugar-free

A beautiful, decadent, over-the top dark and fudgey cake without dairy, eggs, butter, sugar?!  It seems impossible but this the the closest thing to a guilt-free cake I’ve come across.  It’s based on a recipe by Megan Gilmore of Detoxinista – I highly recommend her recipes! The cake is sweetened with coconut sugar and fattened…

Samosa Pancake

Based on those delicious potato and pea stuffed pastries that you find in Indian restaurants.  This protein and veggie packed pancake makes a great lunch or hearty snack.  I’ve eaten them for dinner, too. Basically – I’m not going to lie – fried in olive oil which it not only absolutely delicious but also one…

How to Heal Your Gut

Our health originates in our gut.  The microbes that reside in our digestive system are responsible for manufacturing essential nutrients, protecting us from disease and producing chemicals that communicate with the rest of our body.  In fact, there are more bacterial cells in your body that human cells! All human being’s have roughly the same…

Grain-free Spice Snack Muffins

Here’s a healthy muffin recipe that suits both Paleo and Vegan diets, won’t spike your blood sugar and delivers a nice dose of antioxidants.  Cold weather gets me baking, and yearning for warm goodies from the oven.  In order to balance out my desire for increased carbohydrates, I keep these grain-free, high in healthy fats…

The Simple Seed for Women and Inflammation

Here’s a humble food that can make a significant impact in your health.  This tiny seed packs a lot of important nutrition into a small package. These seeds are especially good for women’s health issues and any inflammatory conditions.  Eating them is one of those small habits that you can incorporate daily to make a…

Vegan Chocolate Waffles – gluten-free

Yes, this is a treat!  A more healthy, yet every bit as decadent, cacao waffle made without refined sugar, dairy, eggs or butter.  And it even has a decent hit of protein in it! Start with garbanzo bean flour, which is totally masked by the cacao in this recipe.  It adds a nice dense texture…

Apple Breakfast Cereal

This recipe is so simple, but also so delicious.  The title says “breakfast  cereal” but I eat this quite often after dinner as a dessert.  It’s like eating apple pie filling, minus the sugar but with all the benefits of apples and spices. Apples are full of flavonoids, a type of phytochemical that may inhibit…