Pesto Quinoa Pizza

This may qualify as a flatbread more than a pizza, but I enjoy it as a pizza since that’s something I don’t indulge in very often.  This recipe is gluten-free, and unusual in that it used whole, uncooked quinoa grains as the base for the crust.  The grains are soaked overnight instead, keeping all nutrients…

Caring for your Immune System

In light of recent news that seems to be flooding our devices and inboxes, I feel called to write about how incredible our immune systems are, how many built-in defenses we have evolved, and what we can do to further support ourselves during times of stress and viral infection. First off, know that you are…

Samoa Smoothie Bowl

Coconut…chocolate…caramel!  Those cookies that can create such a cravings, yet are full of restricted ingredients for many people.  Can a smoothie this decadent possibly be good for you?  Yes! Unsweetened shredded coconut and coconut milk are full of healthy saturated fats.  The caramel-like sweetness of dates merges with deep chocolate protein powder to create that…

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Crunch Smoothie

Maybe the name is a bit much but this smoothie bowl really does have it all!  It will totally satisfy any cravings you have for peanut butter cup ice cream – but it’s incredibly healthy with no dairy, no refined sugar, no gluten!  It also contains a good dose of plant-based proteins, healthy fats, and…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bowl

Yes, a decadent chocolate chip cookie bowl that counts as a wholesome breakfast!  (Or snack, or dessert, or lunch!) There are so many great ingredients secretly tucked into this creamy smoothie bowl.  It also delivers plant-based protein  and healthy fat. The cookie-like smoothie base is sweetened with pears and dates, and gets a malty flavor…

Strawberry and Vanilla Chia Pudding

Chia pudding is that weird vegan alternative that I used to loathe the texture of.  It was slimy and eye-bally.  I really had to start experimenting with flavors and ratios of chia seeds to liquid in order to find something that I not only want to eat, but actually crave. This combination of creamy vanilla…

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…