Aztec Warrior Breakfast

Quinoa, an amazing protein-rich grain joins with energy-boosting maca and antioxidant rich berries for a wholesome, warming breakfast! I highly recommend using the I Heart Keenwah brand of quinoa flakes because it is deliciously toasted, with no traces of “grassiness” or bitterness. It also has 5 grams of protein per serving and cooks in no…

Flax and Millet Hot Cereal with Orange Prune Compote

This is a great breakfast on a cold winter’s day.  Creamy banana-scented porridge topped with a bright, citrus-sweet prune compote.  Whole grains, fruit-sweetened and delivering a dose of healthy fat in the morning, this breakfast is gluten-free, dairy-free and fills you up! Start with a cereal mixture of ground millet, flaxseed meal and sliced bananas. …

Sugar-Free Buckwheat Granola

This is a fantastic, unsweetened granola that features buckwheat, a gluten-free pseudo-grain that is actually not related to wheat at all.  It has highly digestible protein, an array of minerals and helps to stabilize blood sugar.  Combined with the magnesium, vitamin E and protein of almonds and sunflower seeds, bound together with coconut oil and…

The All-Green Challenge

I started drinking green smoothies first thing in the morning a few years ago.  It feels great to do something so healthy to start out – so healthy feeling in fact, that I can eat nothing but M&Ms for the rest of my day and still come out on top.  I still have a pretty…

The Best Salad Dressing Ever

Saying something is the best ever is not to be taken lightly.  This is seriously amazing salad dressing and it is sugar free, gluten-free, dairy-free and nutrient packed! When I’m invited to a gathering, my friends will ask me to make “the salad” but it’s not really the salad that is so great.  It’s “the…

Whole Food Real Pecan Pie -Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!  Here is a beautiful, whole food, refined sugar free, raw pecan pie.  I made it in an 8″ cake pan this year.  Fancy, I know…   Made with raw pecans, whole dates, organic raisins, and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.  It is full of flavor and nutrients!   Great with a scoop of…

Learn to Love Vegetables

Easy and sooo good roasted cauliflower and roasted beets. The cauliflower: Find a nice one, chop it up. I like to cut them into mini-steaks Throw it down on a pan.  Pour a generous amount of olive oil over.  Sprinkle with garlic powder, paprika and salt. The roast it at 400 until tender and caramelized. …

Incredible Black Rice Salad

This is one of my favorite things to eat for lunch.  Black rice has more antioxidants that blueberries and contains iron, minerals and fiber.  I like to soak the rice the day before, then cook and it cool it in the refrigerator so that it becomes a resistant starch, a starch that feeds and nourishes…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Smoothie

This is one of my two favorite smoothies.  The other is a mocha made with cacao.  This great drink is low in sugar, contains some antioxidant-rich ingredients and is plant-based.  It’s also a terrific way to use up pears that have become too soft to eat.  And it really does taste a lot like drinking…

So…Is Vegan the Way to Go?

I don’t think so.  Here is why: I do believe that a vegan diet can be very balancing and cleansing for the body.  Mainly because when you eliminate animal products, you are reducing your exposure to antibiotics, hormones and various chemicals.  Also, the adrenaline that is often present in animal foods. However, long-term, meaning over…