Grain-free, Vegan, Paleo Pancakes

Made with almond flour, these pancakes deliver more protein that the usual grain-based breakfast treat.  Tapioca starch bind the almond flour, keeping the pancakes from crumbling.  They need to cook for a bit longer, and the result is pleasantly crispy with delicious depth of flavor. Sweetened with applesauce, vanilla and a touch of maple syrup,…

Strawberry Macadamia Bowl

Bursting with the lusciousness of ripe strawberries, this bowl offers creamy texture and plenty of good fats in the form of chia seeds and crunchy macadamias.  Make it the night before for an easy breakfast on a busy morning.  You can also sub n other seasonal fruits such as raspberries, blueberries or peaches. Strawberry Macadamia…

Blueberry Muffin Bowl

  This is a filling breakfast idea that comes in a gorgeous purple hue and delivers a healthy dose of anthocyanins, a beautiful antioxidant for your body.  Blueberries also contain a diverse range of phenolic compounds and are low in sugar. Oats add texture and are a low-glycemic, filling grain.  Yogurt offers probiotics and a…

Chocolate Omega Bowl

A fast and easy breakfast bowl filled with plant-based omega fats.  This entire dish is high in many quality healthful fats, and would fit into a keto-tarian diet. Healthy fats are so crucial to your brain and hormonal health. It also gets an adaptogenic boost with the addition of maca powder, great for stamina, energy,…

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…

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…

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…