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…

Lazy Veggie Bowl

Here is my no-excuses way to get back to a feel-good way of eating after the holidays.  By feel good, I mean my body feels good, my mind feels clear and my moods are stable.  Too much sugar, refined carbohydrates and fatty foods over the holiday season taste great, but tend to cause inflammation in…

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

I love taking a few extra minutes a night to prep an easy morning breakfast.  It helps out when I’ve got a busy morning, or when I just feel too lazy to cook anything. Overnight oats are simply oats soaked in liquid in the refrigerator overnight so that they are plump and creamy in the…

How to Eat More Vegetables

Vegetables are good for us, without question.  However, they are probably the last thing you drool over in a buffet line, crave for a midnight snack, or request for your birthday dinner.  Why is that?  Likely it’s because many vegetables have a bitter component to them that many people find unpalatable.  But these same veggies…

Mint Chip Smoothie – Dairy Free, Paleo, Vegan, Sugar-free

Cool peppermint, crunchy cacao nibs in a tall glass of green goodness!  This is a great summer smoothie that packs delightful ice-cream like flavor and a host of health benefits. I pick peppermint grown fresh from my garden, and this recipe is worth seeking out the actual herb rather than using peppermint extract.  Mint is…

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…