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…

Super Seaweed Slaw

Seaweeds are an excellent, natural source of iodine, and precious few natural foods contain iodine.  Iodine is essential for the proper functioning of your thyroid.  It also benefits healthy hair and nails, improves energy and stamina, boosts immunity and detoxifies.  However, they tend to be forgotten in Western diets.  The biggest problem is, how the…

Vegan Parmesan

This is an easy, 4-ingredient recipe that can be used as a salty, cheesy topping for pasta, pizza, salads and more! It forms a fine, dry crumble that is perfect for sprinkling and has a delicious, cheesy taste. If you’ve avoiding or sensitive to dairy, it is a perfect alternative that tastes a lot better…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…