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…

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…

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…

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…

Vegan Chocolate Cake – Dairy Free, Gluten-free, Refined Sugar-free

A beautiful, decadent, over-the top dark and fudgey cake without dairy, eggs, butter, sugar?!  It seems impossible but this the the closest thing to a guilt-free cake I’ve come across.  It’s based on a recipe by Megan Gilmore of Detoxinista – I highly recommend her recipes! The cake is sweetened with coconut sugar and fattened…

Samosa Pancake

Based on those delicious potato and pea stuffed pastries that you find in Indian restaurants.  This protein and veggie packed pancake makes a great lunch or hearty snack.  I’ve eaten them for dinner, too. Basically – I’m not going to lie – fried in olive oil which it not only absolutely delicious but also one…