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…

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…

Plant-Based Stuffing

The comforting flavors of stuffing, possibly a favorite side dish during the holidays, now in such a healthy, plant-based form that you can eat it daily! Or as much as you want. I use butternut squash here,but you can also use any yellow-flesh squash, pumpkin, carrots, or cauliflower.  Whatever you decide to use, rice it! …

5-Day Plant-Based Reset

Hello, my dear readers!  Welcome to a new year!  I’d like to invite you to join me for a 5-day, plant-based reset. This healthy, whole foods way of eating may help to: Increase energy Lessen cravings Improve sleep Support Digestion Aid weight Loss Balance blood sugar Clear the mind We leave out the processed foods,…

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…

Apple Cider Donuts- Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Sugar-free

These little donuts are the result of a donut pan that came into my life a few weeks ago.  Baked donuts are simply marvelous.  They are basically a muffin baked into a shape that make you feel like you are indulging in a real treat. I am always trying to come up with healthy breakfast…

Cherry Chocolate Overnight Oats

This recipe is a perfect take-along breakfast.  It’s loaded with hearty oats, inflammation-fighting cherries, antioxidant -rich cacao, and omega 3 fats.  You can make it the night before and grab it as you head out the door.  Plus, it takes like dessert! Oats are a low-glycemic grain that contain a powerful fiber called Beta-Glucan, which…

Pumpkin Scones

A warm, healthy breakfast treat that celebrates fall.  Gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free and sugar free. Warm cinnamon and nutmeg spices pair with delicious cooked sweet potato. Although these scones are vegan, they would be delicious slathered with ghee or grass-fed butter.  Also, almond butter, apple butter or even peanut butter. Pumpkin Scones 1 lb cooked sweet…

Grain-free Harvest Spice Muffins

Can a muffin be grain-free and still be a muffin?  What if it is also sugar-free, dairy-free and egg-free? Does it even matter if it tastes as good as these? Well, “What the heck is in it?” you might be asking.  Plant-based protein, healthy fat and lots of goodies like apple chunks, raisins and pecans. …