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…

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,…

Banana Breakfast Porridge

Creamy, soothing and tummy-warming, I love this whole-grain based breakfast.  It is perfect on a cold winter’s morning. You can start with a base of any whole grain you like.  I used sorghum here.  I also like this made with millet or even brown rice.  You can grind the grains dry, and then cook them…

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…

Nut Butter Cookie Bites – Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Paleo and Vegan

Easy little treats that kids and adults alike will enjoy!  I start with a base of oats, but for a paleo option, use unsweetened shredded coconut.  Nut butter – either peanut butter or almond butter – binds the dough together with a boost of protein.  You can fold in raisins for an oatmeal raisin cookie…

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…

Miso Roasted Sweet Potato and Kale over Quinoa

It becomes such a challenge to eat well between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  By well, I don’t mean copiously; that seems to be no problem at all. I mean eating nutritionally.  The weather turns colder and our bodies ask for heavier food, and more of it. And the holidays provide it, in the form of fatty…

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…