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…

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…

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…

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…

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…