Blueberry Muffin Bowl

  This is a filling breakfast idea that comes in a gorgeous purple hue and delivers a healthy dose of anthocyanins, a beautiful antioxidant for your body.  Blueberries also contain a diverse range of phenolic compounds and are low in sugar. Oats add texture and are a low-glycemic, filling grain.  Yogurt offers probiotics and a…

Homemade Hummus: Cheap and Easy

This is an easy recipe for homemade hummus, using pantry staples.  I’ve omitted the tahini because I don’t have any on hand and because I am sensitive to sesame seeds.  But boosting the garlic makes this dip outstanding and you won’t miss the sesame one bit. One can of chickpeas, rinsed off and drained well,…

Healthy Homemade Dog Treats

I have been making treats for our two dogs for quite some time and I thought it might be fun to share the recipe I use.  These treats are wheat-free since I think commercially grown wheat is a questionable food.  I use oat flour instead, which is easily and inexpensively made by simply blending oats…

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…

Caring for your Immune System

In light of recent news that seems to be flooding our devices and inboxes, I feel called to write about how incredible our immune systems are, how many built-in defenses we have evolved, and what we can do to further support ourselves during times of stress and viral infection. First off, know that you are…

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…

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…

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. …

Roasted Apple and Brussels Bowl

I love roasted vegetables, and one of my new favorites is Brussels sprouts, especially when served alongside sweet roasted apples.  Simply tossed with olive oil and a touch of maple syrup, then served over a bed of cooked grains, makes for a satisfying meal. I love how easy grain bowls are, topped with your choice…

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…