Chocolate Cherry Almond Chia Seed Pudding + NEW Video

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in | 2 Comments

I set an intention to avoid refined sugars for the New Year.  This is a big challenge for me since I was eating sugary foods after every meal and sometimes something sweet as an appetizer before a meal.  And a little chocolate pick me up in the afternoon.  And then a chocolate night cap before […]

Chunky Split Pea and Celery Root Soup

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in | 3 Comments

Celery root looks like a softball sized bulb, bumpy and gnarled, with a patch of small green celery sprouting from the top.  It might not catch your eye, especially as it is generally nestled between bok choy, daikon, burdock, sunchokes, jicama, and other obscure vegetables in your grocers produce section, but it is not to […]

Raw Cranberry Orange Carrot Cake

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 in | 4 Comments

This delicious looking cake is made in a food processor and blender.  No cooking required.  It is totally raw and completely amazing. I love cranberry orange bread but wanted to make something more healthy.  I drew inspiration from my Raw Carrot Cake bites, and turned them into a cranberry orange cake with an exceptionally fantastic […]

Impossible Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

Posted by on Oct 29, 2013 in | 4 Comments

These Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes have been floating around pinterest recently and they look so delicious I could hardly wait to give them a try. For my first attempt I thought to make them healthier by using maple sugar instead of white and brown sugar and coconut milk instead of half and half.  I also used […]

Acai Breakfast Bowls

Posted by on Jul 6, 2013 in | One Comment

Acai bowls are pretty much the best thing to happen to breakfast since my Apple-Raspberry Breakfast Parfait.  You can make acai bowls in a blender or food processor but I prefer a food processor because it makes the mixture like thick creamy soft serve ice cream, minus the dairy or sugar.  It’s cold, sweet, creamy, […]

Strawberry Kale Salad

Posted by on May 1, 2013 in | 3 Comments

Spring is strawberry season so strawberries are ripe, sweet, and generally on sale during this time. I used to make a salad with spinach, strawberries, red onion, and raspberry vinaigrette (it was a popular salad 10 years ago) and was thinking how good it would be to update that salad with the nutritional boost of […]

Lentil Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Kale

Posted by on Jan 27, 2013 in | 10 Comments

Because there are never too many lentil soup recipes in the world, here is one more.  This simple remix is filled with creamy sweet potatoes and hearty kale. I’ve read several times that heating olive oil destroys its nutritional properties so I use grapeseed oil instead.  Grapeseed oil has a neutral flavor, the ability withstand […]

Coconut Oil Granola

Posted by on Jan 6, 2013 in | 3 Comments

If you want your home to smell delicious, make this granola.  A short list of healthy ingredients bake in a low oven for around an hour, the flavors concentrating plain Jane oats into something light, crunchy, flavorful, and sweet. This easy granola is made with maple syrup and coconut oil, both natural products with loads […]