Sweet Potatoes with Pecans, Apples, and Dried Cranberries

Posted by on Nov 14, 2012 in | 9 Comments

Looking for a healthy holiday side dish?  Here’s one!  These fantastic Roasted Sweet Potatoes topped with Pecans, Apples, and Dried Cranberries are beautiful, delicious, vegan (though no one would suspect), and overflowing with flavors and textures. I do love sweet potato casseroles topped with marshmallows, sweet potatoes topped with streusel, candied yams (from a can ...

Cranberry Kale Cooler

Posted by on Nov 12, 2012 in | No Comments

I LOVE when fresh cranberries arrive at the grocery store.  I purchase bags and bags of them to use in my juice machine.  Fresh cranberry juice is amazing!  Not on its own, really, cause cranberries are way too sour, but mixed with other stuff – other sweet stuff – they are amazing. My current morning ...

Fall Harvest Salad

Posted by on Nov 1, 2012 in | 5 Comments

This salad is bursting with new fall produce for a deliciously fun cold weather comfort salad.  Spice roasted butternut squash, juicy pears, buttery pecans, salty blue cheese, dried cherries, and pomegranate seeds mingle together in an easy Maple-Cider vinaigrette. Choose ripe Comice or Anjou pears for this salad.  For a variation on pear slicing, set ...

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

Posted by on Oct 3, 2012 in | 8 Comments

Spaghetti squash is a fun vegetable to play with because the finished product shreds apart like spaghetti noodles. I bought one at the store the other day and wanted to do something awesome with it. I found the concept to do a spaghetti squash lasagna online and made my own version with what I had ...

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

Posted by on Sep 28, 2012 in | 7 Comments

This moist Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Snack Cake is made with whole wheat flour, a whole can of pumpkin, sweet chocolate chips, and warm spices.  It is great on its own or topped with light cream cheese frosting.  Easy to make and perfect for fall, this cake is just the thing for pumpkin lovers that want ...

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

Posted by on Sep 13, 2012 in | 10 Comments

There is a principal in yoga called ahimsa which translates to non harming or non violence.  This is why many yogis are vegetarian.  I do not follow it one hundred percent but do try and limit my meat intake to a few times a week and only eat local, grass-fed, organic, all that good stuff. ...

Berries & Cream Smoothie

Posted by on Sep 2, 2012 in | 11 Comments

Frozen bananas are all over the web, being used as a quick and healthy one ingredient soft serve.  They have a similar effect in blended beverages, making the drink thick and sweet, more like a shake than something nutritious.  Frozen bananas, instead of ice cream, make the cream in this healthy smoothie. All berries will ...

Homemade Almond Milk

Posted by on Sep 2, 2012 in | 6 Comments

One day I was at a local juice bar called The Gem and a woman offered my friend and I a sample of homemade almond milk.  I was completely flabbergasted by how delicious it was.  I asked the woman what was in it and she said almonds, maple syrup, vanilla, and sea salt. I have ...