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Chocolate Cupcakes! (Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free)

It seems like every weekend we have another birthday party. Sometimes we even have two. And with each birthday party comes the inevitable meal of pizza and birthday cake. Olivia LOVES pizza and she REALLY LOVES birthday cake. My general food philosophy is to not make a big deal out of any food. Nothing is NO or OFF LIMITS. There is a time and a place for all types of foods. I try to remind Olivia and Cullen that some […]

Chocolate Banana Nice-Cream

When summer cravings for ice cream hit, this sugar-free, unsweetened treat with only three ingredients does the trick. Ingredients 2 large bananas, chopped and placed in a sealed container in the freezer for at least 5 hours 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract Dash of cinnamon (optional) Simply add frozen banana slices, cocoa powder and vanilla extract to your food processor and blend! If you find you’re not getting a smooth consistency, add 1/4 cup of […]

Chickpea Salad–A Simple 5 Minute Meal

We love this chickpea dish for its versatility. Prep a big batch and then enjoy it all week in a variety of ways! This is our vegan and gluten free version of a healthy tuna or chicken salad, loaded with protein, fiber and omega 3s (healthy fat!). It takes 5 minutes to toss together and you can enjoy it so many ways. Try serving it over a chopped spinach salad, make a “melt” on an Ezekiel bread or tortilla, fold in some chopped […]

Recipe: Cookies You Can Feel Good About Eating!

My nieces live across the street from me and stop by often, which I love! They are 9 and 7 and full of energy and laughter. They frequently ask if we can bake something together. Something delicious, easy enough for them to help make and healthy! Yes, healthy! These requests are always spontaneous, so we have to work with whatever is stocked in my pantry and fridge. And of course, our creativity. This morning we made our second version of healthy […]

Sweet Super Seed Bread: Vegan, Gluten-Free and Addicting

Recipe: Sweet Seed Bread I’ve been wanting to make a vegan, gluten-free superfood seed bread for so long! I’ve read countless recipes and tasted dozens of dense and delicious creations at healthy bakeries. They always seems so daunting to make, but this slightly sweet version is super simple, quick and too good to miss out on. This loaf is jam packed with protein, fiber, omegas, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents and more. Most of us already know about the vast […]

Peach Coffee Cake with Pecan Crumble: Healthy and Decadent

Coffee Cake is that beautiful, delicious yet forbidden treat that begs to be eaten at every coffee shop and bakery, every brunch and morning gathering. It smells of cinnamon and sugar, is dense and satisfying, and usually calorie and sugar laden. Not this one! Our Peach Coffee Cake with Pecan Crumble is everything you crave in a sweet bread without any of the guilt. It is gluten-free and void of any processed sugars. So go to your local farmers market and […]

Beet, Tofu and Basil Burgers

Vegan, gluten free, antioxidant and protein packed goodness! We’ve made a few variations of vegan burgers over the years and finally came up with a version that we adore with the right consistency. They are colorful, fresh and savory. Perfect healthy option for summer gatherings and grilling! Kids love them too. Many vegan burgers fall apart because they don’t use eggs. We use chia seeds as our egg replacement and it worked brilliantly. We are huge fans of chia seeds. […]

Recipe: Chocolate Chia Superfood Bites

These little Chocolate Chia Superfood Bites pack a big punch. Don’t be fooled by their truffle-like appearance and decadently delicious taste. They are nutrient dense, protein rich, Omega-3 boasting, energy enhancing powerhouses! Say that three times fast! Made from superfoods without any refined grains or sugars, these vegan, take-anywhere snacks are great for pre or post workout fueling, breakfast on-the-go, or a mid afternoon snack to power you through that 4pm slump. We even love them as dessert. Almonds are […]

Recipe: Banana Apple Nut Muffins (Gluten Free and Vegan)

I’ve been meaning to work on a superfood filled, gluten free and vegan muffin for a while.  I am definitely not a baker and I have a hard time getting the ratios of dry to wet ingredients correct. My muffins have a tendency of becoming cookies or granola bars or ambiguous breakfast “bites”… so, when Olivia finally fell into a deep sleep and I knew I had a good 45mins- 1 hour to myself and decided to fill it with […]

Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup-Clean and Detoxing

Enjoy this 20 minute, one-pot, clean-eating and detoxing soup! One medium carrot contains 204% of your daily recommended value of vitamin A, which is the vitamin responsible for maintaining the health of your eyes. Carrots are also a good source of vitamins K and C. Vitamin K aids your blood’s ability to clot and contributes to bone strength and kidney health. Remember that vitamins A and K are fat soluble, so be sure to pair your carrots with some form of […]