3 Tips for Perfect Whipped Coconut Cream (great alternative to dairy)

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If you LOVE whipped cream but would like an alternative to dairy, you may want to try coconut whipped cream!  It has the same creamy, delicious texture as traditional whipped cream and it’s DAIRY-FREE!  My first attempt at making it did not go so well, so I’d like to share 3 tips for making beautiful […]

Creamy Chocolate Pudding (made with avocado…shh)

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Did you know that you can make a rich & creamy chocolate pudding with avocado?   Avocado has some amazing health benefits–it’s been shown to help with cardiovascular disease, weight management, diabetes, and it has the ability to enhance your body’s absorption of nutrients. Combine that with the benefits of chocolate and you have something special! […]

Super Easy Coconut Curry Vegetables

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Last night I made an amazing vegetarian dish that was not only delicious, but it was also packed full of amazing health benefits! If you love the flavor combination of curry and coconut, then you’re sure to love this dish!  It’s super easy to prepare and it’s naturally gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan! I served this […]

Chia Pudding – My New Obsession

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We’ve been hearing a lot about chia seeds lately…you know, the ones that grow into plants on “chia pets”. These seeds are actually packed with health benefits. I recently spotted a new product in the dairy section of Whole Foods, “Chia Pods”.  I tried all 3 flavors, mango, blueberry and banana, and the only one […]

Spring Rolls

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Spring rolls are a fun way to enjoy your veggies.  Once you get the hang of making them, you can create your own version with your favorite fillings and sauces. Put your own spin on them and experiment with different dipping sauces.  In my opinion, it’s the sauce that makes them really special. This blog […]

Favorite Guacamole

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This is one of my favorite guacamole recipes that came from Alton Brown on Food Network. With almost 700 five-stars reviews, I knew it had to be a winner!     Ingredients 3 Haas avocados, halved, seeded and peeled 1 lime, juiced 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon cayenne 1/2 medium […]

Chopped Kale Salad w/ Creamy Almond Ginger Dressing

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Chopped Kale Salad 1/2lb asparagus 1 head kale, de-stemmed + finely chopped 3 cups chopped cabbage 3 radishes 2 bell peppers 1 green zucchini 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa, chilled 1 cup cooked chickpeas, (rinsed + drained if canned) 1-2 avocados, sliced red onion, thinly sliced 2-3 portabella mushrooms, sliced 2 teaspoons sunflower oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar Make the dressing recipe […]

Quinoa Pilaf

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Quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”) is naturally gluten-free.  While considered a whole grain, it’s actually a seed.  It’s a complete protein containing all 9 essential amino acids, making it a great choice. Quinoa provides iron, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamins B6 and E, and is an excellent source of fiber.  It cooks in just 15 minutes and can […]

Roasted Broccoli

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Ridiculously awesome roasted broccoli!  Just don’t cook too long! If you haven’t tried roasting broccoli, then you’re in for a real treat! Roasting vegetables brings out the flavors like nothing else. Turn bland broccoli into something amazing with this simple recipe! Ingredients: 1 head broccoli, washed & cut into bite-sized pieces 2-3 cloves garlic, finely […]