My Vegan Story

I thought vegans were snobs, even though I’d never met one. I was 18, living in the midwest, where I grew up on meat and potatoes. I heard about vegetarianism for awhile. I decided to try it just for kicks. Within a week, a piece of meat made it’s way into my mouth. Only this time…

Watermelon Basil Salad

Watermelons are magical! Like how I dream the fruit is on some otherworldly, mysterious planet – comes in a circular pod and tastes like cotton candy. Watermelon originated in the Kalahari Desert of Africa. The first watermelon harvest on record happened in Egypt 5,000 years ago! They’re are mostly water, but this refreshing fruit is loaded with nutrients. Each juicy…

Happy Crab Dip

If you’ve had hearts of palm, you maybe thought “this tastes exactly like crab!” Hearts of palm are the edible buds of palm trees and you can find them packed in water. I made this recipe remembering my childhood trips to my Grandparent’s home in Maryland. We’d eat fresh crab at the shore, and though…

Chickpea Buddha Bowl with Smoky Garlic Dressing

This bowl of plant powered fuel is super easy to whip up! I doubled the recipe for an easy meal to grab from the fridge throughout the week. Chickpeas are a powerhouse food. Aka garbanzo beans, one cup gives ya 15 grams of protein. They’re high in fiber and folate (great for pregnant mamas!) Chickpeas improve blood…

Curried Lentil Coconut Soup

I’m always searching for ways to get more lentils in me! They’re high in protein, iron, fiber, and B-vitamins so getchu some! Bonus: lentils require no overnight soaking or long cook times, especially these split lentils… With that in mind I made this creamy coconut-y soup the other day and Hubs declared it “might be one…

Spring Detox Salad

This salad is designed specifically to assist the liver in detoxing stagnancy. It’s oil-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegan of course. If you’ve been overeating processed foods, drinking too much alcohol, overweight, or in a mental fog, whip up this tasty salad to kick start your system. It’s like springtime – for your body. Let’s get…

6 Easy Steps to Get Off Sugar for Good!

A friend was asking me recently how I got off the sugar so I thought I’d share here. When I eat sugar, I suffer right away. My stomach hurts, my head aches, I get irritable and I gain weight too. It’s just not worth it anymore! Eating a lot of sugar can cause diseases like diabetes,…

Papaya Pear Smoothie

Sometimes you need to wander a bit to find inspiration. This winter I wandered all the way down to Tulum, Mexico, where I found one of the best smoothies I’ve ever had. Natural Juice in Tulum served me up a Papaya Pear Smoothie I fell so in love with I came back the next day for…