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…

Breakfast Sweet Potatoes

This breakfast meal is soooo decadent and rich-tasting, but surprisingly healthy. Sugar-free, gluten-free, oil-free, and vegan of course! Besides the oven time, these beauties only takes 5 minutes to put together. Simple, warming, comforting… the perfect vegan brekkie. Sweet potatoes are a powerhouse food and perfect if you workout or otherwise expend a lot of energy…

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…

Jicama Salad

Jicama is a delightfully sweet and crunchy root veggie, choke full of vitamins and minerals. It’s high in fiber so it can help promote weight loss and digestion. If you’ve never tried it, imagine the texture of an Asian pear crossed with the flavor of sweet celery. It’s lovely! Paired with this tangy, creamy dressing, this…

Cauliflower Rice (oil-free)

Have you tried Cauliflower Rice yet? Don’t be scared! I know it sounds weird but it’s actually easy to make and tastes great. I don’t shy away from carbs, but once in awhile I like to take a break from grains. Just eating vegetables and fruits for a few days resets my digestive system and…

Smoky Black Bean Dip

Black beans are a wonder food! High in protein and fiber, they benefit the bones, heart, and digestive track. They protect against high-cholesterol, obesity, cancer and inflammation. And this dip happens to be totally addictive! I housed the whole mouth-watering batch for lunch today. I was trying to save some for hubby, but… you snooze,…

Classic Vegan Split Pea Soup

It’s officially COLD! The windows are shut and the heat is on. All I want is to curl up by the fire with a good book and a cup of this soup… Split Pea Soup is one my of my all-time favorite recipes. It was one of my staples when I went vegan over twenty (!)…