White Bean Dip

Your new favorite “hummus” that’s not hummus! White Beans (aka as Cannellini Beans), make an incredibly smooth and creamy dip. Dare I say it’s better than our beloved chickpeas? You decide… This delicious appetizer works great for a dinner party and pairs nicely with a glass of wine. It’s zesty, fresh, creamy, and cheesy.  Here’s the printable, Pin-able…

Fudge Tuffles

These are some of the yummiest truffles I make! Yet so simple. They’re rich, chocolatey, and perfectly sweet, with a hint of sea salt. All while staying surprisingly healthy. Sugar-free, oil-free, gluten-free, and vegan of course! Pecans are one of my all-time favorite nuts. The tender American tree nuts are rich and buttery tasting. Pecans are a great…

Cucumber Rolls

These appetizer rolls are filled with an Italian-inspired seed paste. They’re actually really easy and super fun to make. They’re almost-raw, gluten-free, and oil-free. Gather ye earthy ingredients: Using a mandolin, you’ll slice the cucumbers like so: Adding the yummy filling, then roll em up: Friends, if you try this lovely recipe, let us know! Leave a…

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…

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…

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,…

Twice-Baked Cheesy Potatoes

Potatoes are your best friend! If you’re afraid of potatoes because of any residual carb-aphobia caused by the Atkins hoopla a decade ago, please read on… Potatoes have been *the* staple food in the Andes for a millennia. The British colonists brought them back to Ireland in the 1700s. One of the world’s superfoods, potatoes are…

Oil-free Curly Fries

These crispy little delicacies are oil-free and so fun to eat! They’re even fun to make! You’ll need a Spiralizer, an inexpensive appliance that curls veggies into noodles, fries, and spirals. This snack is a great low-fat option for carb-ing up. Switch out the dip for tomato puree and it’ll be zero fat! Preparing the fries:…

Yam Fries and Chili Mustard Sauce

Ready for a super nutritious, gourmet snack that’s also oil-free?! Me too! I love cooking without oil, as you know, and that extends to baking and roasting too. Most recently, I’m obsessing over these sweet potato fries, especially with this mustard dipping sauce! Sweet potatoes are high in iron, vitamins D, C, B6, boosts immunity,…