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…

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…

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…

Baked Falafel Patties

Falafel is a beloved dish originally from the Middle East, made with spiced mashed chickpeas formed into balls or fritters and often deep-fried. This baked falafel recipe is a favorite I developed as an alternative to the greasy, dry falafels you find from street vendors. Falafel should be healthy, flavorful, moist and crispy. So I came…

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…

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,…