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…

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…