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…

Not Your Typical Smoothie – Hawaiian Bliss!

Happy Smoothie Week! And *Aloha* from Maui, Hawaii! I’m excited to share a smoothie recipe with some truly wild ingredients. Look at these gorgeous cacao pods: Can you guess what it is? If you’re anything like me, it’s your favorite food – CHOCOLATE! More often called Cacao, in this raw state. Inside are the Cacao Beans, surrounded by…

Wake Up Chocolate Smoothie

This is my favorite way to wake up in the morning! A cocoa-infused, refreshing beverage, full of nutrients that tastes like sweet ambrosia. I don’t drink coffee so this kicks me into high gear. This smoothie is full of enough cocoa and nutrients that it energizes me for hours, in a much more stable way and healthy…

Blackberry Smoothie

My first road trip to Northern California introduced me to the joy of picking blackberries right off the bush. They’re invasive and prickly, but who cares when you’re popping the sweet, juicy berries into your mouth in the summertime? Blackberries have a few exceptional qualities: they’re rich in bioflavonoids and Vitamin C, have one of…

Watermelon Smoothie Delight!

This refreshing fruit is soaked with nutrients. Each juicy bite has significant levels of vitamins A, B6 and C, plus lots of antioxidants and amino acids. The lycopene in watermelon makes it an anti-inflammatory fruit and the citrulline and arginine are good for your heart. Watermelon has some very healing properties, and can be “used to…

Dreamsicle Smoothie

Remember these little summertime goodies? Creamsicle, Dreamsicle, whatever you called them… YUM! I started imagining this as a healthy morning smoothie, and came up with a pretty impressive taste doppelganger! Dreamsicle Smoothie Blend: 2-3 C frozen Bananas 4 Dates, pitted 6 tablespoons of Coconut Milk, chilled overnight Cold Water, to cover 3 t Vanilla Extract…

Mousse Parfait

This delicious treat looks as beautiful as it tastes! Crunchy, creamy, and sweet with just a hint of sea salt! The best of all worlds! A handy tip: some brands of coconut milk work better than others. Look for one without added emulsifiers. The best only have two ingredients: coconut and water. Post-devouring: You’re invited…

Provolone and Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This sandwich destroys all grilled cheese sandwiches! It’s that good. Warm, crispy, melty… mmmmm mmm mm 🙂 And 100% Vegan of course! Happy cows! Here’s what you’ll want to create this little masterpiece-for-your-mouth: Order my copy now! 100+ more recipes! Recipes for Compassion Vegan eCookbook, $10: Thank you for your interest in compassionate eating! ♥…

Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie

Delicious!!! Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie with all sorts of yummy extras! I’m drinking it right now and I’m getting So Much Energy!!! Fresh raw foods are the best! Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie Blend: 2-3 C frozen Bananas 1 C frozen or fresh Raspberries 4 Dates, pitted Water, to cover Scoop of Almond Butter 3 t Vanilla Extract…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

This smoothie tastes like peanut butter cups, but is super good for you! I go through phases of drinking smoothies everyday for breakfast, and with Spring here now, I’m definitely going big. They give me such a solid boost of energy at the beginning of my day, and carry me into productivity and clarity for…

Cherry Bliss Smoothie

This is my current favorite smoothie. Cherry + Chocolate + Vanilla = Heaven in my mouth! So sweetly delicious. Enjoy this for the perfect energizing breakfast or post workout treat. Cherry Bliss Smoothie Blend: 1 frozen bananas 1 cup frozen cherries (no pits) 4 dates, pitted 1 cup water, to cover ½ cup ice 2 tablespoons almond…

Corn Fritters

I had a hankering for Corn Fritters, which I used to make all the time but haven’t for years! I revised my old recipe and came up with these little goodies. So scrumptious! Corn Fritters 1 bag of frozen Corn 1 Bags of Hash Browns OR 4 Large Potatoes, grated 1 Tub Silken Tofu, crumbled…