watermelon gazpacho
recipes, soups

Watermelon Gazpacho

You know what the best part about this watermelon gazpacho is? The only thing you have to turn on is the blender. No heat required. Which is becoming my new requirement for summer cooking. If it requires a heat source other than a grill or a slow cooker, it's gonna have to wait till October.… Continue reading Watermelon Gazpacho

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Cake
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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Cake – vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free

I made this chocolate chocolate-chip banana bread cake last week and thought it would be just the recipe to follow up the last three posts about my healing story.  I love sharing with you the recipes I’ve adjusted and adapted that make food, cooking and life more enjoyable while healing. Lately though I’ve been thinking...… Continue reading Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Cake – vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free

chocolate brownie cake
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownie Cake

This peanut butter chocolate brownie cake I made last week was just way too good not to share. I found the recipe, thanks to my aunt, who recently introduced me to Sweet Laurel, a whole-foods bakery near where she lives in Los Angeles. If you haven't heard of them yet, you gotta check em out… Continue reading Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownie Cake

healthy brownie bites
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Healthy Truffles

If there really were such a thing as a healthy truffle recipe, this would be it. I say that because I realize calling this a healthy truffle recipe to begin with is a bit of a stretch. Kind of like calling a cauliflower steak "steak"... no one's buying it. Where's the meat?!?!? So let's for… Continue reading Healthy Truffles

chocolate dipped coconut macaroons
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Chocolate-Dipped Easy Coconut Macaroons

I did something this weekend that I haven't done in years. I baked with white sugar. Gasp! I know. I debated if I should even post this recipe here because it will literally be THE only one that calls for it. Blasphemy! Buuuuuut, I felt like I had to share these easy coconut macaroons... because… Continue reading Chocolate-Dipped Easy Coconut Macaroons

slow cooker chicken tortilla soup
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Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Don't you love it when your food matches the holiday? This slow cooker chicken tortilla soup is the perfect healthified cold-weather classic that just so happens to be festive with all it's red and green too. This slow cooker chicken tortilla soup recipe is so easy. I know the ingredients list may look long, but… Continue reading Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

pumpkin pie bars
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Pumpkin Pie Bars

I'm keeping this short and sweet today (just like these pumpkin pie bars) because these guys speak for themselves. I mean, just look at them... OK, I know, not the most photogenic. What these pumpkin pie bars lack in photo-worthiness they make up for in taste. Did I mention they have chocolate chips in them,… Continue reading Pumpkin Pie Bars

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The Easiest Roasted Vegetables

My first thought, always, when someone says they don't like vegetables is, "but have you had roasted vegetables?" Because there's a difference. And if you've had them or made them, you know. This is not the same. Steamed Brussels sprouts and the crispy, caramelized sprouts that come out of the oven might as well be… Continue reading The Easiest Roasted Vegetables

mashed cauliflower with parsnips
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Dairy-Free Mashed Cauliflower + Parsnips

I never in a million years would have thought mashed cauliflower and parsnips tasted so good. I mean, yeah, I'm a huge veggie lover (obviously), but I gotta admit "mashed cauliflower" isn't exactly tempting... Of all the things you can do with cauliflower - roast it, rice it, pizza-crust it... mashing it has gotta be… Continue reading Dairy-Free Mashed Cauliflower + Parsnips

roasted chickpeas
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Crunchy Spiced Roasted Chickpeas + The Trick to Making Beans Easier to Digest

Now imagine half the pan gone... cause that's what this scene looked like after 15 minutes out of the oven. I'm telling you these roasted chickpeas are addictive. That should really be my "is the 'healthy' version actually good test"... how much survives the cooling process. In this case, the roasted chickpeas scored high marks.… Continue reading Crunchy Spiced Roasted Chickpeas + The Trick to Making Beans Easier to Digest