Guajillo Pepita Butter

Pepitas, also known as pumpkin seeds are a very underappreciated seed among the others. Chia and flax seeds get a lot of attention, but pepitas are higher in protein and other vitamins/minerals (Phosphorus, Manganese, Iron, etc.). They are the only alkaline forming seed, which makes them a balancing choice among the predominantly acidic foods we … Read More

Jalapeño Grapefruit Salad Dressing

Take advantage of the juicy summer grapefruits, and throw together this sweet and spicy salad dressing in under 10 minutes! This week’s book recommendation Recently, I finished the book “Eat to Live” by Joel Fuhrman. Most importantly, I recommend anyone interested in taking care of their body with the proper food read this book. One … Read More

Raw Vegan Alfredo Sauce

You cannot begin to understand how excited I am to make this alfredo sauce recipe today. Not just because I am in love with avocados. Also not because I didn’t have to turn my oven on when it’s 111 outside. Not even because this recipe is the perfect combination of creamy, savory, and filling, with … Read More

Citrus Avocado Dressing

For days when you want a quick recipe to make your boring vegetables taste better, this citrus avocado dressing is the perfect fit! And as far as I’m concerned, you basically can’t go wrong with avocado dressing. Updates on the food allergy front: I’ve been patiently waiting to continue sharing my food allergy journey, although mostly … Read More

Dark Chocolate Chip Microwave Cookie

My sweet tooth is calling the shots lately, so this week we have another dessert. A quick and easy microwave cookie! This recipe is for those moments when you have neither the energy to make a batch of cookies, or the will power not to eat them all if you do make a full batch. … Read More

Rich and Velvety Cacao Mousse

Do you have 5 minutes to spare? You too can have this mouthwatering mousse. Mmmm! So, I’ll level. Dessert is rarely on the menu in this house, but sometimes you just NEED a sweet, satisfying treat that isn’t going to break the caloric bank. That’s just my lot in life, really. Seek out healthier alternatives … Read More

Cilantro Pesto

If your recipes have been feeling a little bland lately, boy do I have a kicker for you! This quick and easy cilantro pesto is ready in a little over 5 minutes, and it compliments SO many other recipes. Tacos, rice bowls, pasta, stir fry dishes, and of course, as a delightful spread to thick, … Read More

Mom’s Secret Recipe: 3 Bean Salad

This quite literally is about to become your favorite side dish of all time. To be perfectly honest, I have almost eaten entire batches of 3 Bean Salad in one sitting. It’s healthy and addicting, so watch out. Did I mention? 3 Bean Salad…. YUMM!! Thanksgiving week seemed like the perfect time to introduce this … Read More

Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

No more will you need store bought Sabra or Athenos hummus in your fridge. It’s time for some flavor-packed sun dried tomato hummus to make an appearance. But first… You need to know why garbanzo beans are such a prominent player in my recipe making. Garbanzo beans, or chickpeas, are probably the most versatile legume … Read More