Matcha Mango Ice Cream

I have a special attachment to matcha powder from my Jamba Juice days, but then there’s also my undying love for mangoes. When you mix the two, it’s pure magic. And on these 119 degree days in Phoenix lately, there is nothing better than cold ice cream…..and a sneaky caffeine kick. You’re going to love … 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

Cashew Pan-crepes

Is that a typo? Pan-crepes? Nope! This is the delightful hybrid of both a pancake and a crepe! This crepes recipe packs 6 grams of protein in each serving and has tons of great vitamins as well. Plus they’re thin enough to make mini fruit burritos if you wanted to. Top this gluten free crepes … Read More

Rainbow Jicama Salad

I’m all about these summer salads lately! Normally, I find every reason in the book to eat jicama, but a jicama salad combines a bunch of refreshing goodies. You can’t go wrong with berries, mango, jicama, and mint. Especially when it looks like a beautiful, bright food rainbow. If I had my way, aaallll of … Read More

Navigating Food Restrictions: Vegan Protein, Vitamins, and Calories

You’re gluten-free, soy-free, and vegan: How do you get enough vegan protein? Aren’t you vitamin/nutrient deficient eating that way? How can you eat enough calories? These are the most common questions about the protein, vitamins, and calories of my vegan and gluten free diet. Protein First, I’d like to address two misconceptions here: 1.The amount … Read More

Mango Salsa

Everything you know and love about mango salsa, with a few surprising twists. But can I just say….Mangoes. Are. Amazing. They’re super high in antioxidants, cancer-fighting, help to lower cholesterol, great for digestive health, and keep the ‘ole noodle going strong. Eat mangoes. But more specifically, eat mangoes as salsa. Wine not? Not much to … Read More

Inside Out Smoothie Bowl

Leave your straw behind and grab a fork. This is everything you love about your morning smoothie, deconstructed and ready in 5 minutes. If you’re anything like me, you drool over the smoothie bowl masterpieces on Instagram. They are seriously works of art. Hopefully, you can get your own gawk-worthy smoothie bowl picture up after this. … 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

Strawberry Lime Poppy Seed Muffins

All the goodness of lemon poppy seed muffins, with a tangier, summer twist! Did I mention that they’re only 150 calories and 4 grams of sugar per muffin? No guilt for eating these, you stud muffin, you. Let’s have a little blast from the past: You guys, I won’t lie to you. Vegan baking is … Read More

Indian Spiced Roasted Cabbage Wedges

I know what you’re thinking….”Cabbage? I don’t know about this one, I’ve never liked cabbage….” Hey, I’ll level with you! I can’t say that I eat cabbage any other time. In fact, unless cabbage is in a dish that someone else makes, I won’t even bother buying it! Yet, here we are with this Indian … Read More

Vanilla Chickpea Waffles

Yep, that’s right, you use whole chickpeas in this waffles recipe! No chickpea flour needed, you just use them right out of the can, so easy! So how on earth can whole chickpeas (garbanzo beans) taste good in a sweet waffles recipe? Exactly like this! With the help of  a blender, of course. You’ll have … Read More

Cinnamon Pecan Granola

With cinnamon, protein-packed almonds, and silky pecans, this crunchy granola recipe will make your house smell heavenly, and absolutely melt in your mouth. This simple granola recipe is the perfect companion to oh so many things. Yogurt, cereal, the top of a smoothie, trail mix, and for solo snacking…I can eat two heaping cups of … Read More