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

Creamy Sweet Potato Dip

Alright, so you may go coo coo for cocoa puffs over this sweet potato dip… wait, wrong cereal. Silly rabbit. This dip is actually magically delicious, and of course, it is green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Take a bite and you’ll agree this party staple is creamy, silky smooth, full of protein, and … Read More

Tangy South-of-the-Border Quinoa Bowl

Creamy avocado, tangy citrus juice, antioxidant-filled quinoa, protein-packed black beans, and a spicy serrano kick! A quinoa bowl ready in less than half an hour, what’s not to love? So the last few weeks I’ve been…well, let’s say a little less “smiles and rainbows” than usual. With a slew of new food allergies, financial struggles, … Read More

Coconut Crusted Butternut Squash

Inspired by sesame crusted tofu, this vitamin-rich roasted butternut squash recipe has all the goodness of that dish, without the soy overload. A little bit of sweet, a little bit of spicy, and enough Vitamin A to last you two days! Best part is, there is no flour, no gluten, and no cholesterol, but there … Read More

Sweet Potato Tostadas with Tangy Mango Sauce

I may be going off the boat just a tad when I throw this one out there, but instead of Taco Tuesday, I’m celebrating Tostada Tuesday with these sweet potato tostadas! You’ll be pleasantly surprised to try such a great twist on traditional savory tostadas. These sit on that perfect balance between tangy, sweet, salty, … Read More

Twice Baked Loaded Sweet Potato

This recipe has been a treasure for a long time now. In fact, I must have thought it was so good, I unknowingly created two different “loaded sweet potato” versions of it a few months apart. This mash-up (no pun intended) is the best of both! Crunchy toasted cashews, sweet onions, broccoli, and melt-in-your-mouth twice … 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

Balsamic Seared Two Bean Salad

Another recipe perfect for the holidays….well, yes. The holidays that just passed. I like to pretend it’s still Christmas time, so play along. Just like most recipes so far, this Two Bean Salad is not only quick, it’s easy enough for beginners, too. You’ve got 3 main ingredients and a few spices that will all … Read More

Gluten Free Black Bean Burgers

Did you know these gluten free black bean burgers have almost as much protein as a beef hamburger? That’s right! And you’ll find 1/3 the fat as opposed to its meaty counterpart. Plus, the same 10% DV (Daily Value) of iron as you would in a beef patty. I might argue that this recipe would … Read More

Pumpkin Chai Parfait

Pepitas, chia seeds, flax seeds, and almonds, OH MY! This festive breakfast will start your day off with a full, happy tummy. And of course, if you’re like me, you also can’t get enough pumpkin and chai this time of year. A pumpkin chai fusion was almost destined to be born! One Pumpkin Chai Parfait serving … 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

Vegan Spinach and Artichoke Dip

One of the most universally loved appetizers can now share the stage with its healthier and equally delicious counterpart: vegan spinach artichoke dip! This one was a little tough to convert, especially without soy replacement for the mayo, cream cheese, and sour cream, but after some careful experimentation, it’s done! Hold the cheese, please. I’ll … Read More