Almond Garlic Vegan Ricotta Cheese Recipe

Despite what your tough biker friends might tell you, you don’t have to be vegan to eat vegan nut cheese. It’s perfectly acceptable (and quite healthy) to take a break from regular cheese and opt for some nut “cheeze” instead. This creamy version is made with almonds, garlic, and lemon. The flavors blend together to … Read more

Almond Peach Smoothie Recipe

Most folks will agree that fruit smoothies are fairly easy to make. Toss a bunch of ripe fruit and some tasty liquid into your blender, and it’ll probably turn out just fine. However, with most things in life, there’s a difference between knowing how to do something and being an artisan. Smoothies are no exception. … Read more

Vegan Black Bean Burger Recipe

Reading The China Study inspired me to create some delicious and healthy plant-based recipes, especially fast recipes that store well and that can feed my family for a couple days. This vegan black bean burger recipe is relatively easy to make, and the patties can be stored in the fridge for a few days and heated … Read more

The China Study Book Review

Vegan Cream Cheese Recipe Almond Garlic Ricotta

Book review of The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health by T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell II Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. – Hippocrates If you don’t mind reading a book that could show … Read more

Chocolate Almond Smoothie Recipe (Dairy Free, Sugar Free)

This chocolate almond smoothie is dairy-free and sugar-free yet has a fabulous ice-cream/milkshake consistency. I created this smoothie during my 30 day sugar free challenge to survive chocolate cravings. I was allowed to eat fruit during the no-sugar challenge, so this smoothie uses frozen banana. Frozen bananas are a brilliant way to give an ice-cream … Read more

30 Day Sugar Free Challenge Results

The 30 day no sugar diet was a success. I made it through the whole 30 days without sugar (or any of sugar’s accomplices, like agave, maple syrup, and honey) and am still alive enough to tell the tale. Giving up sugar was certainly “challenge” worthy. There were a few days (the second week mostly) … Read more

Avocado Smoothie Recipe: Vegan Green Smoothie

Turns out that giving up sugar for 30 days has a side effect: smoothie addiction! The high speed blender doesn’t even make it back into the cupboard around here anymore. One of our favorites is this mesmerizing Avocado Smoothie Recipe. AVOCADO GREEN SMOOTHIE 1 avocado 1 banana 1 cup pineapple juice (look for 100% NOT … Read more

No Sugar 30 Day Challenge

photo of sugar for 30 day no sugar diet

One of the recurring themes of living your best life is to take excellent care of your body and mind. This often means facing your habits and transforming the bad habits into good, healthy habits. For me, this means it’s time for a No Sugar 30 Day Challenge! I admit I have a sugar habit. I’d … Read more

Book Review: Women, Food and God by Geneen Roth

Best Green Smoothie Ingredients for Green Smoothie Recipes

A book review of Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything Women, Food and God by Geneen Roth explores how our relationship with food reveals our relationship with ourselves, life, and god. (Or spirituality, the universe, the Tao, etc: please feel free use which ever word resonates best with you). Roth’s message is … Read more