Blueberry Cacao Smoothie Recipe

If you are one of those people who would eat chocolate with just about anything, the cacao nib is an amazing discovery. Nibs are simply crushed cacao beans. They provide complex chocolate flavor without any sugar (perfect food for a no-sugar challenge) so they can be used in both savory and sweet dishes. Cacao nibs … Read more

Blueberry Ginger Smoothie Recipe

Blueberry Ginger Smoothie Recipe

Can a green smoothie be purple? Yes indeed! This Blueberry Ginger Smoothie is a perfect example of this smoothie paradox. I think it is totally acceptable for a green smoothie to be purple, as long as the recipe calls for a nice big handful of greens. This green smoothie recipe combines blueberries with ginger and … Read more

Easy Gluten Free Crepe Recipe: Dairy free & No Added Sugar!

It is possible to eat amazing crepes while avoiding wheat and dairy. The trick to making delicious a gluten free crepe is to use a gluten-free flour blend that doesn’t have any strange flavors that over-power your delicate crepe. To sweeten the batter without adding sugar, we use an apple! The apple adds a touch of sweetness … Read more

Healthy Vegan Pizza Recipe

Warning! This is no ordinary pizza, but that is to be expected if you want a healthy, vegan, gluten free alternative pizza. This vegan pizza recipe has tons of flavor and texture and is wheat free, dairy free, and soy free. Unlike many gluten free vegan pizza recipes, it doesn’t involve any fake cheese or … Read more

Easy Whole Grain Hot Breakfast Cereal Recipe (Vegan and Gluten Free!)

Are you in a grain rut? Do you often have oatmeal for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch, and perhaps pasta or ethnic food for dinner? If yes, then you are in danger of being in a grain rut! Think about what grains you eat and how often you eat them. Imagine you wrote down every … Read more

Pineapple Broccoli Smoothie Recipe

During my 30 Day No Sugar Challenge I made a ridiculous amount of smoothies. Now, the reader ought to know that not every smoothie tastes good. You can’t just throw a bunch of stuff into your blender and expect the results to be amazing every time. This is especially true for green smoothies, because as … Read more

Berry Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

Berry Breakfast Smoothie: Dairy-free Vegan with Flax

Out here in the Sierra Foothills, wild blackberries are so abundant that they are considered a weed! I’ll grant that the brambles are invasive, but I’ve always found it odd that the grocery store sells blackberries for $4 per half pint while the hardware store next door sells bottles of toxic blackberry killer. During blackberry … Read more

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

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