Easy Vegan Blueberry Pancakes

These easy vegan blueberry pancakes are super healthy while still fluffy and delicious. I’ve always suspected that it’s possible to make healthy versions of desserts and other treats, and this blueberry pancake recipe confirms my suspicion! This easy pancake recipe uses blueberries, apples, flax seeds, and whole wheat. The pancakes are also vegan, dairy-free and have no … 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

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

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

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