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Welcome Vegans! You’ll find lots of nourishing vegan recipes on this page. I believe that unprocessed, non-GMO, and sugar-free foods are healthier for everyone. Enjoy!

orange-buttercream-frosting

May 03

Paleo Orange Buttercream Frosting

This is the easiest and creamiest frosting you’ll ever make. No cooking, no thickeners, just five ingredients whipped in the food processor, and it is delicious beyond words. A favorite frosting for my Mexican Chocolate Birthday Cake, it also tastes yummy on Paleo Carrot Muffins. The secret to its creamy texture is pure coconut

chia-tapioca

Apr 26

Chia Tapioca Pudding with Fruit

This is the simplest and quickest power-breakfast or snack you can make. Chia seeds are a perfectly balanced superfood, high in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber. In fact, “chia” means “strength” in the Mayan language. Chia tapioca tastes yummy 

fermented-carrot-mango-relish-1

Apr 09

Fermented Mango Carrot Relish

This refreshing relish adds zingy flavor and vibrant color to any meal. It takes 5 minutes to prepare and 1-2 weeks to ferment, so that every bite feeds your healthy micro-biome. Carrot, mango, and ginger combine well with many dishes, like Paleo Meatloaf and Paleo Chicken Parmesan!

Buddha-bowl

Apr 05

5-Minute Sprouted Buddha Bowl

Breakfast, lunch or dinner, this is a great way to use leftovers. If you have brown rice and a few veggies on hand, it’s a nutritious 5-minute meal. Start with 2 cups brown rice, preferably sprouted. Add lightly sautéed veggies, and top with avocado. Egg and meat are optional. Sprouted rice is tastier 

green-goddess-soup

Mar 30

15-Minute Green Goddess Detox Soup

Pamper yourself with the easiest and most cleansing foods! This yummy soup is the perfect detox medicine, using the magic of pure vegetables. The recipe makes a big pot, and it’s very flexible. Use any veggies on hand. I love green beans, asparagus, and zucchini. But if you don’t like asparagus, just

crunchy-chia-granola

Mar 17

High-Protein Superfood Cocoa-Nutty Granola

When I’m in a hurry, this instant healthy breakfast saves the day! Loaded with protein and crunchy chocolate morsels, it is gluten-free, Paleo, bursting with flavor from toasted nuts and cinnamon. High in protein, low in sugar, it tastes delicious with any 

non-dairy-butter

Feb 27

Non-Dairy Butter

Here’s a fantastic vegan butter spread that’s quick to make and 100% dairy-free. This butter is far more delicious and much healthier than any chemical blend sold in groceries. A Paleo butter, it’s perfect for your grain-free Flaky Herb Biscuits, Irish Soda Bread, or Artisan Olive Bread. 

Quinoa-mushroom-pilaf

Feb 27

Sprouted Quinoa Mushroom Pilaf

Finally, a fabulicious alternative to potatoes and rice! Quinoa (KEE-no-ah) is an ancient Incan superfood, 100% gluten-free, loaded with iron and B-vitamins. Even better, it’s a complete protein, a rare bonus in plants! High flavor, low-carb quinoa is healthier than traditional side dishes.

cashew-chocolate-swirl-fudge

Feb 19

OMG Paleo Chocolate Cashew Swirl Fudge!

Cashew-chocolate swirls on a chocolate Brazil nut crust, 1 square is the recommended dose to gently elevate your mood for the whole day! Chocolate stimulates endorphins in the brain for pleasant feelings of well being, excitement, and alertness. Yeah, I need that! There are 3 steps to make the fudge. 

Best-nut-milk

Feb 06

My Nut Milk Experiment: Which is Best?

Wow! Once you’ve tasted the original flavor of homemade nut milk, you’ll never go back! I’ve always been curious to compare flavor and nutrition in nut milks. Today’s experiment was to compare seven nut milks made with the same easy recipe – see it below. I used Almonds, Brazil 

Flavor-nut-milks

Feb 06

Spike Your Nut Milks!

Boost them with delicious superfoods! These are my favorite flavorings to send your nut milks to a new level in tasty nutrition! Today I’m in love with Eggnog, and my friend Christopher went crazy for Mayan Mocha. They’re all yummy, and so easy! Start with my basic nut milk recipe

roasted-garlic

Jan 09

Roasted Garlic, Aluminum-free

Roasting garlic is super-easy. Just toasting gives it a deeper yet delicate flavor. Raw garlic is crunchy, pungent, and fiery. However once roasted, it transforms magically into a golden soft buttery spread. Roasted garlic is delicious on meats, veggies, breads, and tastes divine in Roasted Garlic Soup with Shallots & Mushrooms!

pumpkin-hot-chocolate

Jan 09

Pumpkin Hot Chocolate, Dairy-free

What could be more wonderful than hot chocolate, pumpkin, and foamed coconut milk? A nourishing snack or even breakfast, this treat is high in protein and Vitamin A. Most hot chocolate gives me a sugar spike and dairy allergy that destabilizes my metabolism for days – Ouch! However this recipe suggests non-glycemic sweeteners

choc-nut-butters

Jan 03

Chocolate Nut Butters

I’m flipped over homemade nut butters! They save money, I can make lots of flavors, and I can choose my own healthy sweeteners. High in protein and other nutrients, flavored nut butters make a great snack! Start with my simple Homemade Nut Butter recipe and then come back to this page for chocolate and flavorings. 

chocolate-superfood-pudding

Dec 29

High-Protein Chocolate Superfood Pudding

This morning I was running late and needed a nourishing snack. On the counter I had an avocado, almond butter, and a can of coconut milk. In 2 minutes I blended this high-protein superfood pudding, and Wow! It’s a real meal deal. Amazing for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, or dessert, my idea was a nutrient-dense meal 

cashew-butter

Dec 19

Homemade Nut Butters in Minutes

Today I made cashew butter for the Chocolate Cashew Butter Cookies. Homemade nut butters are quick and easy to make. Nut butters such as almond, sunflower, or pumpkin seeds, are a delicious, high-protein snack, cheaper and fresher than store-bought. Even better, they’re unprocessed, unsweetened, and you can choose

berry-punch

Dec 19

Sparkling Holiday Berry Punch

Like spiced wine, this zingy raspberry pomegranate punch is quick to make and perfect for any holiday gathering. The flavor is deep and refreshing. Just blend, add sparkling water, and serve. It’s filled with with vitamins and anti-oxidant nutrients from berries, pomegranate, and cherries. Even better, it’s sugar free and won’t cause a holiday sugar spike,

potatoes-vertical

Dec 15

6 Healthy Alternatives to Mashed Potatoes!

No holiday is complete without mashed potatoes! Plenty of fluffy potatoes, whipped up with butter, are a delicious holiday tradition we’ve loved and enjoyed for generations. But nowadays we have 3 big problems with potatoes: 1) Many people are intolerant to nightshades. 2) The new GMO potato

pumpkin-latte

Dec 14

Instant Pumpkin Spice Latte

Paleo Pumpkin Latte is a quick and satisfying way to start the day. It’s also a great snack! This Vegan pumpkin latte uses non-dairy milk. It’s also a Paleo recipe, free of sugars, gluten, grains, processed ingredients, GMO’s, and extracted oils. Millions of health-conscious people are looking to the Paleo diet, avoiding chronic disease 

pumpkin-eggnog-vegan

Dec 10

Pumpkin Eggnog, Vegan

This creamy spiced eggnog will warm any holiday gathering. Entertaining is challenging when you’re balancing dietary restrictions. However this delicious recipe solves that, as it is compatible with most special diets! Your guests will be guzzling it, and no one will ever guess it’s free of gluten, grains, dairy, eggs, sugar, and tree-nuts. 

pear-ginger-relish

Dec 05

Pear Ginger Tangerine Relish

Keep your digestion in tune with fermented foods! This super-easy relish combines ripe pears with ginger and tangerines, for refreshing and luscious flavor! Make it in 15 minutes and ferment for 3 to 5 days, depending on how zingy and vibrant you like it. Fermented foods promote healthy intestinal bacteria –

Pumpkin-Pudding

Nov 21

Vegan Pumpkin Pudding with Spiced Pecans

Need a quick and easy dessert for the holidays? This is your luscious ticket. My guests went crazy for this easy raw Paleo mousse. A last minute substitution, as a friend who was to bring pumpkin pie had to cancel, it was no problem! Blended with pumpkin, coconut milk and coconut butter, it’s free of dairy and eggs. 

fermented-cranberry-relish

Nov 21

Fermented Cranberry Orange Sauce

This easy cranberry relish takes only 3 days to ferment! Our great grandmothers always fermented cranberry sauce. They knew it would keep for a long time, and was a delicious natural probiotic to promote healthy intestinal flora. If you’re new to fermenting, it’s EASY and tastier than store-bought!

curried-pumpkin-dip

Nov 16

Paleo Curried Pumpkin Dip

Try this easy dip for the holidays – I think you’ll really like it! I created it in minutes for a party, and it was the biggest hit of the evening! Spicy, creamy, great with veggies or crackers. You can save time using butternut squash, it’s even yummier than pumpkin to me. This spice mix is very special, as I don’t use store-bought curry powders. 

dairy-free-cream-cheese

Nov 12

Dairy-free Cream Cheese

Smooth, rich, and creamy, I thought a Vegan Cream Cheese was impossible until I invented this! A spreadable Paleo cheese, it tastes delicious on Artisan Olive Bread. Make it in a blender with coconut milk, coconut butter and lemon for an incredibly yummy flavor without dairy, gum, or stabilizers. Hooray! Then chill and use it

superfood-hot-chocolate-chai

Oct 30

Superfood Hot Chocolate Chai with Turmeric

A smooth and creamy snack with irresistible flavor, easy to make, and so full of superfoods! Spicy Hot Chocolate Chai will keep your body running on high-energy fuel for hours, while promoting long-term health. Just look at the list of superfoods!

sweet-potato-chai-latte

Oct 04

Sweet Potato Latte with Turmeric

Turmeric Tea, called Golden Milk, is a delicious way to get your daily dose of turmeric. This spicy chai will warm your heart and stimulate vitality. Sweet potato latte is quicker to prepare and tastier than pumpkin. This homemade version is far healthier than store bought latte, as it’s free of dairy, sugar, GMO’s and chemicals.

key-lime-avocado-bars

Sep 16

Paleo Avocado Key Lime Pie Bars

Refreshing and creamy, when I tasted these bars I couldn’t believe how delicious they were (and I’m pretty sure you’ll have the same reaction as well!) The filling is made with fresh lime juice and creamy avocado. Smooth, cool, and exhilarating, mild avocado adds richness to these Key

adzuki-bean-salad

Aug 17

Adzuki Bean Salad with Squash

Vibrant flavors of adzuki bean with zesty lime and basil make this the most delicious bean salad I’ve ever tasted. It’s best at room temperature or slightly warm like a Niçoise, which heightens the taste. Adzuki beans are valued in Chinese medicine for a rich earthy flavor, detoxifying the blood, clearing congestion, 

orange-zabaglione

Aug 12

Orange Zabaglione with Peaches

Want an easy 5-minute dessert or treat with rapturous flavor that will make you swoon? Zabaglione is a smooth Italian delicacy made with heavy cream. Instead I’ve used coconut milk and coconut butter to make it lusciously thick and dairy-free. Orange and peaches taste delightful together.

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