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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!

Wild Blueberry Mousse with Avocado

OK, let's call it "Blue Mousse". My favorite 2-minute uplifting snack is refreshingly smooth and anti-oxidant with heavenly flavor. This nutrient-dense treat gives you everything you need – vitality, yummy texture, and sublime taste. Just blend and enjoy! It could be your easy breakfast, snack, or dessert. The thick texture comes from natural pectin in blueberries and creamy avocado. Wild blueberries are small with a slightly tart, deep flavor. Wild blueberries may be the world’s most ...

Berry Parfait with Coconut Kefir

For a quick breakfast or a snack, there's nothing like a creamy parfait. Use your favorite berries - today I used blueberries, raspberries and black elderberries. This is yummy with Easy Homemade Coconut Yogurt, coconut kefir or goat yogurt. Kefir and yogurt are easy to assimilate, as the proteins are mostly digested by healthy bacteria. I added a dash of vanilla and optional sweetener. Today I used sprouted, toasted organic almonds. This is an easy breakfast or snack. It serves two, but I ...

Rainbow Salad with Herb Dressing

My body is asking for veggies today - and this crunchy mixture is my absolute favorite! Quick, colorful, and unbelievably delicious with this blended Yogurt Herb Dressing. If your digestion is delicate, you can steam the raw veggies lightly in a steamer for 2-3 minutes, so they're partly cooked and still crunchy. Then drizzle them with this very special dressing and enjoy! Use any leftover dressing with everything!. Serves 4....

Papaya Tangerine Smoothie

Today's breakfast was a refreshing flavor treat of creamy, luscious papaya. I added tangerine, coconut milk, and strawberries for a WOW! Intensely luscious smoothie! Look for healthy organic or non-GMO papaya, as many papayas are genetically modified. This papaya milkshake tastes like the papaya "batidos" I used to buy on the street in Mexico, made with (uh oh!) sweetened evaporated milk and sugar! Fortunately, papaya offers a tantalizing tropical taste with a relatively low sugar ...

Curried Red Bean Dip with Veggies

Your guests will go crazy for this colorful high-protein dip. At a recent gathering, every person asked me for the recipe - so here it is! Sliced veggies are easy, economical and beautiful in rainbow colors. That's because crackers are not allowed in my kitchen these days, nor are nutritionally empty chips and processed dips. Ha Ha! Instead, I love to serve colorful sliced radishes, turnips, daikon, yellow beets, zucchini, peas, etc. They're all wonderfully ALIVE! These flavorings are mild, ...

Spiced Chai Tea Latte

Do you long for the authentic flavor of old-fashioned Himalayan tea? Or do you crave the warm spices of a steamy Starbucks Chai Tea Latte? Whatever you desire, this delectable brew will warm your body and soul. Instead of black tea, it uses Tulsi tea, also called Holy Basil, which tastes like black tea and is naturally caffeine-free. Sweetener is optional. Instead of a high-carb sweetener like sugar, it WOULD be sweetened with zero-carb sweetener, so it gives your blood sugar a break. Sadly, ...

Why is CHOCOLATE the FOOD of the GODS? But there’s a catch!

Pure 100% chocolate is my favorite food in the world. And for good reason. Pure unsweetened cacao is higher in antioxidants than grapes, blueberries, or green tea. Maybe that’s why ancient cultures used it as a medicine, and called it “Food of the Gods.” Follow my links below to the BEST chocolate bars! But there's a catch! If it has sugar added, it's partly toxic. Why ruin the healthiest food by mixing it with the most unhealthy toxin? It turns out that raw, unsweetened chocolate is ...

Low-Carb Cauliflower Risotto alla Milanese

When I lived in Venice, Italy, I enjoyed risotto almost every day. But sadly, it's loaded with carbs, so I ended up gaining weight. Traditional ingredients for Risotto alla Milanese are arborio rice, aged Parmiggiano Reggiano, and saffron. I've resolved the problem with this Paleo-Vegan adapted recipe, so you won't gain weight. It's super-low in carbs and quicker to make. With Cauliflower Rice, you don't have to stand over a hot stove stirring for 20 minutes! Ha Ha! It's an easy low-carb ...

Sweet Potato Golden Milk with Turmeric

Golden Milk is a delicious way to get your daily dose of turmeric. Quick to prepare, this spicy chai will warm your heart and stimulate total vitality. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is a powerful anti-inflammatory that destroys many types of cancer cells. But it is difficult for the body to absorb. This Golden Milk recipe is especially formulated to help you assimilate ALL the health benefits of turmeric. Sweet potatoes are high in fiber, vitamin C, potassium, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), niacin (vitamin B3), vitamin B6, manganese, magnesium, and copper. They get their orange color from beta-carotene, an antioxidant. Homemade Golden Milk is way healthier than any store bought beverage, as it's free of dairy, sugar, GMO's and chemicals. ...

Crustless Vegan Quiche

It took 8 trials to make this vegan quiche worthy of sharing with you. Finally, I found how to get the texture of traditional quiche - but egg-free! Instead of eggs, I used blended cashews, coconut, and grain-free flour hold it together. This Paleo-vegan recipe has a wonderful flavor and just the right consistency. I'm not vegan, but if you are, this recipe is for you. Super-easy to make, it tastes divine, and there's no crust to worry about. It makes a nourishing breakfast, lunch, dinner, or ...

Heirloom Red Rice Pilaf with Mushrooms

On a recent trip to the Himalayas, I was captivated by the rich, nutty flavor of Bhutanese red rice. Since rice is a "grain", some folks might say this recipe is not Paleo. However, I beg to differ. Strong evidence has emerged that our ancestors ate rice for milleniums, which eventually led to cultivating the grains. It seems Paleolithic humans were grinding grains some 32,000 years ago. This evidence comes out years after the "Paleo Diet" was coined. Whew! Maybe now we can relax, and simply eat unprocessed foods. ...

Paleo Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Alive with flavor and life force, this pesto is an easy nutritional powerhouse you can enjoy in 2 minutes flat. It looks and tastes just like authentic Pesto Genovese, but it's dairy-free with pumpkin seeds instead of pine nuts. For this vegan pesto, I used lemon juice and nutritional yeast to give a tangy parmesan taste. You'll need a food processor. Pumpkin seeds are a true superfood loaded with a wide variety of healthy nutrients from magnesium to copper, protein and zinc. ...

Ayurvedic Root Veggie Squash Soup

So easy to make, this is a magical blend of warm comfort foods with squash, rutabaga, carrot, onion, and sweet potato, I created this creamy potage for my Yoga students to show how to heal inflammation, which is epidemic in our times. We nourish our mind through the foods we eat. The subtle essence of food has a huge impact on our mind. Ayurveda describes the subtle essence of food (and all of life) as the three "qualities" or Gunas.  1) Sattva (peaceful), 2) Rajas (active) and 3) ...

Avocado Cilantro Detox Dressing

Quick. Delicious. Detoxifying. Yep, in 1 minute your tasty nutrient-dense dressing is ready. With only 5 ingredients, try it on everything! Salads, sandwiches, wraps, vegetables, quiche, crackers, chips, crudités, or as a mayo. Fresh food tastes better than store-bought dressings! Now we can clear those bottles out the fridge and enjoy real flavor. I could go on and on about the health benefits of this dressing. Cilantro and parsley are potent detoxifiers of heavy metals stored in the body. ...

Have you ever tried GABA Kitchari?

Kitchari is a nourishing miracle of everyday wellness from Ayurvedic cooking. This recipe is especially rich in minerals, amino acids and GABA. What is GABA? When we activate the Gamma-aminobutyric acid in unprocessed beans and rice by presoaking overnight, it stimulates the life force so these foods are higher in nutrients, more digestible, and won't give you gas.  Soaking or sprouting the beans and rice is easy. It removes any bitter seed coatings, adding a superfood level of cleansing ...

Make Your Own Curry Powder – Nightshade-free!

I love spices! Here's how to make your own homemade curry powder that's easy to digest. This tastes yummy in My Favorite Kitchari!  Curry powder is just a Westernized mix of Asian spices, often containing nightshades red pepper and cayenne. At one time every Indian household had their own special mixture, giving their particular cuisine a unique characteristic flavor. Nowadays we buy curry powder in little jars from mega grocery corporations. It's still wonderful! But nightshades contain ...

Sprouted Hummus, Original Lebanese Recipe

This homemade hummus is quick to make, tasty, super-nourishing, and EASY TO DIGEST. Hummus is supposed to be a healthy snack, a staple of the Mediterranean diet. Every Lebanese grandmother knows how to make old-fashioned hummus with sprouted chick peas. Traditional soaking and sprouting makes beans sweet, digestible, healthy, and quick to cook. Otherwise, beans are simply indigestible, if you know what I mean! Soaking and sprouting dissolves the indigestible natural coatings on beans. ...

Probiotic Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Here's a quick snack with high-protein nutrition. Even better, yummy probiotics will keep your inner micro-biome running in top condition. This is basically a chocolate-banana-coconut milkshake, with my favorite probiotics. We get extra kudos for chocolate, because chocolate is actually a fermented food! Ha ha! And chocolate is one of the highest anti-oxidant foods on the planet. Hooray! However, chocolate must be 100% and sugar-free to reap the benefits, because sugar causes body acidity and disturbs gut microbiome. ...

Matcha Green Tea Golden Milk

This creamy Golden Milk will boost your entire immune system. Turmeric and Matcha Green Tea are a dynamic superfood duo, if you don't mind the pea green color. We know about turmeric health benefits and everybody's going crazy for Golden Milks. However curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is difficult for the body to absorb. Very few people understand how to prepare Golden Milk to insure absorption. Sadly, the Golden Milk you're drinking may not benefit you at all. Turmeric can dissolve inflammation and pain. It's a powerful anti-inflammatory that destroys cancer cells and helps keep all the organs in balance – if it is absorbed

Here are four secrets to maximizing the benefits of turmeric:...

Roasted Garlic, Aluminum-free

Toasting gives garlic a deep, rich, 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 it tastes divine in my Virus-Busting Garlic Soup! Roasting garlic is super-easy, and you don't need aluminum foil. BTW my kitchen is 100% aluminum free. Warning: Roasting garlic will fill your entire home with indescribably tantalizing and ...