Monthly Archives: February 2018

Smashed Avocado Olive Spread

One of my favorite foods on the planet is the creamy and luscious avocado. While it is an excellent source of monounsaturated fat, folate, potassium and vitamin E, it is actually a single-seeded berry. Who knew?! In addition to being a tasty superfood, I love how versatile it is. You can eat it alone or […]

Blueberry Rosewater Jam

Lately I’ve been on a rose high, especially after attending a workshop on the healing essence of rose. The “queen of flowers,” roses bud, bloom and fade. The rose grows entirely unaware, changing naturally from one state to another. Vulnerable, roses are open to all the elements that may treat them cruelly. However, roses know […]

Coconut Cacao Rose Love Bites In Celebration Of Love

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In celebration of love (because Valentine’s Day should be every day) I was inspired to make these bittersweet coconut cacao rose love bites. I enjoy my cacao on the bitter side but feel free to sweeten it up a bit more with maple syrup. All the cacao makes these love bites a perfect pick-me-up snack […]

Roasted Rainbow Carrots + Tahini

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One of my favorite dishes to make is roasted root veggies. On the menu tonight I chose carrots with a spice blend of curry, cloves, cinnamon, turmeric, cumin, ginger, and pink Himalayan salt. For added yummyness I made a tahini dressing and sprinkled some pomegranate jewels on top Can we talk about the aroma in […]

Anti-inflammatory Acai Smoothie

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Ingredients    1/2 cup mango 1 eight ounce glass almond milk 1/2 cup spinach leaves  1/2 tsp ground turmeric 1 tsp coconut oil Pinch Himalayan salt  Pinch fresh ground black pepper 2 Tbsp dried açaí berries Why black peppercorns you may ask? The  black pepper and the coconut oil (or any type of fat)help absorb […]

20 Tips on Mindful Sustenance

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One of the greatest pleasures in life is food. From the moment we lock eyes with a beautiful dish and inhale its aroma our gastric juices begin to flow, as we salivate and work up an appetite. Nothing compares to that first pleasurable bite to satisfy our physical hunger. Too often though we rush through […]

Cucumber Fennel Slaw

Cucumber Fennel Slaw recipe

I wanted something crunchy, refreshing and simple to make so I opened my fridge and grabbed some cucumbers and fennel. Both greens are great sources of fiber so they are super filling!  Cucumber is a great source of silica which helps maintain skin elasticity healthy collagen. I add added some parsley for more fiber and vitamin C. […]

Gluten-Free Banana Chia Seed Cake

gluten free banana chia seed cake recipe

I love to play in the kitchen and experiment with recipes.  Today I woke up with a sweet craving and wanted to see what yumminess I can create with ingredients I already have.     Et voila! I present to you my Gluten-Free Banana Chia Seed Cake.       Ingredients   4 ripe bananas […]

Vegan Energy Bites

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Ingredients 1/2 cup hemp seeds 1/4 cup coconut flour 2 tbsp raw sesame butter 1/4 tsp Himalayan pink sea salt 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 large pitted date 3-4 tbsp warm water Directions Blend all ingredients and roll into balls.  Roll over sesame seeds and refrigerate covered for at least 1 HR. […]