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Roasted Radishes & Blood Orange Dressing

Happy Spring Equinox! Today we are reminded of the cycle of life as the Northern hemisphere experiences its rebirth. Although the cold still lingers, we begin to feel the energetic shift as the days stretch and the glorious sun shines longer. The beautiful buds prepare to blossom and the winter wonderland slowly transforms into greener […]

Coconut Curry Split Pea Soup

When I think comfort food, especially on a cold day nothing beats a warm bowl of soup. Add coconut curry in front of “soup” and you get the ultimate hug in a bowl! For this recipe I used split peas and added kale for  extra nourishment and plant-based phytonutrients. Each spoonful contains a treasure trove […]

Heart-Healthy Indulgence: Avocado Cacao Pudding

If you ask me, orange and chocolate (dark) are a match made in foodie heaven! I am quite proud of this recipe which I like to call my “heart- healthy indulgence,” and here is why. Avocados are probably not the first foods that spring to mind when a sweet craving strikes. However, avocados take on […]

Berry Yummy Cacao Superfood Smoothie

I love a cold smoothie after a sweaty yoga or shimmy session.  I will usually have a mix of berries, superfoods like hemp or chia seeds, cacao and a scoop of of vegan meal which also contains its own blend of greens and plant protein. I like the “Garden of Life” brand (chocolate flavor of […]

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 […]