Vegan

Berry Avocado Smoothie Bowls

Smoothies are a great way to pack lots of nutrition into one meal. This smoothie recipe in particular is full of fiber and healthy fats (but also tastes insanely good). I love serving smoothies in a bowl because garnishing with nuts, seeds, coconut and fruit is so fun – this would be the perfect cooking […]

Sweet Potato and Chickpea Burgers

This recipe combines two of my favorite ingredients: sweet potato and chickpeas. They both work together so nicely in this burger recipe – the sweet potato provides sweetness and creaminess and the beans provide texture and protein. I enjoy mine topped with avocado and fresh citrus, but feel free to top them with any of […]

Cinnamon and Mixed Nut Granola with Yogurt and Berries

I recently had the most delicious granola on our cruise ship and I came back determined to try to make my own version. This granola has less oats and more nuts, which I love because it provides more protein and a wonderful toasty flavor. The plain yogurt provides an even more protein and the berries […]

Toasted Coconut and Walnut Energy Bites

My clients LOVE energy bites and for good reason – they are the perfect grab-and-go snack and there are so many different flavor combinations to choose from. The coconut and walnuts in these bites add a good amount of healthy fat and the dates add fiber to help keep you full. I also like having […]

Brown Rice and Veggie Stir-Fry with Ginger Orange Sauce

I’ve been trying hard to up the veggie intake in our house lately (even the dogs are loving them – it’s so funny to watch them beg for carrots and sweet potatoes!). This stir-fry was something I developed as a lunch option since it’s super easy to separate into individual portions. And you can play […]

Grain-Free Cookie Bars

I was introduced to tiger nuts a few years ago by my friend who sells the flour and other tiger nut products through her business (sperafoods.com). So what exactly is a tiger nut? Well, it isn’t a nut, which can be confusing. It is actually a small root vegetable that grows in Northern Africa and […]

Roasted Brussels Sprout and Sweet Potato Tacos with Kale Chimichurri

I recently read that the vegan eating will be a popular trend in 2019. As most of you know, I’ve been creating vegan dishes for some time now, and I always encourage a plant-based meal at least once or twice a week. These tacos are so incredibly flavorful and filling. If you have any leftover […]

(Peanut-Free) Thai Noodle Salad with Baked Tofu

With school back in session, it’s good to plan meals that are easy to pack as leftovers the next day. This noodle salad is so fresh and flavorful and is great served hot or cold. If you have some picky eaters, you can definitely leave off the tofu or swap in diced chicken. Serve this […]

Raw Chocolate Espresso Truffles

Chocolate and coffee are one of my favorite combos. I’ve been known to need a cup of coffee (or two) in the morning to get myself motivated. These truffles are chock-full of good-for-you ingredients like almonds, oats and hemp seed, but they taste like a decadent dessert. And because they’re vegan, gluten-free (if you use […]

Green Apple Guacamole

There are few people I have met that don’t love guacamole. It’s a common menu item at dinner parties I cook for and I love playing around with the different add-ins (for example, mango and pineapple). Adding apple provides a great crunch and tart sweetness, which balances nicely with the spicy jalapeno. Serve this as […]