10 Gluten Free and Vegan Recipes to Celebrate Spring

10 Delicious Vegan and Gluten Free Recipes to Celebrate Spring

Since spring is in full swing, and Easter is just two days away, I thought it might be fun to share some of my favorite spring recipes on the blog. There's something for everyone in this little round-up; everything from cheesecake to saucy spring vegetables, chocolate eggs and cupcakes to kale salad. Asparagus and mint … Continue reading 10 Delicious Vegan and Gluten Free Recipes to Celebrate Spring

The “Smoothie, Salad, Soup” Jump-Start Plant-Based Eating Plan

It's January. We all know what that means. Resolutions! Eating healthier! Joining the gym! Getting reeeeealllly psyched up and spending a fortune at the health food store in a frantic attempt to completely overhaul your kitchen. Believe me, I understand. In the past I used to create complicated resolution-inspired meal plans for myself that involved … Continue reading The “Smoothie, Salad, Soup” Jump-Start Plant-Based Eating Plan

Four Fresh Juices to Keep You Healthy, Happy, and Glowing All Winter Long

Nothing makes me feel more shiny, clean, and energized than a glass of freshly pressed fruit and vegetable juice. Especially after a long weekend of eating all the delicious vegan food. Did everyone have a nice Thanksgiving? Ours was a busy one, involving lots of driving, and of course, lots of feasting. This week, all … Continue reading Four Fresh Juices to Keep You Healthy, Happy, and Glowing All Winter Long

Vanilla Lucuma Shake with Pumpkin Spice and Chocolate Espresso Syrup

After a few rainy and cold days, we've got some warm sunshine lighting up the orange and red (ok and brown) leaves quickly accumulating on the ground. Not needing to bundle up in a sweater and a jacket today means that creamy cold smoothies and milkshakes are sounding delicious again. Today's shake is a special Halloween … Continue reading Vanilla Lucuma Shake with Pumpkin Spice and Chocolate Espresso Syrup

Homemade Sesame Seed Milk + Why I Gave Up Dairy

If you were to google "reasons to avoid dairy" you'd get several results. Actually, you'd get about 16 million results from that search. I don't need millions of reasons to steer clear of dairy, I have 3 main reasons, and that is more than enough for me. I'll get to those in a minute. It's … Continue reading Homemade Sesame Seed Milk + Why I Gave Up Dairy

Sweet Potato Toast! + 7 Fun Plant-Based Topping Ideas

Last weekend I came across an idea, actually it popped up on my Facebook feed as an advertisement from yahoo.com. An idea I could kick myself for never thinking of. Sweet potato toast. As in, sliced sweet potato, toasted in the toaster (or toaster oven) and used in place of bread. I was excited, and … Continue reading Sweet Potato Toast! + 7 Fun Plant-Based Topping Ideas

Roasted Garlic and Tomato Toasts + Protecting Your Skin from the Inside Out

I have a really tasty recipe for you today. I made these roasted tomato toasts for lunch over the weekend, and they were so good, I decided I needed to share the recipe with you all. These make a great, simple lunch (I enjoyed mine with a nice green salad with lots of veggies) and … Continue reading Roasted Garlic and Tomato Toasts + Protecting Your Skin from the Inside Out

Homemade, All Natural Vitamin C Powder

So I want to plant a little idea in your head. I'm just going to leave it there and let it germinate for a bit... You can make your own vitamin-rich superfood powders. For cheap. Even, basically, for free. Yep, it's true. Let me explain. This vitamin C powder is made from something you were … Continue reading Homemade, All Natural Vitamin C Powder

Anti-Inflammatory Island Smoothie with Fresh Turmeric Root + A Quick and Dirty Guide to Fighting Inflammation

Inflammation. Wrote a little song about it, like to hear it? Here it goes! Sorry, sometimes when I'm trying to focus on writing about health, the ladies of En Vogue start belting out songs in my head. No, I didn't really write you a diva-licious power song about inflammation (although I'd be a lot cooler … Continue reading Anti-Inflammatory Island Smoothie with Fresh Turmeric Root + A Quick and Dirty Guide to Fighting Inflammation