Raspberry Rhubarb Chia Seed Jam

This tangy sweet jam is a prelude to a delicious dessert recipe I just can't wait to share. While these homemade preserves make for the perfect sweet ingredient in a special treat, this easy homemade jam also happens to be the topping your toast has been waiting for (and your pancakes, waffles, and french toast, … Continue reading Raspberry Rhubarb Chia Seed Jam

Fruit and Oat Crumble Bars - Vegan, Gluten Free, Oil Free

Healthy Fruit and Oat Crumble Bars

Last week I was having this major craving for a crumbly oat and jam bar. Something I could really sink my teeth into. I found a few recipes online, but most had large quantities of sugar and oil, and my goal was to make this an anytime bar. Wholesome, naturally sweetened, gluten free, oil free, … Continue reading Healthy Fruit and Oat Crumble Bars

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

Spiced Super Berry Smoothie

Today I'm sharing my current favorite fruit smoothie. This blend is perfect for fall; it features fresh apple juice (or cider), tart cranberries, juicy raspberries,blueberries, and spicy cinnamon for a flavor combination that is sure to wake up the senses. It's tart, and sweet, and utterly juicy with a warm hint of spice. Regularly sipping … Continue reading Spiced Super Berry Smoothie

Healthy, All-Natural “Slurpees” (no sugar added)

When I was a kid, one of my favorite pastimes was to get a bunch of my friends together, load up on as many sugary foods and drinks as we could buy at the store and head back to my house to generally act insane. It was all under the guise of a "sleepover." My … Continue reading Healthy, All-Natural “Slurpees” (no sugar added)

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

Glowing Shamrock Smoothie

This sweet minty smoothie is not only the perfect green beverage to sip for St. Patrick's Day, but for the rest of spring and the warm days of summer too. It's frosty, fruity, and sweet with a big minty punch. While my Copycat Shamrock Shake is creamy and indulgent, this smoothie is light and refreshing, … Continue reading Glowing Shamrock Smoothie

Golden Years Turmeric Smoothie (whop whop whop)

If you've never tipped a little turmeric into your smoothie, I'm here to tell you you're missing out. Talk about a unique and utterly delicious sipping experience. Combined with cold creamy coconut milk, frozen mango + pineapple, a touch of fresh ginger, and a sprinkle of sweet Ceylon cinnamon, and you've got your self one … Continue reading Golden Years Turmeric Smoothie (whop whop whop)

Sweet and Creamy Maple Tahini Fruit Dip (and Why You Should Eat More Tahini)

Most people know tahini as a main ingredient in hummus; a thick, somewhat bitter paste made of ground sesame seeds. There are, however, so many yummy ways to use tahini. I love using it in a tasty sauce to pour over falafel, and it makes a delicious and easy creamy salad dressing. Tahini is also … Continue reading Sweet and Creamy Maple Tahini Fruit Dip (and Why You Should Eat More Tahini)

Green Tea and Peach Ice Pops (Sugar-free, Naturally-flavored)

August is National Peach Month, and since the temperatures here are creeping back up towards 90 degrees F (30 C) by week's end, it seemed only fitting to blend these deliciously juicy fruits into icy cold popsicles. I added cooled steeped green tea for a flavor and health boost. These frozen treats have no added … Continue reading Green Tea and Peach Ice Pops (Sugar-free, Naturally-flavored)