Gluten Free

{blueberry lemon smoothie bowl}

{blueberry lemon smoothie bowl}

Lemon and blueberry have always been good friends!  Lemon brings out the delicious brightness in blueberries and both parties host a ton of health benefits!   Lemons give your body Vitamin C so you amp up your immune system and…

{Mexican hot chocolate banana ice cream}

{Mexican hot chocolate banana ice cream}

A delicious chocolate treat with a secret kick; this Mexican hot chocolate flavored dessert is my favorite banana ice cream variation to date!  The coconut cream adds extra richness and helps bring out the chocolate flavors of the cacao powder….

{peanut butter protein squares}

{peanut butter protein squares}

These gluten free protein squares are small but they pack a big punch!  The best way to enjoy them (in my humble opinion) is 15-30 minutes before a workout so you have energy to work hard without feeling too stuffed…

{enchilada casserole}

{enchilada casserole}

When you’re in the mood for Mexican food but you’re too lazy to wrap individual enchiladas!   The addition of lean ground beef gives you a healthy dose of protein and keeps you full for longer! 

{paleo chocolate banana muffins}

{paleo chocolate banana muffins}

Here is a recipe I’ve been dreaming about for some time!  Those who know me well understand my deep love of breakfast.; more specifically, breakfast pastries!  I’m constantly experimenting with ways to make traditional flour-sugar-butter-type pastries much healthier for you….

{rosewater cardamom lazy oats}

{rosewater cardamom lazy oats}

A delicious, quick breakfast that requires ZERO active cooking time?  Sign me up!  All you need for this exotic twist to the “overnight” sensation (get it? overnight oats?!….okay I’m done )  is a few ingredients and a fridge! 

{vegan banoffee pie}

{vegan banoffee pie}

Banana + Toffee = Banoffee!  The traditional recipe for this delicious pie calls for condensed milk and butter.  Although delicious, sugar and saturated fat are not exactly on the list of “super foods” and should only be eaten on occasion….

{mushroom chili twice baked potatoes}

{mushroom chili twice baked potatoes}

I love it when warm, cozy comfort food is stuffed into another comfort food classic!  That’s exactly what happened when this chili twice baked potato was born!  Hearty, beef and mushroom chili – stuffed into a baked potato, topped with…

{dark chocolate orange vegan truffles}

{dark chocolate orange vegan truffles}

Chocolate and orange…a classic flavor combination that I find irresistible!  February has been mostly warm and sunny in Northern California and our orange trees are in full bloom.  I spent some time picking ripe oranges over the weekend and I…

{raw mounds bars}

{raw mounds bars}

I love finding ways to keep my chocolate craving satisfied without sacrificing my waistline.  Dates have become my best friend and my secret weapon when it comes to eliminating processed sugar.  This is a fresh take on the classic mounds…

{golden hot chocolate}

{golden hot chocolate}

I’d like to introduce you to Golden Hot Chocolate.  She is the delicious alter ego of “golden milk”, which is a turmeric infused drink that gained popularity in India and parts of Asia for its amazing health benefits.  Traditional golden…

{fudgy sweet potato brownies}

{fudgy sweet potato brownies}

This rich, fudgy brownie allows you to feel good about chocolate and bone up on nutrients while you indulge a little!  Nothing excites me more than cheating “cheat meals” by making healthy desserts that actually taste great.  The recipe helps…

{chocolate super smoothie}

{chocolate super smoothie}

Creamy banana, aromatic almond butter, and delightfully fruity cacao powder come together in this delicious and nutritious smoothie.The almond butter and chia seeds provide protein and fiber, which are great for building lean muscle and keeping you regular. This hearty smoothie…