Raw Key-Lime Cheesecake

The plant-based community has discovered some amazing alternatives to mainstream meals and desserts. The first time I went to a RAW restaurant, it was about 4 years ago in LA, I was not having it. The menu included familiar items like pizza and burgers. Of course I knew it wouldn’t exactly be like the pizza I was use to at the time, but I wasn’t prepared for what was coming.

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Raw Carrot Cake Bites+Thoughts About SIBO

Meal prep and planning has been in full force lately. I enjoy making making healthy recipes as a general attempt to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but the food I typically make is geared towards managing or healing certain conditions. Particularly digestive conditions. I’m currently doing another treatment for SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth), so this means I’ll be following the SIBO specific diet. Regardless of your health status, recipes I post are accessible to anyone looking for healthy alternatives.

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Anti-inflammatory and Gut Healing Curry Soup

This is probably pretty lame, but I find perusing the grocery isles or farmers market fun. I know that probably doesn’t add to my cool points, neither does counting cool points I guess. Obviously it’s exciting to find new things to add to recipes, but food can be so pretty too. Like this black rice I made with this curry soup. It’s really more of a deep purple when you cook it. Either way I’m into it.

Black rice, also known as “forbidden rice,” contains the highest levels of the antioxidant anthocyanin when compared to other grains. That’s the same antioxidant that is found in blueberries, purple grapes, plums, tart cherries and beets, but black rice contains less sugar. It also contains some fiber and iron. Research has found that anthocyanin may help with reducing inflammation, aiding in cardiovascular disease, cancer that may be caused by free radicals, and improving brain function. (1)  It also contains the antioxidant vitamin E, think hair, skin, eye health, and so much more.

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Beauty and Brain Boosting Energy Bites

Even though this recipes is simple, I realize some of the ingredients may not be staples in your kitchen. Continue reading “Beauty and Brain Boosting Energy Bites”

Homemade Coconut Milk

When I first looked into how to make various alternative milks at home I was surprised at how easy it is to make coconut milk! It literally takes 2 ingredients and 10 minutes. The result is fresh “milk” that is 100% free of any additives. Continue reading “Homemade Coconut Milk”

Yogurt+Butternut Squash Breakfast

This bowl is full of healthy fats, protein, and fiber that makes for great pre-workout fuel.

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Pear+Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

If you’re a regular to oatmeal for breakfast, this is for you. It’s important not to get stuck in a rut with eating, or anything for that matter. Our bodies appreciate diversity, this prevents food intolerances from developing and ensures that you are getting all your vitamins and minerals from your diet. Continue reading “Pear+Quinoa Breakfast Bowl”

Citrus Buckwheat Granola

Sometimes it’s easy to get stuck in a routine and forget about the diversity we can bring to our life. This applies to cooking as well. How many people pretty much eat the same thing for breakfast everyday? I love granola, but needed to switch it up and Buckwheat is a great alternative.

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Easy Bake Pumpkin Butter Cookies

I’m sure everyone is currently baking and binging on cookies for the holiday season. These cookies create a nice balance because they aren’t over-loaded with sugar and are actually filled with healthful ingredients. They are also, gluten-free, paleo, vegan, and refined-sugar free. The texture is soft and fluffy. Continue reading “Easy Bake Pumpkin Butter Cookies”