In a perfect world candy would be made from the best quality ingredients, corners would not be cut, and it could be something to truly be savored and enjoyed. Since the world is not perfect – yet – I make candy that I am happy to eat, and share, because I know it is made with the best ingredients. It is my little rebellion against the junk that is so prevalent on the market.
What if I told you that you could enjoy a decadent treat this holiday season without any guilt? Yep! Not only are these sinfully delicious but they are also good for you! Packed with protein and veggies, these chocolatey dreams are also vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and grain-free!
This winter vegetable soup was inspired by a recent trip to the farmers market. With tons of local squashes and root vegetables on display, vegetable soup came to mind. I added garbanzo beans and quinoa to make it heartier (and even healthier!), but you can leave those out, or make a few substitutions.
Equally rich in color and in taste, purple sweet potatoes land on the slightly sweeter side of the flavor scale — so much so that my daughter refers to them as “birthday cake potatoes,” — which got me thinking: why not make a homemade cake batter with this wildly hued vegetable as the star? Even better, why not use the sweet potatoes to make a naturally dyed frosting, too?
This wheat berry salad has an earthy warmness to it, a tad nutty but only slightly, and depending on what other ingredients are mixed in, the wonderful ability to suit any season.
This is a great starter recipe and a family favorite. Use it as a winning side dish, especially instead of French fries. This dish is universally well-received by ALL kinds of eaters. In fact, when I served these potatoes at a large family dinner, the potatoes created a stir of excitement amongst the guests before I could get them on the table. Everybody loved them, and even the picky eaters had second helpings.
This Petrifying Pecan Pumpkin Shake is a treat we all can get behind. It’s easy to make, includes a vegetable, and is thick and rich while still being good for you. I love the flavors of pumpkin and pecan together and it’s a perfect autumn combination for a wholesome Halloween treat.
My favorite element of eating unprocessed is coming up with recipes that utilize the rainbow of colors. I love the level of nutrition that comes from colorful arrays and there is something so satisfying when your food is visually appealing. The bright sunshine of the sweet potato and roasted red pepper coupled with nutty creaminess of the avocado and pepitas makes this soup an absolute fiesta for the eyes and taste buds alike. This is taking comfort food to a […]