BEWARE: Some Spooky Things Are Happening to Me!

Happy Halloween! For those of you who don’t know, I’m pregnant! Our little pumpkin is due to arrive at the end of March 2016. Pregnancy, childbirth and FOOD have been consuming my thoughts and body recently, so I thought why not share some of my experiences with you. You may be experiencing some cravings due to the weather getting colder and can benefit from some of my tips below whether you are p ...[Read More]

Banana Bites

bananabites

You’re so lucky there’s a photo of this one since I almost ate them all before snapping the pic😜 Are you ever in the mood for a sweet treat? Thought so. Here’s a delicious recipe that is plant based, whole food based and will help satisfy that sweet tooth! The fiber in fruit helps to naturally balance your blood sugar and the protein from the nut butter will help keep you ...[Read More]

Zucchini Pasta

zucchini pasta

So I’ve been loving this spirulizer that John Paul gifted me for my birthday. It’s so easy to make veggie pasta and it’s such a light and delicious quick meal! You can use zucchini, carrots, apples, potatoes, sweet potatoes, squash, etc as your noodles then add whatever kind of sauce or dressing over it for a nice meal. In today’s recipe, I used organic zucchini and topped ...[Read More]

Watermelon Cooler

Watermelon Cooler

Happy July! This watermelon cooler recipe serves as a great holiday weekend cocktail or mocktail. We have been on a watermelon kick recently since it’s been unseasonably warm here. Watermelon is such a refreshing and hydrating snack providing us with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants such as lycopene to help reduce inflammation. Give this a try and let me know what you think! Ingredients: ...[Read More]

Cedar Plank Salmon

Since we’ve been in the Pacific Northwest, we’ve been LOVING all the fresh, wild salmon. We’ve used this recipe for a while and love it every time. It was our ‘company salmon’ that we would prepare for special occasions, but we’ve been enjoying it much more now that we have access to such great salmon. I wanted to share this with you since it’s a great dis ...[Read More]

Cha Cha Cha Chia Seed Pudding

Remember the “Cha Cha Cha chia” jingle? Well, I sing/hum that every time I make anything with chia seeds. These little buggers are packed with nutrition! They come equipped with fiber, minerals, antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids which help reduce inflammation. Chia seed pudding is one of the easiest ways I’ve found to incorporate more chia in my diet that’s simple and so ...[Read More]

Chocolate Chips Cookies (Vegan and Gluten Free)

These cookies. O.M.G! Sooooo good! John Paul is OBSESSED with chocolate chip cookies, so I was determined to find a healthier, cleaner recipe for him to enjoy and here ya go! Thanks to the Detoxinista’s recipe, I’ve managed to bake these cookies for a lot of our friends and family and they are a HUGE hit across the board! These are a MUST TRY! Ingredients: 2 cups of almond meal or almo ...[Read More]

All Hail to the Kale (Salad)

I’m always searching for ways to make salad (and kale) more fun and tasty and I hit the jackpot with this one! Double whammy! When John Paul and I go out to eat, I try to recreate the foods we love at restaurants. We were recently in Southern California and enjoyed this amazing salad that I had to recreate, very simple ingredients with A LOT of flavor! I love salads that are mainly plant bas ...[Read More]

Cream of Asparagus Soup (sans the cream)

Do you love creamy soups but know they aren’t the healthiest option? Then, you’re gonna love this recipe! What’s great about this recipe is you can substitute other veggies for the asparagus. I often sub in different veggies for asparagus to make cream of mushroom, cream of broccoli and cream of celery soup. But since asparagus is in season right now, I love making this soup. Giv ...[Read More]

Simply Sautéed Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts have been making headway on a lot of trendy restaurant menus and it’s for good reason! They are delicious and nutritious and can be cooked in numerous ways! You can roast, sauté, boil, steam, grill or stir-fry them. My favorites are roasted and sautéed. Here I’ve included a simple recipe to help you familiarize yourself with how delicious these little green nuggets can ...[Read More]