Superfoods Amazing Abilities

Superfoods are filled with essential nutrients and anti-oxidants that are extremely helpful to ward off illnesses and continue to live a healthy life. These are super easy to add to all your favorite dishes and when put together can become even more powerful than on their own. There are a few different categories of superfoods:

Vegan Almond Butter Pumpkin Cookies

This is a delicious cookie for the fall season to crunch that pumpkin craving. Even with the amount of almond butter, you don’t taste the almond butter that much. If you find that they are too soft, simply put them back into the oven for about 5-8 minutes longer or until you have your desired texture.

Vegan Curry with Cauliflower Rice

Vegan Curry Adaptation with Cauliflower Rice

This recipe uses a vegetable soup base with indian curry spices to create a delicious hybrid of the two. It is both light and filling and very easy to make. The cauliflower rice soaks up the spices of the sauce to intensify the flavor while being a light replacement for normal rice.

Monthly Favorites September 2015

Monthly Favorites: September Edition

Explore Asian Gluten-Free Organic Black Bean Spaghetti This brand has some absolutely tasty food, especially with their black bean pasta. They make their foods with people with dietary restrictions in mind and with the healthiest ingredients. They specialize in gluten free, vegan, diabetic, and fitness diets. The pasta itself is very light but extremely filling

Super Easy Substitutions For Eating Healthy

Even super unhealthy food like sweets and pastas can be made healthier by doing a few substitutions. Here is a list of just a few ideas for some simple substitutions you can make either as you cook or when eating out. When cooking and baking try replacing: Applesauce for sugar Applesauce gives your recipe the

What I Eat For Breakfast

I always end up eating these 3 meals during the week. They mostly depend on what I have time for in the morning, but are also sometimes solely based on what I am in the mood for. So without further ado, here are 3 things I tend to have for breakfast that are simple, easy,

Vietnamese Noodle Salad

Vegan Vietnamese Noodle Salad

We were wanting something different, but knew we weren’t going to have too long to cook. This recipe was both fast and delicious. It was a perfect light, filling meal to have before the heaviness of the future fall and winter meals to come. If you wanted to you could add some chicken for the

Tips For Reading Food Labels

I have been asked what I look on food labels when I look at a product in the grocery store. I thought that I would share this information with you and give a few of the tips that I have for reading a label quickly and easily at the store.

Vegan Black Bean & Potato Enchiladas

Vegan Black Bean & Potato Enchilada

When craving both something light and something Mexican try these vegan and gluten free enchiladas. The potatoes add a bit of texture and enough that even meat lovers won’t need meat to be added in. I added a bit of fresh jalepenos and some tabasco sauce on top to give a bit more kick with each bite.

Monthly Favorites August 2015

Monthly Favorites: August Edition

Redwood Hill Farm plain goat milk yogurt Goat milk yogurt may seem odd, however it is actually extremely close to human mother’s milk than one might think. Plus it also has great health benefits. For example, it is easier to digest and is best for people who have bowel inflammation. It can also increase ones

Perfectly Simple Buckwheat Pancakes

Want some delicious light and healthy pancakes for breakfast or dinner? This recipe is simple and easy to make and will make even the non gluten-free friends want seconds. Add some fresh fruit and agave nectar for some great healthy toppings.

Dealing With Stress & Anxiety

We all know that life brings many obstacles that can lead to long, hard days that bring on lots of stress. Stress can be very hard to deal with and can be problematic on both your body and your mind. A little stress is one thing, but the more stress you have can cause more life threatening effects. It is important to realize when you are feeling stress and deal with it to prevent these future problems to arise. I know this can be extremely difficult sometimes, especially since I am a highly anxious person as it is.

Gluten-free Indian Spiced Vegetables & Raita

Gluten-free Indian Spiced Vegetables & Raita

This is perfect for a light night of grilling. This meal definitely has some tasty spices with just enough heat. I cooked up some lentils for a nice side addition, but you could also bake some naan to go with it (for a non gluten free option of course). Whether or not you decided to add anything else to the meal one thing is for sure, this is a dish even meat lovers will enjoy with the amount of flavor each vegetable has.

Reducing Your Sugar Intake

After I read an article about the effects of unnatural sugar on your body, I became interested in the topic. I wondered how much sugar I had in an average day. I was shocked by how much processed and added sugar was in my average diet. I then decided that I would try to reduce this amount and instead gain my sugar intake through natural sources.

Raw Vegan Pear & Chickpea Salad

Raw Vegan Pear & Chickpea Salad

This salad is perfect for a main course. I had some with some gluten-free buckwheat crackers on the side to add a little more crunch to the salad. This also is great to keep in the fridge for lunches or meals later in the week.

Quick & Easy Vegan Apple and Cabbage Salad

This salad is perfect for a small side dish or even as a great addition to a veggie burger. Personally, I had made this dish as a side addition to some asian cucumber rolls for a light summer dinner. I also would recommend adding some nuts, either peanuts or almond slices on top.

Japanese Sesame-Cucumber Rolls

Japanese Sesame-Cucumber Rolls

These rolls are a perfect small asian dish that is easy to make and can be saved in the refrigerator and added to lunches later in the week. I had cooked these for a family dinner with a side cabbage salad, however these would also make great party appetizers. Serve with soy sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger.

Seared Cauliflower Salad

Quick & Easy Seared Cauliflower Salad

This salad is so easy and is absolutely delicious for any summertime meal. I personally made this for a picnic and fireworks show with some veggies and cheese dip on the side. It would also pair nicely with either a lean chicken breast for the more meat enthused.

Considering Dieting?

Before considering dieting you should evaluate your lifestyle. Ask yourself a set of questions to find out why you think you should be on a diet (How much/little do you eat? What do you eat? When do you eat? Do you workout?…). By first looking at your daily life you can figure out what it is that you want to change and can physically change. For example, if you find yourself snacking tons, find out why. Is it because you didn’t eat enough earlier? Maybe you are just bored?