This recipe started as a spin on a delicious shake in traditional Indian cuisine. I find it to make the perfect sip for transitioning to “EVERYTHING IS PUMPKIN SPICE” season, while still residing in a hot, semi-tropical climate.
The key spice in this recipe is CARDAMOM! This singular use of a warming “carminative” provides a unique flavor, separating it from the Pumpkin Spice craze of Autumn. Paired with a juicy tropical fruit like mango gives it a perfect transition out of the Summer.
I don’t know why it’s taken me this long to FINALLY have a finished ratio of ingredients for the dairy-free mac-n-cheese sauce that I KNOW my daughter will like time after time. For parents who have children with picky tastebuds and texture preferences, these types of go-tos can be lifesavers in the kitchen!
This particular recipe I created to include a sneaky source of beta-carotene rich vegetables for coloring, and hemp hearts for ALA Omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, and heart health.
Of all the “rabbit holes” to vortex into, I am fascinated in the rabbit hole of the Dr. Sebi approach to healing dis-eases with specific herbs and nutrition. As a pathologist, herbalist, biochemist, naturalist, and “Celebrity Healer” … his methodology for eradicating illnesses continues to yield positive results for many individuals with common ailments in Western society (cancer, heart disease, arthritis, digestive ailments….). His lifestyle recommendations prove especially beneficial to those of African or Caribbean ancestral roots. (“African BioMineral Health”).
Adapted from a collard wrap recipe by Raw and Radiant, this light and healthy taco meat alternative boasts a fabulous texture and flavor! Use this low fat, raw vegan filling for your next “Taco Tuesday” night! (more…)
I love the texture of this chocolate vegan freezer fudge that seems to be a family favorite in our house. However, with Winter brewing, and persimmons and warming spices all around, I was inspired to try this new fudge idea. For my taste buds it turned out oh-so-good! It makes a wonderfully light, refreshing and unique snack… yet healthy enough for breakfast! Persimmons come around every winter, bringing sweet juicy goodness to the season. I hope you will try it, and would love to hear how it turned out for you! (more…)
Did you know that blueberries protect the brain, and also prevent insulin spikes from occurring? This makes blueberries the perfect addition to any breakfast food that uses any form of concentrated simple sugar, such as cane sugar, maple syrup, honey, or agave nectar. Here’s the catch: research also shows that in order to unlock these protective benefits of blueberries, 1 cup or more needs to be consumed with the high-sugar foods. This recipe below is a perfect example of the proper ratio! (more…)
Here goes again. Another dessert recipe. It’s the Autumn now, and sweet treats seem to be raining from the sky… it starts with Halloween in October and continues on until January hits, when people make those traditional “New Year’s Resolutions” to lose weight, or cut out sugar, or whatever fad “diet” that continues to bypass the root issue of needing a lifestyle shift. It’s a terrible and frustrating cycle… I know because I was in it for enough time to be sick and tired of it. Enjoying sweet foods that are complementary to longterm healthy lifestyle goals is surprisingly easy to do however…. those are the kinds of recipes that I tend to whip up in my kitchen. (more…)
These nuggets of deliciousness contain that gooey and dense texture. I grew up eating these, and still have the traditional recipe my mom used. Tweaking it to a vegan twist was simple and didn’t sacrifice a bit of texture or flavor. It still has a flaky top, slightly crispy edges, and a thick, soft and gooey center. (more…)
Whenever September comes around, even though it’s usually still hot where I live, I still want all the cinnamon spice this and that! Maybe I’m a sucker for the media telling me what I should crave, but that’s beside the point. This bread simplifies an old family traditional bread, (more…)