There is this fancy little hippy vegan chain here in southern California called Cafe Gratitude. I'm told that if you go to the Santa Monica location you will most likely run into some celebrities...
Happy 4th! Celebrate with this maple syrup sweetened whole wheat cake covered in almond butter date frosting, coconut cream, and fresh juicy berries!
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Do you like crunchy creamy sweet things? I do. And I sure love eating this salad!
Dark chocolate chips sweetened with maple syrup? Now there's a special treat!
I love me a good old bowl of home made granola! It's simple. It's fast. It's delicious. It's healthy. Make yourself some today! If you have celiac and need to avoid gluten then please make sure to...
...By making our own nut milk we are saving big time in our food budget. This makes me more and more excited about making almond cashew milk from scratch. It's easy, healthy, and tasty! I love having fresh frothy milk to drink...
Who doesn't like cornbread? everybody loves corn bread. Especially with apple sauce and honey and almond milk (ok, maybe that's just me). Northerners like their cornbread sweet! This honey-sweetened-cornbread recipe is from the north.
Some days are pancake days. Try out this 100% whole-wheat pancake recipe with zero sugar or oil added. If you have a hard-anodized pan then you don't even need to use oil in the pancake frying process (we have a great pan from Costco)! This breakfast is high in fiber yet just as tasty as traditional pancake recipes. Eat these pancakes with berries, bananas, unsweetened applesauce, raisins, nut butters, date paste, or fruit compote for a special treat that is also good for you. Start (or finish) your day with a meal that gives you energy instead of zapping it from you! Make a double batch and store in the freezer for a quick meal or snack later on. Just pop one or two frozen pancakes in the toaster, spread with peanut butter and date paste (my favorite combo) and head out the door!
Avocados are fiber powerhouses! 1 cup of guacamole gives you 15 grams of fiber! That same cup of guacamole also has 35 grams of fat so it's important to eat avocados in moderation! That fat content, however, is what makes avocados perfect for chocolate frosting...
Every year when I was growing up I asked for the same birthday cake. I wanted the German Chocolate Cake Frosting (and pecan glaze) on a yellow cake instead of chocolate! My mom faithfully made a Betty Crocker yellow cake mix and layered it with rich chocolate butter cream frosting and made that infamous coconut pecan dream to coat the top. Sweetened condensed milk, gobs of sugar, and a few very hyperactive children later... you get a birthday coma of happiness (and I loved my mom MORE for it). Flash forward a few years my sister said I should make a German Chocolate Cake that she could feel good about giving to her kids (what a good mommy). One day while killing time at Costco (as my husband went up and down each aisle excitedly searching for a specific extension cord he decide we needed ❤ I absolutely love my nerd) I started looking at the cooking magazines and after seeing a recipe for caramel chocolate cake I got an idea to use date paste as the binder and sweetener for the coconut pecan frosting (which means zero risk of burning the frosting because you don't have to heat it. Yes, I've done that before)!
Some days I don't want to eat a salad. I know I should eat salads and that raw vegetables are good for me, but so are cooked vegetables so I eat a big plate of steamed green beans or zucchin instead. Other times I make a salad a bit more creative...
There is something so inviting about warm cinnamon peaches poured over whole wheat pancakes or waffles. A lot of recipes online use sugar to sweetened the fruit, I don't think you need it! This recipe only uses fruit, cinnamon, and water. Fruit compote is easy, fast and healthy, my favorite combination! Just start with whatever you have and get cooking!
Whole wheat waffles for when you want a treat for breakfast or want breakfast for dinner.
This recipe isn't going to reverse your chronic disease, but it is far better for you then purchasing a pint of vegan ice cream at the grocery store. Made with 3 ingredients from my kitchen to yours.
This easy recipe will take you less then 5 minutes to prepare and is 4 times cheaper then purchasing at the grocery store (not to mention the time it would have taken to drive to there). You also know 100% whats inside your milk, no mystery necessary! This recipe produces 8 cups (2 quarts) of unsweetened almond milk which translates to about 40 calories a cup and 2% calcium (which comes naturally from the almonds). I bought my almonds from Costco and did my own price analysis. It is about...
Chocolate Cupcakes... Who doesn't like a rich moist chocolate cupcake? Nobody. If you're already planning on making a dessert for your Honey-Boo-Thang this Valentines Day, or maybe this Thursday (no judgment), why not bake them a treat that won't cause their blood sugar to spiral out of control? Try it, it won't kill you, it might even make you stronger... unless you eat 6... then you might feel sick... and could possibly get the runs, so maybe just eat one? 😉 Sure, it's pretty healthy, but they are still cupcakes, so go easy on them.
Honey isn't technically vegan... I suppose it depends on how vegan you are. You can easily use maple syrup instead. Most people I know just happened to have honey in their house at all times!
Steel cut oatmeal never looked so good!
The holidays are over and it is time to HIT those resolutions in the FACE, in a good way. I rarely make stovetop oats but this weekend I ate it twice. Sometimes you just want something hot for breakfast and you want it fast! I'm sure we all ate too much food this holiday and stayed up way too late last night but here is a breakfast to get you back on track. This oatmeal is full of walnuts, ginger, cinnamon, dates, and a few other optional super food toppings to kickstart the year. Go get em tiger!
This has been one of the healthiest yet most loved breakfast recipes of ALL my cooking classes!
Happy Birthday to MEEE!!!
Granola in under 45 minutes? Sign me up. Sugar and oil free. Done.
Coconut is loved or hated. This recipe loves coconut.
And we can't stop. And we won't stop. With Gravy. With Jam. With Honey. With Earth Balance.
So you can eat vegetables on your vegetables!
By using a rice cooker you have oatmeal with only about 5 minutes of work total... SO EASY! Work smart not hard when it comes to healthy eating.
Sweet, Creamy, Peanut Butter Dream...
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream (no churning necessary), what more do you want? So rich. So creamy. So non-dairy.
Sweetened with dates and maple syrup, these babies add nutrition where most cookies lack.