Blackberry Lemon Ice Cream

Blackberry Lemon Ice Cream by VeguKate Serves 4 3 ripe bananas, frozen* ⅓ cup full-fat coconut milk (from a BPA-free can) 1 heaped teaspoon fresh lemon zest ½ heaped cup fresh blackberries  Method: In the base of a food processor or high-speed blender add in frozen banana coins, coconut milk, and lemon zest. Blend until bananas are broken down and resemble a soft-serve consistency. Add in blackberries and blend for a few seconds more, or until blackberries are incorporated and colorRead more

Everything-Free Chocolate Cupcakes

Everything-Free Chocolate Cupcakes by Feasting on Fruit  Makes 6 Cupcakes 1 cup pitted medjool dates (about 12) 1 cup water 1 cup oat flour 1/4 cup cacao powder (or cocoa powder) 1 tbsp baking powder 1/4 cup non-dairy milk (I used almond milk) Frosting 1 cup pitted medjool dates (about 12) 2/3 cup non-dairy milk 2 tbsps cacao powder (or cocoa powder) Make the frosting first so it has time to chill. Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blenderRead more

Chickpea Feta Parsley Salad

Chickpea, Feta and Parsley Salad by Simple Provisions Serves 6-8 as a side dish 1 medium onion, diced 3 cloves garlic 1 1/2 tbs olive oil Pinch red chili flakes 2 x 400g (14oz) tins of chickpeas 4 spring onions (scallions), green part only, chopped 1 cup chopped parsley Juice of one lemon 150g (5 ounces) feta Salt and pepper Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and cook the red onion till lightly golden. Add garlic and chili and cookRead more

ABC Rice Crispies

ABC (Almond Butter Chocolate) Rice Crispies by @erinyeschin Ingredients: (listed as Vegan but can be replaced with more traditional options, if desired) 1/2 cup Almond Butter 1 tub of Ricemellow Creme 1 tsp vanilla extract 4 to 5 c crispy brown rice cereal 1 c Enjoy Life Chocolate Mini Chips 1 tbsp of Coconut Oil Directions: In a medium stock pot over low heat, stir almond butter constantly until smooth. Slowly mix in the Ricemellow creme continually until blended. Stir in the vanilla extract. Take the potRead more

Chopped Spoon Salad

Chopped Spoon Salad by @lorindabreeze Ingredients: 1 c Spinach 1/2 c Berries 1/4 c Feta Cheese (optional)  1/4 c Pistachios 1/2 Avocado Spearmint Directions: Combine all items in a bowl and lightly toss – No Dressing Needed! Grab a big spoon and enjoy each delicious bite! Cover & Recipe by @lorindabreeze #theinspiredkitchenRead more

Carne Freakin’ Asada

Carne Freakin’ Asada by @whole30recipes INGREDIENTS 2 lbs flap steak (grass-fed preferred) 2 limes 1 orange 1/4 cup avocado oil or olive oil 1 tbsp white vinegar 2 tsp chili powder 2 tsp paprika 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp oregano 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp ancho chili powder (can substitute normal chili powder if you want…but the ancho brings a different depth to it) DIRECTIONS Get a large 1Read more

Eggplant Enchilada Tower

Eggplant Enchilada Tower by @blogilates INGREDIENTS – 3 quarter inch slices of eggplant – 4 oz chicken, cooked and shredded – 2 TBS Greek yogurt SALSA VERDE – 1/2 medium zucchini – 1 TBS lime juice – 1/2 jalapeño seeded and trimmed – 1/2 garlic clove – 1/8 tsp ground cumin – 1 tsp agave nectar DIRECTIONS 1. Sautée 3 eggplant slices in coconut oil on skillet until lightly brown. 2. To make salsa, blend the salsa verde ingredients. 3.Read more

Grilled Wahoo with Rustic Tomato Sauce

Grilled Wahoo with Rustic Tomato Sauce by @bigchinkitchen INGREDIENTS 12 to 14 ounce Wahoo fillets, about 1-2 inches thick 2 tbsp olive oil (plus more for fish) 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 anchovies, packed in oil, chopped 1 1/2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, halved 2 tsp capers, drained 1/4 cup Kalamata olives, chopped 1/2 lemon, zested and juiced 1 tsp fresh oregano, chopped 1 tsp fresh parsley, roughly chopped DIRECTIONS Heat the grill or grillpan over the stove on highRead more

Collard Wraps with Cashew Honey Mustard

Collard Wraps with Cashew Honey Mustard by Allyson Meyler For the wraps: – 3-4 purple sweet potatoes – 6 large collard leaves – 3/4 tsp chili powder – 1/4 tsp garlic powder – red pepper flakes (optional) – salt/pepper – olive oil – 2 large carrots, shredded – sliced red onion – sprouts – roasted red pepper, sliced – 1-2 ripe avocados, sliced – chopped cashews For the cashew honey mustard: – 1  cup cashews (soaked for 4 hours prior)Read more

Chia Pudding Parfaits

 CHIA PUDDING PARFAITS by @erinyeschin Pudding Base: – 1/4 c chia seeds – 1 c almond milk (or any other nut, soy, rice or hemp milk) – 2 Teaspoons of Maple Syrup (or agave, stevia, rice malt) * For Vanilla Pudding: – add 1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract add fruit or berries, vanilla beans, oats, nuts * For Chocolate Pudding: –  add a tablespoon of raw cacao and/or use chocolate almond milk. DIRECTIONS: Combine all of the ingredients, in theRead more

Rainbow Veggie Pizza

Rainbow Veggie Pizza by @gimmesomeoven INGREDIENTS: 1 package (2-piece) Stonefire Naan 1/2 cup pizza sauce 1/2 cup shredded part-skim Mozzarella cheese 4 cups chopped colorful veggies (broccoli florets, green peppers, yellow peppers, orange peppers, grape tomatoes, red onions and thinly-sliced purple potatoes used) 2 tsp. olive oil 1 tsp. Italian seasonings (optional toppings: grated Parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes) DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lay out both pieces of naan in a single layer on a large bakingRead more

Meet ‘Anything But Greek’ Labneh 

Strained yogurt, Greek yogurt, yogurt cheese, or Labneh (Arabic: لبنة‎ labnah), is yogurt which has been strained to remove its whey, resulting in a relatively thick consistency (between that of conventional yogurt and cheese), while preserving yogurt’s distinctive, sour taste. Like many types of yogurt, strained yogurt is often made from milk that has been enriched by boiling off some of its water content, and/or by adding extra butterfat and powdered milk.  This type of yogurt is sometimes marketed in North America as “Greek yogurt”, which is often misunderstood, as the term “GreekRead more

Slow Cooker Beef Bourgignon

SLOW COOKER BEEF BOURGIGNON via The Healthy Foodie INGREDIENTS 900g (2lbs) grass-fed beef stew meat 1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 large carrots, peeled and sliced 1 small (1½ cups) turnip, peeled and diced 2-3 sprigs fresh rosemary, whole 2 Bay leaves 1 tsp Himalayan salt 1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper 2 tbsp Dijon mustard 2 cups bone broth 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 227g (1/2lb) mushrooms, sliced 2 tbsp tapioca starch 2 tbsp water INSTRUCTIONSRead more

Gluten-Free Open Vegan Lasagna

  Open Vegan Lasagne courtesy of @ronnyavokado at AvokadoFilm Layer Prep: Boil two vegan gluten free lasagne sheets Layer one:  Place one lasagne sheet down. Fry onion, garlic, mushroom and fresh spinach together. Flavour with nutmeg, salt and pepper. Layer Two:  Mix oatly fraiche or other plant based fraiche together with capers Layer three: One Lasagne Sheet. On the top: Lemon Pesto, Finely chopped almonds, lemon juice, agave syrup, olive oil.Read more

Blueberry & Mango Raw Cheesecake

 Blueberry & Mango Raw Cheesecake by @stickyfingers_sweettreats Blueberry and Mango Raw cheesecake piled high with raspberries and a coconut drizzle on a Caramelized Buckini base! Ingredients: 1/2 cup hazelnuts 1/2 cup ‘lovingearth’ Caramelized Buckinis 2Tbls coconut oil 3tbls Maple Syrup  1tsp Vanilla paste Pinch Himalayan salt Filling: 1/2 cup Cashew nuts, soaked for at least 4hrs, overnight is best tho 1/4 lemon juiced Dash vanilla extract 1/2 cup Blueberries, thaw before using  1 fresh mango (can also use frozen) 1TblsRead more

Spinach Quiche with Tofu Ricotta & Caramelized Onions

  Spinach Quiche with Tofu Ricotta & Caramelized Onions courtesy of Aneta Sucha at @just_sunflower For the pastry: 1 cup plain flour 1/2 cup vegan butter about 4 tbsp water salt For the filling: 2 blocks of firm tofu sliced cherry tomatoes (about 1 small package) baby spinach 4 cloves of garlic caramelized onion (about 3 medium,sugar,water) olive oil nutritional yeast basil salt, pepper  Preparation method 1.To make the pastry, sift the flour together with a pinch of salt in aRead more

Superfood Salad & Creamy Hemp Dressing

  Superfood Green Salad & Creamy Hemp Dressing by Shanna Rader, chef at Nutiva  Serving Size: 2 Greens 4-5 cups mixed leafy greens with baby arugula 2 leaves of radicchio, sliced 1/2 Red Bell Pepper, sliced 1/2 cup red cabbage, sliced 1 celery stalk, sliced 1 carrot, grated ¼ beet, grated ½ cucumber, sliced 1/3 cup sunflower seed sprouts 1/3 cup Nutiva Organic Hempseeds ¼ cup pumpkin seeds  Creamy Hemp Dressing  1/2 C Nutiva Organic Hempseeds 1/3 C Water 5-6Read more

Radiantly Raw Lasagna

Radiantly Raw Lasagna courtesy of @erinyeschin Spring is the perfect time to detox your system and there’s no better way to do that than by eating as many live foods as possible. Eating foods in their natural raw state allows your body to absorb all of their nutrient rich goodness while double dosing with fiber, which your body uses to cleanse itself the through elimination process. Just like removing the excess in your household can help it run smoother, ‘springRead more

Rockin Raw-Violis

When we think of raviolis, our mind often goes to round gluten-laden pillow puffs filled dairy-based fillings first. They are delicious, of course, but for those with allergies or those simply taking charge of their health and wishing to stick to a living, plant based lifestyle, traditional ravioli dishes are no longer an option. Until now! Meet my Rockin’ Raw-violi – the all natural vitamin filled, super tasty, LIVING dish that does what no traditional pasta can! It’s high inRead more

Macho “Na-cho” Tacos

One of the biggest fears when transitioning into a healthier lifestyle is having to say goodbye to foods we love, especially when one makes the commitment to go raw or vegan. We all have our “comfort foods”; those favorite go-to’s that we could eat all day, everyday. For my family, it’s tacos and burritos. Seriously, its more popular than pizza in my house and Turkey Taco night was a weekly staple. So when I decided to take a step back from processed meats, flour and all of the toxins that come withRead more

Choco-Raspberry Mousse Tarts

When it comes to holiday desserts, who doesn’t love a little Chocolate? Something about it’s rich savory-sweet goodness makes it a perfect treat no matter what the occasion. But when dairy isn’t an option, those milk chocolately goodies can be more of a pain (literally) than a pleasure. Until now…Meet Cacao! Cacao beans are where cocoa comes from; which are then heated and filled with added sugars and milk fats to then create chocolate. It is truly the purest formRead more

Savory Mac & Cheese Cupcakes, Please!

OOOOH WEEEE, MAC & CHEE!!! There’s nothing we love more than taking the foodie treats of our youth and revamping them into something a bit more ‘grown up’. Case in point – Macaroni & Cheese. (Or as we lovingly refer to it in our house – Good Ol’ Mac & Che) When we were below 4 feet in height, all it took was the promise of “The Cheeseiest” courtesy of Kraft on our plate and we were on our best behavior the whole dayRead more

Easy No-Bake Vegan Pumpkin Pie

It’s safe to say that when it comes to Fall, Pumpkin is the superstar of the season. From adorning our doorsteps to filling our lattes, muffins and more, we just can’t get enough of this bright orange gourd. Maybe that’s why every holiday doesn’t feel complete without atleast one pumpkin pie on the table. But for those of us who can’t handle the high saturated fats of a gluten-filled crust, heavy cream or tons of processed sugar, we can beRead more

Give Flakey Lips a Mint Chocolate Kiss

When the weather outside gets brutal, one of the first victims of the bitter cold is your lips. That pretty little pucker gets dry, chapped and flaky faster than you can say Pillsbury and lip balm just doesn’t quite cut it. Fixing this common problem is as simple as a lip scrub….which you can find anywhere. But lets be honest, if it’s going on your lips its going in your mouth so you want to keep it as natural (andRead more

Vegan Key Lime Ice Cream

To me, one of the best treats around is ice cream, especially flavors that scream summer. One of those favorite flavors is Key Lime Pie. However, my tummy isn’t a fan of all that dairy and the refined sugars & saturated fat that come along with it too can be bad for your health. So I’ve found a way to get the rich and creamy taste I love by using the texture of something a little unexpected – AVOCADO! ToRead more

The Easiest Caramelized Onions. Ever.

We all know Caramelized Onions are a delicious addition to any dish but cooking them can be quite frankly, a total pain. Well now there’s a fool-proof way to get that perfect gourmet goodness without all the time or effort you’d traditionally have to spend in the kitchen. All you need is a batch of Onions some Extra Virgin Olive Oil and a Crock Pot! First, grease your Crock-Pot with a little olive oil then quarter and slice your onions.Read more

Let’s Talk Turkey….MEATBALLS!

Meatballs Meatballs Meatballs! Maybe its my Italian heritage or maybe its just because I have a pulse but lets be honest, they’re one of the best food creations ever. And today we’re talkin’ turkey with the easiest meatballs around. Rather than the traditional Sicilian meatball, I found my inspiration for this recipe off the Aegean Sea, home to lovely Greece and of course, TURKEY! To get started you’ll need: and oven safe pan a little olive oil one pound ofRead more

Keep Your Spit Outta My Seven Layer Dip

Chips and Dip. It’s easy peasy and yet so incredibly delicious. They’re the practically the go-to staple for most Super Bowl parties and often is the first thing to quickly go empty. One of the most beloved dips of all time is the Seven Layer Dip. With yummy layers of beans, cheese, sour cream, guac and salsa, it literally has something for everyone. Including other’s saliva, germs and double dipping finger goop when made in one large communal bowl. Wanna get the sameRead more