Cauliflower rice is a popular staple in my house. First, I'm not a huge fan of regular rice. I grew up eating it almost every day and I just don't care for it. When I discovered quinoa, I was overjoyed that there was a rice alternative. Then when cauliflower rice came around, that was even better. … Continue reading Cauliflower Rice with Collard Greens and Shitake Noodles
What? Yes, I said it. I made a sugar-free chocolate chip cookie with chocolate ganache frosting. AND, I added a secret superfood ingredient...Spirulina! Why did I do this? Well, this recipe was created as part of my Get Your Greens Challenge, where I challenge you, the reader, to focus on adding greens in one particular … Continue reading Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies with Spirulina Chocolate Ganache
I was in Denmark having a lovely afternoon coffee when I saw the most beautiful lemon poppyseed pastry in the coffee shop. Of course, I ordered a piece. As I ate it I thought hmm, I should come up with my own version! Well, easier said than done. I tried twice, but each time the … Continue reading Lemon Poppy seed Cake – Gluten Free!
Egg breakfasts are some of the simplest meals in the world, which can sometimes mean they lack creativity. Scrambled eggs are great and all, but sometimes you gotta mix it up, especially when vegetables are involved! This recipe is really simple, with an easy veggie base that can be topped with a fried egg, scrambled … Continue reading Sauteed Veggies and Eggs
Persimmons are not a common fruit around these parts. Many people think they look like tomatoes and have no idea how or when to eat them. Lucky for me, growing up in Brazil, persimmons (or caqui, as they are known there) are everywhere. I know how they taste, and I also know that you must … Continue reading Persimmon Spice Cake – Gluten Free!
Just in time for the holidays!! A delicious gluten free cupcake recipe, filled with fresh chopped apples and all sorts of spices! Every year for the holidays I make my Vegan Apple Crumble or my all time favorite, Ginger Pear Crumble with Coconut Whip Cream. This year I decided to mix up, while still keeping with … Continue reading Apple Spice Cupcakes – Gluten Free!
I have to thank my recent Israel trip as an inspiration for this recipe. In Tel Aviv for lunch one day, I was served an appetizer of toast with tahini, cauliflower and roasted red pepper. I thought it was amazing, and such a creative idea. Never once had I seen this combo in any restaurant … Continue reading Roasted Cauliflower and Tahini Toast
I've been wanting to make some sugar-free sweet treats for awhile now, and to try Lakanto sweetener in a cookie or cupcake. Enter my delicious, fresh, wonderful tasting sugar free orange cranberry cupcakes with Lakanto sweetener! Lakanto is a sugar substitute made from a mixture of monk fruit and erythritol. It is zero net carbs, … Continue reading Orange Cranberry Cupcakes – Sugar and Gluten Free!
Well, here we go, my first full-on recipe with meat. While I eat primarily plant-based, I do have a boyfriend that I cook for, and, in case it wasn't obvious--I love cooking! As I've gotten older and learned more about nutrition, I've realized that incorporating high-quality meat into your diet is a pivotal part of … Continue reading Fettuccine with Basil Lamb and Green Onion – Gluten Free!
I've been dabbling with banana bread recipes for a while, and after trying several versions I realized that I can make this bread really good for you! I can make it sugar free, gluten free, with added protein, some antioxidants, fruit, and it still tastes amazing! So, after trying a couple versions, I settled on … Continue reading Coconut Collagen Banana Bread