Raw Date & Nut Salami

No-cook, vegan snack made with dates, coconut oil, shredded coconut, cashews, pistachios and almonds. Something sweet in the middle of  the day?  Yes please. Make it guilt-free. Start with a smooth, silky, EASY date caramel.  (Taste this…..YUMMMM, right?) Stir in nuts.  Shape. Chill. Slice. Store. If you are using the firmer Noor date variety then, […]

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Banana Nut Muffin Overnight Oats

All the flavors of a banana nut muffin in your convenient overnight oats. Dairy free and vegan option. Overnight oats are the best!  Hot Summer days means cold-grab-and-go breakfasts. ‘Its sweet, creamy, hearty. Banana nut muffin, I mean, obviously. I promise.  Toast your oats….need to, got to, have to.   Skill level – Easy  Banana […]

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Baked Mango Cups with Honeyed Coconut Streusel

Simplicity at its best! Juicy ripe mango halves topped with honey-coconut-cashew-pistachio-oat streusel. Enjoy plain as a snack or with sweetened greek yogurt for breakfast or with vanilla ice cream for dessert. `Hellllllllo….. Mango season. I think we all know what a mango freak I am. Why is this the best fruit in the Universe?   […]

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Healthy-ish Gluten and Dairy Free Brownies

This recipe features a super fudgy, chewy brownie made with coconut oil and almond flour with a vegan chocolate ganache. It is the ultimate decadence! Does the word wide web need a another brownie recipe? May be not….or may be one with a healthier twist? Well, here is my humble addition to the zillion recipes […]

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Very Berry Arugula Smoothie Bowl

This smoothie uses some of the freshest produce in season! Peppery arugula, spring berries, apple, banana and almonds blended with coconut water and a dried fig to sweeten. Gluten-free Dairy-free Vegan Paleo Morning breakfast, healthy afternoon snack on warm days, post-workout snack – this smoothie is a great choice. Loaded with vitamins, minerals, folate, antioxidants, […]

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Raita Stuffed Cucumber Cups with Roasted Madras Garbanzo Beans

Can clean eating get any more elegant? Cucumber cups stuffed with a simple and easy raita and then topped with crisp garbanzo beans roasted with Madras spices. Great as appetizer, healthy snack or even a light meal. Gluten-free Nut-free Vegetarian Madras (now renamed as Chennai), located in the southern part of India is one of […]

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Ridiculously Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

These highly-addictive anytime cookies are “ridiculously” healthy and easy to make. Enjoy them for breakfast or pack them in school lunchbox or snack anytime. Go ahead….indulge!! They are TOTALLY GUILT-FREE. Gluten-free (use gluten-free oats) Dairy-free Vegan (use vegan chocolate chips) No added fats No added sugar This cookie has it all! Three more weeks for […]

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Deconstructed Mango Lassi and Chia Breakfast Parfait

The 5-ingredient breakfast parfait that is a feast for the eyes! I have a confession to make – Chia seeds found it’s way into my kitchen only about 3 weeks ago. I know…I know…..I realize the stupidity too. So, what changed my mind? A lady was contemplating at our local Sprouts one day, holding on […]

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Keema-Matar Inspired Cauliflower rice

Super delicious cauliflower rice that has all the flavors of Keema-Matar and comes together in under 30-minutes for a quick weeknight dinner. Gluten-free Dairy-free Nut-free Vegan Vegetarian Paleo (use olive oil instead of vegetable oil) Whole 30 What is “Keema-Matar”?? It is a stir-fried dish made with any type of ground meat (traditionally made with […]

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Baked Kale Falafels with Sriracha-Tahini-Yogurt

Gluten-free and vegetarian baked kale falafels are wonderfully crisp without all the hassle of deep-frying. Serve them inside a pita for a traditional touch or as a healthy snack with the spicy, nutty and creamy sriracha-tahini-yogurt sauce. I tasted my first falafel about 12 years ago at a hole-in-the-wall falafel joint in San Jose and […]

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