Ridiculously Healthy Horchata

A healthy twist to the classic Mexican beverage, AKA..almond rice milk.  Light, creamy and so yummy.  Dates add a lovely sweetness making this a delicious drink, plain.  Cinnamon is traditional, but… I took the cardamom route. Mmmm.  Squeezing the milk out might be a little time consuming. But, so worth the effort.  YUM.  Drink plain or […]

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Ridiculously Healthy Summer Fruit Crisp

Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, no-added fat and no-added sugar. Sweet, ripe mangoes and peaches topped with oat-nut-date streusel and baked for a healthy and guilt-free breakfast, dessert or snack.  The perfect summer fruit crisp. It’s fast, healthy and uses in-season fruits. And it’s just freaking GOOD! No butter. No oil. No sugar. No flour.  Really?? Yessss.  Artificial […]

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Grilled Pineapple Granita

Light, refreshing, fruity summer treat for a really hot day. Grilled pineapple, ginger and lime make an easy effortless, icy dessert or snack.  Creamy (less icy than regular granitas) and packed with pineapple flavor.  ‘Tis H-O-T. Summer is officially upon us.  And all I can think of some thing cold, SUPER cold.    We always […]

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Oven Baked Beet Falafel

The tastiest falafel ever! Fresh beets, garbanzo beans and spices baked into the most delicious and healthy snack.  Slightly crisp exterior with a soft, almost creamy yet light inside.   If you’d like healthy yet delicious snack, then this is your recipe.  May be a touch different from the authentic ones. Ain’t this place all about […]

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Crispy & Crunchy Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower

Vegetarian version of the classic buttermilk fried chicken. Crispy, crunchy, spicy cauliflower florets that are delicious as a snack or appetizer or side dish. When life gives you cauliflower… you deep fry ’em.  Dunk florets in a buttermilk marinade with spices (six to be precise)…. Plaster with some textured-flour… Let ’em crisp-up in hot oil… […]

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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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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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