Pepper Salad with Nutritional Yeast Dressing

Huge score at the Farmers’ Market this weekend: peppers galore! Oh how I love fresh peppers with a great dressing and a pop of fresh onion! This dressing is a B-vitamin powerhouse and super easy to make. Vegans (and non-vegans alike) rely on nutritional yeast for its versatility, great cheesy taste and B-vitamin and protein…

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Yummy Avocado Bowl

This has quickly become my “go to” meal this summer. I have always been a super fan of avocados. They are about as close to a perfect food as any substance can be: so very nutrient dense and full of goodness. And don’t be afraid of the fat. Please. Not only is the mono saturated…

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Swiss Chard, Turmeric, Lemon and Apple Juice

Juicing? Smoothies? What to do, what to do? It’s kind of like trying to figure out what’s better – getting a good night’s sleep or drinking enough water. The short answer is…they’re both good!  The benefit of juicing is that you extract all the enzymes, vitamins and minerals so that they’re readily absorbed by the body.…

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Infused Waters

Pretty much every time I think about “resolutions”, drinking more water is at the top of the list. The fact that it keeps getting on the “list” should be a clue that I haven’t found it easy to stick to. What has helped me significantly is to infuse my water with various herbs, fruits and vegetables.…

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Banana Hemp Cashew Ice Cream

I like ice cream. A lot. Me, who is ALWAYS cold, has been known to come in from the cold and reach for a bowl of ice cream instead of a warming tea – I know….. The trouble is, try finding an ice cream without the dreaded carrageenan (and we haven’t even begun to speak…

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Gluten-Free Rhubarb Raspberry Crisp

This was all started with a lovely gift from the generous Dianne. I was given a freshly picked batch of rhubarb and immediately thought of creating a yummy crisp!I wanted to make a gluten-free version, and I also wanted to experiment with using the coconut crystals. The end result was not too sweet, kept the lovely…

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Raw Grain-Free Granola

Regardless if you’re strictly following a Paleo or Gluten-free diet, many are choosing to cut back on grains. This can be tricky if you enjoy traditional granola. In an effort to create the satisfying fullness of granola without grains, I experimented with some ingredients I had on hand. While it’s not difficult, it does involve…

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Chewy Apricot Bars

My boys in particular are (mostly) generous when I recruit them for taste testing. Several members of Dan’s basketball team got roped into tasting this one. I’m not sure if they were overly polite as they were counting on a drive back to the gym, really hungry or genuinely happy with these bars…maybe a combination of all three.…

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“They’ll Never Know It’s Beets” Lemonade

Who doesn’t like pink lemonade? No need to settle for yucky chemical-heavy commercial products, when you can get a quick and nutrient-dense version yourself. Beet powder is a fantastic staple to have on hand. It can greatly boost the nutrient quality while at the same time giving you playful pigment. The natural sweetness of beets…

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