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Recipes

All of my recipes are created to be quick, healthy, delicious and vegan (meaning they use no animal foods). They are meat-free, fish-free, dairy-free, and egg-free.

Most are also gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, or can easily be made so with some simple swaps. They are free of refined sugars, and most don't use any added sweeteners so many are suitable for diabetics.

I also sometimes share recipes from other people, and I am always conscious of choosing a recipe that is as healthy and vegan as I would make myself.

If you feel overwhelmed by recipes, you should pick up my online meal plan so that I can show you how to put recipes together into a balanced and nutritious eating plan.

Purple Power Smoothie *SF-Ep. 1

Purple Power Smoothie + Navitas Naturals Giveaway! *Smoothiefest Episode 1

Deep purple and packed with powerful antioxidants to keep your brain sharp and reduce the aging and damaging effects of free radicals.

This is the first episode of #smoothiefest! I'm kicking things off with my favorite smoothie, which includes some tasty - and nutrient-dense - superfoods.

Enter to win them below!

In the video, I mentioned the difference between smoothie and juice benefits. If you want to read more, click through to my article on that specifically: Smoothie vs. Juice.

Purple Power Smoothie Recipe

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Makes 1 big smoothie

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Q&A with Victoria Moran + Raw Vegan Pie in the Sky Recipe

Good Karma Diet Q&A w Victoria Moran + raw vegan Pie in the Sky recipe

How does this sound to you: a guilt-free, amazingly healthy, decadent and gorgeous dessert that's karmically good for your body, mind and soul? Why not add super simple to make, as well... Too good to be true? Nope!

Pie in the Sky

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Makes 1 7-8-inch pie

The spectacular Victoria Moran has just the thing... the tag line of her new book, The Good Karma Diet, is 'Eat gently, feel amazing, age in slow motion.' I think her photo there proves the aging in slow motion!

Her new book (she's written 11 others) is a wonderfully grounding and enlightening collection of recipes and thoughts to lift your karmic standing and benefit not just yourself but also animals and the universal energy. I could go on... this is my kinda view on life and energy and happiness - but I asked Victoria some questions, so I'm going to let her words take it from here.

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Vegan London Fog aka Earl Grey Vanilla Latte

DIY vegan London fog

You can make your own vegan lattes at home so easily! One of my favorites is a London fog, which is Earl Grey tea with milk and vanilla.

There are so many choices out there for non-dairy milks, but sometimes it's nice to know you can make your own at home in minutes!

Vegan London Fog aka Earl Grey Vanilla Latte

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Makes 1 latte

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Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles Recipe

Protein-rich, candida-friendly raw vegan chocolate chip cookie dough truffles - *almost* too good to be true...

Who knew you could make raw cookie dough truffles, with tons of protein? And that they'd be totally appropriate for people struggling to beat candida - which typically means nothing sweet of any kind?

Ricki Heller did...

Since we blew past 100 entries in the giveaway for Ricki's book, Living Candida-Free, I'm sharing this amazing recipe from her book!

Ricki is also hosting an amazing series of live webinars - you can sign up for parts 2 and 3 right now - just click here for more info.

Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

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Makes 30 truffles
From Living Candida-Free by Ricki Heller. Reprinted with permission from Da Capo Lifelong, © 2015

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Tropical Sangria Recipe *Video

Refreshing & tasty tropical sangria recipe for girls' night <3

This is a really refreshing and tasty mix of tropical flavors, sparkling water and white wine - perfect for girls' night!

I find that a lot of people think that I never drink alcohol, but I do. I don't drink very often, and when I do, I don't drink much. I also like to have nice light options, like this tropical sangria.

Tropical Sangria

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Makes 1 liter (4 cups), or about 8 servings

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Chocolate Christmas Cookie Recipe *Video

Chocolate Christmas cookie recipe - healthy + vegan + cookie-monster-approved <3

These are an easy and healthy option for a vegan Christmas cookie. I had to make them chocolate, because everything should be chocolate at Christmas, right?

They're kind of a cross between shortbread and peanut butter cookies because I used almond butter instead of butter or coconut oil. If you want a more traditional shortbread cookie, coconut oil makes the perfect texture, but I wanted to make an oil-free version with almond butter.

I used teff flour, but you can easily replace that with any other gluten-free flour. A nut-based one would be perfect, like almond meal or just additional coconut flour.

Chocolate Shortbread

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Makes 10 cookies

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Gingerbread Square Recipe + Live Q&A + Giveaway!

Sweet Eats For All! Gluten-free vegan baking with Allyson Kramer

Sweetened by banana, blackstrap molasses, and agave, this healthy gingerbread from Allyson Kramer tastes just as rich and spicy as the traditional version.

You may know Allyson from such recipes as her chocolate squash custard, or drenched pad thai salad, or from previous live hangouts about gluten-free cooking and her history with celiac disease.

This recipe comes from Allyson's newest cookbook, Sweet Eats For All, available now on Amazon - would make a lovely Christmas gift, I think. You can also enter to win a free copy below!

I am thrilled to be hosting Allyson for a live q&a session, and will be getting lots of answers about gluten-free vegan baking techniques for you! That's her gorgeous photo up there, too, both the book cover and the gingerbread squares on the right.

Gingerbread Squares

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Red Plum + Basil Vinaigrette Recipe *Video

Simple homemade dressing to add a touch of sweetness to your salad

This is a super simple dressing that will add a touch of sweetness to your salad.

This recipe is from a fantastic book by Becky Striepe called Bowls! It's full of yummy and healthy ideas for meals in bowls. This dressing grabbed my attention because it reminded me of a dressing I made one summer with nectarines, which was delicious - and this one using plums was spectacular as well!

Red Plum + Basil Vinaigrette

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Makes 1 cup, or about 8 servings

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Easy + Healthy Trail Mix Recipe *Video

Super simple DIY trail mix for a healthy vegan snack

I often see trail mix in stores, and I think most people assume that this is inherently healthy. The other day, I saw a photo of some trail mix that was roasted peanuts, raisins and m&m's.

Now, there's nothing wrong with junk food sometimes - but the label 'trail mix' I think is misleading in that case. That would not be the fuel I would choose when hiking a trail - even if m&m's were vegan...

Make your own healthy trail mix! It's super simple, and can save some money. Plus you can add a few little treats of your own...

Trail Mix Recipe

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Makes 4 cups, about 6-8 servings

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Curried Teff Pilaf Stuffed Squash *Video

Flavorful curried teff pilaf stuffed into roasted kabocha squash

I was challenged to a vegan cookoff by Candice, aka The Edgy Veg. We recruited Whitney, aka Eco-Vegan Gal, to be our judge. She chose 3 ingredients for us, and we each had to come up with a recipe.

Our ingredients were teff, kabocha squash and nutmeg. All lovely, and wonderful for fall cooking.

I love nutmeg with curry spices, so I mixed those together and toasted them into a teff pilaf, which I piled atop a super soft roasted kabocha squash.

If you have trouble finding a kabocha squash, this will work wonderfully with any winter squash - buttercup, hubbard or butternut would be the best ones. You can also make things faster by using an eggplant, zucchini or tomato instead of the squash! Just scoop out the insides to roast, and add the insides to the pilaf.

And if you can't find teff (I had a bit of an ordeal), you can easily swap in any other whole grain - brown rice, quinoa, millet, amaranth - anything, just note that the cooking time will change for different grains so use the standard cooking times for the one you use.

Curried Teff Pilaf Stuffed Squash

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Makes 5-6 servings

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