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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.

Balsamic-Herb Toasted Almonds

Super easy and healthy way to make a really tasty snack from raw almonds!

Dry toasting almonds brings out their natural flavors, which pair perfectly with a glaze of balsamic vinegar and savory herbs.

It's a really easy way to make raw almonds super-tasty, and works great as a snack or chopped up on top of a paella or salad.

Balsamic-Herb Toasted Almonds

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Makes 1/2 cup of almonds

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Omega-3-Pumped Squares

These squares are deceptively delicious because they are so incredibly healthy, and totally pumped up with omega-3 fatty acids

These squares are so tasty that you wouldn't guess they're super healthy and pumped up with seeds (like flax) that are rich in essential omega-3 fatty acids.

One square (from a batch of 16) has 3358mg of omega-6 and 1474mg of Omega-3, which gives them a ratio of 2.3:1. That means they will help tip the balance back to the more appropriate 4:1 ratio you should aim for.

So get making 'em!

Omega-3-Pumped Squares

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Makes 16 squares

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Super Green White Bean Dip

Put white beans and kale in your food processor for a super green dip

This dip is packed with nutrients - protein and minerals in the beans, vitamins and antioxidants in the kale and amino acids and minerals in the spices.

Plus it tastes awesome as a dip or a spread in a sandwich!

So get making 'em!

Super Green White Bean Dip

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Makes about 2 cups of dip

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Attila's Wild Garlic Gnocchi Recipe + Cookbook Giveaway!

Attila's Wild Garlic Gnocchi Recipe

Gnocchi (potato pasta) is a wonderfully satisfying vegan meal, and hits that savory part of our cravings or tastebuds.

This recipe comes from Attila Hildmann, bestselling German cookbook author and celebrity chef who says he went from fat ass to bad ass. Check out more about him, and enter the giveaway for his cookbooks here!

Attila says, “Sugar snap peas are delicately sweet and tender and only need to be blanched very briefly. But be careful at the grocery store not to get them mixed up with pea pods!”

Attila's Wild Garlic Gnocchi Recipe

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Makes 2 servings

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Dreena's Pumpkin Seed and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Dreena's Pumpkin Seed and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Photo credit: Nicole Axworthy

This fabulous recipes comes to you from Dreena Burton, vegan cookie guru extraordinaire, as one of the many fabulous recipes in The China Study All-Star Collection. (Click through to enter the giveaway!!)

Dreena says, "These are a terrific 'on-the-go' healthy breakfast or a perfect snack anytime of the day. Our whole family loves them!"

Dreena's Pumpkin Seed and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

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Refreshing Iced Tea Recipe *Video

Refreshing Iced Tea Recipe *Video

When summer heat peaks, I start making iced tea to keep myself hydrated and refreshed. It's a great way to make water more fun, plus some teas add antioxidants to your water.

This is a recipe for iced tea, along with tips on how to make iced tea in different ways.

Refreshing Iced Tea Recipe

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Makes 1 large pitcher

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Apple With Vanilla-Cinnamon Dip *Video

Apple With Vanilla-Cinnamon Dip *Video

Since I was talking about healthy alternative to cravings and breaking through weight loss plateaus last week, I thought I'd give you a recipe to indulge your sweet cravings with a healthy alternative that can boost your digestion, and help regulate blood sugar!

This is a super easy and healthy vegan snack, inspired by the idea of apple slices with yogurt-based dips.

Apple With Vanilla-Cinnamon Dip

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Makes 1 serving

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High-Protein Hemp Veggie Burger Recipe *Video

An easy veggie burger recipe that's packed with protein

I had a friend's son over for a day job shadowing me, since he's interested in healthy eating and cooking. Since he's also into athletics, I thought I'd show him how to make an easy veggie burger that's high in protein.

These veggie burgers are based on toasted buckwheat (kasha), and have a boost of hemp protein. They'd also be fantastic with hemp hearts or ground nuts instead.

High Protein Hemp Veggie Burger Recipe

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Makes 6 patties

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Mushroom Ginger Nori Snack Rolls Recipe *Video

Savory salty mushroom ginger nori snack rolls recipe with video

I've made nori snack rolls before, but I've come up with a quicker way to make them with nut butter instead of ground nuts.

These nori snack rolls are the perfect answer for a salty, savory snack that's healthy instead of relying on chips - and they're really quick to put together!

Mushroom Ginger Nori Snack Rolls

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Makes 2 rolls

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Riceless Raw Sushi Recipe

Raw Sushi Recipe

This recipe substitutes mashed avocado for rice, and brings together green vegetables and seaweed for a truly fresh roll recipe. Although I don't concern myself much with caloric content, even with the avocado this snack remains very low in calories!

Riceless Raw Sushi Recipe

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Makes enough for about 15 pieces

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