Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Kicking off avocado season with a deliciously sweet recipe! If you haven’t tried chocolate avocado pudding, you must! It’s so easy and so yummy. Plus, it’s chock full of healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. Just 1 ounce of an avocado contains nearly 20 vitamins and minerals! One of the many things I love about California… 

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5 Last-Minute Christmas Gifts

5 LAST-MINUTE CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS

Christmas has certainly snuck up on us this year. I’m not sure about you but I could use some last-minute gift ideas. Here are a few food-related gifts to keep your loved ones happy and healthy. If you need more ideas, check out my Pinterest for some Do-It-Yourself Gift Ideas.  Veggie Spiralizer  Aquazinger  Lunch Skins  Oil… 

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Lean Green Bean Casserole with Oven-Fried Onions

Lean Green Bean Casserole with Oven-Fried Onions

I made this for Thanksgiving dinner and it was a hit. What’s nice about this dish is it’s a family favorite without the heaviness from the cream and wheat flour. To lighten it up, I used veggie broth with a little soy creamer and fresh lemon juice. If you don’t want to use soy creamer,… 

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Homemade Oven-Fried Shoestring Onions

Homemade Oven-Fried Shoestring Onions

These crispy, delicious shoestring onions are like the canned fried onions minus the oil, frying, preservatives, and strange chemicals. This is a great recipe to prepare with kids. Have them dunk the onions in the wet mixture and help bread them with you. This recipe is for shoestring onions. I made this for my Green… 

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

pumpkin pie smoothie

Cultivating an attitude of gratitude has been linked to better health, sounder sleep, less anxiety & depression, higher long-term satisfaction with life & kinder behavior toward others. Read more about how gratitude brings healthy dividends here. Print Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Serves: 2   Ingredients 1 cup almond milk 1 cup pumpkin puree 1 frozen banana 2 tablespoons… 

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Thanksgiving Recipe-Roundup

Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is a holiday we all love. A celebration centered around family, friends and delicious food. For a vegan, a holiday centered around food can sometimes be tricky. To help navigate these waters, I always make sure I bring something to the table, literally. Here are 15 delicious and healthy vegan thanksgiving recipes. Don’t forget… 

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Crunchy Munchy Chickpeas

Crunchy Munchy Chickpeas

If you’re looking for a healthy snack with lots of crunch and flavor, I’ve got you covered. These roasted chickpeas and so simple to make and so easy to love. Warning: they may be addictive. What I love about chickpeas are they’re inherently balanced like most legumes, with a protein portion, a carb portion, a… 

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Beware – Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites are delicious and addicting. Who doesn’t love raw cookie dough? Something about the chewy, moist texture and pronounced flavors that make the dough too tempting…mmmm. I’m using this recipe for an upcoming Holiday Cookie Exchange. I had to share with you because they’re not only delicious, they’re easy… 

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Exclusive giveaway for Bay Area friends

Full-Circle-Farm Giveaway

Organic produce just got a whole lot easier. Have you heard of FULL CIRCLE FARMS? In a nutshell, they’re an organic produce delivery company. They bring the best in farm-fresh, locally-sourced, and sustainably-grown fruits, veggies and all-natural artisan products directly to your door. Full Circle values organic and sustainable farming, transparency, and access to healthy food for… 

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To be Featured on “The Dr. Oz Show”

Lean Bean Enchiladas Supreme

Happy to share with you that I’ll be on “The Dr. Oz Show” tomorrow (June 5th)! Dr. Oz issued a nationwide search for the best healthy recipe. Three finalists were chosen including yours truly to compete against one another in the Calorie Cutting Challenge. There will be celebrity judges evaluating our recipes. Please tune it tomorrow! Thanks, friends!… 

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