raw carrot-banana probiotic coconut yogurt

I love the coconut family and all of its health benefits, so naturally I’m kind of obsessed with raw coconut, and I’ve been having fun creating coconut yogurts.  Coconut meat is great to keep in the freezer to throw into smoothies or soups, or blend with water to make your own coconut milk. This yogurt has probiotics in…

vegan fruit gummy

I’ve been making gelatin gummies for a while now, but what about the vegans? After getting a few requests for a vegan gummy, I finally had some time to play around in the kitchen with some agar agar and make it happen! This is a great light snack for kids and adults. Agar agar is…

cauli-sweet potato smoothie bowl

As you know, I love to use frozen veggies in my smoothie instead of frozen fruit to keep them low-sugar. Cauliflower is so mild that it’s a great filler you can hardly taste, so it’s a good one to sneak into kids’ smoothies! I really love all sweet potatoes, no matter the color. For this…

cauliflower puree with chlorella oil

This is such a great alternative to mashed potatoes!  It’s super creamy with coconut butter, but you can also sub ghee or butter if you prefer.  And it was so fun to make this chlorella oil… now I’m drizzling it on top of roasted veggies, my favorite soup and this creamy cauliflower puree.  Add Protein Option:…

strawberry gummies

These gummies are full of protein and taste like a dream with NO added sugar. The sweetness comes from the strawberries alone, which means there’s no reason to feel guilty about eating these or feeding them to your kids. You can buy all kinds of silicone molds these days to make fun shapes for your…

charcoal festival smoothie

This charcoal smoothie is perfect for your festival weekend. Taking charcoal before ingesting food and drinks that are more toxic/unclean than your usual intake can help your body to cope. Anytime you take charcoal,  you’ll want to accompany it with extra water to help flush the toxins from your system. This smoothie is great for intestinal…

sugar snap pea dip

I love snacking on sugar snap peas raw when they are in season, and cleaning peas always reminds me of cooking in the kitchen with my grandma when I was young.   This dip is light and can be served with veggies, bread or tossed into a salad or wrap. Ingredients 2 cups sugar snap peas…

super simple guacamole

Along with watermelon margaritas and bison tacos, I made my favorite super simple guacamole for my family, and I thought I’d share the recipe with you here.  Just mix everything together and enjoy with chips, on tacos, or with veggies! Ingredients  6 avocados juice from 1 lime 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped 1/2 bunch scallions, chopped…

watermelon margarita

I am on vacation with my family in Florida, and wanted to make a fun & healthy cocktail for my sister. What goes with bison tacos? Margaritas, of course. Ingredients 2 cups watermelon 2 shots tequila juice from 1 lime juice from 1/2 lemon 1 sprig cilantro Blend together the watermelon, tequila, and lime juice,…

green bone broth smoothie

I love drinking bone broth everyday.  It is so great for inflammation and gut health, it gives me tons of energy and helps me curb sugar cravings.  Now that it is getting warmer, this bone broth smoothie is a nice, cooler version which (bonus!) allows me to get all of my greens for the day.  Sometimes I…

spanish asparagus, soft egg & manchego

This recipe is inspired by a dish I fell in love with during my travels through the Basque country learning Northern Spanish cuisine. This is great as a light meal or as a side dish with protein or my favorite veggie soup.  The key to this dish is not to overcook the asparagus and to have a…

what I love about spring

Spring brings a lot more than peas, asparagus, and baby leeks. Food-wise, things get lighter, greener, fresher, and crisper… but I also love that the days are longer and I stay motivated to take evening walks. I can spend more time in nature and be more active outside the gym. I also love to slow…