Apple, avocado and almond salad with blueberry vinaigrette

The sun is shining and it's a day for a crisp, refreshing salad. Specifically, this spinach salad tossed with slices of tart apples, creamy avocado and crunchy almonds and drizzled with a tangy blueberry vinaigrette....more

Organic: Is it Worth the Cost?

A common question I receive, and a very good one at that, especially now that we are entering warmer months where produce abounds.Let's start here:There's a difference between a food being nutritious and a food being free of pesticides.  So let's begin by taking a look at the nutritional value of organic foods versus conventional.Are organic foods more nutritious?...more

Ridiculously Easy 15-Minute Curried Chickpeas for Dinner

Last week, I shared how discovering quick and easy recipes can help you stick with your Meatless Monday eating goals, and this Ridiculously Easy Curried Chickpeas with Quinoa from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen is another one of those meals I love so much: easy to cook, but loaded with flavor. ...more
I love the idea of serving these in lettuce wraps - they'd make a great and interesting ...more

Tofu & Spinach-Stuffed Crispy Bites

Editor's Note: I love savory little pie things, and this one is spicy, healthy, and easy to make—not to mention flat-out gorgeous. These are SO going on my list of party appetizers to try. —Julie ...more

Pineapple Coconut Tropical Smoothie

 Ingredients1 cup pineapple chunks (fresh/frozen)1 cup mango chunks (fresh/frozen)½ cup unsweetened coconut (sliced/shredded)3 mejdool dates (pitted)3 cups unsweetened coconut milk1 cup crushed ice...more

Homemade Egg & Cheese Muffins

This recipe is fun and delicious and great to serve at a weekend brunch you are hosting because its basically a finger food and its hard to stop at just one. I got the idea because I love eggs and ketchup (its how I have always eaten my eggs) and I was craving an egg mcmuffin but wanted a homemade, healthier version.  Even though there are alot of components, this whole recipe can be banged out in less than an hour! ...more

#Rigatoni with Broccoli, vegetarian pasta at its best.

 #Rigatoni with Broccoli, vegetarian pasta at its best.We do love our veggies and we love our pasta dishes even more, if you combine them together it's definitely a recipe for success!...more

Light Eggplants Tempura

Side dishes are even  more interesting than the main courses sometimes, that is why on regular basis we serve our favorite ones by themselves and just enjoy them like that, usually to accompany a glass of DOC wine or a cold organic micro-brewed lager.The dish featured in this post, is easy and quick  to prepare, light, and the flavor of its ingredients are full of bold flavors and unique taste. This one is indeed suited for our vegetarian friends. Eggplants Tempura.  ...more

Super Seed Cinnamon Roll Granola with Cashew Icing

 Is there really anything better than the smell of cinnamon rolls baking in the oven? Nope, didn’t think so.  Now while I LOVE a good cinnamon roll it doesn’t exactly scream “Healthy Breakfast Food”. In my mind cinnamon rolls are strictly a dessert food. more>>...more