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2-Ingredient Almond Flour Tortillas {vegan, keto, oil-free}

Easy to make 2-ingredient almond flour tortillas! Tender & flexible, they are vegan, oil-free, keto, Paleo, & only 2.7 grams net carbs each. By now, it is probably clear that I love creating recipes that are: super simple  versatile  made with minimal ingredients Equally obvious is my fondness for bread. As a native Californian, and …

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100% Coconut Flour Bread Rolls {vegan, keto, 4 ingredients}

My easy, 100% coconut flour bread rolls are (all humility aside) 4-ingredient miracles. Soft and fluffy, they are vegan, keto, oil-free, grain-free, nut-free, yeast-free, sugar-free & only 63 calories apiece. Vegan Keto Bread Made with Coconut Flour (No Other Flours) Typing while jumping up and down (for joy!) is tricky.  But that’s what I am …

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Baked Crispy Cabbage Chips {vegan, keto, GF}

Baked crispy cabbage chips are a perfect salty nibble! They are vegan, keto, Paleo, gluten-free, and made with nothing more than cabbage leaves, salt, and a smidge of oil (although I have an oil-free version, too).  New Year, New Chips Is this a good time for a few confessions? It’s a New Year, so here …

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No-Bake Coconut Flour Cookie Dough {vegan, keto option, nut-free}

No-bake coconut flour cookie dough is the healthy treat you’ve been waiting for! It is vegan, grain-free, nut-free, gluten-free, and keto friendly (with 1 ingredient swap). Some of us (me) are not quite ready to give up cookies. In fact, some say (me, again) cookies should be eaten all year round :). We are a …

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Vegan Coconut Flour Cookies {4 ingredients, keto option}

Vegan coconut flour cookies! Made with 4 ingredients (coconut flour, sweetener, coconut oil & flaxseed meal), these easy, delectable cookies are also nut-free, gluten-free, grain-free, Paleo, and keto-friendly (with 1 ingredient swap). An Easy Vegan Coconut Flour Cookie Recipe (at last!) This recipe is a long time coming. Ever since I posted the recipe for …

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Vegan Sunflower Chocolate Crinkle Cookies {grain-free, oil-free}

Chocolate bliss! Vegan sunflower chocolate crinkle cookies are oil-free, grain-free, and nut-free, but also pure decadence in every bite! Made with DIY sunflower seed flour, they can also be made with almond flour. Easy & Amazing Sunflower Seed Chocolate Cookies Oh friends…these cookies! I have been on the edge of my seat, itching to share …

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Fudgy Vegan Almond Flour Brownies {grain-free, 1 bowl}

Fudgy vegan almond flour brownies, designed to rock your world. They are grain-free, gluten-free, made in 1-bowl, and definitely delectable! Make the brownies nut-free by using sunflower seed flour in place of almond flour. Oh, hello there Monday. I think you need some brownies. It’s been many years since I first made a batch of …

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Oil-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies {vegan, grain-free}

With 1 bowl and 5 minutes prep, you can crank out a batch of these mouthwatering oil-free chocolate chip cookies whenever a craving hits! Vegan, grain-free & gluten-free, they are crunchy at the edges and soft at the center. YUM! Delicious, Nutritious Cookies that Love You Back As a blogger who focuses on healthy eating, …

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DIY Sunflower Seed Flour (nut-free, keto)

DIY sunflower seed flour is a nutritious, nut-free alternative to almond flour! It is quick and easy to make and a fraction of the cost of almond flour and other nut flours. I have heard the call: more and more of you have asked for alternatives for almond flour. Some recipes have simple substitutions, such …

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Vegan Keto Sunflower Seed Bread {nut-free, grain-free, oil-free}

My vegan keto sunflower seed bread is equal parts scrumptious, frugal and easy to make! It is also nut-free, oil-free, & grain-free. Nut-Free, Grain-Free & Egg-Free Bread Made Simple Calling all bread lovers! I know you’re ready and waiting for a slice of this nutty, yet nut-free, toast-worthy loaf of goodness. This quick, simple and …

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Keto Vegan Coconut Flour Bread {oil-free, grain-free}

This keto vegan coconut flour bread is just what you’re craving: firm (yet tender), flavorful, easy-to-make, and oil-free, too! Make sandwiches, toast it, or spread it with your favorite sweet or savory toppings. Keto Coconut Flour Bread without Eggs I love experimenting with coconut flour, it is such a versatile (and tasty!) ingredient. Coconut flour …

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1-ingredient Pepita Butter {vegan, keto}

Smooth 1-ingredient pepita butter you can make at home in a blender (or food processor). It is naturally vegan, keto, paleo, & more! An Easy & Affordable Alternative to Peanut Butter Back to school time is always a reminder of the need to create nut-free alternatives for packed lunches. Many districts have school-wide bans on …

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Keto Almond Flour Bread Rolls {5 ingredients, vegan, oil-free}

Fast and easy keto almond flour bread rolls made without eggs! With only 5 ingredients , they are naturally vegan, grain-free, oil-free, & 78 calories each. Keto Vegan Bread Rolls Ready for a new favorite almond flour recipe? I’ve got one you are sure to love. That is, unless you oppose the idea of fresh-from-the-oven …

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Oil-Free Olive Tapenade {vegan, super-easy}

Oil-free olive tapenade is the perfectly piquant spread you’re craving for your sandwiches and snacks. This version is keto, paleo, low-carb & vegan, too. One of my favorite things about cooking in the summer is not cooking in the summer. Especially at dinner time.  The hot weather makes simple assemblages of this and that–cut fruits …

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2-Ingredient Cassava Flour Tortillas {oil-free, vegan}

Grain-free, vegan, 2-ingredient cassava flour tortillas made without oil! They taste like classic flour tortillas, have 88 calories each, and are quick & easy to make. Easy Grain-Free Tortillas made with Cassava Flour I admit it. I was wrong. I told all of you that my 2-ingredient coconut flour tortillas from last week could not …

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2-Ingredient Coconut Flour Tortillas {vegan, keto, oil-free}

Incredible 2-ingredient coconut flour tortillas! Soft, fluffy, flexible & scrumptious, they are also vegan, keto, oil-free, easy to make, only 68 calories and 3.1 net carbs each. Well, you did it. You found the tortilla recipe you have been searching for since forever! What Makes These Coconut Flour Tortillas Special You need never have made–or …

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Strawberry Cashew Smoothie {vegan, Paleo, no added sugar}

My strawberry cashew smoothie is a portable, potable breakfast that is equally satisfying, nourishing, and delicious. It is vegan, Paleo, and has no added sugar. A Nourishing Smoothie, Made with Cashews Smoothies have come a long way since they first appeared in health magazines. Many included invariable combinations of orange juice, fruit-sweetened yogurt and frozen …

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Vanilla Almond Flour Cake {vegan, oil-free}

Vegan vanilla almond flour cake, made with ease in 1 bowl! It is oil-free, grain-free, gluten-free, Paleo, and made with 6 ingredients (plus water and optional salt). I like naked cake. Forget frostings, fondants, and glazes. Hold the chocolate chips, nuts, and sprinkles. My preference is plain. Best yet, vanilla. The cake itself should be …

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Mushroom Almond Flour Ground Beef {2 ingredients, vegan}

2-ingredient plant-based meat is here: my mushroom almond flour ground beef ! Ready in under 5 minutes, it’s vegan, Paleo, keto, high-protein, grain-free, oil-free, soy-free and versatile. Imagine, for a moment, a recipe for a delectable, versatile, plant-based version of ground beef that is: Made with 2 ingredients Ready in under 5 minutes Free of …

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Almond Flour Cauliflower Popcorn {2 ingredients, Vegan, Keto, Oil-Free}

Almond flour cauliflower popcorn is your new favorite snack! Made with 2 ingredients (cauliflower & almond flour), it is vegan, keto, paleo, oil-free, and a breeze to make. Cauliflower Popcorn, Your New Favorite Snack I need a show of hands, people: who needs to chow down on some delicious snacks right now? Please keep your …

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5-Ingredient Vegan Banana Brownies {grain-free, oil-free}

My healthy (but decadent) 5-ingredient vegan banana brownies are flourless, egg-free, dairy-free, grain-free, gluten-free, oil-free, and 100% perfection. Hooray! The Brownies You Need to Make You need brownies. I need brownies. We all need brownies right about now. Some laughter, puppy pictures, and sunshine would be excellent,  too. But first, brownies. I have the brownies …

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Lemony Brussels Sprouts Salad {3 ingredients, Oil-Free Option}

Lemony Brussels sprouts salad is the fresh and crunchy dish your winter meal needs. Plus, you only need 3 ingredients to make it! A Most Excellent Winter Salad Option Salad. And February. They don’t always go together. But they can, so long as it’s the right salad. For example, one that is crunchy, tangy, and, …

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4-Ingredient Coconut Flour Bread {vegan, keto, oil-free}

Vegan and keto 4-ingredient coconut flour bread, loaded with nuts and seeds! It is also oil-free, grain-free, gluten-free, and sugar-free. Coconut Flour Bread from Power Bread You asked, so I answered: might it be possible to make my 4-ingredient Power Bread   (easily one of my favorite recipes, and featuring oats, nuts and/or seeds, and …

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3 Ingredient Almond Flour Vegetable Nuggets {vegan, paleo, keto option}

Almond flour vegetable nuggets made with 3 ingredients! These vegan vegetable nuggets are paleo, keto, oil-free, grain-free, and only 35 calories each! If you happen to be a fan on my 3-ingredient almond flour cookies, I have a savory equivalent that I know you are going to love. It is equally simple, minimalist, healthy, and …

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Cassava Flour Applesauce Cookies {5 ingredients, vegan, paleo, oil-free}

Soft and cakey cassava flour applesauce cookies! A cinch to make, they are vegan, Paleo, oil-free, grain-free, gluten-free, and only 36 calories each! New Year, New (Healthy!) Cookies December is inarguably all about cookies. But January needs cookies, too. January cookies need to be comforting, uncomplicated, and not-too-sweet. They should be healthy, yes, but still …

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Coconut Almond Flour Banana Bread {4 ingredients, vegan, oil-free}

You are going to flip over my 4-Ingredient Coconut Almond Flour Banana Bread! Made with almond flour and coconut flakes, it is vegan, paleo, oil-free, grain-free, and has no added sugar. Your New Favorite Banana Bread Yes, the world needs another banana bread recipe! Not just any recipe, but one that is fit for a …

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Oil-Free Roasted Carrot Hummus {bean-free, tahini-free}

Salty, sweet, tangy & delectable oil-free roasted carrot hummus. Only 28 calories per 1/4 cup, it is tahini-free, bean-free, nut-free, and seed-free.  Hummus Made with Carrots In Place of Beans I could eat this sunny, spicy carrot dip/spread all day, every day for the month of January. And beyond. It is just what I’ve been …

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3-Ingredient Chocolate Date Truffles {vegan, paleo, nut-free}

Easy, no-cook, 3-ingredient chocolate date truffles! They are vegan, Paleo, nut-free, added sugar-free and only 49 calories each. The holidays demand chocolate decadence. They also require ease. And a dose (make that several doses) of energy throughout. My 3-ingredient chocolate truffles cover all the bases! They are also incredibly easy to prepare, easily accesorized with …

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Vegan Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies {paleo, keto option}

Healthy almond flour chocolate chip cookies that are vegan (egg-free and dairy-free), grain-free, gluten-free and keto (with 2 simple substitutions). I have been off of my cookie-baking game this December. I am usually up to my elbows in cookie dough by this point in the season, but I have been busy cooking up other dishes …

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Cassava Flour Gingerbread Cut-Out Cookies {vegan}

Perfect, scrumptious cassava  flour gingerbread cookie cut-out cookies ! They are naturally grain-free, Paleo, gluten-free, and easy to make, too. These are the best gingerbread cut-out cookies I have ever made. The texture is perfection–subtly crisp, yet tender– and easy to bake with consistent results for the entire batch. And the flavor? Gingerbread heaven, if …

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Almond Flour Soda Bread {grain-free, oil-free, vegan}

Grain-free & vegan almond flour soda bread, made with only 5 ingredients (plus water and salt). It is also oil-free, yeast-free, sugar-free and paleo. How to Successfully Bake Vegan Almond Bread Vegan almond bread can tricky. And sticky. At least in the middle. Without the elevating power of eggs, the centers of vegan almond flour …

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Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies {vegan, grain-free}

Tender and slightly chewy cassava flour chocolate chip cookies that taste 100% traditional! They are grain-free, vegan, and easy-to-make, too. It’s officially cookie baking season, huzzah! To begin the cookie festivities, I’ve got an exciting addition to your repertoire: Chocolate Chip Cookies made with Cassava Flour. What is Cassava Flour? Have you tried cassava flour? …

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Easy Cashew Cheddar Cheese {vegan, oil-free}

Healthy, delicious, easy-to-make Cheddar cheese, made with cashews! It is vegan, paleo, oil-free, and naturally gluten-free, too. It’s Time for DIY Vegan Cheese I am not sure what took me so long to try making plant-based cheese. All that I can say is that I wish I had started sooner, because the process is so …

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Sweet Potato Almond Flour Cookies {vegan, oil-free}

Easy, healthy and so delicious sweet potato almond flour cookies (they taste like sweet potato pie!). They are vegan, oil-free, grain-free, and Paleo. Oil-Free, Grain-Free & Vegan Sweet Potato Cookies  It has been a long while since I have posted a recipe using sweet potatoes, which is ridiculous given that I eat sweet potatoes all …

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Easy Cashew Cream Cheese {vegan, 3 ingedients}

Quick and simple vegan cream cheese made with 3 ingredients: raw cashews, coconut oil and lemon juice. Use it as a spread, or in no-bake recipes that call for traditional cream cheese! I have a go-to recipe to share today, one that will make the holidays especially easy and delicious. Who doesn’t want that? It’s …

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Vegetable Nacho Cheese Dip (vegan, keto, oil-free)

Just in time for your next party, family gathering, or snack attack: Vegetable Nacho Cheese Dip ! It is vegan, keto, oil-free and only 33 calories per 2 tablespoons. Happy Tuesday, everyone! This past weekend was a Halloween whirlwind…and yet Halloween is still two days away! It’s making me feel topsy-turvy, and I think my …

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Vegan Pumpkin Almond Flour Biscotti {keto option)

Healthy and delicious vegan pumpkin almond flour biscotti ! They are grain-free, oil-free, Paleo, and keto-friendly. Keep them plain, or add adornments, such as dried fruit, mini chocolate chips, or chopped nuts and seeds. Last week, Yasa wrote a comment for my 4-Ingredient Almond Flour Biscotti, asking if I thought they could be made into …

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Vegan Cashew Boursin Cheese {oil-free, 5 ingredients}

Vegan cashew Boursin cheese is a spreadable garlic and herb cheese. It is also oil-free, Paleo, soy-free,  yeast-free, and made with 5 ingredients. I won’t be trite and proclaim that there are two types of eaters in the world. Nevertheless, some of us do seem to prefer grazing all day, while others favor three square …

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3-Ingredient Banana Flax Bars {vegan, oil-free, grain-free}

Healthy 3-ingredient banana flax bars that taste like banana blondies! They are vegan, oil-free, grain-free, added sugar-free, and only 87 calories each. 3-Ingredient Banana Flax Bars for Breakfast, Snacks, & Dessert Some things are destiny.  For example, these bars (soon) topping your list of favorite recipes! If I could have, I would have performed a …

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Banana Flax Almond Flour Mini Muffins {vegan, oil-free, grain-free}

Fast, easy and healthy banana flax almond mini muffins, made with 4 ingredients! They are naturally vegan, oil-free, grain-free, & have no added sugar. A perfect snack or breakfast option! Grab & Go Vegan Banana Mini Muffins (4 ingredients!) Just in case you spent the weekend doing anything else besides making food for the week …

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Apple Almond Flour Cookies {3-ingredients, vegan, oil-free}

3-ingredient apple almond flour cookies for fall and winter, made with almond flour, a fresh apple, and cinnamon. They are vegan, oil-free, and have no added sugar. Fall is finally (mercifully!) here! We are still a long way from crisp and cool, but a drop into the 80s is inspiring me to get moving with …

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Cauliflower Rice Paella {vegan, keto option}

Cauliflower rice paella! It is fast, easy and delicious, as well as naturally vegan, grain-free, & keto-friendly (with one simple sub). Only 92 calories per satisfying serving, too. Make a Healthy All-Vegetable Paella Traveling home to the San Francisco Bay Area always inspires me with regard to food. Especially when it comes to produce. It …

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100% Flax Chocolate Cookies {vegan, oil-free, keto option}

Healthfully decadent 100% flax chocolate cookies ! Made in a muffin tin with only 5 ingredients, they are vegan, grain-free, oil-free, paleo and keto (with an ingredient swap). Flax Breakfast Cookies get a Double Chocolate Boost When I did a re-shoot of my popular 100% flax breakfast cookies last week, I realized I had made …

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Keto Vegan “Overnight Oats” {4 ingredients, grain-free}

Keto vegan overnight oats, made without oats at all, in a matter of minutes! This creamy, 4-ingredient breakfast is grain-free, gluten-free, and so delicious. It’s a perfectly portable, make-ahead option, too! Keto Vegan Overnight Oats, Made without Oats in Minutes! I confess to misleading all of you. This is not a recipe for oats. Nor …

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Vegan Almond Flour Banana Bread {5 ingredients, oil-free}

Vegan almond flour banana bread that is vegan, Paleo, grain-free and oil-free. Made in 1 bowl with 5 ingredients (plus optional salt), it is quick and easy to make and bake, too! Until the day comes when I stop buying bananas, I will continue churning out new banana bread recipes. It’s not that I turn …

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3-Ingredient Almond Flour Shortbread Cookies

Healthy 3-ingredient almond flour shortbread, ready to eat in under 30 minutes! They are also vegan, Paleo, grain-free, gluten-free, and keto (with one ingredient swap). Super Easy Almond Flour Shortbread It is 100 degrees outside, but I cannot help myself: I am ready for fall baking to begin! School starts next Monday, so I am …

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Strawberry Almond Flour Crumble {Vegan, Keto Option}

Celebrate summer with my 5-ingredient strawberry almond flour crumble. It is vegan, grain-free, oil-free, Paleo, and there is  a keto option, too! Healthy Strawberry Almond Flour Crumble As wonderful as it is to eat sweet, summer strawberries without any adornments, sometimes a bit of gussying is well worth the effort. My simple strawberry crumble is a …

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Cheezy Coconut Flour Stuffed Tomatoes {Keto, Vegan, Oil-Free}

Positively scrumptious, cheezy coconut flour stuffed tomatoes that are easy to make with only 5 ingredients. Just 40 calories apiece, they are also keto, vegan, paleo and oil-free! Tomatoes + Basil = Summer. So how about a new and utterly scrumptious option to celebrate the combination? Namely, my recipe for Cheezy Stuffed Tomatoes. In addition …

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Healthy 2-Ingredient Coconut Biscotti {Vegan, Keto Option}

Incredible healthy 2-ingredient coconut biscotti, made with unsweetened flake coconut and a bit of sweetener. They are naturally grain-free, gluten-free, nut-free, vegan, oil-free, and keto-friendly! Flourless Coconut Biscotti that is Vegan & Keto Friendly Success is always satisfying, but it’s even sweeter when it stems from failure. Case in point, these biscotti. My original intention? …

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2-Ingredient Flax Sandwich Bread {vegan, keto, grain-free}

Delicious 2-ingredient flax sandwich bread made with flaxseed meal & baking powder (plus water and optional salt)–that’s all! It is naturally vegan, keto, paleo, oil-free, grain-free, nut-free and sugar free (zero grams). You will love it! This bread. THIS BREAD! I cannot get enough this bread! Easy! Delicious! Nutritious! Filling! I may run out of …

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Caboodles – Steamed Cabbage Noodles (vegan, keto, 1-ingredient)

Caboodles – steamed cabbage noodles – are easy, frugal, & endlessly versatile vegetable noodles that do not require a spiralizer. They are keto, vegan, low-carb, low-calorie, oil-free and Paleo. Frugal Vegetable Noodles, Made without a Spiralizer Vegetable noodles are a delicious and simple swap for noodles of all kinds, as well as a fun (and …

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Keto Vegan Peanut Butter Blondies {4-ingredients, Oil-Free}

Keto vegan peanut butter blondies, made with only 4 ingredients! Oil-free, flourless, and grain-free, they have 125 calories each, and can be made paleo-friendly with almond butter or cashew butter. I do not typically associate early summer with baking. However, it turns out that there are plenty of reasons to bake this time of year, …

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Beet Salad with Lemon & Mint {5 ingredients, vegan}

Easy, fresh, 5-ingredient beet salad with lemon & mint. Perfect in the summer (or switch the fresh mint to dried herbs in the winter), the salad is naturally vegan and Paleo-friendly. I love beets. My husband does not. We’ve nevertheless managed to make our marriage work. And yet, he now likes–make that really likes–this simple …

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4-Ingredient Almond Flour Blondies {Vegan, Grain-Free, Keto Option}

Vegan 4-ingredient almond flour blondies! They are naturally grain-free, gluten-free, oil-free, & Paleo,  plus I have a keto option! If you like (or love) my 3-ingredient Almond Flour Cookies, I am confident these easy blondies will likewise fill you with joy. They are soft and chewy, as blondies should be, sweet, but not too sweet, …

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3-Ingredient Coconut Flour Hunger Buster {vegan, keto}

Feel full for HOURS with my easy 3-ingredient coconut flour hunger buster recipe! It is vegan, keto & made w/ coconut flour, yogurt (nondairy or dairy) & milk (nondairy or dairy). Today’s post is more solution than recipe. But it is one that works so well for me, I decided I had to share. The …

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Keto Vegan Coconut Flour Cookies {grain-free, gluten-free}

Easy, 1-bowl, keto vegan coconut flour cookies, made with almond butter. They are also grain-free & gluten-free. Coconut Flour Cookies that are Vegan & Keto Last month I shared an easy recipe for vegan coconut flour chocolate chip cookies. The results were delicious, surprising (used dates to help sweeten them, as well as add structure …

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Beet & Toasted Pepita Dip {vegan, oil-free, nut-free}

Healthy beet & toasted pepita dip is snacking made scrumptious! This deeply delicious dip is vegan, oil-free, nut-free, bean-free, and only 62 calories per 1/4 cup serving. Healthy Beet Dip without Oil, Beans, or Nuts Easter and Passover are days away, which means plenty of chances to make something new, and share something delicious, with …

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Vegan Coconut Macaroons {keto option, oil-free}

Crisp-chewy vegan coconut macaroons that are delicious & easy-to-make by using psyllium husk They are also keto (with 1 swap), grain-free, oil-free, & refined sugar free. If you, like me, are crazy for coconuts, then it is almost a certainty that you share my love for coconut macaroons. There used to be a bakery en …

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Vegan Keto Thai Eggplant Dip {5-Ingredients, Oil-Free}

My 5-ingredient vegan keto Thai eggplant dip is a healthy option everyone will love! It is oil-free, nut-free, seed-free, and low in calories. Eat more dip. It’s an edict of few–or, more accurately, zero–diet plans. But not all dips are created equal, especially the one I’ve created for today’s post. It’s healthy, fits almost every …

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Chopped Radicchio Salad {Vegan, Keto Option}

Easy, fresh, and gorgeous chopped radicchio salad–without the bitterness! The secret is soaking the leaves in ice water. Made with minimal ingredients, the salad is vegan and keto friendly. I love bitter foods. My husband does not. This works to my advantage on some occasions. For example, when dining out, he picks out olives, capers, …

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Soft Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies {vegan, grain-free, oil-free}

Vegan coconut flour chocolate chip cookies that are equally healthy and scrumptious! They are vegan, grain-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free, and Paleo-friendly. The world always has room for another chocolate chip cookie recipe. Especially one that is easy to make, utterly delectable, and, in many respects, unlike any other. Introducing my Soft Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip …

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Vegan Coconut Flour Banana Cookies {Grain-Free}

Got ripe bananas? Then you need to make a batch of my soft vegan coconut flour banana cookies. Made without additional flours or starches, they are grain-free, gluten-free, and only 49 calories each. Banana Coconut Flour Cookies, Made without Eggs or Other Flours One thing we all need more of is cookies. Truly delicious cookies. …

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Grain-Free Blueberry Baked Porridge {vegan, keto option}

Healthy, delicious, & grain-free blueberry baked porridge, made from coconut flour and flaxseed meal! It is naturally oil-free and vegan, plus a keto option is included.  Baked Porridge, Without Oats or Other Grains I have a new option to add to your healthy, portable breakfast routine. It is: cozy and satisfying (oy vey, it’s still …

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2-Ingredient Almond Flour Cut-Out Cookies {vegan, keto option}

Easy 2-ingredient almond flour cut-out cookies make any day a holiday! They are quick and easy to make, as well as grain-free & vegan. A keto variation is included, too! Just in the nick of time, a Valentine’s Day recipe that will please one and all (especially YOU!). The inspiration for these cookies comes straight …

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3-Ingredient Keto Vegan Almond Bread {grain-free, oil-free}

Individual 3-ingredient keto vegan almond bread ! Made in a muffin tin, it is grain-free, gluten-free and oil-free. Ready in under 30 minutes, start to finish. Hi all! I have been working on a simple, versatile bread that I hope you will enjoy. I know that I am loving it. It is a breeze to …

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3-Ingredient Vegan Tomato Soup {easy}

Say hello to a healthy, satisfying supper (in minutes) with my 3-ingredient vegan tomato soup! It is velvety, cold-weather comfort in a bowl. Simple, Nourishing Tomato Soup with 3 Ingredients Hello, all! I hope this Monday finds you in good form. In case the cold weather–or, perhaps, Super Bowl festivities– has kept you from stalking …

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Almond Flour Flax Biscuits {Oil-Free, Vegan, 4 ingredients}

Easy and delicious almond flour flax biscuits that are grain-free, oil-free & vegan! It only takes 4 ingredients and fewer than 30 minutes to prepare them. It seems I have a biscuit problem. Specifically, I cannot get enough biscuits! It explains, why, after creating my Mind-Blowing Biscuits last week, I plunged right in to another …

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Vegan Carrot Ginger Soufflé {Grain-Free, Oil-Free}

Shake up your vegetable routine with my super-simple vegan carrot ginger soufflé, made with coconut flour! It is grain-free, oil-free, and so very delicious! Before proceeding, let me be clear: this is not a soufflé. I know, how deceptive is that? But hear me out: this quick, easy, and delicious side dish has the light …

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3-Ingredient Grain-Free Granola Bars {Vegan, Keto Option}

Amazing, 3-ingredient grain-free granola bars that are vegan, a cinch to make, and have endless options for variation! I even have an easy keto-friendly option. I am who I am because of granola bars. Really, I’m serious. Granola bars have fueled me, and my various activities, all my life. Portable food is definitely my thing. …

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Vegan Keto Chocolate Truffle Tart {No-Bake, Grain-Free}

Decadent, no-bake, and so-easy vegan keto chocolate truffle tart! It is grain-free, sugar-free, and super easy to make–perfect for celebrating and sharing with friends! If you are looking for the perfect New Year’s Eve dessert, look no further!  I have a showstopper dessert that can be shared with almost everyone on your guest list–no matter …

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3-Ingredient Banana Almond Flour Cookies {Vegan, Oil-Free}

Blissful 3-Ingredient Banana Almond Flour Cookies made with nothing more than almond flour, bananas & baking powder. They are vegan, grain-free, oil-free, & Paleo. I have been having fun stretching the possibilities of super-minimalist almond flour cookies in recent months. It started with my 3-Ingredient Almond Flour Cookies, but has expanded to include my Chocolate …

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Vegan Pumpkin Hemp Heart Cheesecake {Nut-Free}

Rich, creamy, vegan pumpkin hemp heart cheesecake! This no-bake treat is nut-free (no cashews), high in protein, and loaded with healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. This beautiful dessert merges three of my favorite foods into one: cheesecake, pumpkin, and (a surprise contender) hemp hearts! Introducing Vegan Pumpkin Hemp Heart Cheesecake. Healthy Highlights of Hemp …

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4-Ingredient Vegan Almond Flour Biscotti {Keto Option}

4-ingredient vegan almond flour biscotti that are grain-free, oil-free, low in sugar, and keto (with one ingredient swap). They are crisp, but not too hard, easy to make, and very versatile.***LOVE*** Whether you have made biscotti multiple times or never, you must give my almond flour biscotti recipe a try. It just may be the …

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4-Ingredient Chocolate Almond Flour Cookies {Grainfree, Vegan, Paleo, Oil-Free}

4-ingredient chocolate almond flour cookies that are rich, decadent, and good for you! They are vegan, oil-free, grain-free, Paleo, & only 61 calories per cookie Oh. My. Chocolate. I can hardly contain my excitement for these cookies, they are so luscious, fudgy, and decadent! And easy. EASY. As in mix-the-dough-in-under-1-minute easy. They require no more …

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Pumpkin Almond Flour Cookies {Vegan, Grain-Free, Oil-Free}

Tender, lightly sweet, and all-around perfect pumpkin almond flour cookies. Made in one bowl, in no time flat, they are also grain-free, oil-free, and vegan. Healthy Pumpkin Cookies: Vegan, Grain-Free & Gluten-Free At last. ‘Tis the official season of PUMPKIN! Some (e.g., my husband) might say I have a pumpkin problem. The reason? I eat …

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Roasted Carrot Parsnip Hash {Vegan, Paleo}

Oven-roasted carrot and parsnip hash, made vibrant with Moroccan spices. Each serving of this quick & easy hash is packed with vitamins A & C (for gorgeous skin!) and 5 g of fiber. It’s also Grain-Free, Vegan & Paleo. I probably should not make any promises, but this oven-roasted hash may make you feel extra-happy …

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Instant Coconut Hot Cereal {Vegan, Keto, 3 Ingredients}

Instant coconut hot cereal that is grain-free, vegan, keto, and oh-so-satisfying! Made with coconut flour, coconut flakes, and flaxseed meal, it is thick, creamy, oatmeal-like, & ready to eat in minutes.  Raise your hand if packets of instant oatmeal, cream of wheat, or other hot cereals have made an appearance in your past. Both of …

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2-Ingredient Almond Flour Crackers {Keto, Vegan, Paleo}

Your new favorite snack: 2-Ingredient Almond Flour Crackers! They are super easy to make, grain-free, vegan, Paleo & high-protein! I hope everyone is enjoying the Labor Day weekend! My husband had to work today, and it is raining, so my son and I have been spending the day together, playing games, being silly, and doing …

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Strawberry Hemp Heart Ice Cream {Vegan, Nut-Free, High Protein}

Vegan strawberry hemp heart ice cream! It is high in protein (8.6 g per 1/2 cup) creamy, rich, healthy, easy-to-prepare, and is made without nuts, coconut or banana. Vegan Ice Cream made with Hemp Hearts It’s back to school time at our house. So I did what every good mother does: I made ice cream! …

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Baby Bok Choy Chopped Salad (with Ginger Dressing)

A crunchy and leafy chopped salad, all from one vegetable! This healthy & delicious baby bok choy chopped salad has a light & fresh ginger and sesame dressing, perfect for sunny summer eating. I love green salads and chopped salads, which is why this baby bok choy salad is exactly what I crave. The temperatures …

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3-Ingredient Sweet Potato Tortillas {Grain-Free, Vegan}

Healthy, delicious, versatile 3-ingredient sweet potato tortillas that are naturally vegan and Paleo. They are also grain-free, oil-free, legume-free and nut-free. Egg-Free, Grain-Free, Legume-Free, Nut-Free Tortillas Greetings, everyone!  How about one more tortilla recipe to share–for the time being–before moving on to other subjects? This one is a special request from two different readers, both …

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Grain-Free Banana Granola {Oil-Free, No Added Sugar}

Grain-free banana granola, made without grains, added sugar, or oil! Eat it by the handful, or sprinkle it on fruit, yogurt, and anything else you like! It is naturally vegan, gluten-free, and Paleo. Give banana bread a rest. The next time you have an overripe banana (or two), I’ve got a new recipe for using …

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Vegan Coconut Flour Snickerdoodles {Paleo, Grain-Free, Nut-Free}

Easy, healthy, vegan coconut flour snickerdoodles ! These cookies are naturally Paleo, nut-free, grain-free and gluten-free, too. Egg-Free Coconut Flour Snickerdoodles I love everything about snickerdoodles, including the name, the cinnamon sugar topping, and especially their old-fashioned, comfort food appeal. My mother made them often, using the recipe from the Fannie Farmer Baking Book; I …

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Chocolate Coconut Flour Cookies {Vegan, Keto Option}

Tender, brownie-like chocolate coconut flour cookies, made with no other flours or starches! They are naturally grain-free, vegan, keto (with one simple substitution), nut-free & gluten-free. Chocolate Coconut Flour Cookies that are Egg-Free & Nut-Free Because I care so much about all of you, dear readers, I ate many–many–chocolate cookies this past week. A few …

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Stuffed Breakfast Sweet Potatoes {Vegan, 4 ingredients)

Stuffed breakfast sweet potatoes–the perfect morning meal! This 4-ingredient breakfast is fast (prepare the sweet potatoes in the microwave), delicious, and super-nourishing, all in one fell swoop. Stuffed Sweet Potatoes: An Ideal Breakfast on the Go Have sweet potato, will travel. It’s one of my on-the-road solutions for a portable, power breakfast on the road. …

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3-Ingredient Almond Flour Cookies {Vegan, Oil-Free, Keto Option}

  Your go-to, any occasion cookie: my 3-ingredient almond flour cookies! They are vegan, grain-free, paleo, and have a keto option, too. The Best and Easiest Almond Flour Cookies These are the cookies I want, and I am pretty certain you will want them, too. Because they are perfect. And ridiculously easy. The dough takes …

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Chopped Radish Cauliflower Salad {easy, vegan, keto}

Fresh, crunchy, peppery and unique, this easy-to-make chopped radish cauliflower salad is an ideal mid-winter side dish. It keeps beautifully (bring on the crunch!), meaning it is a fantastic make & take salad for lunches, too. A Fresh New Take on Chopped Salad Well hello there, everyone! I have a case of sunshine & lollipops …

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Chocolate Pumpkin Pudding Cups {Vegan, Grain-Free}

Chocolate pumpkin pudding cups are a superfood reinvention of a childhood classic! They are naturally vegan, oil-free, grain-free, gluten-free, and just 117 calories per serving. Healthy Vegan Chocolate Pudding Cups I know the exact moment that the idea for these breakfast pudding cups began to brew. It was when I ran into a friend at …

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Lemony Celery Crunch Salad {vegan, keto}

Lemony celery crunch salad is a fresh mid-winter salad that will awaken your taste buds while energizing & nourishing your everything else :). Vegan, keto and low in calories, it’s a great make-ahead salad, too, ideal for several days worth of lunches or side-dishes. Celery! YES!!! That was your reaction, right? 🙂 No? If it …

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Vegan Pink Power Latte {No Coffee, Made with Beets}

Ready for a delicious variation to your hot beverage routine? Then try my vegan pink power latte made with beet powder, your choice of milk, and a touch of sweetener. Prepare to be surprised and delighted! A No-Coffee Latte, Made with Beets! I love coffee, I love tea, and now… I love lattes made with …

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Mustard Greens Pepita Pesto {Vegan, Nut-Free}

Spicy, citrusy, mustard greens pepita pesto, the perfect midwinter, superfood sauce for pasta, or as a spread or dip. Bonus: the ingredients also make it an ideal exercise recovery food! I am pretty sure that what I am about to say has never been uttered or written before now: Pesto is an ideal exercise recovery …

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Keto Baked Pepita Falafel {vegan, no beans}

If you love falafel, but need a break from the beans, try my easy, keto baked pepita falafel! In addition to being bean-free, they are vegan, grain-free, gluten-free, high in protein and fiber, and ideal for a meal or a snack on the go. Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you enjoyed the holidays and …

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Vegan Supper Stuffed Sweet Potatoes {5 ingredients, easy}

Dinner just got easier and more beautiful with these vegan supper stuffed sweet potatoes! Filled with with hummus, toasted walnuts, pomegranate seeds, and mint, this easy meal is packed with big flavors, extraordinary nutrition, and supreme satisfaction. In addition to being naturally gluten-free, grain-free and vegan, a simple Paleo option is provided. I won’t beat …

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Tiger Nut Flour Pie Crust {grain-free, vegan}

Pie crust perfection, thanks to tiger nut flour! This one-bowl, mix-press-bake tiger nut flour pie crust is naturally sweet, crisp, tender and all around amazing. It also happens to be grain-free, gluten-free, vegan & paleo. Happy Friday, everyone! As promised in yesterday’s post, I have another super-simple, grain-free crust recipe for you, just in time …

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Coconut Flour Almond Flour Pie Crust {keto, vegan, no rolling}

No-roll coconut flour almond flour pie crust is tender, delicious and foolproof! It also happens to be keto, vegan, grain-free, gluten-free, & Paleo. Good morning, everyone! In this final week before Thanksgiving, I’ve decided to share three incredible pie crust recipes that will make your baking easier than ever. First up, my Coconut Flour-Almond Flour …

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2-Ingredient Coconut Banana Cookies {vegan, grain-free, flourless}

Crispy-chewy, 2-ingredient coconut banana cookies can be made from start to finish in less than 30 minutes! They are vegan, flourless, grain-free, and sure to please one and all (especially, you!). Healthy, Easy Cookies Worth Celebrating Happy Monday, everyone! I hope that you had a good weekend. I ran a half marathon with my early …

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Jeweled Cauliflower Rice {vegan, grain-free}

Jeweled cauliflower rice is a side dish everyone can love! Based on Persian and North African rice & couscous dishes, it is vegan, grain-free, gluten-free & Paleo. A Delicious & Healthy Side-Dish For All Picking sides is inevitable at holiday gatherings. Some choices may lead to joy and cheer; others may bring annoyance, grumpiness and …

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Vegan Tigernut Flour Brownies {grain-free, nut-free, GF}

Healthy and fudgy vegan tigernut flour brownies! They are naturally grain-free, nut-free, gluten-free, vegan & paleo. What is Tigernut Flour? Tigernut flour. Have you heard of it? It’s a delicious, nutritious, multipurpose flour that can be used in all manner of baking and cooking, including today’s dark chocolate brownie recipe. But before returning to the …

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Coconut Flour Sweet Potato Blondies {vegan, grain-free, oil-free}

These Coconut Flour Sweet Potato Blondies taste like autumn with each bite! With warm spices and nutritious ingredients, these vegan, grain-free, oil-free blondies will both empower and satisfy you! Your Monday needs these blondies. In addition to being hands-down delicious, these coconut flour-sweet potato blondies are loaded with superfood nutrition that will make you happy …

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Coconut Flour Cut-Out Cookies {vegan, grain-free}

Easy Coconut Flour Cut-Out Cookies that are vegan, grain-free, gluten-free & paleo. The dough can be made ahead and baked later–easy! No, you didn’t wake up in the middle of December, it’s merely me jumping the gun with the holiday cookie baking. I hope you don’t mind. Also, if you grab some Halloween cookie cutters, …

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Almond Coconut Flour Biscotti {vegan, grain-free}

Crunchy, not-too-sweet, dunk-able, almond coconut flour biscotti (made with coconut flour & almond flour). They are vegan, grain-free, gluten-free, and delicious! Good morning and happy Monday, everyone! I’m up and going with some significant assistance from my morning brew and a giant bowl oatmeal. I managed to get in some speedwork drills on the treadmill …

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Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Balls {grain-free, gluten-free}

Easy vegan chocolate pumpkin protein balls that are grain-free (made w/ coconut flour), gluten-free, no-bake, Paleo & only 45 calories each! Healthy Protein Chocolate Treats The season of candy is upon us, with bowls of wrapped treats placed on every vacant surface at work, the dry cleaners, school, and even the gym (yes, the gym–sheesh, …

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle {grain-free, gluten-free}

Vegan chocolate chip cookie brittle that is a healthy snack as much as it is a dessert! It is naturally grain-free & gluten-free. Fall! It’s finally here! Or so the calendar indicates. It’s still muggy and hovering around 90 degrees in my corner of the world, but I don’t care; I’m ready for baking season, …

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Baked Sweet & Salty Coconut Chips {3 ingredients, vegan, GF}

Baked sweet & salty coconut chips are a healthy energy snack you can make with 3 humble ingredients! Make a double batch, because you will love them. A New Healthy Snack to Love: Baked Coconut Chips How was your weekend? Mine began with a Friday night dinner with friends (Yay! Contact with other humans! :)), …

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Hemp Superfoods {protein, oil, hemp hearts}

An overview of the nutritional benefits of several hemp superfoods {protein, oil, hemp hearts} & reasons to add them to your eating routine! Hemp: An Amazing, Versatile Superfood Happy Thursday, everyone! I hope this post finds each of you happy and well. Today, I am taking a moment to talk about one of my favorite …

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Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream {vegan, 5 ingredients, keto option}

Creamy, super chocolate avocado ice cream that tastes indulgent but is healthy! Made with 5 ingredients, it is vegan, paleo, & keto (with 1 easy sub). Incredible Chocolate Ice Cream Made with Avocado Some things about me make little sense.  My siblings would say many things :). But topping my zany list are these gems: …

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Avocado, Banana & Pear Smoothie {vegan}

Feeling the need for a late-summer, nutrition reboot? My avocado, banana and pear smoothie will have you feeling and looking refreshed and revived in no time. So, the story behind this post begins with a little event I participated in on July 23rd: the San Francisco Marathon! I have been training for the past 3+ …

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Red Pepper Romesco Sauce {vegan, gluten-free, easy}

Say hello to Red Pepper Romesco Sauce, one of the most versatile sauces you have ever met. This Spanish sauce brightens and enhances vegetables and main dishes, doubles as a dip (or spread) for all of your favorite dunkables (packed lunch: simplified!), is a breeze to prepare, and is potent with power ingredients. In one …

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Lemony Roasted Parsnip Hummus (no beans, no tahini)

Lemony roasted parsnip hummus, made without beans and tahini, is a showstopper! Smoky paprika balances the sweetness of the parsnips. I went a wee bit overboard with my purchase of parsnips the other day, so following my testing of the parsnip-chickpea flour pizza crust from the other day, I set to work crafting a few …

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4-Ingredient Beet Hummus {Vegan, Oil-Free, No Beans}

Gorgeous, delicious, 4-ingredient beet hummus! It is vegan, oil-free, bean-free and only 42 calories per 2 tablespoon serving. You can roast beets, or go ultra-simple with ready-to-use roasted or canned beets. Good morning, everyone! I’m going to get to this gorgeous hummus recipe in just a moment, but first, a word about where I am …

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DIY Sunflower Seed Butter {oil-free, easy, keto option}

DIY sunflower seed butter is a delicious and nutritious alternative to peanut butter. Learn how to make it with no added oil, little money and minimal effort! A keto option is available. Sunflower Seed Butter Instead of Peanut Butter This post is for my sister, Rebecca. Love you, sis. Rebecca is allergic to peanuts. When …

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Vegan Pumpkin Cranberry Blondies {grain-free, oil-free}

Healthy vegan pumpkin cranberry blondies, made with coconut flour and almond butter! They are vegan, grain-free, oil-free and Paleo. Today I have a holiday treat recipe that I know you will love to make (and eat). Because I am crazy about pumpkin, I couldn’t help but bring these tender, flavor-packed pumpkin blondies to the table. Talk …

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3-Ingredient Banana Fudge Brownies {grainfree, oil-free, vegan}

Decadent, yet healthy, 3-ingredient banana fudge brownies that are grain-free, oil-free, vegan and Paleo! Made with almond butter, cocoa powder and a banana. Allow me to propose a pivot. Brownies. For breakfast. Moreover, a healthy breakfast. It gets even better. The brownies in question have only three ingredients. Three. You likely have the ingredients in your …

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Crunchy Nuts & Seeds Breakfast Cookies {vegan, oil-free, grain-free}

Healthy, yummy, crunchy nuts & seeds breakfast cookies made with 5 ingredients! They are grain-free, oil-free, vegan, and simple to make in a muffin tin! 5-Ingredient Vegan, Grain-Free Breakfast Cookies I am ambivalent about sharing this recipe. Why? Because, based on my own experience, making and eating the results can (swiftly) develop into an obsession. Then …

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Vegan Coconut Flour Zucchini Brownies {oil-free, grain-free}

Fudgy vegan coconut flour zucchini brownies made with almond butter! They taste decadent but are oil-free, grain-free, and packed with energizing ingredients.   Too Much Zucchini? Make Zucchini Brownies! Got an excess of summer zucchini? Then you have the perfect reason to make brownies. Zucchini makes great muffins and loaves, but when it comes to perfect …

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Mushroom Almond Flour Bread {keto, vegan}

Baked in a muffin tin, this mushroom almond flour bread is 100% scrumptious, as well as vegan, keto, & grain-free. Great for snacks and portable lunches! Vegan Keto Bread Made with Almond Flour Creating grain-free bread is challenging. Creating vegan, grain-free bread ? Without the structure of gluten, grains and the volume and protein structure from …

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Chocolate & Sunflower Seed Energy Bars {4 ingredients, no-bake, vegan}

  It’s Tuesday. Following a 3-day weekend. With visitors. Thus, chocolate.     These energy-bars-in-the-round are humble in both ingredients (four) and preparation (no-baking, roughly 5 to 10 minutes total), but not flavor (luscious) or texture (rich and candy-like). This is a new variation of my DIY LaraBars recipe from 8 years ago (still going strong …

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4-Ingredient Vegan Flax Muffins {grainfree, flourless}

4-ingredient vegan flax muffins that taste like butterscotch blondies? Yes, please! They are also flourless, grain-free, gluten-free, and oil-free. How to Make Vegan Flax Muffins With blog recipes, as in life, you don’t have to re-invent the wheel to create something new. Sometimes you only need to rename the wheel. Case in point, power pucks. That’s what …

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Vegan Coconut Flour Brownies (grain-free, oil-free)

Vegan coconut flour brownies made with nut butter and coconut flour! Healthy, scrumptious, grain-free and oil-free, they are easy to make in 1 bowl. Healthy (vegan & gluten-free) Cookies for the Holidays Apparently I have too much time on my hands (oops, busted a button laughing at that one), because I’ve been baking cookies, of …

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How to Make Cauliflower Rice {grain-free, keto, paleo, vegan}

A quick how-to for making cauliflower rice, a healthy replacement for grains that can be used in place of rice in all of your favorite recipes! It is grain-free, vegan, keto, paleo, vegan, and low-carb. Thanksgiving is days away, but not to worry! Options that are easy, healthy and delicious abound. Case in point cauliflower …

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Easy Pumpkin Coconut Flour Pancakes (Paleo, Grain-Free)

Despite what the calendar says, it does not feel like we are anywhere close to fall here in Texas. Today was in the mid-80s, I am still wandering around in shorts, tank tops, and flip flops, and visits to the pool remain daily events. Nonetheless, I am craving all of my favorite fall flavors. Especially …

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Coconut Flour Peach Clafouti {Grain-Free, Paleo}

Greetings everyone! Hope all of you are having a beautiful 4th of July weekend! It is another sunny, gorgeous day here in East Texas, and, while inarguably hot and humid, it is far short of insufferable. I can’t be certain, but I may have detected the faintest nuance of a breeze on my morning walk. …

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DIY Coconut Butter {vegan, keto, paleo, 2 ingredients}

DIY coconut butter is a healthy, easy-to-make, and frugal alternative to nut and seed butter! It is naturally vegan, keto, paleo and sugar-free. If you like coconut, you need to make some coconut butter. The sooner, the better. Afterwards, spread it on to everything, fingers included. What is Coconut Butter? Coconut butter is a spread …

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3-Ingredient Cantaloupe Strawberry Smoothie {vegan, Paleo}

The perfect post-workout smoothie? You found it: my 3-Ingredient Cantaloupe Strawberry Smoothie ! It is vegan, Paleo, and has no added sugar. A Perfect Post-Workout Smoothie Say hello to a perfect, post-workout smoothie. Sure, you can slurp this any time of the day, but the combination of cantaloupe and strawberries is a slam-dunk after a …

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Coconut Flour Baked “Oatmeal” {vegan, oil-free, grain-free}

Coconut flour baked “oatmeal”  is a hearty breakfast porridge made without grains ! It is also vegan, gluten-free, oil-free and nut-free. Healthy Baked Porridge, Made without Grains This cozy breakfast bake has magical powers. It has the ability to make you feel warm, cozy and spoiled as you eat it (perfect for a lazy, chilly …

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Cashew Spinach & Artichoke Dip {Healthy, Vegan, Paleo}

Happy Saint Patty’s Day, everyone! I was in a cooking frenzy yesterday, testing a variety of dishes for a soon-due recipe development project. Hence, we have plenty of leftovers for dinner (and beyond). However, I could not resist the urge to make something green, in honor of the day (I have some Irish from both …

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Maple Almond Flour Cut-Out Cookies {vegan, grain-free}

Crisp-tender, delicious and easy maple almond flour cut-out cookies that are also Paleo, grain-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar free! It’s finally time for cookies! We decorated the house last night so I’m in full-Christmas mode. Hence, I decided to experiment and make maple-sweetened almond flour cut-out cookies. I was nervous about whether these cookies would …

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One-Bowl Coconut Flour Cupcakes (Master Recipe–Paleo, Grain-Free, Gluten-Free)

Have you baked with coconut flour? It took me a long time to give it a go. I’m comfortable using all varieties of gluten-free flours—brown rice blends, teff flour, sorghum flour, oat flour, quinoa flour—but for years, coconut flour recipes frightened me. Most gluten-free baking requires adjustments to traditional baking ratios (e.g., liquids, flours, leaveners, …

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3-Ingredient Coconut Panna Cotta {vegan & paleo}

I love custard, and panna cotta–a creamy, luxurious, Italian stovetop custard (no baking! no eggs!)–is one of my all-time favorites. It’s also one of the BEST make-ahead desserts when you have freiends or family over for a meal. It can be made a full day ahead, looks elegant, and everyone (children & adults) love it.

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Perfect Almond Flour Muffins (Grain-Free, Paleo, Keto Option)

Perfect almond flour muffins that are grain-free, Paleo, and easily made Keto, too! Vary them in multiple ways with different add-ins and flavorings. Easy Almond Flour Muffins My friend Kim informed me last week that she has been following a Paleo diet (grain-free, dairy-free) for the past month and that if I could come up …

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Broccoli Chopped Salad with Cilantro & Lime {5 ingredients}

“To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomatist — the problem is entirely the same in both cases. To know exactly how much oil one must put with one’s vinegar.” — Oscar Wilde Tired of eating the same old chopped romaine with a squirt of low-calorie ranch? Then don’t. It’s time to …

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2-Minute All-Flax Muffin in a Mug

I have developed many muffin recipes. 750 of them here. 150 vegan versions there. Then 150 gluten-free versions more. Apparently, that’s only the beginning. Witness the 2-minute muffin for one. This one is all-flax (flourless), gluten-free, freakishly easy, and remarkably awesome in taste, texture and overall deliciousness. I am typically ravenous when I return from …

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100% Flax Breakfast Cookies {vegan, oil-free, keto option}

5-ingredient, 100% flax breakfast cookies are a perfect, portable choice, year-round! Vegan, oil-free and grain-free, they are  crispy, chewy, nutty, and made with ease in a muffin tin. A keto option is available, too! I was enjoying a stint of green breakfast smoothies to celebrate several sunny mornings (spring comes early to East Texas), but …

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Almond Butter Stuffed Dates {2-ingredients, Paleo, Vegan}

Almond butter stuffed dates are the perfect healthy dessert and power snack all in one! Make them in a minutes with just two ingredients for a decadent-tasting treat!   Hello, all! Well, I’ve done the math, and it turns out that I can get everything accomplished on my to-do list before heading to California for …

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DIY Almond Butter (oil-free, 1-ingredient, so easy}

Creamy, dreamy, DIY almond butter made with ease (and only 1 ingredient!). The ingredient is dry-roasted, lightly salted almonds and the results are sensational.   The Best Almond Butter without the High Price Tag I used to come close to fainting when I reached for my favorite jar f almond butter at my local supermarket. …

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Grain-Free Apple Muffins {Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free}

Easy, delicious, grain-free apple muffins made with coconut flour and almond flour, They are naturally vegan, Paleo and gluten-free, too! Portable Power: Grain-Free Apple Muffins This morning my husband loaded suitcases, snacks, a sleepy son, a scatterbrained wife, and two large travel mugs of coffee into the car. We were off on a whirlwind visit …

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Coconut Oil Chocolate Bark {4-Ingredients, Vegan, Paleo}

Healthy yet indulgent-tasting coconut oil chocolate bark, made with 4 ingredients! It is vegan, paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, and includes a keto option, too! An Easy, Healthy, Delicious Chocolate Bark Recipe Valentines Day is almost here, and I have a perfect recipe for gifting and celebrating. It is go-soft-in-the-knees delicious, super-simple to make, and relatively frugal, …

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Healthy Roasted Carrot Hummus (No Beans)

Your new snack obsession: Healthy roasted carrot hummus, made without beans! Nutritious and delicious in one fell swoop, it is also vegan, gluten-free & Paleo. I am giddy with excitement over my new recipe: Roasted Carrot Hummus! My intent was to develop a number of recipes this week that were Halloween-y, yet healthy. All things …

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Lemony Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad (vegan, keto)

Lemony shredded Brussels sprouts salad will change your ideas about this petite green vegetable forever! Crunchy, fresh, crisp and delicious, the salad is also vegan, keto and paleo. Eating your Brussels sprouts suddenly got very easy. And incredibly delicious. Though the calendar says October, it  still feels like summer here in Texas (possibly winter where …

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1-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake (gluten-free, grain-free, Paleo)

Sometimes you need chocolate in a hurry. For example, for an impromptu celebration. Or to revive your spirits . Or because it is Wednesday. Umm, today is Wednesday. I’m here to tell you that choclate any day is a wonderful thing. Chocolate and cocoa powder are rich in cell-protecting antioxidants–natural compounds found in fruits, vegetables, grains and …

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Apple-Cinnamon Coconut Flour Muffins {Grain-Free, Paleo}

It has been a beautiful but quiet day here in East Texas. One word explains the quiet component: headcold. I was in denial the past few days, but it hit me hard yesterday at about 9:30. As I sat working at my computer, I began sweating like a heathen, and, keeping up my denial, my …

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Vegan Parmesan Cheese (made with cashews or hemp hearts)

Easy, 4-ingredient vegan parmesan cheese! Made in minutes with either cashews or hemp hearts, it is a healthy and delicious option for pasta, soups, pizza, popcorn, salads, and so much more. Easy & Delicious DIY Vegan Parmesan Cheese This dairy-free parmesan cheese is so darn good. It’s easy to make, too. Give yourself about 2 …

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Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Watercress & Walnuts (vegan +glutenfree + paleo)

My friend Kristen asked me if I could provide a brief tutorial for how to cut up and use cauliflower. I had made this very salad for her–roasted cauliflower with toasted walnuts–and she said  that, whle she loved it, she was completely intimidated by cooking cauliflower, especially cutting it up into pieces. So here goes (don’t …

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Easy Coconut Flour Focaccia (gluten-free, grain-free & paleo)

I realize I will get no sympathy from my east coast friends by complaining of the 70-degree weather we experienced here in Texas yesterday, so instead, let me simply extol the gorgeousness of today: sunny, clear, and, at present, a cool 49 degrees. I started the day with a brisk walk at 6 am with …

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Almond Butter Coconut Flour Energy Balls {Vegan, Grain-Free, Paleo}

Get instant energy with a a few of my almond butter coconut flour energy balls! They are sweetened with dates and banana & are vegan & paleo Have you tried energy balls? I have tried some delicious recipes from various sites and they are delicious! They are everything that you would want an energy bar …

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15 Minute Lemony Greens Soup (vegan + glutenfree)

It’s a fresh new year! I hope this finds all of you happy and well! Today’s post is ridiculously easy. I happen to be a big fan of ridiculously easy. I’ve been infatuated with the Green Smoothie Revolution book I bought last fall. I’ve been stuffing spinach into my smoothies since I was in graduate school; slurping …

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2-Ingredient Stuffed Dates (vegan + paleo)

Confession: I’m mad for anything caramel. Or butterscotch. Or generally brown sugar-y sweet. Mad. I pilfered brown sugar straight from the box as a child and scavenged for caramel candies in my gran’s jar of Brach’s candies. But caramelfiends need to consider their physical health (and teeth!) as much as their mental health, which is …

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One-Bowl Paleo Pound Cake (easy+gluten-free)

  Nickerdoodle is home today with an earache and mild fever, so we’ve spent most of the day shuttling to the doctor and pharmacy and grocery store. But now we’re home to stay, and savoring trains, trucks and Curious George. I’ve (happily) given up on the idea of getting any work done today. I’m pooped …

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Vegan Almond Flour Zucchini Muffins {grain-free, oil-free}

Easy-to-make vegan almond flour zucchini muffins ! Most, delicious, & easy to make, they are a great way to use some of your zucchini bounty. Easy Grain-Free Vegan Almond Flour Muffins Once I accepted my publisher’s offer to write my new comprehensive muffin book, I was determined to offer a slew of modern options. I …

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2-Ingredient Strawberry Sorbet {vegan, no-churn}

Easy, healthy, 2-ingredient strawberry sorbet made with strawberries & maple syrup! It take minutes to prepare and does not require an ice cream maker. Healthy & Easy Strawberry Sorbet I made it back, safe and relatively sound, from my trip to California. My husband and I are photographic proof of the eponymous red-eye flight we …

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Fluffy Coconut Flour Banana Pancakes {GF, grainfree, paleo}

The more I use coconut flour, the more I love it. Yes, it can be tricky to use, but with a good recipe in hand, it is a stellar ingredient! Case in point, my recipe for fluffy, coconut pancakes, lightly sweet from the addition of banana. Gluten-free, grain-free, and so satisfying, this is my new …

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Hazelnut Flour Muffins with Chocolate Chips

I am hoping my intermittent blogging this past year will be explained in one fell swoop when you see the cover of my new cookbook. I wouldn’t have thought 750 muffins were possible before this project landed in my lap, but it was more than possible, and a lot of delicious eats along the way. …

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Overnight Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding (vegan, no added sugar)

Whether for a healthy dessert, breakfast or snack, overnight blueberry chia seed pudding is the perfect option! It is vegan, gluten-free, Paleo, and has no added sugar. I’m going through one of my superfood fetishes and this time around it is with chia seeds! Chia seeds have fast become one of my favorite ingredients–I add …

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Mango Banana Coconut Ice Cream {vegan, no churn}

Creamy, dreamy, mango banana coconut ice cream that requires no more than 5 minutes and 3 ingredients to prepare. It is vegan, gluten-free and does not require an ice cream maker. Eat Ice Cream for Good Health 🙂 Eat your ice cream. I insist. That’s what I instructed my 3 year old today. He was …

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Muhammara (paleo+glutenfree+vegan)

You need easy food. I need easy food. We both want easy food that is also darn delicious and available for immediate eating, whether as a nibble or as part of a meal. We both need muhammara. I consider muhammara–along with hummus and other easy, healthy spreads–a food staple throughout the summer. Strike that–I make …

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Apple, Broccoli & Sunflower Seed Salad

Sunday in East Texas was clear and beautiful following a night of showers. Thank heavens. The humidity from the day before had me grumpy and lethargic; my downward dogs were droopy dogs in yoga class. The shift in weather–and Nick sleeping past 7 am, hurrah!–was merely the start of a great day, the highlight being …

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No-Bake Vegan Chocolate Brownies (Bars)

Whether you call them brownies or energy bars, you will definitely call these dark chocolate treats pure bliss! We go through a lot of power bars/granola bars/ energy bars in this house, and I’m at the point where I no longer want to buy another, especially when homemade ones are profoundly more delicious, nutritious, and …

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Fruit Seed & Nut Power Bars (Paleo, Vegan, Grain-Free)

  As promised in an earlier post, I’m sharing the energy bars I made this past Sunday. Apologies for the delay, I’ve been under the weather. Running errands in another surreal day of snow yesterday (it’s not supposed to snow here!) exacerbated the situation. But it is gloriously sunny morning, and I’m feeling extra-energized after eating …

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3-Ingredient Strawberry Lemonade {no added sugar}

Refreshing, delicious, and simple-to-make 3-ingredient strawberry lemonade, sweetend with monkfruit! Just what your summer day needs, it is vegan, keto,  paleo & 31 calories per 8 ounces. Nick far exceeds his basic status of adorable 3-year-old; he is also a relentless personal trainer. We ran sprints across the living room from 7:30-8 this morning, followed …

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Artichoke Heart Hummus {No Beans, No Tahini}

Creamy and healthy artichoke heart hummus, made without beans and tahini!. It is vegan paleo, and bright with the flavors of lemon and roasted almonds. Hummus Made with Artichoke Hearts Instead of Beans As promised in yesterday’s post for Grain-Free Artichoke Spinach Dip Muffins, I am offering an even simpler option for artichoke hearts (following …

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Grain-Free Artichoke-Spinach Dip Muffins {Paleo}

I have a problem. I have a hard time resisting amazing sales. Not on clothing. My downfall is a great deal on high-quality ingredients. That’s how I ended up with a dozen cans of organic artichoke hearts. So in the interest of making room in my pantry, and appeasing my husband, I am using at …

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Lime & Ginger Coconut Pie {Vegan, GF, Paleo}

The resolutions I made in January, and haven’t been keeping, have a second chance, because today marks the start of the Thai New Year, Songkran. Songkran is an ancient celebration of the start of a new farming cycle, and it always falls sometime between the 10th and the 18th of April; this year, the celebration …

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Vegan Almond Flour Brownies {grain-free, gluten-free}

One-bowl, vegan almond flour brownies (yum!). They are fudgy, grain-free, gluten-free, & only 146 calories each. Happy Friday everyone! Let’s talk chocolate. I’m dating myself, but does anyone else remember the commercials for Betty Crocker Snackin’ Cake from the 1970s? They worked on my pee-wee brain like magic: I wanted chocolate snackin’ cake, and I …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream {vegan, no-churn, 3-ingredients}

Healthy chocolate peanut butter banana ice cream made with 3 ingredients! No ice cream maker required, it is chocolate-peanut butter heaven. It is also naturally vegan and ready in minutes. Healthy Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Hi all!  I’d like to say that I’m well-rested after taking several days off from posting. But this …

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1-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream {vegan, no churn}

1-ingredient banana ice cream made with nothing more than frozen bananas! No ice cream maker required, it is the perfect healthy frozen treat. It is naturally vegan, gluten-free & customizable. Perfect Vegan Ice Cream Made with 1 Ingredient Homemade ice cream. Creamy, dreamy, home ice cream. My dad made it with an old-fashioned churn, involving …

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Roasted Sesame Asparagus

Easter is almost here, which means my mind is on Becky’s Easter Asparagus. Becky is my brother’s godmother, and my parents are godparents to Becky’s son Matthew. Further, Becky divorced and remarried my godfather (who had also divorced). I guess that makes Becky my step-godmother? Once removed? It’s tricky. Oh, those crazy Episcopalians. Anyway, Becky …

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Almond Meal Pumpkin Muffins {Grain-Free, Paleo}

Shortly after moving to East Texas, I learned one of the locals’ favorite sayings: if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes and it will change.” Consider our past three days of weather for veritable proof: hot and sunny Wednesday, chilly and rainy Thursday, cold and snowing Friday. I’ve chucked my sandals to the …

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Vegan Creamy Mashed Parsnips {easy, 3 ingredients}

Easy, vegan creamy mashed parsnips that are actually pureed in the food processor. Made with 3 ingredients (plus salt & pepper to taste). Your New Favorite Side Dish: 3-Ingredient Mashed Parsnips Yesterday I advocated for greater consideration of the modest parsnip, along with the promise of a follow-up of recipes and more (parsnippets?). So here …

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Vegan Cashew Chocolate Pudding {no cook, easy}

Silky smooth, protein-rich, vegan cashew chocolate pudding, made without cooking! Simply blend, chill and eat.   No-Cook Chocolate Pudding, Made with Cashews My grumpy inner child (I think her name’s Myrtle; she doesn’t come out often) longs to dismiss Valentine’s Day as the Madison Avenue-produced frenzy of fluff I know it to be.   But …

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Overnight Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding (vegan)

Decadent, but healthy, overnight chocolate chia pudding, made without cooking! It is vegan, grain-free, high in fiber, and can be eaten for breakfast, snacks, or dessert February is finally here, and I’m glad of it.   In February, you do not need to charm or entertain, nor announce resolutions. All you have to do is …

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Chimichurri (5 minute wonder-sauce) Paleo + vegan

 Little time to make dinner. A limited choice of fresh herbs from the market or garden. A longing for big, bold flavors. It’s time to discover chimichurri. Chimichurri is an Argentine sauce traditionally used on grilled meat. Multiple versions of chimichurri exist, but the essential formula is always the same: a generous handful of fresh …

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Vegan Sweet Potato Brownies (oil-free, grain-free)

Fudgy vegan sweet potato brownies that are equal parts decadent & healthy! They are vegan, oil-free, grain-free, gluten-free & Paleo. Healthy Brownies for a New Year While I am still enthusiastic about New Year’s focus on vegetables, I nevertheless must call a spade a spade: it’s late January, the days are short, the weather chilly …

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Pina Colada Green Smoothie (3 Ingredients, Paleo, Vegan)

It’s day three of vegetables for breakfast and I feel compelled to share my go-to green smoothie, one that I have been making since my graduate school days. Despite being bright green, you do not taste the greens, only the pina colada flavor from the frozen pineapple and coconut milk. I did not use canned …

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Easy Pumpkin Soup {Gluten-Free, Vegan, Paleo}

I have not wrapped a single present…have been having too much fun cooking and writing blog entries. Plus, I’m excited about heading home to the bay area tomorrow. In addition to love of family, it is also about love of ingredients that I cannot get here, so it’s off to several haunts in the days …

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