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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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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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Flourless Apple Millet Muffins {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

Flourless apple millet muffins are a delicious alternative to baked oatmeal! They are naturally vegan, gluten-free, and fruit-sweetened. Confession: I eat an average of three breakfasts. Every day. For years, I thought there was something terribly wrong with me. I’d get up, eat a healthy breakfast–for example, oatmeal, yogurt, whole grain toast with peanut butter, …

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Fresh Apple Pie Granola {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

Welcome fall with a bowl of fresh apple pie granola, made with chopped fresh apples baked right in! It is healthy, vegan, and gluten-free. The Perfect Autumn Cereal: Fresh Apple Pie Granola If I became a superhero, I would be The Muncher. I would defeat crime and keep citizens safe from evil by munching my …

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Gorgeous Skin Smoothie {Apple, Carrot, Orange & Ginger}

Forget the pricey creams and potions. Cancel the spa appointment. Say bye-bye to wintery skin by guzzling your way to gorgeous. I know, guzzle doesn’t sound very dignified, but I can’t (won’t) help myself when I make this smoothie. It’s refreshing and bright, with a wake-up-it’s-spring kick in the pants from the peppery ginger. But …

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Curried Millet with Raw Apple Relish {vegan, gluten-free}

Curried millet with raw apple relish has bright fresh flavors perfect for year-round meals. It is vegan, gluten-free, and frugal.   Are you vegan? Do you eat dairy? Or eggs? Are you following a Paleo diet? What do you think about eating grains? It’s not surprising that I’ve been getting these questions from readers lately. …

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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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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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