Dragonsbreath Bowl

I call this dragons breath because it’s SO spicy. I got sick the other week and had a really hard time fully kicking it. I knew that I had to whip out the lemon ginger cayenne, and juice. But, I didn’t feel like juicing them this time, so I tried to incorporate them into my foods. So this is what I came up with. I added some grapefruit and banana and it was much more enjoyable than downing a shot of lemon ginger cayenne juice. Every morning I skipped my regular coffee (which was really hard) and cleansed with this bowl instead. It really gave me tons of energy to start the day. Not only can this be a cold-prevention treat, but it will also burn fat, reduce inflammation, enhance circulation, increase metabolism, and improve gut health and digestion. I had more energy and strength from eating this than I get from my coffee, and it’s delicious and filling. Finally, back on my feet and healthy again!

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Focaccia Pizza

You will have a hard time not eating this entire pizza. It is absolutely delicious. If you love mediterranean flavors then this is the dish for you. It has a fresh rosemary-thyme-oregano pesto, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, atop a rustic focaccia crust. Many people will argue on what real focaccia should be like, but it really comes down to preference. Some like it fluffy and soft and others like it crispy. Even in Italy you will find many variations in different regions and cities. Just like pizza, there isn’t one way that it can be done delicious, as long as you know what you’re doing and it tastes great. This dough is flavorful, crispy, and yields the best of both. It’s the perfect hybrid.

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Nut-Free V Parmigiano

Now that I’ve discovered this vegan Parmigiano I can’t go without it. I used to love hard Italian cheeses so much. When I was growing up we always had an entire wheel of Parmigiano and Pecorino and my mother shaved it off fresh for our meals. I’ll admit that it was something I missed when I first went vegan, especially because of the saltiness, but I used nutritional yeast flakes to replace it which I also love. This recipe is perfection. The ratio blend lends to cheese flavor and does not taste like sunflower seeds or nutritional yeast. It is soft, healthy and high in good fats, great on all foods, from pasta, salads, rice, to asian dishes as well. There are no rules, use this on everything. If you have 3 minutes, make it, now. You’ll see how good it is…and please leave a comment how you like it 🙂

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Carrot Banana Loaf with Chocolate Sauce (gf)

This carrot banana loaf combines many of my favorite tastes. I figured since I love carrot cake, and banana bread, I’d combine the two in a moist, healthy, delicious treat. The chocolate sauce added a really nice touch. Another no-guilt dessert of mine. This loaf is light, low in fat, gluten free, fluffy, mildly sweet, nutritious, and easy. You can even use this dough to make cookies, muffins, cake, or whatever you like. Now, let’s bake.

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Beet Hummus

There has been so much rage over beet hummus and now I understand why. It’s AMAZING! can’t believe I didn’t make this sooner. It’s slightly sweet, creamy, delicious, healthy, and filling. That should be enough right there for you to try it. I love this recipe. It is made entirely from scratch, no need to buy tahini as it uses raw sesame seeds, and it’s simple. Cheers to simple foods. Beets are such a great food, wonderful for your liver, and such a good base for all kinds of dishes. This hummus is high in protein and fiber, healthy fats, and very satiating.

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Teff Raspberry Brownies

Indulge in these brownies anytime, they’re seriously that healthy. In fact, I ate them for breakfast for a few days and felt great. They are light, not overly sweet, and the teff flour (if you use it) is loaded with protein and fiber to keep you going all day. Yes, eating sweet doesn’t have to be ‘bad’-it can be guiltless and nutritious! Now, let’s talk about teff.

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