Friday, 25 August 2017 12:46

White Bean Hummus

This Italian-style puree is served like a condiment—you can serve it on individual small plates with grilled sourdough bread, use it as a spread in your wraps, or take it to your next get-together and serve it as a dip with cut up veggies and toasted pita. It will keep in the refrigerator in a sealed container for up to five days. Move over, avocado toast—white bean hummus is here!

Published in Vegetables
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 07:39


Who doesn’t love peanut butter and jelly? This simple smoothie will take you right back to your favorite childhood sandwich, but one full of nutritious ingredients such as fresh berries and creamy nut butter. One sip and you’ll feel like a kid again.


Published in Smoothies
Tuesday, 03 January 2017 20:01

Dark Chocolate and Banana Smoothie

Smoothies are a great way to start your day. Loaded with nutrition, they are quick and easy to make, portable, and delicious. This smoothie is an excellent source of potassium, and the addition of flaxseed adds omega-3 fatty acids that can help reduce inflammation.

Published in Smoothies
Monday, 14 November 2016 13:33

Stuffed Sweet Potato

While watching your starchy carbs, when it comes to eating a healthy diet, sweet potatoes can be an asset to your health. Ranking lower in glycemic load then regular potatoes and containing a high density of nutrients, sweet potatoes have an impressive nutritional profile. The delicious dressing utilizes Tahini, an ingredient made from toasted ground hulled sesame seeds that are rich in minerals such as phosphorus, lecithin, magnesium, potassium and iron. It’s a good source of methionine, which aids in liver detoxification and helps to promote healthy cell growth.

Published in Vegetables
Wednesday, 07 September 2016 15:24

Lemony Cashew Parsley Dip

This awesome recipe is adapted from HEMSLEY + HEMSLEY. They recently released their second cookbook – which is available worldwide.  For anyone who lives on hummus and needs a change, this recipe is for you! This creamy dip makes a great snack or starter served with plenty of fresh vegetables or scooped into crisp lettuce leaves. It’s perfect as part of a mezze-style platter or thin it out with extra oil and lemon juice to toss through salads and drizzle over baked fish and roast chicken. Parsley and lemon are rich in antioxidants and vitamins, while protein and fat rich cashews make this dip deliciously filling. Stick to unroasted and unsalted cashews and soak for at least a couple of hours to make them not only easier to blend but easier to digest.

Published in Vegetables

Hot and steamy weather got your hair all frizzy and your face all in a flush? Well that makes two of us. But I’ve got just the perfect thing to cool and delight. These salted caramel-cashew chocolate covered ice cream bars courtesy of Ashley Melillo of Blissful Basil are currently my favorite sweet summer treat.These bars are slathered with a thick layer of caramel and coated in a thin, perfectly crisp dark chocolate shell with none of those nasty ingredients like propylene glycol and ethyl acetate that you'll find in store-bought ice cream.  Take the time to whip up these healthy treats for yourself and for your hot bambinos. I promise you won't regret it!!

Published in Desserts
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 21:05

Ultimate Unbaked Brownies

Ooey gooey, melty, chocolatey unbaked brownies – the perfect recipe for those days when you just really need a brownie!

Published in Desserts
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 14:35

Strawberry Smoothie Pops

I haven't tasted a fruit popsicle I didn’t like. Refreshing as they are, most of the icy treats on the market are loaded with sugar and dyes that can leave your lips a Cookie Monster blue. This incredible homemade recipe below will put your neighborhood ice cream truck to shame. You’re in control of the ingredients, which means you can adjust the sugar count to your liking. With a few tools and a serving of patience for your mix to solidify in the freezer, you’re on your way to homemade popsicle heaven. And each little pop supplies over 50%of the RDA for Vitamin C and gives you a healthy dose of many other vitamins as well.

Published in Smoothies
Tuesday, 24 May 2016 15:42

Peanut Butter and Chia Pudding

This recipe by the Minimalist Baker, is simple, requiring just 7 basic ingredients and 30 minutes prep time (plus chilling). The magic happens in the fridge where it gels up and turns into a pudding-like consistency.

Published in Desserts
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 07:11

Healthy Nutella

This smooth and dreamy Healthy indulgence is my newest obsession! Soon to be your newest obsession.

Super-rich and creamy, this homemade Nutella rivals the decadence of that famous spread you find at grocery stores.This version is much lower in sugar (or it can even be sugar free!), is suitable for vegans or those with dairy allergies, and it’s high in Vitamin E, B vitamins, and healthy fats!

My homemade healthy Nutella version also has just half the calories of store-bought Nutella, and the surprise ingredient: black beans, which are loaded with protein and good for you fibre

Published in Desserts
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