Vegan Banana Cardamom Lassi

I developed this vegan banana cardamom lassi for the Silk Recipe Center earlier this year, and I had to share it with you because it is so decadent and delicious, and really refreshing in the hot summer weather. I absolutely love a good lassi. It takes me back to my travels in India as a child - pre dairy-free living. I love the tang and the creaminess, and the fact that you can make these yogurt drinks in endless flavors using a variety of frozen fruits, herbs, and spices. I shared…

Roasted Garlic Pasta with Broccoli and Pine Nuts

This roasted garlic, broccoli, and pine nut pasta is quickly becoming a summer staple in our house. It is really easy, super delicious, and is so rich and creamy you'd never know it was dairy-free! I got inspired to create this dish earlier this year when my sister and I spent a week together eating our way around New York City, and going to theater shows. The trip was my gift to her for her 40th birthday. It was so much fun, and so amazing to spend that quality time together. Our…

No-Churn Spicy Strawberry Sorbet

This no-churn spiced strawberry sorbet is part of my menu for our July 4th party. For those of you living in the U.S, I've been sharing easy holiday recipes for July 4th weekend. Check out the tempeh bacon to make BLT's, the caesar salad, spicy kale guacamole, ketchup, and baked polenta fries with marinara sauce. Just like with my no-churn pineapple coconut ice cream, you blend up a base of almond milk and dates with this strawberry sorbet to naturally sweeten the blend. but, the real…

Gluten-Free Tempeh Bacon

We're serving vegan BLT's for our 4th of July party. Well, I guess we should call them TLT's because I'm using tempeh bacon. And, wow, is it amazing! When I shot this recipe with my creative team - Trent Lanz and Alicia Buszczak, they absolutely freaked out and couldn't believe how much it tasted like real bacon. We made vegan BLT's for lunch that day with toasted gluten-free bread, this gluten-free tempeh bacon, my homemade mayonnaise, and some lettuce and tomato. Oh....they were so…

Baked Polenta Fries with Marinara Sauce

My family and I are addicted to these baked polenta fingers and marinara sauce. We've been making them a lot lately and eating them with a glass of wine on our new deck. Oh...summer nights....you've gotta love them. As we prepare for our annual 4th of July party (where we watch the Universal Studios fireworks from our balcony) I'm putting this winning dish on this year's menu! I really love polenta, but it can taste really bland. Typically, truckloads of cheese is stirred through…

Homemade Ketchup

Many of you have messaged me, emailed, tweeted, posted on instagram and facebook asking me for a homemade healthy ketchup recipe. I thought about developing a new ketchup recipe. But, the recipe in my first book, The Blender Girl is so fabulous I just decided to share it here. This healthy blended ketchup tastes pretty close to the commercial varieties we're all familiar with but skips the refined sugar and preservatives. Instead, I've used pure maple syrup. I'm gluten-free so I've…

Brussel Sprouts Caesar Salad with Pine-Hemp Parmesan and Croutons

I can't believe I haven't posted a vegan caesar salad on the site, and this brussels sprout incantation is loaded with nutrients, and super tasty. I love including raw shredded brussels sprouts in my salads as much as possible because it's the tastiest way to enjoy these nutrient-dense detox superstars. Rich in glucosinolates (detox compounds); antioxidants; vitamins C and K; omega-3 fatty acids; alkaline minerals; and fiber, brussels sprouts help regulate blood sugar and cholesterol,…

Spicy Kale Guacamole

This kale-infused riff on guacamole is so crazy amazing you may never make the traditional kind again! This recipe is included in The Ultimate 7-Day Cleanse I created for Daily OM with Karen Kipp. Loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, avocados combat toxins, neutralize acids, regulate blood sugar and cholesterol, metabolize fats, lubricate the skin, tissues, and joints, and energize and support the adrenals. With protein, fiber, alkalizing chlorophyll, potassium, B vitamins,…

Chamomile Cantaloupe Mint Popsicles

These exquisite chamomile tea and cantaloupe mint popsicles come from the Glow Pops cookbook by Liz Moody - blogger, and food editor at MindBodyGreen.com. I was honored to blurb this book as Liz shares 55 nutrient-dense recipes that make healthy living easy and fun, and I love anybody turning smoothies into popsicles! Loaded with fruits and vegetables, infused with superfoods, and bursting with crazy-amazing flavor, these punched-up pops will give you the glow, boost your brain power,…

Wild Rice and Carrots

Do you suffer from headaches or migraines? For those of you who've been emailing or tweeting, posting on instagram and facebook, and asking me about recipes for migraine and headache relief, this post is for you! June is Migraine Awareness Month, and so I thought it was the perfect time to post this Migraine-Friendly Wild Rice and Carrots dish. About 38 million people in the United States experience migraine attacks. One in four American households includes a migraine sufferer, and…

Coconut Mint Salt Body Scrub

This beautiful fragrant coconut mint salt body scrub comes from the Kale & Caramel cookbook by plant whisperer and blogger Lily Diamond. Lily is passionate about the nourishing and medicinal power of herbs and flowers, and her debut cookbook is a celebration of plant-based cuisine and natural skincare utilizing these ingredients. Each chapter features an aromatic herb and flower including basil, cilantro, fennel, mint, oregano, rosemary, sage, thyme, lavender, jasmine, rose, and…

Sorghum Popcorn

Have you ever tried popping sorghum? It is amazing! Like corn, sorghum grain has moisture locked inside it so it pops when heated in a dry skillet with oil. Sorghum popcorn is much healthier than corn, it's easier to digest, and is loaded with nutrients. Popped sorghum looks like tiny bonsai popcorn. It's so cute. I'd popped amaranth before, but I'd never popped sorghum until I read Kim Lutz's Ancient Grains cookbook. Kim is a well known food allergy mommy blogger, and author of Super…

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