Rainbow Fruit Salad with Chocolate Almond Sauce

Rainbow Fruit Salad with Chocolate Almond Sauce

I love all the fruits that are in season during the summer! Berries, melons, nectarines and peaches are my absolute favorite fruits to enjoy! I eat them all the time and I can’t get enough of their juicy, sweet flavor and fabulous textures. Since I just picked up a bounty of summer fruits and leafy greens from the market, I decided to create a simple rainbow fruit salad with a creamy chocolate almond dressing and share the recipe with all of you. Let me tell you this salad is so … [Read more...]

40+ Mouth-Watering Salads for Spring and Summer

40+ Mouth-Watering Salads for Spring and Summer

Spring and summer are my two favorite seasons of the year. The sun is shining brightly, beautiful flowers are blooming and spreading their alluring fragrance everywhere, and the weather is glorious and warm! There’s an abundance of colorful fruits and vegetables in season during these months and they are all absolutely delicious!  With warmer weather here in the US and lots of fun outdoor activities who wants to spend long hours in the kitchen with a hot oven going? Spectacular salads … [Read more...]

Energizing Cherry Cashew Chia Smoothie

Energizing Cherry Cashew Chia Smoothie

My energizing cherry cashew chia smoothie is so delicious! Sweet and lush dark cherries are combined with creamy cashews, chia seeds, and tender baby spinach for a nutrient-dense drink rich in antioxidants, phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and fiber. I can’t get enough of this smoothie’s creamy goodness! I drink smoothies every single day for either breakfast or a snack and they make me feel energized, strong, focused, and ready to take on the world! The chef in me loves … [Read more...]

Orange Coconut Yogurt

Orange Coconut Yogurt

Do you adore yogurt but can’t or don’t eat dairy? I have the perfect solution for you! My orange coconut yogurt is an excellent yogurt replacement and it’s so creamy and delicious! I have loved yogurt since I was a child and have been eating it for many years. I decided to create this dairy-free recipe for anyone who wants a replacement for tradition animal milk yogurts. Fermenting coconut meat or coconut milk with probiotics creates a super healthy, nutrient-dense yogurt recipe … [Read more...]

Orange Fennel Salad + Exciting Detox Cleanse Program News

Orange Fennel Salad + Exciting Detox Cleanse Program News

I’m truly excited about the start of this New Year! I want to thank all you amazing blog readers and members of my holistic community for making 2013 one wonderful year! Last year was a fantastic and busy year of hard work, plus some time for rest and relaxation, growth, and discovery.  During the year I experienced many personal and professional milestones that had a major impact on my life. In 2013, I released my first holistic cookbook, developed lots of tasty new recipes for the blog, and … [Read more...]

92 Delectable Real Food Recipes Perfect for Entertaining

92 Delectable Real Food Recipes Perfect for Entertaining

Now is the time of year that everyone likes to do lots of entertaining with family and friends. If you’re like me, you love a great party! Lots of the foods and drinks that are served at these wonderful celebrations may cause you to stray from your usual goal of trying to eat healthy. I decided to put together a big collection of 92 Delectable Real Food Recipes Perfect for Entertaining with some of my favorite  recipes from my fantastic friends that are perfect for all your … [Read more...]

Pain Relief & Inflammation Fighting Pineapple Cherry Turmeric Smoothie

Pain Relief & Inflammation Fighting Pineapple Cherry Turmeric Smoothie

I don’t know anyone who hasn’t had to deal with pain and inflammation in their body at one time or another. I have experienced numerous injuries over the years to my back, shoulders, and neck from years spent cooking professionally and I know from personal experience that the pain from these injuries has been very uncomfortable and at times almost unbearable! Whether you have pain and inflammation from strenuous exercise, working on your job, arthritis pain, joint pain, migraine … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Chia Pudding with Maple Glazed Walnut Coconut Crunch

Pumpkin Chia Pudding with Maple Glazed Walnut Coconut Crunch

Pumpkin and chia seeds are so great together! I love making chia puddings and anything with pumpkin so I decided to combine the two together for pumpkin chia pudding with maple glazed walnut coconut crunch. This fantastic and easy recipe is great for dessert or a healthy snack. I created this delicious fall recipe for my lovely friend France’s blog at Beyond the Peel.  France Sprague and her husband Joshua is the dynamic husband and wife team behind Beyond the Peel. I connected with France … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Mash with Tangerine Balsamic Glazed Red Onions

Sweet Potato Mash with Tangerine Balsamic Glazed Red Onions

As a holistic chef, delectable taste and eating for health are really important to me. I decided to share one of my favorite side dishes that is loaded with health benefits! My sweet potato mash with tangerine balsamic glazed red onions is so delicious and wonderful to serve for Thanksgiving or other celebrations. Sweet potato mash is a healthy alternative to the traditional sweet potato casserole that is made with refined white sugar and topped with marshmallows made with … [Read more...]

Cold & Flu Fighting Apple Green Tea Turmeric Tonic

Cold & Flu Fighting Apple Green Tea Turmeric Tonic

Now that cold and flu season is here, I wanted to create a wonderful hot tonic to help you stay healthy and strong so you can make it through the season without getting sick. My comforting Cold & Flu Fighting Apple Green Tea Turmeric Tonic is one of the easiest ways to fight inflammation and keep your immune system strong! Even though this green tea tonic is a powerful aid to protect and help support the body, it has a delicious taste that will satisfy you completely. During the … [Read more...]

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