Gluten-Free · Main Dishes · Vegan · Vegetarian

Mexican-Spiced Black Bean Burgers (vegan | gluten-free)

Homemade veggie burgers are the perfect way to make everyone happy. My black bean burgers are hearty enough for meat-eaters, delish enough for foodies and fit perfectly into a health nut’s diet regimen. These zesty burgers are packed with plant-based protein, fiber and flavor. Additionally, because I use arrow root powder and almond flour as… Continue reading Mexican-Spiced Black Bean Burgers (vegan | gluten-free)

Best of Basic · Gluten-Free · Italian · Lighten Up · Main Dishes · Quick & Easy · Side Dishes · Vegan Optional · Vegetarian

Best of Basic: Loaded Italian Pasta Salad

Is it possible that June is already coming to an end? Fine by me, because I’ll be spending the first days of July on vacation. A glorious 10 day vaca in a remote area of Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada, it’s pretty much my favorite place on earth. You see, my extended family owns a… Continue reading Best of Basic: Loaded Italian Pasta Salad

Detox Recipes · Gluten-Free · Main Dishes · Mexican · Sauces & Spreads · Vegan · Vegetarian

Vegan Burrito Nourish Bowls with Roasted Peppers & Tomatillo Sauce

As I was saying in my last post, my focus these days is making healthy and clean eating easy for everyone. Whether trying to lose weight or just wanting to take advantage of the amazing health benefits that come with clean eating, the transition simply won’t happen unless it’s both convenient and delicious. This is… Continue reading Vegan Burrito Nourish Bowls with Roasted Peppers & Tomatillo Sauce

Asian · Gluten-Free · Homemade Takeout · Lighten Up · Main Dishes · Sauces & Spreads · Vegan · Vegetarian

Chinese-Style Orange Cauliflower

Today, indulgent Chinese Orange Chicken gets a healthy and tasty makeover. In my version, I use roasted cauliflower in place of the traditionally fried chicken pieces and then toss it in my super simple orange sauce made with fresh OJ, tamari, garlic and ginger. While I’m obsessed with roasted cauliflower and absolutely love it in this… Continue reading Chinese-Style Orange Cauliflower

Gluten-Free · Homemade Takeout · Lighten Up · Main Dishes · Side Dishes · Vegetarian · Whole30

Grain-Free Cauliflower Fried “Rice”

As I practice more and more with healthful, diet-restriction-friendly recipes (you know – vegan, gluten free, paleo, etc.), I find more and more ways to use cauliflower. From cauliflower “steaks” to cauliflower “rice,” the possibilities are seriously endless. A healthy, grain-free version of fried rice is one of my latest projects. Grated cauliflower, diced carrots,… Continue reading Grain-Free Cauliflower Fried “Rice”

Apps & Snacks · Best of Basic · Cheap & Easy · Dairy-Free · Gluten-Free · Sauces & Spreads · Side Dishes · Vegan · Vegetarian

5-Minute Zesty Pinto Bean Purée

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, a flavorful sauce or spread is the key to making healthy, satisfying and unforgettable dishes. This super easy pinto bean purée is the perfect addition to tacos, quesadillas, nachos, enchiladas, salads, rice bowls and just about any other dishes inspired by Mexican cuisine. It’s also equally as delicious when… Continue reading 5-Minute Zesty Pinto Bean Purée

Health & Wellness · Vegan · Vegetarian

How to Eat Clean when Dining Out

Dining out, whether trying a new restaurant or returning to a favorite restaurant, has always been one of my favorite past times. Not only do I love enjoying the culinary creations of others and finding inspiration for my own cooking, but it’s also one of my favorite ways to socialize. Since transitioning to an entirely clean… Continue reading How to Eat Clean when Dining Out

Detox Recipes · Gluten-Free · Main Dishes · Quick & Easy · Sauces & Spreads · Vegan · Vegetarian

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad with Super Green Tahini Sauce

In my opinion, the best way to cleanse and detox the body is with plant-based (vegan) meals filled to the brim with fresh produce, whole grains, fiber and protein. This quinoa salad fits the bill, not to mention being outrageously delicious. The layers of flavors and textures in this salad will leave feeling full, satisfied and healthy.

Best of Basic · Dairy-Free · Gluten-Free · No-Cook Recipes · Sauces & Spreads · Vegan · Vegetarian · Whole30

Healthy 5-Minute BBQ Sauce

A tasty sauce, spread or dressing takes a meal from ‘just okay’ to ‘whoa that’s delicious!’ The right sauce adds flavor, personality and complexity to a dish, and having a diverse repertoire of easy, healthy and flavorful sauces, makes clean eating a breeze. I also like sauces that satisfy a multitude of other dietary restrictions (vegan, gluten-free, whole30), making… Continue reading Healthy 5-Minute BBQ Sauce

Health & Wellness · Vegan · Vegetarian · Whole30

The Beginners Guide to Clean Eating for Weight Loss

Clean eating is taking over the food scene… and while the word ‘clean’ can be replaced by ‘real,’ or ‘whole,’ the idea behind all of these terms is the same; eat only high-quality and natural foods made from clean/real/whole ingredients. With a bit of time and effort at the beginning, a clean eating regimen quickly becomes second nature.… Continue reading The Beginners Guide to Clean Eating for Weight Loss