“Energy Truffles” aka Guiltless Dessert Recipe

My man, who is a self-admitted sugar addict, committed to being absolutely sugar-free for the next 30 days. That's a big deal! If you ever met him, you know that if it has sugar, he already loves it by default.   I am not joking! He could pump sugar into his veins all day long and swear that it does not hurt him (but we all know the truth ;)), while I could take a … [Read more...]

The Best Kale Salad You’ll Ever Have with Creamy Thai Dressing

If you thought you knew and loved kale (and I'm being brave here to assume that you love kale), you will rethink your relationship with it having tasted this kale salad I have prepared for you! It is so addictive, I'm afraid you'll overeat! Now, if you don't love kale, or never tried to love kale, this is your chance! I guarantee that things will change and kale and you … [Read more...]

Moringa Protein & Energy Bar | All about Moringa

Right before moving from Ohio, I got an email from a sweet online acquaintance of mine, Karen. She told me about a plant I have never heard of before--moringa, and about all of the health and nutrition benefits that come packed in it.  I am always up for learning something new, so, I spent a little time reading about it.  While I do not believe in any magic plants (all … [Read more...]

Oil Free Cashew Glazed Kale Chips Recipe

Last week was a kale kind of week.  First, I bought 10 bunches of kale--could not miss 5 for $5 sale! (remember, you can always freeze extra greens) Then our farm share had a good portion of kale in it too. We started with kale smoothies, progressed to kale salads (on the image, served with the best vegan mac and cheese you will ever try!)... and finished off the week … [Read more...]

Salad: Green and Red with Fat Free Raspberry Vinaigrette

A quick summer salad I made to satisfy the crunchy craving I had all day long. Green Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette  2 hearts of Romaine Lettuce, chopped 1 bell peppers, thinly sliced in rounds 2 pickling cucumbers, thinly sliced 2 kiwi fruit, skinned and sliced Fat Free Raspberry Vinaigrette 8-10 oz raspberries, fresh or frozen 3 tbs … [Read more...]

Raw Vegan Recipes | Okroshka

I  woke up with no sense of hunger at all. It took me a couple of hours to get there, which put me in a very exploratory and creative mood... for desserts :) [lucky for you]. I snacked on less than a cup of what was left over from Borscht and then went on a scavenger hunt through our fridge. I had planned to make a soup or salad and raw desserts. A while back I found a … [Read more...]

How to Make Your Own Raw Fermented Foods at Home

Growing up overseas fermented foods were a part of our regular diet. For the most part it was raw fermented sauerkraut, which we used in soups and salads. Back then, I do not think that we intentionally fermented cabbage with other veggies for the health benefits, but it was a fringe benefit for sure--we simply did it to preserve enough cabbage to last us through the … [Read more...]