Toasted Pecan, Cucumber, Basil, and Peach Salad

This toasted pecan, cucumber, basil, and peach salad is super fresh and incorporates summer and fall flavors into one great gluten and dairy free dish. It’s also super quick and sugar-free. Fall might be here, but I’m holding onto Spring. This toasted pecan, cucumber, basil, and peach salad is super fresh and incorporates summer and…

Savory Watermelon Basil Salad

What’s Inside: Fresh garden herbs and juicy watermelon make this savory watermelon basil salad recipe a perfect side dish for hot summer days. Dairy, Grain, Gluten Free + Vegan. I wasn’t going to try it. It sounded, frankly, like a horrible combination. Olives, oil, red onions and feta mixed with large watermelon cubes sat amongst…

Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce

Everyone knows the struggle of finding a perfectly ripe avocado. Eat them too soon and they are hard as rock and devoid of flavor.  When you get that perfect avocado, there is nothing better than sprinkling it with a little salt and pepper and eating it straight out of the skin with a spoon. 🙂 This…

Mint Chutney

Mint Chutney Recipe: 6 ingredients and 5 minutes

Cool Cucumber Avo Soup

A quick, simple and delicious cucumber avocado soup that cools you off and nourishes and hydrates your body on hot summer days.

Cantaloupe Carpaccio

This is a great treat for an afternoon where you want something light, especially as the weather starts to warm up and we see hints of spring. The complex flavor of fig really adds to the dish, complementing the light and wispy flavor of the cantaloupe. And the sprouts add great texture.        Ingredients: 1/2 cantaloupe…

Day 14 -My first negative reaction

Today was an exciting day because I got to introduce peppers. I love spicy peppers and almost all cuisines that include spicy peppers. How many delicious cuisines are based on them? Thai, Indian, Mexican… the list goes on. My stomach wasn’t feeling right over the weekend so I wasn’t a good control for adding the…

The life-changing magic of Pickling

I used to think pickling required hours of prep and labor, intense brine that I could never make, and most likely help from someone on a farm or from Germany. Turns out, it’s easier then throwing things in the freezer. It’s amazing!   As someone who travels for work a lot, I’m often in the…

Finding a new Fix – Saturday Mornings on a Cleanse

I love strong, bitter flavors: black coffee, dark chocolate, the burnt edges of an over-toasted marshmallow. So I indulge every morning in the bitter sweet coffee taste. I’ve definitely overdone it on the caffeine on the regular just to sip that deliciousness. Now I’m not having caffeine or coffee and it’s time to try a…

Cantaloupe Lassi

This is a twist on the Indian drink Lassi in a couple of way. 1) there is no yogurt, and that is definitely a big part of traditional Lassis. 2) we added some Indian spices for a warm twist on a cool drink. This was incredibly refreshing and relaxing at the same time. It’s my new…

Raw Cauliflower Asparagus Risotto

This is hands down the best thing I’ve made yet on this cleanse. It was warm, it was Raw, it had tons of veggie protein, it had coconut fat, and it was delicious! Most importantly, it did not taste like pureed cilantro and garlic. I went a little overboard on that flavor last week. This…

Temaki Avocado

With my newly added and divinely lipid-ful Avocados, I’m making some avo mango handrolls. These were delicious and fresh and everything you’d want from a raw vegan sushi alternative. I wanted something fresh and juicy to replace the texture you normally get from the raw fish or tomato. The perfect replacement was small cubed watermelon. This fruit…

Day 8 – what to eat next

I have what we like to call Food Emotions. And they are strong!  A well done meal or perfectly poured drink can make my day just as much as sub-par food brings out my worst. It doesn’t take long for hungry to escalate to hangry, and if you’re not careful it can quickly deteriorate to whiney.  Knowing…

Today we power drilled a coconut

 I really wanted something creamy. And I wanted something with some fat since I’ve had close to zero of that this week. The answer? A coconut. And then turning that coconut into real whole coconut cream. Yummmm! And how do you get into a coconut when you don’t have a machete on hand? … A…