Book Club – Forks Over Knives

I first saw the documentary Forks over Knives when I became vegetarian when first diagnosed with Lupus.  Shortly after, they released the companion book as well as a cookbook.  This documentary changed my life and the way I look at food and health.  You can visit the Forks over Knives site here for great articles,…

Toasty Tuesday – Razzle dazzle raspberry

We love this one for a sweet yet satisfying antioxidant boost to our day.  Choose your favorite gluten free toast and slather it with vegan cream cheese, black and red raspberries, chopped basil and drizzle of agave.  YUM!  

Toasty Tuesday – Cinna-nana nut Toast

Who doesn’t love toast?!? With the onset of the “Avocado toast” craze, we wanted to bring you some other alternatives that are vegan and gluten free.  First up: Cinna-nana nut! 2 slices Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Toast (possible options Glutino, Udi, Three Bakers) 1 -2 tbs nut butter of your choice 1 banana sliced 1 tsp…

Rawkin Blueberry Pie (raw, vegan, gluten free)

Print Raw-kin Blueberry Pie (raw, vegan, gluten free) This all natural, no processed sugar added, no bake pie is sure to make you come back for seconds!  You won’t believe how simple, yet delicious this pie is.  This time, it really is OK to have pie for breakfast! Prep Time 1 hour Refrigerate 3 hours…

Repost – Vegan Blood Orange Mousse from Deliciously Ella

This one has our mouth watering!! So easy, so beautiful, so YUMMY!  Check out the original post on deliciouslyella.com here   OVERVIEW Serves: 4 Difficulty: easy INGREDIENTS: 500g natural, vegan yogurt (I use Coyo) 4 teaspoons of maple syrup 4 blood oranges Handful of chopped pistachios, about 30g METHOD: Start by zesting the blood oranges. Place…

Tasty Tuesday Spotlight – Papaya

This fruit boasts major health benefits as listed in the great graphic from Dr Axe below.  Be sure to pick a ripe papaya – it will have orange skin and it will give a little when pushed.  Green papayas are unripe and should be cooked or allowed to ripen on the counter until they reach…

Energy Bites (raw, vegan, gluten free)

Print Energy bites (raw, vegan, gluten free) These little bites are perfect for a boost of natural energy.  They are perfect for grab and go and for packing in school lunches. Prep Time 10 minutes Servings 5 Author fabulouslyfighting Ingredients 1 cup Organic rolled oats gluten free 2 cups Pitted dates tightly packed 3/4 cup…

Tasty Tuesday Spotlight – Asparagus

Ok, we know these little guys get a bad wrap.  Yes, asparagus does make your pee smell, which is a by-product of when your body breaks down a sulphur compound found in asparagus known as mercaptan.  Seriously though, there are worse things right?  Asparagus is high in potassium which works with sodium to keep blood…

Tasty Tuesday Spotlight – Brussels Sprouts

These little members of the cruciferous family of vegetables boast major health benefits.  They are high in vitamin K which helps blood to clot and aids bone metabolism.  They are high in vitamin C which helps our bodies to absorb iron and boosts immune function.  Brussels are high in antioxidants like kaempferol which eases inflammation,…

Gazpacho (vegan, gluten free)

Print Gazpacho (vegan, gluten free) The perfect summer dish. Prep Time 20 minutes Total Time 20 minutes Servings 4 Ingredients 2 Avocados ripe, peel and pit removed 2 English cucumbers organic, peeled 2 handfuls Cilantro fresh 2 cloves Garlic raw 2 Scallions chopped 2 cups Distilled water 2 tsp Pink Himalayan Sea Salt 2 Limes…