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Persian Herb Frittata (Kookoo Sabzi)

By | 2017-03-23T16:45:55+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Categories: Breakfast, Brunch, Main, Snacks|

Monday, March 20th, marked the first day of spring and Persian new year! In Persian culture, we have beautiful meaningful traditions to celebrate new year and the arrival of spring, a time of rebirth and rejuvenation. We prepare a cute spread called "Haft-Seen", meaning seven-'S', that consists of seven items starting with the letter 'S' in Farsi. [...]

Healthy Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles (V,GF)

By | 2017-03-14T09:49:25+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: Desserts, Snacks|

Soft, chewy, decadent... but best of all healthy. That's how I would describe these little bites of heaven that are guaranteed to satisfy the strongest chocolate cravings! Chocolate cravings often stem from hormonal imbalances and deficiency in magnesium. Raw cacao is one of the top 10 sources of magnesium and is also high in disease-fighting antioxidants. [...]

Peanut Butter & Jelly Fudge Bites (V,GF)

By | 2017-03-07T10:46:33+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Categories: Desserts, Snacks|

Peanut butter and jelly... A magical combo that reminds most people of their childhood. Not me! I didn't grow up with it. In fact, I think I was in my early teenage years when I first tried peanut butter and I didn't like it at all! My sister brought me a jar as a souvenir from [...]

Blueberry Coconut Bars (V,GF)

By | 2017-03-04T09:11:07+00:00 March 4th, 2017|Categories: Desserts, Snacks|

This past week I've been strangely attracted to purple foods! So when thinking about whipping up a dessert, I immediately thought about including blueberries. I used simple ingredients I had on hand, such as walnuts, dates, and coconut flakes, in addition to the blueberries. I love raw recipes as they are very forgiving when it [...]

Chocolate Orange Mousse Tart (V,GF)

By | 2017-02-27T19:20:29+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Categories: Desserts, Snacks|

It's no mystery that chocolate and orange are a match made in heaven! So I thought it was about time to bring them together in a healthy raw treat. Ever since the start of the citrus season I've been stuffing my face with all kinds of different citrus fruits. Oranges, blood oranges, grapefruit, sweet lemon, [...]

My Epic 1-Day Cleanse That Yields Awesome Results

By | 2017-03-28T10:40:04+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Categories: Breakfast, Drinks/Smoothies, Main, Salads, Snacks, Soups|

If you’ve been feeling bloated, then you know more than anyone that you need to cleanse the junk from your body. It’s not always easy picking which path to take to get the results you want. But, I’ve made it super easy for you with my Epic 1-Day Cleanse. I don’t believe in deprivation, so [...]

Chocolate Coconut Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache (V,GF)

By | 2017-02-21T18:55:46+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Categories: Desserts, Snacks|

I made this chocolate coconut cake last week based on a recipe from Paula Lyon's new cookbook, The Works, and it turned out to be every bit as delicious as her beautiful photos in the book portrayed. It's light and airy, and tastes like a rich chocolatey banana bread with a slight hint of my favorite [...]

Raw Red Velvet Slices w/ Vanilla “Cream Cheese” Frosting (V,GF)

By | 2017-02-09T18:41:47+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Categories: Desserts, Snacks|

With Valentine's day just around the corner, I thought it would be a good idea to bring you these irresistible red velvet slices with vanilla cashew cream cheese frosting. They are raw, so no cooking or baking is involved, which means they are quite easy to prepare and rather hard to mess up! Great way to impress your [...]

Vegan Toast Toppers 6 Ways

By | 2017-02-07T10:13:16+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Categories: Breakfast, Brunch, Snacks|

As much as I love bread and toast, I don't eat it often anymore unless it's made with sprouted whole grains or real sourdough (fermented 48 hours or longer), and now I'm going to explain to you why. Grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes are naturally shielded with antinutrients - such as phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors - to protect [...]

Warm Raspberry Buckwheat Smoothie (V,GF)

By | 2017-01-31T08:22:32+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Categories: Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks/Smoothies, Snacks|

Buckwheat smoothies are one my favorite foods to have for breakfast and when I realized I didn't have a recipe for them on the blog yet, I knew that had to change ASAP! Despite the name, buckwheat is not related to wheat, nor is it a cereal grain. But rather a fruit seed related to the [...]