Category Archives: Vegan

The Amazing Artichoke!

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    Artichokes do not get the credit that they deserve as a superfood.  But their antioxidant capacity puts them in the top four vegetables and seventh overall according to a study conducted by the  U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.  The Artichoke, also known as cynara, is a member of the thistle family, a group of […]

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Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes (Gluten Free & Vegan)

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Serve these delicious Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes for Valentines Day! They are gluten free – so your gluten free loved ones can enjoy a special treat this Valentines Day. These cupcakes contain a healthy dose of cacao, which is high in magnesium and polyphenols – important for heart health.  Dark chocolate has been shown to […]

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CocoNuttZo Dark Chocolates!

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It is no wonder we celebrate Valentines Day with chocolate – cacao, one of chocolate’s key ingredients, contains high levels of Phenylethylamine, referred to as the love chemical, because our bodies produce it when we fall in love! A heart healthy food, dark chocolate is perfect for February, because it is National Heart Health month.  […]

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Chia Seed Pudding

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Chia seeds are a superfood – they are high in omega 3 fatty acids, protein, calcium, and many other nutrients.  They are also high in a very unique fiber – that is hydrophillic – meaning it soaks up a lot of liquid, creating a gel.  This gel helps to keep us hydrated, give us energy, […]

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Golden Milk Tea

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A rich history in Ayurvedic medicine, tumeric it is one of the most revered roots. Tumeric is an incredibly powerful anti-inflammatory & anti-oxidant herb.  Tumeric has been shown to detoxify the liver, assist in the removal of mucus, lower cholesterol, help to manage weight, treat IBS, provide iron, and and is a wonderful herbal remedy […]

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Dark Chocolate Made with Coconut Oil

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Homemade dark chocolate is one of the easiest things to make, this recipe has only 5 ingredients and is ready in no time. Dark chocolate is shown to lower risk of heart disease, stroke, and even Alzheimers.  Cacao gives dark chocolate it’s flavor and also is high in minerals and antioxidants, read I Heart Dark […]

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Ch-Ch-Ch Chia for the Holidays

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Giving a Chia Pet has been a long-standing holiday tradition, I can remember finding a chia pet under the tree when I was young girl. My siblings and I would watch with wonderment as the the seeds sprouted into green “fur” on the terracotta animal over the days that followed Christmas.  The Chia Pet is […]

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Ch-Ch-Ch Chia for the Holidays

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Giving a Chia Pet has been a long-standing holiday tradition, I can remember finding a chia pet under the tree when I was young girl. My siblings and I would watch with wonderment as the the seeds sprouted into green “fur” on the terracotta animal over the days that followed Christmas.  The Chia Pet is […]

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Vegan Dark Chocolate “Ice Cream” Pie

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November is Vegan Awareness month.  To honor that, I present my delicious Chocolate “Ice Cream” Pie – it is 100% dairy free, gluten-free, guilt-free and delicious!   Unlike many sweet treats – where once you start, you can’t stop – this pie has plenty of healthy fats from the nuts.  You will not want to eat […]

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Butternut Squash & Pear Puree & Soup

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Fall is here, and alongside the colorful leaves are a variety of colorful squash. Butternut squash is rich in fiber, vitamin C, manganese, magnesium, potassium, and vitamins A & E.  A wonderful food for baby, butternut squash also makes a delicious soup.  Pears are also in season and make a wonderful first food for baby […]

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