Raw Vegan Tacos with Cilantro Lime Dressing

In the warmer months, I make it a goal to eat as many raw foods as possible to increase nutrient consumption, lower inflammation, and support healthy digestion. Eating raw foods in a balanced way works best for me – if I have a raw lunch, I will go with a warm nourishing dinner (or vice […]

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Banana Bread Cookies

After many months of baking banana bread like everyone else, I decided to put a slightly different spin on it. Also, I love bite-size desserts. So these delicious little Banana Bread Cookies from Ambitious Kitchen were perfect!  These cookies are soft, healthy, and made with a mix of almond and coconut flour to make them gluten free! They are topped […]

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Weeknight Arroz Con Pollo

Legume-based rice (like chickpea rice) is a versatile, healthy, and delicious pantry item, which is why in our household, we have 1-2 meals accompanied with rice weekly! However, with this recipe from my dear friend Pamela Saltzman’s new cookbook Quicker Than Quick, the rice becomes the main star.  With accessible and flavorful ingredients like capers and olives, this weeknight Arroz […]

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Spring Sweet Pea & Cashew Cream Soup

Spring has come at last. I’m enjoying longer days, more sunshine, and a new bounty at my local farmer’s market. If you come across those plump and bright green sugar snap peas, this is a must-make spring soup recipe. You could replace fresh peas with frozen sweet peas, but I love freshness that comes from […]

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Creamy Zucchini Soup with Basil & White Beans

The health benefits of zucchini, basil and white beans are incredible! They can help to improve digestion, detox the liver, build immunity, and lower risk of heart disease. They make for the perfect combination of nutrients and flavor. Zucchinis are one of my absolute favorite veggies to blend up in a soup because of their consistency. […]

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Cafe Gratitude’s Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

Our household is part of a baking boom that’s driving thousands of quarantined people into their kitchens to knead dough and bake cookies as a way to cope. I’m not unhappy about this new trend, because my girls are becoming wonderful bakers! One of their most recent creations was this Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie from Cafe […]

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Erewhon’s Dandelion Quinoa Salad

If you live in the Los Angeles area, you have probably heard of Erewhon. It is an upscale health food store known for its organic, local & sustainable groceries as well as prepared foods. I have been shopping at Erewhon for more than 10 years and am fortunate to have created a couple of signature juice blends […]

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Heavenly Hearts-of-Palm Style Crab Cakes

These “crab” cakes, made from hearts-of-palm, are better than any real crab cake I’ve ever eaten. And while the remoulade sauce is also delicious, the cakes are so packed with flavor you don’t even really need it. Hearts-of-palm are loaded with Vitamin A, folate, iron, phosphorus and zinc. This recipe also boasts a dose of […]

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