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Pumpkin Pie Butter

Pumpkin Pie Butter    Prep time: 1 hour 5 min  Total time: 1 hour 5 min  Serves: 2 ½ cups      INGREDIENTS 2 ½ cups fresh roasted pumpkin  1 ½ cups walnuts, toasted  ½ teaspoon cinnamon  ¼ teaspoon ginger  ¼ teaspoon nutmeg  ¼ teaspoon ground cloves  sprinkle of salt  1 teaspoon maple syrup  DIRECTIONS Place all ingredients in the order listed in a high-powered blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and well combined, about 1-3 minutes.    ** Notes:  To roast pumpkin,...

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Blushing Gazpacho Soup

Enjoy this hydrating soup during the summer season! Blushing Summer Gazpacho Serves: 6 Prep Time: 10 Minutes Total Time: 10 Minutes   Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds ripe tomatoes (2-3 large), cored 4 cups cubed seedles watermelon (about 1 1/2 pounds) 1/2 small cucumber, peeled and cored 1 garlic clove 1 tablespoon amino acid 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or to taste) 1/2 teaspoon se salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup lightly...

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Veggie Coconut Rolls with Mango Tahini Sauce

A refreshing summer take on a lunchtime wrap. Veggie Coconut Rolls with Mango Tahini Sauce Prep time:  20 mins Total time:  20 mins Serves: 4-6   Ingredients Veggie Wraps 12 coconut wrappers 2 small avocados, pitted, peeled and sliced into 8 wedges each 4 cups kelp noodles 4 cups zoodles (zucchini noodles cut on an inspiralizer) 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced 6 green onions cut into...

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Benefits of Wakame during Pregnancy

Wakame is the perfect food for women during pregnancy. Start eating this early in your pregnancy or even while planning, to build levels of folic acid that are critical in the early development of the fetus. In addition, iron found in wakame  balances mom's energy, while the calcium and magnesium provide extra nutrients to baby without absorbing them from mommy's bones. What is Wakame: Wakame is an edible...

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Kale and Cauliflower Cleansing Soup

Looking for an easy mid-summer cleanse? I like a mini-reboot after margaritas by the pool, airplane food, and summer brunches. If you notice sluggish digestion or afternoon bloat, it may be time for a few days of foods that are easy to digest, cleanse toxicity and rebalance your nutrients. Add this soup to your meal plan this week to increase vitamins, minerals, and digestive cleansing...

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Vegan Carrot Banana Bread

Carrot Banana Bread Looking for a guilt-free sweet treat this weekend or a winning recipe for your next picnic? You have to try my vegan CARROT BANANA BREAD & BERRY CHIA SEED JAM. I made this 3 weeks in a row it was so delicious! Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cook: 50 Minutes Total: 1 Hour   Ingredients 2 cups spelt flour 1/3 cup organic coconut sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon...

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Thai Pea Summer Soup

Thai Pea and Lemongrass Soup This Thai pea soup is easily made in the blender. With ginger, lemongrass, jalapeños and peas, it is the perfect fresh spring or summer soup. Prep Time: 10 Minutes Total Time: 10 Minutes Serves 4 Ingredients 3 cups fresh or frozen peas (if using frozen, thaw beforehand) 1 15 ounce can full fat coconut milk ½ cup vegetable broth 1 large shallot zest of 1 lime juice of 1 lime 2...

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Molasses Milk: Bone Elixir

Molasses Milk: Bone Elixir  Maintaining bone health during pregnancy and breastfeeding is important for lifelong health and osteoporosis prevention. During pregnancy, the baby growing in its mother’s womb needs plenty of calcium to develop its skeleton. This need is especially great during the last 3 months of pregnancy. If the mother doesn’t get enough calcium, her baby will draw what it needs from the mother’s bones....

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Skin Smoothing Granola Granola loaded with omegas for plump hydrated skin and antioxidants to protect from the aging process. Enjoy as a morning cereal, top off your smoothie, or snack on by itself!  INGREDIENTS 2 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats ( I use gluten free) 1/3 cup sunflower seeds 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds 1/3 cup gogi berries 2 tablespoons chia seeds 3 tablespoons hemp seeds 1 teaspoon cinnamon pinch of sea salt 1/2 -...

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