Diabetic-friendly, dairy free and gluten free these chocolate muffins are truly a treat!
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Healthy comfort food. Sounds impossible, right? Getting creative with ingredients is a great way to adapt any recipe to create something that is delicious, satisfying, and nutritious. I love taking classic dishes and using lots of fresh herbs and vegetables to add more flavor. This Zucchini Lasagna is an excellent example of that, and also happens to be paleo, gluten-free, and vegan!
This has always been one of my favorite vegan dishes to make for potlucks as it’s a great plant-based dish everyone will like. Being from Southern California ceviche is a dish that makes me think of sitting outside in the heat and enjoying a nice cooling dish. Hearts of palm is a very sustainable product and has a great salinity like fish. Enjoy this dish with crispy tortilla chips, sliced cucumber, sliced jicama, or just by itself! Feel free to add other veggies or spice up with your favorite hot sauce. This is a very versatile dish, and many items can be substituted.
I love fall. Who doesn't appreciate a new season and even in southern California, where the change may be subtle, I notice a slight coolness and a inimitable fragrance in the air at night. Maybe it's the eucalyptus blowing in the warm Santa Ana winds that get me. In regards to all things culinary, it's exciting to welcome the beautiful fruits of the fall. Winter squash can be so versatile from utilizing in lasagnas to tacos, it's perfect for a vegetarian/vegan palate, and can even satisfy the carnivore with some varieties having a meaty texture.
My grandmother always grew strawberries. In fact, her yard was full of all kinds of wonderful fruits: persimmons, pomegranates, Meyer lemons, and navel oranges, to name a few. But my favorite were the strawberries. She and I would pick them from her yard in the springtime, and I remember as a child marveling at how incredibly sweet they were.
Nothing says summer like fresh corn! This salad is an old family recipe. It's simple, but such a great way to combine seasonal flavors. This dish makes a great addition to any barbeque spread or serves as a perfect side for a meal on a hot summer night.
When I think of low carb recipes, I think of a lot of cheese, cream, and oils that are typical of a Keto type of diet. While eating a low carbohydrate diet is a great way to burn off excess fat in the body by instigating ketosis, dairy is known as one of the most inflammatory foods out there. There are many excellent fats we can use in place of dairy such as nuts, animal fats such as tallow and lard, and even avocado
Chickpea Protein Balls made with healthy ingredients like peanut butter and protein powder are perfect for a dessert or post workout treat.
Ginger and turmeric are two types of flowering plants that are widely used in natural medicine. I love the invigorating flavor and aroma of ginger. It is one of the healthiest spices on the planet and has incredible detoxing and cleansing benefits. Loaded with nutrients and powerful anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric is this beautiful orangey-yellow spice that has a slightly sweet and earthy flavor.
2021, a bright new year and another opportunity to get back on track with our health goals. Whole 30 has been a very popular diet for a number of years for good reason; it focuses on consuming lean meats, vegetables and fruits and eliminates potentially inflammatory foods like dairy, grains and processed sugars.
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