Simple Flax Crackers

Ever get the munchies? I’d say the majority of us do. And having savory snack options at the ready is a great idea! Raw vegans have it easy when it comes to sweet snacks like fresh fruit or desserts but savory snacks are a little more challenging. I mean, there’s only so many ways to …

Gia’s Raw Cereal Mix

I am a huge fan of hot breakfasts on a chilly morning. Smoothies will always have a special place in my heart, but in the winter, I want a warm bowl to hug as I fuel up with the all important first meal of the day. I love this oatmeal cereal so much, I always …

Homemade Almond Milk

By now we all know how to make almond milk, right? Nuts, water, blend, strain, done. Well, let me tell you the homemade stuff is waaay better than anything store bought. Hands down, the taste is far better. It’s creamy, makes for a perfect latte or a tall chilled glass to go with your cookies. …

Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Who’s in a cookie eating mood?! I am. Daily! Cookies have always been my weakness. I mean, who can resist a delicious, warm confection? Instant mood lifter, put a spring-in-your step, savor the moment, kind of treat. Need a sweet gift that’s sure to impress? Cookies make a lovely gift! And since the season of …

Lemon Almond Bites

I love homemade almond milk so much, I could make it every day! It’s perfect in lattes, oatmeal, desserts, or just on its own. The taste simply doesn’t compare with the store bought variety. The only downside to homemade almond milk, however, is getting buried in all the left over pulp. Am I right? Who …

Mango Frozen Yogurt

Call it the last summer hurrah! Unless you freeze a boat load of sweet summer mangoes to make this treat any time you want, it’s the end of this sweet season’s fruit. This mango frozen yogurt is the perfect treat! I bought an ice cream maker — then watched it collect dust atop my dining …

Sunshine Blogger Award

The Sunshine Blogger award is a peer recognition for bloggers. I  was nominated by Mel over at MellaBellaBlog.com. This sweet blogger writes about parenting, book reviews, and fitness inspo. Make sure to visit her blog! Thanks Mel for the nomination. The blogging community has been an encouragement and support. I’m glad to be part of …

Healthy Sweet Swap: Hazelnut Chocolate Bars!

Cue the snack cravings! They seem to come throughout the day don’t they? And there is no shortage of regrettable choices to reach for. Let’s fight back! Instead of having a drawer full of cookies, candy, chocolate bars, chips, and questionable ingredient mini donuts – you know what I’m talking about… Let’s reach for something …

Superfood Oatmeal Breakfast

Some mornings call for a change from the usual breakfast routine. That and the fridge could be bare and all you have are oats to rub together. Let me show you how a simple pantry staple can become your new favorite thing that takes no time at all to put together. Oats are loaded with …

Uncomplicated Healthy

One of the misconceptions of eating Raw Vegan is that it requires a ton of work in the kitchen. Rest assured, it absolutely does not have to be that way. At the beginning, I was fascinated with gourmet intricate raw food methods: the sprouting, soaking, dehydrating. The fascination is still there, but more often than …

Chocolate Milkshake Smoothie Bowl

I learned long ago that nut butter, banana, and chocolate are heavenly together. Make it chilled and it’s a real treat! It’s versatile enough that you could swap out the bananas for different ingredients. Something similar in texture, with a mild flavor — like avocado, soaked cashews, coconut yogurt, chia or flax seeds, or even …

Chocolate Custard Cups

I made rich Chocolate Custard Cups that are practically fat free! Deliciously fragrant with orange zest and mildly sweetened with ripe banana and maple syrup. Light and simple to make! Most custards call for a fatty ingredient in order to achieve the smooth texture and taste. Traditional custard has cholesterol heavy egg yolks and milk. …

Watermelon Cake!

Need a gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, cake? I know the joke circulating – What can I have besides a block of ice? Well, with so many dietary restrictions, this is a simple and eye catching dessert to feature at any party. Crunchy, sweet, juicy watermelon is the perfect base for this cake. Add …

Homemade vitamin water you’ll reach for all day!

Drinking water doesn’t have to be a chore. Be visually inspired by the many infused water combinations to keep you sipping all day long. The magic of infused basil and mint, rosemary, or cucumber lime is divine. The taste isn’t the only draw though. So many benefits! B vitamins – Mood booster, mental clarity and …

Pitaya Mango Smoothie Bowl

Psalm 104:14 You cause grass to grow for the livestock and plants for people to use. You allow them to produce food from the earth — This morning I read Psalm 104 with fresh eyes. God in His infinite and awesome creativity, made plants to grow and be food for us. Plants like fruit trees, …

Best Flax Wraps Ever!

I’ve been making these simple wraps lately and sharing with everyone. I get such rave reviews! They’re just so good it’s hard to believe it’s all raw vegan. That’s the main thing I hear when I chat with non-vegans. “…but does it taste good? Will I enjoy it? Is it going to fill me up …

Good For You Caramel Nice Cream

If you’re a fan of sweet caramel and creamy vanilla nice cream, this bowl is for you! It’s decadent, delicious, and good for you! Dessert can be the ultimate trickery. It beckons us to enjoy it and then kicks us with regret later. Whaaaaa just happened?! That was my love-hate relationship with traditional dairy & …

Your New Favorite Drink!

On a recent trip to LA for our usual Sunday, raw-vegan restaurant splurge, we passed through Pasadena for a little exploring. If you’ve ever been to LA, you know there is so much selection out there. From fabulous foods, shopping, and juice bars. All of which I frequent as often as possible! I mean, I …

New Kitchen New Products!

  Just can’t keep a good thing to myself, so here’s my latest find! I got this Mrs. Meyer’s set in the mail, like a little housewarming gift to myself. It’s from Grove Collaborative and it’s free to new customers. Free shipping too. Score! If you’re an existing customer, you get the Grove walnut scrubber …

Oatmeal Cream Pies

I remember those Little Debbie cream pies that came in a box of 10. I’d eat nearly all of them in one sitting! I loved oatmeal cream pies. Still do, but my standards for healthy ingredients has changed and that’s led me to create delicious treats to enjoy without any junk ingredients. So, I created …

Strawberry Coconut Parfait

Spring is here and so is the abundance of vibrantly fresh fruit to crave. Strawberries have been especially alluring with their bright red hue and sweet-tart taste. Parfait cups layered with strawberry goodness is the perfect way to showcase the beauty and taste of this fruit. Let’s break it down: date caramel bottom, coconut cream, …

Raw Vegan Caramel Cheesecake

Dark chocolate crust, creamy cheesecake in the center, and salty-sweet caramel on top. I’m quite pleased with how this turned out. Make room for dessert because this sweet treat is delicious and healthy. You don’t need dairy, sugar or eggs to create a fluffy, rich cheesecake. If you’ve got a sweet tooth or just a …

Want Superpowers? Drink This Green Protein Smoothie!

I love food, who doesn’t? But not all food is created equal. As nutritious as a bowl of oatmeal is, or any other fruit I’d have for breakfast, nothing compares to the energy I get when I start my day with this green protein smoothie. No lag, no down time, just pure energy. Can you …

Holy Guacamole: This stuff is good!

My kind of chips and dip! Sometimes we crave something savory, zesty, crunchy. I mean, Netflix and snacks go so well together! Am I right?! This is my go-to guac recipe and it’s perfect for those precious, too-quickly-ripened avocados. I toss all the ingredients in to my food processor (in case you’re curious: this is …

Corn Tostadas

I’m often asked if I miss cooked food. My answer is: have you tried my corn tostadas? I’m enjoying all my raw vegan creations so much, I’m not missing out on flavor or variety! In fact, if I want to munch on something savory, I whip up a perfect guacamole and make corn chips for …

Healthy Fast Food: Why Macro-nutrients Matter

To understand how foods increase brain power and physical stamina, we need to look for a minute at macro-nutrients. They are three categories in to which foods are placed. Carbohydrates Proteins Fats All food is a mix of these three macro-nutrients. The breakdown for a banana for example is: 93% Carbohydrates, 4% Protein,  3% Fat. …

Gia’s Lemon Cheesecake: Raw Vegan Easy

Searching for cheesecake recipes online can be overwhelming. So I created this simple recipe that is sure to impress. If you’ve got lemons, make this raw vegan cheesecake and eat it too because it’s pretty much guilt free. If you’re like me, you want the recipe to taste as good as the picture looks! I …

Ministry Spotlight: God Will Provide

God Will Provide is a ministry that is near and dear to my heart because they saved my brother’s life. In fact, for many people, it is the difference between life and death. The fight against drug addiction is a struggle that far too many are facing. Sisters, brothers, spouses, fathers, mothers, friends…I don’t know …

Originality: You Do You

It’s amazing the satisfaction that comes from finding your voice, your thought, your style –in a world of followers. From the clothes you wear to the things you say, think, and do. “Trends come and go but originality stands eternal.” Bruce Lee, Interplanetary I just read this great article on Being Original and it had …