Spicy Kale Salad

I used to think that having a salad every now and then would be enough to detox the rest of the week’s poor choices away. Like going to the gym once and expecting major change after a workout. Well, it’s actually a good thing that it takes time to see change and improvement, because if …

The Sugar Dilemma: Good, Bad, & How to Decide

Did you know our bodies need glucose to feed our cells? Without it, we die. Naturally occurring sugars found in whole fruit provide fiber for the slow release of sugar in the body as well as vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. However, added sugars, refined sugars, processed sugars, or sugar substitutes are not the same thing. …

Raw Vegan: Eating Out

I went to a party last summer and assumed there would be something for this raw vegan to munch on. A fruit plate, salad, decorative kale. Nope. Not one thing. Except pineapples placed near the drink pitchers for décor. My frustration was not in the party. It was beautiful, and fun, colorful, such a vibrant …

White Chocolate Raspberry Dessert

This white chocolate raspberry pie is the perfect little bit of luxury that’s refined sugar free, dairy free, and gluten free. Using fresh raspberries and real raw cacao butter, this is one enjoyable treat! Being raw vegan is so fun and easy given all the vibrant fruit selection that every season brings. Just going to …

Banana Mango Smoothie Bowl

Spring is here and the weather is only getting warmer. You’ll want to have a delicious smoothie bowl recipe to throw together for breakfast or anytime you’re in the mood for something sweetly refreshing. This bowl is my – wow this is gooooood – creation! With the perfect combo of mango and orange flavors, it’s …

White Chia Pudding with Strawberry Jam

This is a cup of nostalgia for me. Growing up, mom used to make us sweetened cream of wheat topped with strawberry jam. It was my favorite breakfast. It was also sugar and dairy laden. These days I’ve lightened up my eating quite a bit so to find a rich and flavorful substitute to an …