GFV Flourless Oatmeal-Raisin-Pumpkinseed Muffins

This is my tweaked version of my friend Jess’s super simple on the fly oatmeal muffins. This version comes out like soft oatmeal raisin cookies in a muffin form. You can also bake them in classic cookie form on a baking sheet. And they’re flour-less! Ingredients: 2 1/4 cup rolled oats. I used Bob’s Red…

GFV sugar-free healthy muffins

This is a spin off on my favorite “perfect muffin” recipe posted earlier. I’ve replaced all of the sugar with date sugar and tweaked the recipe to eliminate the oil and given a nutrition boost to some of the liquid ingredients. At first it appeared they would taste as “good” as a GFV sugar free…

Chocolate Chia Coconut Pudding

Craving a little chocolate but want to avoid sugar and add a little fiber and protein? This is a perfect dessert that’s smooth and creamy with just a hint of sweetness. Makes 4 servings Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups of rice milk (or other non dairy milk. coconut and almond will yield a creamier pudding) 1/2…

Vanilla Coconut-Chia Cream

I made a really tasty “cream” this weekend for adding to cereal or smoothies or on fruit for dessert. It’s super simple and tasty. Keep refrigerated after making and consume with 3-5 days. Ingredients: 1 TBSP shredded unsweetened coconut 1 TBSP chia seeds 1 TBSP sprouted or raw sunflower seeds 2dates 1 tsp vanilla extract…

Perfect Vegan Muffins

This is a pretty amazing all around muffin mix. I have added blueberries and raspberries to make tasty berry muffins but the batter is versatile for just about anything you like to add to your muffins. I’m posting my healthier take on these muffins by removing the oil, soy and most of the sugar. The…

Homemade Rice Milk

I ran out of rice milk over the weekend but really wanted to make muffins for after our long, damp bike ride on Sunday. When I buy rice milks, I always get something with the fewest ingredients possible. it breaks down to rice and water, maybe a pinch of salt or vanilla and some have…

Immune Boosting Lemon Apple Ginger Juice

This juice has a really tart bite form the lemons and ginger, but some sweet red apples can really mellow things out. Additional boosts to this juice are garlic and cayenne to really fire up the digestive juices and the immune system, but maybe best to not drink the garlic boosted juice before heading to…

Herb Crusted Tempeh

This recipe was originally used for cornmeal crusted mushroom but has since become a favorite using tempeh or tofu. Perfect alone with vegan tartar sauce or over steamed veggies and grains. Ingredients: 1/2 cup cornmeal 1/2 cup brown rice flour (Bob’s Red Mill is fantastic) 1/4 cup black sesame seeds 1 1/2 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp cayenne…

Beet-Carrot-Apple-Ginger Juice

Looking for ways to make my favorite juice even better for me, I added beets. This is a delicious anytime juice and beets are becoming a hugely popular pre and post sport nutritional booster. You will need a juicer for these recipes. Makes 2-4 servings 4 beets, washed and chopped into 4 pieces each 6…

Apple Carrot Ginger Juice

I got a juicer a few years ago and have tried all sorts of fruits and veggies as juice, but this will always be my favorite. You will need a juicer for these recipes. Makes 2-4 servings 6 carrots, washed and unpeeled 3 green or red apples, washed and chopped in halves 1″ peeled chunk…

Carrot and Banana Smoothie

This one is a bit like carrot cake and inspired from the Life Alive smoothie menu. You can also juice your carrots first for a lighter smoothie recipe. Ingredients: makes 2 servings 2 cups of water, coconut water or non dairy milk 2-3 chopped carrots 1 banana, fresh or frozen 3-4 dates or 1 TBSP maple…