The Hows & Whys of the Things I Love.

  • Veggie Sandwich

    The Amazing Vegetable Sandwich.

    Yup, it’s that time of year. Squash in EVERYTHING. Everything, seriously. I have been roasting 24/7 lately. Squash, potatoes, mushrooms, tomatoes, even apples now that…

  • Banana Ice Cream Cake

    Banana Ice Cream Cake!

    This beautiful madness was born of pure experimentation. I cannot credit the results with any secret formulas or old family recipes. This was a total ‘cross your fingers and…

  • macro bowl

    Macro Bowls.

    I’ve been trying to strike a balance between the *raw till 4* lifestyle and a macrobiotic lifestyle. The latter being much more easily done with what I can buy locally.…

  • Chocolate Sweet Potato Pie

    Chocolate Sweet Potato Pie.

    I have made this chocolate mousse from the lovely Alexandra’s blog ‘Made To Glow’ more times than I can count in the past few weeks. I have been loving it SO…

  • Spicy Sweet Potato Chips

    Spicy Sweet Potato Chips [baked not fried!]

    These spicy sweet potato chips are phenomenal and kid approved.  My 6 year old is not picky in the slightest; she will try anything I give to her as long as she sees me trying…

  • Chocolate Covered Avocado Fudge

    Avocado Fudge Bites

    I splurged again. Is it weird that splurging (to me) is spending $12 on coconut butter? I thought about this today…how some people complain that eating healthy and/or…

  • Chocolate Cherry Dream

    Chocolate Cherry Dream.

    Creamy & dreamy; chocolate & cherry; hot day & a cold drink. Yes, please. I’m pretty certain that I never actually used that “magic shell”…

  • Berry Cheesecake Bars

    Raspberry Cheesecake Bars. [raw & vegan]

    I made my own birthday cake this year…is that weird? This is a pretty straight forward recipe. No tricks or fancy equipment. And quite honestly, one that I truly love. So…

  • Grilled Carrots

    Grilled Carrots!

    Why have I never done this before?!! I had a bunch of beautiful, local rainbow carrots and no ideas what to do with them so I googled “grilled carrots” wondering if it…

  • Homemade Oreo Cookies

    Homemade Oreo Cookies!

    A *healthy* oreo? Yes, please! No, a healthy dessert doesn’t mean it has to be made with spinach and kale but using whole food ingredients rather than processed junk. This…

  • Salsa Verde

    Salsa Verde.

    Ahhh this was so good! I eat a LOT of potatoes. I’ve been adding hot sauce to my potatoes lately but I was in the mood for something more substantial. I also hadn’t…

  • Chocolate Covered Kitchen Projects

    Chocolate Covered Kitchen Projects.

    I kept seeing everybody post those chocolate covered frozen banana & peanut butter sandwiches and was like OK I GET IT. I love the concept but I wanted to make it my own. So I…

  • Veggie Fritters

    Easy Veggie Fritters.

    The theme of summer tends to be “easy”, no? These fritters are exactly that. I used whatever I had in the fridge/pantry that needed to be used: 3 new potatoes (as…

  • Vegan Pizza Day

    Vegan Pizza Day.

    Every day should be Vegan Pizza Day, in my opinion… I used my cauliflower crust recipe. Topped it with regular ol’ marinara. Made a kale, parsley, lemon & cashew…

  • Brown Rice & Veggie Sushi

    Brown Rice & Veggie Sushi.

    I’m always so proud of myself when I slice my sushi rolls and I see a beautiful little vegetable rainbow. No fancy ingredients or equipment needed. Mind you, it does take…

  • Frozen Rainbows

    Frozen Rainbows.

    Besides the fact that this was painstakingly tedious, it led me to discover an amazing fruit combination: mango & cantaloupe. I’m not the biggest cantaloupe/honey dew…

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    Zucchini Rolls.

    I’d love to lie and say that this flavor combination took an incredible amount of thought, but it didn’t. It was just a few things I had bought grocery shopping that…

  • Summer ~ Zuchinni & Tomatoes

    Zucchini Noodles & The Quickest Tomato Sauce Ever.

    Less of a typical “sauce”. Think gazpacho. Actually, I ate the rest of it like gazpacho so… Summery, light and fresh. I made zucchini noodles (zoodles) with my…

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    Raw Chia Berry Tart.

    How do food photographers not eat all the food before they’re done shooting? This is a problem of mine… I start with a whole pie and end up with three pieces by the…

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    Raw Fudge Brownies.

    Easiest dessert ever. They remind me of LÄRA bars. Only a few ingredients and decedent as hell. I topped them with chocolate avocado ganache…which isn’t a necessity…

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    Watermelon & Coconut Popsicles.

    Blend watermelon. Pour into popsicle molds 2/3 of the way up. Freeze for 30-40 minutes *optional! If you want your popsicles to look layered (as pictured), don’t skip this.…

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    Strawberry Pies & Babies.

    Before I get into the details of my pie, I want to give an update on my 30 day raw till 4 experiment. Loving it! My digestion has improved drastically. There isn’t one point…

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    Avocado Popsicles. [dipped in chocolate!]

    I’m no stranger to using avocado in sweet desserts. I’ve made a lot of chocolate avocado mousses, avocado ganaches & frostings. However, an avocado popsicle was a…

  • Cauliflower Pizza

    Pizza! [cauliflower crust style]

    Omg. It’s freakin PIZZA made entirely out of VEGETABLES. No joke. I love that I can actually pick up a slice and hold it/fold it like a regular, gluten filled crust. Of…

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    Banana Walnut Cinnamon Freezer Fudge. [raw!]

    Freezer fudge is perfect for those of us that need the occasional midnight snack and want it to be healthy. I make a lot of these at a time and keep them hidden away in the…

  • Cardamom Spiced Cookies with Matcha Coconut Cream Filling

    Cardamom Spiced Cookies & Matcha Whipped Cream.

    I took inspiration from my two, early morning cups of tea for these cookie sandwiches. I had a matcha green tea latte when I woke up and then was craving a cup of black chai soon…

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    Chocolate & Frozen Bananas.

    Because frozen bananas are like, the best thing ever. Cover them in chocolate, sprinkle with chia seeds and dip in salted date caramel and I’m pretty sure your brain will…

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    Pasta with Crispy Mushroom & Garlic Crumble.

    This is my favorite thing lately. I’m not ashamed to say it was an accident…but it kind of was. The accidental part of this was that I walked away and started eating…

  • Year round ~ Raw Rainbow Pad Thai

    Raw Pad Thai & Ginger Lime Almond Butter Dressing.

    I feel like veggie noodles are one of those things that you either LOVE or loathe. Obviously, by the way they frequent my blog, you must know by now that I love them. It’s…

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    Coconut Fried Cauliflower. [with sweet & spicy dipping sauce]

    I have to seriously thank Cara from Fork & Beans for making me drool over these crispy cauliflower bites and inspiring me to cook some up. Truthfully, I’m not a big…

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    Chocolate Covered Creamsicle Bites. [vegan & mostly raw]

    So I’m sitting here, eating this (leftover) vanilla kumquat coconut butter with a spoon, thinking about how our society goes through these phases of no-fat, low-fat,…

  • classic greek avgolemono

    Avgolemono. [a classic Greek soup]

    I haven’t made this or even ate this in years but somehow I never forget how perfect it is. It’s so simple, to an untrained palate it may seem underwhelming or boring.…

  • Tempeh Walnut Balls

    I am 50% Sicilian; therefore, pasta is an acceptable breakfast.

    So yes, pasta, pizza, eggplant parm and all things alike are suitable for breakfast. I remember being little and getting SO excited to have leftover pizza for breakfast. I make…

  • silky chocolate ganache pie

    Silky Chocolate Ganache Pie.

    Another one of those clean-out-the-pantry-and-see-what-you-can-make recipes. I had a few ounces of semi-sweet baking chocolate, 1/2 a cup of almond meal, an almost empty jar of…

  • raw vegan carrot cake bites

    Raw Vegan Carrot Cake Bites.

    This easy dessert stemmed from one of the first raw vegan blogs I started following, back in 2012. Just Glowing With Health. Christine really has a way of making healthy,…

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    Sushi Bowl.

    It’s everything you love about sushi but without doing all the work. I have so many beautiful greens right now! Trying to use them everywhere I…

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    Kale Pesto.

    I know I have a million and one recipes on here for kale but I’m pretty sure there is no kale pesto…which is surprising because I…

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