I like to make this guacamole for the holidays – so pretty and festive! Chef V tip: save the pit and keep it in the mixture to keep the guacamole from turning brown.
So how do I make cranberry sauce healthy? To sweeten the organic cranberries, I use coconut sugar. And in my opinion, my cranberry sauce tastes better than traditional Thanksgiving.
The smallest things matter the most and in this case, small changes can make a big difference. Simple ingredient swapouts this fall and winter will help you stay on track while eliminating at the feeling of indulgence guilt. Whether it’s an appetizer or a dessert, these easy changes will help you avoid that pesky holiday weight gain we all hate.
Have an acai bowl -The acai berry is a grape-like fruit native to the rain forests of the amazon. It has a tropical, sweet taste and a very short shelf life, so we don’t often find them fresh in the store. Acai berries contain antioxidants, fiber, and heart-healthy fats.
Use this vegan, gluten free whipped cream on anything you want to make taste decadently delicious. Perfect to top my gluten free pumpkin pie recipe.
This vegan, gluten free crust is so good you can use it for any pie recipes, sweet or savory. It’s a keeper! Use with my pumpkin pie recipe – also vegan
Herbs and spices improve digestion, reduce inflammation, and may even prevent cancer, along with other benefits. I’ll share with you my favorite 6 herbs and spices for optimal digestive health.
The only thing more comforting than a bowl of soup is a bowl of homemade soup that is both vegan and gluten-free. There’s something special about cooking comforting meals like this during the Fall that will warm you up and have your kitchen smelling festive.
Goji berries are one of my favorite fruits. The tart-tasting, bright-red berries are native to Asia. They’re loaded with antioxidants and are clinically-proven to have several incredible health benefits. I feature them in my snack recipe for Easy Trail Mix….
This recipe is easy to make on your own, especially if you have a lot of spices in your cupboard. It is needed for the recipes below but you can always buy this one pre-made too.
Making your own pumpkin pureé means you get a fresher, more flavorful product, and you know where the pumpkin came from – and that it was grown organically.
Cool and creamy, soups are a great way to start a meal, but are also awesome as a meal. You can easily double or triple my recipe and have delicious leftovers.
Chef V’s tip: Most of my salads are delicious with my Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette or Creamy Avocado Dressing. Use these on any salads unless otherwise specified.
Sometimes you just need a luscious rich tasting spread – so I created this cashew-based mayo. Easy to prepare, you can use it in dressings, dips, on a sandwich, anywhere you want that mayonnaise experience – only healthier.
Raw Almond Butter is delicious, but not all commercial almond butters are healthy. Once you’ve tried this almond butter recipe you’ll never want to buy commercial again.
Aioli, a traditional Mediterranean sauce, is just right for dipping veggies or drizzling over toasted baguette. It makes a delicious accompaniment to my Grilled Artichokes. – Veronica
Sometimes you just need a luscious rich tasting spread – so I created this cashew-based mayo. Way to prepare, you can use it in dressings, dips, on a sandwich, anywhere you want that mayonnaise experience – only healthier. Add raw horseradish to make a zippy dip for my Grilled Artichokes. – Veronica
There’s a good chance you’re already using some medicinal herbs in your own kitchen. Here are some of the most popular herbs that are also used in traditional herbal medicine in China and other countries in the Orient. Start cooking with them daily and notice if you feel the difference!
Impress family and friends with my easy-to-make healthy gravy recipe as the finishing touch to your meal. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian or simply a healthy eater,
This Green Goddess Hummus is amazing! It’s so full of flavor from the cilantro, chives, parsley, and lemon. It has the bright green festive coloring that kids love. Bring out the Green Goddess in you this holiday, or anytime.
Improving your diet is the most important healthy change anyone can make. Yes, you can exercise more, you can get more sleep, you can meditate. But if you’re still filling your body with junk, none of that is really going to work the way it should. Change your diet and everything else falls into place. Start with this healthier and delicious red beet hummus dip.
My Ranch Dressing is a great dip for watching football! Made with vegan mayo and almond milk, it is healthy and delicious.
There’s a good reason why mushrooms are one of the biggest trends in wellness. They deserve to wear capes for they are truly superfood heroes! Mushrooms are nutrition powerhouses, loaded with vitamins, minerals and lots of phytonutrients that you won’t see listed on nutrition labels.