Holidays

This is my interpretation of a New York cheesecake. I’ve swapped the traditional cream cheese for a delicious mixture of cashews, coconut, and vanilla.

My love salad with pomegranate seeds is so yummy. They are sweet and tart and add a delicious crunch to any dish. They have lots of fiber and two essential Vitamins, C and K. Sprinkle them on your favorite salads and soups or toss them into your next smoothie.

Go red! Research has shown that red fruits and vegetables such as beets and raspberries are nutritional superheroes. So drink up!

Beets, including beet greens, contain an amazing array of antioxidants, other vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein.  – Veronica

Chia seeds are tiny superfood heroes. They come in either white or dark brown/black and have a huge nutritional profile. They contain Calcium, Manganese, and Phosphorus and are packed with fiber, protein, and healthy Omega-3 fats. They are basically tasteless so you can add them to nearly any kind of dish. Add raspberries, cocoa nibs, and coconut and you have a decadent yet healthy dessert.

As I write this a week before Thanksgiving, I realize that soon, lots of people will be spending their hard-earned money on holiday gifts for friends and family. I get it. Every extra dollar in your pocket this time of year adds up. But one thing I’m willing to splurge on even if it means one less spa treatment is organic turkey….

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.

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

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 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.

While we typically recommend steering clear of sugary treats, this healthy take on tiramisu is a must! Plus, once you start baking and cooking with these healthy ingredients, there’s a good chance you’ll want to continue!

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The good news is that you have the freedom to eat organic, non-GMO, gluten-free products.

Every single day, you should maintain a practice of gratitude, especially for having the freedom to eat whatever you want to and how much you want to. Nearly 9 percent of the world’s population is food insecure. That’s roughly 690 million people. And it’s not getting better; worldwide, hunger is on the rise.

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