Healthy Recipes

Spring Awakening: 5 Ways to Be More Alert this Spring

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As the days are slowly warming up, it is time to leave winter sluggishness behind and to revamp our energies.

Here are 5 ways to be more alert this spring.

  1. Morning Meditation

Get up 15 minutes earlier and make it to your meditation cushion or a comfortable spot where you can sit undisturbed for a little while. If you like, light a candle, play some relaxing music, and set ...

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Vegan Chocolate Pudding

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Enjoy this smooth, creamy, chocolatey, and delectable pudding free of guilt. You will be amazed how delicious an all-natural, sugar-free, dessert can be.

Best prepared ahead of your meal, so you can give it some time to cool in the freezer/fridge.

I recently discovered NuNaturals and use two of there amazing products in this pudding. If you don’t have the NuStevia Cocoa Syrup you can replace it with maple ...

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Vegan Italian Quinoa Salad

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This vegan, gluten-free and delicious salad combines the colors and flavors of Italy. Sun-dried tomatoes, black olives, Italian herbs blended with fresh arugula, spinach, roasted asparagus and quinoa. Yum!

Don’t worry if you don’t have any fresh asparagus at hand; the salad is delicious even without it. You may also consider to add (or replace the asparagus with) crumbled goat or feta cheese for a non-vegan but still vegetarian option.

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Orchiette con Ceci (Pasta with Chickpeas)

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This vegetarian, vegan (if you omit the cheese), and delicious recipe brings the flavors of Italy into your home.
On top of that it makes a great, nutritious and easy meal for dinner.
I served this scrumptious pasta dish with arugula salad and sourdough bread.


Orchiette con Ceci (Pasta with Chickpeas)

Sunrise Energy Juice

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SunriseEnergyJuiceSunrise Energy – a yummy & healthy morning juice

This delicious juice provides you with loads of energy, a big vitamin boost and the powerful antioxidant, beta carotene.
To benefit from the fat-soluble vitamins A and E, which carrots are rich of, add a few drops of your favorite vegetable oil (e.g. EVOO, Coconut Oil) to the juice or munch on some ...

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California Style Salade Niçoise

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It’s spring and time for salads!
Although it has been pretty chilly and gray here in Mendocino, I couldn’t resist making this creamy California Style version of Salade Niçoise.
My wonderful husband even exclaimed that it may have been the best salad I have ever made for him! And believe me I make a lot of salads. 🙂
This recipe features mouth-watering Mediterranean flavors of kalamata olives, tomatoes, lemon, capers, tuna, oregano and ...

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Thai-Style Spicy Sweet Potato Soup

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Thai-Style Spicy Sweet Potato Soup

Thai-Style Spicy Sweet Potato Soup

Are you in the mood for a warming, comforting soup?

This recipe got created by combining some of my favorite ingredients and out came this wonderful soup.
Both my husband and I loved the soup. We had fresh sourdough bread and salad with it and appreciated every bite.
If you are in the ...

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Happy Holidays

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“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”
~ Hamilton Wright Mabie

Is the time of the year where sparkling lights, flickering candles, homemade cookies and steaming cups of hot chocolate or tea with our loved one(s) by ...
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Vegan Vanilla Coconut Oatmeal

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As fresh berries are in season and at the peak of their yumminess I thought about creating a delicious oatmeal that melts the creamy flavors of coconut and vanilla with the juice taste of fresh strawberries and blueberries.

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This bowl of oatmeal is soothing and harmonizing for body, mind and spirit. Close your eyes while taking a bite and let your mind wander off to an ...

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Roasted Beet Salad ~ Version 2

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Ingredients:

 Dressing (adapted from Angela Liddon)

  • 3-4 tablespoon EVOO
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1-2 tablespoons tahini
  • Ground salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Maple Syrup
  • Few drops vanilla

 

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Salad:

  • 1 bunch Kale, Chard or about 4 ounces of Greens (Spring Mix, Baby Spinach or Arugula)
  • about 4 medium sized organic red or golden beets
  • Coconut Oil or EVOO
  • Salt, Pepper
  • Lemon ...
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