Eat More Plants.

  • Onigiri! [aka – rice balls]

    Not to be confused with onigirazu – onigiri is a rice ball that you shape with your hand. Remember I went through the makeshift definition of onigirazu – “rice…

  • Onigirazu!

    Sushi sandwiches - my favorites way to stuff a bunch of goodies into a ball of sushi rice and wrap it tightly in nori for easy transportation to the beach.

  • Chickpea & Mango Salad.

    Salads are SO underrated. They are always passed over, or offered before a meal as preamble or something leading up to the *main event*. Of course not everyone loves salad, or…

  • The Return of Raw till 4/ [and a rant about misinformation.]

    Welcome back bananas! I went off of raw till 4 a long time ago, not wanting to be spending $$ on foreign produce. Obviously bananas don’t grow in northeastern U.S., so…

  • The Best Berry Cream Pie Ever.

    OK, I think I’ve really done it this time you guys. I’m serious – this is THE best pie I’ve ever made. Thanking my lucky stars that I actually took note of…

  • Avocado Alfredo Sauce.

    Alfredo sauce is a classic Italian pasta sauce, usually made with cream, butter and cheese. Well…let’s throw all those away and start from scratch. ūüôā I was torn…

  • Creamy Key Lime Pie.¬†

    ¬†¬†¬†¬† My Achilles heel – any pairing of creamy and citrus. (Remember those orange creamsicle popsicles from the ice cream man? I would have committed felonies for those…

  • Salted Pistachio & Matcha Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. (and others)

    whoever stumbled upon the frozen banana ice cream concept is a damn genius. another post about banana ice cream? sorry, not sorry. It’s just that good. The only downside…

  • Roasted Broccoli Pasta Salad with Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette¬†

    If anything reminds me of being a kid, this is one of them. I have so many memories of food at a young age and this pasta salad invokes some of the earliest ones. My Nana used…

  • Mushroom Meatballs.

    Another victory for a clean-out-the-fridge recipe! I had a bag of shiitakes that I needed to do something with…half a bunch of fresh dill…and a little container of…

  • Chia Pudding Parfait 2.0

    Not too long ago, I posted a recipe for rawnola – a quick and filling breakfast alternative to smoothies, especially in this chilly weather. This is another non-smoothie…

  • 3 Ingredient Super Fudge.

    I learned something new this week. Reduce a can of full fat coconut milk, add a sweetener and you have condensed milk!! Not that condensed milk was a common ingredient in my…

  • Layer Cakes & Local Wood.

    I love coming across locally made items when I’m browsing a big name/well known website; in this instance, it was food52. I was looking for some of those purple, limited…

  • Vitamin C Cocktails.

    It’s been really cold since this new year started. Reee-aaaa-lllll-yyyy cold. So in lieu of banana ice creams, smoothies and other cold things, I’ve been making…

  • Apple Cranberry Rawnola.

    This is the closest I will get to eating oatmeal for breakfast. Because having smoothies every morning gets boring after a while, I love having this healthy, filling and raw…

  • Cranberry Pie [Bars!].

    Am I the only one who really loves how tart cranberries are on their own? I doubt it. Unite cranberry lovers! And try this crumbly pie of tangy goodness. It’s that time of…

  • 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!

    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 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.

    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 [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…

  • 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.

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

  • 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!

    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!

    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.

    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.

    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…

  • 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.

    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.

    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.

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Raw Fudge Brownies.

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

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 & 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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.…

  • 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.

    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.

    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,…

  • Maple-Sesame Roasted Tofu.

    11/2/2015 edit: after 2+ years of making this, I still love it just as much as the first time I made it. I use this glaze for just about any Asian inspired dish that I make.…

  • Thai Coconut Soup.

    edit: after more than two years, I am revisiting this recipe. It is a favorite of mine and I think it deserves a revival! I am amending the ingredient list, just a few tweaks here…

    Onigirazu!

    Sushi sandwiches – my favorites way to stuff a bunch of goodies into a ball of sushi rice and wrap it tightly in nori for easy transportation to the beach.