Melon Gazpacho with Shrimp Ceviche


I recently had a gazpacho like this at a restaurant and it was sooo delish that I was determined to recreate it at home.  This is refreshing and oh-too-tasty for how simple it is to prepare!  Even non-”soup lovers” have been known to convert after a few bites. GAZPACHO INGREDIENTS: 5 cups honeydew melon 1… [Continue Reading]

Raw Blueberry Cheesecake


This is the ultimate healthy indulgence!  I’ve always loved cheesecake, but didn’t always love the way it made me feel after eating it.  This healthy substitute is the perfect addition to your summer BBQs and get-togethers. CRUST INGREDIENTS: 1 cup dried shredded coconut 1 cup pecans (soaked overnight in water) pinch of Celtic sea salt… [Continue Reading]

Asian Asparagus Pecan Salad


Nothing says spring like fresh asparagus! This time of year asparagus abounds and you can find the big thick stalks or the skinny spears to suit your liking. I typically don’t mess with asparagus – I just steam it and drizzle with olive oil and a little sea salt. The flavor is incredible and it’s… [Continue Reading]

Green Smoothie


Don’t let the hue of this smoothie scare you … I admit, it’s a little out there! This smoothie is tasty and packs a nutritional punch – a great source of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and healthy fats. After a sip of this delightful drink, you’ll be converted for life. INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup frozen pineapple (fresh… [Continue Reading]

Kale Chips


These scrumptious nutrient-packed snacks beat out potato chips any day! A guilt-free way to add some crunch to your day … and if you’re not so sure about eating kale, then this is a good place to start! INGREDIENTS: 1 bunch kale (I tend to use the leafy kind, but any one will do!) 1… [Continue Reading]

Braised Greens and Butternut Squash

braised greens and butternut squash

Yum!  The sweet butternut squash adds so much to the mix of greens.  And with the notes of red pepper and cinnamon, the flavor is incredible! INGREDIENTS: 1 small butternut squash (about 2 pounds) 2 Tbsp unrefined grapeseed oil or extra virgin olive oil 4 large closes garlic, minced 1/8 – 1/4 tsp crushed red… [Continue Reading]

Hearty Kale and Raisin Salad


This is one of my favorite staple raw kale salads – it’s easy to make, and the flavor actually tastes even better after the salad marinates, so leftovers are great! INGREDIENTS: 1 large bunch kale (I like the curly kind for this, but any will do) 1/4 cup raisins (cranberries or chopped apple is great… [Continue Reading]

Raw Chocolate Mousse


This raw version of chocolate mousse is free of dairy, highly refined sugars, and “fake” fats.  It’s just as satisfying as a traditional chocolate mousse … in fact, you can hardly tell a difference! INGREDIENTS: 4 pitted Majool dates, soaked 2 avocados 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp maple syrup (Grade B or C preferred)… [Continue Reading]

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