When you have a sweet tooth, but don’t want the artificial colors, preservatives and additives that are found in many processed bars, you can make your own delicious mulberry oat bars with coconut maple glaze and have a dessert that is totally additive free. These bars are vegan, gluten free and dairy free, and have so many good and healthy ingredients that you will absolutely love.
I love chai tea, and wanted to take that unique chai flavor and integrate it into other drinks. This Strawberry Chai Smoothie combines fresh seasonal strawberries, vegan cashew yogurt, nut milk and a combination of spices that create that yummy chai flavor. Light and fresh.
Rosemary Garlic Pepper Potato Bakes: I didn’t even plan it this way, but after making these potato bakes, my house smells so divine. Baking rosemary is like the healthiest candle or potpourri ever! The combination of potatoes, peppers and herbs makes the perfect appetizer or side dish, without all the fat. This quick, easy, healthy and delicious take on French fries turned out even better than expected and it is ready in 30 minutes. Yum.
I love chia for all of the benefits that it offers…fiber, antioxidants and protein to name a few. I am always looking to create great new combinations with chia seeds.. Today, it is Chai Chia Berry Pudding. We already love chai when mixed with tea, so, why not include it in other recipes? The result is that the pudding is completely smooth, and goes down like silk. Yum. On a practical note, on occasion, I am not in the mood for the texture of chia seeds, so I ground them in the Vitamix with a dry grains container. They are then powdery, and smooth and very pudding like. Kids will never suspect that this is so healthy and good for them!
It is cold, really cold. And as much as I would like a nice green salad, I can’t resist some soup…some hot and hearty soup. Here it is, Jackfruit Rice Tortilla Soup & Mango Salsa. This recipe was inspired by www.halfbakedharvest.com, and Tieghan’s Salsa Verde Chicken And Rice Tortilla Soup. I saw this soup on Instagram, and couldn’t stop thinking about how to create a vegan version. This is vegan, gluten free, dairy free, and soul warming.