Dips & Dressings


Herbed White Bean & Eggplant Spread [Vegan]

Um, yum! If you like healthy, easy-to-make, and perfect-for-work types of lunches, you’re in luck! While in Africa volunteering with Organics4Orphans, I got in the habit of sitting down to a lunch with some kind of spread (such as guacamole, hummus, or mashed chickpea salad), leafy gr Read More →

Zucchini Pasta w/ Lemon-Oregano Pesto {Raw, Vegan}

Hey friends! It is a beautiful day here in sunny Boulder, Colorado, and to celebrate such lovely, spring weather, I am sharing with you a twist on one of my favorite dishes to serve up when life starts to lighten up: Raw Vegan Pasta. (Above: Cheesy Ketogenic {Raw, Vegan} Pasta – soon to be r Read More →

Longevity-Boosting Nourish Bowl [Vegan/Paleo]

Hello dears! What a fantastic, beautiful day to be posting your new addiction a new recipe to the blog! This morning I woke up to the suspicion that the weather had chilled overnight, therefore snuggled deeper into my covers instead of getting up and dressed for a run. As intuited, beautif Read More →

{Raw, Vegan} Indian Samosas w/ Cucumber-Mint Rajita Dressing

Hello beautiful friend, It is a gorgeous day, which means there could be no better time to share a delicious recipe than now. :) Now relocated in Boulder, I’m surrounded by a community of health-conscious individuals who care about the environment and themselves. (Well, a good percent o Read More →

Coconut-Almond Yogurt [Live Food, Vegan, Paleo, Ketogenic]

My goodness, this is a recipe I’ve wanted to share with you for quite some time. Not only is it super easy to make, it is probably my #1 healthy go-to that I love to  live off of consume and share with those I work with. Why? Well first, because coconut is a magical super-food (serious Read More →

Scrambled ‘Eggs’, Macadamia-Garlic ‘Butter’, & Almond ‘Toast’ [Ketogenic, Live Food, & Vegan]

Heloooooooooooooooo wonderful readers! I am so happy, happy, happy to be back and blogging again for Bloom for Life. “Did you go anywhere?” you might ask… Well yes, yes I did… I spent a good amount of time (one month) in Cambodia, partly volunteering at an AIDS/HIV orphanage outside o Read More →

[Live Food, Vegan] Pesto Pizza!

Yummers, folks! This is one of TWO pesto pizzas I have to share with you. This one is a simple, low-glycemic, delicious, and vibrant-looking pizza with tons of fresh vegetables… and the other one is a #ketogenic (meaning higher in fat, lower in carbohydrates) with a pumpkin-seed-based pesto. Read More →

[Live Food, Vegan] Bagels w/ Crabcakes & Wasabi Mayonnaise

Hello beautiful! Are you looking for a satisfying brunch recipe that won’t be added to your thighs this chilly season, yet nourish, satisfy your palate, and please all your senses? Good golly, I do believe you’ve found it. Check out the recipe I shared on Young and Raw [Live Food, Veg Read More →

RAWkin Nacho Taco Salad [Live Food, Vegan, Low-Glycemic]

Yum, yum, yum. You all are about to have some FUN! This is a favorite of mine to make and to secretly lick the bowl of when I am feeding others. It is so deliciously good and reminds me of my favorite taco salads I had growing up (yes, it was school food, but that MSG had a flavorful taste!). Read More →

{Raw, Vegan} Creamy Avo Goddess Dressing

An ode to salads: Crunchy, vibrant, rainbow-hued. Your benefits abound – oh how I love you. With a different type of dressing, every. single. day. I could never – ever! – tire of you, and you, nor of me. How many of you are still with me? Awesome. That’s right Read More →

{Raw, Vegan} Kelp Pasta + Marinara

Inspired by a delectable dinner my friend Melanie Lotoscreated for us as her farewell gift from Finca de Vida, I decided to re-create something similar with a special ingredient… Kelp! This is one of my favorite foods on the planet. Why? Because Kelp provides an abundant supply of vitamins and Read More →

{Raw, Vegan} Banana Split (!)

Hi guys! I sit here enthused and absolutely glowing with elation. Why? Well for one, I finally received my new camera (after my DSLR Nikon broke), and am so happy to be taking glamorous photos once again for this blog. I mean, you can’t have a food blog without some scrumptious pictures Read More →