Vegan

MintGreens

Chocolate & Greens Smoothie + Cookbook Giveaway!

Hey, Bloom for Life fam! I realize it’s been a long time since you received inspiration in the form of an article or a delectable recipe, and that’s all about to change. Sometimes in life you just need a break, you know? Bloom for Life happenings have been placed on the back burner as I re-i Read More →
Credi

How To Make Flax Crackers And Save TONS Of Money!

Hey, you!  Are you the type of person who, upon entering the health food store, heads straight to the ‘raw food’ section and proceed to ‘hmmm’ and ‘haaaaw’ over all of the selections? Good. Me, too.  But here’s the thing. While it’s fun to splurge on companies’ unprocessed Read More →
Pasta3

Pasta Marinara w/ Zucchini Noodles & Nut ‘Feta’ {Live Food, Vegan}

Hey, beautiful! My oh my. First of all, yes, it’s been a while since I posted a recipe. Second, this is an entree I’ve been enthusiastic about sharing for a long time. Considering it’s 4 AM where I’m at, it’s raining, and I can’t sleep, apparently it’s the perfect time to post it. Read More →
ChocolateIceCream

How To Make (Healthy, Vegan) Chocolate Ice Cream In 5 Minutes

Hey there! It's official! Spring is in the air, the weather is glorious, and soon, hot weather will be upon us. I don't know about you folks, but I intend to chill down this summer in a super delicious way. No, I'm not talking about heading to the lake and reading in the sun (though that will Read More →
indiaplatter4

Indian Platter: Creamy Coconut Soup w/ Tandoori Nut Balls {Raw, Vegan, Paleo, Low-Glycemic}

Good day to you, lovely! Spring is officially in the air! What are your doing to celebrate? I, personally, am taking the time to ‘go within’ and reflect on a lot of the lessons gifted over the last year(s), as well as what to do next! That contemplative next step includes learning how to mak Read More →
AfricanPeanutStew2

African Peanut & Sweet Potato Soup {Cooked, Vegan}

Hey, everyone! Long time, no blogging… I know. But, I feel my absence is justified. Did you know that I finally returned to the U.S. after another six-month stint abroad? I was blessed to be able to leave in November 2015 and venture to Bali and Thailand for three months, then head to Africa Read More →
CinnamonOatmeal

Cinnamon-Fruit Oatmeal {Vegan, Low-Glycemic}

Hey, lovely! Blessings to you and your family. I have just one week left in Africa, and I'm using my remaining time to put together an AMAZING Bloom for Life Cookbook (with 80+ recipes and a 2-week menu plan), as well as teach students nutrition and whole food cooking at the Organics4Orphans sch Read More →
BeanDip

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 →
Curry6

Nourishing Potato Curry w/ Kale [Vegan, GF, DF]

Hey there! So, back in the States, it is cold.  In Africa, notsomuch.  Days here range from mid 70’s (F) to mid 80’s (F). And when the sun isn’t beating down, there is refreshing rain to dampen the dust. But, as Kenya is heavily influenced by Indian culture, it only makes Read More →
SavoryGreen4

Spicy & Savory {Low-Glycemic} Green Smoothie

Hey, friends! So… I love fruit. I am all about that fruit. And, surprisingly, being in Africa, there is an amazing abundance of it (which I did not expect... though I am 100 miles away from the equator). But, as I mention when teaching about flavor balancing and Chinese medicine, there needs t Read More →
CinnaBuns2

Easy Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

Hey. So. You’re about to be super pleased with these 7-ingredient cinnamon rolls. While in Africa (yes, I am in Africa - Kenya, to be exact), I was gifted the inspiration to make cinnamon rolls with the limited ingredients on hand. The flour isn’t gluten free or organic. I had to use regu Read More →
tomatoparsleyquiche4

Tomato & Parsley Quiche {Live Food, Vegan, Low-Glycemic}

Wow - vegan and ketogenic? Yeah, totally doable. In fact, I’m FINALLY finishing a live food ketogenic recipe book with tons of recipes to allow you to do just his. Why?  Well, after spending time as a chef and nutritional counselor at several holistic healing centers where a simple, plant-ba Read More →