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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
YUMMERS.

How To Make Super Delicious {Raw, Vegan} Dehydrated ‘Chick-N’

Okay, faux what? While I dislike rebranding hearty plant-based alternatives as a ‘mock’ variety of a dead animal, it’s what catches peoples’ attention. So, like it or not, this recipe is for faux chick-n that tastes so good, I’ve actually had people (vegetarian or vegan, as expected) fr Read More →
Chai3

Authentic Indian Chai Tea w/ Coconut Milk [Vegan]

Hey, beautiful friends! As I write to you, sitting in 80+ degree (F) Bali, I’m reminded that back home, the United States is in a frenzy as people finish off their last-minute Christmas shopping and prepare for feasts with friends and family members. This year - like last year when I was at an Read More →
GreenSmoothie

Morning Glory (Asian) Smoothie

Hey, beautiful! I hope you are well! It is an eventful and interesting time on this planet, and I know many of us are a bit confused and tired as worldviews are being shaken up. All I can say at this time is to have faith and really make the effort to care for yourself. When your body is nourish Read More →
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Anti-Parasitic And Anti-Inflammatory Tropical Green Smoothie

Hey, beautiful! Wow - I know it’s cold in Europe and Northern America, but the 90+ temperatures in the tropics are causing me to reach for uncooked, expansive-type foods (like fruits and raw salads) to keep cool. With papaya and dragon fruit on the mind, I’ve been going to the local Balinese Read More →
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Bloom for Life Green Juice (Staple)

Hellllooooo, beautiful! Wow, it is such a blessing to be sharing with you this incredibly delicious and nourishing green juice recipe - an elixir that will no doubt become a staple in your life! In case you don’t know, I am presently traveling/living in Bali, and holistic healing / mindful liv Read More →