Cashew Date Chocolate Mousse

This mousse is creamy, rich, and decadent. It is also free of dairy, eggs, and sugar.  Sweetened with dates, flavored with cocoa powder and real vanilla extract, this dessert is fit for a special occasion or a weeknight indulgence. For someone on a restricted diet, this dessert can be a welcome break from their regular…

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Dairy Free Cheese

This “cheese” is almost better than the real thing. It is delicious spread on crackers or rolled up in sliced ham for a quick a lunch. This spread is created from cashews that have been soaked in water overnight to make them soft. Whirred in the Vitamix or blender to create a puree with some…

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Trail Mix Cookies

These cookies are sweetened with banana, stevia, and dried fruit. Loaded with nuts and seeds, these cookies are satisfying and filling helping you feel energized through the entire day. A healthy food for when on the trail, for a quick breakfast, satisfying snack or to support additional calorie needs during breast feeding and pregnancy. Yields…

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Naturally Fermented Vegetables

This recipe uses cabbage, fennel, celery, and green apple, but but other vegetable varieties can be substituted as long as the water and sea salt in the recipe is kept constant. Try cabbage, scallion, and carrot with grated garlic for a flavorful combination. Ingredients: 1 tsp sea salt water 1/2 head green cabbage 1 celery…

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Leek-Zucchini Soup

Yields: 4-6 servings Cook Time: about 1 hour This soup is warming, bright, and fresh, a perfect meal for the late stages of winter as we welcome the early signs of spring. Oh spring, I look forward to your longer days, brighter light, and warmer winds, but until then, please enjoy this healthy and nourishing…

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Annoying, Persistent Symptoms? Could It Be Food Sensitivities?

There are two main types of allergies.  IgE allergies are immediate on-set allergies that involve immunoglobulin-E antibodies that release histamine and cause a dramatic reaction like face and throat swelling requiring immediate administration of an EpiPen (epinephrine injection). Most people with this kind of a reaction develop it early on during childhood. The more common…

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Grain Free Apple Cinnamon Granola

3 medium organic apples, diced into 1/2 inch pieces 1 c. coconut flakes 1/2 c. cashew pieces 1/4 c. chia seeds 2 T. flax seeds 1/4 c. coconut oil 1 T. honey 1 T. cinnamon 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 tsp. sea salt This granola gets crunchy as the apples dehydrate and then cool.  It…

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Red Skinned Potato Salad

This potato salad is dairy free and egg free, but full of flavor lent from garlic, shallots, and a hint of lemon.  Makes a great summer side dish to pretty much anything.  🙂 about 16 red potatoes cooked in salted, boiling water until tender 1/4 c. minced shallot 5 garlic cloves, grated 1/2 c. chopped…

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Basil-Pear Smoothie

1/2 of a pear 2 celery stalks 1/2 of a cucumber, seeded and most of the tough skin removed 1 c. coconut water basil, about 10 leaves 2 T. flax seed Cut fruit and vegetables into big chunks so that the blender or Vitamix has an easier time.  Put everything into Vitamix, start on low…

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Cucumber, Watermelon, and Mint Salad

1 mini cucumber, cut into half moons 1/2 c. of watermelon, cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1 spring fresh mint, leaves removed, minced 1/8 tsp. jalapeno, minced (less or more depending on your heat tolerance) 1/2 tsp. sherry vinegar drizzle of extra virgin olive oil sea salt to taste Combine everything and stir gently to…

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