I’ve been pretty obsessed with berry compote for a while. First of all, berries are exceptionally nutritious… not to mention super tasty. Secondly, compote is extremely versatile (meaning a million different variations/uses) and last but not least, it is a breeze to make. I primarily use compote as a topping for pancakes or chia pudding. …

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I tell everyone that they haven’t really tried almond milk until they make it themselves. The differences between store bought almond milks and the homemade kind pretty much speak for themselves. First of all, the textures are completely different. Think of it this way, store bought almond milk is to skim milk as homemade almond …

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Happy Cinco De Mayo! I’ll have to admit, I don’t have a huge connection to this holiday, but I will never turn down an excuse to eat guacamole. I eat guac so frequently that I often buy it pre-made guac from my local Whole Foods to save on time but when I have an excess of …

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I have a pretty big crush on Nutiva’s Coconut Manna at the moment. I know I’m late to the party, but this stuff is amazing. I recently bought and froze a bunch of organic strawberries that were on sale and I was craving a rich, coconut berry smoothie. The Coconut Manna is such a great …

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Cashew Cream


About 3 months ago, I stopped eating dairy. But, even before I did, I frequently made this cashew cream as a substitute for whipped cream. In fact, I don’t really even like calling it a whipped cream substitute because it’s so unique and often better than whipped cream as a topping on certain things. Mostly, …

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Super Simple Green Smoothie


Green smoothies are one of my go-to breakfast items. They are so versatile and pack a punch of nutrients. Keep in mind that to properly blend dense leafy greens like kale, you need a high-powered blender to avoid drinking little pieces of kale. (Gross!). I highly, highly recommend the Vitamix S30. It’s cheaper than their classic …

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Zucchini Pasta With Pesto, Tomatoes And Avocado


It’s been a while since I’ve had cooked zucchini noodles or “zoodles”. Recently, I’ve mostly been eating them raw. However, it’s been pretty cold and gloomy here for the past month or so… (San Diego is normally pretty chilly and cloudy during May/June), so I’ve been craving hot, comforting dishes like these zucchini noodles with …

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Oven Roasted Broccoli


Broccoli definitely ranks in my top 5 favorite vegetables. It can be prepared in so many different ways, it absorbs flavor really well and for those of us who are grain-free, it’s a great replacement for anything that’s normally used to “sop” – pasta, rice, bread etc. When I’m not using broccoli to sop up delicious sauces, …

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