Recipes

All of the recipes listed are gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free, and many are vegan, too! I hope you enjoy!

Dressings, Spreads, & Toppings

Coconut Whipped Cream

Coconut Whipped Cream

Coconut Almond Butter
Creamy Raw Macadamia Salad Dressing
Caramel Almond Butter
Mango Tomatillo Salsa
Almond-Macadamia-Flax Butter
Spinach Pesto
Sweet Avocado Cream
Cranberry Persimmon Sauce
Caramel Sauce/Dip
Maple Almond-Macadamia Nut Butter
Healthy Nutella (dairy-free, sugar-free)
Baba Ganoush
Pumpkin Butter
Caramel Frosting
Orange Sesame Vinaigrette
Sun-Dried Tomato Marinara
Parmesan “Cheese”
Poppy Seed Dressing
Sweet Soy Salad Dressing
No-oil Jalapeño Avocado Salad Dressing
Healthy Cookie Dough Spread
Smoky Spanish Vinaigrette
Vegan Pesto
Chocolate Sauce/Topping
Homemade Almond Butter
Coconut Whipped Cream
Strawberry Vinaigrette
Lime and Mint Dressing

 

Soups & Salads

Rae Corn Chowder

Raw Corn Chowder

Arugula, Lentil, and Sweet Potato Salad
Purple Potato Quinoa Salad (or Rainbow Salad)
Vegan Sweet Potato Bisque
Roasted Cinnamon Apple and Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad
Peppered Arugula and Asparagus Salad
Quinoa, Beet, and Blood Orange Salad
Quinoa Pesto Veggie Salad
Asparagus and Mandarin Spring Salad
Simple Celery Root Soup
Red Lentil Stew (Masoor Dal)
Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing
Roasted Beet and Sweet Potato Salad with an Orange Ginger Dressing
White Bean and Tomatillo Chili
Vegetarian Lentil Soup
Kale & Black-Eyed Pea Stew
Citrus Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
Thai Rice Noodle and Veggie Soup
Winter Quinoa Salad
Apple-Rutabaga Soup 
Roasted Beet, Apple, Fennel, and Walnut Salad
Smoky Massaged Kale Salad
Quinoa Minestrone
Acorn Squash Soup topped with Roasted Seeds
Asian-style Orange and Arugula Salad
Chilled Mango Soup with Strawberries
Fruit and Greens Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
Raw Corn Chowder
Oriental Salad with Sweet Soy Dressing
Almond and Grape Salad with a Smoky Spanish Vinaigrette
Pickled Onion and Berry Salad
Corn and Green Bean Salad
Swiss Chard and Avocado Salad
Pomegranate and Walnut Spinach Salad
Quinoa, Arugula, and Pear Salad
Cabbage and Avocado Slaw
Swiss Chard and Jicama Salad with a Creamy Sweet and Spicy Lime Dressing
Sweet and Spicy Carrot Bisque
Strawberry and Walnut Spring Salad

 

Snacks & Sides

Sweet & Salty Trail Mix

Sweet & Salty Trail Mix

Raw Gingerbread Bites
Baked Butternut Squash Chips
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Dressing
Tropical Trail Mix
Chocolate Nutella Banana Bread
Banana Bread
Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins
Quinoa, Fruit, and Nut Protein Bars
Raw Lemon Pistachio Bites
Sweet Potato and Orange Puree 
Chocolate Caramel Popcorn
Winter Granola
Cranberry Persimmon Sauce
Maple Rosemary Biscuits
Spiced Almond Cranberry Bars with Vanilla Icing
Healthy Raw Oat Bars (with or without Homemade Nutella Frosting)
Macadamia Nut Pate
Pumpkin Muffins
Polenta Cakes with Tomato and Garlic Kale
Caramel Apple Chia Pudding
Tropical Chia Pudding
Sweet & Salty Trail Mix
Lemon Almond Muffins
“Breaded” and Baked Okra
Baked Sweet Potato Chips
Buckwheat Raisin Granola
Power Almond Truffles
Spicy Spanish Kale Chips
Garlic “Cheese” Grits
Vegan Cauliflower Mash
Strawberry Fruit Leather
Easy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

 

Beverages, Puddings, & Breakfasts

Watermelon Banana Smoothie

Watermelon Banana Smoothie

Papaya & Strawberry Smoothie
Broiled Oatmeal Grapefruit Bowls
Persimmon Smoothie
Vegan & Gluten-free Cinnamon Rolls 
Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
Chocolate Cherry (Black Forest) Smoothie
Chocolate Nutella Banana Bread
Bircher Muesli
Vanilla Fig Smoothie 
Banana Bread
Sweet Potato Pancakes
Cantaloupe Carrot Smoothie
Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins
Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Blackberry Super Smoothie
Raw Buckwheat Cereal
Fruit Pizza with a Maple Quinoa Crust
Orange Cardamom Chia Parfait
Piña Colada Smoothie
Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup
Dreamsicle Superfood Smoothie
Sparkling Cherry Apple Juice with a Boost
Chocolate Pancakes with Raspberry Cream Sauce
Simple Quinoa Porridge
Mexican Hot Chocolate
Banana Bread Oat Pancakes
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
Vegan Vanilla Buckwheat Breakfast Shake
Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream
Mean Green Smoothie
Pumpkin Muffins
Chocolate Acai Chia Pudding
Caramel Apple Chia Pudding
Cinnamon Plum Crumble
Tropical Chia Pudding
Peaches ‘n Cream Smoothie
Chocolate Berry Beauty-Boosting Smoothie
Cantaloupe Agua Fresca (Agua de Melon)
Berries and “Cream” Parfait
Antioxidant Smoothie
Watermelon Banana Smoothie
Red Velvet Pancakes, Vegan and Gluten Free

 

Lunch & Dinner Dishes

Quinoa & Adzuki Bean Tacos

Quinoa & Adzuki Bean Tacos

Mediterranean Hummus Pizza
Butternut Squash Tostadas
Purple Potato Quinoa Salad (or Rainbow Salad)
Roasted Cinnamon Apple and Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad
Southwestern Sweet Potato Wraps
Quinoa Tortillas
Lentil and Quinoa Stuffed Squash
Fig and Arugula Pizza Pie with a Cornbread Quinoa Crust
Roasted Corn and Pesto Quinoa Pizza
Pad Cashew Nut
Mexican Ensalada Pizzas
Quinoa Pesto Veggie Salad
Bite-Sized Sweet Potato Pizzas
Quinoa Zucchini Fritters
Easy Quinoa Sushi
Roasted Kabocha Squash with Quinoa, Pico de Gallo, and Avocado
Asian Veggie Noodles (grain-free)
Red Lentil Stew (Masoor Dal)
Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Quinoa and Roasted Butternut Squash Bowls
Millet with Roasted Golden Beets and Greens
Butternut Squash Cornbread
Pumpkin Pasta with Hazelnuts
Pumpkin Cranberry Quinoa Casserole
Thai Rice Noodle and Veggie Bowls
Winter Quinoa Salad
Roasted Acorn Squash Bowls with Quinoa and Pecan Filling
Raw Portobello Mushrooms Stuffed with Macadamia Nut Pate
Polenta Cakes topped with Tomato and Garlic Kale
Spaghetti Squash (with Homemade Marinara or Lemon-Basil dressing)
Quinoa Sushi Wraps
Broccoli Quinoa Stir Fry
Quinoa Tabbouleh
Thai Lettuce Wraps
Quinoa Flatbread
Pasta-less Primavera
Raw Pesto Filled Portobello Mushroom
Wild Rice Almond Raisin Salad
Spaghetti with Kale and Tomatoes
Raw Tacos
Millet Salad with Roasted Tomatoes and Basil
Quinoa and Adzuki Bean Tacos
Sautéed Tempeh Spring Rolls
Veggie Mushroom Burgers
Breaded and Baked Eggplant
Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Spaghetti
Spanish Cauliflower “Rice”
Herbed Rice and Summer Squash Salad
Veggie Spring Rolls with Almond Dipping Sauce
Black Quinoa and Sweet Potato Salad
Summer Squash and Pesto Pasta
Quinoa Pizza Crust and Vegan Pizza
Pad Thai
Avocado Nori Wraps
Wild Rice Stir-Fry served in Cabbage Bowls
Vegan Nachos
Kelp Noodles with Almond Soy Sauce
Kitchen Sink Quinoa

 

Desserts & Sweets

Individual Chocolate Cake with Caramel Frosting

Individual Chocolate Cake with Caramel Frosting

Individual No-Bake Peppermint Pie
Peppermint Pattie Cups
Carrot Cake Cupcakes
No-Bake Nutella Pies
Protein-Packed Chocolate Chip Blondies
Raw Brownie Bites
Raw Gingerbread Bites
Cinnamon Rolls
Pumpkin Mousse Pie Cups
Chocolate Quinoa Crepes
Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
Sweet Potato Brownies
Raw Triple Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecakes 
Salted Caramel and Pecan Ice Cream
Chocolate Cherry (Black Forest) Smoothie
Chocolate Nutella Banana Bread
Dairy-Free Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Banana Bread
Raw Raspberry Streusel Bars
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Raw Vanilla Cheesecake with a Rhubarb & Blood Orange Compote
Raw Lemon Coconut Bars
Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Single-Serving Raw Carrot Cakes
Fruit Pizza with a Maple Quinoa Crust
Chocolate Caramel-filled Cupcakes
Raw Lemon Pistachio Bites
Chocolate Caramel Popcorn
Almond Shortbread Cookie Cups with Cherry Almond Ice Cream
Chocolate Pancakes with Raspberry Cream Sauce *I know pancakes are usually for breakfast, but these make a wonderful dessert, too!
Mint Chocolate Chip Trifle
Mexican Hot Chocolate
White Chocolate Cookies with Cranberries and Macadamia Nuts
Raw Chocolate & Caramel Pies
Bite-size Chocolate Turtle Candy Bars
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
Spiced Almond Cranberry Bars with Vanilla Icing
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
Personal Pumpkin Pies
Vegan Vanilla Shake
Pumpkin White Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream
Raw Pumpkin-shaped Cookies with Natural Orange Icing
Chocolate Acai Chia Pudding
Homemade Chocolate Bars with Almonds (Raw and Sugar-Free)
Caramel Apple Chia Pudding
Cinnamon Plum Crumble
Individual Chocolate Cake with Caramel Frosting
Tropical Chia Pudding
Peaches ‘n Cream Smoothie
Easy Oat Cookies
Chocolate Berry Beauty-Boosting Smoothie
Raw Coconut Cream Pie
Lemon Almond Cupcakes
Strawberry, Banana, and Blueberry Popsicles
Berries and “Cream” Parfait
Sugar-Free Cookie Dough
Vegan Chocolate Pudding
Raw Oreo Cookies
All-Natural Chocolatey Fudgesicles
Banana Coconut Cream Pie
Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Bars
Mini Raw Key Lime Pies
Almond Butter “Ice Cream” with Chocolate Shell
Loquat Tartlet
Pie Crust
Surprise Sundae
Chocolate-Covered Almond Butter Easter Eggs
Banana Acai Frozen Yogurt
Raw Chocolate Walnut Truffles
Mini Raw Cocoa-licious Pies

How-To…

Roast a Pumpkin in 10 Easy Steps
Soak Nuts, Seeds, Grains, and Beans

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  3. I am a former kindergarten teacher, empty nester, vegan, teacher of gardening, healthy eating and lifestyle, and am a huge lover of delicious, clean, healthy, grow your own, nutritious and healing foods. But……I am not a kitchen buff!
    I just stumbled upon your site from Lipmans link. I am considering doing a “Julie and Julia” style self-challenge with your recipes! Absolutely nothing would make me happier right now in my life than to carve out time every day of the next 365, and make a new recipe each day. (I can probably speak for my hubby and say nothing would make him happier! Lol)
    Not sure how to work it into my schedule or how to create a weekly/daily routine that would allow me to do this.
    Just considering tho’. Because of course if I say I’m gonna do it, then I must try with all my might to follow thru on a decision that I made. (Imagine that!! Unheard of! Lol)
    So anyway……thank you for this blog, your passion for healthy food, and your open heart to share. I’ll keep you posted on my decision! :)

    • We have so much in common! Please do keep me posted–I would love to know how your journey goes. That sounds like such a wonderful idea! Alas, it can definitely be time consuming to eat healthy and make your own meals, but I also think it pays off in the long run. I didn’t begin cooking and preparing meals until 4 or 5 years ago and I’ve grown to absolutely love it!
      Take care and good luck to you!

  4. Thank you for all of your delicious recipes. I have tried many and they always turn out to be PERFECTION. I love sharing them with friends and family but always give credit to you. Thank you :)

  5. I’m so happy I stumbled upon your blog. I use 2-3 of your recipes each week and am never disappointed. Your recipes have made eating plant based so much easier and tastier. Thank you!

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