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No-Bake Berry Pie (Sugar-free, gluten-free & vegan. But don’t tell!)

This pie is perfect for the 4th of July. In fact, when berries are in season it’s perfect for weekdays, weekends, holidays, breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert. I’m not kidding. This pie is free of gluten, processed sugars and it’s vegan so you can have it anytime. This pie is actually raw but I don’t tell […]

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The Best Damn Vegan Caesar Salad Ever

Can you tell I love this salad? Seriously though, Todd and I eat this salad every week. The dressing is sublime and the salad has everything to make it a complete meal. It’s one of the few salads that can easily be a stand alone meal for Todd, even when he is training a few […]

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Super Easy Thai Peanut Sauce

I absolutely love Thai peanut sauce.  But most recipes load up on sugar and require that you actually cook the sauce.  Who has the time?!  I came up with this soy & gluten free peanut sauce when I needed a good dip for spring rolls but I use it on stir fry too.  This is […]

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Pumpkin Pie (gluten-free & date-sweetened)

This is a recipe I am really excited about.  Todd and I LOVE our pumpkin pie and last season I began experimenting with date sweetened versions.  They always tasted great but never came out quite right; they never really got firm.  This year, I decided to start with the pumpkin pie recipe in The Joy […]

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Gluten-Free Vegan Ruben Sandwich

Maybe it’s my German roots but my favorite sandwich of all time has always been a Ruben. I always got my fill of vegan rubens from Follow Your Heart Cafe in Canoga Park (one of the best rubens by far!). But once I realized gluten was affecting me in a very bad way, I had […]

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Gluten Free AND Sugar Free Vegan Banana Bread Muffins!

I know it sounds too good to be… well… GOOD! But trust me. These banana bread muffins aim to please. I LOVE banana bread so I was determined not to let my gluten allergy or my decision to give up processed sugars keep me from my muffins. I’ve been working in the kitchen for months […]

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Escarole & Peach Salad

I made this salad one day after getting escarole and peaches in my CSA California produce box. I thought I was a genius for creating this salad! I decided to Google escarole salads to see what was out there. Turns out adding peaches is a pretty popular way to eat escarole. One part bitter plus […]

Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seed pudding is one of the staples in my house.  Todd and I love it and it takes just a few minutes to whip it up plus about 20 minutes or so of sitting in the fridge to get all, well, pudding like.  If the word “Chia” does nothing but make you think of […]

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DIY Kitchen: Pico de Gallo

Welcome to my first installment of the DIY Kitchen. Making your food from scratch is not only healthier but it’s usually much more eco friendly. I started making my own salsa to avoid buying those plastic tubs of it at the store. I know you can get salsa in a glass jar but I like […]

Summer Love: Strawberry and Beed Salad

Summer Love Salad

This week in my CSA California produce box I was seeing red.  I have a lush head of red leaf lettuce, some of the sweetest strawberries I’ve ever had and definitely the biggest beets I’ve ever seen.  All this gorgeous local organic red-hued produce had me filled with summer love… and a craving for an […]