• Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup
    AIP,  Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Paleo,  Soup,  Vegan,  Vegetarian,  Whole 30

    Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup (GF/DF/V/Paleo/AIP)

    Anyone else a sweet and spicy fan? It’s one of my favorite flavor combinations. This delicious sweet potato soup is naturally sweet from the sweet potatoes, spicy from the chipotle chilies, creamy from the coconut milk and 100% comforting any time of year! Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes Sweet potatoes are not only delicious, they are known for several health benefits including: High in free radical fighting antioxidants Supports gut health Cancer fighting Supports healthy vision Improves brain function Supports the immune system Sweet potatoes are loaded in nutrients, vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. One cup of mashed sweet potatoes has seven times your daily requirement of beta carotene. They are also high…

  • superfood bars
    Good Mood Food,  Paleo Sweets,  Treats,  Vegan

    Vegan Superhero Fruit and Nut Bars (GF/DF/V/Paleo)

    I originally intended to call these “superfood bars” but my kids kept calling them superhero bars and eventually the name just stuck. These delicious fruit and nut bars are super simple to make, chock full of healthy ingredients, and taste delicious. In fact, I have made them three times in the last month! Vegan Superfoods Now let’s talk about what’s in these bad boys. First we have lots of nuts and seeds including walnuts, chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds and sunflower seeds. Did you know, a study found that eating fruit and nut bars are NOT FATTENING despite the increased calories? That’s right. They will NOT make you gain weight. Maybe it’s…

  • Vegan Thai Peanut Slaw
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Lunch,  Paleo,  Salad,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Vegan Thai Peanut Slaw

    There’s nothing better than a delicious peanut butter sauce, am I right? Seriously though this Vegan Thai Peanut Slaw has a creamy richness with a hint of sweetness and a light crunch. It’s the perfect summer salad! I made this one day on a whim, using some simple ingredients I had on hand and it has become a family favorite! Loaded with superfoods like: Cabbage Carrots Bell peppers Scallions Garlic Ginger Almonds Cilantro Olive oil It’s really hard to mess this one up. I just love peanut butter so much that my sauce has quite a bit of it in there. Did you know that there was a study that showed women who…

  • healthy vegan ice cream
    Good Mood Food,  Ice Cream,  Treats,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Homemade Plant Based Ice Cream: Wild Blueberry & Acai (GF/DF/V/Paleo)

    I just got a simple ice cream churner and let me tell you it’s life. changing. I’m seriously obsessed. No more sugar and additive laden ice cream. It’s so easy to make it yourself! This version has a coconut milk base. Plant based ice cream is where it’s at! If you want to check out my other delicious vegan ice cream recipe using a cashew milk base click here. It’s a favorite, but this recipe was my kid’s first choice as it has a creamy tropical feel. Ingredients Here’s what you’ll need (only 6 ingredients!): Wild frozen blueberries Honey, agave or maple syrup 1 can full fat coconut milk 1 can coconut cream…

  • cherry cashew ice cream
    Good Mood Food,  Ice Cream,  Paleo Sweets,  Treats,  Vegan

    Easy Homemade Vegan Ice Cream: Cherry Cashew (GF/DF/V/Paleo)

    It’s getting hot here in Arizona and what better way to cool off than with a big bowl of this Easy Homemade Vegan Ice Cream? I love ice cream. In fact, it’s one of my favorite desserts. Unfortunately the milk and cream in it leave me feeling bloated and not-so-great. And the dairy free options at the grocery store are expensive and loaded in added sugars and additives. That’s why I decided to create my own. First, I bought a super simple inexpensive ice cream churner. I got the small Cuisinart one on Amazon. My favorite non dairy ice cream has a cashew milk base so I decided to make my own using…