Vegan White Bean, Kale & Swiss Chard Soup

Technically, spring is here, but the weather still feels like winter. Last March Seattle had 80-degree days and the cherry blossoms were done by this time. Somehow spring has found its balance. Cool weather, grey skies and wet roads – Seattle’s traditional spring climate is back. Click here to get the recipe at

Vegan Lemon Cake Topped with Coconut Cream Frosting

This week I am celebrating Easter via the energies of nature. I present to you this dairy-free lemon cake with coconut cream frosting. It’s light. It’s airy. It’s sweet. It’s the sweet part of life that we should enjoy without diving into a comatose state. Enjoy & Happy Easter to those who celebrate it. Click […]

Cold Vegetable Sesame Soba Noodle Salad

The daffodils are in bloom and the color of yellow is found throughout the season. From the sun’s rays to the distinct color of yellow, my soul has evolved from winter hibernation into the realms of rebirth. If you’ve followed me, you know I believe in the power of nature. Living in Germany ignited my […]

Crunchy Protein-Packed Kale-Swisschard Salad Topped with a Lemon Vinaigrette

Kale is a cruciferous vegetable, and it is recommended that we eat at least 3/4 cup of these daily. One cup of uncooked kale provides 2 grams of protein, 2 grams of fiber and 7 grams of carbohydrates. Plus, raw kale has some cholesterol-lowering abilities (not as much as cooked kale) but raw vegetables in […]

Raw Collard Greens Rainbow Wrap + Cashew Ranch Dressing

The sun, considered our fuel source, contains all the colors of the prism and emits white light generated from heat. When you look into a prism, you’ll notice all the different colors of the rainbow. White light contains all of the wavelengths, which is no surprise as why the color white is important in various […]

How to Make Cashew Ranch Dressing

Ranch. What do I think of ranch? I have this quirk about me. I really dislike savory white creamy things. Growing up, I despised anything and everything creamy and white – mayo, cottage cheese, dressing, cream cheese, sour cream – basically anything dairy (unless it was ice cream or whipped cream). Click  here to get the […]

My Vegan German-Inspired Clear Vegetable Soup (“Alles Klar” Gemüsesuppe) Recipe

My Vegan German-Inspired Clear Vegetable Soup (“Alles Klar” Gemüsesuppe) Recipe 1/27/2016 0 Comments One my favorite soups in Germany is the Gemüsesuppe. Die suppe ist enfach und lecker. Or in English, the soup is simple/easy and delicious. Using the term “Alles klar” probably drives German bonkers, but its my own funny way of describing the soup. This […]

Sugar-Free Cranberry Apfel Schorle for Two (Cranberry Apple Spritzer)

Sugar-Free Cranberry Apfel Schorle for Two (Cranberry Apple Spritzer) Love is in the air – can you feel it? Well, if your anything like me you know that love is not dictated by the givings of a Hallmark card, but it is fun to think and create special treats based on a holiday. Whether […]

Vegan & Gluten Free Chocolate Raspberry Love Bites

Vegan & Gluten Free Chocolate Raspberry Love Bites 2/9/2016 0 Comments Chocolate and raspberries have been on my mind a lot lately. In fact, I’ve been thinking about it so much that I had to experiment with a new kind of energy bite. Traditional bites I’ve created use dates as the primary “bonding” and […]

Vegan Chocolate Brownie Bites with Raspberry-Coconut Whip Chocolate and raspberry go together like peas and carrots. From a culinary perspective, when I think of Valentine’s Day I envision chocolate and raspberries. It just works together and it’s the “shoe that fits” when fusing health and sweets together. One recipe I’ve always wanted to create are fruit-based frostings. Many traditional frostings use […]