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Val’s Vegan Treats: Chocolate Coconut Almond Bars

Chocolate Coconut Almond Bars Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups pitted dates, tightly packed. Soak in warm water if they are hard. You want nice, squishy dates! (drain before using, save the water) 1 cup raw almonds 1/2 -3/4 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut 1/4 cup raw cacao 1 tsp pure vanilla tiny pinch of sea salt..less than 1/8 tsp and can be …

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Tracie’s Green Goddess

The Green Goddess 1 cup spinach 1 stalk celery 1 small handful parsley ½ nopale pad (cactus) ½ piece of ginger Add 1-2 cups water, 5-6 ice cubes and blend in a blender until smooth. Enjoy!  

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Date with a Bee

Date with a Bee: 2 Medjool Dates sliced in half and pit removed 1-2 tbsp. almond butter 1 tbsp. bee pollen 1 tbsp. chia seeds Sprinkle of pure sea salt Fill date with nut butter and top with bee pollen, chia seeds and salt.

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Brain Booster Burrito

It has been proven that there are 10 essential nutrients needed for the brain to, not only function, but to help reverse diseases like MS, Parkinson’s and even Alzheimer’s. These nutrients are: B6 B9  (Folate or Folic Acid) B12 Iodine Sulfur Magnesium Antioxidants CoQ10 Omega-3 Vitamin D These 10 nutrients are key in assisting neural pathways and keeping the central …

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A Rooster I Can Live With

Alright, y’all, confession time…I have been harboring an addiction for too many years to count. It is something that has haunted my dreams and caused me to drool uncontrollably at times. I’ve even been known to audibly squeal just at the site of it. “My name is Katie and I’m a Sriracha addict…” Over the past several years I have …

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Spinach Grapefruit Salad with Citrus-Sesame Dressing

Spinach Grapefruit Salad with Citrus-Sesame Dressing 4 cups spinach 1 large ruby red grapefruit ¼ cup fresh chives 1 diced and seeded jalapeño 1 small bunch arugula shoots Dressing:   2 tbsp. coconut/olive or hemp oil Juice from ½ lime 1 tsp. wheat-free tamari 1 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds 1 tsp. local raw honey (optional)   Using a sharp knife, …

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Coco-Berry Pops

These delicious and decadent little pops are perfect for Summer. With fresh organic berries available, these are the perfect way to satisfy that cool, creamy, sweet craving.   Coco-Berry Pops Ingredients: 1 cup expeller-pressed (refined) coconut oil 1 cup fresh berries, such as raspberries, blueberries, pomegranates, cherries and strawberries 10-14 drops SweetLeaf “French Vanilla” flavored stevia (to taste) Gently melt coconut oil on …

Katie’s Kale Chips

Ingredients 1 head kale, washed and thoroughly dried 2 tablespoons olive oil Sea salt, for sprinkling (optional sprinkles: red chili flakes, Capitol Hill Seasoning, or my favorite Chinese Five Spice) Directions Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F. Remove the ribs from the kale and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Lay on a baking sheet and toss with the olive …

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Pesto Cabbage Cups

This recipe is so versatile, incredibly flavorful, and super nutritious!  It is not only vegan, but also completely grain free. It is high in phyto-nutrients and antioxidants, and full of powerful herbs and spices which provide highly effective anti-inflammatory agents. This makes for a real show-stopper presentation-wise as well, perfect for dinner parties or even potlucks. The best part…it takes under 20 minutes to make! …

Miso Hungry Soup

This is a ridiculously easy soup that is super nutritious and can be made in minutes! There are tons of variations and you can use whatever vegetables you have on-hand and even sub out the noodles for cooked brown rice. Ingredients 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil 1 tablespoon ginger-root, peeled and minced 4 cloves garlic, minced 12 cups water 1/2 tablespoon wakame or other seaweed …