raw chocolate almond truffles

Chocolate is one of the foods I can’t live without. Can you relate?? Because I don’t believe in deprivation, I have found ways to incorporate chocolate in healthful ways and these raw truffles are my latest discovery, thanks to The Sprouted Kitchen.

sally’s autumn healing soup

This soup is always a treat when the weather begins to cool down from a steamy summer. It offers immunity-boosting properties and nourishes the body with fiber and protein. The aduki beans are one of the easiest beans to digest. Adding in the kombu also aids in the digestion of the beans.

sally’s vegan lasagna

I have always loved lasagna. And through the years i have experimented with various vegetarian options. Now that my daughter is vegan (for the month of January), I came up with a lasagna that is so incredibly easy and tasty and she loves it (as does my husband!).

grated beet and seaweed salad

I recently bought some medium-sized red beets from the farmer’s market and was ready to try preparing them. I admit I haven’t cooked beets often and I was feeling a bit intimidated, but i found a recipe that sounded worth trying

stuffed acorn squash

I love the colors of Fall and especially all of the scrumptious squash that’s now in season. This evening I stuffed acorn squash with quinoa, collards, shiitakes, tomatoes, onions and garlic and it was heavenly.

delicata squash: a sweet treat for fall

Also called Sweet Potato Squash or Bohemian Squash, I was turned on to this variety of squash a couple of years ago.

black quinoa with tempeh and veggies

A quick, easy and nutrient rich meal.

southwest quinoa salad

(Adapted from a recipe by my dear friend, Diane Hoch, of The Food Evolution)

teff peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

Every time i make these cookies, they fly out of the cookie jar. Teff flour is gluten free and loaded with fiber and minerals – I highly recommend it to those with gluten intolerance and those who just enjoy good cookies and want to add more fiber-rich foods in to their diet.

oatmeal walnut chocolate chip cookies

I wanted to share a fantastic cookie recipe that is so easy and nutritious. I just shared it with my weekly networking group and they gave it a thumbs up. Enjoy!

raw kale, orange, and avocado salad with grape tomatoes

This salad can be an entire meal if you add in a protein, such as pan-sautéed tofu (as shown in the picture), chicken, salmon or beef. I also serve it as a side salad…as usual, there are many options. Enjoy!

gluten-free oatmeal

During the winter months I dream about hot cereal. This recipe is so simple, quick, and satisfying. Enjoy!

carrot cornbread

Now that soup season is in full swing, enjoying a big bowl of hearty soup is always much better with a hunk of bread.

new year’s non-resolutions smoothie

According to Dr. Andrew Weil*, “perhaps that’s because we tend to make grand plans that are difficult to achieve rather than take simple, realistic steps.” He offers a list of five small changes that can pay off for your health in a big way in 2016. I’ve summarized his list and added on my own advice, as follows:

almond milk from scratch

For the past several years I have been avoiding cow’s milk when possible. I’ve been enjoying non-dairy milks with my coffee, smoothies, and granola, and enjoy the taste more than dairy.