Quinoa and Kale Stuffed Butternut Squash

1 medium butternut squash 1 tbs olive oil 1 cup quinoa 2 cup low sodium vegetable broth 1/2 sweet onion 1 bunch kale, stems removed and chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1/4 cup dried cranberries 1/4 cup chopped walnutsContinue reading “Quinoa and Kale Stuffed Butternut Squash”

almond butter

This is seriously one of the easiest recipes; who knew?! The main ingredients, almonds and patience. It started two weeks ago, when I was out at a bar for my friends birthday and someone gifted her a couple jars of almond butter. I’m thinking “Ok, I need to get to know this girl”.  We immediatelyContinue reading “almond butter”

Strawberry- Lemonade muffins

2 cups flour 1 1/2 Tbs baking powder 1 tsp baking soda Two handfuls of strawberries cut up into small pieces 1 ripe banana, mashed 1 lemon for zest + juice (2 Tbs) 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup almond milk 2/3 Coconut oil, melted 1/2 cup coconut sugar + sprinkle for topping organic food coloring-Continue reading “Strawberry- Lemonade muffins”

Double Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread

3 medium overripe bananas, mashed until smooth 1/3 cup coconut or vegetable oil 3/4 cup brown sugar or coconut palm sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup nondairy milk, such as coconut, almond, or cashew 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoonContinue reading “Double Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread”

Pumpkin Spice Bars

Oh, you know what time it is: OCTOBER, officially the kickoff of everything Pumpkin. Here I try my hand out something relatively healthy enough to eat for breakfast, or a quick snack, yet sweet enough to keep the crowd happy.  It’s vegan and gluten free! Pumpkin spice bars ¾ cup pumpkin puree 5 Tsp almondContinue reading “Pumpkin Spice Bars”

Pumpkin-Pecan Granola

Pumpkin-Pecan Granola 3 cups oats 1 cup chopped pecans ½ cup raw pumpkin seeds 2 Tbs ground flax seed 1 Tbs Cinnamon ½ Tbs Pumpkin Pie Spice dash of salt 1/3 cup coconut oil 1/3 cup maple syrup 1/3 cup pumpkin puree Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray two baking pans; set aside Mix oats,Continue reading “Pumpkin-Pecan Granola”

chocolate chip pumpkin muffins

Makes: 24 mini muffins + 6 reg (or 12 regular Muffins) Ingredients: 2 Flax eggs (2 Tbs Ground Flax + 4 Tbs warm water, let sit couple minutes to set) ½ c. coconut oil  + 1/2 cup apple sauce (or 1 mashed banana) ½ c. Sugar (or 1/3 cup stevia) 10 ounce pumpkin 1 1/4Continue reading “chocolate chip pumpkin muffins”

Vegan Gluten free Protein Pancakes

Lately I’ve been getting my workouts in early, and I’m usually starving by the time I get home.  These pancakes are the perfect post-workout snack to satisfy your hunger and give you the protein your body needs.  Vegan Gluten free Protein Pancakes makes 5- 5inch pancakes (which is enough to share, or freeze half forContinue reading “Vegan Gluten free Protein Pancakes”