Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Vegan Pumpkin Pie

All of my pies and tarts have had quite a few cross-over ingredients this Holiday.  Sweeteners, flours, milks, starches...so many to choose from. Here is a quick rundown of my staples for rich and healthy dairy-free Holiday baking, plus a recipe for Vegan Pumpkin Pie:  Spelt flour- most easily digested form of wheat and has a pleasant [...]

Pumpkin Chocolate Crumb Cake

Pumpkin Chocolate Crumb Cake

Whether for breakfast, afternoon snack or dessert, this cake is sure to please. Fall flavors, dairy-free and decadent, this is one bite you and your family can feel good about indulging in. Perfect for this time of year. Happy Thanksgiving.  Pumpkin Chocolate Crumble {Yield: 1 single layer 9-inch cake} For the topping: 1 cup walnuts [...]

DEFINE foods: Cooling Ayurvedic Foods + a recipe

DEFINE foods: Cooling Ayurvedic Foods + a recipe

Feeling irritable and over-heated? In August at the DEFINE foods kitchen we discussed how to eat to balance our energies, an Ayurvedic approach to complete health and wellbeing. Ayurveda is an ancient system of natural health that originated in India and is one of the oldest documented sciences. A healthy digestive system is at the [...]

Cashew Milk

Cashew Milk

Dessert in a cup . Afternoon delight. Drink your dessert. Dairy-free. Vegan. Milk shake. Plant sourced & protein-packed. High in magnesium, iron and potassium. Good unsaturated fats. Sweet and creamy. Mineral rich. Natural. Add to coffee, Chai or black tea. Splash over muesli or your morning grains. Swirl into beet soup for dreaminess. Easy to [...]

DEFINE foods: Amaranth Porridge

DEFINE foods: Amaranth Porridge

A great alternative to oatmeal, amaranth porridge is a warming bowl full of feel-good nutrients. Amaranth is a superfood seed that's vitamin and mineral-rich, and very high in protein. A nutritional-powerhouse, this gluten-free grain has loads of vitamin E and B, calcium, iron and phosphorous. It looks and cooks similar to quinoa but is lighter in texture, [...]

DEFINE foods: Fall for Persimmons

DEFINE foods: Fall for Persimmons

Fall produce has officially started to make appearances at the local farmer's markets. I have been doing quite a bit of recipe testing for the upcoming launch of DEFINE foods.  Persimmons, sweet potatoes, acorn squash and pumpkin..here is a little taste of what is to come! Check out this exclusive recipe for my Persimmon Tea [...]

Maca-Cacao Truffles

Maca-Cacao Truffles

This recipe is a staple in my house. I try to have  Maca-Cacao Truffles around, or 'maca balls' as my husband likes to call them. They're easy to throw together and are great for 'on-the-go' snacking. Maca is a powerful superfood that is known to boost stamina, fight fatigue, and give your libido a natural [...]