DEFINE foods: Fudgy Beet Cakes

DEFINE foods: Fudgy Beet Cakes

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death among Americans? While two of the risk factors may be out of our control (age and family history) the rest is completely up to you. What you eat can have a major effect on your heart!  Here are my tips for eating for [...]

Hemp Cacao Fig Parfaits

Hemp Cacao Fig Parfaits

Figs have been perfectly ripe at the farmer's markets lately that I've been finding ways to sneak them in at every meal. I've been creating, serving and eating them so  fast I have not been able to keep up with my posts. Here's one dessert that I pulled together while my sister was in town [...]

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 [...]

Chocolate-Avocado Pudding

Chocolate-Avocado Pudding

I made this for Easter dessert tonight as the 'lighter, vegan option' next to the fabulous creme brulee bites that my mother-in-law made. I knew that I would like it, but it was surprisingly a big hit from the entire peanut gallery!  My in-laws have started to become a bit more comfortable with the word [...]

Chocolate Goji Granola

Chocolate Goji Granola

Glorious superfoods start your morning off right in this crunchy granola sweet. Cacao, goji, and chia seeds give this recipe a powerful punch of antioxidants, fiber, iron, protein and healthy omegas. The subtle chocolate-y undertones from the cacao pairs perfectly with the nutty almond slices, toasted oats and bright flavor from the goji berries.  Sprinkle atop [...]

Maca Oatmeal with Maple-Pecans + Pomogranates

Maca Oatmeal with Maple-Pecans + Pomogranates

One of my breakfast staples: The Oatmeal Bowl. You can flavor your morning in so many beneficial ways, sweet or savory. Try adding Superfoods like cacao or goji berries, or greens with nutritional yeast, or simply fresh fruit and nuts. Lately I've been on a Maca kick. I've talked about Maca before, but here are [...]