trader-joes-lasagna

Healthy Vegetable Lasagna with Zucchini and Ricotta

Healthy Vegetable Lasagna with Zucchini and Ricotta This is a veggie lasagna recipe, with ingredients sourced from Trader Joes, but any store with has no-prep lasagna noodles like Barilla and organic veggies will do! This lasagna is very quick,…
chai oatmeal

Chai Spiced Multigrain Oatmeal

  Chai Spiced Multigrain Oatmeal A friend's German grandfather lived until 102 and he ate warm oatmeal every morning. I like oats with a 7-Grain Cereal and whey power for added protein. A serving of this stick-to-your-ribs cereal…
date truffles

Healthy Chocolate Date Truffles

Healthy Chocolate Date Truffles These naturally sweet treats are… AMAZING! It seems like you can blend up whatever sweets and nuts you have around the house as long as the texture can be rolled into a ball and mixed with cocoa powder, leave…
quinoa muffin

Quinoa Crust-less Quiche Tarts

Quinoa Crust-less Quiche Tarts About Quinoa: Quinoa "grain" originated in the Andean region of northwestern South America and is a protein, dietary fiber, B vitamin rich plant from the amaranth family, that is actually an edible seed. I…
Blue Cheese Souffle

Vegetarian Blue Cheese Soufflé

Vegetarian Blue Cheese Soufflé with Non-dairy or Dairy Options Ingredients: • 4 tablespoons vegan butter • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan/vegan Parmesan cheese • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour or soy flour • 1 1/2…
vegan chicken marsala

Vegan Chick’n Marsala with Grapes

Vegan Chick'n Marsala with Grapes Ingredients: • 2T olive oil • 1 stick vegan butter • 4 vegan chick'n breast cutlets • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1 (8-oz.) pkg. crimini (baby portobello) mushrooms •…
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Vegan Winter Curry Lentil Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Kale

  Vegan Winter Curry Lentil Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Kale This vegan flavorful spicy stew has sweet potatoes, coconut milk, kale and lentils, hearty with an Indian flair. SPROUT TIME 2 days ahead if possible PREP TIME 20 mins COOK…
juice fast

How to Create A Two Day Juice and Smoothie Cleanse

Treat your body to an infusion of nutrient density and energy! Here are my favorite organic juice cleanse recipes that make for a rejuvenating cleanse and a complete body reset. I am a big fan of juice fasting, and my body simply loves it!…
Belap Korkun

Healthy Tibetan Bread- Balep Korkun

Healthy Tibetan Bread- Balep Korkun (Monastery Bread) I lived amongst Tibetans in Nepal for many years. Every morning we would get up and make a homemade kneaded bread called Balep. I used to do a lot of solitary meditation retreat there and…
marscapone cake

Swedish Lemon Mascarpone Cake

My native Swedish husband's birthday is on Feb. 3, so every super bowl Sunday, I make him this giant cake. It's a version of  Swedish Midsommartårta, or Midsummer Cake, and, however decadent, I have adapted it to make a somewhat healthier…
falukorv

Vegetarian Swedish Falukorv

Falukorv is a Swedish staple, comfort food and even though we don't eat pork, my family insists for me to make this regularly. Falukorv is a traditional Swedish smoked sausage that is made with potato starch and spices, kind of like…
sprout sandwich

How to Grow a Sprout Garden at Home

The Urban Homestead So, with all of us being home-bound, a lot of us are taking up more domestic tasks like homesteading and gardening. My family and I put in a series of automatic drip irrigation  4' x 8' prefab. gardening boxes outside,…
Spanakopita

Spanokopita with a Greek Salad

Spanokopita with a Greek Salad This Greek classic is a healthy vegetarian main course and a hybrid of my Greek grandpa's recipe and one from the Colorado yoga retreat center Shoshoni. Serve with Greek Feta and Kalamata Olive, Cucumber and…
Potato Galette

Vegetable Potato Galette

Vegetable Potato Galette A perfect Vegetarian Main Course! Potato galette is a staple in the French countryside. The word “galette” is French and simply means "flat cake." Serve for dinner as a vegetarian main course with a side salad,…
Flourless Chocolate Lava Cake

Flourless Chocolate Lava Cake with Vegan Butter

This super easy 4 ingredient lava cake is a gourmet family favorite, that you can whip up in 30 minutes or less! It works well with vegan butter and coconut sugar, but regular butter and sugar can be substituted 1-1. Serves 5. Ingredients •…
spinach gnocchi

Vegetarian Gnocchi with Spinach and Parmesan

Vegetarian Gnocchi with Spinach and Parmesan A colorful and comforting vegetarian main dish! I try to use all organic/ non-gmo ingredients whenever possible. One of our family's all time favorites. Ingredients: 2 (17-ounce) packages potato…
natural granola

Easy Homemade Naturally Sweetened Granola

Easy Homemade Naturally Sweetened Granola This easy to make healthy granola recipe is naturally, lightly sweetened with coconut sugar or granulated monkfruit. It’s made with oats, coconut oil or vegan butter and you can add your choice…
apple pastry

Apple Custard Puff Pastry

Easy, Healthy Apple Custard Puff Pastry, Ready in 1 hour! Ingredients: 1 ½ lb frozen puff pastry thawed (2 sheets) 1/3 cup brown sugar/honey/ brown rice syrup 1 T sugar or granulated monkfruit sugar ½ tsp cinnamon 3 large…

Low Carb Chocolate Raspberry Muffins

Low Carb, High Protein Healthy Chocolate Raspberry Muffins/ Scones These are high protein low carb and highly nutritive, so we can feel good about offering these to our family. I've been experimenting with keto and paleo baking and found…
golden milk

Golden Moon Milk Calming Tea

What is Golden Moon Milk Calming Tea? Feeling a bit overwhelmed? When I start to feel a bit anxious, I immediately take that as a sign to take it easy and go into self care. One of the very first things I do, is make Golden Milk, it's essentially…

Vegetarian Loaded Nachos with Melted Cheddar

  Decadent and Healthy Vegetarian Loaded Nacho Casserole with Melted Cheddar Yield Makes 6 servings Ingredients ◦ 1 and 1/2 bags  (15 oz) of organic tortilla chips ◦ 1 can of organic vegetarian re-fried beans ◦ 1/4…

Keto Chocolate Walnut Brownies

Keto Chocolate Walnut Brownies How to make easy low carb keto brownies with paleo or almond flour. Prep Time 15 minutes Cook time 20 minutes Total Time 1 hour Yield 8 – 10 brownies Ingredients: • 1 cup paleo or almond flour •…
cauliflower wings

Buffalo Cauliflower Hot Wings

Buffalo Cauliflower Hot Wings I think this is hands down, our family's all time favorite vegetarian dinner. You can use butter and blue cheese dressing or substitute vegan options for these two. We make these for watching sports or for special…
berry scone

Chai Spiced Paleo Scones with Berry Compote

Chai Spiced Paleo Scones with Berry Compote A best friend visited one summer morning and I made her some super easy and healthy Chai Spiced Paleo Scones: wheatless, sugarless, flour-less, high protein, and densely nutritive. Now I'm making…

Roasted Root Vegetables with Baked Tofu

Welcome the fall and harvest! A perfect easy, healthy cookie sheet dinner with colorful oven roasted root vegetables and baked tofu. Vegan, gluten-free and kosher. Ingredients • 1 lb tofu sliced lengthwise • 1 large yam or sweet potato…
thieves

D.I.Y. Thieves Essential Oil and Cleaner

The History of Thieves Oil In times of plague, pandemic and now Covid, humans have relied on powerful essential oils to utilize their anti-bacterial qualities. The historic folklore of this famous Thieves remedy is quite intriguing. The…
vegetarian meat loaf

Mediterranean Vegetarian Meat Loaf

As you all know, cutting out/ eating less meat is a great way to decrease our carbon footprint- this healthy, veggie infused semi-gourmet Mediterranean Vegetarian Meat Loaf comes out really well- do try it! Its great with mashed potatoes…

3 Secret Recipes for Tibetan Hot Sauce!

This hot sauce is amazingly flavorful and versatile. It's like Tibetan Momo (dumpling) sauce, called Sepen, but it's oil and chili based rather than tomato. The recipe is highly coveted. I begged for my Buddhist Shambhala friends to disclose…
natural face cream

Homemade Cocoa Butter Face Cream Recipe

I was amazed to discover the very best natural face cream and now use it every.single.day. I would say it's no less than the fountain of youth. I was taught how to make this by my flower-child neighbor who uses only the best organic and well…

7 Reasons to Choose a Plant Based Diet to Save You and… the Planet!

What Is a Whole Foods, Plant Based Diet? A whole foods, plant based diet uses plant sourced whole foods and avoids animal products. The plant based diet isn't necessarily a set diet, it’s more of a lifestyle. We consume whole, minimally processed…

Bhutanese Tri Color Pepper and Cheese Ema Datshi

Bhutanese (American) Tri Color Pepper and Cheese Ema Datshi Vegetarian (not vegan) main course~ with rice, the best one yet! I was in the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan for a week in 1992, and we camped out in a small remote town called Paro,…
plant butter

Going Dairy Free? The Best Vegan Butters Reviewed

The Top Three Plant Based Butters I don't know about you, but I for one can't cook or barely survive for that matter, without butter. I tried a high fat Keto diet and it sent my bad cholesterol, triglycerides etc. through the roof. Now, I'm…

Home Made Keto Coffee Creamer

Part of the new wellness life is to not eat any dairy, sugar or any gluten, or at least much less. I've seen a lot of my friends live that way but never really jumped on that restrictive bandwagon until I became a wellness coach, and it feels...great!…