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January 15, 2020

Each one of these pancake recipes is super easy, delicious, filling, gluten-free and mostly vegan. For the perfect pancakes, check out this great cast iron pancake pan, and opt for a nonstick spray like this avocado oil spray which is safe at high heat. Then select your favorite recipe below and whip up some pancakes for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even a snack.

1. Sweet Potato Pancakes. These are super easy, filling and provide plant-based protein to stay full all morning. A great pick, especially for colder months!

2. Pumpkin Protein Pancakes. These are one of my best ever; the texture is unbelievable.  If yo...

January 9, 2020

From athletic wear made of recycled bottles to fitness gear from coffee grounds (yes, coffee grounds), for 2020 there are some great sustainable options to wear to the gym (or to your coffee date).

Patagonia has been recognized for a long time as one of the best in the recycled and ethical clothing world.

Brands such as Adidas paired with Parley are now joining in this beneficial trend, using upcycled plastic waste from the ocean. Pact, Alternative Apparel, Manuka, and Columbia all report using sustainable materials such as recycled polyester, recycled plastic bottles, and other reused materials. It's not all t...

January 4, 2020

One day a few years ago I had the genius idea of saving tons of money by buying my own kale to make my own chips. It turned out to be a bit more time consuming that buying kale chips from Amazon but way more rewarding.

Another bonus to this recipe for this of you sensitive to nuts: it's nut-free!

Honestly, it is next to impossible to find kale chips made without cashews.  I found that sunflower seed butter and tahini make a great creamy nut-free option.  To make this truly raw, use a food dehydrator and dehydrate at 115 degrees for 6+ hours.  You can also use the oven at 175F, for a faster and delicious option...

December 28, 2019

Just look at this texture: this pumpkin bread is a simple one-bowl recipe that is absolutely resistible (I meant that, be careful!)

Along with mulled wine, pumpkin bread is a must-have in my house pretty much October through January. Host tip: bake it before guests arrive; you'll win them over first with the mouth-watering smell, then with the velvety melt-in-your-mouth pumpkin bread texture.

If I had to choose a favorite winter bread, it would be my Pumpkin Gingerbread, but this is a close second; especially for those true pumpkin bread fans.  It's the easiest pumpkin bread ever.

Once you fall in love with thi...

December 27, 2019

I've taught numerous varieties of fitness over the last 10 years, from vinyasa yoga, to SPX Pilates, to stretching classes, toddler ballet and now barre. I've taught in chain gyms, a pole dancing studio, a lululemon store, and various studios from tiny ones on up to upscale boutique studios. 

I've been drawn to teaching on and off throughout my creative endeavors. While writing my first novel, while writing my first dessert ebook, while running a small bakery business and even while raising tiny twins, I have taught on and off. With each military move I have started over, working hard to find my niche in...

November 21, 2019

Fresh ginger and candied ginger allow for an amazing combination of gingers in this perfectly-textured holiday cookie. Ginger is my favorite spice, and if you love a good ginger cookie too, you have got to make these. Trust.

What do you have ahead this holiday season? Holiday parties? A cookie exchange party? Relatives visiting? These cookies are the answer!

My family helped taste-test my ginger cookie variations, and this was the ultimate winner.  They include the freshest ginger ever; the root was pulled out from the garden, scrubbed, grated and tossed in the batter, and the result was incredible!  

Fresh...

November 9, 2019

If you are thinking of becoming vegan, or starting to incorporate a more plant-based lifestyle into your daily routine, it's common to worry about getting enough protein in your diet. Or perhaps you are concerned about staying satisfied, especially if you have a very active lifestyle.

First off, just because you want to incorporate plants, it doesn't mean you have to be vegan. If that seems daunting, starting by basing your diet on plants. Ease off of eggs, meats and dairy. I won't tell you to go from a hamburger loving to "full vegan" in one day; for most, that'd be a recipe for disaster. 

Start by easing more...

October 23, 2019

This lovely and unique appetizer is somewhat like a traditional galette, but plant-based, gluten-free and full of wonderfully contrasting flavors like butternut squash and pomegranate. I created this recipe for the www.usapears.org's pear contest and to be the perfect side dish for when the weather gets cooler.

Autumn Harvest Pear Galette

Serves 4 to 6 as an appetizer

Ingredients:

Dough:

2 cups gluten-free all purpose flour

1 tsp yeast

1 tsp organic coconut sugar

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 cup warm water

1/4 cup coconut oiI (melted)

Topping:

1 cup roasted squash*

1/2 cup caramelized onions*

1 cup shredded roughage (any mix or s...

October 21, 2019

These 10 recipes are so good, so easy and SO perfect for fall. I'm including the link to 5 with Buzzfeed's article The 5 Best Healthy Autumn Desserts since Plant-Based Maiah has two (yes two!) recipes featured.

The next 5 are other bloggers' best healthy autumn treats. You can't go wrong with any of course, but if I had to pick only a couple to make, it'd be my Pumpkin Protein Pancakes and Choc-Covered Katie's Pumpkin Bars. Trust.

I'm starting with number 6 since numbers 1-5 are already covered right HERE!

6. Simple Roots Wellness's Pumpkin Coconut Pudding: This is a grain-free creamy pudding. If you swap out th...

October 10, 2019

Let me start off by saying if you're reading this, you are loved by someone. You're unique, you matter and you are cared for. Mental Health is something we all have, and something that is essential to take care of. Don't spread yourself too thin, don't spend time with mean judgy people, and don't be hard on yourself. We all need someone to lean on whether it be a friend, partner, parent or medical professional.

I've had period of my life where I felt like I was barely surviving, and especially in the first (very hormonal) 6 months of life as a preemie twin mom. I felt like taking medication was weak and I resi...

September 18, 2019

These delicate and sweetly floral cookies are based off my vegan, gluten-free, paleo and auto-immune safe recipe, Paleo Sugar Cookies.

The use of white-fleshed sweet potatoes yields a slightly crumby, vanilla-y sweet cookie, and the added blooms yields the perfect spring cookie: think Easter, birthdays, Baby Showers and engagement parties. Perfection!

It's suitable for almost any diet. Omit the organic sugar to be completely paleo (I don't think paleo allows for even unrefined sugar). The optional "glaze" of almond milk and agave helps the edible flower blossoms stick to the cookie, and a sprinkling of optional...

September 7, 2019

This cake melts in your mouth. It's fluffy and spongy, light and EASY to make. From birthdays, to guests coming over, to a regular old Thursday night, this is an easy treat to make without feeling like you're throwing in the towel on a healthy diet.

I've linked to the products I use because of their great price, I get a few cents, and because it will turn out exactly like my recipe if you use this gluten-free flour, etc. Use other substitutions at your own risk! ;) 

Also, it's called naked cake because (quite obviously probably) it is not frosted all the way. Naked Cake is basically a way of a saying fast and e...

August 25, 2019

Heading to the barre is super healthy, especially if it's not the bar but the barre. Surely you've heard of these workouts by now--they have a cult following, with studios popping up seemingly everywhere in the last couple of years.

And no, you don't have to be a dancer to do the classes. At all. In fact, it's pretty far from actual ballet. Check out my article about the difference between Barre and Ballet here for clarification, but really, you just need to know a few things about what you need for barre class and why you want to go. Studio Barre is the best if you have one of those studios near you (shoutout...

August 1, 2019

The zucchini bread from my childhood was bursting with fresh zucchini from the garden and it tasted like the yummiest cake-bread ever. It also had plenty of sugar, oil and gluten so I've been on a constant quest to recreate it, but in a healthier and less inflammatory way.

This may be the best version yet, so I just had to share. It's made with the zucchini from a friend's garden, so maybe garden-fresh zucchini is the real secret ingredient. Grab a zucchini and give this recipe a go: it's the perfect breakfast bread, snack or treat to bring to a friend's house.

If you love zucchini as much as I do, check out th...

July 15, 2019

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I only ever heard of blondies a few years ago and since then I'm made versions somewhat regularly. (Mostly though, just because I've run out of cacao powder and can't make brownies).

These though, are a new favorite. You guys, the texture. It melts in your mouth, and contains plant-based protein and is sweetened by banana. Best of all, it's fast and easy and ready from start to finish in about 20 minutes or so. Stock up on these ingredients stat, because it's Prime Day and they are on sale!

I made these when I was super sore...

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