The very first dinner we enjoyed after completion of our 7 day raw challenge was uhh-mazing. It was not necessarily created to be blog-worthy, however the requests for this recipe are in high demand with our IG followers and so we’re writing to share it with you! It’s comforting, tasty, filling, satisfying and most importantly it is sooo healthy and healing. The potato soup is grain free, dairy free, gluten free, corn free, soy free, egg free and oil free. It is vegan and super tasty. If you follow Medical Medium protocols like we do, it is even Medical Medium approved! It is liked by both the mature and younger taste buds in the pod, our son slurped up his entire bowl.
Can I share something….we went on a raw vegan challenge for 7 days!! Ahhh!! It was difficult at first, easier as we went and we’re so glad that we reset our bodies!! In fact, we have one more day left to go. Anyhow, so on the quest for a semi-sweet treat on our 7 day raw vegan challenge, these cutest little tarts commenced and we think anyone would love them. Think sweet and salty, plus, bonus!, the strawberry ones are reminiscent of strawberry cheesecake. Whoa. What’s not to love? They’re healthy, contain real ingredients and are refined sugar free. Of course, they are also free of soy, gluten, egg, dairy, canola oil, they’re grain free, no corn. Ready for that recipe? Pictured above is the strawberry tart, complete with coconut topping and a mint leaf.
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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! We can’t think of anything more exciting than devouring another batch of our homemade peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough nice cream as a sweet treat! So sweet, satisfying and hits the spot EVERY TIME. If you’re like any one of us in this pod, we eat ice cream rain or shine, humid or frigid. So, despite that it’s almost February, where are my ice cream lovers at?! This version of ice cream is vegan and made with fruit…shhh… 🙂 It tastes incredible!! So, as promised, below, the recipe. Plus, chocolate AND peanut butter together…winning!
Step one: Go freeze some ripe bananas….. Step two: print the free recipe, Step three: create and grab yo spoon! We’ll bring the organic chocolate sauce! Yumm!
Lastly, for an extra sweet treat, gluten free kid loves to top his with organic chocolate syrup, and coconut whip cream. Drool.
So, if you don’t follow on Instagram, these delicious, crunchy romaine boats were a fun creation for a raw dinner one evening in the pod. With apple season in full swing, they are a great way to enjoy some delicious favorite Fuji, Gala, or Honey-crisp apples. They’re healthy, healing, and super easy to throw together. Winning!
Creamy and comforting, this dish is so delicious! Sparked by gluten free kid one evening when he wanted mac n’ cheese for dinner….this happened. Long gone are the days of Kraft and Velveeta mac in this pod, and while trying to eliminate our dairy, we so had to think up something and think it up quick! Annie’s brand gluten free mac is an alternative, yet with dairy nonetheless. We absolutely LOVE their gluten free vegan mac (no dairy!!), however SO hard to find unless you’re at a very specific Whole Foods when it just so happens to be in stock. Hmmm…we needed our own easy, homemade version to make whenever we wanted and now you can too!
Who doesn’t love fajitas? These complete your Taco Tuesday or well, even your Meatless Monday! With clean ingredients, all the flavor of a fajita plus none of the guilt, corn, gluten, dairy, or other junk (wow!), this fajita will knock your socks off! We use homemade easy peasy Ottos Cassava Flour to make our vegan tortillas, however if you’re not strict vegan and just love a good fajita, Siete Foods coconut and cassava shells from Whole Foods are a delicious, pre-made shell to have on hand for convenience.
Seriously though, if you’ve never made the cassava shells, they are SO simple and quick! With literally a few ingredients, they have become a favorite around here. Now, we don’t have the luxury of a tortilla shell maker just yet, so we improvise with an upside down bowl and a butter knife to cut around the bowl edges (haha), creating that perfect round shell shape and you can too. Whether it’s Wednesday or Saturday, Monday, or Tuesday, here’s the delicious recipe so that you may enjoy these sizzling fellas any day of the week!
Donuts!! Starting a gluten free life, I thought donuts could never happen again. Living a gluten free life, I was determined they would (on occasion)!
Whether you’re vegan or gluten free, these sweet, tasty donuts are a delightful treat. Goodbye Hostess, and Hello to healthier donuts, that you won’t even have to feel guilty about eating. Bonus, they’re quick and easy to make! All you need is a donut baking pan and a few simple ingredients and these donuts are about to happen in your home. Posted just in time for a perfect Mother’s Day brunch addition, these are truly to be a hit, hooray. In fact, the recipe is simple enough, maybe even dad and the little(s) could make them for you. Now we’re talking! Enjoy!
Happy Mother’s Day!
This recipe is the perfect excuse to tie cabbage into your diet (in case you needed one:). Rich in phytonutrient antioxidants, this is one “cool” season leafy vegetable and in coleslaw, it truly makes for a delicious spring and summer side dish. The recipe happened one afternoon when we were asked to bring coleslaw to a neighborhood fish fry. Let me tell you, it was a little bit intimidating making this dish for native southerners and we are by no means coleslaw experts. Let’s face it, the earliest memories I had of coleslaw from childhood were that of the side dish that came along with your 3 piece meal at Kentucky Fried Chicken. I’m quite confident, nothing about that meal was good for me nutritionally.
Well, the good news, we’ve been asked to bring this dish again, and again as a dish to pass the following two times after that! It is the exact recipe that we came up with that day and I promise, you won’t have to question whether the ingredients are real.
Who knew our northern roots could make coleslaw taste delicious for the southern palate? Anyhow, we hope you enjoy it as much as we, and well, our neighbors do:).
Tis’ the month for green and since little man doesn’t so much prefer mint (and there are already thousands of Shamrock Shake adaptations out there), we’re bringing you a simple, sweet and powerful festive green smoothie to incorporate into your diet this month. It is amazingly kid friendly as well. We created this smoothie one day before P’s basketball game and he slurped it down like it was his job. It is honestly soo easy, and soo yum. Plus, it can be thrown together in a matter of seconds, blend it up and serve. You most likely already have many of these ingredients in your home right now and your littles will love it too!
If you haven’t tried kale chips yet, drop everything and go buy some delicious, organic kale because they have to happen now. Seriously like now, in your house… today. These are super food chips you won’t feel guilty about consuming and they deliver so many health benefits that your body will thank you. They are SO simple to make and you can explore with numerous different flavor varieties. Hooray kale!
We have been on such a “kale kick” in our pod this month. Sauteed for a dinner side or mixed in our smoothies and salads, are just a few ways we’ve enjoyed it. It wasn’t until looking for a late night snack one evening, that we decided it was time to make our own homemade kale chips. Enough of buying the chips, let’ s make them! After all the green bunch was blatantly staring us right in the face, as if calling out to us from the veggie hydrator, screaming “bake me”!!
These chips are low in calories, high in iron and vitamin K, C, and calcium and combined with kale’s anti-inflammatory powers and antioxidants, your body, particularly your heart and liver will thank you! Purple or green, consuming kale is an easy way to provide cardiovascular support and detox the body. For more on kale, there are 10 great benefits of eating this leaf cabbage outlined on MindBodyGreen. Have we convinced you to make these yet? 🙂 They. taste. awesome.