gluten free dairy free pumpkin sage pasta

Grain Free Dairy Free Pumpkin Sage Pasta

Combining two cold fighting herbs, sage and thyme, to create this dairy free pumpkin sauce pasta. This recipe is gluten free, grain free, and vegan!  Sage and thyme are two herbs that I’m going to be incorporating into so many recipes and natural wellness remedies this winter! Why? Because they both have many wonderful properties …

healthier tortilla soup

Setting The Record Straight About My “Diet” + Healthier Tortilla Soup

Once September/October hits not only am I feeling extra  fabulous because it’s my birthday season, but I’m also hyped to make pots upon pots of soups and stews. I just start craving (naturally) dishes that give me warmth, and what better way than to curl up on the couch with a bowl of soup. I …

Roasted Tomato and Lemon Basil Zucchini Noodle Pasta

 Zucchini Noodles are my absolute jam. Actually any type of veggie noodle is my new thing. There was a period of time when I was starting to slowly curb my white pasta (and grain intake in general), and veggie noodles truly helped me cope during this treacherous time. Very dramatic moments for me, I know. …

zucchini chips

5 Ingredient Zucchini Chips

I’ve been making these zucchini chips probably two or three times a week due to the fact that I’m already obsessed with zucchini, and now I feel like I’m indulging in junk food that is actually healthy. These zucchini chips are so incredibly light and crispy, and only made with 5 ingredients. It’s an extremely …

SPANISH CHICKPEA CAKES

Spanish Scallion Quinoa Cakes With Cardamom-Lime Dipping Sauce

I’ve been making these quinoa Spanish cakes about once a week and feel like I’m indulging in some sort of comfort food, but without all the fattening ingredients.  For the past 2-3 years I’ve been on a major Spanish cuisine kick and make recipes using the flavors from this region at minimum weekly. From my …

creamy dairy free tomato sauce

Brown Rice Pasta With Creamy Dairy-Free Tomato Sauce

One thing I love to do is make tomato sauce from scratch. I’m talking fresh tomatoes straight from the vine, fresh seasonings, aromatic garlic and onion and my dairy-free cheeses and creams. Once I started making tomato sauce from scratch, I never went back to using canned ready to use sauces.  So today’s recipe is …

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Emotional Eating Revealed: What’s Really Triggering Your Food Cravings

“If I had more willpower, I wouldn’t eat cake.” “I have no control when it comes to potato chips.” “Bread is my thing.  I can’t help myself.” If you’re like most people, you probably know exactly how to lose weight.  Eat less, and exercise more.   Yet, that is usually easier said than done.   Many of …

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Cooking To Balance Your Chakras (And Energy)

In today’s article we have yogi and energy healer, Leah Guy, sharing the types of foods we can eat to balance the seven chakras in our body. The chakras are a major guiding principle in Ayurvedic medicine, which is a topic that I’m hoping to share more on Balanced Babe in the near future. So …

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Tasty Tuesday: Crunchy Broccoli Cucumber Salad Recipe From The Juice Truck Book

If anyone loves slurping down fresh green juices on the daily, it’s me. In a perfect world, I’d have a limitless supply of fresh juice and green smoothies continually showing up in my fridge like a Christmas miracle. I literally feel more alive when I start my day with a green juice on an empty …