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Garlic Cauliflower Mashed “Potatoes”

As a lover of mashed potatoes throughout my childhood, I recently had flashback memories of making a big pot of this comfort food with my cousins the morning of Thanksgiving in my aunt’s kitchen in Arizona. We would then sit around the kiddie table and eat nothing but the fluffy goodness, our parents would put …

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Plant Based Recipe: Spaghetti Squash

Craving pasta? Cook with spaghetti squash instead!  Could you imagine piling your plate high with spaghetti goodness? Warm, savory, comforting, carby goodness. When I was growing up, I used to eat spaghetti before my track meets, and would stock up on Ramen Noodles when I first moved out on my own. Noww I look at spaghetti …

Healthy Recipes in One Year

It was such a cooking adventure for the first year of Balanced Babe. We whipped up vegan, vegetarian, plant-based, gluten free, dairy free and all around healthy recipes that were delicious and simple. My goal was to showcase ideas that readers could relate to their every day meals and not feel like they were eating “healthy”. Unfortunately it …

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Chopped Autumn Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

When in doubt, I make a hearty nutrient dense salad. It always fills me up and gives me a boost of energy after a weekend of indulgence, or helps me ease into a cleaner diet after I’ve wandered off my healthy eating path. This salad is as always, loaded with seasonal superfoods.  Pomegranate for increase …

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Quick and Easy Plant Based Dressings

Eating Plant Based has so many benefits, but sometimes the newly health-conscious find it hard to make the switch. You may be thinking eating a plant-based meal means bland lettuce with a few carrots, tomatoes and onions topped off with store bought low-calorie dressing. Wrong! To get your creative cooking juices flowing, I have rounded …