split pea soup

Beauty Benefits of Zinc + Weight Loss Warrior Split Pea Soup

My, how I love my soups. I’m starting to experiment with more and more these days and my current obsession is a creamy yet dairy free split pea soup. I had split pea soup many times growing up. The nostalgia of sitting in my parent’s kitchen slurping up this delicacy before I make my way …

resistance starch

The Type of Carbohydrate That Can Improve Your Gut Health

Oh carbohydrates, we have such a love hate relationship with you. We know that there’s a whole laundry list of bad refined carbs, and healthy complex carbs, but what about starch?! Have you ever heard of resistance starch? Not only does it fall into the healthy carbohydrate category, it is a stellar ingredient for gut-health, …

glutenfree vegan blueberry muffins

Gluten Free Vegan Blueberry Muffins

Two things I absolutely love: sweets and feeling healthy. Oh and gluten-free vegan blueberry muffins. You know that feeling when you indulge in something gooey, decadent, and oh so sweet? Guilty, bloated, and just a feeling like you overdid it.  I want to abolish these feelings that we associate with eating foods like sweets or savory …

mushroom stroganoff with spiralized parsnip noodles

Rosemary Mushroom Stroganoff With Spiralized Parsnip Noodles

This vegan mushroom stroganoff is so extremely satisfying and filling – yet it is grain free, dairy free, gluten-free, and fueled with mushrooms! We made a big batch recently for Sunday dinner and gobbled down the entire pot in 2.5 seconds flat. This recipe reminds me of childhood when I would go to Berghoffs (a …

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Using Adaptogens To Kick Stress To The Curb

Step aside Xanax, adaptogens are here to squash anxieties and stress away. At least this is what the experts say.  We already know the various health and beauty benefits of a plant-based diet, but did you know that there are specific plants and herbs that act as natural stress reducers that lower our stress hormones …

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10 Tips To Maximize Benefits From Food

Many users often complain about the lack of benefits they are reaping from all the fresh fruits and vegetables they consume in their diet. There are two reasons why this might be happening. Whether your diet isn’t fulfilling the requirements for your body, or there is some problem with the methods you are using to consume fresh …

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More Than Just An Immunity Booster: Vitamin C Benefits + Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

This winter everyone is talking about having enough vitamin C or taking vitamin C tabs when you have a cold. Vitamin C tends to be the go-to cure when you’re experiencing the sniffles, but did you know that vitamin C does more than just protect your immunity? Today I’m dishing on vitamin C benefits.   …