How to milk an almond : Almond Milk Tutorial

Everyone knows you can milk a cow, a goat, a sheep, and even a coconut. Luckily for all of us dairy free folks, you can also milk nuts. Well you can’t physically “milk” them, but you can extract the liquid from the nuts. Almond milk is a fantastic alternative to cow’s milk. It’s low in … Continue reading

Butternut Squash: A Tutorial

Butternut squash is the quintessential Fall comfort food to me. I love the silky texture when its cooked, the rich buttery flavor, and of course the vibrant orange hue. Butternut squash, along with a lot of the other members in the gourd family, are low in fat and high in fiber. That bright orange color … Continue reading

Vegan Pumpkin Banana Smoothie

My sister sent a Halloween care package for my son and instead of candy included a few of his favorite Plum Organic baby food packets. She sent the pumpkin banana flavor which were delicious! It gave me an idea to make an adult version for my husband and I, and the little man actually liked … Continue reading

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

I’m willing to except my disease and the dietary changes needed to keep it under control, but I’m not ready to give up the foods I love and the years of memories that go with them. Every year, my mom would have a Halloween party before trick-or-treating. She would serve my Grandmother’s Pumpkin Soup with … Continue reading

Peanut Butter Banana Shake

I love an easy shake that I can use as a meal replacement in the morning if I’m short on time, or as a snack in the afternoon when I can’t make it to dinnertime. I especially love it when it involves my two favorite super foods: flax and raw cacao. I’ve been using flaxseed … Continue reading

Chili Lime Nuts

As I mentioned in my Trail Mix post, I’ve started soaking and dehydrating my nuts prior to eating them. You don’t have to soak them if you don’t want to, but buy raw nuts either way. These nuts are a great snack and are Paleo and SCD friendly. Ingredients1/2 pound raw cashews 1/2 pound raw … Continue reading

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

Have I mentioned how much I love Fall? I’m sure I have, because I come from a family who is obsessed with the holidays. Most people are ready to skip on to the Winter holidays (or linger in the Summer sun), but I love this time of the year and wish it would last longer! … Continue reading

Easy Trail Mix

I’ve been reading a lot about the benefits of soaking and dehydrating nuts prior to eating them, so I thought I would try it for the first time for my trail mix. I purchased all of my raw nuts and seeds at Whole Foods in the bulk section. It is much cheaper than buying a … Continue reading

Fall is in the Air!

Well sort of. On Friday, it was 101 degrees out. Yesterday, we woke up to rain and cloudy skies! It was perfect… until the sun came out and my heavily overdressed body and feet started sweating in the 75 degree weather. Looked at the forecast today and it seems we’ll be in the 90’s again … Continue reading