Gigi’s Chocolate Chip, Pecan, Coconut and Cranberry Bars

The quarantine has me baking up a storm, well more like cookie bars, pies, cakes and the like. Having my grandkids living with us makes it so easy to bake sweet treats, so after homeschooling they always expects Gigi to have a treat ready. Now let me be honest it’s not easy on my waistline, […]

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Homemade Nut Free Cranberry Quinoa Granola bars

So here it is guys! The recipe from my Facebook Live this morning. I love love granola bars, but it’s hard to find some without nuts, especially when nuts are not an options. I love to eat all kinds of nuts, but sometimes we don’t get along, but I will not bore you with that […]

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Butternut Squash Pilaf

Butternut Squash Pilaf is an amazing alternative to perhaps this years stuffing. It’s gluten free and loaded with lots of vegan protein and hey it’s delicious. I was able to make this dish for William Sonoma’s guest yesterday. I did a cooking demo on Healthy Holiday Thanksgiving Side Dishes! It was a hit. I love […]

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Quinoa two ways ~ Toasted and Roasted

Quinoa is one of the only complete protein grains in the vegan/vegetarian circle of life. Quinoa is considered a whole grain, but in actuality, ¬†it is a seed, from a leafy plant that is related to the spinach family. I do enjoy a good bowl of sweet or savory quinoa, but I love to explore […]

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Brussels Sprouts and Avocado Salad for Breast Health

Brussels sprouts can be one of those, either you love them or you hate them. The truth is if they are done right you might just fall in love with these little sprouts that remind you of mini cabbages. Actually brussels sprouts are in the cruciferous family such as cabbages and cauliflower. They hold a […]

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Red Fruit Salad with Cacao Chips for Breakfast

I believe food is Beautiful Healing Art. Okay, I am busted that’s the title of my new cookbook. Hee Hee. ūüôā Today I woke up and wanted to have a fruit salad for breakfast,but not any old fruit salad, something special. I am so happy it’s cherry season, because this girl love her some cherries. […]

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Stuffed Lumaconi Pasta with Quinoa, Cranberries and Green peas

I was shopping around in my favorite store, William Sonoma when I came across this large colorful pasta shells. They are called ¬†Lumaconi¬†pasta shells, shaped like the shell of a snail. They are hollow inside, and open at one end, closing in on itself at the other end. The colors intrigued me the most. I […]

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Eating in Color: Today : Red Cabbage Salad with a Plum Ginger Dressing

I enjoy creating different recipes. This week I have been playing with eating the primary colors. Yes, weird, but it make cooking and creating so much more adventures. It is not as easy as you think. I was going through the produce section of the grocery store yesterday trying to look for red vegetables to […]

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Chocolate Torte with a RAW Chocolate Coconut Truffle

RAW Chocolate Torte with a RAW Chocolate Coconut Truffle This is probably one of my favorite Raw food desserts I have ever made. It is so beautiful and decadent. You will hear that word throughout this blog post. My best friend loves chocolate. She is a true purist, when it comes to her chocolate. No […]

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Ginger peach Coho salmon salad with warm cinnamon pears

My former yoga teacher sent me this amazing vinegar¬†Alessi White Balsamic Pear Infused vinegar and the sweet note. So she asked me to post what I am going to do with it. I made a ginger pear dressing for the Coho Salmon salad. ¬†I also took the dressing and used it as a marinade for […]

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Darker the Chocolate the sweeter the……Antioxidants Sillies

Dark Chocolate is amazing for your body, mind and soul. It is high in antioxidants. Here ¬†a few more benefits ~ Studies¬†show¬†that eating a small amount of dark chocolate a few times a week can help lower your blood pressure. Dark chocolate improves blood flow and may help prevent the formation of blood clots. Dark […]

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Organic Sunbutter dark chocolate coconut cranberry balls

So like most people nuts do not always agree with me and my son has a nut allergy, specifically to peanuts. The great thing is I can do most seeds. So today one of my girlfriends called me asking for RAW snack recipes. I have a few but did a spend on this one because […]

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A Cookbook inspiration from Love

My friends are amazing! This year I was not in the mood to celebrate my birthday! But they had other plans in mind. My best friends hosted my birthday on the rooftop of one of my dear friends high rise on a beautiful starry summer’s night in Atlanta. We laughed, we cried, we sang, we […]

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