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Moroccan Coconut Corn Chowder ( Vegan/dairy free)

Moroccan Coconut Corn Chowder

The sky is grey and trees once hanging heavy with snow are now bare due to 25 km winds. It’s amazing how much a landscape can change with just a gust of wind. Though mild temperatures persist, it feels more like a blizzardy day, one where you’d  hunker down with a big bowl of stew and your fuzziest blanket. Ice pellets falling from the sky are in the immediate future and the wind gusts are proving to challenge even the strongest ravens (and those things are fierce in the north…and the size of medium sized dogs. These are seriously huge birds!). It’s time for comfort food. Again…

Comfort food. Perfect for cold days, low days, sad days, days on the ski hill with the kids, days that are blustery, after a night of not sleeping well or for days spent outside frolicking in the snow with good friends. Seriously, when is it not the right time? Depending on who you ask, comfort food can vary greatly. However, it’s usually associated with dishes someone you loved used to make. What they often have in common is some kind of startchy goodness like rice, potatoes, pasta or bread and some type of creamy texture mixed in for good measure. Comfort food doesn’t always have to be unhealthy though and with New Year’s resolutions falling like flies in late fall, this one won’t leave you with any guilt at all. Little potatoes, corn, and butternut squash all surrounded in a coconut milk broth and warming spices to wrap you up in proverbial blanket of coziness. Continue Reading →

By on January 21, 2015 in Blog, Chickpeas, Coconut Milk, Corn, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Main Course, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian

Pumpkin Chia Pudding with Maple Glazed Walnut Coconut Crunch

Pumpkin Chia Pudding with Maple Glazed Walnut Coconut Crunch (gold flower) 010

I am so pleased to introduce you someone who has inspired me over the last couple of years. She continues to wow me with her vast knowledge and introduces me to knew amazing superfoods and recipes to go along with them. Shelley Alexander is a holistic chef, certified healing foods specialist, author of Deliciously Holistic, blogger, and owner of the holistic health company, A Harmony Healing in California.  Shelley loves to eat and cook with amazing superfoods, and seasonal, locally grown, organic foods from the local farmers’ markets. Shelley is a member of Slow Foods USA, Village Green Network, and Women of the Green Generation. Connect with Shelley online on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram.

When my lovely friend France asked me to share a fall recipe on her blog while she and Joshua go on vacation, I was truly honored and happy to do so! I knew I had to come up with something really yummy and healthy to share with all of you! As a holistic chef, I adore making recipes that provide fantastic health benefits and delicious flavor in one package. My Pumpkin Chia Pudding with Maple Glazed Walnut Coconut Crunch meets that criteria, and it’s one of those tasty desserts you will want to make again and again.

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By on October 29, 2013 in Blog, Chia Seeds, Coconut Milk, Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian

TV Tuesday #38 – Fast and Easy 10 Minute Coconut Spinach Soup

Every one needs a meal that can come together quickly, when the hunger hits. Though salads can come together easily enough, sometimes something hot is in order.

That’s where this 10 minute coconut spinach soup comes in.

The thing about soup is that it can take hours or minutes. Whether you’re putting together a beef and lentil soup, a French onion soup or a vegetable based soup, the cooking times can vary anywhere from 2 hours to 10 minutes. This soup is the latter of the two.

This is for those times when you have that crazy hungry look in your eyes…

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By on January 29, 2013 in Blog, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Lunch, Main Ingredient, Popular Posts, Recipes, Soup, Spinach, Vegan, Vegetarian, Videos

Coconut Rice Pudding (DF,GF,VG) with Caramelized Banana

I fell in love with this easy to make and “hits the sweet spot just perfectly” coconut rice pudding about 5 years ago. It’s almost a fool proof recipe, made from pantry staples. Before this website ever existed and before my whole food journey began, there was this rice pudding. The only change I’ve made to it since is the type of sweetener I use. I like that I can make endless versions of this based on my mood and what I have on hand.

If you’re new to whole foods, trying to limit the amount of pastries, cakes or chocolates you eat may be challenging. And eliminating all treats may have you doing a bakery drive by like some crazy person.

You know, the kind of person that hurriedly rushes into a pastry store, quickly lists off 5 things you “need” even though you promised yourself you’d only order 1. Your heart rate is up, your palms are sweaty and you know the “post sugar binge regret” will be huge, but you don’t care.

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By on January 27, 2013 in Blog, Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Main Ingredient, Recipes, Rice, Vegan, Vegetarian

TV Tuesday #24: Put The Lime In The Coconut – Irresistible Dairy Free Coconut Panna Cotta

We all need a go to dessert that is easy to put together, simple and delicious.

Mine is Panna Cotta.

It’s basically an eggless custard. It’s the Italian version of something like a creme brule or a cremet.

At least that’s the simplest way to describe it.

I love that it takes 5 minutes to make. I also love that I can put this simple dessert together using any kind of dairy product. I’ve done combos of any number of the following; sour cream, yogurt, half and half, buttermilk, cream cheese. They were all delish!

Today I want to share a dairy free version.

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By on September 18, 2012 in Blog, Coconut Milk, Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Main Ingredient, Recipes, TV Tuesdays, Videos

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