Herby Cold Cucumber Gazpacho
(Gluten-free, vegan, dairy free, nightshade-free, paleo, AIP, keto)
This soup is perfect for a hot summer day. I have been very into drinking my vegetables recently and have made this soup 3 times in the last week. This recipe (like most of my recipes) is very flexible so add more of what you like and leave out the cilantro if it tastes like soap to you!
Super Easy Super Green Sauce Recipe
Gluten-free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
Super delicious, satisfying and healthy gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan cookies.
My Top 3 Caffeine- Free Coffee Alternatives
I love coffee, but unfortunately coffee doesn't love me. A few years ago I realized that my daily cup of coffee was hurting my stomach, making me break out and causing me to feel really anxious. I slowly transitioned it out of my life and my skin and mental health thank me for it.
I switched my coffee for tea, but still really I missed the taste. I searched far and wide for the best caffeine-free alternatives to replace my daily mug of joe. You can enjoy these in the morning, afternoon and evening. No need to kick your coffee habit to sip some new delicious herbal beverages.
Enjoy my top caffeine-free coffee alternatives and let me know which one is your favorite!
Let me know which one you like best!
As the weather warms up enjoy a refreshing drink that gives your body a nutrient boost. I enjoy these Herbal Spritzers in the morning, afternoon and night. They make a great celebratory drink if you’re cutting down on the booze too.
Let your herbal mixture cool to room temperature. Strain the liquid into a jar using a mesh strainer. If you used berries, make sure to use the back of the spoon to squish all the juice out. Compost the used herbs.
Add 1/4- 1/3 cup honey and shake jar vigorously to dissolve. I use much less than I would if I was making a syrup. Note that this will make your ice cubes a little sticky. You can choose to not use honey if you want an unsweetened version or try another form of sweetener.
I also add a splash of apple cider vinegar for preservation.
Some of my favorite places to purchase bulk herbs are Mountain Rose Herbs, Starwest Botanicals. and Lhasa Karnak
Healthy Chocolate (or Carob!) Banana Cake
Gluten-free, nut-free, vegan, and refined sugar free
-You can make this recipe into cupcakes, just shorten the baking time to 18-25 minutes. Check them after 18 minutes.
-I like cooking my bananas before I use them in this recipe. I usually microwave my for 30 seconds- 1 minute to bring extra sweetness out of the bananas and to make it easier to mash them. Not necessary though!*
Recipe adapted from Fueled and Fit.
Easy Chocolate (or Carob) Sauce
Quick Salmon and Avocado Salad
5-6oz canned wild caught salmon, drained ( I like wild planet)
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 minced celery stalk
1 tsp coconut vinegar or lemon juice
¼ tsp kelp or dulse granules
Salt to taste
Optional: 1/2 tsp dried dill (or 1 tsp fresh dill, minced)
-In a small bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.
-Serve on a bed of greens, top of cucumber slices, with seed crackers or however you’d like!
Chicken and Rice Soup
This recipe is dedicated to my inner child who used to guzzle root beer when ever I saw a soda dispenser. Many years and a nutrition degree later, I still love root beer, but am pretty far away from reaching for soda. So I decided to make my own herbal adaptogenic root beer. Cheers to all the root beer and herbal medicine fans out there, this one is for you.