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Freedom from sugar: Sugar addiction and our health

Freedom from sugar: Sugar addiction and our health

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness Yesterday was July 4th – Independence Day. We declared our independence in the name of freedom, in the name of liberty and justice, in the name of individual rights and the pursuit of happiness. A day dedicated to […]

Vegan whipped cream: sugar-free (0g), dairy-free recipe

Vegan whipped cream: sugar-free (0g), dairy-free recipe

My first attempt failure I’ve seen vegan whipped cream all over Pinterest and the healthy food blogosphere for ages now – it’s not particularly ground-breaking. But all of the recipes I found have sugar or sugar-containing ingredients. No thank you, said me. As per standard […]

Juice Pulp Muffins: Vegan, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Recipe

Juice Pulp Muffins: Vegan, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Recipe

Juice up your life

Last year after I was diagnosed with Lymphoma, I immediately went into research mode and dove into everything I could find when it came to anti-cancer nutrition. Carrot juice came up time and again: there were numerous stories of miraculous recoveries from the simple consumption of carrot juice alone. Resource after resource touted the anti-cancer benefits of vast quantities of carrot juice.

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Vegan Spinach Basil Pesto

Vegan Spinach Basil Pesto

All the Italian in me To the best of my knowledge, I have zero Italian in me. But I was born in Manhattan and raised in New Jersey, so I know good pizza and I know good Italian food. And I’ve been to Italy. The […]

Clean Green Soup: A vegan cancer fighting machine

Clean Green Soup: A vegan cancer fighting machine

The S Factor Anytime I overindulge a bit in the food department and stray from my typical healthy eating habits (hi bachelorette, reunion, and wedding all within 9 days), I revert to the S factor: really Simple eating, comprised primarily of soups, salads, and smoothies, […]

Sugar: The Dietary Devil, and why you should cut sugar

Sugar: The Dietary Devil, and why you should cut sugar

The White Devil

Unless you’ve been completely disconnected from reality, you know that the sugar skeleton is finally out of the nutrition closet. It’s worse than gluten, it’s worse than dairy, and yes, it’s even worse than fat. (more…)

Spicy Sweet Potato Hummus

Spicy Sweet Potato Hummus

Spice up your summer Hey guys, I hope you all had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend! I spent mine celebrating my cousin’s soon-to-be wife’s (so does that make her my future cousin-in-law? ;)) bachelorette on Cape Cod and phew I’m exhausted but feeling so nourished.

My Morning Cuppa: To coffee or not

My Morning Cuppa: To coffee or not

Nostalgia in a mug I love coffee and everything about it – the scent of the beans, the comfort of a coffee shop, the ritual of my morning perk-in-a-cup. This morning ritual is a full sensory experience for me. It’s not about the caffeine; it’s about everything that […]

Vegan Queso, Two Ways

Vegan Queso, Two Ways

Ay yo where’s my queso

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve been on a Mexican food kick lately, so I figure no better time than now to post my vegan queso recipes. I made more this week, of course. And seriously this dip is so delicious, people devour it. I brought it to a party and literally everyone asked what was in it and how can they get some. And no one has a clue how healthy it really is. (more…)

Taco Tuesday, Grain-Free Dairy-Free Style

Taco Tuesday, Grain-Free Dairy-Free Style

Cinco de Mayo vibes So I’ve been on a total Mexican food kick lately, thanks in part to Cinco de Mayo as well as the shift in weather. Cinco de Mayo kind of signifies a shift in my dietary habits and cravings, and even though the warm weather […]