Recipes

 

Just as my philosophy with health and nutrition in general is that it should be simple, I believe eating should be the same. No quick-fix, no dieting – just returning to the foods God originally designed for us, eaten the way or as close to the way as possible that He created them. I eat a whole-food, plant-based, Genesis 1:29 focused diet and emphasize traditional preparations. That means soaking, sprouting, and fermenting. Additionally, I eat gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free, and currently am experimenting with completely raw, so what I share will reflect that, although not all of my recipes on here are fully raw.

I see many people who are confined to recipes and are at a loss if they don’t have an ingredient list with measurements and directions in front of them. I hope to encourage you to begin to view recipes as inspiration and then feel freedom to adapt and change them. Personally, I don’t follow measurements or even measure out my own recipes, and don’t think others need to either. My desire is to help you return to the art of cooking and learn how to prepare foods without following a recipe to a T.  With my recipes you will find approximations of amounts in the ingredient lists for a reference point only that I hope will help you make your own creations based on texture and flavor, and making them unique to your own kitchen. Learn to taste as you go along, adjust accordingly, and be creative in the kitchen. Enjoy that process of taking risks, because you never know how incredible something will be until you try!

Take these recipes of mine as inspiration. Don’t feel you need to copy what I do. Enjoy the journey!

5-Minute Ranch Dressing

5-Minute Ranch Dressing

Hibiscus Beet Nice Cream

Hibiscus Beet Nice Cream

Cinnamon Sunflower and Sesame Seed Rawnola

Cinnamon Sunflower and Sesame Seed Rawnola

Summer Corn and Watermelon Salad with Smoky Dressing

Summer Corn and Watermelon Salad with Smoky Dressing

A Trip to the Philippines for Jesus and Bananas

A Trip to the Philippines for Jesus and Bananas

Chocolate-Dipped Sprouted Raweos

Chocolate-Dipped Sprouted Raweos

4-Ingredient Avocado Truffles

4-Ingredient Avocado Truffles

Cucumber Noodles with Mustard Greens Pesto

Cucumber Noodles with Mustard Greens Pesto

Sprouted Lentil Blondies

Sprouted Lentil Blondies

Purple Sweet Potato Soup

Purple Sweet Potato Soup

Sprouted Quinoa Pancakes

Sprouted Quinoa Pancakes

Spring Detox Soup with Beet Hemp Milk

Spring Detox Soup with Beet Hemp Milk

Beet Hemp Milk

Beet Hemp Milk

Piggies in the Mud (Frosted Animal Crackers)

Piggies in the Mud (Frosted Animal Crackers)

Chili Lime Sweet Potatoes

Chili Lime Sweet Potatoes

3-Ingredient Avocado Pudding

3-Ingredient Avocado Pudding

Sourdough Buckwheat Flatbread

Sourdough Buckwheat Flatbread

Mulberry Acai Milkshake

Mulberry Acai Milkshake

Nourishing Spaghetti Squash Ramen

Nourishing Spaghetti Squash Ramen

Fermented Steel Cut Oat Raisin Cookies (v, gf)

Fermented Steel Cut Oat Raisin Cookies (v, gf)

Cheesy Lemon Massaged Kale Salad

Cheesy Lemon Massaged Kale Salad

Red Kuri Curry Soup with 3 Toppings

Red Kuri Curry Soup with 3 Toppings

Raw Mint Chocolate Cups with Avocado Pudding Filling

Raw Mint Chocolate Cups with Avocado Pudding Filling

Vegan Gluten-Free Gingersnaps with 3-Ingredient Icing

Vegan Gluten-Free Gingersnaps with 3-Ingredient Icing

5-Minute Date-Sweetened Cranberry Sauce

5-Minute Date-Sweetened Cranberry Sauce

Smoky Bean and Veggie Chili with Lime Tortilla Chips

Smoky Bean and Veggie Chili with Lime Tortilla Chips

Mandarin Creamsicle Nice Cream

Mandarin Creamsicle Nice Cream

Curry-Spiced Delicata with Avocado Lime Sauce

Curry-Spiced Delicata with Avocado Lime Sauce

Pomegranate, Beet & Lime Smoothie

Pomegranate, Beet & Lime Smoothie

Easy Cheesy Dairy-Free Spaghetti Squash

Easy Cheesy Dairy-Free Spaghetti Squash

Easy Dairy-Free Carrot Soup with Miso and Ginger

Easy Dairy-Free Carrot Soup with Miso and Ginger

Dairy-Free Pumpkin Chip Milkshake

Dairy-Free Pumpkin Chip Milkshake

Healthiest Raw Cookie Dough

Healthiest Raw Cookie Dough

Roasted Butternut and Brussels Sprout Salad

Roasted Butternut and Brussels Sprout Salad

Fall Antioxidant Smoothie Bowl

Fall Antioxidant Smoothie Bowl

Nourishing Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Nourishing Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Autumn Stuffed Acorn Squash

Autumn Stuffed Acorn Squash

2-Ingredient Cranberry Nice Cream

2-Ingredient Cranberry Nice Cream

Easy Roasted Honeynut Squash

Easy Roasted Honeynut Squash

Fudgy Vegan Gluten-Free Brownies

Fudgy Vegan Gluten-Free Brownies

Healthiest Dairy-Free Quinoa Mac n Cheese

Healthiest Dairy-Free Quinoa Mac n Cheese

No-Bake Vegan & Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake

No-Bake Vegan & Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake

Dairy-Free Acorn Squash Soup

Dairy-Free Acorn Squash Soup

Raw Lemon Cheesecake and Life’s Changes

Raw Lemon Cheesecake and Life’s Changes

Basic Açai Power Bowl

Basic Açai Power Bowl

Thriving Green Superfood Dressing

Thriving Green Superfood Dressing

3 Ingredient Raw “Hard-Shell” Chocolate Sauce

3 Ingredient Raw “Hard-Shell” Chocolate Sauce

Simple Summer Veggie Salad

Simple Summer Veggie Salad

“Stir-Fried” Turmeric Quinoa

“Stir-Fried” Turmeric Quinoa

Oil-Free Sprouted Chickpea Hummus Trio

Oil-Free Sprouted Chickpea Hummus Trio

Huckleberry Nice Cream

Huckleberry Nice Cream

Raw Sprouted Carrot Cake

Raw Sprouted Carrot Cake

3-Ingredient Dairy-free Raw Fudge

3-Ingredient Dairy-free Raw Fudge

Raw Zoodle Pasta Salad with Avocado Pesto

Raw Zoodle Pasta Salad with Avocado Pesto

Why Gut Health is so Important to me

Why Gut Health is so Important to me

Simple 7-Ingredient Stir Fry Sauce

Simple 7-Ingredient Stir Fry Sauce

Easy Rhubarb Crumble

Easy Rhubarb Crumble

Date Paste – The Ultimate Whole Foods Sweetener

Date Paste – The Ultimate Whole Foods Sweetener

My Morning Smoothie

My Morning Smoothie

Roasted Corn and Avocado Salsa

Roasted Corn and Avocado Salsa

Lentil and Veggie Sloppy Joes

Lentil and Veggie Sloppy Joes

Apricot and Basil Nice Cream

Apricot and Basil Nice Cream

5-Minute Date Sweetened Ketchup

5-Minute Date Sweetened Ketchup

Sprouted No-Bake Cookies

Sprouted No-Bake Cookies

Sprouted Lentil Crust Pizza

Sprouted Lentil Crust Pizza

Cherry Mango Nice Cream

Cherry Mango Nice Cream

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