Category Archives: Vegan

UnReal Cookies

If you read my story about developing food sensitivities, you’ll know that chocolate is one of the food items I can no longer eat if it has soy lecithin in it. Read Blog Here: https://goo.gl/bmvT2a
UnReal candy is another brand that I found after developing my food sensitivities. You can find them in most grocery stores or buy them online here: http://bit.ly/2C41W1Z.  Their chocolate has sunflower lecithin in it instead of soy lecithin, which allows me to eat them. They have an alternative to M&M’S and Reese’s, that taste just as good, which I was very excited about because M&M’S were …

 

Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan, Dairy-Free and Refined Sugar-Free No Bake Breakfast Brownies

Brownies for breakfast? Sounds good to me! How could you pass down a sweet for breakfast? What better way to start off the morning than a no bake, gluten-free, Paleo, vegan, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free breakfast brownie. That’s right! This brownie is allergy-friendly and perfect for anyone who is on a diet. They are healthy brownies and you don’t need an oven to make them. You do, however, have to refrigerate them for about 30 minutes, so they are not a brownie you can eat right away.
These brownies are soft, chewy and rich in flavor. They are perfect for chocolate …

 

Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate

It’s winter time! There’s snow on the ground, cold weather, you get to spend some time indoors. You play outside in the snow or snow blow the driveway, and go inside only to feel your cold body start to shiver. There’s nothing better to have than a hot cup of dairy-free hot chocolate to keep you warm. Rich hot chocolate that contains no dairy for those with dairy allergies or those who choose to not consume dairy products.
This hot chocolate is also perfect for those who may not have a dairy allergy, but want something sweet and hot to drink. …

 

Corn, Tomato, and Basil Salad

 In yesterday’s blog, we shared an incredible corn salad recipe. Today we share one from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Ingredients:

4 ears of corn, shucked and sliced off the cob (or 3 cups frozen corn)
1 cup shelled edamame, cooked
1 small red onion, diced
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons cider vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 lime, juiced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
1 avocado, cut into 2 inch pieces
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced

Directions:
In a large bowl, combine vinegar, olive oil, lime juice, salt, pepper and garlic; set aside.
In a medium-sized pot, bring water to …

 

A Great Corn Salad for Summer

It is summer and corn is in season across the country. Therefore it is a wonderful time to try corn in a new way! This wonderful corn salad from Ina Garten is my go to recipe for bbq, picnics during the summer and anytime of the year.
It can be made with fresh corn or if in a hurry with frozen corn thawed. I have done it both ways and if using frozen corn, I use two bags.  I also have cooked the corn in the microwave instead of on the stove in boiling water.
Its refreshing flavors make it a perfect …

 

Quinoa crumbs

I’m always looking for ways to make my salads more interesting. Getting your greens is important, especially because there’s a link between eating more cruciferous veggies and survival for women with breast cancer.
But salads aren’t just about the greens: it’s important to top them with healthy options, too. Put away those fake bacon bits! If you want a little crunch, all you need is to make some quinoa crumbs.
Quinoa has been a healthy pantry darling for a while now, because of its high protein and fiber content (among other things). But I’ve only recently begun to see people toasting them …

 

Peachy keen smoothie

A recent study may show that peaches may slow the growth and ability to spread of breast cancer cells. Did you really need an excuse to eat more peaches? But, if you’re stuck in the northeast where we had snow on the ground yesterday (in mid-April!), fresh peaches may be out of the question.
That’s ok! Did you know that frozen fruits and vegetables often have more nutrients than their fresh counterparts because they’re frozen at their peak of ripeness? And you know what frozen fruit means…smoothies! This recipe calls for a cup of frozen peaches, which I estimate is about …

 

Roasted chickpeas

One of my pitfalls when it comes to healthy eating is snacks. I’ll have a nice bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, a smoothie for a mid-morning snack, a salad for lunch…and then a bag of chips. Or a few cookies. Or some candy. Most of the time, it’s not that I crave those specific foods – I just want salty or sweet. So when I discovered roasted chickpeas last week, I was ecstatic. A healthy food made even more delicious, that satisfies the urge for crunchy and salty? You bet. Not only do I snack on them, I add them to …

 

Sweet potato hummus

I could eat hummus every day. Chickpeas, the main ingredient in hummus, are a great source of protein, and may even have cancer-fighting properties. Plus, it’s so simple to make.
Although most of the time I just make a traditional garlic and lemon recipe, this week I had some extra sweet potatoes lying around and I thought I’d try something new. I roasted the sweet potatoes to bring out their sweetness, and added them in with a little garam masala, an Indian spice blend with coriander, cumin, and cinnamon.
Scoop it some up with broccoli florets or homemade pita.

Sweet potato hummus

2 small …

 

Wheat pita

Fresh bread is one of the best indulgences, but it doesn’t have to make you feel guilty. There’s something therapeutic about biting into a chewy, toothsome pita, especially after kneading it yourself. Pita is easy to make, and without any added chemicals and preservatives, it can be a great addition to your diet. I love to eat it with hummus and veggies.

Wheat pita
1 3/4 wheat flour
1/2 cup white flour
1 cup warm water
2 1/2 tsp yeast
1 tsp honey
Measure yeast and honey into warm water. Leave alone about 5 minutes, until yeast has dissolved and mixture is foamy. Pour flours in large …