Morning Glory Cookies (vegan,GF)

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Saturday evening is a time to get creative in the AV kitchen. This time the inspiration was my Sunday morning yoga class. I wanted to make something healthy and wholesome to share with my Yogis:) The finished product was a low-sugar gluten free Morning Glory Cookie – made with homemade date paste . These cookies…

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Vegan Lime Poppyseed Mini Cheesecakes

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Wouldn’t you love to be greeted home with a batch of these? We’re talking mini cheesecakes and not just any ordinary kinda cheesecake! Typical cheesecakes won’t make you feel as good as these vegan version will! Natural sugars, a lot less fat and nutrient rich ingredients just add to their charm! 1 cup finely shredded…

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Chinese Style Green Beans

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Chinese food is one of the great comfort foods,however it could be a caloric bomb waiting to destroy your physique!!!  Today we are sharing a healthy spin on the typical buffet style fried green beans. You can enjoy this delicious side dish without all the added sodium and oils. Add a cup of chickpeas and you have…

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Show me your breakfast….Vegan Parfait

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This Vegan Berry Parfait is a creamy and dreamy our take on normal yogurt based parfaits. This mix of blueberries, strawberries and coconut satisfies all cravings and leaves you energized! 1 can full fat, organic coconut milk 1/3 cup cashews 1 tsp chia seeds 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp cinnamon 2 cups blueberries…

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Roasted Stuffed Bell Peppers

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Quick and delicious is the best way to describe this recipe. That’s why I love stuffed peppers. They can be completely assembled and stored in the fridge in advance, so when you are ready, all you have to do is bake it. Also if you are carb-o-phobe using a pepper as your outer shell saves…

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Healthy Strawberry-Rhubarb Bar

These easy-to-make bars consist of a crispy oatmeal crust, a thick layer of sweet and tangy fruit filling and a crumb topping. They are perfect with morning cup of coffee, or have one for an afternoon snack……and also for dessert (basically you can eat them anytime) 🙂 Enjoy Crust: 1.5 cups whole raw almonds 1.5 cups…

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Tabbouleh Salad (Parsley Salad)

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Tabbouleh is a healthy, rich and super-green salad with pure Lebanese origins that is known for its spicy-tangy kick.  In traditional Lebanese cuisine this salad is made with burgur- cracked wheat. And on the topic of bulgur, if you are allergic to gluten or simply want a gluten-free version, try substituting the bulgur with Quinoa.…

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Nutty Sweet Potato Soup

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This experiment was a big success in my eyes 🙂   Combining sweet potatoes with leek and peanut butter makes a comforting dish that is perfect for a chilly evening. 2 Tbs of extra virgin olive oil 2 medium leeks, white and light green parts thinly sliced 3 Tbs tomato paste 3 Tbs natural peanut…

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Nutty Burgers

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These are delicious and hugely addicting vegan burgers. The seeds give the burgers a fantastic crunch and texture. You won’t be able to stop at just one…or two… 🙂 Ingredients: 1/2 cup mushrooms 2 cup mixed nuts and seeds walnuts – almonds,walnuts, pumpkin seeds,flax seeds, sunflower seeds (soaked) 1 carrot, shredded 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 1/2…

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