Ridiculously Healthy Summer Fruit Crisp

Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, no-added fat and no-added sugar. Sweet, ripe mangoes and peaches topped with oat-nut-date streusel and baked for a healthy and guilt-free breakfast, dessert or snack.  The perfect summer fruit crisp. It’s fast, healthy and uses in-season fruits. And it’s just freaking GOOD! No butter. No oil. No sugar. No flour.  Really?? Yessss.  Artificial […]

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Grilled Pineapple Granita

Light, refreshing, fruity summer treat for a really hot day. Grilled pineapple, ginger and lime make an easy effortless, icy dessert or snack.  Creamy (less icy than regular granitas) and packed with pineapple flavor.  ‘Tis H-O-T. Summer is officially upon us.  And all I can think of some thing cold, SUPER cold.    We always […]

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(Super Soft) Orange Walnut Cake

An (almost) easy food processor recipe for super soft cake that is bursting with orange flavor. Delicious plain or coffee. Say hello to my old obsession. (An old recipe revisited for better pictures) Do you love cakes slathered with frosting or just the plain kind? I’m the not-to-sweet kinda gal.  And this is totally my kinda jam.  […]

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Mango Lassi Crepes

Today we are elevating the crepe game! Brown butter – honey cooked mangoes, creamy and tangy cream cheese-greek yogurt rolled into a crepe.   Hello Summer. I’m having a mango problem. It’s getting ridiculous.  I eat it plain, for breakfast, for snack and even for dinner, many week nights. And then I try to come with […]

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Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate shortbread cookies, also known as everyone’s favorite cookie. Neapolitan shortbread sandwiches.  Sounds interesting?  This chocolate shortbread cookie was going to be a part of that.  But…. Everyone, I mean my kids, their friends, our friends, kids around our neighborhood. Did I say everyone? Loved, loved, loved these plain shortbreads so much, I realized that this […]

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Raw Date & Nut Salami

No-cook, vegan snack made with dates, coconut oil, shredded coconut, cashews, pistachios and almonds. Something sweet in the middle of  the day?  Yes please. Make it guilt-free. Start with a smooth, silky, EASY date caramel.  (Taste this…..YUMMMM, right?) Stir in nuts.  Shape. Chill. Slice. Store. If you are using the firmer Noor date variety then, […]

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Oven Baked Beet Falafel

The tastiest falafel ever! Fresh beets, garbanzo beans and spices baked into the most delicious and healthy snack.  Slightly crisp exterior with a soft, almost creamy yet light inside.   If you’d like healthy yet delicious snack, then this is your recipe.  May be a touch different from the authentic ones. Ain’t this place all about […]

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Crispy & Crunchy Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower

Vegetarian version of the classic buttermilk fried chicken. Crispy, crunchy, spicy cauliflower florets that are delicious as a snack or appetizer or side dish. When life gives you cauliflower… you deep fry ’em.  Dunk florets in a buttermilk marinade with spices (six to be precise)…. Plaster with some textured-flour… Let ’em crisp-up in hot oil… […]

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Ridiculously Healthy Carrot & Oat Cookies

Made with 6 wholesome ingredients, these ridiculously healthy cookies are my easy solution when a cookie craving strikes!  I love cookies And anything sweet ‘Tis bikini season So, a cookie that is sweet and chewy, yet out-and-out healthy   Notes: -I used soft Medjool dates. But, if you are using the firmer Noor variety then, […]

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Baked Mango Cups with Honeyed Coconut Streusel

Simplicity at its best! Juicy ripe mango halves topped with honey-coconut-cashew-pistachio-oat streusel. Enjoy plain as a snack or with sweetened greek yogurt for breakfast or with vanilla ice cream for dessert. `Hellllllllo….. Mango season. I think we all know what a mango freak I am. Why is this the best fruit in the Universe?   […]

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