Vegan and Gluten-Free Recipes

These recipes are perfect for those looking for something that is both vegan AND gluten-free*.

* Please note that if gluten-free is important to you, that you will need to make sure that certain ingredients state “gluten-free” on the package. 

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Apple Kale Ginger Smoothie

Posted on Mar 24th, 2013

When I am in a groove I start just about every day with this smoothie, or some variation thereof. It jump starts my energy and I feel more virtuous knowing that I have…

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Asparagus with Spicy Cilantro Pepita Pesto

Posted on Apr 7th, 2014

This dish is perfect for spring! I love this pesto and it works for all sorts of applications. Bright, healthy and vibrant it will change the way you think of…

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Avocado Miso Toast

Posted on Aug 22nd, 2014

I'm not the biggest breakfast person. I know that it is the most important meal of the day, and I realize that as a health food professional I should be more diligent.…

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Baked Yucca Chips with Spicy Mango Guacamole

Posted on Mar 3rd, 2014

Chips and Guacamole are one of my favorite snacks...I even make it a meal sometimes. These backed yucca chips are an easy and healthy alternative that are unique and of…

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Basil Mint Pesto Recipe

Posted on Jun 24th, 2014

Pesto is one of the easiest things to make and it is such a versatile condiment. I use it for sandwiches, over eggs, as a source for grilled veggies or fish or as a dip.…

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Chocolate Almond Butter Cherry Bombs

Posted on Mar 24th, 2013

These chocolate almond butter cherry bombs are SUPER easy and YUMMY treats that I adapted from the food blog Oh She Glows. They are vegan and gluten free and absolutely…

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Chocolate Cherry Pistachio Bon Bons

Posted on Feb 2nd, 2015

Handmade gifts go a long way (especially the edible kind), and are a much nicer gesture than a gift card, specifically for the Winter Holidays or Valentine's Day…

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Cinnamon Tahini Oatmeal Cookies

Posted on Dec 12th, 2016

This outstanding Cinnamon Tahini Oatmeal Cookie recipe is an adaptation of my dear dear friend, fellow chef and devout foodie Robbin Russell. I have always been a sucker…

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Coconut Chickpea Curry

Posted on Feb 4th, 2013

Coconut Chickpea Curry 3 Tablespoons coconut oil, ghee or olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, small dice 4 large cloves garlic, sliced thin 2 inch knob of fresh…

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Parsnip Soup

Creamy Cauliflower Parsnip Soup

Posted on Oct 27th, 2013

Fall makes me feel like soup, even if it is still 80+ degrees. This recipe is hearty, creamy (though vegan), quick and YUM! It is also good made with a variety of…

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Curried Lentil Veggie Soup

Posted on Feb 9th, 2016

Nothing is more satisfying (and easy to cook) than a simple vegetable soup. Warm your belly and your kitchen with this simple, hearty and healthy recipe that will be…

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Eggplant Bánh Mì Tacos with Pickled Veggies & Spicy Aioli

Posted on Oct 3rd, 2016

Austin LOVES tacos...well and who doesn't quite frankly? I think we love them because they can be filled with just about anything- which is part of the fun. Get…

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Eggplant Zucchini Pasta

Eggplant Tomato Bolognese with Quinoa Pasta & Zucchini

Posted on Apr 2nd, 2015

Wether your in a chilly climate in just the first days of spring or in South Florida, this recipe is the perfect meal. If you need to warm up, this a the healthier way…

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Gluten Free Powerhouse Bread

Posted on Nov 7th, 2014

I found the inspiration for recipe through a really amazing foodie website called Food 52. The pics are to die for and the recipes are mouthwatering. Bread gets a bad…

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Gooey Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted on Dec 8th, 2016

This fabulous, decadent and somewhat "naughty" recipe for Gooey Double Chocolate Chip Cookies was the brainchild of our Chef Heather Valdes. She created it for one of…

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Gooey Fudgy Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies

Posted on Feb 12th, 2016

When my husband Anthony makes a food request, I will always oblige. This is rare and he is my favorite person to cook for. I asked him what dessert he wanted for…

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Green Curry Vegetables with Tofu

Posted on Oct 2nd, 2013

I recently made this Thai Curry for a private class. It is vibrant, spicy and all around amazing! Recipe: Green Curry Vegetables with Tofu Ingredients: 3…

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Healing Creamy Vegetable Miso Soup

Posted on Mar 6th, 2013

This nourishing and hearty soup was inspired for my mother who just underwent major surgery. She needs easily digestible, protein rich and comforting foods. This soup…

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Healing Herb Infused Water

Posted on May 26th, 2013

Many of you who have been to my classes have raved about this simple herb infused water. It is tasty, very healing and easy as pie. I make all different flavors from…

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How to Sprout Most Beans

Posted on Feb 23rd, 2017

Sprouts are fun and easy to grow and are delicious, alkaline and packed full of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. These fun little projects are also a great source…

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Kale & Sweet Potato Salad with Miso Ginger Dressing

Posted on Mar 5th, 2013

I just love myself some miso! Especially the white or the yellow flavors as they are sweeter and have less salt than the brown or red varieties, in fact I could almost…

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Marinated Cucumber Seaweed Salad

Posted on Jul 2nd, 2014

I used to always order a seaweed salad at a Japanese restaurant. That is until I realized that the bright green ones are artificially colored...ewww! Do not fret, you…

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Millet & Chia Breakfast Porridge

Posted on Apr 18th, 2013

This Millet & Chia Breakfast Porridge is a great alternative to oatmeal. Millet is gluten-free and the most alkaline of all grains. It is also quite versatile, and…

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Minted Watermelon Cooler

Posted on Jul 2nd, 2014

This is the perfect summer drink, especially with a little "kick" added to it. It is versatile and can be done with many different kinds of fruit. Accidentally add some…

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Mixed Mushroom Parcels with Sherry & Herbs

Posted on Apr 20th, 2016

Everyone is looking for exciting vegetable side dishes. These tasty little parcels are super fun, fast and a neat crowd pleaser. Many different veggies will work and you…

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Collard Veggie Wrap

Mixed Veggie Brown Rice Wrap with Garlic Tahini Sauce

Posted on Feb 26th, 2014

This wrap is incredibly easy and can stand in as a full meal. Treat the recipe as a blank canvas and add anything that you think might be good. Jazz up the rice a bit,…

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Moroccan Carrot Salad with Miso

Posted on Apr 19th, 2013

This salad was inspired by a dear and talented friend of mine. Ellen Kanner recently released the fabulous book Feeding the Hungry Ghost. This is a woven tale filled…

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Pear & Fennel Salad Rolls with Toasted Walnuts

Pear and Fennel Salad Rolls with Toasted Walnuts

Posted on Oct 13th, 2014

Everyone loves portable food, especially these days. These salad rolls wrapped with Asian rice paper wrappers are so easy to work with and can turn many different foods…

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Pizza with Carrot Almond Crust

Posted on May 22nd, 2014

We all LOVE pizza right? This recipe will give you an excuse to eat it more often...Yay! This is also an easier and faster alternative to a cauliflower crust as you…

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes with Blueberry Compote

Posted on Oct 30th, 2013

Everybody loves pancakes (well, except my husband...what???). They are not the typically the most healthy way to start the day however. These pancakes on the other hand…

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Quick Black Bean Sliders with Cilantro Sauce

Posted on Jul 4th, 2015

Quick Black Bean Sliders with Cilantro Sauce 1/2 cup rolled oats 2 teaspoons cumin 2 teaspoons chili powder 3 large cloves garlic 2 large scallions, roughly…

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Quick Strawberry Mint Sorbet

Posted on Jul 26th, 2014

Light, refreshing and perfect for summer, this quick sorbet is simple and delicious. It also doesn't have any of the weird ingredients or stabilizers that many of the…

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Raw Carrot Cake Truffles

Posted on Mar 8th, 2013

These tasty delights are easy, healthy and SO dee-lish. To me they represent an alternative to my favorite decadent treat of dense carrot cake with gooey cream cheese…

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Raw Chocolate Bark

Posted on Sep 12th, 2016

Many of you know by now that I have quite the sweet tooth. I actually don't do much baking for the particular reason (I would eat it ALL, sigh). This Raw Chocolate Bark…

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Raw Chocolate Coconut Truffles

Posted on Apr 27th, 2013

Would anyone say no to a Raw Chocolate Coconut Truffle? I didn't think so! These tasty treats are always a big hit. They are vegan, gluten free and packed with iron,…

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Raw Energy Bars

Posted on Jan 16th, 2016

https://youtu.be/gdzQKgIqeeQ Raw Energy Bars 1 cup nuts such as walnuts, pecans or almonds or a mixture of 1/3 cup chia seeds 1/3 cup coconut flakes 1/2 cup…

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Vegan Sushi Recipe

Raw Nori Rolls with Spicy Coconut Dipping Sauce

Posted on Aug 9th, 2012

These rolls are the perfect snack, or even a light meal if you add something on the side. They are raw, full of super foods and incredibly delicious…one of my all time…

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Autumn Salad Recipe

Shaved Root Vegetable Salad with Toasted Hazelnuts

Posted on Oct 2nd, 2013

With the coming of fall, root veggies are inspiring. This Shaved Root Vegetable Salad with Toasted Hazelnuts is simple, fast, and even better the next day. There are…

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Black Bean Salad

Southwestern Black Bean & Corn Salad

Posted on Oct 24th, 2013

Everybody loves black beans, or I should say I can't imagine how they someone couldn't like them. I love them! This is a great salad for the warm weather and holds…

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Spicy Nacho Kale Chips

Posted on Feb 19th, 2013

Definite S.F.O  Update (Seriously Freakin' Outstanding) My most favorite all time amazing snack. They are spicy, crunchy, decadent and healthy all at the same time.…

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Spicy Southwestern Kelp Noodles with Avocado & Toasted Seeds

Posted on Sep 14th, 2015

Raise your hand if you love noodles. I DO, I DO!!! Unfortunately they tend to be on the heavy side and often carry the "guilt factor".  I prefer not to associate guilt…

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Spring Pea & Coconut Soup with Ginger

Spring Pea & Coconut Soup with Ginger

Posted on Oct 24th, 2013

This soup is amazing. It is quite unexpected how tasty it actually is, and how easy. Good warm or cold, full of flavor, packed with healing ingredients and just all…

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Thai Mango Cucumber Salad

Posted on Aug 5th, 2013

This is one of my favorite salads and perfect for mango season here in South Florida. I made it as a demo for the Annual Mango Festival at the Fairchild Tropical Gardens…

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The Perfect Banana Ice Cream

Posted on Jun 21st, 2014

This recipe has changed my life, seriously. As an ice cream addict I needed to find another healthier route...this Banana Ice Cream (or "nice" cream) is it! It has…

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Tomato Cucumber Salad with Sesame Oil & Lemongrass

Posted on Jan 6th, 2015

Last Sunday I did an open house at Teena's Pride farm. I just love, love, love basking in all the glory of such fantastically fresh and delicious produce! It is so easy…

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Vanilla Cashew Milk

Posted on Feb 4th, 2016

This Vanilla Cashew Milk recipe is a revelation for me. Some of you know of my "milk conundrum". That is, my long time battle with what kind of milk to take in my…

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Vegan Dark Chocolate Mousse

Posted on Oct 30th, 2013

Who doesn't love chocolate? Well and avocado as well :). A simple blend of nutrient dense ingredients- this recipe is SO easy and a much healthier alternative to quench…

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Warm Quinoa & Zucchini Salad

Posted on Apr 1st, 2013

This is such a quick recipe that is a perfect weeknight addition to any meal. Make it a meal in itself and add some cooked garbanzos or lentils right at the end. It is…

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Zucchini Alfredo

Zucchini Alfredo “Pasta”

Posted on Mar 23rd, 2014

This recipe is a revelation...a way to indulge and feel great about it! True alfredo sauce is one of these foods that is pretty much on the "do not eat" list. But this…

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Zucchini Cakes with Spicy Lemon Coconut Sauce

Posted on Jul 21st, 2014

SUPER easy, vegan, gluten & grain free and YUMMY, what could be better? Get creative and change it up a bit with some other shredded veggies, the sky's the…

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Kelp Zucchini Noodles

Zucchini Pasta & Kelp Noodles with Sunflower Cilantro Pesto

Posted on Jul 17th, 2017

Kelp noodles are one of my favorite ingredients these days and this Zucchini Pasta & Kelp Noodles with Sunflower Cilantro Pesto dish is a happy new addition to my…

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Zucchini Pasta with Sun Dried Tomato Cashew Sauce

Posted on May 8th, 2013

One of my favorite go-to "pasta" recipes. It is raw, plant-based, full of nutrients and yummy! I think we are all trying to be a bit more carb conscious. Though I am an…

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