Dec 29

Pasta with Crispy Sole, Roasted Mushrooms, and Spinach

By Ashley | Entree , Recipes

While I was in Tuscany I fell in love with Mediterranean cuisine. Light, fresh and delicious, this is the kind of food I never get tired of, and it doesn’t leave me feeling lethargic. Olives, artichoke hearts, fish, tomatoes, lemon and of course extra virgin olive oil are among my favorite Mediterranean ingredients. Despite the fact that I used frozen fish, this dish took me right back to the Tuscan coast. The pasta I used […]

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Dec 17

Energizing Green Smoothie

By Ashley | Recipes

An adaptation of my Creamy Dreamy Green Smoothie, this is a great energy booster, tastes delicious and delivers at least 1 serving of veggies. This drink is also raw, vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free, and like my other smoothies, made in seconds in the Vitamix. You won’t be disappointed! Energizing Green Smoothie 1 frozen banana 1 tbsp almond butter 2 tbsp raisins 1/3 small avocado 1 ½ c spinach 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 c […]

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Dec 09

Raw Vegan Cranberry Cheesecake with Gingerbread Sauce

By Ashley | Raw Vegan Dessert

It is undeniable that we all crave sugar and butter laden sweets during the holidays. This is especially true when we are always surrounded by foods that are high in calories but low in the valuable nutrients our bodies need to stay healthy and energized. When we examine our December diets, it is no wonder why so many people get sick this time of year. So, I am happy to inform you that I have […]

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Dec 02

Two Mintue Raw Cranberry Sauce

By Ashley | Recipes

I have never been a fan of cranberry sauce. The processed stuff in the can is just . . . repulsive. And I have never found a recipe that I like enough to stand over the stove stirring for an extended period of time. I decided to give this seasonal favorite another go this year. I figured if the vitamix can make ordinary soups and smoothies taste superior, why not give cranberry sauce a go? […]

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Dec 01

Apple Pie Waffles

By Ashley | Recipes

I should probably just call this a breakfast blog because posting my first meal of the day is becoming a trend. I just cannot help that I am always inspired to make breakfast super memorable. I know that a lot of people crave sweets for breakfast and I am no exception. Tis the season for apple pie and these waffles are reminiscent of this classic dessert! This delicious meal definitely satisfies that craving but is […]

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Nov 19

German-Style Pear and Vanilla Pancake

By Ashley | Breakfast , Dessert , Recipes

This is the perfect dish when you are craving pancakes but you don’t feel like standing over the stove. Also, it is hard to believe that this pancake is gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free. It is a quick simple recipe using ingredients that are always in my pantry. It is incredibly simple to change it up as well: use berries when they are in season, or bananas, macadamias, and coconut for a tropical twist. And […]

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