Cherry Pie for Breakfast! Coconut Chocolate Cherry Macadamia Nut Mini Pies

Healthy enough to eat for breakfast, and decadent enough to eat for dessert! Coconut Chocolate Cherry Macadamia Nut Mini Pies {raw, vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, paleo}

Who wants cherry pie for breakfast?? These raw, vegan, gluten-free Coconut Chocolate Cherry Macadamia Nut Mini Pies are healthy enough to eat for breakfast, yet decadent enough to eat for dessert! … [Read more...]

Cucumber Avocado Gazpacho Shooters + A Yummly Tutorial

Cucumber Avocado Gazpacho Shooters. Refreshing, nourishing, and, oh-so-delicious!

Refreshing, nourishing, and 0h-so-delicious, these raw, vegan Cucumber Avocado Gazpacho Shooters, are a fun way to get your daily dose of avocado! Craving something rich and creamy, yet super healthy too? These 5-ingredient {plus sea salt} Cucumber Avocado Gazpacho Shooters have come to your rescue! … [Read more...]

Mexican Chocolate Banana Almond Breakfast Shake + 3 Reasons to Eat Some Almonds Today

This creamy, dreamy Mexican Chocolate Banana Almond Breakfast Shake is just what you need when you're craving something luscious, chocolatey, AND nutritious!

This creamy, dreamy, delicious Mexican Chocolate Banana Almond Breakfast Shake is just what you need when you're craving something luscious, chocolatey, AND nutritious!What have you been craving lately?? Me? This rich, fudgy, sinfully delicious Chocolate Fudge Cake {gluten-free} topped with equally rich, fudgy and delicious Chocolate Buttercream frosting that my sweet SiSi made me for Mother's Day. Note: SiSi used a gluten-free flour blend with sorghum flour + tapioca flour + potato starch. If you have been on the lookout for a super … [Read more...]

High Protein Breakfast Ideas for Vegans, Vegetarians, & Omnivores

Power Your Day with Protein Infographic // The Spicy RD

What if I told you the simple act of adding more protein to your breakfast could help keep you alert, energized, satiated, and less likely to over eat later in the day?  Would you be game to try?  If so, check out the inforgraphic below for a list of high protein breakfast ideas to start your day off with, whether you're a vegan, vegetarian, or omnivore! P.S. They're all gluten-free! High Protein Breakfast Ideas More Healthy & Delicious Ways to Boost Your Breakfast with Protein... … [Read more...]

Weekly Menu Plan and a Few of my Happy Things {Orange Pedicure Anyone?}

orange pedicure instagram

Happy Thing #1: Shiny orange tootsies!Happy Thing #2: Having fun with Instagram.   Happy Thing #3: Spending time with my family at Disneyland and California Adventures, and conquering my fear of the Tower of Terror {SiSi was kind and held my hand :-)} P.S. The World of Color Show at California Adventure is spectacular-highly recommend! Happy Thing #4: Convincing my family and friends that kale is not only super healthy, but DELICIOUS as well.  I served my Kale Caesar Salad at a dinner party last night, and there was not a speck left on … [Read more...]

Roasted Potato Salad Nicoise

nicoise potato salad

This is a story of a love affair between the ever so humble potato and the even humbler more humble green bean.  Alone, they are quite delicious enough in my opinion {unless said green beans come from a can-no thank you}, but marry them with diced red spring onions, kalamata olives, and a simple dressing of olive oil, lemon juice, and golden balsamic vinegar, and they make your mouth sing with pure delight. Yellow Potatoes loaded with nutrients to promote good health.... Gorgeous "Red" Green Beans from Suzies Farm at the Hillcrest Farmers … [Read more...]

Recipe ReDux: A {Healthier} Peanut Butter Cup

peanut butter balls

Happy Birthday Recipe ReDux.  You are one year old today, and what a healthy and delicious year you have had, thanks to your fabulous founders Regan and Serena and Deanna! To celebrate this month's theme, "Small Bites", I'm pairing two of my {almost daily} favorites, dark chocolate and peanut butter, with just a few other ingredients, to make a peanut butter cup, that is no less delicious than the original, but a "tad bit" on the healthier side. In this case "healthier" meaning, higher in protein, fiber, healthy fats {monounsaturates and … [Read more...]

Pour me a drink…a tall, frosty green one!

Kale Frosty // The Spicy RD

There are some days you just need a drink. Like today... The day  I had planned to share the most delicious  rosemary parmesan polenta fries with you, but then things happened and I got so busy I forgot to pick my son up from his sleepover {thank goodness said friend's mom is SUPER cool and understanding}, and I never had a chance to eat a decent meal {bad dietitian!}, or let alone have a drink of water or take a shower because {gulp!} my water got shut off because I forgot to pay my water bill. Yes. Today is a good day for a drink, … [Read more...]

Singing the Blues…Blueberry Lassi and a Blue Berry Basket Giveaway.

blueberry lassi

Blueberry Lassi~Best enjoyed poolside while listening to Billie Holiday singing the stormy blues. Update June 18, 2012: Congratulations to Sue {#46 chosen via random.org} for winning the Blue Berry Basket Giveaway!  The giveaway is now closed, but please scroll down to find and enjoy my Blueberry Lassi recipe, and happy berry eating everyone! At least a couple of times a week, a bowl of berries {blueberries...strawberries...raspberries...blackberries...and boysenberries}, graces our dinner table come spring and summer, when these healthy … [Read more...]

#icecreamlove: Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Ice Cream

oatmeal raisin cookie dough ice cream

Remember this post from the other day? Where I promised you a {Part Two} surprise??? Well I wasn't sure I could make raw maple cinnamon oatmeal raisin maple pecan cookie dough any better than it already was. But, you know what? I did. And if you like ice cream, and you like oatmeal raisin cookies, you will LOVE this Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Ice Cream. There's really not much to say about this creamy, oatmeal raisin cookie studded dish of deliciousness other than this... You.MUST.make.it. Trust me. Here's the … [Read more...]

Raw Oatmeal Cinnamon Raisin Maple Pecan Cookie Dough {Part One}

cinnamon maple pecan cookie dough

Happy Friday! Happy June 1! Somehow I was in a panic earlier today when I started thinking we were already halfway through the year. I even posted it on Facebook... Happy June 1!!! Who else besides me is having a hard time believing we are already half way through 2012??? In honor of the 2012 half-way mark, I think it's time for a sweet celebration! Check back soon for my sweet creation! As my friend, KB, might say, my "thinker" wasn't working very well today :-) Thank goodness Shelly brought me back to my senses when she sweetly … [Read more...]

A Days Worth of {Delicious} Recipes for Skin Cancer Prevention

Pumpkin Pesto Bruschetta

Loaded with phytonutrients, this triple pepper kale dip may play a role in skin cancer prevention. I've been celebrating Celiac Awareness all month long, but there is another important celebration going on in May that is near and dear to my heart, and that is Skin Cancer Awareness Month.  I hope you will celebrate with me by trying some of my favorite antioxidant and phytonutrient rich recipes, that are not only delicious, but may also play a role in skin cancer prevention. As a blue-eyed blonde {ahem...with a little help from my … [Read more...]

Sea Veggie Tacos with Asian Sesame Dipping Sauce

Sea Veggie Tacos

It's Recipe ReDux time again, and this months theme, "Sea What You've Been Missing" is an ode to the "more obscure" treasures from the sea, such as little fishies {aka sardines, anchovies, and smelts} and super nutritious sea veggies such as nori, wakame, and kombu. Being that this is a ReDux recipe, my Sea Veggie Tacos full fill two important requirements... One, they contain a very respectable dose of nutritious ingredients {sea veggies, napa cabbage, carrots, avocado...}, and two, they are absolutely, positively delicious! Napa … [Read more...]

{Not Rocket Science} PBJ Smoothie

pbj smoothie

I had a craving for PBJ today.  Not the sandwich type, smooshed between two slices of bread, but, rather, the ice cold smoothie type, poured in to a glass and sipped with a straw, or spooned in to one's mouth depending upon the desired level of thickness. So I decided to make one, but I debated sharing it with you, because, really, making a PBJ smoothie isn't rocket science... One thing led to another, and this got me thinking about my father, a nuclear physicist, who wears a t-shirt that says "I really am a rocket scientist" Yes.  He … [Read more...]

#pastalove: Baked Enchilada Pasta

Baked Enchilada Pasta

So... What are you celebrating today? Are you donning a sombrero, a serape, and searching for your last shaker of salt? Are you cheering the ponies on to victory? Or, are you chowing down on a big bowl of delicious pasta??? Me? I'm doing all three :-) Happy Cinco de Mayo, Kentucky Derby, and #Pastalove! In honor of this months pasta love fest, and Cinco de Mayo, I created a baked enchilada pasta dish that's partly based off of this recipe for enchiladas negras I whipped up last weekend for a party at our house. And, for the Kentucky Derby part, … [Read more...]