Black Bean Brownies + A Plant Powered For Life Giveaway

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These Black Bean Brownies with Walnuts from Plant-Powered for Life by Sharon Palmer are the most delicious "healthy" brownies you will ever taste! Heck, they might even be some of the most delicious brownies period. … [Read more...]

Recipe ReDux || Cinnamon Orange Syrup + Oatmeal Pancakes

Oatmeal Pancakes with Cinnamon Orange Syrup

One spoonful of this Goldschlagger spiked Cinnamon Orange Syrup alone or on top of my new favorite Oatmeal Pancakes {vegan and gluten-free}, and you will think you have died and gone to Heaven! Yes. It's that good. … [Read more...]

Raw Zucchini Noodles with Lemony Avocado Pesto

Raw Zucchini Noodles with Lemony Avocado Pesto

Fresh and creamy, with a zingy zip, you won't be missing the pasta after your first bite of these raw zucchini noodles with lemony avocado pesto. {Raw, vegan, gluten-free, low-carb, paleo, delicious!}So this is the first dish I created with my new Paderno Veggie Spiralizer. Oh, my, yum. As pretty as these noodles are though, I'm glad you didn't see my very first veggies noodle attempt with a carrot. … [Read more...]

How to Make the Tastiest Homemade Gazpacho in 5 Minutes or Less

Fresh Homemade Gazpacho in 5 Minutes or Less

This super quick and easy, no-cook recipe for fresh homemade gazpacho tastes like summer sunshine in a bowl! Huge thanks to Danielle Omar and her delicious looking Watermelon Gazpacho recipe that I pinned the other day for the inspiration for this latest Instameal recipe... I was all set to make her homemade gazpacho when I realized my basil and cilantro were sadly shriveled and the shallots I thought I had were nowhere to be found. … [Read more...]

Nutter Butter Butterscotch Pudding Smoothie

Nutter Butter Butterscotch Pudding Smoothie

Divinely indulgent, packed with protein and other super duper nutrients, my "secret ingredient" Nutter Butter Butterscotch Pudding Smoothie is a delicious way to start the day! Disclosure: By posting this Nutter Butter Butterscotch Pudding Smoothie recipe, I am eligible to win a prize in the "Pure Encapsulations PureLean Blogger Smoothie Contest". Pure Encapsulations provided me with a free sample of PureLean Protein powder to create my smoothie recipe.  As always, my opinions of this product, and all products mentioned on The Spicy RD, are … [Read more...]

Recipe ReDux ~ Ginger Matcha Green Tea Infused Chia Pudding

Ginger Matcha Green Tea Chia Pudding // EA Stewart

Ginger and matcha green tea infused chia pudding with coconut milk plus fresh mango or strawberries on top, is an absolute matcha match made in Heaven! Oh my goodness, I think you're going to love this one! I've got 3 jars of this Ginger Matcha Green Tea Infused Chia Pudding waiting for you in my fridge. First come, first serve... … [Read more...]

Chocolate Coconut Strawberry Smoothie + The Latest Scoop on Chocolate & Health

Chocolate Coconut Strawberry Smoothie

What would you say if I told you this super delicious and nourishing chocolate coconut strawberry smoothie may be just your ticket to a happy gut and a healthy heart? If you're saying "Cheers!", read on for the latest research findings on dark chocolate, gut microbes, and heart health, then get my super simple recipe for delicious health! … [Read more...]

Re-Boot Green Juice to Fire Up Your Day!

Re-Boot Green Juice to Fire Up Your Day

Some mornings need a quick re-boot, like this super delicious, nutrient packed apple, kale, lime, basil green juice! Do you ever have those mornings where, no matter how many cups of coffee you knock back, there's just no energy flowing at all? … [Read more...]

{Almost} Raw Chocolate Walnut Pudding + #OlympicMoms Confessions

{Almost} Raw Chocolate Pudding

#OlympicMoms Confession time... I wanted to share this {Almost} Raw Chocolate Walnut Pudding with you a couple of weeks ago. I created it in the spur of the moment, one morning when I hadn't eaten any breakfast yet {guilty as charged!} and I was having a wee bit of a chocolate craving. Fortunately, as the chocolate Gods would have it, I discovered some leftover black beans in the fridge, along with some raw cocoa powder in the pantry, plus a few other healthy goodies. Yes-beans. In pudding.  Just stay with me here and trust me that … [Read more...]

{Recipe Redux} Pistachio Pairing Party for One

Pistachio Party for 1: Tangerines, Melted Chocolate, Pistachio Nuts & Green Tea

"By posting this pistachio pairing with in-shell pistachio nuts, tangerines, melted chocolate, and green tea, I am entering a contest sponsored by the Pistachio Health Institute and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest.  I received free pistachio samples from the Pistachio Health Institute. I was not compensated for my time." Today you are having a party. It is just for you.  No one else is invited. Shhh...Don't tell a soul. … [Read more...]

Add Some Bling to Your Diet with The Little Book of Thin + A Recipe for Miso Broccoli & Quinoa Salad

Little Book of Thin Review & Giveaway plus a Recipe for Miso Broccoli & Quinoa Salad // The Spicy RD

I"m thrilled to share The Little Book of Thin with you today, written by my "virtual" friend, and fellow dietitian and nutritionist, Lauren Slayton of Foodtrainers in NYC. Oh, and I've got an awesome Miso Broccoli and Quinoa Salad to share with you too! … [Read more...]

Orange Spiced Cashew Cookies {Jam Optional}

Orange Spiced Cashew Cookies // The Spicy RD #vegan #glutenfree #healthy

Last year I was a Grinch, and didn't make you any Christmas cookies.  Not even any super easy, perfect for last minute holiday cookie baking scrumptiously delicious Orange Spiced Cashew Cookies {Jam Optional}. Bah humbug to me! Speaking of the Grinch, did any of my San Diego friends make it to this year's production of The Grinch at The Old Globe?  If not, you should! What a fabulously mean and FUNNY Grinch! {Last show is December 26} Ok, ok...back to these fabulous cookies, which are not only super EASY to make, but also, you guessed it, … [Read more...]

Love One Today: Avocado Nutrition 101 & The Avocado “Smash” Wrapped or Naked

Avocado Smash // Avocado, Chickpeas, & Veggies

Disclosure: Today we're talking all things avocado and delicious like this avocado smash. Although I did receive financial compensation for writing this post, all views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely and entirely my own and based on my own unique experiences. For nutrition information on avocados, plus some fabulous recipes, please be sure to visit the Love One Today website courtesy of The Hass Avocado Board. So... My sweet cousin Jori is about to have her first baby any day now {SO super excited for her!!!}, and if she … [Read more...]

Recipe ReDux ~ Fresh & Spicy Summer Veggie Juice in a Jar

Fresh Summer Veggie Juice in A Jar // The Spicy RD

Before I share the recipe for this Fresh & Spicy Summer Vegetable Juice in a Jar, let me just tell you that I have fully embraced this month's Recipe ReDux Theme, Raising the Bar on Food in a Jar. I mean, here's the great thing about serving food in a jar... It's fun, it's cheap economical {use any leftover jars you already have-no need to buy extra dishes!}, and if you use small jars, it's a great way to cut down on portion sizes. The next time you get an ice cream craving, bust out the little jars instead of the big bowls, and … [Read more...]

Grasshopper Pie Shots

Grasshopper Pie Shots // The Spicy RD

Grasshopper Pie Shots ~ 1st Runner-Up in the California Avocado Commission Recipe Contest! I received free samples of California Avocado mentioned in this post.  By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Avocado Commission and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest.  I was not compensated for my time. I think you're really going to like these grasshopper pie shots. And, just for the record, there are no grasshoppers in them. They are vegan and gluten-free, and loaded with heart … [Read more...]