not nutella

not nutella is a healthier version of the much loved nutella. it’s dairy-free, raw vegan, and one of my favorite healthy recipe hacks. it’s something i also enjoy packaging up in cute little jars with ribbons and sharing as gifts with family, friends, clients and students come holiday time. it’s a simple recipe (because, in my opinion, simple is always best) requiring 4 ingredients. a food processor, a pinch of patience and a dash... Read More

creamy cashew alfredo sauce with zoodles

recently i had the opportunity to make dinner for a few friends and decided a ‘pasta night’ would be fun. since it has still been fairly warm here dairy-free alfredo zoodles seemed perfect because there’s no need to use the stovetop and even my non-vegan buddies always enjoy this cashew alfredo sauce. so i grabbed a bunch of seasonally appropriate zucchini, pulled out my spiralizer and got to work. what you add to this dish... Read More

cold-brewed iced coffee concentrate

are you a fan of summertime iced coffee drinks but don’t always want to run past your favorite shop to pick it up? no worries, i’ve always got your back with a do-it-yourself cold-brewed iced coffee hack. more chill for the dog days of summer. this iced coffee hack takes 5-10 minutes of effort to put together and 8-12 hours of waiting as it brews. beware, it’s a high octane concentrate that could potentially knock your caffeine... Read More

healthy dairy-free banana split

looking to eat healthy, have a little bit of fun while you do it AND not spend hours in the kitchen? then you are in the right place because i have a dairy-free banana split recipe that is as easy as 1-2-3. what you’ll need: a couple ripe bananas superfood soft serve ice cream topping such as: chocolate sauce, crunchy buckwheat, honied almonds, nuts and seeds, cacao nibs, fresh or frozen berries, maybe a sweet cherry on top, etc. if you’re... Read More

my coco cilantro green smoothie

sugar, sugar or honey, honey? sugar and sugar alternatives are all the rage. it’s no secret too much sugar does not do a body good. everyone and their sister would like to knock it out of their diet in every which way, shape and form. however, many struggle before ultimately giving up. been there. done that. and it was a miserable experience. for health purposes there was a period of time i quit consuming sugar in every form. including fruit.... Read More

the ultimate march madness healthy menu

3 weeks. 67 games. roughly 800 players. 1 team left standing. it’s not crazy, it’s just sports. and it’s march. march madness. the madness of march is filled with excitement and happiness, as well as lots and lots of heartache. one shining moment can make or break an entire season. every game is a chance to survive and advance or pack up and head home. for those of us glued to the games from our own screens, well, we’re going... Read More

be your own barista: dandelion root lattes

via @wellandgood instagram health is a funny game. everyone has a different take on the one thing they ate or did that brought them ultimate success. however, in my experience, that’s not exactly how it works. every person is as different as every single body that exists. what works for one might not work for another and in order to find the way we need to be willing to explore our own health. that’s the work i do not only as a health... Read More

healthy holiday recipe round-up and DIY gifts

the busyness of the holiday season is settling in and here’s a round-up of my favorite healthy holiday recipes. the great news is they also double as DIY gifts. feeling a bit like one of santa’s little elves as i’ve been on the hustle making chocolate candy bars for my crew. for those on my list that don’t care for dark chocolate (yes those people exist) there’s a white chocolate version being made as well.  for... Read More

how to create drool worthy superfood parfaits

superfood filled dairy-free coconut yogurt parfaits have rapidly become a daily event in my world. they are a cinch to throw together, loaded with nutrition and have upwards of four gazillion different variations. maybe not that many but you get the picture. quite often i hear people say they don’t have time to put together healthy meals because of hectic schedules whether it is raising children or keeping up with careers and school studies–or... Read More

raw vegan pie crust

it is beginning to feel a bit like fall around here and fall makes me think of pie, more specifically the crust of pie. personally i have always been more interested in the pie crust than the actual filling and quite often that is the only part of the pie i’m interested in eating.  this is a healthy raw vegan pie crust recipe that consists of a walnut and pecan nut base and it is fruit sweetened with medjool dates, in my opinion not too much... Read More