Fresh and Toasty Summer Bruschetta Bites Recipe

Providing healthy, vegan alternatives to the sorts of delicious comfort foods that everyone craves, Dirty Vegan by Catherine Gill makes it easier than ever to live the vegan lifestyle. Self-styled as “vegan junk food”–healthy vegan food that doesn’t skimp on taste–Dirty Vegan is a celebration of all the amazing tastes and dishes available to those on vegan diets. Enjoy this wonderful recipe from the book perfect for the upcoming summer. Continue reading

Jerk Chicken Tacos with Mango Avocado Salad Recipe

Tacos are versatile, easy to make, and everyone loves them! Our brand new cookbook Taco! Taco! Taco! by Sara Haas contains so many delicious recipes and we’re sharing two of them with you today! Just in time for your summer celebrations including the upcoming 4th of July.

Spicy meets sweet in this delicious taco riff. Don’t cringe at that marinade ingredient list—I know it’s long, but you likely have some of the ingredients already on hand. I recommend doubling this recipe, because you’ll want this again tomorrow night! Continue reading

Cumin Chickpea Tacos Recipe

Do you love tacos? Who doesn’t? New cookbook Taco! Taco! Taco! by Sara Haas features 100 taco recipes, each providing delicious and fun ideas for your next meal, including the one below for Cumin Chickpea Tacos. Enjoy!

Beans are the best! They’re inexpensive, satisfying, and delicious! And I love these tacos because chickpeas just happen to be my favorite bean and cumin just happens to be my favorite spice. You’ll never miss the meat in these tacos because of all of the flavor! Continue reading

Marinated Chicken Breast in Orange Juice with Pistachios Recipe

In just this one recipe from The Mamma Mia! Diet, you can combine all the health benefits of a wide variety of foods. Chicken breast is a very lean meat, rich in protein, that helps you get the best fitness and sports results.

Oranges are loaded with vitamin C, a potent antioxidant which helps control inflammatory diseases. It’s also packed with pectin, which has been linked to cholesterol and diabetes control. Sicilian blood oranges contain antioxidant red compounds—anthocyanins—which are present in many fruits, but which are uncommon in citrus fruit, making these oranges very special! Pistachios are a good source of main nutrients. Continue reading

Mamma Mia! Pasta Salad Recipe

This pasta salad is a tasty summer dish, perfect to prepare on a warm day when don’t want to stand in front of the stove but still want to enjoy a simple, refreshing and light dish! The authors of The Mamma Mia! Diet suggest having it as a main dish for your midday meal—it is satisfying, quick and easy to prepare and rich in many nutrients. You can also prepare it for a picnic or have it for lunch at work.

Mackerels (called in Italian “pesce azzurro”, like sardines or anchovies) is common in the Mediterranean sea and is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, minerals, and protein. Continue reading

Dandelion Dreams Recipe

When putting together this recipe, I knew two things: I knew I wanted to include dandelions (I just love their natural taste), but I also wanted to make use of Shilajit—it’s too good for you to pass up!

Shilajit is a powder which is harvested by hand, and then dried at a low temperature. Containing over 85 minerals, Shilajit is said to remove weakness from the body and build strength as a result. Continue reading

Almond Chia Pudding with Raspberries Recipe

When most of us hear the word “chia,” we think of the novelty plants that were popular in the 80s. But lately, chia has been gaining super food status in the culinary world because of its numerous health benefits. Chia is actually an ancient seed native to South America and has been a staple in Mayan and Aztec diets for centuries. It has a mild flavor and is available in black or white seeds. It can be found in specialty food stores or health food stores. Continue reading