How to Make the Perfect Tropical Mocktail

After being in Ohio for a little longer than a week, I have been impressed by just how green everything is. We came here just at the perfect time of the year. I was even more impressed by the abundance of summer fruits we saw as we walked around the grocery stores – cantaloupes, watermelon, strawberries,…

Secret to the Best Asian Glazed Pork Tenderloin (Paleo, GF, Oil-Free)

As the waiter approached our finely decorated table, I gasped in wonder as she set a large suckling roast pig right in the center of our table. Like any traditional Chinese banquet, the first course of the dinner was always slices of crispy pork skin crackling over a layer of tender meat. The contrast of salty…

Tahini Free Hummus 2 Ways: Avocado, Pine Nut (Oil-free, Vegan)

Tahini-free, Low-Fat, Nutritious Hummus in just minutes! Creamy, Decadent Avocado Hummus. Copycat Sabra Hummus Pine Nut Hummus. April 2017 Recipe Redux Challenge: Easy Ways to Reduce Food Waste In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we’re challenging ReDux members to show how they reduce food waste. Whatever you would normally toss, use it up. Share tips…

EASY Vegan French Patisserie Fruit Tarts (Paleo, GF, DF)

The EASIEST, QUICKEST, MOST FORGIVING French Pastry Crust with Creamy Egg-Free Custard. Thick, Nutty & Sweet. Better than store-brought Fruit Tart. 134 Calories.  Alongside roads, tall lilac trees and the green buds of spring are seen to appear ever so gradually, dotting the pavements with specks of white, green and even pink to welcome in the…

100 Calorie Starbucks Copycat Lemon Loaf (Paleo, Nut-Free, Oil-Free)

1- Bowl Flourless, Oil-Free Lemon Cake. Only 100 Calories. Extremely Moist and Fluffy. Quick. Easy. From the window, I watched as the rain pellets gently fell to the ground. Every drop was an added gift to mother nature. The entire world had turned into a glassy wet reflection. I gently caressed my braided hair, resting it softly on my…

15 MIN Shanghainese Sesame Noodles (GF, Vegan)

Vegan Take on a Classic Shanghainese Restaurant Dish with THE CREAMIEST Sesame Sauce! A great to make a gourmet meal with leftovers! Only 15 minutes! March 2017 Recipe Redux Challenge: Spring Clean the Kitchen Cook with at least 3 ingredients that are actually in your refrigerator or pantry right now. Try not to go to the store to…

Grilled Italian Chicken Pita w/ the BEST Vegan Ricotta (DF, Nut-Free)

“I received free samples of Toufayan Pita mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Toufayan Bakeries and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.” Guys get ready for this. Today we have an amazing recipe to share…

Creamy Soy Milk Ramen (GF, Vegan, Vegetarian)

Not Your Ordinary Ramen under 30 minutes. Vegan, Gluten Free, Low Fat. Creamy, rich winter comfort food in a bowl. Slurping down the last strands of wheat noodles, I lifted the porcelain bowl to my lips to finish off the last mouthfuls of warm broth. It probably wasn’t “lady-like” of me at all, but it…

Skinny Pulled Orange Chicken (Paleo, GF, DF, Oil-Free)

The simplest 7 INGREDIENT Mexican Inspired Pulled Chicken. No SLOW COOKER needed. Tender, succulent. Deceptively Easy – all in 1 HOUR!  February 2017 Recipe Redux Challenge: Taco Tuesday “February 21 is a Tuesday. So show us your healthy, creative take on the taco.” I walked pass the beautiful vibrant shades of oranges, yellows and greens. I paused…

Mediterranean Poached Eggs (GF, Paleo, DF, Oil-Free, Vegetarian)

“I ate a dozen hard boiled eggs all the way on my 8-hour ride from Guangzhou back home” my dad proudly announced. As you can tell, my dad loves eggs. I had heard this story many, many times. So often at the dinner table or over the phone my parents would share stories from their childhood…

8 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Cake (Paleo, GF, DF, Refined Sugar Free)

No FLOUR, No OIL, No BUTTER, No REFINED-SUGAR Chocolate Cake I walked into the store, my eyes glued on the large containers of colored foil paper. Each neatly wrapped bundle contained a delicate piece of Lindt chocolate. I glanced at the labels: Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffles, Strawberry & Cream White Chocolate, Caramel with Sea Salt Dark…