Tomato Salad with Apple Cider Basil Vinaigrette

August is the time to eat tomatoes. Farmer’s markets are bursting with displays of beautiful tomatoes in different shapes, sizes, and colours. They are the jewels of the summer harvest. It’s a pretty exciting time for the tomato lover who waits all year to enjoy a ripe local tomato. The funny thing is I’ve never been a tomato lover. A tomato here or there in greens or a sandwich is tolerable, but a dish dedicated to tomatoes? was never first my choice. Alas, I decided to make a tomato dish because I want to love them, they’re just too pretty and also very good for you.

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Morning Peach Nut Crumble

It’s peach season in New York and I decided to take advantage of this time and create the ultimate peach recipe! Peaches don’t only taste amazing but they are packed with antioxidants, such as Vitamin A, C and E. They are also said to make you feel full longer, making them the perfect breakfast fruit. Eating local and in season peaches are beneficial because they retain a higher nutritional value than peaches that are out of season that have been stored for long periods of time during transportation. Now is the time to head to your farmers market or grocer and enjoy fresh juicy peaches!

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Cinnamon Nut Dough Energy Balls

The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem right? Well, here it is: I am a sugar addict.  My cravings are seemingly innocent, a handful of chocolate covered bananas, a vegan ice cream bar,  or even a couple squares of an organic dark chocolate bar. Nothing is wrong with indulging with a sweet treat once in a while, but when you’re dependent on it then you know you have a sugar addiction.

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Sugar Snap Peas and Mint Quinoa Fried ‘Rice’

Last night I watched the Netflix film ‘Okja’ one of the most meaningful and heart wrenching movies I have seen in a long time.  The movie is about a South Korean girl who forms a lifelong friendship with a genetically modified super pig that is  bred for consumption by a big corporation. The movie is a social critique on capitalism, factory farming, and meat consumption. I know the directors intention was not to make everyone vegan but I hope it makes people question where their meat comes from so they can make more informed decisions.  Anyways, the movie really struck a chord with me and I can’t stop thinking about it. I think everyone should watch it!

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GF Plant-Based Chocolate Chip Cookies

I never go a day without indulging in something sweet.  Life is too short to not to.  I’m not indulging in anything too unhealthy, but rather I find (or make) what I consider to be “healthy-ish” dessert options.  Today I present to you a more nutritious version of your beloved chocolate chip cookie that is both vegan, gluten-free, and uses one of the friendlier sugars, coconut sugar.

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Coconut Curry Pasta with Broccoli Rabe

I’m not a vegetarian, at least not now, however, since starting a Health Coach Certificate course at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition I’ve been eager to incorporate more vegetables into my every day diet. The notion that food is medicine has strongly resonated with me and I want to feed my body the best so I can feel my best. I’ve been eating less animal products and a lot more vegetarian meals.  My diet is always evolving and this way of eating seems to suit my lifestyle right now. With that said my blog has been great motivation for me to come up with delicious vegetarian meals. This recipe for Coconut Curry Pasta and Broccoli Rabe will be a go to vegetarian meal for me and maybe for you as well! 

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