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Allergen-Free Baby Smash Cake

Allergen-Free Baby Smash Cake

It’s hard to believe, but my little angel turned one this past week! What an incredible, challenging and exhausting year it has been! We had his party this weekend and I was faced with the decision of what to do in terms of a birthday cake. I don’t want to be that parent who doesn’t [...]

September 14, 2014 Melissa Villamizar Recipes 0

Banana Oat Muffins

Banana Oat Muffins

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegetarian and vegan. Notes Recipe Yields: ~12 muffins (depending on the size) Prep time: 12 minutes Cook time: ~17 minutes Ingredients Wet 1/3 cup melted coconut oil 1 Tbsp coconut aminos (or honey, or Grade B maple syrup) 2 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 ripe banana, mashed [...]

September 14, 2014 Melissa Villamizar Recipes 0

Banana Oatmeal Almond Bread

Banana Oatmeal Almond Bread

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegetarian and vegan. Get ready for THE most amazing banana bread you’ve ever eaten. Yes, ever. Not only is this bread delicious, but it’s PACKED with protein and fiber! Notes Recipe Yields: ~8 servings Prep time: 12 minutes Cook time: ~50 minutes Ingredients Wet 1/4 cup melted coconut oil [...]

January 1, 2014 Melissa Villamizar Recipes 0

Cheesy Chickpea Stir-Fry

Cheesy Chickpea Stir-Fry

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, vegetarian and vegan. This is a delicious, nutritious and easy recipe to make any night of the week! Thank you MindBodyGreen for this recipe! Omit the polenta if you do not eat corn. Notes Recipe Yields: 4 servings Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Ingredients Sauce [...]

October 19, 2013 Melissa Villamizar Recipes 0

Quick & Easy Warm Kale Salad

Quick & Easy Warm Kale Salad

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, grain-free, paleo, vegetarian and vegan. After a visit to the Farmer’s Market, I had a large bag of kale and some gigantic elephant garlic that I had planned on sautéing together in a little oil and apple cider vinegar (my usual go-to kale dish). However, with the addition of [...]

August 30, 2013 Holly Alexander Health, Nutrition, Recipes 0

CLEAN Eating Butternut Squash Soup

CLEAN Eating Butternut Squash Soup

Inspired to create some diversity in my blended soups while on the CLEAN program, I came up with this simple and tasty recipe.  Using ingredients I had on-hand, I blended roasted butternut squash – known for its abundance of carotenoids – with some sweet and savory flavors to create a deliciously balanced soup. Notes Recipe [...]

August 29, 2013 Holly Alexander Health, Nutrition, Recipes 0

Pregnancy & Nutrition—What I Learned

Pregnancy & Nutrition—What I Learned

At 35 weeks pregnant, I’ve now gone back and forth for the last 20 or so weeks over how I should write this, or if I should write it at all. You see, it’s personal, and the internet, well, it’s public. But what kind of person would I be if I couldn’t share my mistakes [...]

July 26, 2013 Melissa Villamizar Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Pregnancy 0

Indian-Spiced Roasted Cauliflower

Indian-Spiced Roasted Cauliflower

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, grain-free, paleo, vegetarian and vegan. I absolutely love roasted vegetables. Cauliflower provides a great source of Vitamin C, which boosts immune function, as well as Dietary Fiber, which helps in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. The basic roasting technique in this recipe can be applied to any [...]

February 13, 2013 Holly Alexander Nutrition, Recipes 1

Green Lemon Soup (GF, DF, NF, SF, V, V+)

Green Lemon Soup (GF, DF, NF, SF, V, V+)

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free, vegetarian and vegan. For those of you who know my husband, you know that he’s quite a trooper. If I’m cooking, he’ll eat whatever crazy vegan creation I am making. He embraces healthy eating (for the most part) and in fact, he is the creator of this recipe, [...]

January 7, 2013 Melissa Villamizar Nutrition, Recipes 1

Fall Harvest Barley Salad

Fall Harvest Barley Salad

This recipe is dairy-free, soy-free, vegetarian and vegan. I had made a large batch of pearled barley the other day and after using some of it in a soup, I still had a lot left over and wasn’t quite sure what I could do with it. Since beets are in season right now – and [...]

September 27, 2012 Holly Alexander Recipes 0