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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

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

Seasonal Salad with Baby Eggplant & Pickled Onion (GF, SF, NF, DF,V)

Seasonal Salad with Baby Eggplant & Pickled Onion (GF, SF, NF, DF,V)

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, grain-free and vegetarian. When shopping at my favorite local farm in Austin, I picked up a few baby eggplants and asked one of the farmers for recommendations on the best way to cook these beautiful little gems. She suggested to not cook them at all, but to slice [...]

September 12, 2012 Holly Alexander Nutrition, Recipes 0

Roasted Sweet Potato Biscuits (GF, SF, DF, NF, V, V+)

Roasted Sweet Potato Biscuits (GF, SF, DF, NF, V, V+)

This recipe is gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, nut-free, vegetarian and vegan. In the hot summer months, I try to avoid using the oven at all costs. However, the other day I had a really strong craving for a homemade baked goodie and wanted to incorporate the sweet potatoes in my pantry for a sweet, yet savory [...]

July 25, 2012 Holly Alexander Recipes 5

Grilled Sweet Potato & Quinoa Salad (GF, DF, SF, NF, V)

Grilled Sweet Potato & Quinoa Salad (GF, DF, SF, NF, V)

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free and vegetarian. This recipe was inspired by Bobby Flay’s, “Grilled Sweet Potato and Green Onion Salad.” I loved the flavors of Bobby Flay’s recipe and wanted to create a complete meal which included protein and vitamin-rich leafy greens. Notes Recipe Yields: 4 servings Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook [...]

June 28, 2012 Holly Alexander Nutrition, Recipes 2

Lentil Dal (GF, DF, NF, SF, V, V+)

Lentil Dal (GF, DF, NF, SF, V, V+)

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free, vegetarian and vegan. I’ve grown quite fond of lentils lately. In fact, I am now searching through (and testing) every possible lentil recipe on the planet, and I will post the best ones. I made this simple lentil dal last night and was very impressed with it! Thank [...]

March 23, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Nutrition, Recipes 2

Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts (GF, DF, NF, SF, V, V+)

Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts (GF, DF, NF, SF, V, V+)

This recipe is: Gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free, vegetarian and vegan. Ingredients: 1 lb. Brussel sprouts 2 tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil salt and pepper to taste (or garlic salt/pepper) garlic (optional)   Preparation: Preheat oven to 400°F. Trim the stem ends of the Brussels sprouts and pull off any yellow outer leaves. Halve each sprout [...]

November 19, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Nutrition, Recipes 2

Coconut Carob Gel (RAW, GF, DF, SF, NF V, V+)

Coconut Carob Gel (RAW, GF, DF, SF, NF V, V+)

This recipe is: Raw, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, vegetarian and vegan.   One of my favorites! Also known as “Homemade GU”. I am absolutely obsessed with this recipe! For my longer workouts (i.e. runs lasting longer than 1 hour), it is CRUCIAL to replenish lost electrolytes. (Read more about The Importance of Electrolytes here). I say [...]

September 9, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Nutrition, Recipes 3

Pineapple + Avocado Gazpacho (RAW, GF, DF, NF, SF, V, V+)

Pineapple + Avocado Gazpacho (RAW, GF, DF, NF, SF, V, V+)

This recipe is: Gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegetarian and vegan. I must admit, this combination, pineapple and avocado sounded a bit odd to me at first, but it is absolutely amazing! (Not to mention extremely easy to make).The best advice I can offer when it comes to this recipe, is do not cut corners. Use REAL [...]

August 29, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Nutrition, Recipes 6