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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

Why Buy Organic?

Why Buy Organic?

If you are reading this post, you are probably one of two groups of people. You either know deep down that it’s important to buy organic, but if you were asked to list the reasons, you might not be able to do so, or you are not yet convinced that it’s important to buy organic [...]

January 18, 2013 Melissa Villamizar Lifestyle, Nutrition 0

Homemade Soup: It’s Easier Than You Think

Homemade Soup: It’s Easier Than You Think

I love soups, stews and chilies. During cold-weather months, soup is my go-to meal. Not only is it a great comfort food, it can be a great way to get essential vitamins and nutrients to keep your body and immune system strong during the cold and flu season. Additionally, soup is a great make-ahead meal [...]

January 14, 2013 Holly Alexander Nutrition, Recipes 0

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

Raw Chocolate Carrot Balls (Raw, GF, DF, SF, V, V+)

Raw Chocolate Carrot Balls (Raw, GF, DF, SF, V, V+)

This recipe is raw, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegetarian and vegan. Nothing makes me happier than delicious dessert food that I can eat and know I’m also doing something good for my body. And I have to brag for a second, because I didn’t actually make these, my wonderful husband did! The recipe had been laying [...]

August 28, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Recipes 0

Vegan Spinach Mushroom Risotto (GF, DF, SF, V, V+)

Vegan Spinach Mushroom Risotto (GF, DF, SF, V, V+)

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegetarian and vegan. Oh and very delicious! Notes Recipe Yields: ~2-4 servings (depending on whether you’re using it as a main dish or a side dish) Prep Time: ~10 minutes Cook Time: ~30 minutes You could actually cook everything in one skillet if you would like Ingredients 2 cups Cremini [...]

August 23, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Nutrition, Recipes 0

Fresh, Local, Organic + Less Expensive Produce!

Fresh, Local, Organic + Less Expensive Produce!

I eat organic—no big deal. What is a big deal—spending a pretty penny to do so. I’m serious about my health and I won’t sacrifice eating conventional produce covered in pesticides to save a few bucks. Well, that and I won’t eat conventional because it tastes like crap… but that’s another blog post. The point [...]

July 9, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Health, Lifestyle 0

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

CLEAN, Unexpectedly Continued…

CLEAN, Unexpectedly Continued…

I completed the 21 days of the CLEAN Program a week ago now. For the first two days “post CLEAN”, I decided that wheat would be the first allergen that I would reintroduce into my diet. Unfortunately, on Day 3, I started to come down with a sinus infection. Ugh! All that hard work! Could [...]

November 7, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition 0