Creamy homemade almond milk, with its nutty scent and gentle sweetness, is a milder non-dairy milk than its cashew cousin. It’s the perfect base (that packs a nutrient punch) for a smoothie, and equally appealing when splashed in tea or coffee.
This spiced chicken pumpkin soup features a vibrant union of carrots, peppers, and onions, which frame frame soft morsels of slow-cooked chicken steeped in bone broth, tomatoes and pumpkin puree.
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This paleo carrot pepper soup pops with bright roasted vegetables, a vivid medley further enhanced by the sweetness of fresh orange juice and mild crunch of chopped chives.
This paleo cioppino features wild shrimp, salty clams, and fresh cod, which cook gently in a simmering bone broth infused with aromatic basil, blended tomatoes, soft onions, carrots, and celery.
Thick and creamy homemade cashew milk adds elegance to any drink or dish: whether it’s frothed flawlessly for a warming latte, incorporated into delicious desserts for enhanced richness, or simply sipped, iced and spiced.
This paleo honey onion flatbread offers a golden, crispy canvas of opportunities: savory cashew cheese peppered with chopped chives, a splattering of caramelized onions, and delicate seasonal squash blossoms glistening with the drizzle of Manuka honey.
This homemade holly wreath is not only a holiday feast for the eyes, but also traditionally believed to bring good luck to the home’s inhabitants.
Whether you string the fruit as a festive homemade dried orange garland or feature the golden discs in a seasonal drink, the magic of Yuletide is, in its sweet way, forever preserved.
A twist on the classic turkey-cranberry combination, this slow cooked turkey stew is bursting with vibrant red-fruit flavors, paired with subtle earthy undertones of purple carrots, jeweled yams and sweet onions.
This kale basil pistachio pesto beautifully blends ruffly leaves of kale and sweet basil, pistachios and crumbly cashews, under the gentle guidance of fresh lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil.
Morsels of baked spiced apple slices and toasted pecans, swimming in maple-coconut syrup mixed with cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom, offer the best part of a pie or crisp without the crust.
This salty cashew seed seasoning is reminiscent of crumbly parmesan in texture and cheesy taste (thanks to the unique flavor profile of nutritional yeast, which is gluten and dairy-free, as well as packed with B vitamins).
Elegant and nearly effortless to make, these bittersweet mint chocolate truffles, creamy with cacao butter, are particularly deserving of your devotion, satisfying your sweet tooth and offering a feast for the eyes with each individual floral flourish.
Featuring the sweetest summer stone fruit, this delicate almond flour plum cobbler offers a burst of bliss with every bite, thanks to thick segments of juicy burgundy plums and a crumbly blend of bright spices and chopped pistachios for crunchy contrast.
Nothing can quite compare to this robust, roasted paleo tomato basil soup, with a warming bone-broth base and savory spices that enhance this concoction’s summer sweetness with every spoonful.
This black sesame cacao smoothie is satisfying with every silky slurp, featuring Three Trees black sesame nut and seed milk, raw cacao powder and a dash of savory cinnamon for aromatic enhancement.
With a faux-grain twist, this cauliflower fried rice, peppered with morsels of soft carrots, onions and snap peas, and seasoned with coconut sap and spices, is a feast for the eyes and an adventure of taste.
This plum pistachio date tart delights with its crumbly base, creamy spiced filling featuring Three Trees Pistachio Nut Milk, and sweet, juicy plums (no baking required)!
Black Sesame Chocolate Mousse, sweetened with maple syrup and embellished with notes of vanilla and cinnamon, will delight your palate with each rich spoonful.
This mint chocolate mousse tart offers three blissful layers: a flaky shortbread crust, smooth minty ganache for an icy center, and fluffy coconut-cacao frosting with endless possibilities for embellishments, including spikes of dried lavender.
This double chocolate mint tart begins with a flaky chocolate crust that cradles decadently dark peppermint ganache, followed by sweet slices of seasonal strawberries and cooling bites of fresh mint.
This kale apple chicken salad transforms a simple meal into an artistic experience, featuring dark leafy greens, rotisserie chicken, red apple, sticky date segments, toasted almonds and avocado swirl, transforming a simple meal into an artistic experience.
Chocolate cake and cupcakes are decadent beyond measure, with a delightfully fluffy base, bittersweet frosting with ample notes of coconut and cacao, and a crown of dried rose petals for floral fragrance that lingers like perfume.
Homemade rose water is an antioxidant rich infusion, with its soft pink glow and delicate blossom fragrance that makes an ideal addition to your natural beauty regime.
Rose petal bath salts, designed to calm your mind and soothe your body, help you to reclaim your bathtub (a dedicated Zen space) and soak your way to vibrant health.
Rose petal moisturizing oil, infused with spiraling dried petals, offers a feast for the eyes, an ethereal scent and nourishment for the heart, all while soothing the skin.
This refreshing lemon lime curd tart, with its smooth creaminess and cool snap of fresh zest, reminds me of sunny afternoons spent in leisure, dipping toes in an icy pool while surrounded by bright yellow light.
Fried sweet dandelion flowers, featuring spices of cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg, are delectable, fried floral morsels, known for their nutrient density. Often overlooked as an unwelcome weed, these beloved blossoms that defined our childhood are known for nutrient density and anti-inflammatory properties.
This creamy chocolate mousse gelato is an elegant dairy-free alternative to its Italian cousin: a bittersweet, icy treat that charms the palate and satisfies the sweet tooth. Churned to perfection, this smooth dessert gets it creaminess from cashews and coconut milk, and its soft sugar finish from maple syrup.
Coconut cashew butter balls, rolled in a thick layer of shredded coconut and boasting soft segments of dried cranberries and crunchy pistachios, enchant with their subtly sweet flavor and crumbly texture.
This tomato onion herb flatbread offers a crispy canvas of opportunities: broad strokes of tomato sauce, a splattering of caramelized onions, pops of color from peppery arugula and basil chiffonade, to final touches of cashew “cheese” and pink salt crystals.
Chocolate cashew raspberry cups offer decadently dark layers of ganache that cradle smooth, creamy cashew butter and the sweetest raspberry chia jam to ever stain your fingertips.
Draw your inspiration from nature this holiday season with homemade chocolate leaves, using natural molds from your garden to create delicious imprints. Whether used as a final floral flourish on a delicious dessert or eaten alone, the novelty of this edible foliage will delight your guests.
Slow cooked lamb stew is a melt-in-your-mouth masterpiece, with sweet carrots and starchy parsnips that simmer slowly in a bone broth-tomato medley, warming the body and soul on any wintery eve.
This shortbread chocolate pumpkin tart is delightfully decadent, further enhanced by trails of toasted pecans and dollops of swirled ganache.
This homemade apple grapefruit cider, is fragrant with infused grapefruit, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, offers sweet sipping and the glow of a healing elixir on cold fall evenings.
Sweet potato noodle bolognese is a tribute to traditional Italian cuisine, with a grain-free plot twist. Vegetable noodles are pasta’s heroic substitute – long golden tendrils that add nutrient density to every dish – and the perfect bed for a bubbling beef sauce pulled from the flame.
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Vegan banana nicecream is a smooth, rich dessert that features one simple ingredient- banana. Whether it’s left unadulterated or used as a base to create a variety of new flavors, the result is always mouthwatering.
Lavender mint ice cubes add flair to an otherwise modest glass of water or summer spritzer of choice. Simple suspension of these purple spikes and mint foliage in cubes of ice offer the alluring fragrance and sweet flavor of French lavender, enhancing every hydrating sip.
Bell pepper cashew sauce is vibrant in color and robust in flavor, both smoky and sweet and with all the creaminess of cashew cheese.
Mindful bathing rituals encourage you to cultivate self-care practices that use holistic and intuitive remedies to calm the mind and soothe the body. Reclaim your bathtub – a dedicated Zen space – and soak your way back to simplicity through the art of slow living.
Frosted carrot spice muffins add charm to any celebratory morning, beginning with a dollop of creamy cashew frosting and moving down to unsweetened shredded coconut and carrots, Medjool dates, and pecans that blend together in a delicate base enhanced with warming spices and speckled with plump golden raisins.
This kale basil pistachio salad offers an enticing display of finely chopped kale and basil, speckled with creamy avocado, roasted pistachios, and spicy scallions, tossed with olive oil and a fresh lemon squeeze that will leave you salivating for more, long after your last bite.
This shortbread ganache date tart celebrates the magic of the holidays, worthy of any enchanting Christmas table or finale to the feast. Beneath a whimsical, festive design you’ll find the smooth richness of chocolate ganache and gooey morsels of date-nut delectation.
Weaving mindful eating practices into everyday activities helps evolve your relationship to food and identify better ways to love your body.
Multi seed crackers consist of a delicate balance of sesame, flax, chia, hemp, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, enchanting the palate and captivating the senses from the very first crunch. In my constant quest for crispiness, this beloved medley of seeds satisfies my cravings like no other.
This cashew chive cheese spread pairs nicely with crisp crudités or crunchy crackers made entirely of seeds. Resembling a thick batch of hummus, this creamy dip (with earthy flavors and a snap of garlic) is a sensational substitute for the classic charcuterie board.
This luxurious almond pulp salt scrub is an ideal body exfoliant during bathing – especially since it features leftover pulp from freshly made almond milk.
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As a Certified Meditation & Mindfulness Instructor, Alyssa offers restorative sessions focused on healing the body through the mind.
I offer restorative sessions focused on healing the body through the mind by targeting stress, cultivating more self-compassion, and embracing change.