Ellen’s No Bake Energy Balls

My sister Jill sent me an energy bar recipe and my other sister Karen was like- “Ellen, it’s OK for you to just follow a recipe, you don’t have to make it your own“…Ya…no, I really do. I made these with and without the protein powder- both delicious. You could make them with more raw, […]

Chipotle Baked Tofu

Not feeling well and going through my fridge, I wanted something quick and delicious that I didn’t have to fuss over. This was so good I made it again today.In 35-40 minutes you have perfect yumminess that really does taste a lot like chicken. This is great to have on hand- in the fridge as […]

Basil Jalapeño Cheese Dip

2c cashews, soaked for an hour (this step can be skipped) 1T mellow white miso 2 capsules vegan probiotics (empty powder and dispose of the capsule) 1/2c filtered water -up to 3/4 if needed 1 clove garlic — 1c fresh basil, minced 1/2t pink salt 3T coconut oil Pinch chipotle powder- more if desired ½ red jalapeno […]

Ellen’s Italian Chickpea Spread

I ate this on crusty bread with fresh tomato. I am super into fermented breads lately and into topping them with simple delicious spreads and salads. I sat at the counter and ate so much of this, it is SO delicious and has a taste that is so comforting and round. It’s a good simple […]

Simple Broccoli with Lemon

This is one of those dishes that I forget how easily simple fresh ingredients can be elevated to extraordinary with almost no work. Did you know broccoli is filled with protein, 11 grams for every 100 calories? This was my Nana’s recipe, who cooked her broccoli way too long (but was still delicious), then my […]

AMAZING Gluten-Free Pasta Summer Salad

You can use all of the vegetables you love in this amazing pasta dish- edamame instead of chickpeas, more or less of your faves but this is a WINNER- PERFECT for pot lucks and summer gatherings. AMAZING Gluten-Free Pasta Summer Salad ½ red bell pepper, small dice ½ green bell pepper, small dice 1 carrot, small […]

Monkey Love Protein Power Recovery Smoothie

Perfect for a post workout. Monkey Love Protein Power Recovery Smoothie 1c nut milk 1T hemp seeds 1c chopped frozen bananas 1T gold flax seeds 1T coconut oil 2t maca powder 1t vanilla 1 scoop protein powder ½ scoop Vega Recovery Accelerator- Tropical flavor — 1c ice Blend all ingredients together except the ice and […]