3-Step Bright Winter Salad (10 minutes!)

Does Valentine’s Day have your dietary groove all funked up from too many sweets and indulgent meals? Worry not friend! We have a bright salad for you with just enough sweetness to pull you through those impending sugar cravings. As it’s Winter, citrus is still a bloomin’, which makes it the perfect time to get…

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Sugar-Free Red Velvet Cupcakes with Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting (grain-free & Plant-Paradox friendly)

Red velvet cupcakes are the epitome of a perfect dessert. They’re decadent, pretty to look at (that’s half the point of confections, right?), and they’re personally portioned, so it’s even better if they’re jumbo sized. Sadly though, cupcakes are often disposed to boxed cake-mixes or in-store purchases, both of which can be sickeningly sweet and…

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Vegan Spaghetti & Meatballs (lectin-free & gluten-free)

Spaghetti & Meatballs is one of those dishes that makes you wanna sit aside your favorite loved one, sip a glass of red wine, and indulge in a warm bath. Red marinara sauce lends romantic flair, as if it’s means to allude to the color of roses. Memories of mom cooking it sends nostalgic memories…

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Blanched Almond Vegan Parmesan (Plant Paradox friendly)

This our go-to replacement for parmesan. It’s quick to make, cheesy, salty, free of most allergens and totally free of lectins. Enjoy on vegan broccoli cheddar soup, spaghetti & meatballs, lemon caper pasta, one-pot chili, or on anything you’d usually put parmesan on! Go Forth & Parm, Ryan & Kim

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Homemade Coconut Yogurt Parfait (grain-free, vegan, & Plant Paradox Friendly)

Little sings a cute breakfast for two like yogurt parfait. Bbuuttt, with the dairy, grains, and sugar, it’s not quite the healthiest Valentine’s breakfast, which is why we’ve made some fitting altercations to make this parfait a breakfast of champions. The first dilemma to deal with is yogurt, which is best solved by using coconut…

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Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Wings (vegan, gluten-free, & Plant-Paradox friendly)

Cauliflower wings are a staple in the vegan world. Not necessarily in the sense that vegans eat them every day, but in the sense that they’re a testimony that “we vegans also eat indulgent, fried bar food.” Because let’s be honest, we all have those select nights where we just want to pop into a…

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Lectin-Free Chili Garlic Paste (Plant-Paradox friendly)

Hopping into the world of lectin-limited eating can be intimidating, especially if your like me and have a fiery passion for spicy foods that’s hotter than habaneros themselves.  Fortunately, there’s an easy way around this dilemma: remove the seeds & skins of chilis. Pretty simple, huh? Those are the only two components of chilis that contain…

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Sugar-Free Cookie Dough Bites (vegan & Plant Paradox friendly)

In recent months, I’ve slowed down on my consumption of nut butters. Not because I stopped enjoying them, merely because they’re too darn expensive. I mean, nuts are great, but  I usually don’t wanna pay $18 for a pound of organic hazelnuts when I could buy a pound of white rice for less than a…

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Smoky Miso Soup with Mustard Greens & Navy Beans (vegan, pressure-cooked & Plant-Paradox friendly)

As I said in a previous post, January has more or less been soup month for us. Even if the air isn’t frigid, my innate desire to spoon warm broth into my mouth still remains. Unconsciously, that led us to make more soup recipes this month alone than the entire lifetime of our blog. The…

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Salted Citrus Blondies with Toasted Walnuts & Dark Chocolate Chips (sugar-free, vegan, gluten-free, & Plant-Paradox friendly)

Good day friends! This may just be the best desert we’ve ever made. Its flavors are unique, without being “too far out there,” its texture has a perfect balance between chewy & caky, it’s really easy to make (always a plus), and it includes my favorite desert additive: salt. When we think sweets we tend…

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Sautéed Eggplant Stuffed Rice Balls with Teriyaki Drizzle

Rice Balls! A.k.a. the most fun you can have at a dinner table.  Never had one before? Neither had we (up until making these), but they seemed to be a bright idea – imagine a sushi roll or poke bowl, but wrapped up into an edible, handheld ball. On the outside is sushi rice, which……

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Vegan Broccoli Cheddar Soup (Plant-Paradox friendly)

I’m writing to you from the comfy headquarters of Kim & I’s bed. Truthfully, I couldn’t be writing about a soup recipe at a better/more ironic time – I’m sick.  I don’t know how it happened, but here I am with a scratchy throat, fever, and a rough cough. Whatevs, sick or not, we’ve heavily…

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Coconut Chocolate Breakfast Muffins (grain-free, vegan, sugar-free, & Plant-Paradox friendly)

“If you don’t know, now ya know…” that… that banana flour is the bee’s knees. I know, not the way you expected that phrase to end, but this newly found flour has got me fucked up. Let me just outright say that it’s the closest in similarity to all-purpose flour I’ve found thus far. In…

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Refreshing Citrus Fried Jackfruit Tacos (gluten-free, sugar-free, vegan, & Plant Paradox friendly)

Taco Tuesday! Okay, yeah, today’s Thursday but whatever – there’s enough alliteration here to satisfy me. Have you guys ever had fried cod or tilapia tacos? Okay, me neither. But I have had a vegan version of cod tacos from this bomb taco spot in Orlando, Florida by the name of Tako Cheena. They serve…

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Garlicky Fried Rice (Diabetic-Friendly/Resistant Starch Rice)

Fried rice is one of those foods that Kim & I have made at least once every two days for the past three months. “Why,” you ask? Well, it’s easy to make, leftover veggies can be tossed in willie-nillie, there’s little prep work involved, it’s filling, and it’s cheap. We always buy the same kind…

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Pho Chay (Vegan Pho)

Making Pho is as much a tradition as the culture that founded it is. In a lot of ways, Pho reflects Vietnamese culture. The process takes patience, as ample amounts of time is needed to construct its broth – this reflects Vietnamese peoples joy in taking time with everything they do. It’s made in large…

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Mini Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Pies (vegan, sugar-free, gluten free & Plant Paradox friendly)

The end of the year has almost come… time to make every last excuse to eat chocolate & peppermint goodies before it goes out of style. These mint chocolate ice cream pies come from a recipe I adapted from Dr. Gundry’s book The Plant Paradox, in which he makes mint chocolate ice cream from avocados.…

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Lemon Caper Pasta (gluten-free, vegan & lectin-free)

Hey guys! We hope you treated the holidays well and soaked up every hug, kiss, and fork-full of food you experienced. One thing’s for sure though, after the Holidays, I no longer feel like rolling out pie crusts, prepping mountains of veggies, or crafting any sort of fancy fare. No, I think a plate of…

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Glazed Gingerbread Cupcakes (Vegan, Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, & Lectin-Limited)

“Raise your hand if you like cupcakes!” “Alright, yeah, you go Cassandra! I like cupcakes too. The rest of you can eat muffins for the rest of your life.” “But aren’t they the same thing?” “THE SAME THING? You’ve got to be kidding me! You’ve been in culinary school for how long and you think…

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Sugar-Free French Vanilla Creamer (vegan & Plant Paradox friendly)

I admit, I’ve started to miss coffee creamers since cutting out sugar. It’s not the sweetness  or the flavors that I miss. Rather, it’s the simplicity of adding one thing to your coffee before it’s good to go. For the past couple of months, my habit’s been to heat up coconut milk on the stove…

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Chunky Portobello Soup (vegan, gluten-free, & Plant Paradox friendly)

Recently, Kim and I had the great pleasure of meeting one of our mutually favorite photographers: Eugene Kan. As luck has it, he also works with food in his partner’s company, That Food Cray. Check them out on Instagram guys, they’re exploring food like no one else and bringing local food crafts people together from…

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Chocolate Cake with Coconut Mint Frosting (sugar-free, lectin-free, & vegan)

Experimenting with our cornless cake recipe led us to discover that “Hey! Yeah, I’m talking to me. Maybe making a light, moist, fluffy, and sweet cake isn’t impossible without sugar, wheat, and all the things that make most cakes light, moist, fluffy, and sweet.” The process starts by beating together solid coconut oil with erythritol,…

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Thank You & A ‘Lil Favor in Return

Hello friends! We hope your holiday season is treating you like the queens & kings that you are. We’ve been ecstatic about all the support you guys have given, all the Winter recipes that can be made, and the overall Christmas cheer that seems to be filling the air this year – it feels like…

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Lectin-Free One-Pot Chipotle Chili (vegan, sugar-free, & Plant Paradox friendly)

As the weather shrinks colder, my desire for heart warming foods grows stronger. Soul comforting, robust stews and soups that make you wanna cuddle up on the couch beside someone you love. Okay, who am I kidding, I live in LA and the weather isn’t getting any colder. But that doesn’t mean I don’t crave…

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Maple Tempeh Sausage Sliders (vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, and Plant Paradox friendly)

I remember those late mornings at a random chain restaurant, dining on a breakfast plate full of eggs, toast, grits, and sausage – I always preferred sausage to bacon. Get outta here Bacon McGriddle! The sausage that reigns supreme in my eyes has always been maple sausage. It’s sweet like Autumn, smoky like a campfire,…

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Classic Hot Chocolate (stevia sweetened, vegan, & lectin-free)

This is a simple recipe with only 6 ingredients and 3 photos, so I’ll try to keep it short on my end as well. This formula has been our go-to hot chocolate recipe for the past 6 months, because it takes no more than 10 minutes to put together, it’s sugar-free, creamy, silky, chocolate-y, and…

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Salted Caramel Cornless Cake (lectin-free, sugar-free, & vegan)

After our Cornless Bread recipe, I started to realize that maybe the world of baking isn’t impossible to dance around in, even with a strict sugar-free, vegan, and lectin-limited diet. It took a while, but through the month of November we discovered that the mixture of cassava & sorghum flour – in different ratios –…

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Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole (vegan, gluten-free & Plant Paradox friendly)

One image of Thanksgiving that appears in my mind whilst contemplating a the dinner table is a casserole dish. Some large, plexiglass glass cook piece is filled to the brim with warm goodness, ready to be dished out to every member of the family, with leftovers still remaining. What goes inside the dish differs from…

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