Zucchini Pasta with Avocado Pesto

If you don’t own a spiralizer, you need to do yourself and favor and add it to your kitchen tools. With this magical creation, you can conjure up wonderful gluten-free pasta recipes such as this one, add some twist to your salads, it could help to get your kids to eat more veggies, and generally gives you an opportunity to eat vegetables in ways that you maybe haven’t tried before.

Beet and Ginger Detox Elixir

The first days of January pass quickly, with only a few hours of sunlight and a lot of awareness for every new sound, light, person and little joy of this young year. A lazy sunrise is for meditation and setting up the digestive fire with turmeric tea, while sunset goes by slowly in glorious contemplation, with a ruby-shaded ginger elixir. A favorite this winter, and inspired by one of Heidi’s Near and Far recipes, this is a drink for rooting into the new year and for nurturing the body’s cells to incite their …

Roasted Vegetables with Mustard Horseradish Dressing

My work as a freelance food photographer and healthy recipe writer makes me browse for inspiration among hundreds of recipes weekly, and I often find myself cooking and eating the same thing every day because I don’t have the time to think about or make some proper food for myself. Most of the time it is a salad or a stew, and although it’s always something healthy, I often crave for some diversity. When I realize that, I try to …

Easy Quinoa Patties with Summer Herbs

While summer is the time of quick salads and fresh fruit smoothies, there is one dish which I’m always ready to heat up the oven or grill for. I love patties because they are so versatile – you can serve them in a whole wheat burger bun with a delicious sauce, you can hide them in a wrap, or simply have them as a quick meal next to a lush salad. They are very easy to make, you can play with ingredients any way you like, and make …

Rich Chocolate Tart, Vegan and Gluten-Free

There are foods that come and go from my diet, but chocolate is something that always manages to find its way back into my life. I adore dark chocolate, and although I try to stay as far away from sugar as I can, I try to find new ways of indulging without feeling guilty or putting a big burden on my digestive system. When I first discovered raw cacao powder, it was like a miracle. Its intense flavor could turn any insipid vegan dessert into a delicious treat. I add it to porridges, puddings, raw energy balls, smoothies, or healthy desserts and it always reveals a …