Nicole’s SPICY SRIRACHA CAULIFLOWER ‘WINGS’ with VEGAN ‘RANCH’ DIP

Ohh I can’t get enough of this!! ❤ These vegan Spicy Sriracha Cauliflower ‘Wings’ are to die for, I promise! I was never a big fan of chicken wings, but sure enough I could eat this version everyday 😉

Extremely easy and quick to prepare, serve it as an appetizer, or make it a snack while binging on the latest season of your favorite show on Netflix (#guilty!).

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Nicole’s BANANA-CHOCOLATE CHIP-OAT COOKIES

Banana Oat Cookies

Valentine’s Day ❤ is only few days away, and if you are anything like me you are probably hoping nobody will show up with a box of “absurdly processed-full of chemicals-unhealthy” chocolate 😉

Don’t get me wrong, I LOOOVE sweets, but the ‘real’ thing, which is hardly what comes in a heart shaped box. Well, I’m giving you this incredible recipe, so you can scratch that hitch for a sweet treat without the guilty feeling.

Bananas, walnuts, chocolate chips and oats. Yes, 4 ingredients only! You’ll love them! Your other half will love them…. And your kids too 😉

Rich in fiber, gluten free, processed sugar free, low fat…and very nutritious. Enjoy!! ❤ Continue reading “Nicole’s BANANA-CHOCOLATE CHIP-OAT COOKIES”

Nicole’s LIGHT POMEGRANATE SALAD

Light Pomegranate Salad

Another quick & healthy recipe to get you back on track after the Thanksgiving ‘shenanigans’. This salad is refreshing and a great combination of flavors: crunchy and light. If you need an additional intake of protein, you can add a hard-boiled egg, a can of tuna, or a grilled chicken breast.

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Nicole’s GREEN DETOX SOUP

Green Detox Soup

Well well, given the fact we most likely all had a ‘little’ too much to eat over Thanksgiving, I decided to share my delicious detox soup recipe to get you back on track. A good way to replenish all vitamins and minerals, flush toxins out, and restore your body pH. These fresh alkalizing green vegetables full of potassium and antioxidants will rejuvenate your cells helping your detoxification and cleanse.

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Nicole’s ROASTED ORGANIC HEIRLOOM CARROTS with HONEY-ORANGE GLAZE

ROASTED ORGANIC HEIRLOOM CARROTS with HONEY-ORANGE GLAZE

How pretty are these carrots?! Well, let me tell you something: they are not just pretty, they are “pretty delicious” too! Another great recipe for your Thanksgiving dinner: add some color to your table! You can find these organic heirloom carrots at your local farmers market, or Trader Joe’s store. Keep it simple. Keep it easy. Keep it healthy 🙂

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Nicole’s EARTHY WHITE BEANS & BEET GREENS SOUP

EARTHY WHITE BEANS & BEET GREENS SOUP

This earthy soup reminds me of winters in Italy 🙂 Rich of flavor as well as fibers, vitamins and minerals. For this recipe I used beet greens, as I buy beets often and I like to use as much as I can of my food, discarding the least possible. You can definitely use the leafy greens of your choice: kale, spinach, collard, even cabbage. Enjoy! Continue reading “Nicole’s EARTHY WHITE BEANS & BEET GREENS SOUP”

Nicole’s GLUTEN FREE GARLIC CAULIFLOWER MASH & CINNAMON ORGANIC MASHED SWEET POTATOES

Gluten Free Garlic Cauliflower Mash & Cinnamon Organic Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Today I am recommending you two different options to your usual mashed potatoes: Gluten Free Garlic Cauliflower Mash and Cinnamon Organic Mashed Sweet Potatoes. These are incredible dishes, full of flavor and extremely nutritious! When planning your Thanksgiving meal, make sure you try them out: this way you can offer your guests both a savory and a sweet choice. They are easy to make and you can prepare a small or as big of a batch as you need (go big, I assure you there won’t be any leftovers!).

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Nicole’s FRESH CRANBERRY ORANGE CHUTNEY

Cranberry Orange Chutney

One week till Thanksgiving! I had been planning on sharing few different recipes for your Holiday menu, but had two very hectic weeks and little time to blog! I will try to catch up and post some healthy & easy ones during the next few days. Mostly little twitches to your traditional dishes, to keep it classic, tasty, AND healthy 🙂

First on the list: Cranberry Orange Chutney. Let’s not give into the canned cranberry sauce! Not only it is loaded with sugar, but also preservatives. It’s so easy to make your own with a handful of ingredients and only takes few minutes. Continue reading “Nicole’s FRESH CRANBERRY ORANGE CHUTNEY”

Nicole’s CREAMY PUMPKIN & SWEET POTATO SOUP

Creamy Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Soup

Last pumpkin recipe…for the week, I promise! Hehe 😉 I obviously can’t get enough of it! And soups too. I love how you can make a big batch, refrigerate or freeze them, and they are always a good option.

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Nicole’s PUMPKIN SPICE ORGANIC RISOTTO

Pumpkin Spice Risotto

So after the success of the Nicole’s ORGANIC GLUTEN FREE PUMPKIN PIE recipe I posted yesterday (over 200 hits!), I decided to give you a couple of more dishes that involve pumpkin. After all, if we don’t take advantage of it now, when then?!

Risotto is one of my favorite ways to prepare rice: must be my Italian roots! Continue reading “Nicole’s PUMPKIN SPICE ORGANIC RISOTTO”