Healthy Turmeric Cauliflower Rice

You have to try this Healthy Turmeric Cauliflower Rice!  Have you heard about the benefits of turmeric? Turmeric is anti-inflammatory, can increase antioxidants, and lowers your risk for heart disease to name a few.

Cauliflower rice can be a great alternative for those trying to eat a low-carb diet.  It’s very low in calories as well. I don’t even really like cauliflower, but I do enjoy cauliflower rice. It’s super easy to make too.  So is this healthy recipe.

healthy turmeric cauliflower rice

This recipe is vegan, gluten free and paleo approved.  You can turn it into a main dish by adding some vegetables and your favorite protein.  I think carrots and peppers would go really well with the flavors.  For protein, I would suggest chickpeas or tofu if you eat soy. It’s very versatile!

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Slow Cooker Tortilla Soup

My husband LOVES spicy food and he created this Slow Cooker Tortilla Soup.  I am a huge wimp when it comes to all things spicy, so this recipe is all his.  He loved the way it came out too!  It’s also a super cinch to make.  If you love spicy recipes, you should definitely check out his homemade sriracha recipe and also his green curry with chickpeas.

slow cooker tortilla soup

I know traditionally, tortilla soup is made from toasted tortilla strips, but we had some tortilla chips leftover from a party, so we decided to use those.  If you like the strips better, you can use those instead.  Either way is fine.

This recipe literally takes a few minutes to throw everything in the pot, then you just walk away and let it cook.  The house will smell so good too! Next time, we will be sure to try it with my vegan sour cream on top.  Yum!!

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Red Lentil and Spinach Soup

After all the holiday dessert indulging, this healthy Red Lentil and Spinach Soup is a great way to get back on track! I just love a good soup recipe, don’t you?  There is a little back story on how this recipe came about.  I will share below.

Red Lentil and Spinach Soup

This Christmas, my husband’s family celebrated on the 22nd, so we had no plans on Christmas Day.  We decided to celebrate by going out for Middle Eastern food to celebrate my husband’s Turkish side.  The soup they served was so good, so I had to remake it when I got home.  I have to say that my version came out pretty darn good!

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Salted Caramel Gooey Bars

Are you in full indulgence mode now?  If so, you will LOVE these Salted Caramel Gooey Bars.  They have a soft, buttery crust with a salted caramel filling.  So gooey that you may need to eat these bars with a fork.  I love all things salted caramel, don’t you? If you need more dessert ideas, you can check out these healthy desserts with 5 ingredients or less.

salted caramel gooey bars

They are seriously worth the last minute indulgence for 2016.  You will definitely go out with a bang. 🙂  These bars are gluten free, vegan and paleo.  They would be absolutely amazing if you top them with coconut whip cream.  Heading off to try that now! 🙂

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Mint Chip Vegan Cheesecake

For special occasions, holidays and birthdays, my go-to dessert is always a vegan cheesecake! Not only do they look special and fancy, but they are absolutely delicious. Bonus– they’re actually super simple to make! It’s one of my all time FAVs! I brought this dessert to a Christmas party and everyone loved it. Vegan or not, I think you will enjoy this Mint Chip Vegan Cheesecake.

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This is Emily from PrettyPies.com here to share another whole-foods dessert with you… one that quickly became an obsession after I first tried it– vegan cheesecake! About two years ago, I cut out dairy as part of the quest to help my digestion. That’s when my love affair with dairy-free desserts began. In fact, I LOVE vegan cheesecakes so much, I’m never going back to making “regular” cheesecakes (even though it turns out my gut didn’t have any issues with dairy after all! Haha! Oh well) 🙂

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Sweet and Salty Holiday Bark

Have you tried Bark Thins?  I LOVE the pretzel version, so that is where the inspiration for this Sweet and Salty Holiday Bark came from.  I also added extra sweetness with the pomegranates and beautiful color with the pistachios.  For more holiday recipes check out this post.

Sweet and Salty Holiday Bark

This healthy dessert is super easy to make AND you can make it ahead of time.  It makes a small batch, so if you plan on entertaining a crowd, then I suggest doubling the batch.

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