Lemon Parsley and Bean Noodle Salad

Have you tried a spiralizer yet?  It’s truly life changing.  You can make so many delicious creations with veggie noodles.  In fact, this recipe comes to you from the cookbook, Nourishing Noodles – Spiralize Nearly 100 Plant Based Recipes for Zoodles, Ribbons, and Vegetable Spirals.  The book is written and photographed by Chris Anca of the blog, Tales of a Kitchen.


Photo Credit: © 2016 text and photography by Chris Anca. First published in the United States of America in 2016 by Race Point Publishing, a member of Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc.

This book has it all.  Tips on spiralizing, breakfasts, appetizers, soups, raw entrees, and even desserts!  All of them are beautifully photographed. Some of the other recipes I am looking forward to trying are: Quick Miso Noodle Soup, Cucumber and Sprouts Thai Noodle Salad, and the Coconut Cinnamon Carrot Cakes.  For more info, or if you want to order the cookbook, click here.

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Kale Summer Salad

This post is sponsored by Sprouts Farmer’s Market, but opinions are all my own.  Thank you for supporting the brands that I love!

I don’t know about you, but I am just so excited that the warm weather is here.  I absolutely love salads for many reasons.  They are easy, healthy and convenient.  Did you know April 23rd is National Picnic Day? Nothing says picnic better than a healthy salad full of fresh ingredients.  If you are looking for healthy salad dressing recipes, check out this post.

Kale Summer Salad - My Whole Food Life

I was thrilled when Sprouts contacted me because it’s literally my most favorite place to shop EVER.  I go there so much that the employees know me and ask how my girls are doing.

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Avocados with Mango Salsa (Vegan)

You guys!  These Avocados with Mango Salsa might just be the most delicious things I have ever eaten.  That is saying a lot!!

You all know I love avocado recipes, so I know this would be a winner.  If you like my Pineapple Mango Salsa, then you will love this too.  It’s the perfect dish for summer. No cooking required!


Avocados with Mango Salsa - My Whole Food Life


This recipe fits all diets.  It’s gluten free, vegan and even paleo.  If you wanted to add some extra protein, I think black beans would go well in here also.

Or even quinoa.  I thought they were just perfect this way. I am a wimp with spicy food, but if you like things spicy, you can also add jalapenos.  My husband would love that!

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Strawberry Ice Cream

Hooray!  Warm weather is here.  At least, in Texas it is.  So it’s time to start breaking out the ice cream maker.  I already have a Cookie Dough Ice Cream and a 5 Minute Banana Ice Cream on the blog.  Now it’s time to add another: Strawberry Ice Cream. Who doesn’t like strawberry ice cream? I know I love all things ice cream, especially strawberry ice cream.

ice cream watermark

I use canned coconut milk as a base for all my ice cream recipes for a few reasons.  It has that rich taste and mouth feel of real ice cream and it is dairy free.  I have tried using just nut milk, but it never comes out as creamy.  Since this is so rich tasting, a little bit will satisfy you.  You can use either fresh or frozen strawberries for this.  We used fresh organic strawberries since they were on sale the other day at Whole Foods.  They were so sweet and yummy!  Most store bought ice creams contain carrageenan and other unwanted additives.  The organic stuff is always so expensive.  The ice cream maker is pretty affordable and you make your money back pretty quick.  Plus, you can create your own flavors! 🙂

Strawberry Ice Cream

Strawberry Ice Cream

Prep Time 10 min Serves 4 - 6 servings     adjust servings



  1. Mix the coconut milk, vanilla bean and the sweetener in a bowl.
  2. Pour the contents in the ice cream maker. I used my Cuisinart.
  3. When the ice cream starts looking like it is coming together (after about 15 minutes), add the strawberries.
  4. The ice cream will be more of a soft serve consistency. If you like harder ice cream, you can stick it in the freezer for another 1 1/2 hours. That’s it. Enjoy!