By Leslie Hanft, Certified Holistic Health Coach



Banana Cream Chia Pudding

 This is the chia pudding I made for my mother on Mother's Day.  To read about my special Mother's Day gift, see my post A Different Kind of Gift…

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Banana Walnut Muffins {Grain Free & Gluten Free}

I really enjoy baking.  I like the way my apartment fills with the delicious aroma of what I am making and there is the anticipation of something…

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Cheesy (Veggie) Sauce {Gluten Free with a Vegan Option}

Cheese is my son's favorite food.  And while I don't think cheese is bad, in fact organic raw milk cheese from grass-fed cows is actually very good…

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Chickpea Fries {Vegan & Gluten Free}

In a previous post, I mentioned how I am always watching to see what my son likes to eat when we are dining out and then recreate healthier versions…

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Chocolate Muffins {Gluten Free}

After a long, wonderful summer spent enjoying time with friends, lounging by the pool, going to the beach and lots and lots of water parks, my son…

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Chocolate Truffles {Vegan & Gluten Free}

Halloween has become a huge celebration in my family.  We begin preparing in early October with the search for the perfect pumpkin and decorate our…

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Creamy Tomato Soup {Vegan & Gluten Free}

In my never ending quest to get my son to eat healthier food, I watch closely to see what he chooses to eat when we are out and then try to create…

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Crustless Zucchini and Mushroom Quiche

I was looking for a way to use the zucchini I got at the market and this quick and easy crustless quiche was the answer.  Here is the…

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Ginger-Carrot Soup

This is the soup I made for my mother on Mother's Day.  To read about my special Mother's Day gift, see my post A Different Kind of Gift for…

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Homemade Almond Milk

I love almonds!  Whether it is raw almonds as a healthy snack, almond butter on sprouted grain toast for breakfast or almond milk in my smoothies, I…

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Homemade Coconut Milk

This past summer, I discovered how easy it is to make homemade almond milk.  Ever since then, I have been happily soaking my almonds and preparing…

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Toasted Walnuts {Gluten Free}

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just a few days away.  It has been a beautiful fall here in New York City and while I look forward to the…

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Our Favorite Green Smoothie {Gluten Free}

I have had the pleasure of making my husband's and my favorite green smoothie for several friends and family members and I am happy to say that it…

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Pizza Quinoa {Gluten Free}

Like many others, my family and I just got back from spring break.  It was our last ski trip of the season (we are HUGE skiers in this family), and…

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Quinoa Fried “Rice” {Gluten Free}

I have a secret - I don't love cooking.  The truth is there are a lot of other things that I would rather be doing like spending time with my…

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Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Sauce {Vegan & Gluten Free}

I wasn't planning on sharing a new recipe this week, but I found some spaghetti squash at the market and made this dish for dinner a few days ago and…

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Spiralized Zucchini Pasta with Tomato Sauce {Gluten Free}

As I ventured more and more into the realm of healthy cooking and plant-based eating, I started to hear a lot about zucchini pasta.  And I have to…

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Sprouted Lentil Soup {Vegan & Gluten Free}

Now that fall has arrived and there is a chill in the air, I start to think about cooking warming soups.  And lentil soup is my son's favorite, so I…

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Winter Quinoa Salad {Gluten Free}

This winter certainly has been exceptionally cold.  So the idea of eating a salad might not sound too tempting at first glance.  But wait, a salad…

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