Category: Recipes

Mac and Cheese



1 cup butternut squash puree

1 cup unsweetened almond milk (I use the 365 brand from Whole Foods)

1 tbsp arrowroot powder

1 tbsp tahini

4 tbsp nutritional yeast

2 tsp Dijon mustard

1 tsp garlic powder

½ tsp onion powder

1 tbsp lemon juice

1/4-1/2 tsp sea salt (to taste; I tend to use 1/4 tsp, but you may want more)

1/8 tsp paprika

a pinch of turmeric

pepper (to taste)


This is a quick and easy recipe for comfort food that’s packed with superfoods and is free of both dairy and oil.  On a stovetop, whisk together all the ingredients, beginning with the almond milk and butternut squash puree.  Fold in the arrowroot powder, tahini, nutritional yeast and the rest of the ingredients.  The cheese sauce is great with Ancient Harvest corn and quinoa pasta, but you can use it on pizza, tacos, as a veggie dip or for anything else you can think of.

Minimalist 5-Ingredient 5-Minute Green Smoothie


1 and 1/2 cups water


1c frozen berries


3c greens, any kind


1 apple (or other non-melon fruit)


1 small avocado


Layer the ingredients, starting with the water, in a blender.  I use an Oster Pro 1200 Blender to get away from plastic containers (it’s made of glass).  It also has a smoothie function, which you can leave running while cleaning up.  Perfect for when you only have five minutes but need to eat!