After years of gut health issues coupled with depression and anxiety, Daniela Modesto decided to find a calmer way to live. She focused on nutrition and started to understand how the mind and body work. She enjoys international foods, and creates recipes for people who don’t have a lot of time, but also want to eat fresh foods.
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1. Arugula and Strawberry Salad with Cayenne Lemon Vinaigrette
Such a refreshing and healthy salad that can really fill you up. Prep this easy salad for a lunch or dinner, or make for a nice side salad. Definitely top this Arugula and Strawberry Salad with Cayenne Lemon Vinaigrette with extra walnuts and berries!
2. Blood Orange, Carrot and Ginger Smoothie
Enjoy this tasty and very healthy Blood Orange, Carrot and Ginger Smoothie for a fueling breakfast. The health benefits in here will set your body up for a great day.
3. Apple Sweet Potato and Mushroom Hash
This Apple Sweet Potato and Mushroom Hash may sound crazy but they are the perfect mix of flavors and nutrients! Great meal!! It comes together without much effort, and the flavor is amazing!
4. Almond Butter Sea Salt Chocolate Bars
This recipe is impossibly easy to make. You need 7 ingredients and there is no baking involved. It’s undeniable that sweet and salty compliment each other in these Almond Butter Sea Salt Chocolate Bars, bringing out the best in any sweet recipe. So check out this easy dessert, let your taste buds celebrate
5. Maple Dijon Thyme Roasted Vegetables
Beets, carrots, Brussels sprouts wed with tangy apple, maple syrup, Dijon mustard and thyme to create this Maple Dijon Thyme Roasted Vegetables. The taste these vegetables take on when roasted together is everything you could want out of a vegetable-centric dish. You can put them on salad, or bring them as a side to your next get-together.
6. Maple Cardamom Candied Walnuts
Source: Maple Cardamom Candied Walnuts
These Maple Cardamom Candied Walnuts are insanely simple to make and truthfully, compared to conventional candied nuts, are far less sweet and use only quality ingredients. You need maple syrup, coconut sugar, cardamom, cinnamon, salt and obviously walnuts. The rest of the magic happens in the oven.
7. Apple and Beet Salad with Candied Walnuts and Cashew Cheese
Check out this Apple and Beet Salad with Candied Walnuts and Cashew Cheese! It’s a combination of roasted beets, cashew cheese, candied walnuts, crispy apple slices and spinach, drizzled with a bright dressing. You won’t be disappointed.
8. Roasted Carrots with Orange Tahini Sauce and Pomegranate
This Roasted Carrots with Orange Tahini Sauce and Pomegranate is simply delicious. Carrots, pomegranate and citrus and a quick tahini sauce marries all the flavors beautifully. Since winter is cold and grey, these bright orange carrots and shiny red pomegranate seeds provide some much needed warmth and color.
9. Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Source: Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are incredible. They’re quick to do, with only a few ingredients and make a great side for most dishes, whether you are vegan, vegetarian, paleo or something in between. These Roasted Sweet Potatoes are not an exception.
10. Pumpkin Fudge
Source: Pumpkin Fudge
This Pumpkin Fudge is easy to make but awfully addicting. Cashew butter, pumpkin spice, and chocolate chips collide to create a irresistible bite that you’ll want for dessert all the time!
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