Basic Almond Mylk

Ingredients: 1 cup almonds, soaked overnight 4 cups water pinch of sea salt optional: 1 tsp vanilla extract 1-2 pitted dates Procedure: • Blend almonds and water together until almonds are well broken down and you have created a milky color. • Strain through a nut-mylk bag or other fine mesh apparatus. • Rinse the … More Basic Almond Mylk

Nut-Seed Muesli

I often get asked what I eat for breakfast…if I don’t eat gluten or sugar or dairy, then what does one eat?!?  I like easy breakfasts, as I don’t enjoy cooking in the morning- not even oatmeal. So smoothies and granola-esque dishes are my go-to’s. Since I don’t eat boxed cereals anymore, and I don’t … More Nut-Seed Muesli

Wolf Moon Bread

  This bread is full of symbolism for me. I named it Wolf Moon Bread in honor of the deep of winter when food used to be scarce and the connection with community was key to enduring the winter.  For those who, follow the monthly moon cycles, may know that the January moon was named … More Wolf Moon Bread

Watermelon Cooler

I’m always thinking about new ways to add in extra vegetables into my diet…in exciting ways.  And since it’s summer, why not mix them with the sweet taste and cooling affects of watermelon! Cucumbers are also very hydrating and cooling to the body. And fennel contains numerous phytonutrients that promote immunity and anti-aging. So, drink … More Watermelon Cooler

Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce

Sweetened with dates, spiced with chipotle pepper, this 7-ingredient sauce will surprise and delight! You won’t find this recipe on the SweetShine blog…but you can find it, and other date sweetened recipes in my ebook: No Sugar Required! Or subscribe to the SweetShine newsletter to get recipes like this in your inbox!