Gemma is a Naturopath, yoga teacher and co-author of The Compassionate Kitchen. She has been involved in the making of a documentary and is an Ambassador for the animal protection group, Voiceless. She started a blog, The Compassionate Vegan because she is incredibly passionate about helping others live healthy, conscious lives.
Roasted Broccoli Soup With Cashew Parmesan
A light option for lunch that will still leave you full until dinner! Broccoli is a great source of vitamin K and C, as well as fiber.
Vegan Brownies With Chocolate Chips and Almond Butter
Sweet Spot Brownies Why We Love It: These brownies are moist and tasty making them perfect for the occasional indulgence! INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup maple syrup 2/3 cup cocoa powder 1/2 cup melted coconut oil 1 cup buckwheat flour 1 cup almond butter 6 dates 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup coconut milk 1/2 cup of vegan chocolate “chips” – which we used my favorite chocolate and chopped into “chips” INSTRUCTIONS
Citrus and Kale Salad
Citrus and Kale Salad Why We Love It: A low-calorie, antioxidant-rich salad perfect for the warmer weather! Serves 4 INGREDIENTS For the Dressing 2 tablespoons tahini 2 tablespoons blood orange, or orange juice 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon maple syrup Salt and pepper For the Salad ½ bunch of Lacinato kale, chopped, middle vein removed ½ head of romaine lettuce, chopped ½ red pepper, thi
Cauliflower and Zucchini Soup With Turmeric
Why We Love It: This simple soup recipe is a perfect example of “sattvic” eating, which means it is light, nourishing, and gives energy without being over stimulating or being heavy. Why it's healthier: This soup is made with cauliflower and zucchini, which is rich in many nutrients and antioxidants and is especially high in vitamin A. Zucchini is als...
Vegan Caesar Salad with Homemade Dressing
Vegan Caesar Salad Why We Love It: This salad has a great mixture of flavors and the creamy dressing makes it feel like a hearty dish! Serves 4 INGREDIENTS For the Salad 4 cups romaine lettuce 1/3 cup croutons 1/3 cup toasted sunflower seeds 1 Lebanese cucumber sliced 1/3 cup black olives 1/2 cup Coconut “bacon” – can buy premade in a jar 1 cup coconut flakes 1 tablespoon tamari 1 teaspoon maple
Roasted Chickpea and Kale Salad
Roasted Chickpea and Kale Salad Why We Love It: The beans and chickpeas bring depth and protein to this kale salad. Top it off with this simple and flavorful dressing! Serves 6 INGREDIENTS For the Salad 1 bunch of kale 1 can chickpeas 1 can cranberry beans rinsed, drained and dried 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon cumin 1 tablespoon paprika 1 teaspoon ginger 1 teaspoon coriander 1teaspoon car
Fresh Baby Green Salad With Wild Rice, Chickpeas and Herbs
Fresh Israeli Herb Salad Why We Love It: Herbs are great ways of adding nutrients and flavor into your daily meals. What I have found is I now use them even as a base for a salad, rather than an add on. Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 2 cups chickpeas (from a can or cooked) 1 bunch of curly parsley, roughly chopped 1 bunch of dill, diced ½ bunch of coriander, roughly chopped 1 cup wild rice ½ cup of curren
Pea and Radish Bruschetta Toast
Why it's healthier: Green peas are high in protein and antioxidants that help boost immunity, give you energy and helps antiaging. The high fiber in peas helps to regulate blood sugar, which is beneficial for controlling diabetes and weight management...
Walnut and Date Loaf
Walnut and Date Loaf Why We Love It: A fiber-filled breakfast to pair with a cup of tea or coffee in the morning. Makes 12 slices INGREDIENTS 10 dates, pitted and chopped 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ cup buckwheat flour 1 ½ cup almond meal ½ cup coconut sugar ½ cup nut butter – we used almond, cashew and basil nut mix ½ cup coconut oil 2 teaspoons vanilla essence 1 ½ cups walnuts, chopped For the
Eggplant Shakshuka with Middle Eastern Spices
Why it's healthier: Eggplant is a high fiber and low-calorie food that has been linked to lowering cholesterol, promoting weight loss and managing blood sugar. Healthy ingredients: Vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, vitamin A, beta carotene, folate Eggplant Shakshuka Why We Love It: Eggplant and mushroom come to life with the Middle Eastern spices in this recipe. A great high .