Cauliflower Rice Paella

Low carb version of your favorite paella dish! This classic paella recipe is made using riced cauliflower instead of rice and it’s soo good. You can even get that “sticking to the pan” effect of normal paella, you just have to let the cauliflower rice cook a little longer. 

I have a smaller paella pan so the ingredients are proportional to my pan size, if you have a bigger pan, the portion size may very.

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No Bake Mini Lemon Coconut Pies

I love making no bake desserts, especially during the summer. These Mini Lemon Coconut Pies are the perfect little treats to have on hand and the lemon flavor is super refreshing.

These mini pies are a healthy alternative to normal desserts. They are made with clean ingredients and contain no dairy or refined sugar. They are are both gluten free and vegan.

These Mini Lemon Coconut Pies are made with only 5 ingredients. They are also really easy to make- all you need is a food processor or blender and a muffin pan.

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Cheesy Kale Chips

Yet another reason why I love my air fryer – it also functions as a dehydrator! I used to love making kale chips in the oven but it legit took forever and wouldn’t always cook even. Dehydrating my kale chips in the air fryer took them to the NEXT LEVEL. It only took about 1 1/2 hours and they were the perfect level of crunchy.

These kale chips have a delicious, cheesey flavor and make the perfect snack. The best part is they are also gluten free and vegan. That’s right, they have a cheesey flavor but are still dairy free! How is that? See ingredient details below!

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Cacao Ice Cream

Cacao No Churn Ice Cream!I don’t know about you, but I always need something sweet after dinner and fruit just doesn’t cut it, I want chocolate  I’ve been making “nice cream” because it’s legit so easy and tastes amazing! This recipe is also gluten free, vegan, paleo, contains no added sugar, and only requires 5 ingredients!

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Rasberry Cucumber Smoothie

Is it me, or does this smoothie just look like a spa?! Celebrating this AMAZING weather in Brooklyn with a Raspberry Cucumber Smoothie Bowl! That’s right, cucumber. Cucumbers are one of my favorite summer smoothie ingredients because they are super hydrating and taste soo refreshing! See recipe details below.

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Gluten – Free Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Are you a sweet potato or a regular potato person? I personally love sweet potatoes! You can make them savory, you can make them sweet – they are such a delicious add to meals! My favorite type of pasta is gnocchi but I don’t eat regular gnocchi too often because I generally avoid gluten. I’ve found cauliflower gnocchi to be a great substitute but I personally like making foods from scratch as often as possible in order to control what ingredients and how much of each ingredient are put into my food.

I’ve made this sweet potato gnocchi a few times now and it is great! It’s a lot easier to make than you would think. This recipe is gluten free – it uses cassava flour as the flour. If you haven’t heard of cassava flour it is a root vegetable and a staple in my kitchen. This recipe is also dairy free and vegan. It makes about 2 servings. See details below!

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Fresh Gazpacho 💃🏼

When the weather gets warmer, I crave all of the hydrating, fresh foods. I love this gazpacho dish because it’s super hydrating and refreshing – perfect for summer! I paired it with Sakara Life chia tortillas to dip. This recipe is made completely with real food ingredients and is raw, vegan, and gluten free. All you need is a blender to make!

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Vegan Pistachio Pesto

If you follow my Instagram account (@wellbymel_), you know that I LOVE Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi. It is gluten free, dairy free, and only made with 5 ingredients- cauliflower, cassava flour, potato starch, olive oil, and salt! And it tastes great- it tastes like actual gnocchi! This is one of my go- to easy dinners because it is frozen and so easy to make! All you need to do is cook it on a skillet for a few minutes until fully thawed and crispy and then top with the sauce of your choice. Note: do not follow the package instructions to cook the gnocchi or else they will turn out mushy.

Today, I chose a pistachio pesto sauce. I have had a bag of pistachios in my pantry for a few months and wasn’t sure what to do with them. I’m trying to be more conscious of food waste so I decided to re-purpose them to make pesto. It was super yummy and really easy! This pesto is dairy free and uses nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor. See full recipe below!

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Cherry Cacao Smoothie Bowl

One meal I never get sick of? Smoothie bowls. Tastes like ice cream but packed with fruits, veggies, and healthy fats to keep you full longer. My new fav combo is Cherry Cacao 🍒🍫 This below for full recipe details!

Note: This recipe is labeled as vegan, but is topped with bee pollen (optional). If you are trying to follow a vegan diet, you may want to skip the bee pollen topping.

 

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Banana Nutella Smoothie Bowl

Banana Nutella smoothie bowl for breakfast this morning! 🍌🌰 Made with bananas, frozen riced cauliflower, cacao powder, hazelnuts, avocado, cinnamon, and nut milk. This 80 degree weather has been perfect and has me craving all of smoothie bowls! Can it be summer in NYC already? ☀️

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