Healthy Strawberry Popsicles

Pierre Van ZylDairy-free, dessert, Gluten-free, Paleo, Recipes, Vegan

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Healthy strawberry popsicles are so easy to make, you won’t buy store bought again! These strawberry popsicles are vegan, dairy free, paleo and so simple to make! All you need are 3 ingredients and popsicle molds! Why this recipe works The best w…

Vegan Chick’n Enchilada Breakfast Casserole

Pierre Van ZylBreakfast, casserole, DI, Gluten-free, Main Dishes, make ahead breakfast, No Oil, Recipes, savory breakfast, student life, Tree Nut Free, Vegan

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A few weeks ago, in sharing a lasagna recipe, I mentioned that big, casserole-like dishes have been a meal prep time-saver for me lately. They’re more involved than other recipes, but once they’ve been prepared, they give me at least 4-6 extra portions of food. And they’re a nice way to break up my routine…

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Homemade Fudge Pops Recipe

Pierre Van ZylDessert Recipes, Recipes

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Remember the days before frozen cappuccino’s, when sub-zero chocolately goodness flowed out the back of an ice cream truck? For me, it was always a toss up between a Fudgcicle and an ice blue abominable snowman foot with gumball toenails. I love those memories, but I definitely don’t feel the same way about the ingredients […]

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Mexican-Style Chopped Salad With Avocado, Red Bell Pepper, Cilantro & Lime

Pierre Van ZylRecipes, Side Dish Recipes

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For years I considered salad an obligation . . . a nod to “doing what’s good for me” when what I really cared about was the gluten-free chicken fried steak on my plate. Not anymore, at least not when this chopped salad is on the menu. When there’s a batch in the fridge I find […]

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Lemony Bulgur Chickpea Salad

Pierre Van Zylbulgur, chickpeas, easy, Main Dishes, quick, Quick & Easy, Recipes, salad, Salads, Soy-free, Tree Nut Free, Vegan

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I’m so tired. I’ve been tired plenty during the internship, but how I feel right now is special. It is, as they say, next level. And, with a final on Thursday, four assignments to finish, and almost two weeks left in my current rotation, the feeling doesn’t promise to let up soon. I’ve been at…

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Mocha Overnight Oats

Pierre Van ZylBreakfast, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, high protein, quick, Recipes, Vegan

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Mocha overnight oats are the perfect way to start the day! Combine your favorite breakfast with coffee for the best on the go healthy breakfast idea! These overnight oats are gluten free, vegan, packed with protein and packed with caffeine! Why this re…

10 Minute Skillet Chicken Taco Recipe

Pierre Van Zyldinner, keto, low carb, Paleo, quick, Recipes, whole30

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10 minute skillet chicken taco recipe is going to become your new favorite way to make chicken for your tacos! Ready in just 10 minutes, this recipe is so easy to make and incredibly flavorful! This healthy recipe is paleo, Whole30 and keto friendly! W…

CBD Thin Mint Energy Bites

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of Barlean’s. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting companies that I love. Have you heard of this new thing called CBD Oil? If not, where have you been? Seriously. CBD Oil is EVERYWHERE.  It’s quickly become the hottest supplement out there. From lotions, protein […]

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Wholesome Vegan Lentil, Mushroom & Kale Lasagna

Pierre Van Zylcasseroles, comfort food, Gluten-free, Holidays, lasagna, Main Dishes, No Oil, Recipes, Soy-free, Tree Nut Free, Vegan

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Since September, I’ve been telling myself that this is a year for soups, stews, easy grain dishes, sheet pan meals, and other low maintenance cooking endeavors. It’s true in many ways: soup, for example, has been a mainstay during my internship because it’s easy to make and yields a ton of food for freezing/reheating. With…

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Vegan Golden Milk Cake with Coconut Frosting

Pierre Van Zylbaking, cake, Cakes, golden milk, Recipes, Soy-free, Superfoods, Tree Nut Free, turmeric, Vegan

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Sooner or later I should post a dessert recipe that isn’t cake, right? I guess I just can’t help myself. Placed in a room full of every vegan dessert imaginable, cake would be my first choice every time. But give me time: once the internship eases up I’ll be baking more treats, and they can’t…

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Vegan Golden Milk Cake with Coconut Frosting

Pierre Van Zylbaking, cake, Cakes, golden milk, Recipes, Soy-free, Superfoods, Tree Nut Free, turmeric, Vegan

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Sooner or later I should post a dessert recipe that isn’t cake, right? I guess I just can’t help myself. Placed in a room full of every vegan dessert imaginable, cake would be my first choice every time. But give me time: once the internship eases up I’ll be baking more treats, and they can’t…

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Sheet Pan Tamari Glazed Tempeh & Broccoli

Pierre Van Zylbroccoli, easy, Gluten-free, Main Dishes, No Oil, Quick & Easy, Recipes, sheet pan meal, student life, tempeh, Tree Nut Free, Vegan

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The other day, I took a little Instagram poll to figure out what sort of recipes you’d like to see more of, or which things you’d be curious to see me veganize. I did this partly for your sake and mostly for mine: I’ve been low on recipe ideas lately, and readers are always my…

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Curried Potatoes, Lentils & Peas

Pierre Van Zylcurry, easy, Gluten-free, Main Dishes, Recipes, school, simple food, Tree Nut Free, Vegan

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I had a first yesterday afternoon: I drew a complete blank on batch cooking. I needed to make at least two meals for dinners this week, and I couldn’t settle on anything. Looks like my meal prep stamina is starting to flag. Since it was Cinco de Mayo, I made the enchiladas from Power Plates,…

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Pesto Farro & Baby Kale Salad

Pierre Van Zylfarro, kale, Main Dishes, No Oil, Recipes, salad, Salads, Soy-free, spring, tahini, tofu, Vegan

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A few weeks ago, a friend and I met for lunch at Maman here in the city. It was cold—in typical April-in-New-York fashion, we’ve been vacillating between damp and chilly and summery warmth—and the restaurant was drafty. We huddled over cups of tea and had some much needed catch-up time. We were both out of…

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Key Lime Pie Popsicle Recipe

Pierre Van ZylDessert Recipes, Recipes

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My kids love the show Top Chef Junior, and nearly every weekend they head into the kitchen to create their own masterpieces. I let them run with it, until I realized that they were choosing the sweetest possible splurge recipes from my grain-free, real food cookbooks. There was not a kale chip in sight, y’all. […]

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30 Quick Healthy Meals (Kid-Approved)

Pierre Van ZylRecipes

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Before kids, I imagined motherhood would be 80% playing games, snuggling, and reading, and 20% hanging out with my husband while our kids quietly cleaned their rooms. Or something pretty close to that. Turns out, it’s mostly googling for quick healthy meal ideas while doing any of the following: Performing goalie maneuvers to prevent my […]

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Meal Prep Friendly Tofu Tahini Lunch Salad

Pierre Van ZylGluten-free, No Oil, Quick & Easy, Recipes, Salads, Sides, Snacks, Tree Nut Free, Vegan

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My current GI rotation features fast days and a fully packed schedule. It’s not uncommon for my preceptor and I to have new patients on the hour, every hour, for the entirety of our work day. Lunches usually get eaten quickly, often in the spare minutes between appointments. Lunch breaks have seldom been leisurely this…

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Jeanine Donofrio’s Baked Red Lentil Falafel

Pierre Van Zylbatch cooking, cookbooks, falafel, Recipes, Sides, Soy-free, Tree Nut Free, Vegan

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I’ve always espoused an “everyday” approach to cooking. I’m a home cook, not a chef, and I doubt I could pull off gourmet cuisine if I wanted to. Even when I eat out, I gravitate toward food that’s simple and filling; fancy (and fussy) preparations are never for me. This isn’t to say that I…

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Grain Free Vegan Pistachio Coconut Lemon Cake

Pierre Van Zylbaking, cake, Cakes, Gluten-free, Holidays, passover, Recipes, Soy-free, Vegan

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Happy Monday, friends, and I’m so glad that you enjoyed my thoughts on the mini-trip home. On Friday, I’ll be celebrating Passover with some chosen family: my closest friend from college, Jordan, his parents and his siblings. I felt close to Jordy’s family even back as an undergraduate, in spite of the fact that I…

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Everything Bagel Salmon

Pierre Van ZylDairy-free, dinner, Gluten-free, keto, low carb, Paleo, Recipes, whole30

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Everything bagel salmon is the star of a perfect quick and easy weeknight meal! Ready in 15 minutes, this recipe for everything bagel salmon is gluten free, paleo, keto and Whole30 friendly! Perfect for weeknight meals or even entertaining!   I ha…

Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets

Pierre Van ZylDairy-free, dinner, Gluten-free, low carb, Paleo, Recipes, whole30

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Air fryer chicken nuggets made with chicken breast and a simple grain free coating are going to become a family favorite! These healthy chicken nuggets are baked in the air fryer and get a crispy, golden, crunchy coating without added oil! Made with al…

Lightly Sweetened Vegan Chocolate Beet Cake

Pierre Van Zylalternative sweetener, beets, cake, Cakes, chocolate, dessert, Recipes, Snacks, Soy-free, sweet treat, Tree Nut Free, Vegan

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All things considered, I’d say I have a pretty moderate relationship with sugar. I love homemade dessert, and I bake with sugar, be it refined or natural. As a longtime nutrition student and RD-to-be, I’m mindful of how much I use and I keep in mind that treats are special. But I’ve never avoided sweetening….

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Pea Pesto

Pierre Van ZylDairy-free, Gluten-free, quick, Recipes, Side Dish, Vegan

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5 minute pea pesto has everything you love about traditional pesto but is slightly sweet and so easy to make!  This healthy recipe is vegan, dairy free, gluten free, and the perfect addition to any meal! This pesto is the perfect topping for chicken, s…

Brownie Batter Hummus

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of Barlean’s. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting companies that I love. A few years ago, I was strolling through a local farmer’s market and came across a table selling dessert hummus.  Now, I love hummus, but making it something sweet sounded completely disgusting […]

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Caramelized Cabbage & Onion Pasta

Pierre Van Zylcabbage, easy, Gluten-free, onion, pasta, quick, Quick & Easy, Recipes, Soy-free, student life, Tree Nut Free, Vegan

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I’d originally thought of this as being a St. Patrick’s Day dish, thanks to the cabbage, but since that day has come and gone I’m just going to file it as another simple, flavorful, internship-inspired dinner idea. I realized as I was making this caramelized cabbage & onion pasta that I make much more pasta…

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Sweet Potato Donuts

Pierre Van Zyldessert, Gluten-free, grain free, high protein, Recipes, Vegan

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Vegan sweet potato protein donuts are about to become your new favorite go to snack! Packed with protein, these healthy donuts are gluten free, egg free, dairy free and so easy to make! Ready in about 30 minutes with very little equipment needed! I oft…

Simple Baked Bulgur & Chickpeas

Pierre Van Zylbatch cooking, bulgur, chickpeas, easy, Main Dishes, meal prep, No Oil, Recipes, Soy-free, Tree Nut Free, Vegan

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I’m debating whether I should keep including “simple” in my recipe titles, since simple food is the name of the game lately, and really since my internship year started. But I guess it never hurts to call it out. Anyway: this bulgur chickpea dish is indeed very simple, as the name implies. There’s some cooking…

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