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Healthy Zen Kitchen

Cooking feeds your body, mind, and soul. It allows you to control the food you put into your body, connect with your family and friends over a home cooked meal, and save the money you might otherwise spend in restaurants or on processed, prepackaged foods. Believe it or not, making simple and satisfying meals from scratch doesn’t have to be hard.
Here are some of my favorite easy, healthy recipes.

You’ll find that eating well can also be delicious!

Click on a category to get started and enjoy the recipes!

“To eat is a necessity but to eat intelligently is an art.”

-Francois de La Rochefoucauld

the recipes

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Butternut Squash Soup with Vanilla Bean
Vegan Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili
Oat Bakery Gluten Free Bread
Artichoke "Crab" Cakes
Relaxation Summer Lemon Sorbet
Red White and Blue Smoothie
Cooked Miracle Rice in a pan Miracle Rice
Mushroom lettuce cups on a white plate True Food Kitchen Mushroom Lettuce Cups
Vegan Tex-Mex layered dip in a glass bowl Vegan Tex-Mex Dip
A coconut oil jar and a breakfast bowl with fruits and cereal The Coconut Cult Yogurt
Two bowls of roasted butternut squash soup Creamy Vegan Butternut Squash Soup
Roasted diced root vegetables in a white pan Root Veggie Hash
Peanut Better Balls
Baked whole carrots with pesto on a baking sheet Carrot-Top Pesto Sauce
A slice of vegan cashew cheese pizza with marinara sauce on top Gluten Free Cashew Cheese Pizza
Baked sweet potato chips in a bowl Baked Sweet Potato Chips
Hummus sprinkled with finely chopped sun dried tomatoes Sun Dried Tomato Basil Hummus
Two glasses of vegan peach and oat smoothie Peach Smoothie
A few veggie burgers on a food tray Veggie Burgers for the Grill
A few carrot muffins on a white kitchen towel Healthy Carrot Muffins (from Minimalist Baker)
A glass of iced watermelon juice with mint on top Watermelon Mint Juice
Two scoops of strawberry ice cream in a small glass Strawberry Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Red Quinoa Tabouli Salad in a white bowl Red Quinoa Tabouli Salad
A small jar of green juice next to a cucumber, an apple, lemon, and salad leaves Green Juice
Energy bars made from different kinds of seeds Clean Energy Bars
A plate with a big portion of green Edamame spaghetti Edamame Spaghetti
A cup of foamy hot chocolate with a heart drawn on top Healthier Hot Chocolate
A bowl of quinoa with vegetables and a soft boiled egg on top Put an Egg On It
Cocoa avocado mousse in a white ramekin Cacao Avocado Mousse
Grated cauliflower on a cutting board Cauliflower Rice
A bowl of cashew cheese, and some cashew nuts on a white surface Cashew Cheese
Cooked chocolate and nut butter brownies in a grey pan Gluten-Free Vegan Brownies
Cauliflower mash with sprinkled spices in a black bowl Cauliflower Mash
A few chewy bars in a cup on a cutting board Vegan Almond Pulp Chewy Bars
Sliced baked zucchini on a plate Zucchini Chips
Four pieces of fudge on a light blue plate Fudge
A green falafel piece with hummus on it Hummus and Falafel
Two bottles of nut milk and several nuts around them on a blue table Nut Milk
Cashew brownie balls in a small white bowl Cashew Brownie Bites
Coconut and tapioca pudding with mango on top in a glass Coconut and Tapioca Pudding
Masala Chai tea in a white cup Masala Chai Tea
California omelette with avocado on top in a pan California Omelette
Chia seed pudding with coconut milk in a glass Chole’s Chia Seed Pudding
Steamed Brussels sprouts cut in half and sprinkled with pomegranate seeds and walnuts Steamed Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate and Walnuts
Cauliflower with mixed greens and blackberries on a white plate Cauliflower with Mixed Greens and Blackberries
Grilled chicken covered in red sauce Grilled Free range, Hormone Free Chicken
A bunch of grilled asparagus Grilled Asparagus
A close up picture of a few grilled mushrooms Grilled Mushrooms
Grilled red and yellow peppers on a white wavy plate Grilled Red and Yellow Peppers
A close up of shaved grilled corn in a bowl Grilled Corn
Grilled eggplant on a plate Grilled Eggplant
A close up shot of grilled onions rings Grilled Onions
Couscous with pesto and tomatoes in a wooden bowl Israeli Cous Cous with Homemade Pesto
Grilled veggies and couscous salad on a white plate Grilled Veggie and Israeli Cous Cous Salad
Three slices of bread with hummus, cherry tomatoes and greens on top Hummus Sampler
Vegetable quinoa salad in a glass bowl Vegetable Quinoa Salad
Watermelon and kiwi popsicles Watermelon Whole Fruit Popsicles
Orange smoothie in a glass outside Healthy Zen Smoothie
Asian noodles with vegetables and peanut sauce in a black bowl Asian Noodles with Peanut Sauce
Vegetable Gazpacho soup in a square bowl SUMMER GAZPACHO
A close up of Cashew Energy Balls Cashew ‘Cookie’ Energy Bites
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