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Vegan Snack – Bumble Bar

OH MY GOSH! You may have no idea how delicious these bars are…but you should definitely find out! They come in so many delicious flavors too such as: Pineapple Lemon Cherry Chocolate Crisp Chocolate Cherry Chai Almond Awesome Apricot Peanut Mixed Nut Medley Hazelnut Cashew, and Almond I want to try them all now! If […] Read more…

Green Tip Tuesday – Liquid Dishsoap

I know, I know, you’re thinking “it’s about time she gets back to “Green Tip Tuesdays” Yes, it is about time…I mean I should try to have SOME standards around here. Today, I’m going to share my latest find in “Mother Earth News” magazine. It’s a recipe I’ve been searching for for quite some time […] Read more…

Vegan Snack – Sweet Potato Chips

I’ve found another delicious VEGAN snack option!! The company is called Food Should Taste Good! How’s that for an awesome company name? Food should taste good AND be good for you – even if it’s a snack. I tried their Sweet Potato chips – and as a sworn “chipaholic” I can honestly tell you, they […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Vegan Pizza

Happy Thanksgiving week! The week of good food (and probable over-eating) is here! Enjoy & Celebrate! Before we get there though, and before your hours of following recipes, creating divine dishes and “wow”ing your company begin, you may want to have a “low-key” Meatless Monday. So, I declare this Meatless Monday – Vegan Pizza Night! […] Read more…

Vegan Bars by Two Degrees Food

If you follow me on facebook, you probably know, I’m addicted to trying out new, healthy vegan bars. These are the latest ones I’m snacking on They are from Two Degrees Food. As a bonus to their healthy tastiness, for every bar you buy, they give a nutrition pack to a hungry child. You can […] Read more…

Holiday Recipe Blog Hop

Can you believe it’s the holiday season already??? Are you at a loss for a special dish to prepare to “WOW” your family with this year? I’ve seen a ton of delicious healthy, raw, vegetarian and vegan Thanksgiving recipes posted lately and figured it’s time to do another BLOG HOP Please share your blog and […] Read more…

Meatless Mondays – Vegan Pumpkin Cupcakes

Yes, I love “pumpkin” everything!! Especially at this time of year. So, of course, I made a vegan pumpkin treat – CUPCAKES! Because, who doesn’t love cupcakes?? (If you don’t, then let us prepare in intervention). This recipe makes 12 delicious fluffy cupcakes. Ingredients & Instructions: 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Beans, Beans & more Beans

I’ll admit it…I’m all about the beans lately. Bean soup, bean stew, beans, beans, beans! They’re just so easy to make and also so very tasty to eat!! And  I’ve been making them in some form pretty much every weekend in my crockpot. Here’s what I’ve been up too – easy, yummy, aaahhh. I found […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Vacation Foods

Happy Meatless Monday everyone!! I’m still (yes, still) getting organized at home after our vacation. Are you wondering what’s taking me so long?? Well, I decided that it was time to get organized…especially with my photographs. So, I  loaded Lightroom (for the first time – btw, I also use Aperture) and ordered yet another external […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Zucchini Muffins

I’ve picked exactly 2 zucchinis from my garden this year. Yes, that’s them in the photo above. Given the cooler weather we’ve had this summer, it’s not surprising, but it is disappointing. Instead of getting too down about it, I decided zucchini muffins were in order – vegan ones at that. Here’s how I made […] Read more…

Loving the Loving Hut

I’m not often out and about without a good plan for eating healthy meals, but a few weeks ago, I was up in San Francisco for an event with a friend of mine, and we found ourselves looking for a quick bite to eat before the evening began. She suggested the local mall’s food court. […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Vegan “Meat” Loaf

I was looking for a recipe to use this package of TVP (textured vegetable protein) I’ve had sitting in my cupboard. What is TVP? Well, the ingredient list says “defatted soy flour”. It kinda looks like small cut up croutons though. The label also describes it as “a highly nutritious soy product” and says it […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Here’s all you need  to know: My cousin Serenity texted me his recipe last week. I made it this weekend. It is simple to make. It is DELICIOUS! You will LOVE it! You should make it NOW (and thank me later)! Here’s what you need: 1 Spaghetti Squash 1 Jar spaghetti sauce – or equivalent […] Read more…

Being a BlogHer11 Vegan

I express this with JOY!!!! It was absolutely not an issue at all being a vegan at BlogHer11. I was a bit concerned at first, wondering if I would find something in the provided meals and snacks that I could consume. Concerned until I saw: These signs brought me the biggest sense of relief. They […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Snickerdoodles

Warning: this is not a healthy food post! Yes, the cookies are vegan, but no, they are not a “whole food” without added sugar! I tried so very hard to make them be, but my magic was unsuccessful. They are, however, super yummy, and, I fear, by the time this post is up on my […] Read more…

Tahoe – Rubicon Trail to Emerald Bay Hike

As expected, it’s just glorious up here in Lake Tahoe. We’re staying in Incline Village for 5 days with our good friends Greg and Dianna. There is still quite a bit of snow up on the mountaintops making almost every view simply gorgeous. The crisp, clean air just makes the colors seem much more vivid […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – White Bean Patties

This recipe is inspired by Whole Living magazine. I read it, I craved it, then I made it! Ingredients: 1 – 19 oz can white beans 1/2 shallot, finely diced 1 small carrot, finely grated 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal 1 tsp chopped fresh sage Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive […] Read more…

Banana Coconut Cream Pie

Not that there’s ever a bad time, but this week I figured I needed to make a “Springy/Summery” dessert. Summer is trying to get here…but it’s just happening a bit too slow for me. Maybe this will move it along a bit. The recipe comes from VegNews May/June 2011 (my favorite magazine). It was created […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Banana Pudding Bars

I have been dying to make these! I saw them in the VegNews Recipe Club and between the photos and descriptions, my mouth just watered. It turns out the recipe was created by Hannah Kaminsky of the Bittersweet Blog – one of my FAVORITE vegan recipe sites!! Here’s the recipe and in italics I share […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – The Joy of Being Vegan

Ok, ok, so I didn’t cook anything new this week to share a recipe for. I hope you understand – I was gone most of the week and, though, I did cook this past week, I simply remade some of my favorites. If you’re really looking for a new recipe to try this week, you’ll […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Vegan Shepards Pie

I’m starting to come around out my fever delirium….finally. AND, tonight (Sunday) I just want something super tasty to eat but super easy to make. I”m missed cooking and “food” this week, so being hungry is a good sign I’m sure. I’m opting for Shepard’s Pie. There are many, many ways to go here, but […] Read more…

Plane Food Plan

Yes, we flew to Hawaii today..phew we made it even after all my guilty-feelings and preparations. Thanks everyone for your encouragement and support. I’ll admit it takes me a bit to get motivated to go somewhere, but I’m NEVER sorry once I get there. I can tell this trip will be no different! Since it’s […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Stuffed Peppers

I had a most serious “SENIOR” moment today! I just now at 7:43 pm realized what happened! This morning, I downloaded the pictures from my camera for this post. As I was downloading, I realized that I haven’t backed up my photos from my computer to my external drive in quite some time. So, I […] Read more…

FOOD!!!!

(I’m warning you ahead of time, this is a seriously rambling post…way more than usual) I’m seriously having a FOOD obsession crisis! As in, that’s all I think about..what should I eat, what shouldn’t I? on and on and on….. So, I’ve told you I’m part of Nia’s  Fitness Challenge over at Nia Peeple’s Elements […] Read more…

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