Vegan Pancakes

Easy Vegan Pancakes

Sometimes you just have a hankering for pancakes and these puppies do not disappoint. And did I mention they’re easy? To make, that is. Seriously, you will never need another pancake recipe again. AND they’re so delicious and super cost-effective. Oh, and oil-free! I can’t say enough good things about them! If you’ve stayed the night at my house, I’m sure you’ve had these before. And if you haven’t–I’m sorry! Next time you better hassle […]

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Watermelon Dessert "Pizza"

Watermelon Dessert “Pizza”

This is the perfect summer treat–sweet AND refreshing. Also—100% Plant-Based! This recipe is inspired by Goodful–my sister-in-law sent me the recipe video and I’m so glad she did! I think this will become my new summer tradition. I also FINALLY made coconut whipped cream properly. I think I’ve tried twice now where I just couldn’t get it to “whip”–but doggone it I’ve done it! And I’m going to share with you just how I did (it’s […]

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Salads.

I know. Sounds boring, right? The second I mention I’m vegan, that’s all I hear. ‘Oh, so you eat, like, salads?’ Well, yeah. But I also eats LOADS of other stuff. I just happen to like salads. And so should you! Leafy greens have the highest nutrient density per calorie. We should be eating a large salad every day. Not as a side, but as a meal. That’s the only way to pack in a majority […]

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Breakfast Hash

Do you love hash browns but can’t seem to enjoy it without a good douse of ketchup? I can’t stand plain hash browns but I also don’t want to fill up on ketchup that’s full of sugar and sodium either. And don’t get me started on all of the oil that the hash browns have added to them. That’s why we created this breakfast hash that doesn’t need anything added. And it’s sooo good! It’s […]

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Chocolate Chip Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Soft. Chewy. Chocolate chip melty. Just to name a few ways I would describe these tasty morsels. I wanted to share a simple, delicious recipe that is easy to make and satisfies the sweet tooth. As mentioned previously, I have the biggest sweet tooth and yes, sometimes I do have cravings for it still, even on a plant-based diet–but my cravings are less frequent and less intense. When they do strike, I want to something […]

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Three-Bean Chili

This chili is the best chili I have ever had, and I’m not lying. Ground up shredded animal bits deserve no place in the amazingly, flavorful dish. We’re talking REAL FOOD here–> e.g. beans, tomatoes, carrots, and jalapeños for you spicy folks. We make this dish all the time and the plant-based doctors praise us for such good eating (okay, they don’t know me, but if they did–they’d be commending me for this dish!). Three-Bean […]

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Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts

As promised, the recipe for Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts that I mentioned in my Thanksgiving Menu post. This has been adapted a bit from the Forks Over Knives cookbook. I grew up HATING Brussels sprouts as I did most vegetables. I am one of the pickiest eaters you will ever come across. And yet, somehow, these babies are soooo good, even I can’t pass them up. Now, I really did want this up before Thanksgiving so you […]

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What’s On My Thanksgiving Menu

With just over a week away from Thanksgiving, it is time to start planning the menu for the big day. This is my first Thanksgiving on a whole foods plant-based diet. It’s about to get interesting. Traditionally, Thanksgiving is centered around processed meats, lots of fat and butter, and sugar-laden desserts. Any vegetable on the table is typically baked into a casserole with cheese or butter. The only semi-healthy item is the salad (which wasn’t a common […]

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Baked Zucchini Chips

These are so good, I could munch on them for days. Weeks. Months. Years. Mmmmmmm. I’ve made them three times in the past week. Yeah, you heard me! Don’t believe me? Try them for yourself! =) I was inspired to make them from the Krunchers Kosher Dill Chips. If you don’t have all of the dry ingredients, don’t worry about it. Pretty much any of these seasonings will taste good on the chips! Ingredients: 1/4 […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Protein Smoothie

It tastes as good as it sounds. First things first: I’m not sure if all protein powders are vegan, so check before you use it, but I use Shakeology in the chocolate vegan flavor. If you don’t want the added protein or don’t have protein powder, cocoa powder should do. Ingredients: 1 banana 1 scoop of Chocolate Shakeology or 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 1-2 Tbsp peanut butter or almond butter 1 cup almond or […]

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