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Maple Coconut Macaroons featuring Quinoa Flour!

Maple Coconut Macaroons with Quinoa Flour

I love macaroons and these are made with quinoa flour giving them a little boost in the nutrition department. They also happen to be gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and nut-free making them fit in almost every diet. These macaroons get a flavor boost from some cream skimmed off the top … [Go to Full Post...]

Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats Giveaway and Review

Blondies with Roots

I have a treat for you today and it's gluten-free, sugar-free, nut-free and vegan! Debbie Adler, owner of Sweet Debbie's Organic Cupcakes in LA, has put together a wonderful whole-foods and allergy free cookbook. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post to enter to win a copy of Sweet Debbie's … [Go to Full Post...]

Turtle Butter: Pecans, Chocolate, Dates and Maple Syrup

Chocolate Pecan Butter with Dates and Maple Syrup

Pecans, Chocolate, and Dates - oh my! This is my new favorite spread and it's good on just about anything. I enjoyed turtle butter on crackers, graham crackers and in between 2 slices of whole wheat bread and grilled. Tell me how you are using it - I'm dying to know! (This recipe was … [Go to Full Post...]

Review: Cheers to Vegan Sweets

Cheers to Vegan Sweets

Kelly Peloza's newest book, Cheers to Vegan Sweets, is a concept I can get behind. It's full of drink-inspired vegan desserts and you all know I love a good cocktail! The Hazelnut, Black Tea, and Pear Muffins are fantastic! The hazelnuts add texture and a slightly dark flavor along with the … [Go to Full Post...]

Abe’s Market Vegan Giveaway

Abe's Market Vegan Sweepstakes

My friend and fellow cookbook author, Natalie Slater, told me it was vegan week at Abe's Market! I wanted to make sure to share some of the links to a few vegan recipes and so you can enter their vegan giveaway. One lucky person will win a $500 prize package that includes: Truffles + Munch … [Go to Full Post...]

Apple Caramel Quinoa-Noodle Kugel

Vegan Gluten-free Apple Caramel Quinoa-Noodle Kugel

If you or one of your guests are avoiding gluten you can still have a sweet kugel with these homemade quinoa flour and flax noodles. The creaminess of the kugel comes from an easy-to-make cashew sour cream. The caramel is made from dates and vanilla, making this a healthy choice too. If you keep … [Go to Full Post...]

Quinoa Flour and Flax Gluten-free Noodles

Vegan Quinoa Flour Fax Noodles

  It seems that allergies are becoming more of the norm and since I'm an inclusive cook I try to have a little something for everyone that sits at my table. These noodles are gluten-free, soy-free and have no added oil so they fit in most people's diets. These quinoa noodles are easier to … [Go to Full Post...]

Slow Cooker Not-Refried Black Beans

Slow Cooker Refried Black Beans from

You can't go wrong by making beans for dinner. They are healthy, easy and hands off once they go into the slow cooker plus you can even freeze the leftovers for later. Sometimes I go ahead and make up some burritos with the leftover beans and put them in the freezer for an instant last minute … [Go to Full Post...]

Vegan “Seafood” Recipe Roundup


Surprise! There are vegan substitutes for some of the seafood dishes you might be craving.  I've rallied vegan bloggers from all over to pitch in and show you how delicious it is to go vegan. Nava Atlas from has the perfect solution for your tuna salad cravings in her Tofuna Salad … [Go to Full Post...]

Vegan Chocolate Caramel Mug Brownie


Here's a quick and easy mug cake that's all vegan and cooks in just 1 minute! I usually prefer to make little cakes for two in my small slow cooker, but lately I've been experimenting with the more conventional mug cakes for one that you cook in the microwave. I have to admit that I've always … [Go to Full Post...]

even more posts and recipes!

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  2. Fran’s Chocolate Chip Brownies
  3. Curry Cashew Savory Granola From OATrageous Oatmeals
  4. Pomona’s Pectin Book Review and Strawberry-Vanilla Preserves
  5. Vegan Garlic Herb Avocado Cashew Cream Cheese
  6. Oat-chata and a Cookbook and Calphalon Giveaway!
  7. Delicious Jams and Chutneys You Need to Try!
  8. 2014 Food and Wine Conference Recap Part 1
  9. OATrageous OXO Giveaway and an Oat Congee Recipe
  10. A New Drink for National Drink Watermelon Day
  11. Review: Vegan Ice Cream and a Recipe
  12. Chilled Summer Squash Soup
  13. OATrageous Oatmeals Pre-order Promotion
  14. Banana Avocado Mint Ice Cream – No Ice Cream Maker Needed!
  15. Refreshing Summer Watermelon Ricky Sweetened with Stevia
  16. Review: Thrive Energy Cookbook
  17. Eggplant Tapenade from Vegan Slow Cooking for Two
  18. Easy Vegan Avocado Lemon Basil Pesto
  19. VeganCuts Dog Lovers Box Giveaway!
  20. No-Added Oil Avocado Ranch Dressing
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