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More Quick-Fix Vegan Review

eggplant pasta

I have always loved Robin Robertson's books. Her recipes are easy, accessible and tasty. This second book in her Quick-Fix series is one of my favorites. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to enter in the giveaway to win your own copy of More Quick-Fix Vegan. (It's up now - sorry about … [Go to Full Post...]

Red Curry Coconut Peanut Butter

Red Curry Coconut Peanut Butter

I think I'm becoming a bit obsessed with nut butter. Once I made turtle butter I haven't been able to turn back. This time I wanted to make a savory version. Cheryl brought some peanuts home and I promptly stole some of them to make this Red Curry Coconut Peanut Butter. The name could be a … [Go to Full Post...]

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 HealthySlowCooking.com

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 Cuts