No-Added Oil Avocado Ranch Dressing

Chopped Salad with Vegan Avocado Ranch Dressing from Healthy Slow Cooking

Chilled soup and salads are what my stomach wants as the temperature rises. Some days are so hot it seems that they only way to cool down is from the inside out. It’s taken me years to get Cheryl to accept soup and bread or a large dinner salad as a whole meal. I have a […]

Green Pina Colada Smoothie

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It’s almost summer and that means daily smoothies for breakfast at my house. This year  Cheryl is having them too and it’s a painless way to get more greens in her everyday! Cheryl tends to get hungry fast after a smoothie breakfast so I like to add some protein powder, avocado or oatmeal to hers. […]

Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats Giveaway and Review

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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 Organic Treats […]

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 kosher […]

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 […]

Vegan Almond Milk Fro-yo is at TCBY!

Vegan Almond Fro-yo at TCBY

It always warms my heart to see vegan options pop up in the national arena. Even better I love seeing this soy-free, gluten-free and nondairy frozen vegan yogurt right in my own backyard. I’m hoping this is showing up in airport because it would be awesome to have an option there too. They released a […]

Creole Okra Corn Soup

Okra Corn Soup from HealthySlowCooking.com

Just when I think winter has finally gone away we get snow and frozen rain again. It’s March in North Carolina and it’s just not supposed to be like this! It was 70 degrees over the weekend and 12 degrees this past Monday night. I have a suspicion that these crazy ups and downs are […]

Ricki Heller’s Macaroon Recipe and a Giveaway

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  Ricki Heller’s new book, Naturally Sweet & Gluten-Free is wonderful and I’ve recommended to many of my friends.  It has so many recipes that everyone can eat if they have allergies or not.  I’m lucky because Ricki is letting me share another of her recipes from the book with you. Make sure to enter the giveaway […]

Angela of Canned Time Makes Chocolate Chip Cookies and Hazelnut Ale Brownies

Photo by Kate Lewis

I just love Angela McKee of Canned-Time.com. From her cool, innovative recipes to her edgy, awesome photos it’s a place you want to visit often. Plus she’s a really nice person and that goes a long way with  me. I’ve had a really lucky few years when it comes to meeting vegan bloggers and authors! Angela makes […]

Almond and Bean Fondue and a Sweet Earth Seitan Review

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Cara Lyons of Cara’s Cravings is giving out the recipe for Almond and Great Northern Bean Fondue from Vegan Slow Cooking for Two. She has an incredible recipe of hers for Roasted Cauliflower and Winter Squash Salad with Arugula and Pomegranate Seeds that I recommend you make. The fondue and salad make the perfect autumn meal! All […]