A Lavender Coffee Syrup for Vegan Mofo 2014!

Lavender Coconut Sugar Coffee Syrup #vegan #paleo #rootforveggies

Happy Vegan Mofo everyone! That’s month of food to those of you who are experiencing your first one. It’s a whole month of vegan goodness where hundreds of vegan bloggers from all over the world come together and post vegan recipes all month long. I promise to do my best to bring you some fun recipes all […]

Fran’s Chocolate Chip Brownies

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Fran Costigan means business with a tag line like Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy-Free Desserts for her Vegan Chocolate Cookbook. Make sure you read all the way to the bottom and enter to win a copy of your own! Fran has detailed instructions plus an intro chapter all about ingredients and equipment. There are chapters with recipes […]

Vegan Garlic Herb Avocado Cashew Cream Cheese

A vegan spread made with avocados and soaked cashews

I love bagels. There’s not much better than a nice smear on a everything bagel. I really miss the fresh baked bagels I got in my neighborhood when I lived in Brooklyn. There was a place that sold bagels wholesale, and you could smell the cinnamon raisin ones baking from blocks away. It felt like you were […]

Chilled Summer Squash Soup

Chilled Summer Squash Soup

This year I was determined to grow some yellow squash and zucchini in my tiny garden. I have a ton of sun in my backyard but no good place to put an in-ground garden, so I have an Earthbox garden. It may be small but I have tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, pie pumpkins, eggplants and peppers planted this […]

Review: Thrive Energy Cookbook

Chocolate Chip French Vanilla Smoothie

I received Thrive in the mail a few weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised at how beautiful the photos and design are. Be sure to scroll down and enter the giveaway to win your own copy of Thrive Energy Cookbook and to get the recipe for the Chocolate Chip French Vanilla Smoothie from the book. There are […]

Eggplant Tapenade from Vegan Slow Cooking for Two

Photo by Kate Lewis

The hot, humid North Carolina summer weather wears me out from a simple walk around my tiny garden or after a few hours working on the deck. The heat makes me feel less motivated and spend to much time thinking about taking naps. This is the time of the year that slow cookers are made for. Make dinner while […]

Easy Vegan Avocado Lemon Basil Pesto

Easy Avocado Lemon Basil Pesto

The good part about this time of the year is walking out in the garden to grab some herbs for dinner or to even plan a meal around what veggie is ready to pick. But with the good there is always the dark side of summer – the heat. The rising temperatures make me want […]

VeganCuts Dog Lovers Box Giveaway!

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I must warn you – there are gratuitous cute doggie pics in this post. Personally, I think it should perk up your day because these are pictures of my two dogs enjoying a few things out of the Dog Lovers Box from VeganCuts. They kindly sent me one free to try. Well, for Max and Brenna to try really. If you […]

Strawberry Spelt Biscuits for Breakfast in Bed-Fest

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When my friend Angela at Canned-Time.com invited me to post a recipe in her year-long Breakfast in Bed-Fest I couldn’t say yes fast enough. I love breakfast! I wanted to make something biscuity because they are one of my favorite foods. Sweet biscuits, savory biscuits, drop biscuits are all big hits at my house. Since it’s […]

Allison’s E-book: Comfortably Yum

Comfortably Yum Giveaway

I met Allison at the very first Vida Vegan Conference before I know she was a chocolate goddess. She’s also known for her fun vegan adaptations of comfort food favorites and in her first e-book, Comfortably Yum, her homey recipes really hit the spot! She’s letting me give away a copy so be sure to […]