The 12 Cookies of Christmas! (with dietary options)

Well, kids, the holidays are almost here! I’ve been thinking of my own version of The 12 Days of Christmas: “On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…” Cookies! Yep, I’ll take 12 days of vegan cookies over maids-a-milking and lords-a-leaping! How about you? I thought so. These are my 12 top… Continue Reading

Vegan Pumpkin Muffins (with chocolate chips!)

Welcome December! Any other moms feeling just a little overwhelmed? It’s not even shopping for the kids, right? It’s all the other stuff that comes with being a mom and the holidays. Cue: bake sales and craft fairs and field trips and projects and concerts and gingerbread houses and school parties and activity parties and… Continue Reading

Fair Tuesday Giveaway! Squeezed Yoga Clothing: gift certificate and bamboo tee!

I am so very excited to share this feature and giveaway with you today! Just over a year ago I learned about Squeezed Yoga Clothing through my friend Melissa West of Namaste Yoga. Melissa wears the clothing line in all her yoga and wellness videos. Watching Melissa’s videos, I loved the styles! I was particularly wooed… Continue Reading

NEW! Pumpkin Pie! (vegan, soy-free, gluten-free)

Just in time for Thanksgiving, a new pumpkin pie recipe for you! Wait… Do we really need another pumpkin pie recipe? Why is this one special?  Indeed, there is no shortage of pumpkin pie recipes – even vegan. A quick google search will confirm that. I’ve baked my fair share of pumpkin pies. Crusts made with… Continue Reading

Healthy Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes: From Brunch to Dinner to Dessert

To help you make this Thanksgiving a Plantsgiving, I’ve collected recipes and serving suggestions for brunch, dinner, and dessert for your holiday weekend. Enjoy… Breakfast/Brunch Fantastic French Toast Our girls love French Toast, it’s a real treat for them. So, if you want to serve a breakfast that feels very special during your Thanksgiving weekend, try… Continue Reading

My Fitness Routine: Muscle-Conditioning, Bellicon, and Yoga

Well it took me a couple of months, but finally talking about my fitness routine. Why? I get a lot of questions about what I do to stay in shape. I’m happy to share more about my routine. But first let’s backtrack a little, because I’d like for you to know that anyone can start and… Continue Reading

2-Ingredient Halloween Treats: Chocolate Lollibats!

With three kiddos you probably think I have all kinds of adorable Halloween food treats up my witch’s hat. Years ago, I was ridiculously devoted to Halloween. Before having children, I would take time off work to decorate my house. Yes, I took vacation days to create Halloween characters, decorate my house with lights, set… Continue Reading

Raw Baklava-Crusted Apple Tart: Pies and Tarts with Heart by Dynise Balcavage

Some amazing plant-powered books have been published this fall. We have another to add to that list today: Pies and Tarts with Heart by Dynise Balcavage. This vegan cookbook has just released, and as you can guess by its name, this book is a slice of vegan pie heaven! I have known Dynise (aka The Urban Vegan)… Continue Reading

Savory Pumpkin Recipe: Pumpkin Chickpea Cauliflower Curry with Cashew Cream Sauce

We just enjoyed our Canadian Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday. The best part? The pumpkin pie! I am transforming the mix for my Pumpkin Custards into a thicker, larger batch for a pumpkin pie filling, along with a homemade oat-and-nut crust. The first trial was fabulous, so I will be finalizing that recipe for you soon… Continue Reading

Momo Granola Bars: Matt Frazier’s No Meat Athlete

In the last few years, there has been quite a spotlight on plant-based fitness. When I first became vegan, there was little talk of vegan athletes. Now, it’s very different. A plant-based diet is finally getting the recognition it deserves in the arena of fitness and athletic pursuits – as being the optimal diet to… Continue Reading

I’m honored to be in this cookbook, available for preorder.

The Blender Girl’s book will be HUGE! Available for preorder!

Glorious cookbook, should be in everyone’s kitchen!

PP15cover

LTEVcover!

Vegan Cuts

Wildside Jar for green smoothies, thick and nut-based sauces and dessert purees. I use mine 1-2x/day.

Twister Jar is the BEST for healthy, homemade salad dressings and sauces


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