Category Archives: vegan holidays

Chocolate Gem Gingerbread

Chocolate and gingerbread. Delicious on their own, but when paired together – a quintessential holiday treat. For many years I made chocolate-ginger-almond-cranberry bark for Christmas gifts, and later I began a new tradition making Chocolate Gingery Cookies (from LTEV). With those goodies in mind, I created this new whole-foods Chocolate Gem Gingerbread!   This gingerbread is delicious without the addition of… Continue Reading

“Raisinet” Cookies (vegan)

Halloween was quite a success here. Success meaning my kids had a blast collecting candy… success really meaning they didn’t eat 99% of the candy! One of my strategies for candy-holidays (Halloween, birthday parties, etc) is to offer the girls some better vegan treats, either storebought (ex: ice cream sandwiches) or a homemade goodie. I often make… Continue Reading

Top 5 Halloween Recipes (and share YOUR picks!)

What are your favorite recipes for Halloween? Today I’m sharing my top picks for Halloween. These vegan treats have been popular with my kiddos, and also festive for Halloween parties. After reading my roundup, add your favorite plant-based recipe links in the comments (I’ll add some back to my post, see below.) My top 5 Halloween recipes are…… Continue Reading

Cream of Pumpkin Soup with Maple-Spiced Pepitas… & My Farewell to Sarabi

Hi guys. When I started planning this post, it was a simple recipe share. Yesterday, however, we lost our beloved Sarabi kitty. It was a very hard day. She was 18, so she certainly had a long, happy life with us. In the spring we learned that she was having troubles. The vet informed us at the… Continue Reading

14 Recipe Ideas for New Year’s Eve!

As we clue up 2013, I thank you for being part of this community. I value your engagement through comments and feedback, and also your support and generous compliments. Let’s enjoy much more plant-powered goodness in this coming new year! Whether you are having a quiet night at home, or celebrating with a new year’s eve… 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 gathered my favorite festive vegan menu items for brunch, dinner, and dessert to complete your holiday weekend. 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

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 Strawberry Pie (vegan, raw, gluten-free, oil-free)

We are fortunate to enjoy the celebrations for BOTH Canada Day and the 4th of July! We live close to the U.S. border, so we have our own local festivities and fireworks for July 1st, and then take in the fireworks for Independence Day the following weekend. When a reader shared her recent love and… Continue Reading

Black Bean, Sweet Potato, and Quinoa Croquettes with Pumpkin Seed Chipotle Cream (vegan and gluten-free)

Part 2 of my Easter menu post! Today I am sharing some recipe ideas (links at the bottom, including other chefs/bloggers) for savory dishes.  I’m also sharing the recipe for my Black Bean, Sweet Potato and Quinoa Croquettes. I serve them with a Pumpkin Seed Chipotle Cream (both recipes from LTEV).  They are SO full of flavor,… Continue Reading

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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