Category Archives: vegan holidays

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 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

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

Raw Lemon-Lime Cheesecake with Fresh Mango Sauce (vegan and gluten-free) – Easter Menu and Tips, Part One

This post is “part 1″ of an Easter post. I was going to give you savory and sweet recipes all in one post – plus Easter Egg Hunt ideas, but it was shaping up to be far too long.  So, today we talk about dessert recipes for Easter, as well as ideas for your vegan… Continue Reading

Natural Gingerbread Folks and Vegan Christmas Cookies (oil-free and gluten-free options)

Have you rolled up your sleeves and started your holiday baking?  I sure have, but everything I’ve baked this past week starts with ‘gra’ and ends with ‘nola’!  Gingerbread Granola, Cocoa-Goji Granola… I’ve probably baked 15 batches for gifting by now!  This is the first year I’ve given granola as gifts, and it’s a nice… Continue Reading

Vegan Holiday Prizes!: Reader Appreciation Giveaway on Facebook

UPDATE:  I’ve added NEW prizes to launch our new year: TODAY (Dec 30th): A spot in Christy Morgan’s new Wellness Reboot program, valued at $350!  Enter here: http://on.fb.me/12pJslk (Mobile users:http://bit.ly/QXKRwU) Also sign up for to the Wellness Reboot Mailing list, here:  http://bit.ly/VpUiG6 Plus, there are still some of the 10 digital subscriptions to a Zinio magazine of… Continue Reading

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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