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German Chocolate Energy Bites

German Chocolate Energy Bites

Going to a potluck dinner always inspires some new ideas.  I was inspired to make these after a Vegan Potluck at the yoga studio I go to.  One of the girls brought something similar, and they were amazing.  I had to try to make some myself. These energy bites are full of healthy fats, which we need for brain function, healthy skin and cells, and energy boosting super foods like […]

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Cinnamon Roll Smoothie {refined sugar-free and vegan}

Cinnamon Roll Smoothie -- refined sugar free and vegan

Here’s how most of the smoothie recipes on my blog are created — everyone’s hungry, I need to come up with something fast, without a big mess because I’m really not in the mood to clean anymore, and there’s not a lot of options in the refrigerator.  They don’t always turn out great, but there’s always a possibility a new favorite will be created.  Thankfully, the one I threw together […]

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Chocolate Cherry Quinoa Bars

Chocolate Cherry Quinoa Bar

Holy sweet tooth settle down before I replace you with a veneer!!  Mine is out of control right now, so I made a trip to the store to pick up some chocolate chips.  One of my favorite sweet tooth fixes is about a tablespoon of chocolate chips with a couple dried cherries.  It does the trick every time!  So why not bring those two together for a sweet snack to […]

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Raw Caramel Dip

Raw Caramel Dip

Life is busy with a new puppy, but only two weeks after adopting I can’t imagine life without Ember.  She’s cuddly, playful and so smart!  She is half lab, so she’s wild at times and loves to chew, but there is already a lot of energy in this house, so she fits right in.  My parents told me about a labrador adoption / rescue group several months ago, so I […]

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Blueberry Almond Green Smoothie

Blueberry Almond Smoothie

During the holidays, I met lots of new faces.  I’m now introduced by name and “she blogs about food and health”.  It’s pretty awesome to have this attached to my name!  The first question I get when someone finds out I’m vegetarian is, “how do you get protein and calcium?”.  Actually, I’m mostly vegan – with the exception of raw honey and occasional Greek yogurt, but when people look at […]

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Pumpkin Granola

Pumpkin Granola

Not only did we just adopt a puppy (I’ll write more about Ember next week.  Her photo is on the Facebook page!), but my brother and his beautiful bride are days away from having their first baby!  I’M ABOUT TO BECOME AN AUNT!!  I have a lot to be thankful for and celebrate this holiday, and this is high on the list.  I have two brothers — one 11 months […]

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Zucchini Carrot Cheddar Muffins

Zucchini Carrot Cheddar Muffins

    It’s not often I want to play Betty Crocker for the afternoon, but there is something about a gray sky and chilly weather that makes me want to stay in the kitchen.  The warmth from the oven is always nice on a cool day, and baking keeps the little ladies from going stir crazy.  They love to help measure and whisk, and get their little hands dirty when […]

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