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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars! Naturally sweetened and vegan. @ #vegan

Can I tell you something? I just made the most delicious, worth-every-single-bite, vegan treat that I have ever eaten! Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars. That's right- chocolate chip cookie dough topping a cheesecake filling, loaded on a perfect graham... Read More

Vegan Chocolate-Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, 1/4 cup maple syrup, 2 tablespoons coconut oil, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, pinch fine-grain sea salt, 1/4 cup natural peanut butter, 3/4 cup oat flour @ #vegan #healthy

One day when I was flipping through one of my old recipe notebooks (trying to sort through the vegan/non-vegan recipes) I came across one of my girlfriend's favorite cookies- Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bakes. You know the ones. They're those... Read More

Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Almond Butter Pasta

Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Almond Butter Pasta- SUPER creamy and incredibly low in only healthy fats!! @ #vegan #healthy

I know what you're all probably thinking- "Finally! She's actually sharing a dinner recipe." Most of what I share on my blog are healthy, vegan smoothie and dessert recipes. Not exactly the most helpful things when you are trying to... Read More

Secretly Green Chocolate Smoothie-Shake

Secretly Green Chocolate Smoothie-Shake. Sneak in those greens in the most delicious of ways! #vegan #healthy

Those of you that are familiar with my site, know how much I love a good smoothie. Smoothie's make up 2/3 of my daily meals. I have a Green Detox Smoothie for breakfast every morning and then for lunch I... Read More

Coconut Pecan Macaroons

Coconut Pecan Macaroons (NATURALLY SWEETENED- pecans, flax seed, coconut, brown rice syrup, maple syrup, & almond butter) @ #vegan

My Mom works in a speciality gift store that has a simple bakery right at the entrance. When I was younger I absolutely ADORED going to visit her at work, if nothing else but to take my time perusing all... Read More

Chocolate Almond Butter Protein Balls

Chocolate Almond Butter Protein Balls @ #vegan #healthy

I swear I spend most of my recipe brainstorming time on recipes that will help my kids to eat better without their knowing it. Sneaky Mom that I am, you know... This is one of their favorite snacks and I am... Read More

Bok Choy Salad

Creamy, Sweet, and Crunchy- Bok Choy Salad @ #vegan #healthy

I recently purchased a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Farm Share. It's my first time doing anything like it and I am just blown away but how awesome it is. For those of you that are not familiar with what a... Read More

Gluten Free & Vegan Black Bean Brownies

Gluten Free & Vegan Black Bean Brownies @ Sweetened only with prunes and maple syrup! #vegan #healthy #glutenfree

Guess what I'm doing this weeeeeeeeeek... I'm MOVING! Woohoooooo!!!! To fill you in a little bit on why this is so exciting for me, let me give you a short summary of my life right now- Dave is deployed so... Read More

Homemade Vegan Yogurt

Homemade Vegan Yogurt @ #vegan #healthy

Scarlett said the craziest thing to me the other day. Well, first of all she inhaled my fresh carrot-beet juice then she said the craziest thing. "Mommy, can you make some more beet juice????"  The whole situation was shocking. I... Read More

Peanut Butter-Banana-Oatmeal Chip Cookies

Made without flour- just OATMEAL! Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies @ #vegan #healthy

There are about a million recipes out there for oatmeal cookies made from mashed bananas. But I wanted to create one for myself. One that was sweet enough WITHOUT using any refined sugars. One that used nut butter for extra healthy fats!... Read More