Pretzel-Stuffed Peanut Butter Cups

These vegan Pretzel-Stuffed Peanut Butter Cups are easy to make and such a delicious treat for fall!..

Peanut butter cups are one of my favorite treats. Peanut butter and chocolate in a handheld little crimp-edged cup. Well when I DIY my own peanut (or almond) butter cups, I like to add a few tweaks to the recipe. Recipe variations that you don’t often find in store-bought candy. And today I added crunchy, salty, starchy pretzels to my usual cups. I absolutely loved the texture and added layer of flavor the pretzels added. this recipe is so fun to make this month to get in a Halloween sort of mood. Turn on Hocus Pocus, melt some chocolate in a double broiler and you’re halfway there! Get the recipe…Read more »

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These vegan Pretzel-Stuffed Peanut Butter Cups are easy to make and such a delicious treat for fall!.. Peanut butter cups are one of my favorite treats. Peanut butter and chocolate in a handheld little crimp-edged cup. Well when I DIY my own peanut (or almond) butter cups, I like to add a few tweaks to the recipe. Recipe variations that you don't often find in store-bought candy. And today I added crunchy, salty, starchy pretzels to my usual cups. I absolutely loved the texture and added layer of flavor the pretzels added. this recipe is so fun to make this month to get in a Halloween sort of mood. Turn on Hocus Pocus, melt some chocolate in a double broiler and you're halfway there! Get the recipe...Read more »

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Banana Nut Muffins

These fluffy, vegan Banana Nut Muffins are a winner for the back to school fall season. The next time you have some over-ripe bananas on hand, whip these up for all to snack on..Read more »

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These fluffy, vegan Banana Nut Muffins are a winner for the back to school fall season. The next time you have some over-ripe bananas on hand, whip these up for all to snack on..Read more »

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Interview: Sam Schacher

Hey guys! I am so excited to be chatting with Sam Schacher today as my first interview in my HHL Healthy Happy Leaders Interview Series. This is a reboot to my popular Veggie Girl Power Interview Series, featuring inspiring names like Marilu Henner, Heather Mills, Portia de Rossi and more.

HHL Interviews. These interviews feature inspiring leaders who are making a difference for animals, people and the planet.

Sam Schacher of Daily Blast Live! Sam is a mother, and the host and managing editor of Daily Blast LIVE (a Nationally syndicated television show, that is also LIVE on FaceBook and YouTube). She is also the co-owner of Biren & Co. candles. And fun fact, we just happen to go to the same high school. Let’s chat!… Read more »

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Hey guys! I am so excited to be chatting with Sam Schacher today as my first interview in my HHL Healthy Happy Leaders Interview Series. This is a reboot to my popular Veggie Girl Power Interview Series, featuring inspiring names like Marilu Henner, Heather Mills, Portia de Rossi and more. HHL Interviews. These interviews feature inspiring leaders who are making a difference for animals, people and the planet. Sam Schacher of Daily Blast Live! Sam is a mother, and the host and managing editor of Daily Blast LIVE (a Nationally syndicated television show, that is also LIVE on FaceBook and YouTube). She is also the co-owner of Biren & Co. candles. And fun fact, we just happen to go to the same high school. Let's chat!... Read more »

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Pine Nut Pesto

This vegan Pine Nut Pesto Sauce is absolutely divine. The texture is like velvet. Rich and creamy, yet totally fragrant and bright. The flavors are basil, garlic, lemon, plant-based Parmesan and of course those nutty, buttery pine nuts. This is a super speedy sauce that will make any boring ‘pasta night’ into something to crave…Read more »

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This vegan Pine Nut Pesto Sauce is absolutely divine. The texture is like velvet. Rich and creamy, yet totally fragrant and bright. The flavors are basil, garlic, lemon, plant-based Parmesan and of course those nutty, buttery pine nuts. This is a super speedy sauce that will make any boring 'pasta night' into something to crave...Read more »

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My 12 Feel-Good Food Patterns

Humans are natural pattern recognizers, says science. Well since I mainly write about food and culture and wellness and life, but mostly food, I wanted to share My 12 Feel-Good Food Patterns that I have recognized in my own life — and a few I’d like to drop….Read more »

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Humans are natural pattern recognizers, says science. Well since I mainly write about food and culture and wellness and life, but mostly food, I wanted to share My 12 Feel-Good Food Patterns that I have recognized in my own life -- and a few I'd like to drop....Read more »

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Cinnamon Soy Latte

A foamy, sweet, but not too sweet, Cinnamon Soy Latte is my favorite drink for lazy weekend mornings. This is my technique + recipe for getting a super foamy latte that is accented with lovely hints of cinnamon, caramel and of course espresso. Grab a b…

A foamy, sweet, but not too sweet, Cinnamon Soy Latte is my favorite drink for lazy weekend mornings. This is my technique + recipe for getting a super foamy latte that is accented with lovely hints of cinnamon, caramel and of course espresso. Grab a big mug!..Read more »

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5 ‘Old School’ Veggie Burgers for Labor Day Weekend

Alright, I’m absolutely giddy that vegan ‘meat’ has gone viral. I’m super excited that you can find vegan Whoppers and plant-based taco filling and even vegan KFC! I feel like vegan has taken some huge leaps and bounds into mainstream lately, and a big part of that is courtesy of fake meat products like the Beyond Burger and Impossible Burger. Hooray! If you love ’em, I’m happy for you.

But I’ll be totally honest, they just are not my thing. Maybe it’s because I’ve just never been a beef fan, and maybe they just taste too real for me. But when it comes to burgers, I definitely prefer something vintage. Give me mashed beans, rice, mushrooms, all those things in a slightly mushy, hand-packed patty. And with that, here are my 5 ‘Old School’…

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Alright, I'm absolutely giddy that vegan 'meat' has gone viral. I'm super excited that you can find vegan Whoppers and plant-based taco filling and even vegan KFC! I feel like vegan has taken some huge leaps and bounds into mainstream lately, and a big part of that is courtesy of fake meat products like the Beyond Burger and Impossible Burger. Hooray! If you love 'em, I'm happy for you. But I'll be totally honest, they just are not my thing. Maybe it's because I've just never been a beef fan, and maybe they just taste too real for me. But when it comes to burgers, I definitely prefer something vintage. Give me mashed beans, rice, mushrooms, all those things in a slightly mushy, hand-packed patty. And with that, here are my 5 'Old School'...

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Fluffy Vegan Banana Pancakes

These super fluffy Vegan Banana Pancakes and made using mashed ripe banana, oat flour and a hint of cinnamon and vanilla. Easy to whip up and perfect with sliced banana, maple syrup or fruit syrup on top. Perfect for Sunday brunch or a weekday cozy fea…

These super fluffy Vegan Banana Pancakes and made using mashed ripe banana, oat flour and a hint of cinnamon and vanilla. Easy to whip up and perfect with sliced banana, maple syrup or fruit syrup on top. Perfect for Sunday brunch or a weekday cozy feast, these are surprisingly speedy to whip up. Serve with your favorite warm mug and maybe a side of fresh fruit or juice. Fresh-squeezed grapefruit or OJ and a steamy hot latte would be perfection. Though these are not completely gluten-free as is, they certainly could be modified to be so. Plus read about my wild kitty adventure last Friday and my fave song from the new Taylor Swift album, Lover.....Read more »

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Easy Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers! With Avocado.

Crave a veggie burger. Ok, so the ‘fake meat’ burgers are all the rage, and I’m super glad about that. But I have to admit, I’m pretty old school when it comes to my veggie burgers. And this one is my fave. It’s also a fan fave. Sweet potato, white beans and a Panko bread crumb outer layer that is just to live for!…

All your burger goodies get stacked on a toasted grain bun – crisp romaine leaves sprawling out the sides. Buttery avocado. Dijon or special sauce or vegan mayo. Optional slice of vegan cheese. Pepper. Thinly sliced onion. Maybe even some pickles if you’d like. Stack this burger however you’d like or eat these pattie as a yummy side or salad topper! (Really, they taste so good just as is.)

Huge bonus: these Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers are super…

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Crave a veggie burger. Ok, so the 'fake meat' burgers are all the rage, and I'm super glad about that. But I have to admit, I'm pretty old school when it comes to my veggie burgers. And this one is my fave. It's also a fan fave. Sweet potato, white beans and a Panko bread crumb outer layer that is just to live for!... All your burger goodies get stacked on a toasted grain bun - crisp romaine leaves sprawling out the sides. Buttery avocado. Dijon or special sauce or vegan mayo. Optional slice of vegan cheese. Pepper. Thinly sliced onion. Maybe even some pickles if you'd like. Stack this burger however you'd like or eat these pattie as a yummy side or salad topper! (Really, they taste so good just as is.) Huge bonus: these Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers are super...

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Vegan Taco Tuesday Recipes

updated 8/13/19

As a kid, Taco Night was the first time I was allowed to “assemble” dinner myself. Just grab an empty taco shell and dive right into the wide platter of fillings. Mom’s job? Easy. Create the spread and let the kids do the rest. No fuss.

Taco Tuesday. These days, tacos have become so much more. Taco Tuesday reminds us to dive into one of our most beloved meals. But really, Tuesday can be about more than just tacos…. guacamole, quesadillas and even enchiladas. And that whole “Tuesday” thing. Taco Tuesday is most definitely any day of the week you choose. Get all my favorite recipes for the most amazing plant-based, vegan Taco Tuesday – any day, ahead…Read more »

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updated 8/13/19 As a kid, Taco Night was the first time I was allowed to "assemble" dinner myself. Just grab an empty taco shell and dive right into the wide platter of fillings. Mom's job? Easy. Create the spread and let the kids do the rest. No fuss. Taco Tuesday. These days, tacos have become so much more. Taco Tuesday reminds us to dive into one of our most beloved meals. But really, Tuesday can be about more than just tacos.... guacamole, quesadillas and even enchiladas. And that whole "Tuesday" thing. Taco Tuesday is most definitely any day of the week you choose. Get all my favorite recipes for the most amazing plant-based, vegan Taco Tuesday - any day, ahead...Read more »

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