My trip to Costa Rica over the holidays was one for the books. I was completely aware that this vacation was going to be about relaxation, romance, beach, food, drinks, splurging, enjoyment. My love and I worked hard in 2014 and it was time to remove and reset.Read More
Raw chocolate has to be one of the best things I've discovered since pursuing a healthier, plant-based lifestyle. It's incredibly easy to make and versatile as all get out---not to mention deeeeelish! These little chocolate treats are a vegan, refined sugar-free take on a standard crispy caramel bar.Read More
Making a healthy, filling, and delicious dessert doesn't have to mean spending hours in the kitchen. These creamy, heavenly-spiced popsicles are a cinch to create and only require a bit of patience in the freezer before you indulge.Read More
Soup is underrated. Often times, soup is considered a starter dish or a side to a more substantial sandwich or salad. Let me tell you: soup is awesome (especially for those of us keeping an eye on our wallets)!Read More
These fudgey vegan blondies are the perfect decadent Valentine's Day treat for your sweetie, family, friends, neighbors, teachers, co-workers, random passers-by---you name it! Plus, they'll never guess the secret (healthy) ingredient...Read More
I love Paris.
The temptingly buttery smells wafting from the bakeries everyday. The beautifully coiffed women strutting out of the salons on each block. The generous embrace of heat offered by a passed-by cafe. The gorgeously fluid French chatter at the open-air markets. The contrast between the smooth, off-white stone of buildings and their blue-gray, window-boxed roofs.
All of this creates the glorious feeling of ancient, modest self-security: we are Paris. Stay a while and enjoy.Read More
If you think being vegan and skipping out on processed ingredients is going to leave you without some goooood ice cream, you, my friend, are sorely mistaken. The base of my ice cream is made using only four ingredients. You heard me. Then, I add in hazelnuts and chocolate shavings to give a little crunch and pizzazz. Trust me, this stuff is insanely creamy, decadent, and indulgent, but healthily so. You're gonna dig it.Read More
I've loved Bircher Muesli ever since trying My New Roots' recipe about a year ago. Not only is it an easy and delicious breakfast, but it's also incredibly nutritious. Now, what is it, you ask? Well, Sarah Britton does a wonderful job explaining it, but I'll do my best to summarize. Basically, it's raw oats mixed with some kind of liquid, whether it's milk, juice, or water, and soaked for an extended period of time. Soaking grains makes them easier to digest and increases vitamin and mineral absorption in the body. This dish is sometimes referred to as "overnight oats" or "oats in a jar," but it was first created by the Swiss physician Maximilian Bircher-Benner around 1900 to improve the health of the patients in his hospital. Imagine eating raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains to improve health! We've come a long way...Read More