Chai Spiced Banana Mini Muffins (Vegan + GF)

When the weather cools down, my mind starts wandering to thoughts of warm baked goods; muffins and donuts being at the top of the list. These 30 minute chai spiced and caramel glazed mini muffins are everything I've been dreaming of and more. These little cuties are packed with autumn spice and are the perfect gateway … Continue reading Chai Spiced Banana Mini Muffins (Vegan + GF)

Raw Carrot Walnut Raisin Salad with Creamy Almond Butter Dressing (with variations)

It's amazing how an extra 25 degrees and several more minutes of daylight can make you feel like Spring is right around the corner. This weekend it's been a balmy 45 degrees (7 degrees C) and I'm just trying not to get over-excited. The snow is melting, my light weight coat came back out, and … Continue reading Raw Carrot Walnut Raisin Salad with Creamy Almond Butter Dressing (with variations)

Spiced Apple Donuts with Apple Cider Glaze (baked, vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free)

Could there be a more delicious time of year than autumn? I mean seriously... cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, apples, pumpkin, squash... baked goods... hot mulled cider. Goodness me! I know I say this about every season, but there is just something special about fall and all of its associated goodies. There's a hypnotizing coziness about it … Continue reading Spiced Apple Donuts with Apple Cider Glaze (baked, vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free)

Salted Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Eggs

Growing up, my favorite treat in the Easter basket was, hands down, Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs. Oh. My. Word. I LOVED those things. Somehow the egg version was even better than the peanut butter cups. I suspect it's because there is less "ridgy" chocolate perimeter, and more peanut butter filling.   Although I plan to … Continue reading Salted Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Eggs

My Latest Food and Beauty Haul: Old Stand-Bys and New Favorites

Yipeeee!  It's so exciting getting a package in the mail, don't you agree? It feels like Christmas when I finally get to tear into my order and lovingly unwrap each item. Especially when said package is from my favorite online health and beauty shop, Vitacost. I've sung the praises of this amazing "everything under the sun" virtual health … Continue reading My Latest Food and Beauty Haul: Old Stand-Bys and New Favorites

Berry Almond Butter Smoothie Bowl – 5 Minute Healthy Breakfast

Talk about a Super Bowl!  This quick and easy breakfast idea will quench your brain's thirst for bright pretty colors while satisfying your belly's hunger for something filling and nutritious.  I love sipping smoothies, but sometimes you want to spoon your breakfast into your mouth.  Plus, it's easier to load on the toppings. I've tried some smoothie … Continue reading Berry Almond Butter Smoothie Bowl – 5 Minute Healthy Breakfast

Carob-Almond “Candy” Apples (dairy-free, sugar-free, vegan, raw*)

  Halloween is just around the corner, and boy do I have a tasty treat for you!  This Carob Almond "Candy" Apple is sweet, nutty, and delicious.  Best of all, it is simple to make and features healthy ingredients like almond butter, carob powder, and coconut oil.  Unlike the traditional version, you won't find any refined sugar or corn … Continue reading Carob-Almond “Candy” Apples (dairy-free, sugar-free, vegan, raw*)