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A Spin on Vegan Buffalo Chicken Dip

Vegan Buffalo Chicken Dip This vegan buffalo chicken dip is perfect for any holiday gathering. Many vegans struggle with enjoying comfort foods around the holidays, but this recipe offers a health-conscious spin on an American classic! You might already know that Buffalo Chicken Dip is a modern spin on the classic Buffalo Chicken wing recipe. The original recipe dates back ...

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Recipe: Vegan Pumpkin Pie

vegan pumpkin pie

For my classmate Sierra’s birthday I decided to make a celebratory pumpkin pie this past Thursday! I think people were initially turned off by the fact that it was vegan, but as soon as the “health nuts” cut into it that’s all she wrote. It turned out surprisingly well, and everyone that ate a piece – had seconds. A few ...

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Recipe: Vegan Ninjabread Cookies

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Yesterday I had the urge to bake, which I haven’t had in a awhile… I dreamt that I had a cookie company that catered for fashion shows, then woke up dead set on baking gingerbread cookies. So random. Coincidentally it was also National Pastry Day!  I had planned to use my old ginger snap recipe, ...

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Recipe: Vegan Vanilla Cornbread

After my somewhat fail as a vegan, which you can read about here… I had an epic comeback. I was more determined than ever to have a crap free diet (mostly because I was sick of being sick). I was eating vegetable soup everyday and lots of grains. I wanted to incorporate sturdier foods this time around. I had to ...

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Vegan Trials

I’ve always been prone to getting sick this time of year, however I thought living in LA would somehow change that. The Midwest is notorious for sudden temperature shifts, humidity, frost, tornados, the worst of the worst… However, the flu is going around and I wanted to be on the safe side. So for the month of November, I ate ...

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Recipe: Candy Apple Banana Pancakes

There’s just something special about fall. We moved to LA over the summer, so leaves changing colors, caramel apples, pumpkin spice lattes, and apple pie give me these nostalgic, warm & fuzzy feelings…I woke up this morning murmuring about candy apples & my grandma’s pancakes lol. However, I’ve been on a strict vegan diet lately so I’ve been missing out on all of ...

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Birthday Crusades and Free Birthday Food!

It’s my birthday y’all! Time to bust out the champagne & german chocolate cake… At this point I’m much more excited about celebrating than I am about aging! LOL My mom and I share the same birthday month, so we’ve always gone all out for the entire month of October through Halloween. Last year we celebrated in New Orleans, which ...

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Freedom Through Food

For some insane reason, we think food is to blame for mental, physical, and even financial pain we’ve suffered. Quite the contrary, REAL food is provided by the Earth to nourish us, provide us with energy, and even protect us against bacteria and disease. Mental Freedom Food can provide us with mental freedom, reminding us that our basic needs are ...

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9 Reasons Why the Internet is a Weird Place

1. ONE in THREE new relationships begins online As the number of people interacting on a daily basis decreases, the number of relationships initiated online increases. The anonymity of meeting someone from behind a computer screen makes this form of dating preferable for many. Online dating sites can be used for anything from one-night-stands, to serious dating, or even finding ...

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15 Burgers that Will Change Your Life

1. THE FRIED EGG MAC’N’CHEESE BURGER Easy Mac, Fried Egg, beef patty, on a sesame seed bun.   A photo posted by Buttered’n’Smothered® (@butterednsmothered) on Apr 23, 2015 at 8:48am PDT 2. THE EVERYTHING MEATY BURGER A A Triple Layer Cheeseburger, Country Fried Steak, Fried Chicken combo with Ham, Bacon, Cheddar, and Provolone Cheese. A photo posted by @miss_nuoyali on Feb ...

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Corn Porn & My Love for All Things Corny

Do you like corn? I love corn. I’m from Missouri, so I’ve always had a lust for corn. I like corn in my salads, on my pizza, tortillas, cornbread, corncake, popcorn, sweet corn, corn grits, and corn chex. Whether grilled, fried, creamed, blue, white, or yellow corn; I don’t discriminate. Dominicans are known for making particularly incredible Corn Pizza. A ...

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6 Things Missing From Your Bucket List

Life is all about, spontaneity, adventure, and passion. So many people put their dreams on the back burner until they retire and end up too unhealthy to fulfill them. The best time to follow your dreams is now. I suggest writing a [bucket] list to keep track of your progress toward achieving your dreams. An average bucket list consists of things like traveling ...

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Recipe: Juice Pulp Muffins

I hate pulp…in my juice, but pulp muffins are bomb! [yumprint-recipe id=’2′]

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Recipe: Roasted Red Pepper Spinach Dip

This recipe combines Middle Eastern & Creole flavors. It’s great to take to your next event, and it’s healthy! [yumprint-recipe id=’1′]

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Part 2: Best Dishes In the World

If you’re a member of my email list, I’m sure you’ve heard about the international food tour I’ll be doing over the next few weeks! We’ll travel to countries like Germany, Greece, Israel, Cuba, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Jamaica to checkout their national dishes and compare the best of the best. Happy Travels! PART 2: MIDDLE EAST – ASIA SAUDI ARABIA – Kabsa Paella ...

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Part 1: Best Dishes In the World

If you’re a member of my email list, I’m sure you’ve heard about the international food tour I’ll be doing over the next few weeks! We’ll travel to countries like Germany, Greece, Israel, Cuba, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Jamaica to checkout their national dishes and compare the best of the best. WARNING: This series is LONG – 5 posts to be exact, however it’s easy ...

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Strangest “Bar Food” in the World

I recently went on a quest to find the best bar food from around the world. I enlisted the help of several international friends to bring you the best of the best. This article only mentions bar food that’s tastier than normal in a drunken state (based on the opinion of the masses) – NOT just any food eaten by drunk people! ...

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Accidentally Vegan: BEST Cereals Ever

1. Fruity Pebbles “ROCKS YOUR WHOLE MOUTH” A photo posted by viri bambam 2. Cinnamon LIFE Cereal “LIFE IS FULL OF SURPRISES” A photo posted by Monica Warner (@alwaysnumber4) on Mar 31, 2015 at 7:20pm PDT 3. Reese’s Puffs “CANDY…FOR BREAKFAST!” A photo posted by @thefulljonty on Apr 15, 2015 at 2:38am PDT 4. Cinnamon Toast Crunch “REAL CINNAMON & ...

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Accidentally Vegan: Gas Station Haul

YESSSS! FINALLY! When I get the late night munchies I never know what to eat, but here’s a cheat sheet of vegan snacks you can buy at any gas station OR convenience store! No more late night Taco Hell! This list is also going to help me cheat clean(er) on my cheat day. 1. Oreo’s Milk’s favorite cookie…is vegan! A ...

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Accidentally Vegan: Trader Joe’s Haul

1. Envirokidz Peanut Butter Panda Puffs I used to love Reese’s Puffs but THIS takes peanut butter cereal to a whole new level. A photo posted by Katherine Alvarez (@katherinenicolealvarez) on Aug 31, 2014 at 11:19am PDT 2. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut Who doesn’t like Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies? I saw that they added coconut and was sold ...

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