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Recipe: Vegan Pumpkin Pie

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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: 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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Recipe: Juice Pulp Muffins

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

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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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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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Recipe: Vegan & Gluten Free S’mores Pop Tarts

I’ve always loved Pop Tarts and S’mores have been SO good to me, but the thought of a store bought S’mores Pop Tart sickens me to this day. HOWEVER, I had a dream that eating a S’mores Pop Tart could cure cancer so I decided to come up with a recipe I would even eat! These vegan, paleo, gluten-free Pop ...

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Recipe: Vegan & Gluten Free Chocolate Chunk Cookies

You’ve never seen vegan like this before! I’ve replicated my mother-in-law’s famous chocolate chip cookie recipe with only gluten-free and vegan ingredients! They’re so addicting… you should really consider tripling, maybe even quadrupling the recipe!

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Recipe: Cinnamon Rolls From The Gods

Who doesn’t love cinnamon rolls?! Growing up I ate the store-bought kind for YEARS, until I taught myself how to cook. In this recipe, I’ve taken a classic cinnamon roll and added a tropical twist. These were necessary this past winter during a series of arctic snow storms! Anybody that knows me, knows I HATE being cold. The only way ...

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Recipe: Paleo Dessert Crêpes

A few years back I ate at this AWESOME restaurant called “Wang Gang.” They only stayed open for a few months, but during that time I had at least 20 chocolate spring rolls. These sound gross, but they weren’t anything like traditional spring rolls. They reminded me of a chocolate phyllo being rolled into little spherical chocolate burritos, and toasted. ...

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20 Most Ratchet Snacks in America

1. Chips Ahoy These bland, cookie-like, ultra commercialized biscuits are at the top of my list for one reason: I ate 1,000s of Chips Ahoy cookies in my childhood. I kept a stash in my bedroom as well as in the kitchen cabinet at all times. Too bad they changed their ultra ratchet recipe… 2. Pizza Rolls Ah Pizza Rolls… I really wish ...

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Recipe: World’s Fluffiest Chocolate Chip Cookie

Who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies? There are SO many different chocolate chip cookies out there, it’s impossible to call mine the best. Don’t get me wrong, they’re pretty damn amazing, but as I always say, the world is better with options! This recipe is for the imagination. If you want a basic, gooey chocolate chip cookie try these. If you want a crispy ...

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Recipe: Banana Pudding the RIGHT Way

Growing up my mom used to make conventional “banana pudding” – complete with boxed vanilla wafers, and jello mix…Oh Snap! AT AGE 20, I finally had REAL banana pudding and my life has never been the same. I was expecting a cold, artificially flavored, cream pie-like dish, but the real deal was warm and literally melted in my mouth. For some reason beyond my understanding, ...

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Recipe: Too many overripe bananas?

Traditional Southern Banana Pudding is quite possibly the most delicious dessert on the planet. However, between the sugar, butter, and chemical crackers (vanilla wafers) you’re asking for medical problems y eating this one. If you’re not into killing yourself slowly, you could always go for my favorite healthy breakfast/dessert, “banana nice cream.” You can find some “nice cream” recipes here. If you’ve had ...

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5 Misconceptions About Food

There are so many misconceptions surrounding food and diet. Like much of what we hear in the media, mainstream information about nutrition is usually someone’s opinion, rather than fact. There’s always a new “healthy” fad (acai, avocado, garcinia cambogia, etc) or weight loss product in the news. There are also products and diet plans that actually help people. In a world ...

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