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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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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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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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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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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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5 Reasons You Should Start Juicing

Juicing is extracting the juice from fruits and vegetables with the help of a machine. It’s a good way to get nutrients if you’re not big on eating fruits and veggies by themselves. There are also many known benefits of juicing such as direct access to immune boosting nutrients, and digestive enzymes that are hard to get to.  Commercial juices also lack the ...

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Is your lifestyle causing an autoimmune disease?

I know first-hand how bothersome dealing with an autoimmune disease can be on a day-to-day basis. I’ve had chronic asthma since as far back as I can remember. Examples of these diseases are: allergic asthma alopecia anemia arthritis autoimmune hepatitis type 1 diabetes Guillain-Barré syndrome multiple sclerosis polymyositis psoriasis scleroderma/systemic sclerosis systemic lupus erythematosus thyroiditis vitiligo As a child, I ...

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