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Sep 24 2012

Whole wheat, Fat-Free Vegan Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Recipe

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This is another one of my favorites from The Happy Herbivore! I usually like to pack something the kids and I have baked together in their school lunches. We have fun baking together, and I know they are proud of themselves, so being able to eat something they made at… Read More

Sep 20 2012

Recommended Reading – Vegan Recipes & Info.

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A friend of mine recently asked what books I recommend for vegan recipes. She said she got Ellen Degeneres’ Chef’s book, Vegan Cooking for Carnivores, but was disappointed because of all the faux meats. I agree. Going vegan, or vegetarian, should be about eating a whole food based diet, not… Read More

Sep 18 2012

Red Lentil Dal

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I’ve written a lot about lentils because they are low in calories, high in fiber, protein, and iron. They are also a great way to stabilize blood sugar, and reduce your risk of heart disease. Incorporating as many different kinds of spices into our diets is also an excellent way… Read More

Sep 12 2012

Vegan Pumpkin Bread Recipe

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    ‘Tis the season for pumpkin and other root veggies! I just did a post on how to make roasted pumpkin, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie, but it seemed incomplete without pumpkin bread. This recipe comes from The Happy Herbivore, by Lindsay S. Nixon. It’s easy, really… Read More

Sep 9 2012

Pumpkin Recipes

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Pumpkin season is finally here! I’m a huge fan of fall, and I love fall produce. There are tons of options. Pumpkin is an amazing vegetable to fight off aging because of it’s high levels of Vitamins A, E and C. It has some great minerals as well like, copper,… Read More

Sep 6 2012

A Totally Vegetarian McDonald’s?!

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Even McDonald’s is realizing they need to make changes to keep up with our changing world. More and more people are realizing the health benefits of a vegetarian diet. Not to mention how amazing it feels not to harm other living creatures. BBC News reports that McDonald’s will be opening its… Read More

Sep 3 2012

“Go Veg” Flip Flop Blowout!

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Sadly, summer is ending, but the good news is the “Go Veg” Flip Flop is now on sale for only $15.00! Not only are they super cute, but a portion of the proceeds go to PETA. Even though it’s getting colder, they are still great for showers at the gym,… Read More

Aug 30 2012

Sweet Potato & Lentil Salad

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Most people don’t think of potato salads as being vegan, but there are so many great alternatives to traditional mayo right now, that it’s really easy. Making your own non-dairy mayo is easy, but if you don’t have the time, Vegenaise is a great option. Potatoes are ok, but sweet… Read More

Aug 27 2012

Potato Leek Soup with Fennel

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As I’m sure you’ve noticed by now, I’m a fan of the slow cooker. It’s not only great for laziness, but they end up being such healthy meals. Whenever I find a good one, I try to pass it along. I have yet to master my own slow cooker recipes… Read More

Aug 23 2012

Breakfast Parfait

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I did a post a while ago with an amazing dessert parfait recipe. If you haven’t tried it yet you’re missing out! The granola in that recipe is so great that I thought I should post about it again. I use it for dessert parfaits, snacks, and breakfast parfaits like… Read More

Aug 19 2012

Live Butterfly Garden

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We recently purchased The Live Butterfly Garden, and it was a big hit! The kids have always loved bugs, and butterflies are no exception. Usually animal “toys”, or gimmicks, are sort of alarming to me. They usually consist of 1 lonely looking frog in a cup alone that dies shortly… Read More

Aug 10 2012

Pasta With Sweet Dressing

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As always, this is a quick, healthy meal that kids love! The sauce is creamy and sweet so it goes over well with even the picky eaters. If kids, or adults, don’t love eating greens, covering them with a dressing will usually do the trick. As long as the dressing… Read More

Aug 6 2012

10 Grain Bread In 5 Minutes

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Making homemade bread is one of our favorite things to do. It’s surprisingly easy, and the kids love it. Processed breads that you buy in a store has so many added ingredients (like sugar and preservatives) that we don’t need or want. Healthy Bread in 5 Minutes a Day has… Read More

Jul 31 2012

Rice Crispy Treats

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Rice Crispy Treats are a classic American kid’s treat. This recipe is usually loaded with dairy products, but it’s easy to made a non-dairy version, and it only takes about 5 minutes to make! Ingredients: 4 tbls Earth Balance, Soy-Free, Buttery Spread 1 Package of Dandies, non-dairy marshmallows 6 Cups… Read More

Jul 30 2012

Crushed Lentil Soup Recipe

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I don’t know why I’m so into soups and stews right now, considering it’s the middle of summer, but I really am. I think part of the reason I’m making them so much lately is because they take so little time, and I would rather be doing other things. Besides… Read More

Jul 25 2012

SASHA Farm Needs Our Help!

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Over the past few years we have spend a lot of time at SASHA Farm Animal Sanctuary. The farm, in Manchester, Michigan, takes care of more than 200 farm animals who have been neglected, mistreated, or saved from slaughter. We try to go whenever they have a volunteer day to help… Read More

Jul 23 2012

Vegan Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

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Using a slow cooker may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to summer cooking, but I love it because of its ease. Summer is so hectic, and the last thing I want to do is be stuck inside cooking. Using the slow cooker allows me… Read More

Jul 16 2012

Coconut Banana Snacks

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My husband brought home something he bought at a store that were similar to these, but they had a funny taste. I liked the concept though, so I made my own, and they turned out really well. They are a nice sweet snack to have around. They are healthy, and… Read More

Jul 12 2012

Summer Veggie Sandwich

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This sandwich is a great way to sneak in a lot of vegetables, especially for kids. Cauliflower and spinach are so good for you, and when they are cooked they don’t have a very strong taste so they are perfect for sneaking in meals for picky eaters. As I frequently… Read More

Jul 9 2012

Soft Pretzel Recipe

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  Soft pretzels are one of those foods that kids always seem to want when they see them, and I always say no because they are packed with processed garbage I don’t want them to have. So, as usual my best solution is to go home and make them a… Read More

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