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Yay Water + {Brownie Batter Zucchini Muffins}

I already declared my love for Silk almondmilk in this post, but now I have even one more reason to love it! I recently learned that switching to Silk once a week (instead of regular cow milk) will save over 26,000 gallons of water in a year!! Say what?!?!? I had no idea. Here's the deal. It's easier and takes less water to produce a gallon of almondmilk than to feed/nurture the cow and associated pasture and barn ... Read more » about Yay Water + {Brownie Batter Zucchini Muffins}

Silk Almondmilk + {Vegan Banana Nut Muffins}

You may (or may not) have noticed that a LOT of my recipes use almondmilk. When Babycakes was born I made the conscious decision that after a year of breast-feeding, her primary "milk" would be almondmilk, not cows' milk. I also never gave her rice cereal, but that's a whole different story!  
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Feeling Lovely + {Chocolate Covered Strawberries Bread}

I think I'm going to get a little deep today.  The truth is, I don't feel particularly lovely lately...which makes it hard to accept love and kindness and compliments from others. In one ear, a big smirk, then out the other.  I've been all shapes and sizes along the way, and yet I struggle at all of them to truly love myself and my body. In those moments of struggle, I try to focus on the positive and think of 3 or 4 things I truly love about myself at that moment. Here goes: ... Read more » about Feeling Lovely + {Chocolate Covered Strawberries Bread}

The Vegan Debate + {Cranberry Banana Bread}

It wasn't a philosophical debate about whether to be vegan. No, I had an internal debate over the word "vegan" this weekend. Put it in the blog post title, or no????? Call the recipe "vegan"? I know that some of you may see the word vegan + baking and go running the other way. Please don't!! Just because there's no eggs and no dairy doesn't mean it's weird or doesn't taste good. Actually it's quite the opposite. ... Read more » about The Vegan Debate + {Cranberry Banana Bread}

My Famous {Blueberry Banana Bread} Made Vegan/GF

The most popular recipe on this entire blog continues to be my Greek Yogurt Blueberry Banana Bread.  With over 200,000 views and pins, people can't get enough of this recipe. Soooooo, what if I told you I made something even MORE scrumptious and worthy of your attention? That is exactly what happened. ... Read more » about My Famous {Blueberry Banana Bread} Made Vegan/GF

Middle School Class + {Better Vegan Pumpkin Muffins}

I shared this news on Facebook awhile back, but haven't posted about it on the blog. I am officially teaching a cooking class this fall --- a middle school elective once a week called "Nourishing Snacks." As part of the class, in addition to cooking / recipe creation, they will be learning about food photography, story-writing, and nutrition. ... Read more » about Middle School Class + {Better Vegan Pumpkin Muffins}

Nourishing Fall Favorites + {Pumpkin Pancakes}

Noticing a lot of pumpkin recipes in the blogosphere?  The truth is, I love pumpkin and bought multiple gigantic cans that are three and a half cups of pure pumpkin each!  I used 3/4 cup in Monday's Vegan Pumpkin Muffins, another 3/4 cup in these pancakes, and will have plenty left for white chocolate pumpkin pie bites and more.  That is what I call a stellar week! And I also created a special Pinterest board called "Nourishing Fall Favorites" that includes ... Read more » about Nourishing Fall Favorites + {Pumpkin Pancakes}

GF Vegan Pumpkin Muffins #nodairy #noeggs #nobutter

Truth: I do a lot of baking with greek yogurt and eggs.  Not exactly vegan-friendly! And while I'm not vegan myself, or gluten-free entirely, I love making recipes that are nourishing, simple-to-make, and satisfy what YOU want!  Some of you are allergic to eggs. ... Read more » about GF Vegan Pumpkin Muffins #nodairy #noeggs #nobutter

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