Russian Tea Cakes (vegan, gf, raw) + COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY!

Russian Tea Cakes #vegan #glutenfree #raw #dessert #sweet #recipe

Hold onto your hats, folks. That's right, I'm doing two cookbook giveaways in a row. I'm blowing your mind, I'm sure. In case you missed it, the first was Kathy Hester's Vegan Slow Cooking for Two (or Just for You). Today, I'm introducing you to Amber Shea Crawley's Practically Raw Desserts, which you can win by entering below. When Vegan Heritage … [Read more...]

Scrambled Tofu Breakfast Burrito (vegan, gf) + COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY!

Scrambled Tofu Burrito (tastes like the real thing!) #vegan #glutenfree #breakfast #crockpot #slowcookerrecipe #kathyhester

September 11. I just can't write a post without acknowledging the gravity of this date in American history. It's hard to believe it was twelve years ago already. Like so many of you, I remember that day so clearly (which is saying a lot because my memory isn't so great). I still get choked up when I think about watching the horror and the aftermath … [Read more...]

Nutritious Strawberry Breakfast Cookies (vegan, gf)

delicious, healthy, hearty #breakfast #cookies  (#vegan, #glutenfree)

Bust out your party hat and say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to 86 Lemons!!! Today marks the one year anniversary of my first blog post. It's kind of fun to look back and see how far I've come. While I'm still learning and always will be, my photos have come a long way. In fact, just yesterday I was teaching two friends how to use the manual settings on their … [Read more...]

Blueberry-Oat Breakfast Squares (vegan, gf)

Blueberry-Oat Breakfast Squares #vegan #glutenfree #breakfast #recipe

Over the weekend, I was talking to a friend who I hadn't seen in a while. She was asking how the "vegan thing" was going and I was commenting on how much more energy I have now. Looking back on the past week, it's crazy how much I've managed to get done. So much more than I ever used to. I wish I was disciplined enough to keep a journal. It would … [Read more...]

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie (vegan, gf)

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie #vegan #glutenfree  #minneola #juice

A few weeks ago, I had the grand idea of inventing a key lime coconut popsicle recipe for Cinco de Mayo. Unfortunately, it didn't turn out so well. I must have used too much key lime juice because they were quite tart. Not horrible, just not what I hoped for. BUT, in the process, I learned an awesome trick for juicing key limes–use a garlic press! … [Read more...]

Banana-Apple Buckwheat Muffins (vegan, gf)

Banana-Apple Buckwheat Muffins #vegan #glutenfree #sugarfree #healthy #recipe

Remember the Get Balanced course I wrote about not too long ago? It's a 15-day course focused on balancing your cortisol levels (that would be your stress hormone), which is intricately linked to everything from weight to mood to energy. I'm 11 days in and going strong. You would not believe the amount of substance to this course. Nutritionists, … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free, Vegan Homemade Bread (that doesn’t suck)

Gluten-Free, Vegan Bread that DOESN'T SUCK!!!

When I told Hubs I was going to attempt to make gluten-free, vegan bread, he said, "Oh no." That's kind of how I felt about it, too. A GF/V (and xanthan-free, bonus!) bread that actually tastes good is not easy to come by. Not to mention, bread can be tricky to make. When I came across this recipe from The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen, the selling … [Read more...]

Carrot Cake Protein Bars (vegan, gf)

Vegan Carrot Cake Bars

Remember our friends, J & A? And the baby shower I threw for them back in November? Well they've barely been in their new home for four weeks and guess who decided to make his way into the world two weeks early? Yep, their baby BOY! Isn't he so cute?! Everyone is healthy and happy and doing great. Under his little cap is a full head of … [Read more...]

Tropical Smoothie with Persimmon (vegan, gf)

Tropical Smoothie with Persimmon

I'm kind of embarrassed to admit that this was my first time trying persimmon. I was getting stuck in a smoothie rut and needed to change it up. So I bought four persimmons and they've been sitting on the kitchen window sill for a few days. I didn't really know what I was looking for when I bought them. Turns out the ones I chose appear to be quite … [Read more...]

Healthy Banana Bread (vegan, gf)

Vegan, Gluten-Free Banana Bread

In my last post, I wrote about the vegan Artichoke Spinach Dip I was going to bring to a holiday party. We went to the party on Saturday and no one there knew I was vegan or that I brought a vegan dish. They must have liked the dip because there was barely any left at the end of the night! I also went to a holiday party on Friday night and brought … [Read more...]