Stella & Dot Giveaway – Winter 2013

Stella & Dot Chelsea Tech Wallets

This is a post I've been meaning to write for MONTHS! I've had this delicious little leopard Chelsea Tech Wallet sitting on my desk, just waiting to be snatched up by some lucky winner. Better late than never, eh? This will be the third time I've given away one of these wallets on the blog. (Enter to win below.) And each time, people seem to … [Read more...]

Virtual Vegan Potluck: Edamame-Chickpea Power Salad with Avocado-Lime Dressing (vegan, gf)

Vegan Edamame Power Salad  (gluten-free)

Welcome potluck guests! Hopefully you're getting plenty of delicious new recipe ideas along the way! Today I am participating in the bi-annual Virtual Vegan Potluck, which is basically a string of 100+ blogs all linked together with "forward" and "back" buttons/links to guide you through a virtual plant-based progressive dinner, if you will. You'll … [Read more...]

Apple Tart (vegan, gf)

Apple Tart (vegan, gluten-free)

Once in a while, I find a really good blog that sucks me in for way too long. Just one more post, I tell myself. Then that post links to another great post and there I sit, lost in someone else's life. Why is it we are so intrigued by the lives of perfect strangers? Would we be this interested in these people if we had met face to face? There's … [Read more...]

White Bean Chili (vegan, gf)

White Bean Chili (vegan, gluten-free)

Yep, still alive...in case you were wondering. I miss blogging as often I used to and I have so many things to post, just not enough time to post them! Last month, we enjoyed a wonderful vacation to Budapest and Prague. I hope to share some photos and travel tips with you in an upcoming post. We also recently discovered a local vegan restaurant … [Read more...]

Healthy “Clam” Chowder (vegan, gf)

Healthy "Clam" Chowder (vegan, gluten-free)  86lemons.com

I've been craving clam "chowdah" for weeks. The classic stuff is nowhere close to vegan, nor is it the least bit healthy (it usually involves bacon, butter and heavy cream). I prefer my arteries UN-clogged, thank you very much. Fortunately, if you google "vegan clam chowder" you'll find out that the road has been paved. Many brave souls have … [Read more...]

5-Ingredient Raw Apple Pie (vegan, gf, raw)

5-Ingredient Raw Apple Pie  86lemons.com

Day 21 of my 28-day detox. Still hanging in there. Thank you to so many of you who sent me tips and raw recipes to try in response to my last post (mid-detox meltdown). You guys rock! Tonight is our last detox class with instructor, Margaux Drake. After class, we're having a "rawluck" (a potluck with all raw foods). I'm excited to see what … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie (vegan, gf)

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie (vegan, gluten-free)  86lemons.com

I know, I know... ANOTHER recipe with pumpkin. Enough already! I hear ya. BUT, I had to use up my leftover canned pumpkin from the Pumpkin Spice Turnovers (which you must try, btw). So, I made up my own vegan, gluten-free Pumpkin Pie Smoothie recipe and I have to say, it's blog-worthy. Since yesterday's post was lengthy with photo overload, I'll … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Turnovers (vegan)

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Turnovers from Robin Asbell   86lemons.com

Heavenly. That's what these are. Flaky pockets of phyllo filled with sweet, creamy pumpkin filling. I do my best to limit my refined sugar and gluten intake, however a girl's gotta live now 'n then. I say if you're gonna cheat, make it worth your while - and these are DEFINITELY worth the occasional splurge. In last week's Harvest Vegetable … [Read more...]

Harvest Vegetable Stew in Mini Pumpkins (vegan, gf)

Vegan/GF Harvest Vegetable Stew in Mini Pumpkins  86lemons.com

If you read my Taste of Michigan post from last week, you may recall my new cookbook purchase - Big Vegan by Robin Asbell. This huge cookbook is FULL of inventive, creative, sophisticated (yet uncomplicated) vegan recipes. There are so many I want to try. I finally decided my first test from this book would be the oh-so seasonally … [Read more...]

around the house { fall decor }

Fall Decor at 86lemons.com

Here in West Michigan, we are having the most beautiful Fall day. The sun is shining, the leaves are gorgeous, and well, it's Friday. That always helps. I snapped a few Instagram shots around the house so you could get a glimpse of the 'Fall flair' I've been working on... Remember when I posted 10 Fabulous Fall Decor Projects? Check it out - … [Read more...]