Quinoa Kale Bowl with Mushrooms & Asparagus (v/gf) + Butcher Block Giveaway!


I've been struggling with food lately. For health reasons I'd rather not discuss right now, I was put on a gluten-free, anti-inflammatory, low-fat, nightshades-free diet. Plus I'm vegan. I felt like there was nothing left to eat. (Side note. I got about zero results when I googled recipes with these restrictions. Which is why I'm a huge fan of this … [Read more...]

The Oh She Glows Cookbook Review, Giveaway + Empowered Noodle Bowl (vegan, gf)

Empowered Noodle Bowl with Thai Peanut Sauce (vegan, gluten-free)

I must start this off with an apology to my regular readers (if you're still there). This is my first post since November. I had every intention of taking a brief hiatus for December, but I did not intend to leave you hanging for January and February. A clumsy fall resulted in a broken right (dominant) hand just before Christmas. Just after the new … [Read more...]

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...]

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

Practically Raw Desserts by Amber Shea Crawley #vegan #cookbook #giveaway

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!

Vegan Slow Cooking for Two or Just for You by KATHY HESTER

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...]

Butternut Squash Frijoles (vegan, gf) + GIVEAWAY!

The Great Vegan Bean Book by Kathy Hester

Can you imagine writing an entire vegan cookbook in which every single recipe contains BEANS? I can't. But Kathy Hester pulled it off beautifully. And it's not all soups and side dishes, either. From breakfast to dessert, Kathy covers it all. You won't believe all the creative uses for all kinds of beans. What's so great about beans? For one, … [Read more...]

Your body is begging you to enter this GIVEAWAY.

Sweet Potatoes with Greens, Leeks, Beans & Cilantro  #vegan #healthy #glutenfree

We all want to look and feel great. Especially for summer. It is swimsuit season, after all. Less belly fat would be good. So would more energy. And how about a well-functioning digestive system? Who doesn't want that? Wouldn't it be great if everything was in balance and running smoothly? That's what this giveaway is all about. It's your chance to … [Read more...]

Stella & Dot Giveaway – Summer 2013 Collection

Chelsea Tech Wallet (fits smart phone)  86lemons.com

That's right, it's time for another Stella & Dot giveaway! This time, from the just released 2013 Summer Collection. Our Chelsea Tech Wallet has been extremely popular and since you all seemed to love the giveaway I did last fall (for the Chelsea in poppy), I decided to give away another one! ***Note:  This wallet is currently available in … [Read more...]

Chocolate Mini Tarts (vegan, gf, raw)

Mini Chocolate Tarts #raw #vegan #glutenfree #gfcommunity #foodphotography  86lemons.com

Hubs gets home from work, walks in the door. I'm in the kitchen, which is a disaster zone and I am very irritated... Hubs:  What's wrong? Me:  Oh I just wasted all this time making this stupid recipe and it tastes like crap. Hubs:  Oh no. What is it? Me:  Mini chocolate tarts. They're raw, you won't like it. Hubs:  It looks really good. Me: … [Read more...]

Stella & Dot Giveaway – Spring 2013 Collection

Stella & Dot Spring 2013 Collection   www.stelladot.com/livvy

I thought I'd take a little break from food posts and introduce you to a few of my favorite pieces from the Stella & Dot Spring 2013 Collection. And while I'm at it, I'm going to give some away! After all, I really do appreciate you guys. Thanks for reading and commenting. You guys rock. Ready to meet my new friends? How's THAT for a pop … [Read more...]