Vegan Gingerbread Cake with Vanilla Glaze


This is one of my most favorite holiday recipes. Gingerbread!

This Vegan Gingerbread Cake with Vanilla Bean Glaze will fill your senses with holiday cheer. Vanilla bean and sweet molasses spin with cinnamon and ginger in this festive holiday treat. I find that baking gingerbread puts your whole house under a spell of holiday coziness, comfort and joy.

Today's recipe is pulled directly from the pages of my cookbook HHVK! I am sharing it here today as my gift to you. Enjoy..

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42 Healthy + Happy Holiday Gift Ideas!


Holiday gift giving season is here. And while I have definitely toned down the number of presents I buy this time of year, I still love a good gift exchange among friends, workplace Secret Santa or family gift giving sesh. I thought it would be fun to see what the bloggers out there wanted to give (and get!) as a healthy + happy gift, so I rounded up their answers in this post - I hope you get a few new gift ideas from it, I know I sure did! I mean, I definitely need to research Air Fryers, NOAH vegan shoes and pottery by Jeanette Zeis.

(And don't miss #42, it is my favorite on the list.)

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Wild Blueberry Winter Wellness Smoothie


This post is sponsored by Wild Blueberries of North America.

Happy December! Wait, it is really December?? Crazy. This time of year things get pretty busy with travel and parties and gift shopping and family and friends and work and cookie baking and snow frolicking and holiday music dancing and more. Winter weather brings a chill in the air and a jam-packed to-do list leaves us with less time to take care of ourselves as usual. But no matter how busy you are, you should always find time for a wellness smoothie break!..

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Two Days in Stockholm


Two Days in Stockholm. That title kinda sounds like a cool independent film starring Kristen Stewart and Rami Malek. But no, my two days in Stockholm wasn't nearly as edgy as it sounds, but alas, it was simply blissful. And a perfect stopover spot on our way to Thanksgiving week in Iceland. More on that in my next post! But for now, we head to Sweden.

Or as Fredrik from Bravo's Million Dollar Listing New York says, "Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeden!"

Here is how we spent our two days quick days and my ten Stockholm travel tips....

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Candy Cane Nog Holiday Matcha Latte + Encha Holiday Gifts (Giveaway too!)


I'm back! Back from a Thanksgiving week trip to Sweden and Iceland. I can't wait to share those adventures with you guys in an upcoming post. But for right now I have one very special holiday tip for you! Matcha.

Matcha is my favorite holiday season escape. I curl up to a minty mug of this beautiful spring green Encha matcha and sink into tranquility for a few minutes.

So today I am sharing a Candy Cane Nog Holiday Matcha Latte recipe, some tips for serving matcha to guests and my favorite holiday gifts from Encha! Oh and a pretty awesome giveaway too..

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