Healthy Happy Life

Cheezy Quinoa, Marinated Tomatoes, Skillet Chickpeas. Make-Ahead Meal.


Dear quinoa, long time no see. So a few days ago when I saw a shiny new bag of organic quinoa staring me down at the grocery store, I grabbed it and the dinnertime dreams started spinning....


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31 Vegan Wellness Tips from Bloggers!

31 vegan wellness tips from bloggers
I had so much fun sharing 47 Ways to Get Fit - from bloggers, that I wanted to do another round-up of quotes and advice from bloggers and from my own adventures as a vegan. These 31 Vegan Wellness Tips are for vegans, or anyone looking to add more plant-based meals to their life, flirt with veganism (as Alicia Silverstone would say), and embrace their own health, happiness and overall wellness...


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Hosting: Banana Split Day Twitter Party!


disclosure: This is a sponsored post as part of the #BananaSplitDay Twitter Party

When was the last time you made a banana split? For me, it had been a while! But over the weekend I made this Jumbo Vegan Banana Split. I scooped creamy, melty spheres of vanilla bean, rich chocolate and strawberry dairy-free ice cream on top of silky-sweet banana halves, and loaded on the sauces, toppings, soy whip and even a few naturally-colored cherries on top. Midway through my banana split build I shouted out to my husband, "Hey, this is FUN!"

And it was! The colors, the flavors, the textures and the "wackiness" of it all.

Tomorrow, August 25th, is National Banana Split Day and I am so excited to be co-hosting a Twitter Party celebrating healthy, veganized makeovers on this all-American dessert. Ahead, get the details on the party, fun facts, a few recipes and a giveaway!..


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4-Ingredient Vegan "Snickers"

vegan snickers bars
I have these adorable candy molds that I bought on Amazon. Perfect for DIY mini candy bars. And my favorite candy in my pre-vegan days ... Snickers. So today, a veganize-this recipe!..


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Avocado Toast with Spiced Skillet Chickpeas


My goal with my blog (and my cookbooks) is to bring you guys recipes that you will actually make. Not just gawk at. Or dream about. Or gaze at from beyond your shiny, bright computer screen. But recipes that you will be able to see, smell, taste and experience in person. In your own kitchen. In true real, reality color. Recipes that you get to eat! Isn't that the whole point of all this cookbook-ing, food blogging, Instagram-food-photo beautiful mess we find ourselves in every day?

So today a truly simple and very user-friendly recipe. My Avocado Toast with Spiced Skillet Chickpeas is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Yup, this is a anytime of day kind of dish. But first, get my chickpea nutrition tip!..


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