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Rainbow Veggie Sandwich

Jumping on the seemingly endless rainbow-recipes bandwagon feels a little silly, until you actually start crafting a recipe and realize that there is a lot more to this rainbow thing than Instagramable-food. One of the most basic tips we hear for healthy eating: eat the rainbow! (And no, they don't mean Skittles.) The rainbow of plants. Fruit, veggies, spices, herbs.

Red berries, orange citrus, yellow peppers, leafy greens, blueberries, purple cabbage. The options are endless.

Today's Rainbow Veggie Sandwich with double hummus is not just pretty to look at, fun to make and totally delicious, but it also packs a rainbow-fueled punch of antioxidants and phytochemicals! In other words.... eating a real, plant-based rainbow isn't just fun, it is good for you! You can't get more magical than that.

Get the recipe plus today's musings on #LIFE and oh a Britney interjection of course..


Easy Peanut Butter Curry Chickpeas

One of my favorite blog recipes is my Peanut-Ginger Curried Chickpeas. Well today I am giving that recipe a "make it easy!" makeover. Today's recipe for vegan Peanut Butter Curry Chickpeas over fluffy quinoa is super simple, with just six main ingredients for the chickpeas. I serve them over top quinoa or rice for a simple and satisfying lunch or dinner. And these chickpeas are super cravable. I know this because I have leftovers in my fridge right now, and I just had a big smoothie for lunch, but all I can think about are those warmed up chickpeas and quinoa for dinner!

Making beans cravable = recipe win.

Boost the meal even more.. You can always add some greens, a side salad, roasted veggies or a roast sweet potato on the side if you'd like. I had this for lunch and it was perfect! Packed with plant-based protein and not too heavy, yet very satisfying...

Plus watch a video for this recipe..


Endless Summer Vitamix Giveaway!

*The grand prize is generously donated from Vitamix.

Summertime, lazy days and vacation season may be fading fast, but have no fear! Here on HHL it is giveaway time. And there is always a reason to get excited when you own a Vitamix. Seriously, I love these things. My Vitamix brings me so much kitchen joy, all year round.

Check out the three prizes and enter to win!..


Spin on "Butterfinger" Candy Bars: Littlefingers!

*Promise, no spoilers here! Don't worry I am not talking about the show plot at all. Just some candy, inspired by the best show on TV right now, and one of my fave love-to-hate-him characters!..*

Slimy, sneaky, chaos ladder climber-y. These Littlefinger Candy Bars, brought to you by Game of Thrones character, Petyr Baelish, are the perfect treat when you are in a sinister sort of mood.

(Keep reading to see the GOT candy wrapper I made for these.)

Butterfinger-inspired, these sweet, slightly crunchy, peanut butter flavored and chocolate-coated bars are the perfect treat for any GOT fan.

You can even print out some silly wrappers like I did and serve these up at your next GOT-watching party - or just for yourself because you totally deserve these to get you through the long week wait for Sunday night.

These bars are healthier than the real thing, with a short ingredients list. Vegan and dairy-free bars. GOT and DIY candy fans, hope you can give these good-treats-gone-bad a try! Plus, I share why I am so into escapism like GOT lately...


Vegan Ranch Salad Dressing

Today's salad dressing recipe is a crowd-pleaser. Creamy, vibrant, zesty, satisfying and a classic, gone vegan: Vegan Ranch Dressing.

And today I am pairing this dressing with curly kale for a few serving suggestions like a Vegan Ranch BBQ Bowl. Ranch-tossed kale is topped with sticky-sweet tempeh cubes, warm chunks of my favorite cornbread, avocado and sliced peaches too. Video for the dressing too!...