Coconut Milk Affogatto via my Nespresso VertuoLine. VIDEO.

A cool, creamy coconut milk popsicle melts into frothy, rich, hot coffee freshly prepared using my Nespresso VertuoLine machine. This is a summer meets fall beverage to put on your must-sip list. Sweet and rich, this coffee beverage pairs well with brunch, afternoon nibbles or even as an after-meal treat. (For later in the day, just use decaf!) Get two easy coffee recipes, plus check out how much I love Nespresso's latest machine via a VIDEO to watch the machine in action. And FYI I always aim to please, so there are kitty cameos at the end of the video. your welcome ;)..


Double Chocolate Strawberry-Banana Protein Muffins. Vegan + GF

vegan chocolate protein muffins, gluten-free
These Double Chocolate-Covered Strawberry-Banana Protein Muffins are the perfect blend of treat meets healthy snack. Each fluffy, rich chocolate bite is loaded with whole grain oats, bananas, a hint of berry, cinnamon, rich virgin coconut oil and an extra dose of chocolate. Plus, I've added some vegan brown rice based protein powder and a scoop of optional maca powder too. Bake these babies and get your chocolate fix!..


Scenes From a Celebrity Gifting Suite: 365 Vegan Smoothies

Last Friday I popped over to the Montage Hotel, a gorgeous hotel located around the corner from Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. I was there to attend a celebrity gifting suite to promote my book 365 Vegan Smoothies. This event invited actors, producers and media in and around the television industry to mingle, celebrate the Emmy Awards and collect a boatload of free goodies. Events like these are always more fun with friends, so I invited Sophie from Philosophie to help me blend smoothies and chat with the guests. Check out my Scenes From an Emmy Awards Celebrity Gifting Suite..


Easy Curried Carrot Slaw with Smoky Maple Tempeh Triangles

Bold in flavor and dense in nutrition, this crunchy-nutty-sassy-savory-sweet meal is a golden delight you will make again and again! Whip up my Easy Carrot Slaw with Smoky Maple Tempeh Triangles and you'll be swooning over veggies and plant-based protein. This is an easy recipe with cravable flavors. Make-ahead meal approved!

And moms, dads and college students, this is totally back-to-school perfect for a weeknight meal...


Travel. Santa Barbara Girls Getaway: 10 Things to Do!

A few weeks ago I spent the weekend in Santa Barbara for a friend's bachelorette party. My party-planning superstar friend, Jen planned the whirlwind girlie getaway, and cheers to her because it was amazing. Here are some photos of the trip as well as 10 Things to put on your to-do list / places to eat list on your next Santa Barbara Weekend Getaway! (Including my researched list of vegan-friendly wineries!)..



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