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Baked Spiced Sweet Potato Fries with Cinnamon Cashew Cream Dip

These sassy-sweet, baked Spiced Sweet Potato Fries are a yummy-healthy late summer treat. Strike that, an anytime treat! They give you the "fries" you are craving, without the actual "frying" part. And this creamy-sweet Cinnamon Cashew Dip is like a fluffy cloud of yum, in a bowl. If you love sweet potatoes like me, this a really fun, crowd-pleasing or solo-snacking way to prepare them...


Travel: My Kauai, Hawaii Adventures

A few weeks ago my husband and I celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary trip on the magical island of Kauai, Hawaii. Travel feature time! Today I want to share my trip with you! If you are dreaming of Kauai (some day) or are planning a trip soon, here are plenty of pics, inspirations and tips! Plus, plenty of vegan dining options...


Vegan Bowl Attack's Cherry Ice Cream!

If I were to hand you a big bowl of cherries and cashews, what would you think? Oh, healthy snack! Or. Mmmm, dessert! Maybe both, but most likely, you'd consider the duo a healthy combo to nosh. Well then. This recipe today, is a healthy bite. In the form of a decadent ice cream dessert.

Today I share Vegan Amaretto Cherry Ice Cream, a recipe from the bowl-tastic new cookbook by my friend Jackie Sobon, Vegan Bowl Attack. This recipe is made using creamy cashews and plump, sweet cherries. I am in love...


Vegan Protein Powders for Smoothies: My BIG Guide! (Updated 2016)

Hooray, I am happy to be updating one of my most popular guides: My BIG Vegan Protein Powders Guide. A few years back, I tested stacks and stacks of powders and reviewed them for everything from price to flavor to ingredients. Well this time around I am keeping things a bit simpler and just updating you guys on what my personal ten favorite brands are (right now). I am sure this will change in the future, as it always does. But right now I am doing a pretty steady rotation of these brands, with a few of them always on hand. Check it out and please let me know YOUR fave brands and why in the comments!..


Yummiest Fresh Avocado Pesto Pizza!

I still have a giant pile of gorgeous avocados in my fridge thanks to the California Avocado blogpost I did a few weeks ago. Well besides making avocado ice cream (yes, it is yummy as can be) I have been making avocado pesto a lot.

I actually came up with this recipe one night when I was exhausted around dinner time (sound familiar!?) and I just wanted to toss some pasta in a pot and have the rest of the meal make itself. I wanted pesto, but simplified. I decided to keep the ingredients very minimal. The pesto sauce I made came out light, super fluffy and oil free. I loooooooooved it.

This Avocado Pesto Pizza has BBQ vegan chick'n cubes on top (you could do chickpeas or tofu too..) as well as fresh avocado and basil. Such a light and lovely cheese-free, super satisfying pizza recipe! Give it a swirl..