Super Dreamy Raw Avo-Coco Soup! Avocado + Coconut {video}

This is a super simple recipe that you will dream about. Avo-Coco Soup is light, fluffy, silky, dreamy and loaded with healthy-deliciousness from healthy-fat rich avocado and potassium-rich fresh young coconut.

We are using the whole coconut today! The water and the meat. Yes, that white meat that lines the walls of the inside of a fresh young coconut is amazingly yummy and useful to use in recipes. If you have never tried this blissful bowl of hydrating goodness, watch me make it and try it for yourself. I love this bowl! Video and recipe ahead..


Warm 'n Chewy Oatmeal Cookie Balls. Flour-Free. Super Yummy!

vegan oatmeal cookie balls
Sometimes I just crave oatmeal cookies. They remind me of coziness, childhood, warm sunbeams, glasses of dairy-free milk, movie nights, rainshowers, weekend mornings and hiking trips through the dusty-path hills. All that in one tiny, cute, cinnamon-infused cookie.

These cookies. Nutty rolled oat texture with intoxicating cinnamon and vanilla flavors throughout, chewy raisins, crumbly edges, coconut essence and warm and chewy texture at first (and last) bite...


Go-To Salad Recipe: Avocado, Sweet Potato Tahini-Maple Greens

Kathy's fave salad avocado sweet potato greens
Everyone should have a favorite go-to salad recipe. One that they can make in a flash without much thought or analysis in the kitchen. Having a healthy-delicious recipe in your back pocket is a good prevention method for avoiding rushed, possibly unhealthy mealtime decisions. Once you discover how easy it can be to make yourself a delicious, favorite meal, you will feel empowered to get in the kitchen more often - and you may even save some money on takeout and other convenience food options...


The Social Side of Blogging: Camp Blogaway, Books, Friends & Wine.

Books, bloggers, friends, events. The "blogger" stereotype has been shattered. Bloggers are no longer those people who we all once imagined holed up in a dark room typing away on their laptops, all alone and quiet. Blogging does have a social side. An important one too. Enjoying life, meeting new people, trying new products, reading new books and having new experiences is what blogging (ok, and life in general!) is really all about. I know I am a better blogger for it. So I am always happy to share my social side with you guys. Here is a glimpse of some of the amazing people, products and events that have popped up in my life lately. From Camp Blogaway to tasting vegan wine, to networking events and a few awesome new books, here is a slice of my very social spring!..


Kathy's Famous Trinity Smoothie. Dayglow or Matcha Flavors - VIDEO

Dayglow trinity smoothie
Today I am sharing a video + recipe of how I prep and blend up my world famous (wink wink, nudge nudge, someday it will be I hope) vegan Trinity Smoothie. While the secret recipe isn't such a secret at all, I have shared versions of this before, I really just came up with the phrase "trinity smoothie" last week. I was trying to figure out how to describe my favorite technique for blending up the frostiest, thickest, most ice cream-like smoothies ever. And my "trinity blend" title just stuck. What is my trinity smoothie? And why am I so freaking giddy about it? Well keep reading to find out!..


No-Bake Double Chocolate Super Amazing Granola Bars

It is a chocolate-dipped sort of week here on HHL! First I whipped up some yummy chocolate-dipped ice cream bars and now I'm onto some super easy, super cravable, super everything "kitchen sink bars" .. aka my No-Bake Double Chocolate Super Amazing Granola Bars. And I made another video. I am addicted to video making once again. It is just so fun and I love chatting with you guys face to "face!" Get the recipe and video..


Easy Dessert: Chocolate-Coated Vegan Ice Cream Bars! {video}

vegan klondike bar
I have but one question for you today. What would you do-oo-oo for a vegan-version, "Klondike-inspired" Chocolate Coated Ice Cream Bar? Well you don't have to shimmy or shake or hop on one foot. You just have to get in the kitchen and make it. Easy. No, really, it is! Chocolate Coated Ice Cream Bar bliss awaits you..


Brazil Nut-Tofu Cheesecake with Pink & Coconut Cream Topping

Pink and white and dreamy all over. I had a vegan cheesecake craving so I popped this recipe in the oven and decided to slather it in hot pink deliciousness and coconut breezes. The pink pitaya topping (substitute any berry if need be!) adds a vibrant tone that reminds me of pink lemonade, Saturday morning cartoons, sunbeams, My Little Pony, Jem, glitter, pink cotton candy sunsets, island happy hour, hot pink lipstick and all things in between. Get the recipe!..


Cherry Berry Chia Seed Pudding, {includes Recipe VIDEO}

cherry berry chia seed pudding
Well hello there beautiful Cherry Berry Chia Seed Pudding! This is a recipe you will want to have in your fridge. Just knowing that it is there will make you feel better. Why? Well because at any moment, breakfast, lunch, snack or dessert you can reach into your fridge and pull out this healthy choice dish, and within seconds be immersed in a cloud of chia seed pudding bliss! Making healthy choices during your busy day should be easy! This recipe can help.

Silky chia seed pudding is accented with cinnamon, sweetness and optional berry and protein powders. Cherries, berries and Brazil nuts on top. Plus, I am so excited to finally have a new cooking video up for you guys! Get the recipe and video..


Apple-"Bacon"-Maple English Muffin Grilled Cheese {vegan + gf}

Grab a plate and serve up these Vegan Apple-Bacon-Maple English Muffin Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. The silky-savory vegan provolone cheese melts over top crispy-sweet apple and smoky, savory tempeh bacon. Green sprouts or micro greens add some lovely freshness. A hint of maple too! All toasty warm on a gluten free English muffin. Oh happy day. Get the easy-peasy recipe + a food for thought chat on strengthening yourself from the inside out!..


Golden Avocado Sushi Roll + Creative Vegan Sushi 101

Hooray, I am no longer a sushi-making virgin! And my first thought after taste-testing my homemade vegan sushi, "What took me so long to try this??"

..It was that darn bamboo mat. I was convinced that I needed to own a bamboo rolling mat to make sushi! (more on that later)

My Golden Avocado Sushi Roll is so easy to make and big on flavor and healthy benefits. My special turmeric-infused brown rice (love the perky golden color!) leads the way, with accents of crisp yellow bell pepper and buttery avocado. A hint of sweet, tamari, ginger and citrus too! So grab some nori wraps from the store and start steaming some brown rice because today we make sushi!


Cinnamon Orange Vanilla Grilled Vegan French Toast

Need a lift in the morning? Try aromatherapy. Via your breakfast. I am pretty confidant that cinnamon, orange and vanilla is a sure shot way to feel energized, calm, inspired and pretty darn chipper on most any morning. And no need to hold a jar of cinnamon up to your nose and squirt orange juice in your face, nope, this aromatherapy comes straight from your plate. This Cinnamon Orange Vanilla French Toast is infused with those happy morning flavors! Edible aromatherapy? I'm in!

This easy vegan French toast is grilled to perfection, not too soggy, not too rich and just about perfect when slathered in maple almond or peanut butter, some fresh fruit on the side. Maple syrup drizzle, yes do that too. Plus some of my French toast tips!..


Vegan Treat! Almond Butter, Caramel Swirled, Vanilla Bean-Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

We have been having a crazy spring heatwave here in LA so all my thoughts have been on frosty smoothies, cool bevies and creamy frozen treats. This vegan, blender-made, Almond Butter, Caramel Swirled, Vanilla Bean-Chocolate Chip Ice Cream is perfect for a cool down dessert! Made using homemade coconut sugar caramel, creamy peanut or almond butter, vanilla bean flavor and a banana ice cream base, this dreamy vegan treat is something you can feel good about!