Easy Vegan Magical Shell Chocolate Topping + How-to Video.

Your ice cream needs this topping! You know that mysterious magic shell topping you were in awe of as a kid? Well now you can make your very own vegan magical shell chocolate ice cream topping in a flash. Start melting, pouring and cracking! Plus a dreamy how-to video I think you will love..


Sweet, Spicy, Easy, Amazing Curry Chickpea Cool Cucumber Wraps.

vegan curry chickpea wraps recipe
Spicy, sassy, sweet, amazing, pretty-darn-easy Curry Chickpea Cool Cucumber Wraps are on my menu tonight! This one skillet vegan meal is such a delicious and healthy way to end your day. Dinner is on and you can totally find time to make this...


Ginger Snappy Crinkle Cookies. Gluten-Free. Guilt-Free. Vegan.

These Ginger Snappy Crinkle Cookies are bursting with spiced flavor from ginger, cinnamon, vanilla and even a hint of cayenne and black pepper. They have a rich and complex sweetness from the iron-rich blackstrap molasses, maple syrup and coconut sugar coating. These nibbleable cookies are a healthy treat since they are vegan, gluten free and contain plentiful feel good ingredients like fiber-rich rolled oats, magnesium-rich pumpkin seeds and very little sugar. Whip up a batch and start nibbling these terrific tiny temptations!..


Rainbow of Smoothies Summer Video + Giveaway + Recipes

As of this weekend, summer has officially launched! And I am bringing you a few goodies to kick off my favorite season. First off, check out my Rainbow of Smoothies YouTube video that I had SO much fun making. Then you will want to enter my giveaway and also grab 7 bonus recipes I am sharing, directly from the pages of my book 365 Vegan Smoothies. Your healthy happy summer starts now.


Spicy Vegan BLT. Summertime Picnic Approved. {video}

Pack a picnic and find some sunshine! I promise, your computer will not miss you at all. In fact, he (or she?) may actually enjoy the techie "sleep" sesh. Now if getting out there in the fresh air and sunshine poses a challenge to your type A, I-can-never-get-enough-work-done-even-in-summertime mentality, well here is a bit of motivation for you, soul sister (or soul bro.)

Today's Homework: A picnic. Simple. Easy. Just one afternoon of fresh air breezes, blue sky for miles, birds overhead and sunshine in between your toes. A picnic. You can do this. Make a plan. Pack a bag and get out there. This Vegan BLT with curried carrot slaw, smoky tempeh bacon, crisp romaine lettuce leaves, spicy chipotle or smoky paprika "mayo" on toasted sprouted grain is just the recipe inspiration you need. Side of lime-coconut water, and you are golden...


Turmeric-Curried Golden Carrot Slaw (+ 11 Turmeric Recipes!)

curried turmeric carrot slaw salad
This easy Turmeric-Curried Golden Carrot Slaw is my go-to carrot salad for summer. This is a recipe I have shared before, but this time I infuse a superfood boost to the sassy, sweet flavors. The familiar pairing of crunchy carrots and sweet juicy raisins is one everyone will enjoy. Creamy tahini keeps things rich and amazing while also keeping things dairy-free. Grab this recipe and whip it up in a flash! Plus get 11 more turmeric-infused vegan recipes..


Double Carob Cake {VIDEO}

This rich and amazing, super-delicious, you-will-crave-carob, vegan Double Carob Cake is one you really must try. The combination of coconut oil and carob is super dreamy and the two-ingredient frosting on top is a recipe you will want to make again and again. I show you just how I make this cake on a recipe video and I chat all things CAROB! So even if you squirm and wince at the word "carob" please read on and try this cake. I want to make a believer out of you!..


Blendtec Review

As a smoothie-obsessed girl and author of the book 365 Vegan Smoothies I pay a lot of attention to blenders. Because in order to create the perfect frosty bliss blends and shakes, soups and purees, you first need the right tools. And while that $20 blender from Target will get the job done for some blends, I can pretty much guarantee you that investing in a high-speed blender will change your culinary life.

Blendtec Test-Run! My first high speed blender was a Vitamix. My Vitamix has been in my kitchen all my blogging life. But I had been simply dying to try a Blendtec blender to once and for all figure out which high speed blender (out of the two top leading brands in my opinion, Vitamix of Blendtec) is my favorite. Well today's post is a fun one because I get to test out my new Blendtec AND give one away! Actually the model for the giveaway is even a step up from the one I am testing out - it is the Designer 725 Series Wildside model - brand new, stainless steel base .. even cooler than the one I have! Value: $650! Dive in guys, it is blender time!

Oh and I also share a bonus recipe for my Pretty in Pitaya Maui Shake...


Power Snack with DIY Maple-Coconut-Cinna Almond Butter

Now this is a satisfying, energizing, nut butter-fueled power snack. Born from the idea that apples and nut butter is a perfect pairing, this vegan snack takes things a step further. I start with my homemade Maple-Coconut-Cinnamon Almond Butter, made in my blender, and then add in some sliced organic apples, and slather that warm and creamy nut butter on a freshly toasted gluten-free bagel. The best gluten-free bagel I have ever had. So how can this power snack be yours? Easy, make it!..


Vegan Chocolate Taco Shake

I may have raved about the Klondike bars of my youth in this recipe, but the truth is I had another ice cream treat that was at the true top of my list. The Choco Taco. I remember diving my arm into a freezer box at a neighborhood store and pulling out that shiny silver wrapped treat. Thin layers of sweet taco-shell-shaped waffle cone filled with vanilla ice cream, swirls of chocolate and crunchy peanuts rolling around in the chocolate coating drizzled into a shell over top. I loved those things. Well lets have some veganized fun today and enjoy a healthy-delicious childhood inspired treat:

My Chocolate Taco Shakes! (Video included)

What is it? This is a duo of frosty bliss shakes, drizzled in chocolate coconut sauce that forms a silky shell, plenty of chocolate drenched "sweet taco" pieces on top. Flavor accents of vanilla, nut butter, banana and CHOCOLATE..


Marinated Summertime Tomato Salad with Avocado + Arugula

summer tomato salad with avocado
This flavorful sunshine-approved Marinated Summertime Tomato Salad includes juicy golden and red heirloom tomatoes, buttery rich diced avocado, sweet and zesty onion, protein-rich hemp seeds and a bright and flavorful turmeric-maple marinade dressing. All this loveliness is marinated to perfection and then served on a bed or arugula greens, zesty and fresh. This colorful salad is perfect on a spring or summer day! Pair with some hummus slathered toast or gluten free crackers for a meal that you will remember.. (And hopefully make again and again!)


Cacao, Green & Berry: Philosophie Smoothies + Giveaway {videos}

Three cheers for three new recipe videos on my YouTube channel today! Three new recipes today in flavors of cacao (rich chocolate), green (super dreamy) and berry (bliss!)

I was so excited to pair up with my friend Sophie to film a few new videos featuring (my fave) smoothies. Sophie and I are both pretty smoothie-obsessed since I have my 365 Vegan Smoothies cookbook and she has her amazing line of superfood powders (which I have raved about before in my vegan protein powder review post). Check out our videos, grab three delicious, healthy-vegan recipes, learn how to get 10% off Sophie's products and also enter a giveaway to win a sample pack of the three superfood blends!..