Healthy Happy Life

Vegan Chocolate Turtles Candy


Today I veganize one of my favorite classic candy treats: Chocolate Turtles! Crunchy raw pecans, gooey-rich coconut date caramel and velvety chocolate drizzled over top. Make these are feel like Willy Wonka.

Plus watch my video to help you make these delicious, cutie, caramel-filled treats..

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Vegan Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce - Includes How-To Video! (And Dancing)


I had SO much fun doing this video recipe a few weeks ago with super talented YouTuber Sharzad Kiadeh, via her "My Dancing Kitchen" video recipe series. This Vegan Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce is super rich and creamy with accents of fresh ginger, maple, rosemary and more. This sauce is perfect as a fall-inspired pasta sauce but can also be served as a Pumpkin Bisque. So versatile!

Get the recipe and watch me show off some Britney moves in Sharzad's kitchen as we make this dish!..

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Cheesy Potato Broccoli Macaroni Soup. When Comfort Food is in Order.


This Cheesy Potato Broccoli Macaroni Soup is warm and soothing, light, yet rich. Its creamy potato base is studded with tender florets of broccoli and macaroni pasta. Accents of smoky and peppery spices and vegan cheesiness in each spoonful. On top, a hint of spice with spiced skillet chickpeas and an optional swirl of sriracha. Get the recipe and some thoughts of comfort and happiness today #HappyZone..

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Simple Creamy Tomato Soup


I have been playing around with tomato soup recipes for a few months now. But it wasn't until I stumbled upon this combination of ingredients that I felt compelled to share a recipe here on the blog. This super (soup-er?) simple Creamy Tomato Soup is made using organic tomatoes and tahini. It has a spicy, warming accent and loads of rich tomato flavor. This recipe is rich in lycopene, which we should all be including in our diets. Grab a soup spoon and warm up with this bowl..

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Vegan Frosted Pumpkin Cookies


Today I share these velvet-frosted Vegan Pumpkin Cookies, a home-baked Halloween treat.

Halloween is just over a week away, which makes me kind of sad. How weird is that? Halloween is still eleven days away and I feel like it is almost over. It is so strange how one holiday seems to stretch and pull the entire length of one month nowadays, like a smooth band of sticky vegan caramel, coating a fall honeycrisp apple, stretching its sweet golden ripples around slick green and red marbled skin. Holidays stretch and pull far beyond their singular day. October is for Halloween. November is Thanksgiving. December, is all things Christmas time, and Hanukkah. Holidays should really be called holimonths.

But I am not complaining. I, like most people, love this fall holiday season. Holidays offer the warmth, comfort and familiarity that we all crave. Plus, a full month of spooky fun, pumpkin everything and anticipation for the final day of October is fine with me. So of course, today, pumpkin cookies.

Pumpkin Cookies. I bought a shiny new pumpkin cookie cutter a few weeks ago and have been looking forward to making these cookies ever since. This recipe is super simple and uses vegan ingredients. Loads of pumpkin flavor. Bake my Simple Frosted Pumpkin Cookies for a fall treat..

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59 Vegan Recipes for Halloween Season.


I love Halloween season. Pumpkin recipes, DIY candy making, caramel apples, brisk breezes, Hocus Pocus and scary movie watching, haunted houses and creepy-delicious recipes.

So to inspire your spooky season, I asked my amazing FindingVegan bloggers to share some of their favorite Halloween treats, goodies and spooky snacks.

I hope this list of festive goodies puts you in a ghoulish, ghostly, candy-gobbling, giddy Halloween mood. Check out these 59 vegan Halloween recipes!..

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Pumpkin Brownies


These easy Pumpkin Brownies are a delicious and decadent treat for fall! This pumpkin-infused recipe is a welcome spin on a classic fudgy, moist brownie. So grab a can or box or DIY homemade bowl of pumpkin puree, some vegan chocolate chips and lets whip these babies up! Video included just for you guys..

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12 Favorite Medjool Date Recipes + My Trip to Bard Valley, aka Date Land. (video)


Follow me to date-land! Aka Bard Valley. Aka Yuma, Arizona. A hot, dry, deliciously magical place where tall sparkly palm trees twinkle with golden sunbeams as crafty Medjool date harvesters pluck buckets and buckets of caramel-y Medjool dates for all to enjoy.

Check out my trip photos and video and get twelve of my favorite Medjool date recipes..

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Hearty Southwest Veggie-Lentil Soup


One-pot-wonder dinner recipe for you today!..

I love lentils. Not only are they very versatile and delicious, easily taking on a wide variety of flavors, they are super healthy. Just one cup of lentils provides 18 grams of protein, 16 grams of fiber and 36% RDA of iron, among other things.

One of my favorite ways to eat lentils is lentil soup. I always order it when it is a vegan soup-of-the-day at restaurants and I love to simmer some on my stovetop and serve it for family dinners. Today's recipe for Southwest Veggie-Lentil Soup is a pretty basic version of lentil soup - with a few spicy and lively flavor accents from jalapeño, cumin, tomato salsa, chipotle "cream" on top and cilantro. This soup is packed with hearty veggies. Fall and winter is soup season, so turn your soup bowl into a hearty, balanced plant-based meal using legumes like lentils. Get the recipe..

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Vegan Chocolate Layer Cake from Gena's New Cookbook with Food52


This is the perfect Chocolate Cake recipe for fall because it includes pumpkin puree in the luscious filling. These gorgeous food photos are recipes from Gena Hamshaw's new cookbook, Food 52 VEGAN: 60 Vegetable-Driven Recipes for Any Kitchen.

Learn more about the cookbook and get this recipe for the most amazing fall chocolate cake..

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Make Vegan Pumpkin Nog with Me! VIDEO


Rich and creamy and filled with fall spice flavor, this Vegan Pumpkin Nog is just the thing you need to usher in a cozy, relaxing, carefree fall day. Plus a new video to go along with this recipe. Hop in my kitchen and make nog with me!...

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Finding Vegan Tees!


I have been wanting to launch a Finding Vegan tee for a while now, so I hired a designer to create something fun, unique and proud! This "I Found Vegan" tee is the result...

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Butternut Squash Lover's Salad


One of my favorite flavors of fall: butternut squash. The texture. The light sweetness. The jam-packed goodness including vitamin A, fiber, iron and more. And it really satisfies as the star of today's recipe for my Butternut Squash Lover's Fall Salad. Complete with rich maple-tahini dressing on top and sweet citrus all around. Dive into fall with this yummy, good-for-you salad..

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