Top 31 Recipes of 2015

What a year, here on HHL. My latest cookbook came out. I went on a few unforgettable blogger trips. I worked with some amazing brands. I drank a lot of matcha. I cooked. I spent way too much money at Whole Foods. I did a few dishes. I clicked for hours on my camera. I edited photos. I read comments from you guys, my amazing blog readers. Rinse and repeat. It was a beautiful year and I am so thankful that you spent some time with me in 2015.

Side note, I am so sorry I have been checked out on social media for a while ane haven't posted a blogpost in over a week. The truth is, some very sad news came to my family and right now, spending time and energy on them is my priority. But I promise I will be back here, online, as soon as I can. I hope you all had magical holiday time and I wish you love, peace and joy into 2016.

So without further ado, the Top Recipes 31 of 2015...


Vegan Eggnog Latte French Toast

This recipe for Vegan Eggnog Latte French Toast is super easy and so lovely for a cozy morning! I hope you can make it for your family as part of your holiday time festivities. This recipe is absolutely Christmas morning approved..


Smoky-Maple Chickpea, Whole Grain, Pomegranate Chopped Salad.

disclosure: This is a sponsored post as part of my 2015 DOLE ambassadorship.

I totally inhaled this salad today. And what a wonderful thing to inhale SALAD instead of cookies. Or fries. Or potato chips. Or that last slice of double chocolate cake.

Today's Smoky-Maple Chickpea Pomegranate Salad recipe is easy. Cravable. And ready before you can say "What do you want for takeout hunny?" So here. Grab a big mixing bowl, your favorite salad fork and let's get salad-ing.


Ginger Miso Stir Fry. Vegan Fast Food.

This is a super flavorful one-skillet-wonder meal I whipped up this week. And of course I had to slap my iPhone on a tripod and film the cooking sesh for you guys, which you can watch in the VIDEO ahead.

Basically this Ginger Miso Stir Fry with protein-rich tofu, whole grain brown rice and healthy veggie broccoli is the BEST kind of fast food. The super bold flavors of maple-ginger-tamari and citrus are so energizing and cravable. Warm up a skillet and lets go..


Holiday Banana Bread

Magical is a good word for this loaf..

Today's vegan Holiday Banana Bread is a recipe that will get you through any busy December day..


Holiday Lookbook: 19 Recipes from HHVK

holiday recipes from healthy happy vegan kitchen
There are plenty of seasonal offerings in my latest book Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen, (which makes a great holiday gift btw.) But instead of sending you on a treasure hunt through the pages, I have done the work for you.

These are my favorite cozy, festive, delicious recipes to make this December. So click through to check out my HHVK Holiday Recipe Selections - all with giant, lovely photos.

I am also sharing a book recipe in this post - for my Gingerbread Bundt Cake with vanilla bean glaze.

Plus, a little holiday giveaway to say thank you for a beautiful year - enter to win TEES + GOODIES from me, 5 winners!..


Sweet Potato Falafel + Chimichurri Sauce

Today's Sweet Potato Falafel + Chimichurri Sauce recipes offer up a sweet spin on a traditional falafel ball. These balls are packed with fiber and vitamin A and rich in iron and protein. They come out of the oven warm and steamy, moist and tender on the inside, with a nutty savory accent in each sweet potato-filled bite, and lightly crispy on the outside. For extra crispy outsides, and richness, you could pan-fry, or full-on-fry these balls, but really you do not need to they are so good just. like. this.

Pour on rich, creamy, super flavorful pumpkin seed chimichurri sauce too. Serve everything in toasted warm pita pockets or over top greens or grains for a falafel salad or grain bowl. I found this recipe to be very fast + easy and make-ahead approved!..


Vegan Peanut Butter "Kiss" Cookies

December is here and that means twinkly lights, holiday music, cozy weather, movie nights featuring holiday flicks, hot cocoa all day long, party prepping and Christmas cookies galore. And I have been wanting to DIY these cookies for a long time, but I never had the vegan chocolate kiss, until now. So hop in the kitchen, turn up the holiday music and bake these Vegan Peanut Butter "Kiss" Cookies. Plus a video of me making them!....