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Purple Potato + Maitake + Avocado + Cheesy Quinoa Winter Bowl


When you crave a hearty, filling and super delicious plant-based bowl, give these winter flavors a try. My Purple Potato + Maitake + Avocado + Cheesy Quinoa Winter Bowl is easy to put together. I absolutely adore this bowl and have been making it at least once a week, with a few ingredient variations each time.

And while I adore adding these unique purple potatoes, you could easily sub with squash or golden sweet potato...

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Fast Food: Collard Wraps + Peanut Sauce.

collard wraps
I whipped up these Rainbow Collard Wraps with peanut sauce last week, and now I am completely addicted to them. Isn't it great when healthy recipes do that to you?

If you have never tried collard wraps because you think, "Why would I wrap my food in a leaf when tortillas and wraps and pitas exist??" Well, you are just going to have to trust me on this one.

..Yes, collards are gluten-free and grain-free and a nutrient-dense whole food -- great features. But really, they actually have a delicious, easy to love flavor and excellent crisp, fresh texture in each bite. Their heartiness is also my preference over using a romaine leaf or softer leafy green as a wrap because I feel like my filling is more securely tucked away - in a cozy, green, sturdy, edible blanket.

Now onto this recipe..

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Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies


Today's Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies totally remind me of sleepover parties. Here is why..

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Peanut Butter Cookie Oatmeal


Sometimes my favorite recipes skip getting posted here on the blog because I feel like they are just so simple. Like the concept of peanut butter oatmeal. I mean, you swirl some peanut butter into warm oats, done and done, right? Well, yes. But if you want to try my favorite epic bowl of pb oats, give my recipe for Peanut Butter Cookie Oatmeal a try. It is loaded with nutty goodness and accented by my favorite morning flavors, cinnamon, dark amber maple syrup and bananas...

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Easy Vegan Avocado Pesto Sauce


I love whipping up fresh pesto pasta sauces for an easy meal. And this raw sauce has a rich, silky avocado base.

The flavors are bold, the texture dreamy and you can have your meal on the table in about twenty minutes. Just blend, boil, toss, serve. Get the recipe and watch a video of how I make it so you can have a Creamy Avocado Pesto Pasta night soon!..

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Vegan Breakfast Recipes: Free Recipe E-Book! Plus a Super Fruit & Veggie Giveaway


Vegan breakfast time is probably my favorite part of the day. Colorful smoothies that pop in colors of pink, orange, green or purple. Lively fresh cut fruit in big beautiful bowls. Steamy, fluffy tofu scramble scooped from a warm skillet. Deep smoothie bowls with mountains of fun + healthy toppings. Chia pudding parfaits. Warming mugs of lemon tea. Zenergizing matcha lattes. Dreamy vegan donuts, waffles and pancakes. I could go on and on... But instead, onto the fun stuff.

Two Weeks of Vegan Mornings? Easy! It is so cool to be able to work with brands that do one thing: bring delicious fruits and veggies to the world. So I was so excited to collaborate with a few of my favorite produce brands on this brand new E-book: Two Weeks of Vegan Breakfasts. Inside this free downloadable PDF, you will find 15 recipes, tips, vegan resources and beautiful color photos.

Snag your copy to make your mornings a little more delicious + easy! These plant-based recipes will inspire you.

Plus, enter a super fruit and veggie giveaway. Details ahead..

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Sweet Potato Hummus Shiitake Bacon Avocado Quesadillas, Jalapeños Optional


In yesterday's post, I promised a yummy recipe to go along with my shiitake bacon. Well here it is! Sweet Potato Hummus Shiitake Bacon Avocado 'Dillas. These cheese-free quesadillas are packed with flavor and perfect for the upcoming Super or Puppy Bowl weekend. Warm up a skillet and let's go!..

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Vegan Shiitake Bacon


Here is what you can do with those beautiful, fluffy shiitakes sitting in your fridge. And next time you pass the mushroom section in the store you will really want to slow down and stock up! (Note: this recipe could actually be used with any type of mushroom...)

This super easy vegan Shiitake Bacon is sassy and smoky with a hint of sweet. Perfect for topping soups, salads and sandwiches. Get the recipe and find out why I still call it shiitake bacon, even though people hate that word..

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Vegan Chocolate Avocado Mousse


My recipe for Silky Chocolate Avocado Mousse is the perfect Valentine's Day dessert plan!.. (recipe video too!)

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