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78 Vegan Spring Cleaning Healthy Living Tips and Recipes from Bloggers!


To usher in this springtime, spring-cleaning season of renewal and healthy changes I asked the blogger's of Finding Vegan to share some of their fave wellness tips and recipes. So here are 78 inspiring and delicious Vegan Spring Cleaning, Healthy Living Tips and Recipes from bloggers!..

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Sharzad's Dancing Kitchen: Vegan Chocolate-Cherry Pudding Parfait! (VIDEO)


Today I share my Chocolate-Cherry Pudding Parfait and feature the fun recipe video I filmed with my friend Sharzad Kiadeh. Sharzad is one of my fave people online. Seriously. If you want someone fun, creative, hilarious, sparkly-fabulous and super down to earth to follow, this is your girl.

Sharzad Kiadeh runs a crazy-popular YouTube channel, among other shiny, fabulous online things and projects. You may have seen her as a co-host on The Mom's View -- or remember her from the last time I shared our video collab here on HHL.

Sharzad has been adding LOADS of vegan recipes to her diet and featuring them on her YouTube channel (woo-hoo!) so I am happy to share some of my vegan recipes with her audience -- who are mostly busy mamas and people less familiar with vegan cooking -- so they want FAST, EASY and DELICIOUS. Done and done.

I have not been doing a whole lot of own on-camera videos lately just because I haven't felt up to it as I work on pulling myself out of my difficult-winter-funk / burnout, as I talked about a tiny bit here. But I am so glad I said yes to this video with Sharzad! I mean, laughter with friends is one of my favorite forms of therapy.

And basically I adore spending time with Sharzad because she is one of those people who just makes you feel GOOD. And usually I end up cracking up in fits of uncontrollable laughter about something, and yup, sure enough...

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Mini Hummus Pizzas! (video)


I love these Roasted Pepper Hummus English Muffin Pizzas with vegan cheese and fresh tomatoes because they are fast, easy, flavorful and totally versatile.

They are just as easy to make as a sandwich, but baking them makes all the components extra flavorful and satisfying. The hummus gets all warm and melty and the veggies soften as vegan cheese wiggles its way around toasted English muffin edges.

This fun "mini hummus pizza" concept is so easy to apply to just about any veggie toppings you have in your fridge. Totally customizable!

PRO TIP: Top these pizzas with diced avocado to serve.

Get the recipe + video..

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Superfood Fudge Brownies from Jason Wrobel's New Book, Eaternity. Review!


I am so excited to share a new cookbook with you guys today! Eaternity is a new Hay House book by one of my most favorite vegan voices on the planet, my friend Jason Wrobel. Jason (who you probably already know from his rad YouTube channel or when he hosted a show on Cooking Channel) is mind-blowingly creative, funny, warm, charming and uber-talented -- so I couldn't wait to check out his book.

Last week I got my first look at Eaternity - before the hard copy hits bookstore shelves. And I get to give you guys an sneak peek and share a recipe from the book!..

Three words. Superfood Fudge Brownies. My review and Jason's famous dessert recipe ahead!...

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The Eureka! Bowl. Peanutty Kale, Smoky-Maple Chickpeas, Sweet Potato, Avocado.

The Eureka! Bowl. Peanutty Kale, Smoky-Maple Chickpeas, Sweet Potato, Avocado.
Eureka! - a cry of joy or satisfaction when one finds or discovers something.

One bite from this fully loaded vegan bowl and you just might think you have struck gold. The golden sweet potato, cheezy vegan sprinkle and smoky-maple chickpea kind of gold!

The Eureka! Bowl. These flavors are bold and alluring. Creamy peanut-sauce smothered kale, skillet chickpeas with smoky maple flavors, buttery avocado and a nutritional yeast-walnut cheezy sprinkle on top. Grab your fork and dive into this glistening plant-based meal. There is a lot of edible GOLD to find in this bowl!..

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65 Vegan March Madness Recipes! Dips, Snacks and One-Bite Wonders


I asked the bloggers of Finding Vegan for some of their favorite "March Madness Appetizer Recipes" and here is what they shared with me! Here are all the March Madness recipes you need for a scrumptious vegan-friendly spread: dips, one-bite snacks, nibbles, a few sweet bites, wraps, spirals and more.

Browse these 65 March Madness Recipes. Perfect for basketball watching or whatever lazy day activity suits your needs... from girlfriends crashing on the couch with a few glasses of wine or matcha lattes, to rainy day reading sessions, Netflix binges, and maybe even a little basketball too.

Basically, if you want to find some amazing vegan snacks and one-bite wonders - you came to the right place!..

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Black Bean Mushroom Soup with Avocado

Black Bean Mushroom Soup with Avocado
I whipped up this vegan Creamy Black Bean Mushroom Soup with lime cream and avocado, on the last rain-stormy day we had here in LA. It was the perfect day to stay inside, warm and cozy, as the long-missed rain soaked Los Angeles, giving it a well-needed shower. I love rainy days since they are so rare here in SoCal these days. I watched outside my window as glossy, silver puddles gathered on street corners as the calming echo of rainfall hummed outside. The sidewalks were empty, except for a few rushing-home umbrellas and dog-walkers clutching their pups in their arms as the jumped over puddles. The streets were slick black and clean, just one or two yellow headlight cars slowly bumbling along, the fluffy grey sky above, thick with clouds.

And I watched the rain show and smiled as I diced buttery avocado and drizzled rich lime cream over top this steaming black bean soup bowl. But you do not need a rainstorm to enjoy this recipe! Just a craving for warming, savory flavors.

I also LOVE how healthy this soup is! Black beans, mushrooms and nooch all create a recipe that is rich in iron, protein, fiber and b vitamins. Nourishing food. So let's go make this easy, blended soup!..

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My March Mantras. #LifeUpdate


I sent out another monthly HHL newsletter tonight an I love writing them so much that I wanted to share part of it here on the blog, just in case any of you are not subscribed yet and wanted to see the type of content I share. Basically, I write journal style, about what is new with me and some of the recipe highlights from my blog.

So today I share how I have been doing these past few months and my March Mantras..

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Vegan Mushroom Philly Cheese + VIDEO


One of my favorite sandwich recipes here on HHL is my Vegan Philly Cheese that I posted back in 2012. Well since then, I have made that recipe a lot because my husband is pretty much obsessed with vegan Philly Cheese sandwiches. Seriously, we basically put "Philly Cheese Sandwich ingredients" on our must-have-items grocery list. I love this recipe because it is a go-to comfort food meal that makes dinnertime easy when I am stressed for time and creativity.

Today I share the recipe version that has become our household fave. It uses mushrooms. So I even have a gluten-free option for you!

Things are getting hot and melty, cheesy and delicious in here with my Vegan Mushroom Philly Cheese Sandwich, so let's go!..

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Feel Good Shamrock Shake

healthy shamrock shake
The Shamrock Shake. Minty. Creamy. Frosty. With a refreshing sweetness that only spring could deliver. But truth be told. That tall swirl of green is usually loaded with some very un-inspiring ingredients. Traditionally, you get dairy, artificial colors and loads of saturated dairy fat. But even the veganized versions, made using vegan ice cream carry a hefty calorie and sugar load.

Well this Feel Good Shamrock Shake makes it so you can enjoy this dreamy seasonal beverage without the post shake belly ache.

I LOVED this spin on Sham. And I hope you do too!..

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Happy Monkey Chunky Vegan GF Cookies

happy monkey cookies
These chunky, cheerful, vegan, gluten-free Happy Monkey Cookies are totally worth messing up your clean kitchen over. Yup, baking can be a flour-splattering, dishwasher-filling job, but in the end homemade cookies are sooooo worth it.

Especially these cuties.

Each plump, rounded cookie is studded with vegan chocolate chips, walnuts and Brazil nuts. With a hint of tropical banana, vanilla bean and coconut in every dunkable bite. As you will see in my video for this recipe, these cookies are perfect for dunking into a tall glass of almond milk. They are sturdy and chewy, and do not crumble apart.

And I love that they kinda look like giant balls of cookie dough. Loved these!

Get the recipe + watch me make them in a video!..

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Vegan "BLT" Roll-Ups with Easy Ranch Dip

Vegan BLT Wraps with Ranch Dip
Today is a beautiful day. It is March 1st. Spring is coming. All things green and lovely are rolling around. Enchanting flower fields, blue skies, spring farmer's markets and friendly breezes feel on the horizon. And oh yes, I get to give away $500 cash (aka a VISA gift card) thanks to my fabulous friends at SUNSET®!

Oh, and on top of all that, I am sharing one of my most favorite recipes. Party-approved, anytime-approved..

Vegan BLT Roll-Ups with Easy Vegan Ranch Dip.

Get my recipe + watch my how-to video. All the giveaway details ahead too..

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