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Gluten-Free, Vegan, and Oil-Free Walnut Chip Brownies

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My gluten-free and vegan baking adventures continue! [See post 1 here] This time, I’m using a gluten-free flour called Teff Flour. Have you heard of Teff flour before? [Source] I hadn’t until I looked through the Clean Start and Clean Food Cookbooks. Teff flour is not only gluten-free, but it’s high in protein, iron, calcium, […]

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Vegan Whole Wheat Chocolate Cupcakes with Spiced ‘Buttercream’

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I was pleasantly surprised when I woke up this morning! The predicted morning thunderstorms were nowhere in sight which meant that I could get outside for exercise. I had a very windy 5 mile run and thought it was going to pour on me at one point, but then the sun peeked out and the […]

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Chilled Double Chocolate Torte: The No-Bake Version

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I’m often asked what my favourite vegan dessert is, the dessert that is a dazzler, crowd pleaser, and would fool even the toughest vegan dessert skeptic. I don’t know about you, but double chocolate pretty much always wins in my books, so my Chilled Double Chocolate Torte is at the top of the list. It’s […]

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How To Squash A Chocolate Craving in 80 Calories

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We took advantage of the gorgeous weather last night and did some more deck work and gardening. I like to leave Eric some words of encouragement on the scrap wood. ;) My plants seem to be adjusting well to the transplant! Some of the plants look like they have already grown an inch! The bell […]

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Goodbye April, Hello May

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Despite lingering throat soreness and a tickly cough that keeps me up in the night, I am feeling a bit better each day. I’d say I am about 80% healed. The flu just seems to be leaving my body very. very. slowly. My flu fighting plan includes: Juicing first thing every morning (ginger, lemon, grapefruit, […]

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Vegan Overnight Oat Parfaits- 12 Recipes To Kick Off The Season!

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Somewhere along the line I went from eating nothing for breakfast, to this… Need less to say, I haven’t looked back! After years of having no energy throughout the day, breakfast is now my favourite meal. I never skip breakfast anymore! Contrary to what I used to believe, eating a big breakfast did not make […]

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Double Chocolate Sweet Potato Oatmeal

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Last night as I watched American Idol draw out two long hours of results, I had some time to do some thinking. I wanted to create a fun Friday breakfast to celebrate the approaching weekend, incorporating fresh sweet potato into my morning oatmeal. I wasn’t in the mood to bake anything or for it to […]

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Chocolate Coconut Butter Banana Bites

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Remember last summer when I made Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas? Covering a banana in chocolate and then snapping a picture of it proved to be a bit awkward for all parties involved. It was not my finest moment of photography. Then I found out that Bon Appetit and Ashley from Never(home) Maker were making Chocolate […]

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Chocolate Crunch Dessert Granola

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Deep into Reno-cation week, the idea of this dessert granola came to me. I was sore, I was weak, and I was needing a major pick-me-up at the end of a long day of painting intricate wood trim. Chocolate sounded like the answer. Eric said it was my best idea all week. I dreamed of […]

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Flourless Chocolate Cookies (Gluten-Free + Vegan)

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Someone is having a very good Friday…and I hope you are too! Eric and I leave bird food out every couple weeks and the squirrels always steal it and have a feast! It is so fun watching them hide their food in random spots all over the backyard. They always check behind their back before […]

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