Winter Wonderland

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While we’re getting unpacked from the holiday and gearing up for NYE celebrations, I thought I’d share some pictures. The week started off with a bad ice storm and a big power outage, but thankfully things improved from there and we enjoyed a great Christmas in the end. You’ll see some of the ice-covered branches […]

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$100 Whole Foods Gift Card + Chickpea Magazine Subscription Giveaway!

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Next up, in the 12 Days of Giveaways are two fabulous prizes. (And one more for international readers at the bottom!) 1) $100 Whole Foods gift card. That’s right – 100 bucks to splurge on your favourite Whole Foods products. The perfect gift card to welcome in a healthy 2014! and 2) 1-year hard-copy subscription […]

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Chewy Molasses Spelt Cookies with Candied Ginger

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I wouldn’t consider this a revolutionary concept in the slightest, but a simple tweak to my daily routine has changed everything. “Make a list.” That’s the advice Eric gave me several weeks ago when I was fizzling out. <—my term for juggling too many things at once with no clear direction on how to get […]

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10 Super Sweet Farm Animals You Can Adopt for the Holidays

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Recently, the wonderful folks at Farm Sanctuary reached out to see if I was interested in highlighting some of the animals that are in need of support. Of course, I wanted to help spread the word in any way that I could. These beautiful animals below are all part of Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt a Farm […]

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17 Vegan Holiday Desserts & Drinks

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Looking for a last-minute cookie, dessert, or holiday drink to bring to a holiday gathering? Look no further. I’ve put together a list of the most popular holiday dessert recipes from the blog over years. 1. Peanut Better Balls  vegan, gluten-free, no bake (you guys are going crazy for this recipe!) 2. Gluten-Free Graham Crackers […]

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Turtle Oatmeal Cookies with Pecans, Chocolate, and Medjool Dates

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Let’s keep this holiday goodie train chuggin’ along, with a new cookie recipe that I made recently for a holiday get together. It’s inspired by the Turtles candy, with a nutty, “buttery” base of toasted pecans, caramel-like Medjool dates, and mini dark chocolate chips. They did not last long. I bet you’ve never had an […]

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Giveaway: $100 gift card + 6 bags of Purely Elizabeth Granola!

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  It’s giveaway time once again! Up today, is a brand that I recently fell in love with while visiting Arizona last month. I came across Purely Elizabeth granola while browsing the aisles of Whole Foods, looking for a few snacks to pack for our hiking adventures. I was immediately drawn to the ingredient list […]

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Peanut Better Balls

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I have fond memories of making peanut butter balls with my mom and sister every holiday season. The women in my family are all big peanut butter and chocolate fans, so it seems like a natural holiday dessert to splurge on. In fact, I know when they see this post they’ll be running to the […]

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Pumpkin Gingerbread Snack Bars

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Normally, we have our Christmas tree up by December 1st, but this year we totally dropped the bulb. It really doesn’t surprise me because I’ve been about 2 months behind throughout the course of 2013. The holidays only serve to enhance this feeling. I’ve still been so busy with book work, despite prematurely thinking that […]

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Vitamix 5200 Giveaway!

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I’ve been looking forward to this giveaway for over a month now! I’m so excited for whoever is going to win this beauty. =) I’ve been a big fan of Vitamix since I took the plunge and bought one a few years ago. I’m not joking when I say that I use it every single […]

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