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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlic Pecans

Roasted Brussels sprouts with garlic pecans. The most addictive holiday side dish. I don’t know about you, but brussels sprouts are one of my favorite vegetables. In my opinion, they’re seriously underrated. Steamed they’re okay, but roasted? I could eat the whole pan. I think that’s the key if you don’t like vegetables. Try them roasted and it will change your mind. These brussels sprouts aren’t only roasted, but they’re also topped with toasted salty and garlicky pecans. Those pecans are what takes these brussels sprouts to the next level. It’s what makes them even better for your holiday feast. Trust me. I first used these toasted pecans in this savory sweet potato casserole last year. I loved it so much that this year…

Healthy Holiday Treats (New Ebook!)

I wrote an Ebook. An Ebook filled with healthy holiday treats. I still can’t believe it’s real! What will you find in this Ebook? 10 recipes, including 5 new recipes and 5 old favorites from the blog (with some new photos). 8 recipes being desserts and 2 being delicious sweet drinks. All recipes are vegan and sugar-free. Allergy information is included with each recipe. Many recipes are gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, oil-free and nut-free. All recipes are simple and delicious. Sugar in found in abundance during the holidays and I created this book in hopes of helping others find balance this time of year. While there’s nothing wrong with having an occasional treat, especially during the holidays, it’s always a good idea to have some healthier alternatives…

Vegan Cashew Eggnog (Sugar-Free)

I hope you’re starting to get in the holiday spirit because I have a delicious vegan cashew eggnog for you guys today! Where do you stand on traditional eggnog? Do you like it or not? Growing up, I was obsessed with it and so was my whole family. As soon as eggnog would come out at the store, my mom would buy a few cartons and we’d go through all of it within days. We were all eggnog lovers. It’s only later that I realized that not everyone is as obsessed with this sweet milk as we are. Some say it’s sickeningly sweet. I didn’t understand them… Until now. I will admit, it’s been 4 years since I’ve had eggnog (since I stopped eating added…

Mushroom & Caramelized Onion Pizza with Sage Pesto

Meet my favorite winter pizza: Mushroom & caramelized onion pizza with sage pesto. For the first time, I decided to make a vegan pizza. For the past several months, I’ve been trying to cut back on dairy as much as I can. Why? First, I prefer to eat a mostly vegan diet, but also, I know it worsens my acne. In the past few weeks, I’ve been desperately trying to find some natural ways to clear my skin, including limiting dairy. It’s something I talked about during my vegan month this year and it’s something I’ve been taking more seriously lately. So yes, as much as I love cheese on a pizza, I made us a vegan pizza this time. Instead of dairy cheese, I used my favorite (but not cheap) vegan feta. It’s…

Coriander Sweet Potato Soup with Toasted Cinnamon Pecans

I have a delicious holiday soup for you today: Coriander sweet potato soup with toasted cinnamon pecans. Yes, I’m starting to create and share some holiday recipes already. To be honest, Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year and I always start getting in the holiday spirit in the first few weeks of November. A few weeks (or maybe days) after Halloween, I start listening to Christmas songs… Whenever Shaun is not around because he doesn’t get in the Christmas mood as early as I do. I don’t think many people do. Hah! I’ve been this way since I was a kid. I was the one to set the Christmas decorations at home early November, listening to Christmas songs and baking cookies. There’s no waiting for December…