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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! And guys, this new Ebook is available for FREE to all of you! All you need to do is subscribe to the blog to get this free Ebook sent directly to your inbox. Once you subscribe, you should get an email from us where you’ll be able to download the book. 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…

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…

No-Bake Walnut Granola Bars

No-bake walnut granola bars. A new granola bar recipe to my already extensive list of energy bites and bars. I can’t help it, they’re my all-time favorite snack/dessert. These walnut granola bars are simple and require only 6 ingredients (7 if drizzling with chocolate) and less than 15 minutes. There’s really no better granola bar than homemade. Plus, they’re so much healthier than the sugar-laden pre-packaged bars you find at the store. These walnut granola bars in particular are packed with fiber from dates, oats, nuts and seeds. Also, they offer some omega-3s and protein for a balanced snack. It’s been a very long week around here. I’ve been in bed for 3 days fighting a bug that Shaun passed on to…

Pecan Pumpkin Spiced Date Bites

Pecan pumpkin spiced date bites. My kind of Halloween candy. And yes, these little energy bites really do taste like candy. They’re perfectly sweetened with dates and flavored with fall spices, including cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and clove. These pumpkin spiced date bites are inspired by Nature’s Delight pumpkin spiced date rolls. Shaun and I first tried them while we were on Vancouver Island a few weeks ago. We were trying to find healthy snacks for our road trip and I stumbled onto these. As soon as I took that first bite, I knew I wanted to recreate a cheaper and equally delicious version in my kitchen. Especially considering that they’re a limited edition. This way, I get to enjoy them all year long if I want to. And I must say, they taste very…