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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…

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…

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…

How I Feel Since I Stopped Eating Added Sugar

One of the questions I get asked most often is how I feel since I stopped eating added sugar. Other questions include: Why did I stop eating added sugar? Is it hard? Does it get easier? Do you still get cravings? And do you cheat sometimes and eat sugar? While I will discuss these topics in this post, you can find the specific answers in my FAQ pages here. Before I get into this post, I just want to specify what sugar-free means to me. I don’t exactly like to use the term sugar-free, because yes, I still eat natural sugar. So since I stopped eating added sugar, this is what I’ve been avoiding: Refined sugars, such as white sugar, brown sugar, coconut sugar, etc. Liquid sweeteners, including honey, maple syrup, agave syrup and…