Julie’s Original Gluten-Free Cake Mix

Brownie mix with Raspberries and chocolate chips White cake mis as a cofffee cafe Julie’s Original mixes Julie Hasson is one of my favorite vegan celebrities. Her cooking videos captivated me back when I was still a vegetarian. Her adorable, bubbly personality, effortlessly making vegan pancakes and Italian sausages won me over. I was fascinated that I could make my own vegan sausages at home and they were better than store-bought. I once... Read More

Gluten-Free Vegan Pie Review & Giveaway

Nothing says holiday season like fresh baked pies, sweet or savory. The wonderful smells of baked goods filling the house, the warm heat radiating from the oven, a cup of tea or hot chocolate to go with it. You can have  your pie and eat it too, even if you’re gluten-free and vegan, thanks to Jennifer Katzinger’s Gluten-Free & Vegan Pie* cookbook. This adorable, smaller-sized and easy to handle book contains more than 50 sweet and savory pie recipes. Featuring... Read More

Whole Grain Vegan Baking Review & Giveaway

I was so delighted to receive a copy of Whole Grain Vegan Baking* to review. Ever since I took Fran Costigan’s Chocolate Dessert class (almost three years ago!), I feel much more confident baking and making baked goods more healthful. I’m even more delighted to be doing the giveaway below. So please stick around, read the post (there will be a test at the end ), and comment for a chance to win a copy. I’ve always loved whole grain foods, multi-grain breads... Read More

Journey Bar Product Review & Giveaway

I’ve been working on cutting out added sugars from my diet, wherever possible, for several years now. Not that I don’t like sugar, but mostly because 1) I don’t feel my best when I have too much of it, 2) I have a desk job and don’t move around much during working hours, 3) there’s too much of it in everything and that’s just not good health-wise, and last but not least, 4) I just ramped up my workout routine this year and the less sugary stuff... Read More

Pipernilli Cookies Review & Giveaway

So, we had the opportunity to try Pipernilli, “The Couture Cookie Company” cookies. We tried the Banana Chiffon, Cashmere Drops and Mocha Diva Rounds. Here’s the description of each flavor from the website: Banana Chiffon: Blending ripe Organic Bananas with vanilla and spices, our classic banana cookie is baked to soft golden perfection. Cashmere Drops: A bite of this cookie will make you think of grandma’s special sweet potato pie during the holidays.... Read More

Cookbook Preview: Vegan Chocolate by Fran Costigan, Part 3

Fran Costigan’s new dessert cookbook, Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy-Free Desserts*, is due to hit stores in mid October, but you can pre-order one now. In the meantime, how about trying her luscious Chocolate Dulce de Leche, Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk Cookie or the recipe below? Brownie Pudding Cakelettes Brownie Pudding Cakelettes – Photographs by Kate Lewis, courtesy of Running PressThere is almost nothing I’d rather bake and eat than... Read More

OMG! Organic Meets Good Powders

Have you heard of OMG! antioxidant and vitamin powders? I just heard about them a few weeks ago and their Indiegogo campaign to help launch their new quinoa protein powder. Unfortunately, they didn’t meet their goal, but I certainly hope they will still be able to launch it. I’ve tried a few performance protein powders in my vegan lifetime and I’m always open to trying new options. Quinoa Protein Powder Quinoa protein powder blended with unsweetened almond milk I... Read More

Sneaky Pete’s Review & Giveaway

Sneaky Pete’s yummy flavors Sneaky Pete’s Review I don’t really drink packaged beverages all that much anymore. I cut out soda well over a decade ago and started cutting out other sweet beverages a little over 5 years ago. I find that most packaged juice are mostly sugar (empty calories, and usually a lot of them) with no added benefit. Since I sit in an office all day that really matters. I try to limit my calories to delicious foods I need for sustenance—chocolate... Read More

Cookbook Preview: Vegan Chocolate by Fran Costigan, Part 2

Fran Costigan’s new dessert cookbook, Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy-Free Desserts*, is due to hit stores in mid October, but you can pre-order one now. In the meantime, how about trying her luscious Chocolate Dulce de Leche or the cookie recipe below? Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk Cookies Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk Cookie – Photographs by Kate Lewis, courtesy of Running PressCan gluten-free chocolate chunk cookies possibly be any good?... Read More

Vegan Gastronomy: Toronto & Vegetarian Food Festival

We’ve been blogging about our camping trip to Ithaca and Toronto, with the Vegetarian Food Festival being final destination, for the past week. Here’s the penultimate post about our trip. Yes, there’s one more post coming. We had never been to Toronto before, so we were really looking forward to it. We’d heard so many stories on how veg-friendly it is and wanted to see it for ourselves and report back to you. It’s all true! To be honest with you,... Read More

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