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Raw Vegan Banana Splits

Raw Vegan Banana Splits

This weekend here in Los Angeles we were experiencing a record-breaking heat wave. It was 90 degrees. Look, I’m not saying that to rub it in. That heat is miserable to me. I’m like a cranky old woman in desperate need of a nap when it’s that hot. (Not to mention I wasn’t all that fond of...
Vegan Chocolate Turtles

Vegan Chocolate Turtles

I love it when I receive requests from you, super amazing readers and friends, about what you want to see over here–especially when whatever is on your mind is on mine as well. And I have been thinking a lot about Chocolate Turtles lately for some reason. It must have been because of all the...
Cranberry Walnut Vegan Cheeseball

Cranberry Walnut Vegan Cheeseball

I’m climbing out of this miserable stomach bug that had me down for almost a week. I traveled to Denver and got so sick during my stay that I wouldn’t even want my worst enemy to experience what I went through. I cannot recall ever feeling like that. Ever. Coming out of it, there are now a...
Vegan Dark Chocolate Strawberry Cream Truffles

Vegan Dark Chocolate Strawberry Cream Truffles

I’m on strike! I have the touch of death in the kitchen when it comes to baking as of late. I’m failing royally at everything I have a go at. It’s the endless cycle of baking gluten, egg, and dairy-free. You can never think you have arrived because there is always something new to learn,...
Vegan Ranch Dressing

Vegan Ranch Dressing

So a funny thing happened to me at work yesterday: Jillian Michaels came in. With the location of my job, celebrity spotting tends to be a daily happening, which is kind of a fun perk about what I do.  I try not to ogle at them (well, there was one time when Bob Balaban from “Waiting for Guffman” and...
Raw Garden Herb Spreadable "Cheese"

Raw Garden Herb Spreadable “Cheese”

Cashews are a lot like life. You have 2 choices with this nut: you see it for exactly what it is: just a nut; or you look beyond it and think of all the possibilities that you have the power to create from it. As life continues to settle for me with a new job,...
Raw Vegan "Goat" Cheese Dip

Raw Vegan “Goat” Cheese Dip

I was inspired by the idea of a raw vegan “goat” cheese dip from a recipe on Pinterest (now, for the life of me, I cannot find it–grrrrr) a while back. It was in its original cheese form and I have been brewing on an idea of how to translate it into a non-dairy version but without the soy....
Raw Chocolate Mousse Cake

Raw Chocolate Mousse Cake

And yet another decadent recipe made from…yup, you guessed it, cashews. It’s amazing what you can accomplish with this nut, I tell. How it transforms into the lightest, airiest mousse is beyond me but I will take it. This Raw Chocolate Mousse Cake is worth every bite. If anything, please please pretty please try the...
Raw Vegan Eggnog

Raw Vegan Eggnog

There are some traditions that should never be let go of just because you cannot consume a certain type of food. For me, that’s eggnog, hands down–probably my most favorite part of this season. I used to never say no to eggnog… Imagine my delight when non-dairy milk brands were coming out with their own...
Raw White Chocolate

Raw White Chocolate

The pumpkin is carved, my costume is ironed, and the candy is ready for passing out to kids… …And now the tastiest raw white chocolate recipe has just been created.  Finally!  I am ready for Halloween. These Raw White Chocolate Bones give a whole new meaning to having a freezer full of bones. What? Is it...
Raw Chocolate Spider Bites

Raw Chocolate Spider Bites

It’s been difficult keeping up in my Halloween kitchen lately. There are various reasons why but the only one that is actually interesting is because of spiders. That’s not a typo either–my life has actually been infested with spiders. Not just any kind of spiders though, in fact, they aren’t actual tangible ones. I have been...
Chocolate-Covered Macaroon Ghost Pops

Chocolate-Covered Macaroon Ghost Pops

I am the first person to admit that I am the biggest scaredy cat. I am the easiest person to scare,  in fact, all you have to do is leave a room and then re-enter and chances are I will jump from fright. That is rather pathetic to admit outloud, I’m thinking…  Yet knowing this, it still does not...