Double Chocolate Fudge Cookies.

Rich, thick, chocolatey double chocolate fudge cookies with a secret healthy ingredient! Gluten free and vegan.

When it turns cold and grey for four days in a row in August, this is what happens: I know, it’s still summer! I just couldn’t resist baking some cookies. Of course no one complained. :) Plus, these double chocolate fudge cookies have a secret healthy ingredient. Can you guess what it is? It’s beets. (Of… 

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gluten and dairy free lunch ideas

25 Gluten Free Dairy Free Lunch Recipes.

Okay…how did we get to the end of August already? How is it already almost time to go back to school? Why does summer go so fast and winter goes so slow? And as long as we’re asking questions, what should you pack in your lunchbox if you are gluten free and dairy free? Photo… 

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Free Printable Spice Substitution Chart from

Printable Spice Substitution Chart.

If you are like me at all, then you know what it’s like to be in the middle of a recipe and realize that you are missing an ingredient. Usually when this happens, Darryl is able to come to my rescue and make a dash to the store to go grab whatever I’m missing. But… 

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Fall is in the air! This is the perfect creamy potato soup to make for those chilly evenings. Potato leek soup topped with bacon is a family favorite everyone loves!

Creamy Potato Leek Soup.

It’s still August…but I made soup. I don’t know whether to feel happy or sad. I’m so conflicted! We’ve had a little fall preview here in Michigan with very cool days (this morning it was in the 50’s). The other day it was cool and grey and I just felt like I had to make… 

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Tasty and delicious breakfast parfait with berries and hemp seeds. #ad #breakfast

Dairy Free Berry and Hemp Seed Breakfast Parfait.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Silk. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support my blog.  Good morning! How are you this Tuesday? Are you starting your day with a delicious breakfast? I’ve mentioned before that I struggle with breakfast making decisions…since we have removed eggs… 

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Vegan cheesy kale chip recipe. No nuts involved in this easy recipe!

Vegan Cheesy Kale Chips.

Remember when I said that I wanted to eat more kale this year? I’ve been keeping up with that resolution in a very tasty way. (See above). I’ve been adding kale to pasta and salads, and Darryl has been good about juicing kale (he’s serious about juicing!) But we all agree that our favorite way to… 

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How to make a roll on essential oil blend that can be used for stress relief. Easy to follow tutorial from

How to Make a Roll On Essential Oil Blend for Stress Relief.

I have a different kind of recipe to share today! An easy tutorial to make your own roll on essential oil blend for stress relief. We could all use a little help with stress I think, right? Sometimes I get in a DIY/healthy/essential oil mood and make my own bath and beauty products. For example:… 

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An easy and quick dinner idea: garlic shrimp pasta with tomatoes. A fast meal for busy nights! #thereciperedux #glutenfree

Garlic Shrimp and Fresh Tomato Pasta.

It’s the 21st of the month…time for another Recipe Redux. Today’s Recipe Redux theme is Back to the Dinner Table. The dinner table is actually something that we haven’t come away from…we’re always eating! But if you need a quick meal to get back to the table, this is it. It’s only about 20 minutes or… 

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Gluten free and vegan brownies topped with rich chocolate avocado frosting. These are decadent and delicious! #glutenfree #vegan #sponsored

Gluten Free Brownies with Chocolate Avocado Frosting.

Just look at these brownies! Would you believe that those are made with a boxed mix? And that rich chocolate frosting is not only dairy free but made from avocado? Yup! It’s all true. Disclosure: I received free samples of these mixes from Enjoy Life Foods. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  I… 

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A healthy, filling meal that is full of superfoods! #vegan #glutenfree

Vegan Superfood Power Bowl.

I figured this would offset the fudge pops I shared on Saturday and the brownies I’m going to share on Wednesday. It does, right? It cancels the desserts out? :) This is my ideal lunch right here. Roasted sweet potatoes and onions (I know, it’s hot, but I just can’t stop myself), wild rice, spinach, lentils,… 

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Chocolate coconut yogurt popsicles are a delicious way to cool off! These

Chocolate Coconut Yogurt Popsicles.

I know that some people are starting to think about fall already, but I’m just not ready. So I thought I’d squeeze in one more popsicle recipe before it’s too late! I’m still loving summer over here – we’ve been hitting all the parks and playgrounds, and eating dinner outside. Everything just feels more spacious… 

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The easiest, tastiest chia seed pudding topped with peaches and cherries. The perfect summer no-cook breakfast! #chiapudding #grainfree #plantbased

Cherry Peach Chia Seed Pudding.

Chia + Cherries + Peaches = My Favorite Summer Breakfast. I can’t get enough peaches and cherries these days. Desserts, snacks, and breakfast are all made better with my favorite fruits. Luckily Darryl brought home more peaches from the farmer’s market yesterday, so I should be set for a while! And luckier still, I have a… 

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20 easy gluten-free dinner recipes that the whole family will love! #glutenfree #recipe #dinner

20 Easy Gluten Free Dinner Recipes.

20 easy gluten free dinner ideas for you…because you can never have too many easy dinner recipes! Oh, hi, um…it’s mid-August! How’d that happen? That means schools starts next month! It can be so difficult to stay organized and have time to prepare delicious and healthy meals for your family once school starts back up…. 

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