Caramel Apple Cupcakes (Gluten-free & Paleo) + $60 Gift Card

by Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit) on September 29, 2013

Congratulations, Liz! You’re the winner of the Natural Vitality $60 gift card! Thank you all for participating I remember hearing this for the first time (while studying holistic nutrition at CSNN) and being pretty upset about it… It is impossible to get all the nutrients your body needs from the food you eat. No matter…


Why You Should Soak Nuts Before Eating Them

by Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit) on August 27, 2013

A porcupine has quills, opossums act dead when threatened, and newts turn their ribs into spikes when in danger. Talk about defense mechanisms! But, did you know? Nuts have similar mechanisms, too? No spikes or death rays… but they do have a natural component that repels predators so that they can grow to full maturity….


Spiced Carob Cookies (Grain-free + Vegan)

by Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit) on December 28, 2012

There are just four days left until we ring in 2013 and I think that these cookies should be the last recipe you enjoy this year. The ingredients are easy to find, the recipe is simple, and the results are sinfully delicious. I brought a batch along with us to a Christmas party earlier this…


No bake Vegan Cranberry Cheesecake Squares

by Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit) on December 5, 2012

We made vegan cream cheese and now we’re going to do something awesome with it. Are you ready? It’s one of my favorite dairy-free recipes to date! You’re going to start by making a walnut-based crust. It’s just four ingredients, none of which are dried fruit. As much as I love the no bake crusts…


Banana Bread Super Foods Smoothie

by Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit) on July 5, 2012

Banana and I have been best buds throughout my life. I just couldn’t picture a world without them. They add sweetness to an otherwise boring porridge, lend their creamy texture to smoothies, and caramelize nicely in a pan with some coconut oil and maple syrup as a late night treat. Out of the 41 recipes…


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