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Caramel Apple Cupcakes (gluten-free + paleo)

Caramel Apple Cupcakes (gluten-free + paleo)

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…

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Why You Should Soak Nuts Before Eating Them

Why You Should Soak Nuts Before Eating Them

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….

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Spiced Carob Cookies (grain-free + vegan)

Spiced Carob Cookies (grain-free + vegan)

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…

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No bake Vegan Cranberry Cheesecake Squares

No bake Vegan Cranberry Cheesecake Squares

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…

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Banana Bread Super Foods Smoothie

Banana Bread Super Foods Smoothie

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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Chocolate Banana Cake Bars (vegan + gluten-free)

Chocolate Banana Cake Bars (vegan + gluten-free)

I have a hard time walking away from a sale. I thought I’d learned my lesson from the 2011 canned pumpkin sale incident, but my freezer full of over-ripe bananas says otherwise. It’s just so challenging to say no to an over-ripe banana. They’re perfect for banana soft-serve, green smoothies, banana pops and can be…

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Chunky Monkey Muffins

Chunky Monkey Muffins

Kevin comes home tonight and as of this morning, I have three nanaimo bars saved in the freezer with his name on them. Now, the trick is going to be to keep it that way for the remainder of the day. Given my track record, I thought it would be in my best interest to…

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