Chocolate Breakfast Bread (Vegan, Gluten-Free, No Sugar Added)

To see all recipes, scroll to the top and click on Recipes or just click here! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the US (and celebrating outside of the US, too)! We are in the heart of the holiday season now, and of course that can mean a lot of tasty treats. This “breakfast” bread, of course, has nothing explicitly to do with breakfast, but it is delicious in … Continue reading Chocolate Breakfast Bread (Vegan, Gluten-Free, No Sugar Added)

Carob-Dusted Raw Power Bites (Vegan, GF, No Sugar Added)

These little treats are similar to my Chocolate-Coconut Energy Bites, but with two major differences: sunflower seeds and carob. Sunflower seeds are anti-inflammatory, making them excellent for recovery. And unlike cacao, carob doesn’t have any stimulating properties, so you can eat these right before bed 😉 and not worry whether they’ll keep you awake. Carob is less sweet than cacao, however, so if you like … Continue reading Carob-Dusted Raw Power Bites (Vegan, GF, No Sugar Added)

Chocolate-Coconut Energy Bites (Vegan, GF, No Sugar Added, Raw)

This week marks the six-week countdown to my first marathon, the San Francisco Marathon, which I’ll be running with my sister at the end of July. I’m nervous but I know we can do it well! Training for a marathon involves, as you might have guessed, lots of running. Sometimes these are long, slow runs and sometimes they’re shorter, faster, hillier runs.  Either way, I … Continue reading Chocolate-Coconut Energy Bites (Vegan, GF, No Sugar Added, Raw)

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #24: Use Coconut Oil to Remove Makeup

Coconut oil is the oil of the moment! Of course, some of us (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) have known about the wonders of this natural oil for years. Far too many years than we feel like divulging at the moment, but suffice it to say, we’ve been using it since high school. Around here, we cook with it, bake with it, use it as lotion … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #24: Use Coconut Oil to Remove Makeup

No-Sugar-Added Coconut-Chocolate Fudge (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

If you follow my Things I Love Thursday posts, you may recall my recent shout-out to A Real Food Lover, whose Raw Coconut Fudge recipe made me swoon. I was super-eager to make it, but I didn’t have any sweet potatoes on hand. Being a frugalista, I decided to make do with what I had, rather than taking an extra trip to the store. What … Continue reading No-Sugar-Added Coconut-Chocolate Fudge (Vegan, Gluten-Free)