paleo peanut-almond energy bars.

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It’s Day 4 of the Healthified Holiday Baking Extravaganza… and while this recipe is great for a table of goodies, it’ll also be great in January when you’re looking for an easy breakfast or midday refuel.  Let me ask: Are

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raw vegan thin mint cookies.

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If you’re heading to a holiday party this year, there’s a good chance someone will bring along the box of Thin Mints they felt obligated to purchase from a colleague’s little Girl Scout, or that they perhaps had to buy

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grandma’s peanut butter cookies, veganized.

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I’ve been on a mission this month to create some deliciously holiday baking that is actually nutritious, especially for anyone who’s heading off to family dinners but chooses not to partake in the butter/sugar/gluten extravaganza of a typical holiday dessert

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no-bake gluten-free apricot granola bars.

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Hurray! It’s the start of this week’s Healthified Holiday Recipes Extravaganza! Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing a series of great gluten-free, vegan, sugar-free recipes to makeover your holiday baking plans. Everything is super simple to make, nourishing

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good digestion is actually really important.

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How many times have you grabbed at your distended tummy and moaned about how ‘fat’ you are? Or felt thoroughly annoyed for an entire day because all you wanted to do was go to the bathroom – but you couldn’t?

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twice-baked potato bites with creamy chive dip.

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Tis the season for small bites and making meals out of hors d’oeuvres! If you’re looking for a simple side dish or potluck take-along for your December festivitating, look no further than these wildy simple Twice Baked Potato Bites with

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how to make vegan tamales.

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So it’s official! We’re Californians! (WHAT?!?! FINALLY.) :) There are so many things I love about this state (food is grown really close by! wine is produced really close by! toxic chemicals are carefully regulated! the pacific ocean! everybody is unbelievably

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vegan sweet potato shepherd’s pie.

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A couple of weeks back, after a conversation about comfort food, a lovely friend asked me to veganize a traditional Shepherd’s Pie. Oh man, challenge accepted. I love revamping old recipes to make them better for us, including swapping in

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maple butterscotch squash smoothie.

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Squash belongs in all meals. ;) Naturally sweet, energizing carbohydrates, super-nourishing carotenoids (Vitamin A — you can tell from its beautiful orange color). Squash is just awesome.  Sharing just a quick post today on a simple way to use leftover

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savory vegan pumpkin pie with almond meal crust.

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I know what you’re thinking. Pie? Savory pie?! What kind of a health and nutrition blog is this?!  And I am here to tell you, sweet whole-food connoisseur/connoisseuse, that in fact, this pie is good for you. And it’s delicious. And

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cream of potato and leek soup.

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I am obsessed with soup. I don’t know how this happened. At some point in the last month, my body decided that soup is the answer to everything: perfectly timed, as it’s starting to get a little chilly. The sweaters

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{guest post} Starting Out Vegan: 3 Apps for the New Vegan

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In the spirit of resource-sharing, and making healthy living a little easier, here’s a really informative guest post for your Friday with some great tech solutions for living well. I love the idea that better choices are just a tap

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delicata squash with gluten-free quinoa stuffing + mushroom gravy.

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I love family dinners, especially with my in-laws. They are perhaps the funniest group of humans I’ve had the privilege to meet, and it is definitely a gift to have married into the family. Height Family holiday dinners are invariably

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raw carrot avocado ginger soup.

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I’ve been noticing lately that similar themes have been popping up in my life, my sessions with clients and my conversations with strangers. Perhaps the universe has plans, or perhaps the energy of the whole world is converging in funny

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split pea sliders.

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I love potlucks. I really do. I think they’re such a fun way to explore new foods and get a sense of what other people cook on a regular basis… or at least, what they cook for parties. There’s this

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dining out: locally, sustainably, organically + ethically (the app to make it happen).

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How many times have you tried to plan dinner out with a group of friends and had a conversation like this: “I just need someplace that has vegan options.”“Yeah, and it also has to be gluten-free.”“And if Jamie is coming,

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vegan thanksgiving recipe roundup.

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I’ve been experimenting with some different recipes in the last few weeks to figure out what we’ll contribute to the Height family Thanksgiving dinner this year. Here’s a sneak peek at a Vegan Pumpkin Pie (with grain-free, gluten-free, insane-o delicious

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roasted squash pizza with gluten-free quinoa cauliflower crust.

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In the spirit of fall – and in the spirit of pizza – here’s a delicious way to start the week!  We whipped this up a couple of weeks back for a dinner gathering with our lovely neighbor, and as

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100 glorious gluten-free recipes from the lagasse girls (and gluten-free pumpkin cheesecake!).

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Pumpkin Cheesecake. Oatmeal Banana Pancakes with Caramelized Apple Syrup. Homestyle Chili with Gluten-free Beer. Socca Bread. Smoky Pea and Truffle Crostini. It’s hardly a surprise I found myself practically drooling over the newest release from the Lagasse Girls: Big Flavor,

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curried butternut squash soup.

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It’s that magical time of year where squash of all shapes and sizes is everywhere: it’s in coffee, it’s on doorsteps, and most importantly, it’s overflowing at the farmers market for less than sixty cents a pound. I am obsessed.

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unfried cauliflower rice in ginger miso sauce.

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If eating rice ever makes you feel kind of blergh, but you still totally love the experience of eating it, cauliflower rice might be your new best friend. I discovered this crazy trick several years ago when I cut most

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gluten-free coconut cocoa macaroons.

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When I was a kid, my favorite dessert was my mom’s Chocolate Coconut Drop Cookies. If you’re familiar with Haystacks, they’re kind of like those, but made with some kind of Momma P magic and a whole pile of coconut

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vegan eggplant roll-ups with hemp-basil pesto.

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I love pesto. I think we should put some kind of law in place that requires pesto to make an appearance at all meals. Or maybe we don’t need a law. Maybe we just need to make pesto at home

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vegan lentil meatloaf.

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Comfort food at its finest – and honestly, one of the things I liked least as a kid – meatloaf is a wintery staple. Dip it in ketchup and serve with buttery mashed potatoes, and you have the perfect 1950s

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carrot pumpkin bites.

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Happy Halloween, all! I love any excuse to celebrate, especially when it involves dressing up, and particularly when there are goodies involved. While today’s festivities tend not to be the most conducive to reducing sugar – or dairy – there

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a smorgasbord of decadent food narrative: Best Food Writing 2014.

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Alrighty, team. Here’s what I’ve been reading (devouring?) – and loving – this week. I am such a sucker for stories, both true and untrue, about food: this book is a must-share. If you’re looking to up your appreciation for

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mediterranean cauliflower rice.

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One of my favorite things about cooking with veggies is that they are often more than they appear. Kale can become chips, leafy greens can swap in for bread, squash can become the base for pizza crust, and perhaps my

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