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10 Minute Skinny Lemonade

Jun 30, 2015
10 Minute Skinny Lemonade

An easy 3-ingredient recipe for sweet and refreshing lemonade. Made healthier with absolutely no sugar, it’s perfect for cooling off on hot summer days!     When I was 6 or 7 years old, my family flew to Colorado for our summer vacation. With lots of my mom’s relatives scattered throughout the state (one...

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Road Trip! Taste of India in Buttonwillow

Jun 28, 2015
Road Trip! Taste of India in Buttonwillow

Like an oasis in the desert beckons the parched, the words painted on the roof of the Taste of India restaurant in Buttonwillow call out to the plant-based diner traveling on I-5 between here and Bakersfield: TRY OUR VEGAN FOOD.




How could I not? So my husband and I pulled...

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Pinkberry

Jun 21, 2015
Pinkberry

When the weather heats up, I start looking for frozen vegan treats to cool things down. This weekend, my son Zack and I went to Pinkberry so I could check out their new dairy-free Tropical Mango sorbet. Not only is it dairy-free, but it has no added ...

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Simple Quinoa Crackers

Jun 16, 2015
Simple Quinoa Crackers

An easy, 5-ingredient recipe for homemade crunchy quinoa crackers. They pair perfectly with cheese, hummus, and other dips—or just eat them plain!     As a college professor, my dad’s friend from his undergrad days, my “Uncle P,” spent his year on sabbatical about 10 years ago, and with that much free time, Uncle...

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Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale — Sacramento Edition

Jun 14, 2015
Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale — Sacramento Edition

My friend Kathy and I went to the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale -- Sacramento Edition at the Embassy Suites in Old Sacramento over the weekend. Twelve different chefs offered their amazing desserts for sale, with proceeds going to YEA (Youth Empowered Action) Camp. YEA Camp is a leadership camp to help...

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Protein Berry Workout Smoothie (Jamba Juice Copycat)

Jun 14, 2015
Protein Berry Workout Smoothie (Jamba Juice Copycat)

A simple 4-ingredient smoothie made from wholesome ingredients that’s packed with over 22 grams of protein! It’s the perfect healthy summer treat!     Last weekend while visiting my parents, my throat started to feel a little scratchy. When I mentioned it to my mom, she quickly offered, “Why don’t I go get you...

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Clean Blueberry Almond Crumble

Clean Blueberry Almond Crumble

A sweet almond-scented blueberry crisp topped with a cinnamon-spiced oat streusel. This irresistible dessert is still healthy enough for breakfast!     This past weekend, after one of my best friends from high school graduated from medical school, her parents threw her a big party to celebrate. Their extended family and friends made up...

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Opa! Opa!

Opa! Opa!

In doing some routine maintenance on my blog this past week, I found that my post about Opa! Opa!, a Greek restaurant in East Sacramento, seemed to have disappeared. It had been awhile since my last visit, so I decided to go there for lunch with my so...

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Easy Blender Peanut Butter

Easy Blender Peanut Butter

An easy recipe for homemade peanut butter that’s made in the blender in just 5 minutes! Smooth, creamy and much healthier (and tastier!) than store-bought!     Throughout my childhood, I loved spending time with my dad. Because of his important scientific job, he rarely made it home before dinner and spent at least...

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10 Minute Raspberry Jam

10 Minute Raspberry Jam

An easy 3-ingredient recipe for fresh raspberry jam that’s naturally sweetened and contains no sugar or pectin. Perfect for toast or PB&Js!     A few summers ago, my guy and I planned a vacation to Disneyland. I grew up visiting the park nearly every year, especially since we passed right by it on...

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