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Foods for the Soul
Gingerbread Scones with Maple Drizzle

Oct 29, 2014
Gingerbread Scones with Maple Drizzle

Soft & tender gingerbread scones full of cozy spices. Lightened up, guilt-free & ready in just 30 minutes!     Last week, right before I pulled out my camera to photograph these muffins, my guy walked into the room and mentioned he had a craving for frozen yogurt, and I just about had a...

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Pumpkin Simple Syrup

Oct 28, 2014


Foods for the Soul
The Ultimate Healthy Soft & Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oct 27, 2014
The Ultimate Healthy Soft & Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

An easy recipe for the BEST pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Cozy, decadent & pure comfort food—just without the guilt!     As a sophomore in college, my three roommates and I decided to bake sweet treats for all of our friends’ birthdays in our apartment complex. However, we never actually delivered them on time....

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Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant

Oct 27, 2014
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant



I had dinner at Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant tonight, a restaurant I'd never visited before. One of my favorite things about the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge is that it provides me with the opportunity and the encouragement to try new restaurants.


The Challenge menu at Abyssinia lists several vegan options. I...

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Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — 58 Degrees & Holding Co.

Oct 26, 2014
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — 58 Degrees & Holding Co.

I had a great time Friday night with my friends Bonnie and Cathie at 58 Degrees & Holding Co. This restaurant participates in the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge every year, and I was eager to see what Chef F.J. had created for this year's Challenge.


My first course was this tasty Warm Fennel and...

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Cranberry Orange Muffins

Oct 26, 2014
Cranberry Orange Muffins

Easy & healthy orange muffins studded with tangy dried cranberries. Ready in a jiffy & the perfect cool-weather breakfast!     Living in warm northern California, where our summer temperatures regularly reach 100°F, it rarely feels like fall until the beginning of November. Days stay sunny and around 70-80°F clear through Halloween, with only...

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Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Pizza Rock

Oct 26, 2014
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Pizza Rock

My son Zack took me to Pizza Rock for lunch on Thursday so I could check out their Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge menu, which includes several lunch, dinner, and brunch items. I know when a person goes to a pizza parlor, it's expected that they'll or...

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Slow Cooker Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Oct 24, 2014
Slow Cooker Pineapple Upside Down Cake

A healthier recipe for classic pineapple upside down cake, made easier in the slow cooker! Sweet, buttery, fruity, tropical—everything it’s known to be!     Last week, with barely enough sleep to call it a night, I pulled on my running shoes on Thursday morning and started out on my usual route through the...

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Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Capital Dime

Oct 23, 2014
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2014 — Capital Dime

I finally made it to Capital Dime last night with my husband and son so I could check out the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge menu. I'd been reading great comments on Facebook about the vegan raviolis, and I was eager to try them.First things first, t...

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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake

Oct 22, 2014
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake

Cozy pumpkin breakfast cake topped with a thick cinnamon streusel. Total comfort food—but it’s made healthier without any refined flour or sugar!     About two weeks after I was born, my parents decided to attempt their first bring-the-baby-to-a-restaurant experience before my grandma flew back home that weekend. Armed with the world’s largest diaper...

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