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Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Truffles

Dec 18, 2014
Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Truffles

The easiest truffles you’ll ever make! Just 5 ingredients mixed together in a bowl & chilled. They’re dark, rich & festive for the holidays!     About a month ago, my guy barely made it home to California from New Jersey. The East Coast had experienced severe flooding all weekend, creating small lakes out...

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Sacramento Vegan is taking a holiday break

Dec 16, 2014

I'll be taking a break from this blog until after the first of the year. If you'd like to follow Sacramento Vegan on Facebook, I'll post occasional updates and news items there. Best wishes to you and your families for a happy holiday season!

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Classic Fruitcake

Dec 16, 2014
Classic Fruitcake

An easy recipe for a tender loaf filled with brandy-soaked dried fruit. A healthier version that isn’t dry at all. It’ll change your mind about fruitcake forever!     Almost 50 years ago, my grandma started the tradition of baking fruitcakes for the holiday season, the kind packed full of iridescent red and green...

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Garden to Grill

Dec 15, 2014
Garden to Grill

The Plum Cafe & Bakery, midtown's all-vegan restaurant, recently changed its name to Garden to Grill. I stopped by for lunch a couple of times recently to see if there have been any changes besides the name. Those of you who have enjoyed the plant-based cuisine at the Plum Cafe for years...

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Cran-Raspberry Lemonade Protein Smoothie + Bai5 Giveaway!

Dec 13, 2014
Cran-Raspberry Lemonade Protein Smoothie + Bai5 Giveaway!

A refreshing drink full of bright flavors! Made with just 5 wholesome ingredients, it supplies a sweet protein & caffeine boost!     This weekend, I flew down to Southern California to visit my grandparents, and after brunch on Saturday, we drove over to a special store. It only sold Christmas decorations—almost exclusively ornaments—and...

Foods for the Soul
Skinny Christmas Sugar Cookies

Dec 13, 2014
Skinny Christmas Sugar Cookies

An easy & fail-proof recipe for buttery sugar cookies! Cut into festive shapes & decorated for the holidays. A new family tradition!     As much as I adore holiday baking now, my family only attempted special Christmas cut-out sugar cookies one year when I was in middle school. We may have baked a...

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Soft-Baked Ginger Cookies

Dec 11, 2014
Soft-Baked Ginger Cookies

An easy recipe for chewy cookies full of warm ginger & molasses. Made healthy with no refined flour or sugar—but you’d never know it!     During October and November, all of the members of my old high school marching band loaded up our instruments, uniforms, and piles of homework onto five big charter...

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Egg Nog

Dec 10, 2014


Foods for the Soul
Peppermint Mocha Cookies

Peppermint Mocha Cookies

Fudgy, brownie-like chocolate cookies flavored with coffee & peppermint, then packed full of melty chocolate chips. So easy to make & a coffee-lover’s dream!     In the very beginning of November, one of my old high school friends drove up to stay with her mother-in-law, who lives about twenty minutes away in the...

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Eggnog Snickerdoodles

Eggnog Snickerdoodles

Chewy snickerdoodles flavored with lots of festive eggnog. Covered in spiced sugar & positively irresistible—they’re sure to be a big hit!     Every winter break, my high school marching band boarded five big charter buses and drove south for a trip. One year we participated in the Rose Parade; another two, we competed...

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