Category Archives: Sweet Treats

FUDGY COFFEE & CHOCOLATE NUT CANDY

FUDGY COFFEE & CHOCOLATE NUT CANDY | VEGAN

 “Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others.”

~  Virginia Woolf

I have to say, of all the things I have ever loved most, there really is nothing that compares to the smell and look of deep black soil, and the feel of it on your hands and your jeans after a good day of digging and connecting with the ground. I’m not sure I’ve shared much here about my little passion for gardening, but that could very well be because the last few years have been well, kind of, not really about that. Until now that is! Continue reading

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COOKIE SWAP PARTY AT KEEPIN’ IT KIND: VEGAN CASHEW SHORTBREAD

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Hey everyone! Hope you are all enjoying this month so far! With December upon us and you know what right around the corner, I was delighted to once again be asked to take part in Kristy’s cookie swap party. It’s been a crazy month around here and I’m excited to share more in the New Year, but these days have been amazing and I’m feeling rested, well, and inspired. I hope you are all calmly enjoying this time — starting with a few treats like these! Continue reading

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Recipe: Roasted Strawberry Quinoa Parfait

 

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My greatest skill has been to want but little.

- Henry David Thoreau

I never mind sharing that when I was little, my siblings and I didn’t get a whole lot of treats. We ate extremely well, and my folks were on a tight budget, meaning that while we thrived, there were definitely more expensive “healthy foods” we just didn’t get to enjoy a whole lot: like grapes & kiwis & fresh berries. Continue reading

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Recipe: Nutty Cranberry Seed Bars with Dark Chocolate (No Bake)

 

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The days are long, but the years are short.

~ Gretchen Rubin

In the heat of the glorious summer we are having, it’s a given we’ll recall childhood memories of summers past as the familiar smells pass our noses and the sun flickers gently through the leaves on the trees once again. I don’t know about you guys, but these months are always slightly bittersweet, as each waft of the dry yellowed grass brings back a gentle shimmering essence of past summers spent growing, learning, loving, idling, and essentially becoming who we all are today. Continue reading

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Recipe: Nik’s Pecan Coconut Granola

 

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So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.

~ Paulo Coelho

It could be said that children are the greatest teachers we can ever have. If this is true, then I’ve got two of the world’s greatest living right under my roof, challenging me every day to do better, and to try harder, and once again do more than I ever thought I could possibly do. I’ve simply always adored being a mother, and it’s a job I wouldn’t trade for anything. Continue reading

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