Cabbage Salad

Lately, my 3 year old son has been asking for an egg and “salad” for breakfast.  And by salad he means sauerkraut.  (Hey, sauerkraut is not an easy word to pronounce, haha!)  Because he doesn’t tolerate eggs well, this request is a special treat rather than a daily occurrence.  But as far as sauerkraut goes, I’ll let him eat up to his heart’s content.

Personally, I’m not a fan of sauerkraut.  I just cannot get over the awful smell.  BUT, I do love cabbage.  (In case anyone isn’t aware, sauerkraut is fermented cabbage.)  This Cabbage Salad recipe was mainly one for me, but I had a small inkling my son would be drawn to it as well.  And sure enough, he loves it!

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So for any of you other cabbage lovers out there, this recipe is one for you.  This Cabbage Salad is an easy, colorful side dish that packs quite a bit of nutrition and the ingredients are simple and fresh: purple and orange carrots, purple cabbage, red pepper, onion and a handful of spices.

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Cinnamon Cassava Muffins

Just when I think I’ve created the perfect muffin, these delicious beauties walk into my life.  Okay, so they didn’t just “walk in” and they weren’t necessarily created by chance, but wow!  I think these Cinnamon Cassava Muffins may be my favorite muffins of all time.  And considering how many muffin recipes I have on my blog (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10), that’s saying something.

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What’s even better about these Cinnamon Cassava Muffins?  Well, first off they are void of grains, gluten, dairy, soy and refined sugar and only require 8 simple ingredients.  But I’d have to say my favorite aspect is simply their taste and texture.  These muffins are soft, moist, slightly sweetened with dates and have the perfect hint of cinnamon.  I really am in love!  Haha!

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But enough gushing over how wonderful these muffins are…you’ll have to try them for yourself to really get the idea 😉
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Vegan Brownie Batter

I honestly don’t know anyone who dislikes cookie dough or brownie batter.  Anyone?

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As a kid (okay, now too) eating the batter was one of the absolute best parts about baking with my mom and/or sister.  There’s just something deliciously magical about spooning gooey, sweet dough that melts in your mouth!

These days, baking with my (almost 3 years old) son is no different.  He would much rather dig into the bowl of batter than eat the treats afterwards, haha.  Which, of course inspired me to create this recipe: Vegan Brownie Batter.

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This is a batter that can safely be eaten raw, but can also be baked into brownies if you prefer.  It’s basically a win-win!  And of course, since it’s chocolate you most definitely cannot go wrong!  (Chocolate addict over here.)

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Spicy Coconut Butter Cups

No one in my family is a big fan of spicy food…in other words, I got to enjoy this entire batch of Spicy Coconut Butter Cups all on my own!

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As I’ve said before, I love Eating Evolved and all of their products (including their coconut butter cups and roasted coconut butter), but it can be expensive to buy your own chocolates all the time.  So, I enjoy making my own every now and then.  Plus, making your own means that any and all flavor combinations are fair game.

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These Spicy Coconut Butter Cups are made using 5 ingredients and are Paleo, Vegan and allergy friendly.  I used my Roasted Coconut Butter for this recipe, but you can use any type you wish.

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Chocolate Covered Fig Bars

Fresh figs may be in season, but dried figs are available year round and because they lack moisture, I prefer baking with them.  I like using fruit (like figs, bananas and dates) as a natural sweetener for desserts and baked goods as supposed to any other sugar.  Fruit really is natures candy!

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Kiddie Snack Plates (Round 2)

Hello!  I figured it was time I gave you all a few more snack ideas.  A couple months ago I shared a variety of Kiddie Snack Plates and well, since my toddler is always eating I have quite a few more to share!  And just because these snack plates are geared towards toddlers doesn’t mean you can’t take away a few ideas for yourself 😉 Read More

Chocolate Protein Waffles

These days, thanks to my newborn son (now 2 months old), breakfast is always an early event that needs to be quick, filling and satisfying.  And for me, that means something that is protein packed, most likely contains chocolate and can be prepared quickly in the morning or prepped the night before.  I was making mug cakes, but since our microwave broke I’ve turned to a new form of quick comfort food: protein waffles.

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These waffles contain minimal ingredients and provide me with enough energy to get me through the morning.  I typically pair them with coffee (of course), frozen blueberries and some nut butter.

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Since I prefer freshly made waffles, I will prep the batter at night and then cook the waffles in the morning in our mini waffle maker.  But they will store in the fridge or freezer as well if you want to make breakfast even easier 😉

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