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Vegan Spotlight On Lauren Toyota

Be warned. If you’ve never heard of Lauren Toyota before, her ‘What I Ate in a Day’ videos are delightfully addicting. Toyota is a YouTube star and personality. She has one channel under the name Lauren Toyota, which is her personal vlog, while the other is called Hot for Food and is all about vegan recipes. We wouldn’t be surprised if you ended up browsing for hours. In addition to YouTube, she has more content at laurentoyota.com and hotforfood.com. And, of course, as if she doesn’t produce enough content, Toyota has also recently come out with her own Hot for Food cookbook, available for purchase here. What’s great about her videos is that she isn’t one of those vegans that will devour 10 heads of lettuce for...

Crazy For Smoothie Bowls: 6 Tasty Delights

Spring is almost here, which means that fruits are starting to be bountiful. Eating fruits when they are in season makes a huge difference when it comes to flavor. To get away from the lack of fresh fruits some of us experienced in the winter, here are some amazing smoothie bowls to incorporate everything from mangoes and jackfruit to oranges and strawberries. Fruit tip: We especially love freezing our own ripe fruit because when a particular fruit is in season, the prices are lower and it helps us save some money here and there in lieu of purchasing already frozen fruit. The bonus is that it will be extra sweet too. With Food + Love Green Mango Smoothie Bowl The addition of kale and hemp seeds makes this a...

Exotic & Gourmet Teas To Sip On

Any tea lovers out there? We were going through the teas in our own homes and while we do love our Sleepy Time, it occurred to us that we might be stuck in the dark ages. There are a plethora of high-quality tea and tea blends out there that look so delicious and wonderfully exotic, we figured it was time to give our tea shelf a makeover. See what products are intriguing us now! Brooklyn Herborium Detox Tea, $10 This unique blend has everything from ginger and turmeric to cinnamon and olive leaf. It is meant to help assist your lungs and liver with cleansing out the body. Steep for about 15 minutes before drinking. Spices And Tease Stress Blocker Tea, $7 The name of this tea won us...

OMG Vegan Cookie Recipes

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these drool-worthy vegan cookie recipes. Vegan cookies have come a looong way! Even big companies like Betty Crocker have come out with recipes to fit the needs of various dietary lifestyles. Whether you are looking for a batch of cookies to whip up for an office party, for your kid’s class, or to nosh on while pattering around the house, these are some impressive baked goods that you are going to want to bite into. Betty Crocker Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies The Betty Crocker company has always been known for their tried-and-true recipes that get passed down from generation to generation. These cookies are made with ingredients like coconut oil and almond milk. Feasting On Fruit Sandwich Cookies Just looking at these satisfying cookies...

A Vegetarian Thanksgiving

Looking to go vegetarian this holiday season? The internet is FULL of tasty recipes to cook up this Thanksgiving. With so many delicious options to try out, the hardest part will be figuring out which ones to use. We foresee having a few Thanksgiving eating sessions over multiple days so that you can eat more, try out new recipes, and spend lots of time with family, friends, and other loved ones. Trader Joe’s Breaded Turkey-Less Stuffed Roast With Gravy Trader Joe’s comes out with some amazing products that are bursting with flavor and have developed a loyal following. This year, set out one of these beauties and impress your guests. It’s seasoned with herbs and has a wild rice stuffing. Fork Knife Swoon Stuffed Shells Thinking of opting out...

Cozy (Non-Alcoholic) Fall Drinks To Make At Home

Dying to branch out from the Pumpkin Spice Latte cult? While we would hardly suggest giving up on the ever-popular PSL, we ARE suggesting that you try something new. Make these tasty concoctions in the comfort of your own home and you’ll even find yourself saving a few bucks! Brew them up to sip on while watching your favorite reality show, serve them after a dinner party, or pour them into travel cup to bring on the go. The Kitchn’s Asian Pear Sparkler Just reading the ingredients makes our mouth water. Asian pears are a great fall ingredient to use and can be quite unexpected.   How Sweet Eats’ Hot Cider Nog OMG. How Sweet Eats’ has managed to combine two of our favorite holidays drinks. Egg nog and cider! Honey...

Snacks For Your Next Plane Ride

It can be hard to stay focused on healthy eating when at the airport. The smells of pretzels, sugar, and unhealthy carbs are everywhere. Then to top it off, when you do manage to try and eat better, a simple protein bar can cost you around $5 for just one! Crazy, right? Lately, when we’ve been traveling, we’ve made sure to keep our carry-on bag stocked with treats that are tasty and that won’t have us wishing we made a different decision later on. See what you can stash in your bag that will fit security requirements and keep your appetite at bay without costing you a fortune. Fruit Surprisingly, a lot of people think that fruit isn’t allowed into an airport, but that’s not the case at...

Healthier Game Day Dishes

Football pre-season has officially started and we are in for a long run of games ahead of us. When having the gang over though, there seems to be something hypocritical about stuffing our faces with loads of junk and calories, while watching these super fit guys on television. There’s got to be a way to eat incredibly flavorful dishes without packing on the pounds every week, right? Yep, there is. We’ve rounded up some amazing dishes that are healthier options to what we normally associate with game day. Food Network’s Honey-Glazed Chicken Wings These wings are baked, not fried, but definitely pack a punch of flavor. Cookie + Kate’s Maple Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies The name sounds amazing and they happen to be gluten-free too! What, the...

Change Up Your Fruit Routine!

Fruits can be loaded with vitamins and anti-oxidants, and if you haven’t, you might want to think about venturing out of your typical buy of apples and oranges. There are so many fruits, once thought to be quite the exotic finds on the mainland, that are now becoming very commonplace. Having problems finding these items in your local markets? Asian supermarkets with produce will be your next best bet! And if you are near a Chinatown, then you will definitely have more luck finding some of these items. For those who plan on taking a trip to Hawaii, be sure to check out the farmer’s markets or road stands there for some of these fruits that are grown fresh on its islands. Durian   Dubbed with the nickname,...

Delicious Campfire Recipes

Some say that camping is a form of roughing it, but that’s just because they haven’t tried these amazingly tasty campfire dishes. With the right ingredients and tools, you can create fantastic meals without the help of a full kitchen. As long as you can get that fire going, you are good to go! Campfire tip: Having trouble starting a campfire from scratch? Cheat a little by starting the base of the fire with the help of a piece of charcoal placed underneath the kindling. If you don’t say anything, we promise that we won’t either! Fresh Off the Grid Banana Boats If you have never had banana boats before, you are going to have a new favorite dish. Banana boats are oozing with all sorts of goodness...