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10 Guilt-Free Christmas Treats for a Pinch of Holiday Spirit

The Holidays are a time to indulge in sweets and comfort food. But just because we want to satisfy our sweet tooth doesn't mean we have to take a break from our healthy lifestyle. Ranging from gingerbread houses to chocolate fudge to pomegranate cookies, these guilt-free Christmas treats will add a pinch of Holiday Spirit to your home this season. Raw Coconut & Goji Cookies The colourful goji berries not only give it a tartly sweet taste, but also boost it’s superfood goodness with its high antioxidant content.  Find recipe at Brit + Co.   No-Bake Cashew Date Bars with Chocolate Drizzle These energy bars are made from cashews, dates, and bittersweet chocolate. Substitute the dark chocolate for vegan chocolate for healthy, delicious bars. Find recipe...

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Vegan Maple Marshmallow Recipe

There’s something very comforting about an indulgent cup of hot chocolate on a cold day and even better if it is topped with gooey and puffy marshmallows. If you’ve been craving this decadent combo, but are concerned about making healthier choices, look no further: healthy marshmallows do exist (and they pair well with our hearty hot chocolate). I was quite surprised to find a variety of healthy marshmallow recipes on the Internet. Some caught my attention such as Elderberry, Matcha & Basil, Chocolate and even Beet. But all of them contain gelatin, which doesn’t make them vegan. Also, most plant-based marshmallow recipes I came across were spreads and they didn’t have the puffiness I was looking for. After more research I stumbled upon My Goodness Kitchen, a plant-based recipe...

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Pumpkin Spice Puppuccino Recipe

Dog’s can’t have coffee, but that doesn't mean you can't share a fall beverage with your pawl. While the trendy Starbuck's Puppuccino contains a lot a sugar and unnatural ingredients, these yummy puppuccinos are quick and easy to make. In addition, they have some nice nutritional boosts for your pooch: Coconut can help to improve the immune system and makes the dog’s coat shiny and strong Pumpkin is full of fiber, which helps keep your dog’s gut balanced, and beta-carotene, which is a powerful antioxidant. Keep your pooch happy and healthy this fall with this tasty, nutritious Pumpkin Spice Puppuccino recipe. Pumpkin Spice Puppuccino View this post on Instagram A post shared by L O L A the P I T T Y (@lolathepitty)...

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Plant-Based Recipes for Holiday Gatherings

Thanksgiving is around the corner and if you haven’t decided on your menu, I thought I’d throw in some plant-based recipes I found on the net for a delicious and healthy meal!   Because going meatless doesn’t mean boring, tasteless dishes, or skipping on comforting foods. It means exploring a world of bolder flavours, textures, and spices. Perhaps this year you will have the energy to hit the dance floor after a luscious Thanksgiving meal!   Warming Carrot, Ginger and Turmeric Soup An inflammation busting carrot, ginger and turmeric soup that's absolutely bursting with fresh, warming flavours! Find the recipe here.  Full recipe at Lauren Caris Cooks [/caption]   Squash Bake with Tahini Sauce Simple, 30-minute squash bake with toasted hazelnuts, pomegranates,...

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9 Ways to Eat the Rainbow this Fall

Oh autumn... The cool crisp air in the mornings, the warm sunny afternoons, the dancing leaves animating our streets... I love fall with all its sunshine, its rain and its vibrant combinations of colours as a result. We are so privileged to live in a place of changing seasons. There's nothing I love more than watching nature dress and undress with layers of pure beauty. Indeed, seasons bring excitement, something to look forward to. I'm excited for forest walks on crunchy leaves, muddy boots, cozy sweaters, warm beverages and yummy foods. Surely, fall is a wonderful and delicious time to cook. It's that transition time between summer and autumn when the farmers' markets are at their peak. Carrots, cabbages, beetroots, radishes, greens,...

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