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3-Ingredient Pumpkin Oat Cookies {vegan, oil-free, GF}

My 3-ingredient pumpkin oat cookies are perfect for snacking or breakfasts on the move. They are vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, 31 calories each (for the basic version), and endlessly customizable with a variety of different add-ins. Eat More Cookies It snowed–SNOWED–here in Texas on Sunday! I get that this is no big deal for my cold …

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Vegan Oat Thumbprint Cookies {gluten-free, flourless}

These jam-filled vegan oat thumbprint cookies are a mouth watering and delicious treat, suitable for breakfast, snacks & dessert! They are gluten-free & easy to make. I have many friends and acquaintances, as well as one husband and one son, who have strict ideas about what constitutes the perfect cookie. It tends to be some …

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Raspberry Almond Flour Muffins {vegan, oil-free, gluten-free}

Celebrate fresh berry season with a batch of raspberry almond flour muffins. They are vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, and simple to make in no time. One of the Best Baking Flavor Combinations Raspberry + almond. It is a combination I never grow tired of eating. I may even love it more than coffee + chocolate, and …

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Strawberry Cashew Smoothie {vegan, Paleo, no added sugar}

My strawberry cashew smoothie is a portable, potable breakfast that is equally satisfying, nourishing, and delicious. It is vegan, Paleo, and has no added sugar. A Nourishing Smoothie, Made with Cashews Smoothies have come a long way since they first appeared in health magazines. Many included invariable combinations of orange juice, fruit-sweetened yogurt and frozen …

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Overnight Oatmeal Cookies {vegan, gluten-free, oil-free}

Easy-to-make, vegan overnight oatmeal cookies are just what your busy morning needs. Think of them as healthy and delicious overnight oats…in cookie form! Soft, cakey, and not too sweet, they are vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free. Overnight Oatmeal, In Cookie Form After my last cookie post, I made all kinds of lists and plans to post …

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Easy Vegan Oat Gingerbread {oil-free, gluten-free, flourless}

Moist, delicious and easy vegan oat gingerbread ! It is oil-free, gluten-free, flourless & ready in 30 minutes. Enjoy it for for breakfast, snacks and dessert. I love oats. I love gingerbread. Why not combine the two into one? Moreover, why have I not done this sooner!!?? You will have the same question when you …

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100% Flax Chocolate Cookies {vegan, oil-free, keto option}

Healthfully decadent 100% flax chocolate cookies ! Made in a muffin tin with only 5 ingredients, they are vegan, grain-free, oil-free, paleo and keto (with an ingredient swap). Flax Breakfast Cookies get a Double Chocolate Boost When I did a re-shoot of my popular 100% flax breakfast cookies last week, I realized I had made …

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Chickpea Flour Pumpkin Muffins {Vegan, Grain-Free, Oil-Free}

Grain-free, oil-free, nut-free and vegan chickpea flour pumpkin muffins made in one bowl! They are moist, tender, and fragrant with pumpkin pie spice. A Healthy New Take on Pumpkin Muffins It was tough. Much as I wanted to share some pumpkin recipes, I forced myself to delay until Labor Day came and went. I  launchmade …

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Blueberry Maple Baked Pancake {vegan, made w/ chickpea flour}

5 ingredient blueberry maple baked pancake made with chickpea flour! Similar to French clafouti, it is vegan, grain-free, nut-free, gluten-free, and oil-free. I have just the recipe to make you smile as we head into the weekend. It tastes like a cross between a puffed pancake and rich French dessert, yet is loaded with superfoods. …

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5-Ingredient Blueberry Oat Breakfast Bars {vegan, oil-free}

Have a very good morning with my 5-ingredient blueberry oat breakfast bars ! They are vegan, added sugar-free, oil-free, gluten-free & only 75 calories each. Healthier Fruit-Filled Cereal Bars I love the idea of a fruit-filled, portable cereal bar. I don’t love the reality of ready-to-eat cereal bars from the grocery store, including the organic, …

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Vegan Hash Brown Omelet Muffins {made w/ chickpea flour}

My vegan hash brown omelet muffins are your new favorite breakfast! Made with chickpea flour, they are grain-free & only 89 calories each. Mini Has Brown Omelets Made with Chickpea Flour Admittedly, I love sweet breakfasts. Muffins, cereal, toast with toppings, waffles, pancakes, fruit smoothies…it’s my jam about 90% of the time. When it’s one …

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Grain-Free Blueberry Baked Porridge {vegan, keto option}

Healthy, delicious, & grain-free blueberry baked porridge, made from coconut flour and flaxseed meal! It is naturally oil-free and vegan, plus a keto option is included.  Baked Porridge, Without Oats or Other Grains I have a new option to add to your healthy, portable breakfast routine. It is: cozy and satisfying (oy vey, it’s still …

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Vegan Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Cups {oil-free, gluten-free}

Oil-free, and vegan baked oatmeal cups , your new favorite grab and go healthy breakfast! They are easy-to-make and studded with chocolate chips, too. Pumpkin for Breakfast Hooray for pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice season! People who know me well know that I have a major pumpkin obsession–year-round–so I am always excited when the season …

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4-Ingredient Chocolate Quinoa Muffins {Vegan, Oil-Fee, GF}

4-ingredient chocolate quinoa muffins make on-the-go breakfasts & snacks grand! They are vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, added sugar free,  91 calories each, and 100% delicious and satisfying. If I have learned anything from writing a food blog, it is how often I am wrong. It is true for issues big and small, but especially for predicting …

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Healthy Brownie Batter Breakfast Oats {Vegan, GF}

Have a very good morning with my healthy brownie batter breakfast oats! Made with 5 humble ingredients & a few minutes of advance prep, these oats are vegan, gluten-free, and loaded with fiber, potassium & antioxidants. Only 136 calories per serving, too! Happy Tuesday, everyone! It is a cold and wet morning in my neck …

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Chickpea Flour Zucchini Muffins {Grain-Free, Vegan, Oil-Free}

Chickpea flour zucchini muffins made in one bowl with no fuss, and minimal muss! They are vegan, grain-free, oil-free, and loaded with healthy goodness. Got zucchini? Whether you have a final haul from your late summer garden, or a jumbo zucchini “gifted” by a friend or neighbor, I’ve got a great new spin on zucchini …

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Coconut Flour Lentil Cookies {Grain-free, Vegan}

Delicious, satisfying, and nutrient-packed coconut flour lentil cookies are perfect for breakfast (yes!), or for packing on day trips and into school lunches! The cookies are grain-free, vegan, and easy-to-make, too. Happy August, everyone! It is approaching one million degrees here in Texas, so you may be surprised that I have been baking. I know, …

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Strawberry Puffed Millet Bars {Vegan, Nut-Free, GF}

Get your instant energy boost with these easy-to-make lemon & strawberry puffed millet bars! They are vegan, nut-free, gluten-free and made without baking. No-Bake Strawberry Energy Bars  I have not posted an energy bar for awhile. Also, I have not cleaned out my pantry for awhile. The latter led to my discovery of a package …

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Coconut Flour Zucchini Cookies {Grain-Free, Vegan}

Healthy, grain-free, vegan, delicious, coconut flour zucchini cookies! They are perfect for healthy breakfasts, snacks, and dessert. Healthy Zucchini Cookies made with Coconut Flour I know that I am jumping the gun–backyard zucchini crops will not be coming in for another few months–but I decided I simply could not wait to create a new riff …

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Stuffed Breakfast Sweet Potatoes {Vegan, 4 ingredients)

Stuffed breakfast sweet potatoes–the perfect morning meal! This 4-ingredient breakfast is fast (prepare the sweet potatoes in the microwave), delicious, and super-nourishing, all in one fell swoop. Stuffed Sweet Potatoes: An Ideal Breakfast on the Go Have sweet potato, will travel. It’s one of my on-the-road solutions for a portable, power breakfast on the road. …

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Chocolate Pumpkin Pudding Cups {Vegan, Grain-Free}

Chocolate pumpkin pudding cups are a superfood reinvention of a childhood classic! They are naturally vegan, oil-free, grain-free, gluten-free, and just 117 calories per serving. Healthy Vegan Chocolate Pudding Cups I know the exact moment that the idea for these breakfast pudding cups began to brew. It was when I ran into a friend at …

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Vegan Breakfast Blender Brownies {Oil-Free, Gluten-free}

Healthy vegan breakfast blender brownies for breakfast on the go! Made with oats and carrots, fudgy brownies are oil-free, gluten-free, and just 132 calories per big brownie. Begin Your Healthy Day with a Brownie Your mornings are about to be amazing. From this day forth, you can begin the day feeling virtuous, satisfied, and amped …

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Carrot Cake Millet Breakfast Bars {Vegan, GF, Low Fodmap}

Carrot cake in the morning? Yes! My Carrot Cake Millet Breakfast Bars are vegan, gluten-free, low fodmap, and only 94 calories per big square. Your morning grab & dash is going to be delicious! Try Millet for Breakfast in Place of Oats I cannot live by oats alone. Despite being so handy and delicious, sometimes …

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3-Ingredient Coconut Baked Oatmeal Squares {Vegan, Oil-Free, GF}

Super-simple & so delicious 3-Ingredient Coconut Baked Oatmeal Squares! They are healthy, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, and oil-free. Hello, everyone! Apologies for my laziness these past few days. I had a great run on Sunday at the Houston Marathon—beautiful weather, great course, fantastic crowd support; will post pics shortly–but the remainder of the day, and Monday …

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Pumpkin Latte Mini Muffins {vegan, oil-free, flourless}

Treat yourself with pumpkin latte mini muffins! Made in the blender, they are vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, flourless & 35 calories each! Mini Muffins Worth Fighting For My husband and I have been fighting. Accusations are flying, and neither of us can let it go. It’s all because of my pumpkin latte mini muffins. Ironically, I …

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Avocado, Banana & Pear Smoothie {vegan}

Feeling the need for a late-summer, nutrition reboot? My avocado, banana and pear smoothie will have you feeling and looking refreshed and revived in no time. So, the story behind this post begins with a little event I participated in on July 23rd: the San Francisco Marathon! I have been training for the past 3+ …

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Flourless Amaranth Protein Muffins {vegan, gluten-free}

Whole grain amaranth breakfast treats that are vegan, flourless, gluten-free, high in fiber, almost 5 g protein, and only 119 calories. Amaranth. Have you made its acquaintance? I am enamored of this super-grain, but have been remiss in posting a new amaranth recipe in a while, despite having two pounds worth stored in the refrigerator. …

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Zucchini Bread Baked Oatmeal {vegan, oil-free, GF}

Healthy zucchini bread baked oatmeal in convenient muffin form. They are vegan, oil-fee, gluten-free, flourless, and only 138 calories per big serving! Turn Zucchini Into Portable Baked Oatmeal “Muffins” Happy late summer, everyone! I hope you have been enjoying the final hurrahs of the season, including the remaining books on your summer reading list, the …

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Vegan Blueberry Oat Muffins {oil-free, gluten-free}

Vegan blueberry oat muffins, made with ease in a blender! Made with oats and raw cashews, they are oil-free, gluten-free, and so delicious! Following in a trend I have been setting for myself for, oh, the past 5 years or so, I offer you a holiday-themed recipe…post-holiday. Unlike past holidays, I will no longer beat myself …

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Grain-Free Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Grain-free vegan lemon poppy seed muffins, made with a combination of chickpea flour and coconut flour! They are easy and require only 1 bowl. Healthy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins (Vegan & Grain-Free) I worked, part-time, as a barista between college and graduate school. I love coffee, so the prospect of unlimited coffee drinks (100% allowed) …

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Muffin Tin Blueberry French Toast {vegan, gluten-free}

  I hope all of you will forgive me, but sometimes a weekend post needs to be short and sweet. Children and partners need attention, meals must be delivered at church, weeds require plucking, laundry awaits washing and folding, and a British mystery that needs reading is threatening to put everything on hold. But we all need to eat, …

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Zucchini Oat Breakfast Cookies {vegan, gluten-free}

Healthy zucchini oat breakfast cookies! Baked in a muffin tin, they are vegan, gluten-free, and only 62 calories per big cookie. Turn Your Zucchini Into Healthy Breakfast Cookies Zucchini are already appearing at the farmers’ market–hurrah! They are so versatile and tasty in salads and on the grill all summer long. My nostalgic favorite is …

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Chocolate & Sunflower Seed Energy Bars {4 ingredients, no-bake, vegan}

  It’s Tuesday. Following a 3-day weekend. With visitors. Thus, chocolate.     These energy-bars-in-the-round are humble in both ingredients (four) and preparation (no-baking, roughly 5 to 10 minutes total), but not flavor (luscious) or texture (rich and candy-like). This is a new variation of my DIY LaraBars recipe from 8 years ago (still going strong …

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2-Ingredient Quinoa Flax Breads {vegan, oil-free, GF}

You need to make a batch of my super-simple 2-ingredient quinoa flax breads asap! They are naturally vegan, gluten-free, oil-free and perfect for all kinds of toppings. Two. Ingredient. Bread. Toothsome, crispy-edged, tender in the middle bread. It’s real. And it’s d#*n delicious! It is also the direct product of committing to a year of …

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Chocolate Mint Protein Cookies {vegan, gluten-free}

  When I want chocolate that’s all comfort–the familiar flavor of childhood–a chunk of candy just won’t cut it. I get out the bowls, measuring cups and spoons and start to bake. Even when it’s 90 (humid!) degrees outside and I recently returned from my Sunday long run. But if the results were brownie-rich, double-chocolate …

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Healthy Baked Coconut Rice Pudding Cups (vegan, gluten-free}

  These pucks are a variation of a post from earlier today: Coconut Brown Rice Pudding. It’s one of the easiest recipes you’ll ever make (i.e., dump in slow cooker and skedaddle for several hours until done). The rice pudding also happens to be a smashing-good (and healthy) breakfast or snack. So, because I am …

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Healthy No-Bake Buckwheat Granola Bars {vegan, gluten-free}

Healthy no-bake buckwheat granola bars made with ease! They are vegan, gluten-free and pressed into a muffin tin (no cutting required!). No-Bake & No-Cut Buckwheat Granola Bars Homemade granola bars can be easy to make. Slicing granola bars into neat, perfectly-portioned bars? Not so much. Without the magic of industrial machinery, it can be pretty …

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Vegan Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies {grain-free, oil-free}

Scrumptious vegan carrot cake breakfast cookies made with chickpea flour and baked in a muffin tin! They are grain-free, gluten-free, oil-free, nut-free and only 95 calories apiece. YUM! Carrot Cake Chickpea Flour Cookies, A Perfect Breakfast to Go Eat breakfast. More vegetables, too. Don’t forget about protein, you need more. Heaps more fiber, too. Cut …

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Teff Boston Brown Bread {vegan, gluten-free}

Super-nutritious & delicious Boston Brown Bread minis, made with whole teff grain and chickpea flour! They are gluten-free, vegan, and packed with flavor. With apologies to the fair citizens of Boston, this (wicked good) interpretation of Boston Brown Bread is a far cry from the original. But only so far as the ingredients are concerned. As …

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4-Ingredient Vegan Flax Muffins {grainfree, flourless}

4-ingredient vegan flax muffins that taste like butterscotch blondies? Yes, please! They are also flourless, grain-free, gluten-free, and oil-free. How to Make Vegan Flax Muffins With blog recipes, as in life, you don’t have to re-invent the wheel to create something new. Sometimes you only need to rename the wheel. Case in point, power pucks. That’s what …

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Flourless Apple Millet Muffins {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

Flourless apple millet muffins are a delicious alternative to baked oatmeal! They are naturally vegan, gluten-free, and fruit-sweetened. Confession: I eat an average of three breakfasts. Every day. For years, I thought there was something terribly wrong with me. I’d get up, eat a healthy breakfast–for example, oatmeal, yogurt, whole grain toast with peanut butter, …

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Vegan Baked Oatmeal Cups {oil-free, GF}

Individual vegan baked oatmeal cups, made portable by baking in a muffin tin! The oatmeal cups are are vegan, gluten-free and oil-free. In an age of ever-changing “it” ingredients, I give thanks for oats. Cheap, nutritious, easy-to-find, filling, satisfying, versatile, and loved by children and adults alike, oats are tried and true. Portable oat packets, and, more …

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Tex-Mex Black Bean Frittatas {vegan, grain-free, high-protein}

Tex-Mex black bean frittatas, made with chickpea flour instead of eggs! Vegan, grain-free, and high-protein, they are perfect for lunches and in lunches & high-protein snacking. Vegan Frittatas with Tex-Mex Flavors I am feeling a wee bit like Wile E. Coyote. Super genius. I owe it all to black beans. As well as frozen peppers …

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Vegan Millet Kale Quiches {GF, high protein}

Vegan millet kale quiches are perfect grab & go mini meals. Made with chickpea flour, they are gluten-free, high protein & scrumptious! I am so excited to share this first recipe for this series of sweet and savory muffin tin recipes! The inspiration comes from the ever-talented Heidi Swanson over at 101 cookbooks. She has …

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Cinnamon-Sugar Donut Bites {grain-free+vegan+coconut flour}

I’m pretty sure I don’t need to convince you to eat these cinnamon-sugar donut bites. Tender, cakey, with just the right amount of sweet spice, it’s hard to stop at just one. Or two. Or eleven. But you’ll want to sprint to the kitchen to make these blissful bites when you read on about what …

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Vegan Gluten-Free Oat Bran Muffins {oil-free, healthy}

So-satisfying vegan gluten-free oat bran muffins made with oat bran, oat flour, applesauce & cinnamon. They are oil-free, delicious, a cinch to make, and only 110 calories each! It’s high time for muffins to make a major comeback. Forget about the greasy, overblown, sugar-laden, crumbly versions at convenience stores, coffee shops and buffet lines. I’m …

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100% Oat Biscotti {vegan, flourless, GF}

You can’t pack a bowl of oatmeal to go, so grab a few of my healthy, 100% oat biscotti instead! They are vegan, flourless, gluten-free, nut-free, and 100% delicious! A Portable Bowl of Oatmeal I’ve figured out out many things throughout the years. Eating a bowl of oatmeal while running is not one of them. It’s …

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Good Morning Cheesecake Bars! (high-protein + low-sugar +GF)

Cheesecake. For breakfast. The time has come. These luscious cheesecake bars are about as close to perfect as January breakfasts come: High protein? Check. Gluten-free? Check. Low-calorie? Check. Make-ahead? Check. Portable? Check. Frugal? Check. Delectable? Check, check and check! The key components are classic breakfast foods–oats, eggs, yogurt, and cottage cheese–reconfigured. Regardless of your feelings …

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Oat-Almond-Banana Workout Recovery Drink

I hope this post finds everyone happy and well! Too often, New Year’s resolutions feel like cruel tricks: exercise in the snow? Salads in mid-winter? Closet organization with a headcold? Crawling under the covers with a beloved book, hot cocoa on the bedside table, has so much more immediate appeal. So give yourself permission to rest this month, …

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Chickpea Flour, Chia & Oat Granola Bars (GF + V)

It’s day 2 of the 7 days of Chickpea Flour Cookies! Let’s face it: we all need plenty of energy this month. Visits from and with family and friends, wrapping gifts, decorating the house, baking, cooking, cleaning and celebrating, oh my! Add to that, it’s chilly in most parts of the country, including right here in …

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5-Ingredient Oat Protein Cookies {vegan, oil-free, gluten-free}

My 5-ingredient oat protein cookies are the healthy, satisfying, quick & easy snack you need to make! They are vegan, oil-free gluten-free, and have 70 calories and 4.1 grams protein each. I’m swamped. And so is our backyard. To clarify, I’m not drowning in work, but deadlines. Add to that, dark days of torrential thunderstorms …

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No-Cook, Overnight Steel Cut Oats

As if I needed another reason to love steel-cut oats, now I can make them without cooking at all. It’s all thanks to the brilliant minds over at The Kitchn. Unlike the more commonly available rolled oats, steel-cut oats–also called Scotch, Irish or Pinhead oats–are the whole oat grain, or groat, that is has been cut into …

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Chickpea Thumbprint Cookies {Gluten-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free}

Thumbprints are endearing cookies. Typically petite, round, and dolloped with something sweet in the middle, they are charming with a cup of Earl Grey tea, or perhaps a tall, cold glass of milk. Not these thumbprints. Say hello to power thumbprints! Sure, they are still as cute as can be, but their charm belies their powerful …

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Millet Apricot Energy Bars {vegan, gluten-free}

5-ingredient toasted millet apricot energy bars will power you through any endeavor. They are naturally vegan and gluten-free. Millet as an Alternative to Nuts If you are need to avoid, are have an allergy to nuts, then you need to gain the acquaintance of toasted millet. Millet is humble seed, more likely found in your …

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Chickpea Flour Mini Quiches {vegan, grain-free, gluten-free}

Today is the last day of my month of portable power food (I’ll do a round-up of all of the recipes in a separate post), all of which I designed for staying on track through January in particular, but all year round, too. I’ve written only one savory option so far (Paleo Almond Flour Mushroom …

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Paleo Mushroom Muffins {gluten-free, grain-free, almond flour}

My Paleo Almond Flour Muffins recipe is one of my most popular posts, so it was a natural to develop a savory version in line with my month of portable, nutritious, empowering eats. So let me introduce you to my Almond Flour Mushroom Muffins. They are naturally gluten-free, grain-free and Paleo. Mushrooms? Muffins? Some of …

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Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal {vegan, oil-free, GF}

Nourishing, filling and scrumptious: that describes these perfectly portable peanut butter banana baked oatmeal cups! They are vegan (no eggs, no dairy), oil-free, and gluten-free, too. You’ve got oats, peanut butter, and, most likely, some overripe bananas on the counter. You probably have some chocolate–chips, chunks, or other bits that can be chopped–too. In other …

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Energy Renewal Green Smoothie {vegan, GF}

Ready for a reboot? Then blend up my energy renewal green smoothie for a delicious & satisfying power boost. Made with tropical fruit, spinach and avocado, it is a green smoothie to love. I know I am not alone when I say that I have low-energy days, pooped out afternoons, and slow-moving mornings. It happens, …

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100% Flax Breakfast Cookies {vegan, oil-free, keto option}

5-ingredient, 100% flax breakfast cookies are a perfect, portable choice, year-round! Vegan, oil-free and grain-free, they are  crispy, chewy, nutty, and made with ease in a muffin tin. A keto option is available, too! I was enjoying a stint of green breakfast smoothies to celebrate several sunny mornings (spring comes early to East Texas), but …

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Grab & Go Grain & Greek Yogurt Pots

The inspiration for these little pots of yum is easily explained: I saw similar parfaits in a fancy New York grocery store (which shall remain nameless, although it rhymes with Mean & Peluca) made with farro, artisanal Greek yogurt (regular Greek yogurt is so pedestrian), and wildflower honey that must have been harvested by fairies …

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Chickpea Flour Pumpkin Cookies (grain-free, oil-free, vegan)

  Good morning everyone! I’ve been remiss in posting anything very seasonal, particularly baked goods, largely due to the persisting 90+ degree heat. It’s challenging to wax poetic about cozy cookies, cakes, stews, and soups while typing in a tank top and gym shorts. But literally overnight, the temperature dropped more than twenty degrees; autumn …

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Maple Tofu Cream with Berries & Almonds

Good morning everyone! Despite the heat, it is a beautiful day here in small-town Texas. It was made better still moments ago because I just finished lapping up a dish of vanilla tofu cream with toasted almonds and berries. I made it last night for dessert, but it made a heavenly (and filling) late morning breakfast, …

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Vegan Zucchini Blender Muffins (oil-free, nut-free, GF)

Extra zucchini from the garden? Make a batch of my vegan zucchini blender muffins! They are also oil-free, gluten-free and nut-free. My little cutie came down with the flu (despite getting a flu shot), so plans are on hold for the day The combination of being up most of the night, and Nicky sleeping more …

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Coconut Cardamom Scones with Dried Cherries

I’m flying home to visit my parents and siblings on the evening of Christmas day (we did this last year, too—it really was less crowded, much easier with baby in tow). Even though Nick can still technically travel for free by sitting in a lap, I gave myself an early Christmas present and bought him …

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