Raw Vegan Gingerbread Truffles

Sweet and spice and everything nice. These raw vegan gingerbread truffles are deliciously decadent tasting and good for you, perfect as a holiday gift for your favorite healthy foodie.It’s the holiday season. With the whoop-de-do and hickory dock. And don’t forget to hang up your sock.

Get your socks, people. The holiday season is officially here! I’m not one of those people that can even talk about the holidays until AFTER Thanksgiving. But once December 1st rolls around, I’m ALL in. Like deck the halls with anything I can get my hands on all in.Our tree is up and decorated. Christmas jingles are on repeat on Pandora. And elf pants are hanging up on our doorways. Cause nothing says Christmas quite like elf pants. Or maybe they are shorts? Fun fact, I played an elf one year when I was a senior in high school at the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Holiday…

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Mindful Monday: How to Create a Vision Board for the New Year & GIVEAWAY!

 Looking to make New Year’s resolutions in a different way this year? Try vision boarding! I’ll give the low down here about how to create a vision board and why it’s such an enlightening process. 

PS. Be sure to scroll all the way down to learn about the giveaway!Hey ya’ll,

I know it’s been a while since I wrote a Mindful Monday post but I’m happy to report that I’ll be here every Monday in December with ya’ll and hopefully that will carry into the New Year. I really miss our Mindful Monday chats, the real dialogue, the raw emotions, the community we cultivated where people feel safe to share their experiences. It’s a beautiful thing and always leaves me with a full and inspired heart. Thank you for being a part of that.

I’ve been taking some “me time” lately. I’m currently wrapping up a meditation course. I went through…

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Kale Salad with Lemon Yogurt Dressing and ALDI Giveaway!

A delicious recipe for kale salad with lemon yogurt dressing inspired by my latest trip to ALDI. PLUS, a giveaway for $100 ALDI Gift Card!This post is sponsored by ALDI. Thanks for supporting the brands and organizations that help make TFD possible. As always, all opinions are my own!

A couple weeks ago, I professed my ALDI love to ya’ll and explained my top 3 reasons why you should try ALDI. If you missed it, definitely go back so you can start drinking the ALDI kool aid too.

As I mentioned in my last post, ALDI made sure we did not go hungry during our tour. We sampled ALDI recipes, taste tested ALDI products and even did a blind taste test. Not to mention, nibbling on hors d’oeuvres, sipping on wine and the piece de resistance, dinner feast. Yes, we were well fed.

All the ALDI recipes we sampled were made…

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Apple Pie Nachos

Nachos just reached a new level. These vegan apple pie nachos are a healthier (and tastier!) spin on traditional apple pie. Wow your holiday guests this year with a fun, innovative dessert. Two days till Thanksgiving! Can you believe it’s here?!

Unless you’re a sweet tooth-aholic like me, dessert is probably the last thing on your mind. Because you’ve got other minor things to do like roast a turkey and make a gazillion side dishes. If you’re still wondering what you can whip up together for dessert that’s quick, delicious and better-for-you, you gotta try my apple pie nachos.

I know, I know. Nachos on Thanksgiving might sound a little blasphemous but these ain’t your average nachos. 1. They are dessert nachos (‘nough said). 2. They taste like someone dropped an apple pie on top of a plate of nachos. Therefore, totally acceptable as a holiday dessert.Look, I’m all about tradition. I…

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Butternut Squash and Cranberry Hemp Crostini

A delicious appetizer for the upcoming holidays, these butternut squash and cranberry hemp crostini are sure to wow your guests. This post is sponsored by Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods. Thanks for supporting the brands and organizations that make TFD possible. As always, opinions are my own!

I canNOT believe Thanksgiving is ONE week away! Is it just me or did it totally sneak up on you this year too?

As we do every year, Steve and I will be heading back to Buffalo, NY to spend the holiday with our families. Not sure what’s on the menu this year but I’m sure my Mom will be calling me to consult right after she reads this blog post today ;). And I will tell her these butternut squash and cranberry hemp crostini are a must!First of all, I love crostini as an appetizer. Probably because 1. I love fresh baked bread. 2….

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Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Try ALDI

Never shopped at ALDI? Me neither. Until they invited me to tour their store and test kitchen. Read on to learn about my experience and my top 3 reasons why you should check out ALDI!This blog post is sponsored by ALDI. Thanks for supporting the brands and organizations that help make TFD possible. As always, all opinions are my own!

Until last week, I’d never step foot inside an ALDI. I’d heard great things about the retailer from friends and colleagues but I never experienced the ALDI magic for myself.

So when ALDI reached out to me to ask if I’d want to visit their Test Kitchen and tour one of their stores, I was all in to learn more about this unique retailer that manages to sell groceries at affordable prices. ALDI has been in the U.S. for 40 years now – they have 1,600 stores in 34 states and…

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