Kathy Patalsky

There is a cat sleeping on my desk, sunshine coming through my window (I hope) & yummy vegan food in my kitchen .. to photograph or eat (whichever comes first.) Explore my vegan recipes and images at www.healthy-happy-life.com

I am a Sambazon Acai Bowl Finalist + Brazil Nut Lover's Giveaway!

Acai lover here. And I was thrilled to find out that my Brazil Acai Bowl made it into the finals of the Sambazon World Cup Acai Bowl recipe contest. My bowl features cool and creamy acai puree, made using Sambazon freezer packs, frozen blueberries and bananas ....more

Le Pain Quotidien Lover! My Fire & Ice Appetizer + Fave Goodies.

If you follow me on Instagram, or have been reading my blog for a while you have probably noticed that I am a bit obsessed with the restaurant brand Le Pain Quotidien. Today I want to share my favorite LePQ menu items, products and goodies and a favorite party cracker appetizer recipe. My Fire & Ice Appetizer combines a slathering of warm and spicy tomato harissa spread with cool thinly sliced cucumbers, fresh basil, lemon, cracked black pepper, a drizzle of fine extra virgin olive oil, a nibble of rich vegan jack cheese and some nutty sprouted pumpkin seeds, all sitting on a bed of the.. ....more

Banana Blender Ice Cream. Video How-To. Pink, Banana and Blueberry.

Need some ice cream for your magical shell chocolate topping? Well here you go. If you are still curious about how to make the popular cultural phenomenon known as "blender ice cream" well I have a nifty video how-to for you today ....more

Easy Vegan Magical Shell Chocolate Topping. Video.

Your ice cream needs this topping! You know that mysterious magic shell topping you were in awe of as a kid? Well now you can make your very own vegan magical shell chocolate ice cream topping in a flash ....more

Sweet, Spicy, Easy, Amazing Curry Chickpea Cool Cucumber Wraps.

Spicy, sassy, sweet, amazing, pretty-darn-easy Curry Chickpea Cool Cucumber Wraps are on my menu tonight! This one skillet vegan meal is such a delicious and healthy way to end your day. Dinner is on and you can totally find time to make this.. ....more

Ginger Snappy Crinkle Cookies. Gluten-Free. Guilt-Free.

These Ginger Snappy Crinkle Cookies are bursting with spiced flavor from ginger, cinnamon, vanilla and even a hint of cayenne and black pepper. They have a rich and complex sweetness from the iron-rich blackstrap molasses, maple syrup and coconut sugar coating. These nibbleable cookies are a healthy treat since they are vegan, gluten free and contain plentiful feel good ingredients like fiber-rich rolled oats, magnesium-rich pumpkin seeds and very little sugar ....more

Rainbow of Smoothies Summer Video + Giveaway + Recipes

As of this weekend, summer has officially launched! And I am bringing you a few goodies to kick off my favorite season. First off, check out my Rainbow of Smoothies YouTube video that I had SO much fun making ....more

Spicy Vegan BLT. Summertime Picnic Approved. {video}

Pack a picnic and find some sunshine! I promise, your computer will not miss you at all. In fact, he (or she?) may actually enjoy the techie "sleep" sesh ....more

Turmeric-Curried Golden Carrot Slaw (+ 11 Turmeric Recipes!)

This easy Turmeric-Curried Golden Carrot Slaw is my go-to carrot salad for summer. This is a recipe I have shared before, but this time I infuse a superfood boost the the sassy, sweet flavors. The familiar pairing of crunchy carrots and sweet juicy raisins is one everyone will enjoy ....more

Double Carob Cake {VIDEO}

This rich and amazing, super-delicious, you-will-crave-carob, vegan Double Carob Cake is one you really must try. The combination of coconut oil and carob is super dreamy and the two-ingredient frosting on top is a recipe you will want to make again and again. I show you just how I make this cake on a recipe video and I chat all things CAROB! ...more