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Baked Spiced Sweet Potato Fries with Cinnamon Cashew Cream Dip

These sassy-sweet, baked Spiced Sweet Potato Fries are a yummy-healthy late summer treat. Strike that, an anytime treat! They give you the "fries" you are craving, without the actual "frying" part ....more

Travel: My Kauai, Hawaii Adventures

A few weeks ago I spent my tenth wedding anniversary trip with my husband, on the magical island of Kauai, Hawaii. And I want to share my trip with you!.. Read more » This is a summary, images and full post available on HHL website! ...more

Vegan Bowl Attack's Cherry Ice Cream!

If I were to hand you a big bowl of cherries and cashews, what would you think? Oh, healthy snack! Or ....more

Yummiest Fresh Avocado Pesto Pizza!

I still have a giant pile of gorgeous avocados in my fridge thanks to the California Avocado blogpost I did a few weeks ago. Well besides making avocado ice cream (yes, it is yummy as can be) I have been making avocado pesto a lot. I actually came up with this recipe one night when I was exhausted around dinner time (sound familiar!?) and I just wanted to toss some pasta in a pot and have the rest of the meal make itself ....more

Sunday Check-in.. Chopped Podcast FriChat, 2017 Wellness Cruise, More!

Hey everyone, I Hope you are loving this warm summer sunshine this weekend. Today's post is a quick Sunday night check-in because I want to share three awesome things with you..Read more » This is a summary, images and full post available on HHL website! ...more

Sugar-Free Blueberry Plum Jam. Plus, Five Things I Bring on a Summer Hike!

I am loving all the fitness-sharing comments on my most recent giveaway! I am super impressed! Some of you are hiking every day, dedicated to your early morning runs, trying out yoga classes, enjoying sunshine walks with your pups, bike riding, swimming and on and on ....more

Big Summer Fitness Giveaway!

This post is sponsored by Natural Delights Medjool Dates. Doesn't it feel like just about everyone is on vacation right now? The online world seems to be blissfully crowded with gorgeous beachy vistas, poolside parties and smiling sunglass-wearing faces ....more

Yummiest Vegan Mocha Almond Fudge Ice Cream. No Sugar Added! With Avocados!

Today I used an ice cream maker for the first time ever. And I think I'm in love. Here is the recipe creation. ....more

Vegan BBQ 'Chicken' Chopped Salad

Big, beautiful entree salads are one of my favorite meals for summertime. And this Vegan BBQ 'Chicken' Chopped Salad is the perfect combination of healthy meets delicious. 30 Min Meals - Or Less! ...more

Restaurant-Style Skillet Pasta with Veggies

Pasta always tastes amazing at restaurants. What is their secret? Well besides usually having amazing chefs in the kitchen, there is one trick you can easily do at home with just about any fave pasta recipe ....more