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Cupcakes for breakfast?

Once in a while, a cookbook comes along that makes you think, “I would actually make all these recipes. And I’m starting tonight!” If you’re really lucky, that same cookbook will offer new insights into the health benefits plant-based eating. Its opening pages might even answer the nutrition questions that have been gnawing at you (like “How can my kid get enough calories on a plant-based diet?” or “What the heck are omega-9 fatty acids?”). Eat More Plants: Over 100 Anti-Inflammatory, Plant-Based Recipes for Vibrant Living* does all that, plus something even more impressive. The author, registered dietitian and frequent alive contributor Desiree Nielsen, tackles a serious health issue: the prevalence of inflammation today. But while taking a deep dive...
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Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plan: Week of 7-6-19

Save time and money by planning ahead with this weekly Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plan, grocery list included! Most recipes are gluten-free and vegan-friendly so it’s a win-win.   Sunday Peanut Sauce Tempeh Lettuce Wraps from Making Thyme for Health Prep Ahead Tip: Peanut sauce can be prepped up to 2 days in advance. Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Recipe is already vegan and gluten-free.   Monday Pesto Quinoa Salad with Asparagus, Avocado, and Kale from The Roasted Root Prep Ahead Tip: Prepare the pesto sauce and/or cook the quinoa up to 5 days ahead of time. Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Make recipe vegan by omitting the feta. Tuesday Summer Pasta Salad with No-Cook Heirloom Tomato Sauce from Eats Well With Others Prep Ahead Tip: Mix...
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Hummus Toast – 4 Ways!

Hummus Toast with customizable toppings makes a simple and tasty breakfast, lunch, or healthy snack! This post is sponsored by ALDI. The hummus is among us. I love hummus a TON (shocking) and I may love bread even more. So the potential of creamy hummus on toasty bread is nothing short of MAJESTICAL. Avocado toast is so 2018. There’s a new spread in the building, my frands! Hummus toast for prez. Did you know we even have a hummus toast at Alchemy? I kid you not. It’s topped with homemade garlic hummus, tomato, olive oil, za’atar, and micro greens. We know what’s up. How do you make hummus toast? The good news is that making hummus toast at home couldn’t...
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Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plan: Week of 7-13-19

Save time and money by planning ahead with this weekly Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plan, grocery list included! Most recipes are gluten-free and vegan-friendly so it’s a win-win.   Sunday Gluten-free Falafel with Lemon Yogurt Sauce from Making Thyme for Health Prep Ahead Tip: Falafels and yogurt sauce can be prepped up to 2 days in advance and cooked when ready to serve. Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Recipe is vegan and gluten-free.   Monday Vegan Red Curry Zucchini Noodle Bowls from The Roasted Root Prep Ahead Tip: Recipe comes together quickly – no advance prep is necessary. Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Recipe is vegan and gluten-free. Tuesday Fried Halloumi, Asparagus, and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes with Basil Oil from Eats Well With Others Prep Ahead Tip:...
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Fluffy Vegan Blueberry Banana Muffins

Oh so fluffy, tender, and moist Vegan Blueberry Banana Muffins full of whole grains. These delicious muffins make the ultimate healthy snack or simple on-the-go breakfast! What a day to be alive! It’s like my beloved Vegan Banana Bread had a baby. Or a cousin? I had so many of you asking if that luscious loaf could be made into muffins so I tried it for myself and HOLD THE PHONE. Could anything be so perfect? You don’t have to add blueberries but honestly when is adding blueberries not a marvelous idea? The blueberry to muffin ratio here is superb. Heavy on the bloobs, please and thanks. Watch How to Make These Muffs (Video!)   We’re talkin’ heavenly lightly sweetened...
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Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plan: Week of 7-20-2019

Save time and money by planning ahead with this weekly Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plan, grocery list included! Most recipes are gluten-free and vegan-friendly so it’s a win-win.   Sunday Kale Pesto Pasta with Burst Cherry Tomatoes from Making Thyme for Health Prep Ahead Tip: Recipe comes together quickly but pesto can be prepped a day in advance. Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Pesto is vegan. Use gluten-free pasta to make GF.   Monday Zucchini, Goat Cheese, and Tomato Frittata from The Roasted Root Prep Ahead Tip: Recipe comes together very quickly – no advance prep is necessary Vegan/Gluten-free Substitutions: Recipe cannot easily be made vegan. Tuesday Soft Corn Tacos with Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Poblano Peppers, and Corn from Eats Well With Others Prep...
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What I Ate Wednesday

Howdy, fabulous friends of the interweb! I’m so glad it’s finally cooling down a bit in Columbus after the hottest weekend I can remember. Craziness! Breakfast I’ve been loving Simple Mills’ pancake mix for a quick breakfast option. We have a ton of blueberries so I threw those in there, too. Topped with drippy almond butter and pure maple syrup! I was hungry before I left for work so I snacked on garlic hummus with sriracha and rice cakes. Lunch Tuna salad! I made enough to have leftovers using two cans of tuna, lots of diced pepper and onion, sauerkraut, chopped pickle, dijon, freshly cracked black pepper, red wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil) with more blueberries and Triscuits for...
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Birch: 8 Months Old

^^My little stud 8 Months Old Birch is now 8 months old! He’s going to be one before we know it. Guess I need to start planning his first birthday party! I asked Mazen what theme we should plan and he said “Duh. Birch theme” matter-of-factly. I think that one’s a given Remember Mazen’s mason jar party?! On The Move Birch will be crawling soon. He’s become so much more mobile and can climb up to a stand and rock on all fours. We’ve already started to baby proof a little, but we’re gonna have to do a lot more soon. Gussie + Birchie Gus and Birch have also become better friends now that Birch can mosey his way over...
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The Return Of Sunflower Butter

Remember when the blog world discovered sunflower seed butter? Nut butter fanatics everywhere went gaga. It was my favorite drizzle for over a year, and I barely ate peanut butter at all. I think the trend went like this: all kinds of crazy peanut butter –> almond butter –> multi butters –> sunflower butter –> –> Cookie butter –> full circle peanut butter When Mazen started preschool, I had to pack nut free lunches for years. He ate so much sunflower butter that he stopped eating it. At the same time, I started buying the Sunbutter brand at Whole Foods so I didn’t have to make a second trip to Trader Joe’s. On my recent trip to TJs I picked up...
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Prime x2

Happy Prime Day! How fitting that we went on a date night to Prime 109 this weekend. I didn’t realize the coincidence until I was brainstorming a title for my weekend post! We are an Amazon lovin’ family and have a lot of the Amazon devices in our house that are probably on sale today! We use the Cloud Cam + Echo Spot for our baby monitor. (Echo Spot is buy 2 save $40 for PD!) Both our living room and master bedrooms are outfitted with Amazon’s Smart Plugs so we can say “Echo turn on lights” and the room lights up. And we both have Kindle Paperwhites and love them. (I have the new waterproof one that is awesome!)...

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