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A Weekend in Carmel at Hofsas House

Looking for a perfect weekend getaway ?We’ve got a trip to Carmel-by-the-Sea for you, and it’s filled with food, adventures, and family fun! It all starts with Hofsas House, which is the perfect home base for your adventures. Hofsas House Hofsas House is filled with old-world charm, with its pink exterior and Bavarian-themed decor. It’s […]

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Raw Chocolate and Cherry Mousse Tart – A Vegan Dessert

What if you were craving a creamy, decadent, chocolate-y vegan dessert… but you wanted it without refined sugar or gluten or dairy or egg products? This raw chocolate and cherry mousse tart could be the answer to your dreams in more ways than one. Delicious? Check. Easy to make? Check. Full of good-for-you ingredients? Check, […]

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Cranberry Ginger Parsnip Cake from ‘Everyday Dorie’

Parsnips – in a cake?!? Yes, parsnip cake is a thing, and yes, you are going to love it. We were fortunate to receive a copy of the new cookbook by Dorie Greenspan called Everyday Dorie. (You may remember Dorie as the author of our favorite Double Buckwheat Double Chocolate Cookies.) And while we love […]

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Noche Buena Salad (Christmas Eve Salad)

Do you have favorite family Christmas Eve traditions? If you’re in Mexico, you may just be enjoying a traditional Noche Buena Salad on Christmas Eve. This delicious traditional salad is bright with festive colors, and happens to be vegan, which means that everyone can enjoy it. There are countless variations on Noche Buena Salad, but […]

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Healthy Holiday Pantry Must-Haves

Stocking up for the holidays? We’ve got a few tips to keep you well-stocked for healthy holiday celebrations. Below, check out a few of our pantry must-haves for December: Carrots and Celery: During the holiday season, while cookie supplies are always top-of-mind, it’s easy to forget about buying extra veggies. That’s OK as long as […]

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Letter to Santa Cookies

If you (and your kids) love making cookies for Santa, but you’re ready for something a little different, why not try writing to Santa on your cookies? These fun “Letter to Santa” cookies are fairly easy to make, and once you have a (edible ink) pen in hand, you can take it any direction you […]

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Roasted Carrots with Walnut-Arugula Pesto Recipe

Consider the walnut. It’s tasty, and it’s really good for you. But what do you do with a lot (no, seriously, a lot) of walnuts? We recently faced this question when a friend with a walnut grove was looking to unload a bunch of walnuts. We decided we’d rise to the challenge. The first hurdle: […]

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