• Breakfast

    Raw Vegan Fruity Pebbles

    When I am craving some cooling breakfast options, this is what I turn to. I miss cereal but not all the naughty stuff that is in traditional cereal (have you read the nutrition labels? Insanity!). So with that being said, I am welcoming this new yummy treat into my belly! This can double as a healthy dessert and a snack. It is super easy to make and totally healthier than cereal. On the go, no problem, throw it in your favorite mason jar and eat when you are ready. Enjoy this, my love.

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    Soup

    Butternut Squash Bisque

    This soup hit's the spot it's warming and delicious and perfect for the fall months. I keep making this over and over again because I crave it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. This can be made using any squash.

  • Soup

    Long Life Soup

    by Candle Cafe We are in the cold and flu season. I believe in boosting up my immune system with immune-boosting foods, opting out of the flu shot (I’ve never had one or the flu). This soup has been great for keeping up my immune system and fighting all those bad bugs we all encounter during the day. If you do start feeling down I recommend cooking this up it helps to fight off whatever it is that you may be coming down with. This soup is a gem I found it in the Candle Cafe Cookbook my very first vegan cookbook (awww.. memories). I made this soup when I was feeling down one day and it pepped me right up and ever since it has been my go-to when I feel sick. Ginger, garlic, and cayenne are loaded with health benefits. They are said to increase circulation and stimulate metabolism as well as build up immune systems. Whether you’re feeling a cold coming on or not, this is an excellent soup to eat for your health and well-being. Essential oils Ginger & Oregano added to this dish may add to the beneficial immune-boosting power.

  • Vegan Activism

    Greenprint for Animal Liberation

    After reading Ronnie Lee’s book I feel that it's my duty to share this jewel that he has in the appendices of his biography. I am sharing this for all of you who ask, what can I do to help the animals? Ronnie Lee has had over 40 years of experience working and campaigning for animal liberation in every capacity known and because of this he knows what works and what doesn't work. This is his Greenprint this is his call to action this is his opinion on where the movement should go. It’s worth the read.

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    Research Studies

    Plant-Based Diets Best For Health, Environment, And Athletic Performance

    PCRM reports:Plant-based diets reduce chronic disease risk, require fewer resources, and do not hinder athletic performance, compared with omnivorous diets, according to a report published in Nutrients. The authors reviewed publications that compared nutrient density, athletic performance, disease risk, and environmental factors between those following vegetarian and omnivorous diets. Plant-based diets lower risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer while lowering cholesterol and oxidative stress levels. Vegetarian eating patterns require less land, water, and energy when compared to animal-based diets. Researchers observed no negative effects of plant-based diets on athletic performance and noted potential benefits such as increase antioxidant intake via fruits and vegetable consumption. References​Lynch H, Johnston C, Wharton C. Plant-based diets: Considerations for environmental impact, protein quality, and exercise performance. Nutrients. 2018;10:1841-1857.

  • Plant-Based Diet

    If The Plant-Based Diet Was A Pill

    Just how healthy is the Whole Foods plant-based diet? Let’s pretend that all its effects could be achieved through a drug. Imagine a big pharmaceutical company holding a press conference to unveil a new pill called Eunutria. They unveil a list of scientifically proven effects of Eunutria that includes the following: Prevents 95 percent of all cancers, including those “caused” by environmental toxins Prevents nearly all heart attacks and strokes Reverses even severe heart disease Prevents and reverses Type 2 diabetes so quickly and profoundly that, after three days on this drug, it’s dangerous for users to continue to use insulin What about side effects, you ask? Of course there are side effects. They include: Gets you to your ideal weight in a healthy and sustainable fashion Eliminates most migraines, acne, colds and flu, chronic pain, and intestinal distress ​Improves energy Cures erectile dysfunction (that makes the pill a blockbuster success all by itself!) Those are just the side effects for individuals taking the pill. There are also environmental effects: Slows and possibly reverses global warming Reduces groundwater contamination Ends the need for deforestation Shuts down factory farms Reduces malnutrition and dislocation among the world’s poorest citizens How healthy is…

  • Aimee's Apothecary

    Rose Oil Study

    Rose oil has many benefits my favorite example of how beneficial Rose oil can be is seen in how it can make someone feel. The journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice recently published a study that set out to prove these types of natural reactions to rose aromatherapy clinically. With a subject group of 28 postpartum women, the researchers separated them into two groups: one who would be treated with 15-minute sessions of a 2.5 percent solution of rose/lavender oil aromatherapy twice a week for four weeks, and a control group. Their results were quite remarkable. Not only was it discovered that the women experienced a significant decrease in postnatal depression scores, but they also reported marked improvement in general anxiety disorder!​How to use rose oil for depression:​If you’re ever feeling anxious or down in the dumps, try putting five drops of rose and five drops of lavender in a diffuser by your nightstand before bed. Wake up renewed and at peace!

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    Gardening

    Organic Garden Blessings

    We planted a thorn-less blackberry bush about 2 years ago, It was very tiny and was not producing any berries and to our surprise, we have berries this year, they are nice and sweet and juicy and were so worth the wait. I love our organic vegan garden there is always a new surprise every day. Feeling blessed.