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vegan cookies

“If someone doesn’t like cookies – be suspicious of them because come on now, who doesn’t love cookies (VEGAN COOKIES IN PARTICULAR!)?!”

I was so stoked to get to review AMAZING cookies/treats from OM NOM NOM Cookies, Sweet by JanaDauphin Bakery and Black+Blanco! These people are cookie magicians or something crazy cool like that. I swear you have tasted little bits of heaven each time you take a bite of these luxurious (yes, I am using luxurious) cookies! The best part is that they make GLUTEN FREE varieties too so really how amazing is that?! Woah, amazing is going to be so overused in this post but again these cookies are AMAZING! I am so in love with them and if you haven’t tried them yet – I plead with you to place your orders now to pick up these tasty treats!

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My absolute favorite from OM NOM NOM Cookies is the orange zested chocolate chip cookie of scrumdiddlyumptious, crazy fantastic, totally delicious, awesomness! Each bite is like an explosion of yummy orange and chocolate and I love the fact that these cookies are so crunchy on the outside yet have that moist cookie interior we’re always searching for. I have to say a really good cookie, beyond the flavor, HAS TO HAVE that crunch when you bite into it or it can’t be deemed most amazing cookie ever. Unless of course, it’s soft on purpose and soft cookies hold a special place in my heart too. Remember, back in the day (in your pre-vegan days) when Chips Ahoy! Chewy Cookies were the best thing ever well these cookies trump those by leaps and bounds and intergalactic space time warps.

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I was beyond excited when my Vegan Cuts Snack box arrived!

I’ve been dying to try it ever since they came out so when I found out they had chosen me to review the May box I jumped right on it! For those who don’t know what it is, Vegan Cuts provides monthly snack boxes for $19.95 (free shipping within the US!) a month and each month you’ll get tons of goodies delivered straight to your door! It”s a great way to discover new vegan items as well as get enough snacks to last you a month if you don’t end up eating them all at once! 

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The items that came in the snack box were:

I loved the Vigilant Eats oatmeal because it’s a quick, easy and healthy treat I could take on the go and I love the addition of powdered hemp milk. I have to say I am in no way a fan of the Journey Bar. The idea behind the bar is awesome, a savory nutrition bar but I think the formula needs to be worked on. When I tasted the bar, there was an overwhelming ginger taste that I just could not imagine eating more of. The Earnest Eats bar was a little chalky but had good flavor. The Graw Bar was DELICIOUS! I loved it so much haha. I need to buy tons more of make my own version and I love that there are nothing but simple. natural and healthy ingredients. The Ginny Bakes bar is …..to say the least…..terrible. I honestly checked the date to see if it was expired because it was hard as a rock and tasted stale as can be! I feel bad saying this about it but I have to be honest and it was gross. The Bare Fruit apple chips were super yummy and I adore that there isn’t any added sugar as there shouldn’t be to begin with!

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Saffron Road Crunchy Chickpeas = my new favorite snack!

I feel IN LOVE with the chickpeas and I questioned why I hadn’t found them sooner! So yummy and they taste just like litte bit sized falafel goodness! 😀 Onto the rest of the stuff, the Teecino herbal coffee was such a new thing for me and I had no idea what to expect and it actually wasn’t bad at all. I think what I decide to put in it can be changed but overall the taste was sweet, buttery and hazelnut-ty and a great coffee alternative! I could live with having me a cup of Teecino  every morning once I figure out the right proportions!

My boyfriend unfortunately goobled up all of Angie’s Sweet & Salty Kettle Corn so I can’t say much on that but I’m sure it was delicious! I haven’t yet tried the Crystal Deodorant Body Towelettes yet but I’ve heard good things about the brand so I’m looking forward to trying it!

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We all know what superfoods are and what they can do for ue so I decided to create a superfood  PACKED cookie which is almost gluten free! To make it gluten free simply sub the flour with an all purpose gluten free flour and you’re on your way! These cookies pack a superfood punch of golden berries, chia and flax seeds, yumberry powder, goji berry powder, cacao nibs and mulberries!

This is just one of those cookies you won’t feel guilty eating!

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Chia Seeds are known for being rich in Omega-3 fatty acids as well iron, magnesium, fiber, calcium, zinc and antioxidants! Also, they make a great binder and egg replacer similar to flax seeds. Golden Berries are an Incan berry that contain vital nutrients like beta carotene, protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron, fiber and others! Cacao is super high in antioxidants and magnesium! Goji Berries have been gaining popularity for years now and with good reason they contain 18 amino acids and more than 20 trace minerals as well as Vitamin A, C and E.  Mulberries are rich in Vitamin C, iron, calcium and fiber! Yumberries are packed with antioxidants and rich in Vitamin C! In China, they’re known as yang mei fruit and have been hailed to aid digestion, fight inflammation and lower bad cholesterol! Let’s not forget the benefits of Flax Seeds which are high in Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids.

The cookies themselves are slightly crunchy from the combination of the cacao nibs and the berries but also chewy and sweet. You would think they would taste like oatmeal cookies but they have a fruity flavor from the berry powders. Definitely worth a try! Make sure to read more for the recipe and a review of New York Natural’s Kale Chips and Greenola plus a special offer!

Have you tried Kale Chips yet?!

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virtual vegan potluck

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Welcome to the Virtual Vegan Potluck Desserts!

I am honored to be posting along with over 100 amazing vegan bloggers! I am constantly amazed by the spirit of vegan bloggers and how we can all come together for great cause. Ann has done a wonderful job in bringing us all together and I’m grateful to be a part of this brilliant event! I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone else has made and I’m sure it’s nothing short of delicious!

This is by the chocolaty-est dessert I have ever made! Fused layers of chocolate cheesecake and chocolate peanut butter fudge separated by rich chocolate “buttercream” frosting and finished off with just a bit more!

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Chocolate. Chocolate. Chocolate.

This is a chocolate lovers dream and it is RICH and creamy with subtle hints of coconut from the frosting. This dessert didn’t actually come out quite like I imagined it to because my idea to make chocolate coconut whipped mousse failed on me last minute when my coconut milk decided not to separate! Next time I shall have a couple of cans of coconut milk on hand. Nonetheless, this chocolate dessert is TO DIE FOR and I can’t wait to try it again with thicker layers and hopefully my coconut milk will be nice to me to next time.

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Virtual Vegan Potluck

The cheesecake layers are rich and tangy with little notes of lemon and the fudge has melded together beautifully with the peanut butter. It is really is …chocolate heaven! I find it very apt and appropriate to name this Death by Chocolate because if you’re still longing for a piece of chocolate after this your taste buds must have gone crazy from chocolate overload!

Click read more for the recipe and links to the previous and next blogs in the Virtual Vegan Potluck!

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I’m back with a recipe for this yummy, delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Cashew Granola sweetened with just a touch of agave and flavored with hints of vanilla, dates and cranberries served with unsweetened almond milk. This is a quick and easy granola when you’re in the mood for something chocolaty! Another great bonus is that if you let it sit long enough it’ll turn your milk into chocolate milk haha. You can also add whatever dried fruits, nuts or seeds you want into this, I just used whatever I had sitting around.

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The Vegan Shop-Up post should be up really soon! I’m still editing the photos and writing up the blog post but it should be up by the end of the day. If you live in NYC, I definitely recommend you check it out because its a great way to check out local vendors as well as try out new products and foods. Also, the Pine Box Rock Shop is super cool and I love the decor, I would so stop by there again.

– Alexis ♥

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chocolate hazelnut

Oh man these Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream Bites are so good and they contain no refined sugar or oils! They contain black beans as the base which when frozen creates a texture similar to ice cream! I was experimenting one day because I’ve never tried a recipe with black beans so I came up with this which I expected to just make truffles out of but I froze them and they came out delicious! If you make these in the morning, they’ll be frozen by the afternoon and ready to eat.

They’re not the prettiest treats in the world but they are delicioussss!

– Alexis ♥

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chocolate raspberry brownies


Super yummy and chocolaty Chocolate Raspberry Filled Brownies! These are a chocolate lovers heaven! A quick note that if they fall just a little white cooling that is completely normal and once you put on the chocolate frosting they will even out and be just as delicious! These are refined sugar free and sweetened with coconut sugar and applesauce and comes together with a few simple ingredients and just a 1/2 cup of flour! Definitely give these yummy treats a try.

– Alexis ♥

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