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I was at Publix the other day, casually strolling by a Halloween candy display, and decided to check out what actually was in a jar of caramel sauce. I was kinda shocked at what I found. High fructose corn syrup, more corn syrup, cream solids, and a bunch of chemical additives that sound pretty gnarly. […]

Cauliflower Crust Vegan Pizza

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  I’m coming at you today with a healthy, dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan pizza that is straight up fall! Maybe it’s the savory butternut squash sauce, maybe it’s the roasted veggies, but either way it’s all kinds of tasty. Don’t let the cauliflower crust scare you; this pizza does not have to be complicated! If you’re able […]

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There’s nothing better than a deliciously yummy, fun-to-snack on appetizer at a holiday dinner. It gives guests something to gather around and enjoy conversation over while you’re finishing up the main dishes. These vegan hummus dips are easy to make, super clean, and an overall awesome way to start a holiday dinner. They’re also perfect to bring to someone else’s dinner because […]

vegan pumpkin roll

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The holidays have officially arrived and with that usually comes PUMPKIN! Do you have any favorite holiday pumpkin food or drinks? My mom made pumpkin roll every holiday season growing up, which inspired today’s recipe. It’s a gluten-free, vegan (BOMB) version of the classic holiday dessert. It’s free of any processed sugar, nutrient-lacking white flour, or unhealthy dairy add-ins […]

gluten-free vegan zucchini lasagna

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  This recipe is such an awesome way to get into eating meatless meals if you’re currently trying to get into a vegan lifestyle. If you are already vegan, this recipe is a fantastic way to show any of your meat-eater family or friends that eating a vegan diet does not mean depriving yourself of tasty […]

gluten-free plant-based vegan holiday

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Happy holidays! Before I get into the plant-based vegan holiday meal prep details, I wanted to let you know that I’ve created a new YouTube channel which will be completely dedicated to plant-based food!(YouTube username: Lauren Vacula) I’ll be posting gluten-free plant-based recipes, tips and tricks, thoughts, and plant-based travel finds on this channel and I […]

vegan enchiladas

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It’s only a few days until Thanksgiving, but today I want to talk Mexican food. More specifically, I want to talk enchiladas. I set out to recreate this childhood favorite with a gluten-free, vegan spin and a hint of the fall season. Enter these Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Enchiladas. They are spicy, delicious and packed with pumpkin flavor. They are also […]

vegan shepard's pie

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What is it about fall that screams comfort food? Longer nights, frequent family holiday gatherings, or colder temperatures? (Probably a mix of all three.) Shepard’s Pie is quintessential comfort food, usually filled with ground beef or lamb, a heavy gravy sauce, and topped with butter-filled potatoes. I came up with a gluten-free, vegan recipe makeover for this classic […]

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It’s almost Halloween which means it’s almost time for costumes, candy, and scary movies. I’ll pass on the scary movies but count me in for the costumes and (plant-based, date-sweetened) candy! I’ve always had a sweet tooth, but I’ve changed my diet substantially to eat gluten-free vegan. I came up with these Vegan Caramel Apples as a […]

pumpkin spice turmeric smoothie

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Have you made a pumpkin spice smoothie yet this fall? If not, get on that! This version of a pumpkin spice smoothie incorporates turmeric, a bright yellow spice that contains the powerful curcumin compound. Curcumin has numerous health benefits including decreasing inflammation, reducing oxidative damage, and improving brain function. Read more about turmeric here. Pumpkin Spice Turmeric Smoothie Author: Lauren Vacula, […]

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