• Halloween,  Pet Recipes,  Pets

    Pumpkin Dog Treats

    Your pooch deserves lots and lots of treats for being such a good dog! These sweet potato pumpkin treats will be his/her new favorite and won’t add too many calories to their diet.  INGREDIENTS 1½ cups brown rice flour 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup mashed sweet potato 1/2 cup 100% pure pumpkin purée 1/2 cup water 1 egg 1 teaspoon organic maple syrup 45 Minutes Lotsa Treats 350ºF Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegetarian RECIPE Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together brown rice flour and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, mash sweet potato. Add pumpkin, water, egg, and maple syrup to sweet potato and mix until thoroughly combined. Add wet ingredients…

  • Pet Recipes,  Pets,  Thanksgiving

    Muttloaf

    If you are looking to start making your own dog food, this recipe is a great place to start. Made with fresh ingredients, this “meat-loaf” spinoff is a great way to bake and slice your pets portions. You can serve it fresh daily for big dogs, slice it up for smaller dogs, and even make a few batches and store in the freezer. Be careful! This could spoil your dog into not wanting to eat kibble anymore.  45 Minutes 1 loaf Freeze Dairy Free, Sugar-Free, Nut Free, Wheat Free, Freezable INGREDIENTS 4 cups turkey mince  1 cup rolled oats, cooked  3⁄4 cup ground flaxseed  2 eggs  2 cups frozen vegetables,…

  • Christmas,  Gluten-Free,  Halloween,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Gingerbread People

    Do you LOVE gingerbread and wait for it every year at Christmas? Me too! This is a great way to bust out that cookie cutter for a second time this year and get your gingerbread fix early! Featuring a classic gingerbread recipe with tweaks to make it Gluten Free and Vegan, these cookies are safe for everyone to enjoy. Break out this recipe again at Christmas time (but skip the skeleton part). INGREDIENTS Gingerbread 2 3/4 cups gluten free flour 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups organic powdered sugar 1/4 cup molasses 1/3 cup coconut oil, soft 1/4 cup unsweetened…

  • Gluten-Free,  Halloween,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Monster Mouths

    Ahhhh Halloween, the one holiday where it is acceptable to play with your food. These party snacks feature a face only a mother could love. They definitely qualify as “so ugly its cute” but are made from fresh fruit (and a little chocolate) These healthy Halloween treats are great for decor and for you! Everyone at your party can enjoy these vegan and gluten-free treats, all you need to do is convince them.  INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup dairy-free semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted  1/4 cup white chocolate chips, melted 36 toothpicks lemon juice 4 large apples natural peanut butter  strawberry jam dried berries slivered almonds 2 Hours 30 Minutes 18 Mouths None…

  • Gluten-Free,  Halloween,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Bloody Cups

    Yummmmm! A take on the classic Reeses Peanut Butter cups, these DIY chocolate cups have a deliciously gooey bloody-drippy center instead of peanut butter. Count Chocula gives these 5 stars! Don’t worry about sharing with your party guests, they are vegan and gluten-free so everyone can enjoy. INGREDIENTS 1 cup frozen raspberries 1 tablespoon rice syrup or maple syrup or agave syrup 1 cup + 3/4 cup (150g + 100g) vegan baking chocolate (or chocolate chips) Video courtesy of Elephantastic Vegan. 25 Minutes 8 Cups Stovetop & Chill Vegan, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian RECIPE Heat the frozen raspberries in a small pot on medium-high heat until soft, mash the raspberries until there are no large chunks anymore & add…

  • Thanksgiving,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Roasted Tofurkey

    Thanksgiving may be the least Cruelty-Free of all holidays since its centerpiece is always a Turkey and the more people the bigger (older) the Turkey. You don’t want to break too much of tradition by skipping “Tom” altogether, so here is a animal friendly alternative. . . the Tofu Turkey (aka Tofurkey). This roasted recipe leaves the outside crispy and the inside tender, moist, and flakey– the hallmarks of a traditional Turkey roast. INGREDIENTS Tofurky Roast, thawed in fridge for at least 24 hours 1 medium-large sweet potato, scrubbed 2 carrots 8-10 fingerling potatoes 2 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp thyme 1/2 tsp oregano 1/2 tsp rosemary pie…

  • Holidays,  Thanksgiving,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Mushroom Gravy

    Mashed Potatoes just aren’t complete without gravy. As a Thanksgiving staple, people may baulk at the idea of gravy that isn’t made from the Turkey castings. I promise you won’t let them down using this cruelty-free recipe. With its main ingredient being mushrooms, this gravy is full of macronutrients instead of fats generally found in traditional gravy. INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup dried wild porcini mushrooms 2 tbsp olive oil 1 medium red onion finely diced 1 shallot finely diced 3 cloves garlic minced 5 sprigs fresh thyme 3 sprigs fresh rosemary 6 ounces Portobello mushrooms sliced 1 3/4 cups no-chicken broth divided 2 tbsp flour + 1/4 cup of water Stirred to a thick paste 1 tbsp sea salt Black pepper to taste 55 Minutes 8 Servings Stovetop Gluten Free, Vegan & Vegetarian RECIPE Put the porcini mushrooms…

  • Holidays,  Thanksgiving,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Best Damn Mashed Potatoes

    Boil ’em, mash ’em, stick ’em in a stew… no matter how you cook potatoes they are always delicious, but this recipe lives up to its name. Nice and fluffy, buttery, and full of flavor, these mashed potatoes will certainly delight your tastebuds and no-one will notice they are Vegan.  INGREDIENTS 6-8 medium yukon gold potatoes (if large, cut in half) 1 1/2 tsp sea salt (divided) 1/2 tsp ground black pepper 5-6 cloves roasted garlic (or sub minced garlic sautéed for 3 minutes in olive oil) 3-4 Tbsp vegan butter (melted/softened) 1/4 cup fresh chives (for topping) If you would like to add some options for the vegetarians in your life, you can always add bowls of cheese, sour cream, and other toppings to the table…

  • Christmas,  DIY Beauty,  DIY Projects,  Holidays,  Self-Care

    DIY Christmas Gifts

    Making your own Christmas gifts is a great way to put a little extra love into your gifts while learning something new and making memories with your co-creators. Even when its something simple, gifts made by hand are often more cherished than those which are expensive. Here are a few simple ideas and tutorials to get you started.  Chalkboard Ornaments Go the kids route and make cute keepsakes like these, or do your very own hand chalking for an elegant spin on this gift idea. Full tutorial available from Fireflies and Mudpies. Gold Gilded Coffee Mugs These beautiful and simple mugs can be given as is, or for a dual-purpose…

  • Holidays,  Menu,  Thanksgiving,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Thanksgiving Menu

    Hosting Thanksgiving while eating Vegan can be quite the challenge. Your guests don’t know what to expect, and you certainly don’t want them to be disappointed. There may be some hesitation from your guests, so providing them with a menu (for the high maintenance meat eaters in your life) may settle their skepticism. And here, we are going to make it nice and easy to make sure to hit the Thanksgiving staples so they don’t feel like they are missing out. Another great way to enhance the cruelty-free effect, invite them to bring their pets to dinner as well, that way it’s fun for the whole family. Click in the…

  • DIY Beauty,  DIY Projects,  Halloween,  Holidays,  Self-Care

    Halloween Make-up

    If you want to be sexy but keep it classy, try one of these 5 make-up tutorials this halloween.  Wednesday Adams The greatest goth princess of all time! Sugar Skull A little historic Spanish style Cat Woman A simple, natural, sexy kitty-cat look. Wonder Woman A comic-style Wonder Woman! Half-Face Skull A half-makeup masquerade look Bambi A cute look with what you already have in your took-kit. The Mad Hatter An Alice in Wonderland Classic Poison Ivy A favorite for those bold enough to go RED Facebook Pinterest

  • DIY Projects,  Halloween,  Holidays,  Self-Care

    No Carve Pumpkins

    Bohemian Style Holiday decorating doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your interior design. These pumpkins use a simple color scheme with geometric shapes anyone can paint. They are finished by spray painting the stems copper to give them a metallic finish.  Bedazzeled To create this pumpkin masterpiece all you need is a little spray paint, some glue, and a little time to bedazzle. Melted Crayon A great use for all of those random crayon bits laying around your house. Its a great example of something you don’t want to waste, but dont have a use for. Get the full tutorial from MomDot! Pumpkin People Cuuute! This welcoming decor is as…

  • Gluten-Free,  Halloween,  Holidays,  Menu

    Gluten-Free Halloween Treats

    Entertaining at Halloween can be quite the task. To make it a little bit easier, we have come up with this delightful and devilsh selection of recipes for you to enjoy. Even though they look a little bit creepy they are oh so delicious! Don’t let them scare you off, these are all gluten-free and vegan so everyone can enjoy. Click on each link below for the full recipe.  Bloody Chocolate Cups Yummmmm! These DIY chocolate cups have a deliciously gooey bloody-drippy center that will set your vampire costume off! They are vegan and gluten-free so everyone at your party can enjoy. Monster Mouths A face only a mother could…