Peanutty Celery Apple Edamame Salad with a spicy kick!

One of my favorite snacks as a kid was "ants on a log." Creamy peanut butter slathered on crisp, crunchy sticks of celery, juicy raisins nestled on top. It was the perfect combination of rich and nutty, fresh and hydrating, creamy and crunchy, salty and sweet, healthy and indulgent. Well if you are like me, you probably love that classic combo of celery and nut butter, and maybe even apple and nut butter ....more

Vegan Blackberry Cheesecake

I was craving blueberry cheesecake, but somehow ended up with this silky Blackberry Cheesecake with a hint of sweet orange citrus. And that turned out to be quite a delicious tweak in my plans. This easy cashew cheesecake with sweet-tart, deep vibrant purple blackberry accents makes a wonderful no-bake dessert!..Read more » This is a summary, images and full post available on HHL website! ...more

I'm Having a Moment.

I am having a moment. A cookbook kind of moment. A wow-this-is-all-really-real moment ....more

10 Amazing Discoveries in Florence, Italy - Vegan in Swiss + Italy, Part 2

The adventure continues! I am so glad you all enjoyed my first part of this Vegan in Italy and Switzerland Travel Feature. Read part one here ....more

Fairytale Land: Switzerland -- Vegan in Swiss + Italy Trip, Part 1

My favorite thing about how I have crafted my blog over the years is that I am able to write about more than just food and recipes. You guys are receptive and welcoming to all sorts of posts from me, from restaurant reviews, book reviews, wellness tips, videos and even a few stories, reflections and experiences from my personal life. And of course, travel ....more

Plantain Black Bean BBQ Wraps

These Plantain Black Bean BBQ Wraps make a delicious handheld dinner. Crispy, caramelized, sticky-sweet plantains mingle with black beans and a spicy, flavorful shiitake mushroom-onion sautè. Add in some lively greens, buttery avocado and some optional add-ins like salsa, citrus and vegenaise and you have yourself a very cravable meal ....more

New HHL Tees! Very Limited Time Only!

You guys asked for them, so I am happy to offer a very limited time offer to anyone who wants a Healthy Happy Life tee. Check out the details. Plus a free shipping discount for YOU!..Read more » This is a summary, images and full post available on HHL website! ...more

Vegan Chocolate Cake with Avocado Frosting

Since Valentine's Day is coming up, the chocolate is flowing. Perfect excuse to indulge, whether or not you are doing so in the name of love. And who can resist this antioxidant-rich, totally amazing smelling, rich and creamy stuff we casually call c-h-o-c-o-l-a-t-e ....more

Easy Vegan Garlicky Pea Soup. Easy, Peasy.

This Easy Vegan Garlicky Pea Soup is warm and comforting, thick and flavorful. Using split peas and just a few simple ingredients you can be enjoying a delicious bowl of this soup on under a few slow-cooked hours. I am loving this soothing soup that is a good source of plant-based protein - 30 grams in one large bowl!..Read more » This is a summary, images and full post available on HHL website! ...more

Veggie Girl Power Series: Rika of Vegan Miam

My Veggie Girl Power Series Interviews, continue!Every so often I will pop in with a new feature on an inspiring plant-based lady. Today I chat with one of my fave vegan bloggers. Her blog, VeganMiam.com (VM) is not just about recipes and food, but also travel ....more