Fudgey Vegan Brownie Bites

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Ah Valentine’s Day, the day of chocolate…oh and love. I’ve been trying to perfect the ultimate vegan brownie that doesn’t take like sawdust, require more than one or two bowls and makes my honey ask for “more of those chewy amazing brownies.”

It’s hard to find a vegan brownie that doesn’t require a ton of ingredients and that leaves something to be desired. And I can’t seem to find a brand or company that makes them the way I like them, so lo and behold, these baby brownie bites were born. There’s no real elaborate story leading me to this recipe. Honestly, I woke up one day and decided it was time to make a vegan brownie that didn’t taste like crap and didn’t make me feel like crap. I believe indulgence should be full of pleasure and without any guilt or ill feeling the next day. All love baby 😉

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Poppin’ Peanut Noodles

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There’s nothing better than a quick and easy dinner on a weeknight. Yesterday was not the busiest of days (which I am truly grateful for) but Matthew and I got quite a bit done around the house. I am so grateful I am marrying a man who doesn’ t mind sweeping and mopping. We’ve done some serious sweating the last few days. We did one round of Insanity by Shaun T (which is 2 months) and now we are starting all over again. And we are going harder this time around. This equals buckets of sweat. So I am really grateful for a clean floor.

After a 40-minute sweat fest, I didn’t want to spend so much time in the kitchen. I really wanted something easy, nourishing and freakin’ delicious. I love throwing a bunch of things together (basically cleaning house in the fridge- this keeps things from going bad) and what better way to do that than stir-frying some veg and tossing some brown rice noodles with peanut sauce. Amazeballs!

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Moisturizing Overnight Hair Mask

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Who would have thought I would post a DIY deep conditioning hair mask recipe on No Beef Here? Okay, it’s not THAT surprising. After all, the best ingredients for our hair, skin and nails (and all that jazz) are in the kitchen. I mean, seriously, you can whip up an endless combination of possibilities for hair masks, deep conditioning treatments, body scrubs, face masks. I promise you I can go on and on.

I’m a huge fan of making my own stuff. Not only does it save you a sh*t ton of money, it’s way healthier because you’re not loading your sacred temple with garbage. I mean, if you can ultimately cut down the chemical sh*t storm, I’m all for it. I feel like the stuff we put in and on our bodies should be similar. If you wouldn’t eat it, would you want that in your body (you know the chemical crap).

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Easy Peasy Cauliflower Fried Rice

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In case you were not aware, I LOVE working at the farmer’s market. I mean aside from the amazing people, I get my hands on veggies and fruits I normally wouldn’t be able to. Well, I probably could but the fact that the opportunity to try nature’s unique creations. I tried quince for the first time a few weeks ago. I used to just glance at it, ask what it was and just ignore it. Because let’s face it, there was no way I would actually do something with that. But now, that’s all changed.

Last week I got my hands on…purple cauliflower. I mean it’s just absolutely stunning. It’s a vibrant purple that begs to be eaten but in an elegant way. There’s no way this should become a puree, it begs to become something more. It has potential. And the night I realized I didn’t have rice in the house, the purple cauliflower became…rice.

Yes, I said rice. The texture is absolutely perfect. It doesn’t make you miss rice. It holds flavors exquisitely and it really makes you feel good about eating your veggies. I mean, come on! It’s a winner.

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Creamy Vegan Mushroom Soup

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Is anyone else confused by this weather!? One day it feels like summer and no more than a couple days later it feels like the dead of winter. Well, I’ve got the perfect cure to the cold weather days…soup. Soup is back, back again…soup is back…tell a friend!

I worked a long day at the farmers market on Sunday and it was FREEZING. I was not prepared for the rapid change in weather. Even with those handy dandy hand and feet warmers, I could not feel my toes or fingers. The end of the work day called for a hot bowl of soup. But not just any soup. Something creamy, comforting and heart warming.

This is the absolute EASIEST cream of mushroom soup that actually has no cream in it. It’s actually vegan.

GASP.

Yes. It’s all truth.

It’s VEGAN!

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