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10 Last Minute Valentine’s Day Dishes to Impress Your Sweetheart

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. Yes, tomorrow. If you haven’t had time to research the perfect dishes to make for you and your sweetheart, then have no fear! We’ve put together a round-up of some of our favorite Valentine’s Day dishes for you to make on this love-filled day:

1. Perfect Bruschetta

The Garlic Diaries literally has the Perfect Bruschetta you can make for your Valentine’s Day celebration. Get the recipe here. Continue reading

Soft & Chewy Gingerbread Men


Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring ting tingling too. Come on, it’s lovely weather. For a sleigh ride together with you. Gingerbread Men are our favorite cookies to make and decorate this season. We tested out this awesome vegan recipe by Post Punk Kitchen and loved it! We made a few little changes—the  biggest one being swapping out the molasses for maple syrup, we did this simply because we figured more people have maple syrup on hand than molasses. If you’re a fan of the maple flavor in maple syrup, we really recommend it. If you prefer the dark, rich flavors of molasses in traditional Gingerbread Men, then stick to Post Punk Kitchen’s original recipe. Now turn on those Christmas carols, grab the rolling pin and lets start making Gingerbread Men!

Makes about 16 cookies

1/3 cup canola oil
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup plain almond milk

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger


In a large bowl whisk together oil and sugar until well combined. Add maple syrup and almond milk.

Mix the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until a stiff dough is formed. Flatten the dough into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap and chill for an hour or up to 3 days in advance.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 

Line your cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Lightly flour a flat surface to roll your dough out. Roll the dough out to a little less than 1/4 inch thick. Cut out the shapes of your cookies and use a spatula to place on the cookie sheet.

Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Remove them from the oven and let them cool on the cookie sheet for 2 mins before moving them to a cooling rack. Wait until they are completely cool before icing.


Creamy Vegan Vietnamese Avocado Shake


The idea of a sweet dessert smoothie made from avocados may seem a bit strange at first, but it’s delicious – we promise! In fact, most Asian cultures only eat avocados in sweet preparations rather than savoury recipes. The avocado creams perfectly, which gives the shake a texture similar to a reallllyyy smooth frozen yogurt. Continue reading

Carol Steed’s Favorite Blueberry Recipes

Summer is quickly approaching and we’re starting to see some amazing berries in our stores.

We asked Carol Steed of Fairfield Farms for her favorite blueberry recipes. She sent us her twist on two classic ways to use blueberries. Her Blueberry Power Smoothie is a great way to start the day, and her Favorite Blueberry Pie is absolutely the perfect way to end it!

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New To Our Shelves: Top 10 for August 2014

This August, we’re showcasing products that nourish you on the inside and out. We’re bringing you clean lotions, healing tonics, nutritious kale in different ways, and even no-guilt cookies! Check out these new items hitting the shelves at your local store.


1. Jason Gluten Free Personal Care: Jason has introduced the first comprehensive personal care line to be certified gluten free. From shampoo and conditioners to facial scrubs, these products will make you look and feel good.

2. SuperEats Kale + Chia Chips: Super healthy and super tasty chips? Yes, they do exist! Kale is the #1 ingredient combined with whole chia seeds, beans and a crisp, crunchy texture. These chips are also gluten free, and made with non-GMO ingredients.

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