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A cupcake topped with vanilla frosting and sprinkles has these words above it: Best Vegan Vanilla Frosting.

Easy Vegan Vanilla Frosting Recipe

Although many of us tend toward chocolate, there’s a reason to make a switch toward vanilla frosting recipes! You’ll love this creamy, easy vegan vanilla frosting recipe made with only a few ingredients.

A collage of photos with the text Vegan Thanksgiving Meal Plan in the middle.

Best Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes Meal Plan

Follow along with my Vegan Thanksgiving, where I provide a meal plan, recipes, shopping list, and even strategies on how to make it all for your big meal! It’s one of the biggest holidays of the year and you can make a delicious vegan Thanksgiving meal without running yourself ragged!

A white plate is stacked high with valentines cookies, which are basically sugar cookies with heart-shaped sprinkles.

Valentines Cookies (Vegan)

This is an easy, colorful, and delicious Valentines Cookies recipe that delivers soft and tender cookies with bursts of color and sweetness from the valentines sprinkles. These adorable cookies are much easier than cut outs! Your sweethearts will be yours when you give them a batch of these red and pink cookies.

A bowl of pinto bean soup is front in center in this photo. The light is shining on all the ingredients in the bowl, including the slices of carrots, potatoes, and beans. There is a stack of cornbread behind the soup, and a bowl of dried pinto beans behind that.

Best Pinto Bean Soup (Vegan)

This pinto bean soup is transformed into a simmering, delicious soup, filling your house with tantalizing aromas. It’s simple to make and full of all the smoky, savory flavors you’ve grown to love in traditional soups. Serve with cornbread or dinner rolls and with a dollop of creamy vegan sour cream and hot sauce.

Dawn Lerman is the next guest on the Namely Marly podcast

Tips for Dealing with Food, Family, and Feelings with Dawn Lerman

If you’ve ever struggled with your weight, you’ll find inspiration to live a more intentional life, including a more mindful approach to eating in nutritionist Dawn Lerman’s memoire, My Fat Dad. Dawn talks about some of the struggles her dad went through to lose weight and the things she’s learned in life that she now uses to help others.

Bug Soup

My husband and I came across an unusual find in the garden recently. A monarch caterpillar. He was so striking we had to run and get the camera. Caterpillars are such amazing creatures. They are the larvae of butterflies. As larvae, their main job is to eat and eat and eat. Hmm, sounds like an […]

I’m trying to cover all the bases in my fight to save the fruit on my peach tree. I’m spraying them with a spicy concoction of “eu de pepper flakes parfum” and I’m pleased to report that this seems to be having some success. I check several times throughout the day – there are squirrels […]

Do you ever wish there were a better way to manage your blog? A recipe that you could follow to result in instantaneous success! Well, in business there’s a book called, Managing by the Numbers by Chuck Kremer. The book is basically a self-help guide to help business owners understand their company’s financial indicators and […]

The ROI formula inspired me to develop my own. I call it: ROE or Return on Effort. Effort is my contribution in time and enthusiasm to a project. Each project or opportunity requires a little bit of evaluation on my part. What is my formula for ROE? Read this post to learn more…