Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry – Merry – Merry – Merry

Many blessings to you today!! Enjoy every part of this holiday with your family, friends or with a good book on the couch. Whatever you do, make it fun!!

As you make your New Year’s resolution – remember, like any other goal setting, make it a SMART goal.
SMILE - Boys will be boys...


Be good to yourself and give yourself a realistic timeframe to make changes in life.

My New Year’s Resolution are:
  1. Publish at least two blog posts each month.
  2. Get my photography website up and running by the end of January.
  3. My nephews "pose" for a photo...
  4. Increase the amount of fresh vegetables I am eating during the day – to include a bit more raw foods in my diet.
Have a fabulous holiday and a great start to the New Year! Cheers!

Friday, December 23, 2011


The holidays are hard on vegans. We are surrounded by gigantic turkeys, tubs of whipped cream and desserts filled with butter, milk, eggs and tons of additives. This irresistible fudge recipe is the cure to holiday dessert envy.

Bring these sweets to your family Christmas or New Years party and it will blend in with all of the other desserts - no one will ever know the difference, except you! Psssst…it also makes a great gift!


¾  cup         Canned coconut milk

2 ¾  cups    Sugar

¼ cup          Earth Balance (or vegan butter)

1 cup           Chocolate Chips

1 tsp            Vanilla

1 cup           Almonds, pecans or nut of choice (optional)

3/8  cup       *Dark Cocoa

2 TBSP       *Olive oil

*(You can substitute the cocoa and olive oil and add another cup of chocolate chips.)

1.     Use nonstick spray to coat an 8X8 pan

2.     Mix Coconut milk and sugar in saucepan – stir slowly until mixture comes to a boil.

3.     Stop stirring! Lower heat and continue boiling for 5 minutes. Mixture will turn clear and begin to get candy like after 3-4 minutes.

4.     After 5 minutes, remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips, butter and cocoa. The top should have a nice sheen to it. Mix cocoa and olive oil so cocoa is dissolved and stir into pan.

5.     Add vanilla and almonds fudge

6.     Pour into prepared 8X8 dish

7.     Place in fridge for 1-2 hours

8.     ENJOY!!
Have a FABULOUS Holiday and Happy New Year!