Fig Walnut Coffee Cake {Giveaway!}

Fig Walnut Coffee Cake {Giveaway!}

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There are really zero excuses for not making coffee cake for a Sunday morning treat.  None. 

Especially when you consider that this version of my delectable Fig-Walnut Coffee Cake is pretty dang good for you.  With all the extra protein, top-notch ingredients, and its superhero-like power to work with most dietary needs, you basically just have to make it.

You’ve been using your willpower all week long, right?  Avoiding the doughnuts at work or the cookies your kids eat at home and making sure you eat your veggies and drinking water instead of something else – of course you could be all will-powered out by now.  But if you have to give in, you don’t also have to feel guilty about it!

That’s why I put together this cake recipe.  So you could have it, and eat it, too! 

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Spoiler Alert: My Cookbook is Out!

Spoiler Alert: My Cookbook is Out!

Ever get that feeling of being totally owned by your schedule?  Kind of like being tied to the back of a rampaging gorilla that’s really not cool with you being tied to its back? 

Sometimes this feeling occurs to me.  It probably means I need a self-help book on time management. 

Anyway, this is the part where I announce to you the wonderful reason I’ve been so terrible at posting anything consistently for a while…

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am so very pleased to announce that today marks the official date that my very first cookbook is released!

YAY. 

I know I’ve been talking about it a bit, but this is kind of a lifelong dream come true here!  And I can tell you, it’s only the first big thing I’ll do this year.

(Also – today 1/12/16 is the last day… but you can still enter to get my book FREE through this page here!)

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Leg Day Brownies {Plus Protein Powder Cookbook Giveaway!}

Leg Day Brownies {Plus Protein Powder Cookbook Giveaway!}

Have you made the ultimate commitment yet?  If you haven’t, my friend, the time is now.

I’m talking about leg day.

The almighty leg day seems to scare some people to the point that they only work their upper body and end up looking like top-heavy triangles.  They’re afraid of the fact that leg day is the toughest day of the week – when you do it right.  But, of course, this is exactly why we should WANT to do leg day!

Leg muscles are the biggest muscles you have, and therefore, the more you work them, the more calories you will burn throughout your workout, and even at rest!  And you know, if you like looking lean and reasonably toned (or even ripped!) getting those legs worked is just the thing.

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Book Review {+ Giveaway!} The Plant Based Journey by Lani Muelrath

Book Review {+ Giveaway!} The Plant Based Journey by Lani Muelrath

Welcome to my latest book review post!  There’s nothing like being part of a blog tour for getting myself back up and writing again.  With so many recent curves in this little rollercoaster I call life, I have been doing just about everything but writing lately.

Fortunately, I love to read as much as I love to write, and being given the opportunity to review this “how-to guide” on healthy vegan eating, I jumped on the chance to sit down and crack a book.  It’s even possible that doing this review came at the expense of doing my laundry once or twice… but do you think I minded?  Not even a little bit.

Lani Muelrath is a plant-based-living and aerobics professional who has had personal success with staying 100% animal-product free for many years.  In her book, The Plant Based Journey, she addresses the “whys” of overhauling one’s diet into vegan territory, right before digging into the “hows.”

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