Category Archives: Snacks

The Most Amazing Soft-Baked Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies - seriously the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever made, vegan or not! | From @tasteLUVnourish on www.tasteloveandnourish.com

The Most Amazing Soft-Baked Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Being snowed-in a bit this past week had me doing some baking with my daughter. She and I were craving chocolate chip cookies. Although neither of us are vegan, we do try to use as many plant-based options as we can. Developing recipes with that in mind can yield varying results, but there are times,… continue reading »

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Pear Crisp Smoothie - this smoothie tastes exactly like dessert, but without the fat and empty calories! | @tasteLUVnourish #smoothie #healthy #ad @lovemysilk

Pear Crisp Smoothie

Committing yourself to healthier eating shouldn’t leave you feeling deprived. It’s just about choosing alternatives that are better for you. Desserts call my name from time to time. Sometimes, I can easily ignore their calls, but there are those moments where playing hard-to-get just isn’t working. So, that’s kind of how I got started turning… continue reading »

Gingerbread Smoothie | @tasteLUVnourish | #gingerbread #smoothie

Gingerbread Smoothie

Preparing for the holidays and keeping up with work have gotten the best of me. How do the days get away from us so quickly? I start each day with a completely unrealistic list of “To Do’s” then feel surprisingly baffled by how they didn’t all get done. Sigh. If you’re feeling the same way…first,… continue reading »

Baked Artichoke and Spinach Dip | @tasteLUVnourish | #bakedartichokedip #light

Baked Artichoke and Spinach Dip

Last month, I asked my readers to tell me what guilty pleasure they’d love to see lightened up. Each month, I plan to pick one of you and give your recipe or idea a few tweaks to create something you’ll feel good about eating! This one, submitted by Nadine, caught my eye! Who doesn’t love… continue reading »

Maple Spice Glazed Pumpkin Muffins | @tasteLUVnourish | #pumpkin #muffins #fall #plantprotein @lovemysilk

Maple Spice Glazed Pumpkin Muffins

Few things proclaim that fall has arrived as well as pumpkin! The temperatures haven’t even been that chilly yet, but once that wonderful scent of pumpkin, spices and maple come from the oven and fill the house, I feel inspired to break out my sweaters and boots! Well, maybe after “taste-testing” a muffin…or two. I’ve… continue reading »

Coconut Bread | @tasteLUVnourish | @LoveMySilk #coconut #bread #breakfast #snack #plantprotein #healthy

Coconut Bread

My daughter recently had a lunch date with her Grandma and cousin at a really quaint restaurant in town. It’s become a summer tradition that she treasures. There’s nothing better than Grandma-time! Aside from all the laughs and the yummy lunch, my daughter kept raving about the coconut bread they served. That’s all I had… continue reading »

Sesame Tahini Cookies | @tasteLUVnourish | #nobutter #sesame #tahini #cookies

Sesame Tahini Cookies

There’s a part of every day where I need stop everything and take a breath or two. It’s usually in the late afternoon when I crave a cup of coffee or tea and just a little something. These cookies are one of my most favorite. I’m all for ooey-gooey cookies with chocolate and cream fillings,… continue reading »