WF Staff Fall Favorites: Recipes

What to Cook?

It can be very daunting trying to come up with fast, healthy and satisfying meals day after day. Whether you are feeding a flock or just yourself, it’s easy to get into a rut and become bored with your current rotations and end up eating less than healthy meals.

We’re here to help! We’ve compiled a list of our team’s favorite fall recipes that are easy, delicious and will keep you on your plant-based path. Try these recipes and give your taste buds a boost!

Zoe’s Pick:

Maple Roasted Fall Vegetables

“One of my all-time fall favorites is this simple, maple-roasted veggie dish (the hardest part is cutting all the veggies :)”

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 1-pound parsnips, cut into small chunks
  • 1-pound turnips, cut into small chunks
  • 2 medium/large sweet potatoes, cut into small chunks
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup* (if you don’t want as much sugar, use 1/4 cup maple syrup and 1/4 cup water)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon rosemary
  • 1/2 Tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 Tablespoon pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Combine the vegetables and other ingredients in a large bowl, mixing well to ensure that all vegetables are equally coated with the maple syrup and seasoning (adjust amounts as necessary).
  4. Divide vegetables between the two baking sheets and roast for 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally throughout and removing when they are golden brown.
  5. Serve as a delicious side, over a salad, or have them with quinoa and chickpeas as a main dish.

Tina’s Pick:

Autumn Gold Squash Soup

“This Moosewood Restaurant recipe comes out such a beautiful golden color and the tomato and orange juice keeps it from being too sweet.”

Ingredients

  • 1 medium to large butternut squash (about 2 cups cooked pulp)
  • 1 large Spanish onion, chopped (about 3 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 11/2 cups tomato juice
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • Salt and ground black pepper

 Directions

  1. Bake or boil the squash. To bake, halve the squash and scoop out the seeds. Place the squash halves cut side down on an oiled baking sheet and cover loosely with aluminum foil. Bake at 350 degrees until tender, about one hour. Scoop out the pulp and discard the skin. To boil, peel the squash, halve it, and scoop out the seeds. Cut it into chunks and place them in a saucepan with water to cover. Bring the water to a boil and cook until the squash is tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and reserve the liquid.
  2. Meanwhile, saute the chopped onion in the oil with the nutmeg, cinnamon, thyme, and bay leaves until the onion is translucent. Add the diced carrot and celery and the water (if you boiled the squash, use the reserved liquid). Cover and simmer until the carrots are tender. Remove the bay leaves.
  3. In a blender or food processor, puree the cooked squash, the onion carrot mixture, and the juices in batches. Gently reheat the soup. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Sam’s Pick:

Almond Apple Quinoa Salad

“I love this tasty salad as it reminds me of apple pie, so, yum!  And I’m always happy when I can eat more spinach.”

A simple quinoa salad with toasted almonds and sunflower seeds, a chopped apple, and dried cranberries. A delicious raspberry vinaigrette covers this salad! Add some grilled chicken if desired.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup vegetable broth, or water will work
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 3 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 Granny Smith apple or favorite variety of apple
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Dressing
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup raspberry wine vinegar
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons seedless raspberry jam
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper optional

Directions

  1. Rinse your quinoa.
  2. In a small pot combine the quinoa and vegetable broth or water.
  3. Follow package directions to cook the quinoa.
  4. Meanwhile, add the sliced almonds and sunflower seeds in a single layer to a completely dry skillet (don’t add any oil) and place on medium-high heat (don’t want it too hot or they will burn). Stir the nuts and seeds every 15 seconds for about 1-2 minutes or until the color slightly darkens and they start to smell good. Watch these carefully as they can go from perfectly toasted to burned quickly!
  5. Chop up the apple and toss it with the lemon juice.
  6. Remove the quinoa and allow to completely cool.
  7. Mix together the spinach, dried cranberries, chopped apple, and completely cooled quinoa.
  8. Toss with the dressing and top with the toasted almonds and sunflower seeds.
  9. To make the dressing: Combine all of the ingredients in an immersion blender or small food processor. Start with 1 tablespoon of maple syrup and add more if needed.

Barbara’s Pick:

Roasted Cauliflower with Charissa Spice

“I use leftovers in other dishes like quinoa or vegetable soup. I just add it to the soup at the end since it is already cooked.”

Ingredients

  • Whole cauliflower
  • Charissa Spice: choose from “Regular” or “With a Kick”.

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut off the outer leaves of cauliflower and discard.
  3. Rinse off well, scraping off any brown spots and cut into small florets.
  4. Rub 1 TB spice all over cauliflower. It will stick well with the excess water from rinsing.  Use more or less rub depending on how spicy you like it.
  5. Spread on roasting pan and put in oven for 15-20 mins, no oil needed.

Peggy’s Pick:

Loaded Veggie Tikka Masala

“Fall recipes; what fun!  I’ve been making this Loaded Veggie Tikka Masala. Delish!”

Loaded Veggie Tikka Masala- this vegan tikka masala is easy to make, FULLY vegan, and loaded with delicious vegetables and chickpeas!

Ingredients

  • Large yellow onion (1/2 goes in sauce in blitzed sauce, 1/2 is finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 inch of ginger, peeled
  • 10 sprigs of fresh cilantro (plus more for serving)
  • 1/2 tablespoon walnut oil (more polyunsaturated fatty acids than olive oil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of salt (optional)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of garam masala
  • 1 14.5 oz can no-salt added diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 ounce can of (no-salt added) tomato sauce
  • 1 small container of almond yogurt, roughly 5 ounces
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 head of cauliflower, chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 15 oz can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup of frozen peas
  • Optional for serving: chopped cilantro, extra yogurt, basmati rice cooked

Directions

  1. In a food processor, combine half of the onion, garlic, ginger, cilantro stalks, and  1/2 of the oil. Blitz until fully combined about 1 minute. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the remaining oil over medium heat. Add in the chopped onion and spices, stir to combine and cook gently for 10 minutes.
  3. Into the skillet, add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, yogurt, HALF of the almond milk and the blitzed onion and cilantro sauce. Cook for an additional 5 minutes over medium heat.
  4. Add in the cauliflower and carrots and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Once the veggies are tender, add in chickpeas, frozen peas and the remaining almond milk. Stir to combine and let cook for 5 more minutes or until peas are fully heated through.
  6. Serve with rice and (optional) a bit more cilantro leaves and yogurt.

Jenn’s Pick:

Crockpot Applesauce

“This is one of my fall faves! I’ve been making it for years and it is so simple. It is so delicious and it makes your house smell amazing.”

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water or apple cider (I use apple cider)
  • 10 apples, quartered (You can peel them, but I don’t as apple peel has great nutritional benefits. I love to use Honeycrisp and Zestar apples for this, but use your favorites.)
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, to prevent browning
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon or 2 common sticks and a little fresh ground nutmeg (add spices in the last half hour of cooking.

Directions

  1. Add apples and cider or water and lemon juice to the crock-pot. Cook on low all-day or overnight. (I watch This is Us, so I only use the crock pot during the day when I’m awake. 😉
  2. In the last 1/2 hour, add: 1 tsp. cinnamon OR I add two cinnamon sticks and a little fresh ground nutmeg when I add the apples, I love it this way.
  3. If you like chunky applesauce, leave it this way. I like it super smooth so I put it in the Vitamix (or blender) on low for a few seconds.

“If you like your applesauce sweeter you can add some maple syrup or natural sweetener of choice. I love the taste of unsweetened applesauce. This is delicious warmed up in a mug as a snack on a chilly evening or added to oatmeal with a dash of apple pie spice for breakfast. It keeps in the fridge for about two weeks and freezes well.”

Michele’s Pick:

Pumpkin Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 2cups rolled oats
  • 1/2cup almond or other nondairy milk
  • 1cup pumpkin puree (can also use sweet potato)
  • 1tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 TBS ground flax
  • 2 TBS apple cider vinegar
  • 2 TBS maple syrup or agave
  • 1+½TBS baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • optional additions: chocolate chips or pecans

Directions

  1. Put all ingredients in blender and blend until just mixed.
  2. Adjust liquid if too thick.
  3. Let sit for a few minutes before pouring onto hot griddle.
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Valentine’s Day Gifts Ideas From WF

Will You Be My Vegan Valentine?  Check out our Valentine’s gift list for those whose hearts you love and want to keep healthy!

This gorgeous heart shaped umbrella will keep the rainy day blues away.

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Tea for two?  Get cozy with your valentine with the Plain-T teapot for two gift set!

Teapot for two & 2 bags of loose leaf tea

Put your heart into it!  These heart measuring spoons make a fun gift for your plant-based loved ones.

Give the gift of you!  Download these love coupons and enjoy some couple time!

Love Coupon Book

This Indian Coconut Nectar Wanderlust set is vegan and smells like love!

Where to eat with your plant-based Valentine? Head to Saaz for delicious Indian vegan flavors!

This “veganism is love” bracelet is a lovely gift!

For the yoga and self-love practitioner in your life: the Sivan yoga starter kit will heat them up!

Give this heartwarming collection of reads in Oprah’s Little Book of Love and Friendship.

And finally, for the hopeless romantics in your life, there’s always the magnificent Rumi! His Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing is sure to make your Valentine’s heart skip a “beet”!

Why Are Leafy Greens the Superheros of the Veggie World?

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Why are greens so glorious?  While all fruits and veggies pack a nutritional punch, leafy greens hit it out of the park.  Here’s why:

Dark green leafy vegetables are nutritional powerhouses loaded with vitamins and nutrients.  The darker the color, the healthier they are.  Salad greens, kale and spinach are rich in vitamins A, C, E and K, and broccoli, bok choy and mustard greens are also rich in many of the B-vitamins. These vegetables also contain an abundance of carotenoids-antioxidants that protect cells and play roles in blocking the early stages of cancer. They also contain high levels of fiber, iron, magnesium, potassium and calcium. As well, greens have very little carbohydrates, sodium and cholesterol.

Because of their high content of antioxidants, green leafy vegetables may be one of the best cancer-preventing foods. Studies have shown that eating 2 to 3 servings of green leafy vegetables per week may lower the risk of stomach, breast and skin cancer. These same antioxidants have also been proven to decrease the risk of heart disease.

Filling up on dark leafy greens can help with weight loss and maintaining a healthy body weight as they are low in calories and have a low glycemic index.  As well, adding more leafy greens increases your intake of fiber which helps regulate your digestive system and keep it healthy. These properties are particularly helpful for those with type-2 diabetes.

So be creative and eat your glorious greens!

What are some examples of leafy greens?

Here’s a list:  kale, spinach, mustard greens, collard greens, arugula, Swiss chard, broccoli, turnip greens and bok choy, to name a few.

Great ways to get more leafy greens in your diet:

Put it in a salad: Create a mix of kale, spinach and arugula, adding in different kinds of tomatoes.  Add cucumbers, peppers, shredded carrots and cabbage for an exciting and colorful salad.  Try a fresh dressing of lemon juice, garlic, a little Dijon mustard and olive oil.

Make a hummus wrap:  Put a layer of hummus on your whole wheat tortilla and add spinach or arugula, avocado, tomatoes and peppers.

Kale chips: tear kale leafs into sections and lay on cookie sheet.  Sprinkle a little salt and a tiny bit of olive oil over kale.  Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes.

Add to soup or stew: Add kale or spinach to any of your favorite soups or stews.

Veggie stir fry:  stir in bok choy, broccoli, onions, peppers, mushrooms and any vegetable you have in the fridge!

 

Wellness Apps We Love

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Now that the New Year is upon us, how do we keep the wellness resolutions we’ve made for a healthier and happier 2018?

Here are some apps that will help you navigate shopping, cooking and eating more healthily as well as trying to fit exercise and mindfulness into your daily routine.

Michele’s Pick:

Muncher Jr. (free)

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Muncher Jr. is a fun free app to help kids and parents on their wellness journey. Kids can track their servings of various food groups, water, and mood throughout the day.

Jenn’s Picks:

Forks Over Knives ($4.99)

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This is the essential recipe app from the makers of the critically-acclaimed film Forks Over Knives. Discover over 300 hearty and decadent whole food plant-based meals from over 20 leading chefs, with new recipes added weekly.  Forks Over Knives app helps organize your ingredient and shopping lists for streamlined and easy meal planning.

Stop, Breathe & Think (free)

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Stop, Breathe & Think is an award winning meditation and mindfulness app that helps you find peace anywhere. It allows you to check in with your emotions, and recommends short guided meditations, yoga and acupressure videos, tuned to how you feel.

Peggy’s Pick:

My Fitness Pal (free)

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Whether you want to lose weight, tone up, get healthy or change your habits, you’ll love MyFitnessPal.  Log your food and fitness and more daily to track your progress.

Zoe’s Picks:

Healthy Living (free)

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From food to shampoo, we are exposed to chemicals every second, yet we know very little about them. To navigate this complicated world and make safer choices, the Healthy Living app gives us health and safety ratings for over 200,000 food and cosmetics products.  Just scan the product to discover how healthy it is.

Headspace (free)

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Headspace has hundreds of themed mindfulness sessions on everything from stress to sleep with bite-sized meditations for busy schedules.

Happify (free)

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How you feel matters. Whether you’re feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, or you’re dealing with constant negative thoughts, Happify brings you effective tools and programs to take control of your emotional wellbeing.

Brianna’s Pick:

Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen (free)

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Michael Greger, MD, FACLM, has arrived at a list of what he considers the most important foods to include in a healthy daily diet. Yes, greens are good for you, but how much should we try to eat each day? Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen details the healthiest foods and how many servings of each we should try to check off every day.  Also, check out his bestselling book How No To Die.

Sam’s Picks:

Happy Cow ($3.99)

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This comprehensive vegetarian and vegan restaurant guide helps you find a local restaurant or cafe anywhere in the world, or search for reviews about a local vegan or vegetarian health food store.

Yonder (free)

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Plan your next adventure with Yonder. Created for everyone—from backyard explorers to backcountry adventurers—Yonder connects you to the people, places, and experiences that inspire.  Want to go on a hike? Maybe kayaking? How about rock climbing? Simply launch Yonder and it’ll show you the places and experiences that are all around you.

Daily Burn (free +)

Choose from a huge variety of daily workouts that you can do in the comfort of your home.  No need to worry about class fees and schedules or getting yourself there.  Our Wellness Foundation Team does a 10 minute brain break workout every day and it makes all the difference.  Just 10 minutes of exercise per day, in your living room, can have a big impact on your health and wellbeing!

Wellness Foundation’s Holiday Gift Guide 2017

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Check out Wellness Foundation team’s gift picks to keep your loved ones happy and healthy this holiday season and beyond!

Michele’s Picks:

The Oh She Glows Cookbook is filled with delicious and healthy whole food, plant-based recipes that the health conscious and foodie alike will love.  $21.60

With the Spiralizer you can swap pasta for zucchini noodles or just make pretty apple flowers. A must-have for any creative cook.  $39.99

Give the gift of mindfulness!  Cory Muscara’s 31-day Mindfulness Course is a perfect way to kick-start a mindfulness practice.  Cory’s mission is to make happiness easier for more people by blending eastern wisdom with western science in a way that is comprehensible, practical, and transformative. $27.

 

The Sprout Garden 3-tray Sprouter Kit has everything your loved one needs to grow their own super nutritious and delicious sprouts.  It includes an instruction booklet, 3-tier sprouter, and three packets of certified organic sprouting seeds: alfalfa, 5-part salad mix, and protein powerhouse mix.  Sprouting is so easy and is a great way to load up on nutrients!  $25.93

Jenn’s Picks:

Jenn loves New York Times best selling author Kathy Freston’s books and and her easily accessible and powerful messages.  The Book of Veganish contains everything curious teens and young adults need to help them navigate through the transition to a vegan lifestyle. The 70 simple recipes are perfect for those with tight budgets and rudimentary cooking tools (and skills). Filled with insights on the benefits of adopting a plant-based diet and how to best deal with parents and the rest of the nonvegan world, The Book of Veganish will allow existing and aspiring vegans to feel confident about their new lifestyle choices.  Also, pre-order her newest book Clean Protein: the Revolution that Will Reshape Your Body, Boost Your Energy- and Save Our Planet.  Sure to be her next bestseller!

From Jenn: “I can’t think of a better way to begin a happy, healthy new year! My friend, Kathy Freston has spent years researching the future of protein and her new book “Clean Protein” is going to start a Clean Protein Revolution! If you have someone in your life who is constantly asking you “where do you get your protein on a plant based diet?” this is the book for them! This book is going to revolutionize the way we look at protein forever. Tuck a note in their stocking and let the recipient know that this book is coming in January to help them have their healthiest and happiest year yet!”

   

The NutriBullet is great for healthy smoothies, soups, sauces, and sorbets. This easy-to-clean machine provides a simple, tasty, highly absorbable way to consume superfoods like spinach, berries and beets.  $69.99

NutriBullet 600 Watt Nutrient Extractor, Hi-Speed Blender and Smoothie-Maker

Tired of wondering what toxic ingredients you or your loved ones are putting on their skin?  Give the gift of natural skin products with Andalou Naturals .  This age defying starter kit is a great stocking stuffer.  $19.99

Jenn’s favorite appliance of the moment is the Instant Pot that makes plant-based eating super quick and easy!  Cooking money-saving dried beans in minutes, this amazing device is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, sautér, steamer and warmer all in one!  $79.95

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Barbara’s Picks:

Give the gift of elevated mood and stress relief!  The Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Diffuser fills with any favorite essential oils.   Helps with allergies, sleep and cold and flu symptoms too.  $25.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

This lovely guest soap gift box from Southampton Soap Company  features soaps made by hand in small batches using the finest all natural, vegetable-based ingredients that are not tested on animals.  They use homegrown, wildcrafted, organic herbs and botanicals for color and scent.  There are no sulfates, parabens, phthalates or additives in their products.  Good, clean soap made on Long Island.  $25.

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Peggy’s Picks:

The Witmer Natural Peanut Butter Hand Mixer is a handy dandy tool for those peanut/almond butter lovers on your list.  It easily stirs the peanut butter in the original container without splashing the oil.  $10.

Get Warmies plush animals for the littles in your life.  Simply warm in a microwave for one minute to release the wonderfully soothing lavender aroma.  The bigs might want one too!  $24.99

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Zoe’s Picks:

These reusable glass straws make excellent stocking stuffers and help save the planet too!  Choose from a variety of colors and styles.  $8.95-$11.95

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The Harvest Food Box takes the hassle out of shopping and preparing and delivers healthy, ready-to-cook food right to your doorstep.  It’s a great gift for those on your list who want to be healthy but have little time.  Their delicious, plant-based recipe ingredients are ready to be thrown into a crock pot–it’s as simple as that!  Harvest Food Box delivers to the eastern half of Long Island,  NY.  $69.99 per week.

These Rawmantic chocolates are raw, organic, plant-based and handcrafted.  Choose from quinoa almond ganache, millet hazelnut chocolate or coconut energy truffles to name a few. Perfect for the healthy sweeties in your life!  Gluten-free and dairy-free.  $4. for one bar.

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Sam’s Picks:

Do your WFPB peeps love to travel?  Get The Essential Vegan Travel guide filled with tips and tools on how to travel healthfully and happily.  $14.95

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Give a Spice House gift box filled with delicious, fragrant aromas to add rich flavor to any plant-based meal.  We love the salad and vegetable lovers’s gift box as well as the popcorn seasoning gift box.  $27.94 for salad & veggie lover’s.

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Vegan Cuts Beauty Boxes offer a monthly subscription to boxes filled with cruelty-free, natural products that don’t break the bank.  Each month your loved one will receive a delivery of 4-7 new products to try, ranging from unique cosmetics to luxurious skincare.  They offer a monthly vegan snack box too.  $120. for 6 months of deliveries -$20. per box.

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This Dessert Bullet is a must have for any health conscious person who wants a yummy and satisfying treat.   Made with only fruit, Dessert Bullet sorbet is a guilt-free indulgence. The kids will love it!  $98.

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The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living is chock full of tips to help you and your loved ones get through the winter with coziness, connection, contentment and a little coffee too!    Hygge is a Danish philosophy that focuses on having a sense of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. It is about being with the people you love, a feeling of home and that you are safe.  Hygge is the sensation you get when you’re cuddled up on a sofa, in cozy socks under a soft throw, during a storm. It’s that feeling when you’re sharing food and easy conversation with loved ones at a candlelit table.  Find out why Danes are some of the happiest people on the planet and how to achieve hygge for yourselves.  $10.69

More Books We Love:

Vegan Under Pressure

Vegan cooking made fast, fresh, and flavorful with the convenience of a pressure cooker.  $12.85

How Not to Die Cookbook

Dr. Michael Greger’s first book, How Not to Die, a New York Times bestseller, presented the scientific evidence behind the only diet that can prevent and reverse many of the causes of premature death and disability. Now, The How Not to Die Cookbook puts that science into action. From Superfood Breakfast Bites to Spaghetti Squash Puttanesca to Two-Berry Pie with Pecan-Sunflower Crust, every recipe in The How Not to Die Cookbook offers a delectable, easy-to-prepare, plant-based dish to help anyone eat their way to better health.  $17.99

Plant-Powered Families

A plant-based diet can be easy, delicious, and healthy for the entire family. In Plant-Powered Families, Burton shares over 100 whole-food, vegan recipes—tested and approved by her own three children. Your family will love the variety of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts, and snacks.  $16.05

Vegan: the Cookbook  WF tested: an A+ grade!

The definitive and most comprehensive cookbook of traditional and authentic home cooking vegan dishes from 150 countries around the world.”—Vegan Magazine

With nearly 500 vegetable-driven recipes, Vegan: The Cookbook, inspired by cuisines around the work, brings vegan home cooking to new levels of deliciousness.  Featuring dishes from countries ranging from Albania to Zambia, it showcases the culinary diversity of vegan cuisine, highlighting regional fruits and vegetables, traditional cooking techniques, and universally delectable flavors. Home cooks will discover sweet and savory starters, soups, salads, mains, and desserts for all to enjoy, accompanied by straightforward instructions and gorgeous color photography.  $42.45

The Art of Extreme Self Care

This life-changing handbook by best-selling author Cheryl Richardson offers you 12 strategies to transform your life one month at a time. Designed as a practical, action-oriented program, each chapter challenges you to alter one behavior that keeps getting you in trouble.  A sane and sensible program that gives you the permission you need to dramatically upgrade your life!

Chick Pea Magazine Subscription

If your loved ones love cooking, DIY, personal stories, beautiful photography, unique hand lettering, modern design, talking about food, whole foods veganism, and much more, they’ll love Chickpea!  $65. per year, four issues .

Yearly Print Subscription

The Wisdom of Sundays

This beautiful and soul-expanding book is filled with life-changing insights from some of today’s most most-admired thought-leaders and visionaries.  Oprah Winfrey’s, The Wisdom of Sundays, promises to be a timeless keepsake that will help readers awaken to life’s wondrous possibilities and discover a deeper connection to the natural world around them.  $16.79

The Blue Zones and the new Blue Zones of Happiness are two books that show how you can live your longest, happiest and healthiest life with studies from the people in the world that are doing it best. Region by region, author Dan Buettner reveals the “secrets” of longevity through stories of his travels and interviews with some of the most remarkable–and happily long-living people on the planet. It’s no coincidence that the way they eat, interact with each other, shed stress, heal themselves, avoid disease, and view their world yield them more good years of life. Must reads!  Blue Zones: $11.96, Blue Zones of Happiness: $14.33

  

 

The Book of Awakening

This book will help you have the life you want by being present to the life you have!  Philosopher-poet and cancer survivor, Mark Nepo opens a new season of freedom and joy–an escape from deadening, asleep-at-the wheel sameness–that is both profound and clarifying. His spiritual daybook is a summons to reclaim aliveness, liberate the self, take each day one at a time, and to savor the beauty offered by life’s unfolding.  $10.97