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Bring the Sunshine: Blueberry Lemon Vegan Coffee Cake

This deliciously sweet vegan coffee cake brings together the brightness of blueberries and lemon, which might be lacking in the heavy December weather. The rich flavor, dense crumb and sprinkling of crunchy poppyseeds make it a lovely treat alongside a cup of tea, herbal coffee, or actual coffee, whether you can enjoy in the sunshine or not!

December 3rd

National Eat Your Vegetables Day!

Well, if there was ever a holiday to celebrate on Vibrant Wellness Journal, this surely is it! I learned from listening to Marketplace yesterday on my way home that today, June 17 is National Eat your Vegetables Day. And I think it’s a great damn day. We all know we should eat more vegetables. They […]

June 17th

Learn to Balance Hormones Naturally

One of the most popular posts on our site is Balance the Reproductive Cycle Naturally with Traditional Chinese Medicine. This post, written in collaboration with an acupuncturist, discusses the foods and supplements that can help us throughout our menstrual cycle: seaweeds, greens and beets are good all month long, but others (like warming spices) are […]

January 6th

Book Review: The 30 Minute Vegan Soup’s On!

We’re big fans of Mark Reinfeld’s 30 Minute Vegan books, so I was super happy to get a review copy of the newest book in the series. Released just last month from DeCapo/Lifelong, Soup’s On: More than 100 quick and easy recipes for every season demonstrates Reinfeld’s passion for simple cooking and healthy indulgence. Reinfeld, […]

December 31st

Should you Choose a Vegan Lifestyle?

In case you’ve been blissfully avoiding pop media lately, entrepreneur and musician Jay-Z and his super-star wife Beyonce have recently embarked upon a 22-day vegan “challenge.”  In what he calls a “spiritual and physical cleanse,” Jay-Z and Beyonce are undertaking veganism in recognition of the spiritual significance of his 44th birthday and the Christmas season. […]

December 19th

Quick Meals: Fava Bean Soup (Ful Muddamus)

Ful Muddamus is a simple fava bean soup that is eaten for breakfast in Egypt and other parts of Africa. It’s delicious solo or with rice or bread. Fava beans are not very common in American foods, but your should be able to find these extra large beans at your favorite natural food store. You […]

December 12th

Quick Snacks: Sprouted Hummus

Finding healthy and delicious alternatives to indulgent holiday foods is crucial in keeping us honest in our journey towards complete health and wellness. In fact, I believe there is no holiday health strategy more important if we hope to make it through the next six weeks with our sanity! With that in mind, I have […]

December 6th

Capture Vitality with Kombu Dashi

My passion for soups and stews grows stronger as each autumn day passes and winter quickly approaches. Warming foods like these warm the body and soul and allow the dark, slow days of Fall to joyously pass with ease. In addition to the comfort they provide, a well-timed bowl of soup or hearty stew also […]

October 28th

The Benefits of Sprouting

I know I’m not alone in my passion for food and, despite my best efforts at being lazy, I think it’s about time I recognize and experience the nutritional and emotional benefits of sprouting. Sprouting According to the Whole Grains Council, grains like rice, wheat, corn, oats and barley are actually the dormant seeds of […]

September 2nd