Poppy’s ‘Cheesy Corn Sauce’ from BunnyKitchen.com – July’s ‘Nut Butter Blast’ entry

Poppy’s ‘Cheesy Corn Sauce’ from BunnyKitchen.com – July’s ‘Nut Butter Blast’ entry

My sweet, newly married friend Poppy is sharing her delectable ‘Cheesy Corn Sauce’ with you today as part of my 2016 Nut Butter Bash! Dear Poppy has been a friend to Canned Time for a good while now and I’m so happy that she could be with us again for this year’s event. Such a delicious dish she’s sharing! Let’s get to it… Following on from last year’s annual blogger event on Canned Time, I am thrilled to be joining again in this year’s Nut Butter Bash extravaganza. There are few things quite as crave-worthy to me than creamy and crunchy peanut butter and jam sandwiches. I grew up with them and thank my mother for making them such a norm in our household while so many of my peers looked on in horror as I munched my way through a very American PB&J that they thought was utterly gross. Fast forward twenty years and PB&J sandwiches are one of my ultimate comfort foods. Though, now I’m not a an energy ball 5 year old or a growing teen, I can’t get away with eating them in my lunchbox every day unless I want to by a new size up…

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Annie’s Almond Butter Chocolate Oat & Seed Squares from An Unrefined Vegan – April’s ‘Nut Butter Bash’ entry

Annie’s Almond Butter Chocolate Oat & Seed Squares from An Unrefined Vegan – April’s ‘Nut Butter Bash’ entry

April’s ‘Nut Butter Bash’ entry comes from my long time Virtual buddy Annie; Creator of An Unrefined Vegan. She never fails to disappoint after 3 years of my monthly blogger entries.  These squares are no exception.   Check ’em out: When Angela invited me to participate in her annual blogger/foodie event (this year’s is called Nut Butter Bash), I hesitated. For about 30 seconds. This gave me an opportunity to just go (with my sincere apologies) a little nuts with ingredients that were verboten in our household. The recipe below is just about everything we no longer eat. And it is one decadent, devilishly delicious dessert. Coconut oil, chocolate chips, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and of course – the star of the show: almond butter. Creamy, luscious, rich, chocolatey. I ate one purely for testing purposes, you understand, and then quickly wrapped them up and gave them to a neighbor. I couldn’t be trusted with the whole batch. The (bitter) irony is not lost on me. The woman who devoted a whole month to peanut butter-themed recipesis no longer eating nut butters of any kind. It is not an allergy that stopped me in my nutty tracks, but the health and well-being of my…

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From ‘AnUnrefinedVegan.com’ Annie’s Apricot Tartlettes – Family Favorite Desserts entry for August

From ‘AnUnrefinedVegan.com’ Annie’s Apricot Tartlettes – Family Favorite Desserts entry for August

In 2015, Canned Time is featuring a new recipe from a different blogger each month again. This year’s theme: Family Favorite Desserts – Veganized.    This month I’m proud to present an old Canned-Time.com friend, Annie and scrumptious  “Apricot Tartlettes” Fruit pie figured greatly into my childhood. Mom’s superb flaky crust graced slices of sweet apple, creamy pumpkin, and juicy raspberries or blueberries. Pies marked off the seasons, showcasing the produce that was available as well as deliciously capping off many a “regular” family meal or holiday celebration. While pie is still a “family favorite” here in my household, over the years I’ve made modifications to suit the way we now eat – ways to get me to fruit pie nirvana without feeling too guilty about the ingredients. I do this by reducing the size of the “slice,” using nut butters in place of butter, and (simply for shortcuts sake) using 100% fruit jam instead of whole fruit. For this recipe, I start with an easy, sugar-free homemade chia jam (and really, any fruit jam you like can be used here) and then I dollop it into small circles of crust. The result is not only a bevy of adorable…

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A visit with Mandy @Be Sol-Ful

A visit with Mandy @Be Sol-Ful

  Last year, I got to explore a little touch of Mandy’s world.   Mandy writes a beautiful site called Be Sol-Ful and she is just that.    Her heartfelt stories about Motherhood, diet, self-worth and great food of course, are a pleasure to read and make me wish that I had just a tiny piece of her life with daughter Willow.  Please check out her site.  She’s posting an interview we did about Canned Time today and I’m proud to be featured.   Thanks Mandy ♥ Have a great weekend everyone.

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No Bake Maca Chia Chews with Pistachio Maple Glaze – Kristy’s 2014 Vegan Cookie Swap! Plus a Vitamix Giveaway Contest

No Bake Maca Chia Chews with Pistachio Maple Glaze – Kristy’s 2014 Vegan Cookie Swap!  Plus a Vitamix Giveaway Contest

I’m so happy to be joining Kristy’s Keepin’ It Kind Vegan Cookie Swap again this year.   Last year, my 5 Layer Lime Brulee Bar Cookies were slightly more complicated than my recipe for this year’s event.  This year, Kristy’s month long event has a special addition.  Vitamix will award one lucky reader with a fabulous Vitamix mixer!    Awesome.   To enter to win, and the see the full post and recipe for my Maca Chia Chews, you’ll need to hop on over to Keepin’ It Kind. Be sure to check out all the Cookie Swap entries while your there as well.   No bake and raw, these Maca Chia Chews will be the hit of any holiday party and likely, the most healthy treat on the tray! Topped with a naturally sweetened glaze and a pinch of my favorite Pistachios, this cookie is a perfect choice for any diet, any taste,  any cookie lover~!     Chocolate Chips?  Cacao?  Maple Syrup?  How can you go wrong with these babies? I love raw cookies for the same reason that people so love cookie dough.  You cut out a step, baking that is, and in the process, allow for more of…

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Guest Post – Jonny Fresh + Pecan Hazelnut Danish + A Giveaway!!

Guest Post – Jonny Fresh + Pecan Hazelnut Danish + A Giveaway!!

I found Jonny on Pinterest this spring and have admired his quest for raw, fresh food recipes ever since.  His creativity and talent for combining wonderfully fresh flavors is magical.  You can see some of his work in this Guest post he did for me along with the recipe for his beautifully delicious Pecan Hazelnut Danishes.  Enter to win one of Jonny’s new E-Book, “Raw Food Made Fun, Easy and Beautiful” as well.   A World Wide Giveaway!  Yeah!!      So Here’s Jonny!     Raw Vegan Pecan Hazelnut Danishes with Strawberry Banana Filling and Lemon Glaze    Before creating a dish for the great honor that this guest post is, I asked my facebook fans what kind of recipes they were looking for. One woman said she wanted something she could serve her kids for breakfast. It immediately caught my eye out of all the answers, and so I started scheming. I wanted to do something that hadn’t been done before. I only found one Raw Danish throughout the whole interweb, and they looked more like crackers. These Danishes are thick, chewy, and most importantly, perfect for kids. Especially ones that are accustomed to traditional grain heavy western breakfasts.…

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Poppy from BunnyKitchen.com – Guest Hosting Today ♥

I am thrilled to be sharing a post today from blogger, animal welfare advocate and all around fabulous girl – Poppy of Bunny Kitchen fame. Poppy’s blog posts are always filled with wonderful food, of course.  But I love how she’s not afraid to say it as she sees it.  Her posts have a kindness that she also mixes with the realities of a meat-eating world.  I love her honesty as much as her recipe magic ♥ Poppy has written up a beautiful article with some thoughts about Vegan life and how she lives it. Welcome to Canned Time Poppy!     I’m Poppy and I am the writer of Bunny Kitchen. I am honoured to be sharing with you today on this stunning platform hosted by such a wonderful writer and vegan food extraordinaire, Angela.   I am a student studying for a degree in Animal Management with a dream of working in animal rescue. I like to rescue the overlooked animals in need, like the bunnies and rodents. I have been a vegetarian since the age of six and turned vegan about three years ago. The core of my vegan lifestyle is for animals, as it should be for…

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‘Breakfast In Bed-Fest’ entry #2 from Julie @Julieslifestyle.com “Berry Breakfast Parfait with Vanilla Cashew ‘Yoghurt’

‘Breakfast In Bed-Fest’ entry #2 from Julie @Julieslifestyle.com “Berry Breakfast Parfait with Vanilla Cashew ‘Yoghurt’

My ‘Breakfast In Bed-Festival’ this year is really just a sneaky way of sharing my favorite Vegan bloggers best breakfast recipes with you all and having a bit of competitive fun all the while.  As I have said too many lots of times before, I leave out for work in the pre-pre-dawn hours, more like the middle of the night for some, I’m sure. I don’t get the luxury very often to enjoy a wonderfully fresh home made breakfast to enjoy in the comfort of my home.  So I’m hosting a little monthly highlight this year of the best of the best in healthy breakfast ideas for days when I am able to spend more time enjoying breakfast. I’ve asked 12 of the most creative, health conscious and economically minded  bloggers to each share 1 breakfast that highlights both their own website and their own ingenuity for eating healthily, kindly and creatively.  At year’s end, we’ll have a little vote on which month’s posting you all enjoyed the most and congratulate the winner with a few kind words and some prizes.  There’s a Pinterest board you can follow to see how the event unfolds each month with all the recipes and news about my…

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5 Layer Lime Brûlée Bar Cookies for Keepin’ It Kind’s Cookie Swap Party

5 Layer Lime Brûlée Bar Cookies for Keepin’ It Kind’s Cookie Swap Party

I’m so pleased to be a part of Kristy’s Cookie Swap Party!  I’ve been a fan of Keepin’ It Kind for about a year and always look forward to Kristy’s recipes.  She has a unique way of bringing serious issues to us without being preachy, self-serving or unkind to those of us who are struggling to do the right thing when it comes to eating and respecting animals.  She’s just a true sweetie!  Thanks Kristy ♥ So I’m sharing a new recipe that combines so many of my favorite dessert flavors; chocolate, almond, caramel, vanilla, citrus just to name a few. These bars have of a little of everything in each bite.   The contrasting crisp and creamy, the sour vs. crunchy caramel in the bruleed lime topping all combine for one great cookie treat.  Oh, and don’t forget the chocolate drizzle hiding in between everything else.  Yes, they would be just as tasty without the candied Limes on top of each bar but heck, it’s the holiday season and I’m going all out these days to jazz up my recipes.  I love lime with chocolate and I love that hint of crunchy caramelized Turbinado sugar topping with these bars.  Yea,…

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Holiday Crowd Pleasers – Vegan Style Guest Posting from EverydayHealth.com

Holiday Crowd Pleasers – Vegan Style Guest Posting from EverydayHealth.com

 I’m pleased to have the folks at EverydayHealth.com guest posting today.  Check out their site when you get a chance today as well! Jennifer Stinson is a contributor to Everyday Health and its healthy living and nutrition content and tools. It is that time of year again! The leaves are falling from the trees, there is a pumpkin on every door step and daylight savings time is over. Time to start thinking about the holiday season and the endless social engagements that come with it. As a vegan, this may have you a little anxious – especially if you are new to the lifestyle. At some point this holiday season, you will most likely be preparing a dish to share. The pressure of bringing a vegan dish to a holiday event that everyone will love can be overwhelming. Here some some tips and recipes to get you through this holiday season like a pro! Flavor is Key Utilizing fresh, local ingredients will help give your dish a flavor boost. Think root vegetables, cranberries, citrus fruits, walnuts and spices. This easy recipe forShaved Root Vegetable Salad from Bon Appetit will be a hit with vegans and omnivores alike! The colors of…

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Meet Annie – What the heck is a “Virtual Vegan Potluck” anyway?

Meet Annie – What the heck is a “Virtual Vegan Potluck” anyway?

My first Virtual Vegan Potluck that I participated in last October sent me into a tizzy of sorts. Not necessarily because of cooking or posting a recipe.  But because  here on the East Coast of the U.S. we were bracing for Hurricane Sandy to push her nasty self up the coast. No one knew then how bad, how long or what the power (or lack of) situation would be. Luckily we were spared here in Washington D.C. all but days of dark dreary cold rain. So what I remember of my first Potluck was not being too sure how things would play out and then wondering if I would have electricity to cook or light enough to take photos. I didn’t know Annie Oliverio at all. Or Somer or Jason. And I was pretty nervous about showing off anything Vegan back then as something that anyone else on the planet might actually want to cook for themselves. What I did know was that everything I’d seen on the Virtual Vegan Potluck site looked really fun and cool. I wanted to meet, if only virtually, my fellow Vegan bloggers.  And I wanted to be a part of it in my small, self-doubting…

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Rose Hip Tea

Rose Hip Tea

Guest posting last week at Veganosaurus was  such fun….thanks Susmitha for featuring my blog and for being such a wonderful friend and blogger ♥ Here’s the post I shared last week for Rose Hip Tea: This is a simple…very simple…herbal tea recipe but it  has given me many hours of peaceful relaxation…………..it’s just great!  I’ve discovered a new and healthy way to relax each evening and it’s just ‘groovy’ that a habit can be good for me these days….. Who knew that roses, such a lovely thing to look at, can also be a super healthy drink to sip and relax with? Rose Hip Tea is a mildly sweet herbal tea made from the fruit of the rose bush, or “hips”. For an extensive look at Rose Hips, check out my old friend and Foraging Expert Sunny Savage here:   http://youtu.be/yzftj3kJkd0 Rose Hip Tea is most famous for it’s abundance of Vitamin C but also contains significant amounts of A, B-1, B-2, B-3, D, E and K.               It also provides plenty of Calcium, Iron, Zinc and lot’s of fun flavonoids!  YEA…… So how can you steep up a cup of this light lovely tea for…

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Hey, go vote! And then check out Amy’s Raw Dark Chocolate Glazed Red Velvet Doughnuts

  My husband and I are busy this week helping out with the voting polls in Maryland so I’m up to my eyeballs in ballots instead of recipes After you’ve voted, be sure and check out Fragrant Vanilla Cake’s fabulous recipes, desserts and advise. Like her latest beauty:   Raw Dark Chocolate Glazed Red Velvet Doughnuts   Amy was kind enough to write up a guest posting for Canned Time this past summer: And in that post, Amy featured her Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Cheesecake…………oh my! So be sure and check those out…………after you’ve voted of course!!! I’ll be back with more fun food recipes after the election, until then, say a little prayer for us here in the U.S. Thanks Amy!  And take care everyone…..

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‘Living, Learning, Eating’ – Guest Post

I’m Sabrina and I blog at Living, Learning, Eating. I’m thrilled to get to guest post for you guys while Angela is on vacation! I’ve been blogging for a little over a year now and, while the emphasis of my blog has changed, from journal-style food blogging to fashion– and lifestyle-influenced food blogging to primarily review-based food blogging, I’ve always enjoyed having and ‘unusual’ health spin. To me, healthy isn’t about deprivation – it isn’t about skipping ice cream and having frozen almond milk instead, or punishing my body with hour-long cardio workouts. To me, health is all about enjoying life! I’m a writer, student (I’m going into my third semester at Harvard this fall), actress, and model, and my definition of health is uniquely me. My definition of a well-balanced diet includes plenty of: Bread – Ice Cream – Veggies – Cookies – Microwave Protein Cakes – Nut Butter – Cereal – Nooch – Yogurt Messes (love the granola!) – Bars – Fruit – Bean-Packed Baked Goods – And, of course, chocolate – In addition to creating recipes and reviewing new foods, I love hosting fun giveaways for my readers. I’m currently hosting a Nana’s Cookies Giveaway from Tuesday,…

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“Fragrant Vanilla Cake” Guest Post

I recently discovered a wonderful blog full of wonderful cakes and more……….Fragrant Vanilla Cake has quickly become a favorite and luckily for me and my readers, it’s creator, Amy, has agreed to share some thoughts and some beautiful pics of her Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Cheesecake. Could there be any better combination of flavors?  Thanks for sharing Amy!  We’ll be watching for each new beautiful creation you make at Fragrant Vanilla Cake. More now from Amy herself: Hello, nice to meet you all!  My name is Amy, and I have a blog called “Fragrant Vanilla Cake”, mostly baking and dessert recipes, but the occasional special vegetarian savory recipe pops up as well.  I am a competitive long distance runner who also works in a deli at a health food store as a cook.  I also have a degree in studio Art from Bethel University, but fell in love with the art of cooking and baking after college so I have decided to use my creativity in that respect more than just simply painting and drawing.  After all, to me creating recipes is art.  I have been a vegetarian for 8 years, but just began to lean more towards the vegan…

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