healthy vegan friday #27

Hello everyone!

Gosh, a week without a post and I’ve missed you all! This week has been really great. I didn’t share any New Year’s resolutions or goals on this blog, mostly because I don’t really believe in them for myself, but something I want to work on is saying “yes”. I’m such a homebody that sometimes going out seems too difficult or stressful, even though in the end, when I do say yes, I have such a great time! So this week I said “yes” more and it’s been such a positive thing. It’s amazing what you open yourself up to when you decide to be happy receiving!

In other blog news, thank you for those of you who completed the survey for the third Healthy Vegan Friday host! We’ve had some really awesome applicants and are currently reviewing them. So stay tuned!

For those of you who don’t know, Healthy Vegan Fridays is a weekly blog hop hosted by myself and Carrie @ Carrie on Vegan. it is a place to share your healthy vegan recipes that make use of whole ingredients and minimize the use of processed and refined foods. The recipes shared on this link up are intended to emphasis the beauty, creativity and benefits of a healthy, plant-based diet!

Recap of last week:

Most Popular Submissions

Why I stopped Drinking Green Smoothies

Why I Stopped Drinking Green Smoothies from Katherine @ Green Thickies

While this post has some serious parts, I want to focus on the happy- CONGRATS KATHERINE!!

Quinoa Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting from Corinne @ RI Nutritional House Calls

Love the ingredients in these- no flour, just a whole grain and they look so fudgy!

Donut Muffins

Donut Muffins from Erin @ Sift, Stir & Devour

Healthy muffins that taste like the delicious sugary treat from my childhood? Yes please!

My Favourites from Last Week

Vegan Red Lentil Dal with Cranberries

Favourite Main Event: Red Lentil Dal with Cranberries from Hannah @ Wayfaring Chocolate

The addition of the cranberries here is genius!! Love it.


Favourite Sensible Yet Scrumptious Snack: Cinnamon Sugar Snack Bites from Veronica @ Veggie V’s Vegan Adventure

Love the ingredients in these and they sound like they would taste like cinnamon toast!

cupcake 4

Favourite Indulgence: Vanilla Bean Quinoa Flour Cupcakes with Maple Coconut Frosting from Marya @ Part-Time Health Nut

Cupcakes are probably one of my favourite desserts and these look decadent but have awesome ingredients in them- win win!

My Submission for the Week:


Curry Tomato Spaghetti Squash

This meal is so warming and it’s a wonderful alternative to the standard spaghetti squash with tomato sauce!

And just a quick request- PLEASE put a LINK BACK to this blog party on the post you are linking. We want to try and spread the word about Healthy Vegan Friday and would really appreciate your help doing so!

So, if you have a healthy vegan recipe (or 2) to share, please add it to the list below! If not, feel free to browse the submissions and get inspired! You can also check out our Pinterest board and feel free to tweet about it using the hashtag #VeganFridays. Feel free to grab our button (code is on the sidebar) to help promote this even and show your vegan pride.

You don’t have to be vegan to submit, just needs to be a vegan recipe. so share that creativity of yours!

Thanks and happy Friday!

Submission Guidelines

  • maximum of 2 submissions per week

  • you do not have to be a vegan food blogger to link up, but all recipes must be 100% vegan.

  • all recipe submissions should focus on the most whole, unprocessed and unrefined ingredients as much as possible, although we will still accept recipes that make use of some processed/refined ingredients.

  • you may submit current or past recipes, just make sure they are not ones that you have shared previously on this blog hop.

  • besides recipes, feel free to submit informative posts that are aimed at promoting vegan, plant-based diets.

  • you must provide a link back to this blog party on your submitted post. You can either grab our badge to display or a clickable link back somewhere on the post you are submitting.

  • when linking up, please make sure to link back to the post you are submitting, not the homepage of your blog

Legal Disclaimer

By linking up to Healthy Vegan Fridays, you guarantee that the pictures and posts are your own and not that of someone else. You also agree to give permission to all hostesses (Gabby and Carrie) to make use of your pictures and posts on our own Healthy Vegan Friday posts, as well as giving us permission to re-post them on Pinterest, Twitter and/or Facebook.

26 thoughts on “healthy vegan friday #27

  1. Hi Gabby,

    Well, I am finally back sharing some recipes! I hope this Friday finds you well.

    This week I am sharing one of my favorite soup recipes (French Lentil, Butternut Squash, and Dino Kale), and also sharing a tasty alternative to traditional mashed potatoes (Roasted and Mashed Celery Root).

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Thanks for highlighting my Cinnamon Sugar Snack Bites! I have another treat to link up later tonight :-)

    Man, a couple of the submissions from last week are drool-worthy! Those brownies! Those donuts! Mmmm….donuts….*drool*

    Saying yes is good thing. Most of the time. Never know who will cross your path ;-)

  3. Way to go on saying ‘yes’ and enjoying yourself! I am also a homebody, not always, but often. It is especially difficult that in Europe (not to generalize, mainly talking of Amsterdam & Barcelona here) people seem to go out at midnight or later…by that time I am really either ready to go to sleep (or sleeping) or feel so cozy at home that a book or a movie at home sounds better than getting dressed to go out. It was easier while living in the US, go out at 7, 8, 9 or maybe 10 pm, and stay out until 2 am max. (and having the option to leave earlier)…

  4. I know exactly what you mean about being a homebody….except, I never resolved to say ‘yes’. :-)

    I’m adding my Chocolate Raspberry Fudge Bites this week. Thanks for hosting Gabby, and have a great weekend!

    • Hehe I think being in a new city, it’s really important to say yes, especially when I don’t have the benefit of having any family or too many friends around. Once I’m confrotable here I’m sure I’ll be struggling to say yes again!

      YUM thanks for sharing those Lauren! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  5. I’m a homebody too. Especially at night. I just want to curl up with a book or my journal and go to bed early. But, like you said, if I do go out I end up having so much fun. Glad you had fun saying yes this week.

    The curry squash looks very warming and delicious. I would guess that the sweetness from the squash is a nice compliment to the curry. And it looks pretty too. Have a great week :)

    • I know- a book, my journal, some tea and warm socks are the ultimate cozy night in! Sometimes it’s nice to get out though! I need to find a balance now :)

      Yes the sweetness of the squash is wonderful with the sauce! Then again, what isn’t amazing with squash? ;)

      Hope you’re having a lovely weekend!

  6. I’m happy my post was popular but I just wanted to let you know I’m relieved to be back on the green smoothie band wagon now which I feel so much better about.
    I’m a homebody too especially in the winter when it’s freezing cold and dark outside, but lately I’ve been getting out a lot more too now that my baby is finally sleeping and I’ve got more energy and you’re right it is fun, but much more tiring!
    This week I’m sharing all my smoothie recipes without bananas as a lot of people don’t like to use them.
    Many thanks for hosting this Gabby.

  7. Way to go, Gabby! I am a homebody, too, especially now that I rely on transit… AND it is so cold! Rob has been doing the grocery shopping, it is that bad. ;) Except I am focusing on studying and trying to say no instead. Keep the distractions low…. although I just signed up to do the Ottawa-Kingston cycle again in June. OMG!!!

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