Baking

The Best Pumpkin Bread

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I make my favorite banana bread recipe all the time. I decided to switch it up create a pumpkin version. The result? A super moist bread, with the perfect amount of flavor!

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Vegan Thanksgiving Dishes

I usually make a couple vegan dishes for Thanksgiving, but ironically this is the first year I’m actually making Thanksgiving-inspired dishes, instead of my usual go-to’s. I’ve rounded up some yummy recipes, that I can’t wait to try next week. All recipes are vegan & gluten free. What are your favorite Thanksgiving dishes?

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Vegan Green Bean Casserole

mashed potatoes

The Best Damn Mashed Potatoes

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Best Ever Vegan Mushroom Gravy

stuffing

Onion, Celery and Mushroom Stuffing

brussel sprouts

Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Cinnamon Butternut Squash, Pecans & Cranberries

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Sweet Potato Casserole

buscuits gravy

Gluten Free Vegan Biscuits and Gravy

healthy pumpkin pie

Healthy Pumpkin Pie (you NEED to try this!)

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Gluten Free Vegan Apple Crisp

 

Vegan ‘Ricotta’ & ‘Meat’ Stuffed Cabbage

Vegan 'Ricotta' Stuffed Cabbage | TheSubtleStatement.com | #21dayfix #vegan #glutenfree

Recently I stumbled across the brand Kite Hill at Whole Foods. They sell every dairy-free, nut based version of cheese, from ricotta, to cream cheese, to artisanal cheeses. I created this yummy starch-free Italian dinner, as a light alternative to our usual Sunday dishes, inspired by this recipe.

Vegan Ricotta Stuffed Cabbage | TheSubtleStatement.com | #21dayfix #vegan #glutenfree

Vegan Ricotta Stuffed Cabbage | TheSubtleStatement.com | #21dayfix #vegan #glutenfree

Vegan Ricotta Stuffed Cabbage | TheSubtleStatement.com | #21dayfix #vegan #glutenfree
Vegan Ricotta Stuffed Cabbage | TheSubtleStatement.com | #21dayfix #vegan #glutenfree

Vegan 'Ricotta' Stuffed Cabbage | TheSubtleStatement.com | #21dayfix #vegan #glutenfree

Vegan 'Ricotta' Stuffed Cabbage | TheSubtleStatement.com | #21dayfix #vegan #glutenfree

Vegan Ricotta Stuffed Cabbage | TheSubtleStatement.com | #21dayfix #vegan #glutenfree

Vegan Ricotta Stuffed Cabbage | TheSubtleStatement.com | #21dayfix #vegan #glutenfree

Ricotta is considered a protein in the 21 Day Fix & Extreme meal plan, so this dish fits into the meal plan perfectly, packed with protein and flavor.

Vegan 'Ricotta' Stuffed Cabbage | TheSubtleStatement.com | #21dayfix #vegan #glutenfree



Top Beauty Picks of 2014 : Makeup

Happy New Year! 2014 was filled with great memories, getting engaged, lots of road trips, vacations, and wedding planning. I’m so excited for our wedding year to be here, and to share everything with you along the way! I’ll be sharing my most coveted products of the past year including beauty, skincare and hair, as well as ones I’m itching to try this year.

Fave Beauty Products of 2014 | TheSubtleStatement.com

 Primer / Foundation / Winter Foundation / concealer / bronzer / blush / shadow primer / eyeshadow / eyeliner / eyelash curler / day mascara / night mascara / fiber lash mascara / brow pencil / brow shaping / brow gel / gloss / lipstick

In the dryer Winter months, I like to add a heavier foundation to my usual foundation and combine them for a more hydrating, long-lasting wear. What are the life-changing products you can’t live without?

Vegan Italian Stuffed Peppers (GF)

Vegan Stuffed Peppers Gluten Free | TheSubtleStatement.com

Vegan Stuffed Peppers Gluten Free | TheSubtleStatement.com

Vegan Stuffed Peppers Gluten Free | TheSubtleStatement.com

These stuffed peppers are one of my Sunday staples. I’m always craving them, so I usually end up making them every couple weeks, because they’re so delicious! I make my homemade tomato sauce first and let it simmer a few hours. If you don’t have the time, a couple jars/cartons (60 oz total) of organic tomato sauce will work just fine. They also freeze well, for a quick dinner.

Ingredients

4 Organic Green Bell Peppers

1 Cup Quinoa, cooked (I season mine while it is cooking with parsley, oregano & black pepper)

2 Veggie Patties, microwaved (I use Amy’s Sonoma Burgers)

1/4 Cup Vegan Mozzarella Cheese Shreds (I use Daiya)

1/4 Cup Vegan, GF Breadcrumbs (optional)

1/4 Cup Dried Parsley

1/4 of an Onion, diced

1 – 2  Flax “Egg(s)” (For 1 Flax “Egg”: Mix 1 T Flax Meal with 3 T Warm Water, let sit for a couple minutes)

2 teaspoons Garlic Powder

Sea Salt & Pepper, to taste

60 oz Homemade or Organic Tomato Sauce

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.

2. Wash peppers. Cut around the stem(s) and remove.

3. Cut the peppers in half lengthwise, remove seeds, and place in a 9 x 13″ pan.

3. Mix all remaining ingredients, except for sauce, in a large bowl. One flax egg should hold all the ingredients together well. (If not, use two flax eggs total)

4. Spoon mixture into peppers, filling them and packing them.

5. Pour sauce all over peppers, filling the pan almost covering them.

6. Cover with aluminum foil and cook for 1 hour 30 minutes.

7. Let cool and enjoy 🙂

Morning Links

Morning Links - TheSubtleStatement.com

1. 10 Tips On Working From Home.. these are great to tips to staying on task (cupcakesandcashmere.com)

2. Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pre-Holiday Cleanse, I eat this way on a daily basis (no gluten, sugar, refined flours… etc) so I’m excited to try some of her recipes (goop.com)

3.. Jennifer Aniston’s Favorite Quinoa Salad.. I can’t wait to try this. It looks so good & has so many health benefits! (popsugar.com)

4. Tips for Finding Cheap Airfare Online, great especially for holiday travels or upcoming vacays (theeverygirl.com)

5. Pair with a skirt or dress for a look that’s so on trend.. The Adidas Original Stan Smith

6. How to Fake Calligraphy.. I love calligraphy everything, when a couple of our Save the Dates got skipped getting written out, this post saved me (jonesdesigncompany.com)

Healthy Pumpkin Pie

There’s nothing more Fall than Pumpkin Pie, so as soon as the leaves started changing and there was a cool breeze, I whipped one up. I created a hybrid with this 4 Ingredient Pumpkin Pie recipe, and this pecan crust recipe, the two together are the best of both worlds. Vegan, gluten free and guilt-free gives it even more reason to crave!

Healthy Pumpkin Pie | TheSubtleStatement.com

Healthy Pumpkin Pie | TheSubtleStatement.com

Healthy Pumpkin Pie | TheSubtleStatement.com

Vegan & Gluten Free Zucchini Bread

Vegan Gluten Free Zucchini Bread

After acquiring a bunch of fresh veggies from my dad’s garden. I thought zucchini bread would be the perfect Summer treat. I found this seriously yummy recipe, and added diary free chocolate chips and chopped walnuts. It turned out so good, my fiancé could not believe it was actually vegan, and gluten free.

Morning Links

Morning Links | TheSubtleStatement.com

  1. 5 Recipes to get juicing  (TheResidence)
  2. Your lips can still be super soft with this cult (& personal) fave, but in a brand new hue (sephora.com)
  3. The Do’s & Don’ts of Shopping A Sale (WhoWhatWear.com)
  4. At-home beauty DIYs from VS beach beauties (byrdie.com)
  5. Not ready to commit to Birks? This trendy touch on a classic style brings the latest shoe trend in full force, on the cheap (target.com)
  6. Revive when your mascara goes dry, with something you already have in your handbag (thebeautydepartment.com)
  7. DIY your own beach tote for your next sun kissed trip (theglitterguide.com)
  8. These coconut milk based popsicles are the perfect treat to beat the heat (thisrawsomeveganlife.com)
  9. 3 Ways to Disinfect Your Makeup During Breakout Season (glamour.com)

Strawberry Mint Lemonade

Strawberry Mint Lemonade | TheSubtleStatement.com

Fresh flowers and warm sunny days should only be accompanied by light refreshing beverages. Water and tea are my usual vices, but since stumbling upon a light organic lemonade (stevia based, instead of sugar) it’s been a nice occasional change. I’m not a fan of syrups or anything artificial, so for our first cookout/bonfire last weekend, I poured a pitcher of the light lemonade and placed fresh strawberries and mint in the attached infuser. After infusing for a few hours, it had a perfect slightly sweet refreshing taste. Slice up strawberries and mint for garnish and it makes a great party refresher.