Healthy Vegan Friday #52 Chocolate Squares, Nectarine Salad & Apple Baked Beans

Welcome to Healthy Vegan Fridays blog hop.  I’ve had a lovely break this week.  My toddler went to stay with her grandparents for 5 days and I had a lovely quiet house and time alone with my little baby boy.  It’s been like a holiday as the weather has been gorgeous.

I set myself a target of finishing my 7 Day Diet Plan Ebook and did actually manage to finally get it finished.  Formatting took a lot longer than writing the diet, but I have been following the diet myself and tweaking it every time I try the recipes again.

7 Day Diet Plan Ebook Book Cover

I have been asking for testers for my new ebook and I will be deciding on the testers on Sunday 21st July 2013 so make sure you get your comment in before then if you’re interesting in testing my book.  Click this link to read about how you can become a tester for me.

This is the first time I’ve tried my diet to actually lose weight and I forgot how hard it is to actually stick to a diet.  I haven’t managed to stick to it completely so I just hope my testers have more willpower than I do!  I did still lose 2lbs this week though so I’m happy about that.

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Healthy Vegan Fridays is a weekly blog hop hosted by myself, Carrie @ Carrie on Vegan, and Gabby @ The Veggie Nook.  It is a place to share your healthy vegan recipes and plant based articles.  The recipes should make use of whole ingredients and minimize the use of processed and refined foods.  Last week we had 56 entries!  You can have a look at them here if you missed out.

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Recap of last week:

Most Popular Submissions (number of LIKES!)

1: Raw Chewy Chocolate Squares

Raw Chewy Chocolate Squares

2: Nectarine Salad with Blackberry Dressing, Basil + Hazelnuts

Nectarine Salad with Blackberry Dressing, Basil + Hazelnuts

3: Stovetop Apple Baked Beans

Stovetop Apple Baked Beans

My Favourites from Last Week

 Double Layer Chocolate Cookie Bars (Nut-Free, Raw, Vegan)

Double Layer Chocolate Cookie Bars (Nut-Free, Raw, Vegan)How gorgeous do these look?

“Big Haas” Chocolate Avocado Muffins

“Big Haas” Chocolate Avocado Muffins

I couldn’t resist these as the name just cracks me up.  I also like baked goods that aren’t always gluten free as I don’t like to get special flours delivered and I can buy spelt flour locally!



I love debating smoothies vs juices but maybe we don’t need to choose? A great read!

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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, Facebok Page 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.
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  1. Glad you got the pun, Katherine! Thanks for the feature and enjoy the muffins :)

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