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50+ Epic Vegan Thanksgiving recipes

It’s that time of the year again, the golden colors of Autumn and slowly leaving space to the first snowflakes and that means only one thing: the holiday season is about to begin! What, already?! So once again, I’ve gathered the BEST of the best Vegan Thanksgiving recipes in order to give you, my friends, 50+ Epic Vegan Thanksgiving recipes. I’ve asked some of my fellow blogger ladies that belong to the fantastic “Finding Vegan” project to share with me and my readers (you!) their favorite Thanksgiving recipes. The response was overwhelming and I had to select a few among the 100+ recipes that I received. So, whether you’re Vegan...

A perfect holiday lentil loaf

It’s still early November, and for the second year in a row we’re having snowfalls already! I can’t believe I’ve longed for snow most of my adult life, and now I finally get to experience the magical beauty of seasons in the perfect place. Yay for changing seasons! So, while October was all about comfy Autumnal treats, come this cold temperatures and I’m already thinking of the Holiday season, gift giving and gatherings around the table. Whether you’re Vegan like me or you want to include a meatless dish for your friends and family this holiday season, welcome! Take a look around and make yourself at home. I’ve prepared for...

Easy Vegan lasagna

Easy vegan lasagna

You guys, it doesn’t get easier than this. Who doesn’t love lasagna? Lasagna is such a festive dish to me, perfect for family gatherings, holiday meals, lazy Sunday lunches and so on. My mom used to make it during the holidays, when “pasta al forno” (baked pasta) is always a pleasurable main dish, hearty, yummy, and whenever it was brought to the table you could hear many “ohhh!” “ahhh!” from everyone. Traditionally, this type of tomato-sauce based lasagna wasn’t a meat-less version, but so many versions exist even in the Italian cuisine! For example, zucchini lasagna, or mushroom lasagna are implicity meat-less. In that case you can just sub the...

Minimalist summer hair care routine – Vegan & cruelty-free

Minimalist summer hair care routine

When I think of summer hair, I imagine wild, natural hair that flows in the seaside breeze. Mind you, this is the first summer I spend thousands of kilometers away from the nearest beach, but yet that image and sensation is imprinted in my memory. That’s why when summer comes around, I try to minimize my hair care routine using only natural products that are not only effective but also Vegan and cruelty-free in order to get get the results that I’m looking for while still being able to live green and leave a minimal footprint. So for today I’ve got five products to share with you, and they’re all...

May favorites: Vegan beauty & lifestyle

May 2016 favorites: Vegan beauty & lifestyle

Hello beautiful rose buds! I hope you’ve been having an amazing day. We’ve just wrapped up May so I decided to post some of my May Favorites, from beauty to books to TV stuff & more… Without further rambling, let’s get started on some May Favorites ^.^ I’m loving… During May I’ve made my second order on the lovely website Natural Forme, to get some more original Savon d’Alep for my husband (it’s the only product he wants in the shower lately) and since I was already on the site, I got some of the products that turned out to be my faves for the month of May, namely: the...

Lunch in 10: Vegan Alfredo with hemp seeds and tomatoes

Vegan Alfredo with hemp seeds and tomatoes

Now that the days are getting warmer, simple, quick lunches are a must in our household. This is the perfect example of a balanced meal packed with proteins and that will keep you full for hours: a creamy pasta dish loaded with tomatoes complete with super-healthy hemp seeds. The “Alfredo sauce” is ridiculously easy to make and delicious, too – it’s rich, flavorful and velvety: it’s made from a packaged organic rice cream for convenience, garlic powder and nutritional yeast. The idea for this recipe came from an amazing soy-based Swedish fettucine pasta. Fettuccine are probably among my favorite types of pasta, but as the Italian tradition wants, they often contain eggs,...

My top 5 cruelty-free products for glowy, radiant skin

My top 5 cruelty-free products for glowy, radiant skin

  Today I want to share with you my top 5 cruelty-free products for glowy, radiant skin that will help you in your quest for beautiful, glowing skin. If you know me, you know that I like to keep things pretty simple for everyday looks, and I feel that healthy, radiant, flawless skin is all you really need to feel beautiful. When you have a good-skin day, you don’t even feel the need to apply tons of makeup (unless you really want to). But please do remember that skin, being the biggest organ of your body, cannot simply look healthy if you don’t feed it the right way: a plant-based,...

Cruelty-free Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Cruelty-free Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Whether you’re the daughter to a mom, a friend to a mother, or a mother yourself it’s always fun to spoil the special moms in our lives the cruelty-free way. To help you with your gift giving for that extra special mom that probably has everything and who’s interested in living a more compassionate lifestyle, this Mother’s Day I’ve created a list of my favorite Cruelty-free Mother’s Day Gift Ideas to spoil that beautiful Vegan mama in your life :) Girl Meets Voyage Vegan Travel Wallet – $44.99* from: ModCloth plus get your goodies by 5/8 with Free Express Shipping on $150+ Orders! | Vegan Snack Box – $25* from:...

Weekend life: Salon Bio & Co

organic haul

Last Saturday, on a very wet and chilly morning, we headed to Metz to visit the organic fair Salon Bio & Co. We regularly shop at organic stores when possible, but this was my first visit to an organic fair in a very long time. What really surprised me was the abundance of Vegan or Vegan-friendly booths: Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Association Végétarienne de France, Rassemblement pour une France sans Chasse (RAC) just to mention a few. There were lots of ateliers and conferences, cooking demonstrations, and even a delicious 100% Vegan food corner held by Cuit Lu Cru (with Vegan and gluten-free wraps and burgers, and the most delicious...

Free shipping + 15% off tapestries

Free shipping + 15% off tapestries

Here’s just a quick shop update: Society6 is offering free worldwide shipping for every purchase in my store, including framed prints, and a extra 15% off wall tapestries. To activate this offer, you need to click on this special link: https://society6.com/sevenroses?promo=R7XW8FP2F7FW Promotion expires April 3, 2016 at Midnight Pacific Time. Available in three distinct sizes, our Wall Tapestries are made of 100% lightweight polyester with hand-sewn finished edges. Featuring vivid colors and crisp lines, these highly unique and versatile tapestries are durable enough for both indoor and outdoor use. Machine washable for outdoor enthusiasts, with cold water on gentle cycle using mild detergent – tumble dry with low heat. And...

Rich and creamy Vegan coffee ice cream

creamy and rich Vegan coffee ice cream

One thing that you’ll find out once you go Vegan, is that you will want to experiment with food much more than before, most people agree on this. Your taste buds get “detoxed”, you become curious in the kitchen and you’ll try ingredients you’ve never tried before. In this sense, a Vegan diet is much more varied than a “standard” one. I could give you hundreds of examples, but I’ve never thought I’d make my own version of a Vegan cream cheese (super easy, too, stay tuned for the recipe soon) or my own Vegan ice cream at home. And yet here I am, happily churning away some rich and...

5 ways to welcome Spring

5 ways to welcome Spring

5 Ways to Welcome Spring How did you celebrate the arrival of Spring? We spent the night over in a cabin in the mountains, and woke up at 6am with the sound of birds chanting to the day. We witnessed an amazing sunset (photos coming soon on Photo.feub.net) and then sat quietly while the sun came up, feeling at peace. For years I’ve only really appreciated and celebrated the arrival of Autumn, but now I think the best way to step into Springtime is to actually acknowledge that Nature around us is changing, waking up and therefore our bodies, too, are undergoing some type of transformation. This is why I...

Welcome Spring smoothie

Welcome Spring smoothie

Welcome Spring smoothie It’s in honor of the days that get longer and the sweet vision of flowers blooming that I’ve made this healthy and delicious Welcome Spring smoothie. I just love its color! As I’m writing this, it’s not Springtime yet: we’ve just had 4 or 5 days of non-stop snow. Rooftops are still covered in morning frost, and most fields are still under a white coat, but you can feel Spring approaching, in some particular moments, when the wind carries the scent of distant flowers and the sun rays caress your hair in the delicate light of the early mornings. And especially because I’ve finally had such a...

10 free fonts for bloggers & creatives

10 free fonts for bloggers & creatives

Today I want to share with you something a little different: 10 free fonts for bloggers & creatives. I love fonts and I think they require an amazing amount of work. Hats off to all font-makers out there! I am no stranger to buying fonts, and my favorite website to find commercial fonts is Creative Market *, but all my admiration goes to font creators that give share their fonts for free, for personal as well as commercial use. These are some of the latest free fonts I found that are not famous yet and that will bring your next project to a whole new level. Enjoy! The ones above...