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Smileys Kitchen – Ultimate GF~ Vegan Banana Bread

Smileys Kitchen – Ultimate GF~  Vegan Banana Bread

  ~ YYYEEEEESSSSS ~Friends, it's finally here, that scrumptious loaf of gooey, yet crispy banana bread, which always seems to be glaring at you from behind the bakery counter, and you always sulk past counter, knowing it's "off limits" (for those of us who have been long-time gluten-free or egg free).  This banana bread is [...]

Smiley’s Kitchen ~ Gooey Glowing Green Smoothie

Smiley’s Kitchen ~ Gooey Glowing Green Smoothie

Friends, let me let you in on a little secret (well it's probably not much of a secret), but the key to healthy, glowing skin starts on the inside, literally.  It can be difficult to think clearly, when you're in that "skin" panic, rushing to the nearest skin counter, thinking about the next serum, cream or chemical to [...]

Smiley’s Kitchen – 5 Essential “Copycat” Earth Bowl Recipes

Smiley’s Kitchen – 5 Essential “Copycat” Earth Bowl Recipes

  "Buddha Bowl", "Nourish Bowl", "Earth Bowl", "Macro Bowl", "Grain Bowl"... all of which are terms to fill in for the well-known "Buddha Bowl".  Not to bore you, but "Buddha bowls" aren't truly about Buddha himself, but they are in fact delicious—especially when packed full of abundant amounts of leafy greens and topped with an herby Green [...]

Smiley’s Kitchen – “Vegan Oatmeal Butter Raisin Cookies”

Smiley’s Kitchen – “Vegan Oatmeal Butter Raisin Cookies”

  Whipping out my Happy-Dance because these oh-so scrumptious gooey cookie creations are perfecto!  I'll come up with any excuse to whip up these babies, because you know they're good when you can't contain yourself from finishing the batter before it hits the oven!  These old-school cookies are SUPER QUICK ~ SUPER EASY ~ LOW [...]

Smiley’s Kitchen- “No-Bake” Fudgy Chocolate Almond Butter Blondies

Smiley’s Kitchen- “No-Bake” Fudgy Chocolate Almond Butter Blondies

  I'm a sucker for "No-Bake" desserts and on-the-go snacks, as much as I am a lover of a delectable warm, and gooey goody.  Can I just throw a Happy Dance over both!?  Right now, "No-Bake" desserts have claimed my heart, why?  SUPER EASY ~ SUPER QUICK ~ Just as DELECTABLE, and personally, you have [...]

The Run-Down on Kombucha ~ A Powerhouse In a Bottle

The Run-Down on Kombucha ~ A  Powerhouse In a Bottle

    So, you've probably heard all of the hype over Kombucha, for about the last 2 years, as the significant benefits of this drink have become accepted.  More likely than not, you've found yourself sitting down at a restaurant (similar to Whole Foods Market) eating your salad quietly, while watching the fellow health-obsessed foodies [...]