Savory Sweet Summer Rolls with Raspberry Ginger Sauce

Savory Sweet Summer Rolls with Raspberry Ginger Sauce – also known as Best of Summer Rolls – fresh basil and juicy nectarines wrapped with a buttery pan fried tempeh, crunchy pistachios, and perfect avocado for layers of summer flavor!

Sweet and Savory Summer Rolls with Raspberry Ginger Sauce @spabettie

You know I am all about bright and vibrant, yes?

That is what we have going on here, rolled up color and flavor, all summer long. Fresh basil from our garden, juicy nectarines and perfect avocado. Green and purple salty crunch from chopped pistachios, and a few thin slices of buttery pan fried tempeh.

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Vanilla Apricot Energy Bites

Vanilla Apricot Energy Bites @spabettie

Vanilla Apricot Energy Bites – five flavorful ingredients make these protein energy bites quick and easy to make! Fuel for your workout or a tasty treat to get you through the afternoon.   Do y’all read The New Yorker? I will admit to sometimes having an irrational fear of the earthquake that is expected to happen in…

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Sweet and Salty Pineapple Jalapeño Poppers

Sweet and Spicy Jalapeno Popper

Sweet and Salty Pineapple Jalapeño Poppers – a unique flavor twist on everyone’s favorite party bite – sweet pineapple is a natural flavor pairing, and buttery cracker crumbs are a tasty topper to this spicy bite! If you follow me on Instagram (you should! we have all day picnic parties!), you may have seen me mention…

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Chai Tai Smoothie

Smoothie Action Shot

Chai Tai Smoothie – warmly spiced with the perfect balance of salty sweet, this nourishing smoothie is the satisfying boost that will power you through your morning! My friend Tess has done it again, with the release of her latest book, The Blender Girl Smoothies. This book is incredibly delicious, with 100 gluten free, vegan, and paleo…

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Soyster Po’ Boy with Spicy Garlic Sauce

Soyster Po' Boy with Spicy Garlic Sauce - vegan - @spabettie

Soyster Po’ Boy with Spicy Garlic Sauce – crispy bites of oyster mushrooms and tofu, seasoned with a special ingredient for flavors of the sea. Piled high on a crusty roll with lettuce and spicy sauce, yum!   Well, hello there Monday. Jason, Rosemary and I had a lovely four day holiday weekend, and spent most…

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Spicy Caprese Cocktail

Spicy Caprese Cocktail

Spicy Caprese Cocktail – say cheers to the classic summertime salad, in cocktail form! Mini Heirloom tomatoes, cubes of jalapeno havarti, and fresh basil – cheers!   Portland is experiencing a heat wave this week. Like, three digit heat. I have been wearing my favorite straw cowboy hat everywhere I go. I just need an…

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French Buttercream

French Buttercream

French Buttercream – this vegan version of the classic frosting recipe is rich and fluffy, and perfect for all of your cake decorating needs, or on a spoon… I am willing to bet most of spabettie readers have heard of Miyoko Schinner. At this point, even if you are not vegan, you may have heard of her….

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Cookie Bites – No Bake, No Stovetop

Cookie Bites - Easy, No Bake

Cookie Bites – the classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter means these are sure to become a favorite snack! The ‘No Bake, No Stovetop‘ means these tasty treats come together quickly and easily! I have been anxiously awaiting this one – my friend Somer‘s new book, The Abundance Diet. By description, this book is a…

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Santa Fe Taco Salad with Cool Salsa Ranch

Fresh Santa Fe Salad with Salsa Ranch

  Santa Fe Taco Salad with Cool Salsa Ranch – peppery arugula and fresh Southwest flavors combine with crunchy ranch tortilla chips and a Cool Salsa Ranch for a perfectly simple and satisfying salad! No, I am not really sharing a recipe for salad here today. Well, I suppose I am, but really? This is about the Cool…

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Crazy Brownies

Crazy Brownies

Crazy Brownies – fudgy, dense, and sweet – these will be your new favorite! These rich chocolate gems have an unbelievably healthy ingredient list – enjoy! Can I just tell you, I am over the moon excited for my friend Dreena’s latest book, Plant Powered Families: Over 100 Kid-Tested, Whole-Foods Vegan Recipes: Most know Dreena…

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