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Also, just a little photo...

Of some beautiful radishes my friend and I pulled from my garden this afternoon!

They just make me happy, that's all.

A Happy, Healthy Start to Your Day

While I do love some vegan pancakes, a tasty tofu scramble, or a fresh veggie saute to start my day, sometimes my body craves a simple fresh breakfast. That's when I reach for my basket of fruit and put together a healthful bowl of sweetness. I chop up a variety of fruit and round out the meal with a homemade muffin, or a cup of granola, and a big cup of green tea with a drizzle of agave.

You can also always toss your fruit into a cup of yogurt, add a handful of raw cashews and dried fruit, or mix with granola and splash on some milk.  I've even surrounded a square of leftover cornbread with fruit! So many delicious possibilities!

Obviously there is no specific recipe instructions for this kind of breakfast, but I encourage you to eat the rainbow! Choose a few different fresh or dry fruits. There are so many to choose from! Apples, mandarins, plums, pluots, cherries, blueberries, raspberries, bananas, you name it! This type of breakfast always makes me feel good about what I …

Apple Oat Muffins!

My oh my, I just created quite a delicious snack muffin!

I had a bag of oat flakes, some vanilla coconut milk and some apples I really wanted to use up. I also have a hubby that loves having little snacks to take to work. So I set out to find an apple oat muffin recipes of sorts, but was surprisingly unsuccessful. Apparently, most of those types of recipes call for bran and also call for eggs. As you know, I bake everything vegan and was not about to reach for eggs just to use up the ingredients I had. With a little looking around, piecing together and veganizing I ended up with a moist, tasty, lightly sweet, healthful muffin!

These little gems are great for snacks, a quick on-the-go breakfast or even a guilt-free dessert! Enjoy!

Apple Oat Muffins

Yields 24 muffins

1 cup uncooked oatmeal
1 cup vanilla coconut milk (regular or another non-dairy milk will do just fine!)
3 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup sugar (add a little extra if…