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Chocolate Orange Layer Cake {vegan recipe}

chocolate cake

This chocolate orange layer cake is a vegan recipe I found on Instagram as I was doing my daily scroll through posts. Chocolate and orange go beautifully together, and I have loved the combination ever since my first bite into the classically British Terry’s Milk Chocolate Orange. 

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Bridging the Gap : Living the Luxe Life

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This special post featuring lifestyle blogger of Lost Luxe, Caitlin Sauer, begins the launch of Bridging the Gap, connecting midlife bloggers with millennial bloggers. 

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Pumpkin Cheesecake {raw vegan recipe}

raw vegan pumpkin cheesecake

Pumpkin everything is everywhere, it’s October already, and so it’s time to make raw vegan pumpkin cheesecake. Are you wondering about how to eat healthy and enjoy the pleasure of eating good food at the same time? This is why I am so excited to share this raw vegan pumpkin cheesecake recipe with you. (You can enjoy this without feeling blah, like you ate a big slab of heavy cheesecake, because you didn’t.) It’s entirely raw vegan with whole food ingredients. 

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Tea for Two: Romantic Places for Tea

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Tea and conversation, it’s a perfect way to spend time together. Once, many years ago, in the Terasaki Garden of the Chado Tea Room, I enjoyed an afternoon of tea with a date. The menu was full of many different and exotic kinds of teas. Flavored teas, greens, blacks, whites, herbals.

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Farmers’ Market to Table Picnic Board {idea}

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Farmers’ market produce during the summer is my big thrill. Juicy grapes and blackberries, and figs. Figs! It was blazing hot, and by noon everything was wilting, but those figs were so plump and beautiful. 

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