But What About Cheese??? Why I broke up + a Cultured Cashew Cheez Recipe

Delicious Dairy Free Fermented Cultured Cashew Cheese. www.justrealstuff.com

Most people tell they could never give up cheese.

Trust me, I understand. I used to say the same thing.

I mean, I really get it. Who doesn’t love cheese?

I used to love everything about cheese, but since I broke up with it I can see it for what it […]

Summer Cleanse Program & Cookies-n-Cream Green Smoothie Recipe (Vegan, DF, GF)

A cleanse by any name is still a cleanse.

Whew! It feels like the last couple months have been a whirlwind, and it’s finally letting up!

You haven’t heard from me much lately as I’ve been extremely busy keeping up with my personal life. In the last six weeks I’ve had seemingly endless celebrations for birthdays of three children (including two with monumental birthdays) […]

Mountains of Mushrooms and an Almost Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup Recipe

This is the best almost vegan Cream of Mushroom soup I've ever had! www.justrealstuff.com

I was recently blessed with an abundance of mushrooms lately and had to quickly figure out what to do with them. First off, let me just say that I haven’t always loved mushrooms. In fact, I don’t remember ever eating them as a child except for the canned ones that occasionally came on top […]

Vegan Cheese Ball Recipe

This delicious Vegan Cheese Ball (or Log) Recipe will make you sing for joy. www.justrealstuff.com

If you are avoiding dairy I’ll bet you thought your cheese ball days were over. Never fear. I have an awesome recipe for you that is sure to please. This super simple, cultured, vegan cheese spread/ball/log is so versatile you will see new possibilities opening up for you on the culinary horizons.


Since […]

Vegan Eggnog Recipe – Three ways

Delicious Vegan Eggnog Recipes - Three different versions for you to try

Way back in October when Christmas was still several months away, one of my daughters was asking when eggnog would start showing up in the stores. I love the taste of eggnog too, but the traditional stuff is usually too sweet and thick for me (unless you add rum which isn’t always an option – […]

Roasted Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchiladas with Lemon-Garlic Cashew Cream

Butternut Squash & Black Bean Enchiladas with Lemon-Garlic Cashew Cream - Vegan, whole foods

Autumn is in the air, and I had a butternut squash practically begging to be used. The exotic combination of sweet, savory, spicy, and creamy of these Butternut Squash and Black Beach Enchiladas with Lemon-Garlic Cashew Cream hit the spot for me on this cool and rainy night. It’s a nice variation from traditional enchiladas […]

Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough Balls (Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free)

These super simple raw vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough Balls can be in your mouth in just a few minutes!


I have vivid memories of making chocolate chip cookies at my house after school with friends, but somehow the cookies never got baked. We just used to eat the cookie dough right […]

Cocoa Coco Hazelnut Bars – Healthy Snack Recipe

Cocoa Coco Hazelnut Bars

If you like to eat, but are concerned about ingredients in processed foods, you’re probably on the lookout (like me) for easy, healthy snack recipes. Luckily I have plenty of tasters in my house so I’m here to help you out! These Cocoa Coco Hazelnut Bars are reminiscent of Nutella with the taste of toasted […]

Simple Dark Chocolate Truffles and Orange Cashew Balls – Healthy Recipe

Four variations of truffles - mostly raw, vegan

Nothing says Valentines Day like truffles. Here are some healthy, whole-foods truffles recipes for you to indulge your sweet tooth, but also care for you body!

Happy Almost Valentines Day!

Four variations of healthy, yummy, whole-foods truffles


Yea for LOVE!

Chia Love

and for Chocolate!

Chocolate Truffles




Here […]

Healthy Raw Chocolate Almond Spread – similar to Nutella

Who doesn’t love Nutella? Well, here’s a version that’s much better for you and delicious to boot. You can play around with the ingredients to suit your tastes, your needs, and what’s in your pantry 🙂 Have fun!

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