Vegan Carrot Cake Recipe with Coconut-Fig Frosting


Carrot cake is one of my favorite cakes to enjoy. It is light, packed with veggies, and absolutely spring perfect. However, carrot cake recipes can often overload on the sugar, defeating the purpose of honoring the sweetness of carrots to begin with. This carrot cake recipe takes out all the offenders, including eggs and dairy, and leaves you with a vegan, light carrot cake recipe that you’ll drool over!

Spring Vegan Carrot Cake Recipe

Serves 6-8

For the cake:

  • 3 1/2 cups homemade oat flour
  • 3-4 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1

Now You Can Answer the Door: Avon to Phase Out Triclosan, the Useless Chemical Nobody Wants


Avon is the latest company to announce plans to remove triclosan from its beauty and personal care products.

In 2010, the FDA acknowledged that triclosan was no more effective than simple hand washing with soap and water at preventing the spread of bacteria and fungi. But unlike soap and water, triclosan comes with some undesirable side effects, mainly the ability for bacteria to become resistant to it and other antibacterial products.

Triclosan is considered to have health risks for its potential to cause an increased risk of allergies. It is also implicated …

Lindsay Lohan: That Happened


ColumnWhy we really care whether or not Lindsay Lohan is sober.

It’s easy to say we care about Lindsay Lohan and her sobriety because we hate to see the cutie from “The Parent Trap” movie remake struggling. We say we care because she was so loveable in “Mean Girls.” A few of us may even admit to being drawn to the train wreck that appears to be her life.

Watching the Oprah reality show “Lindsay“(sorry, but it’s a reality show; respect to Lady O and its award-winning director for trying …

Because It’s the Best Song Ever: Why ‘Happy’ Makes Pharrell (and Probably You) Cry [Video]

pharrell williams

Okay, so he is on Oprah. And it’s basically her job to make people cry, but Pharrell Williams has another reason for gushing. His song “Happy” has changed the world in an unbelievably beautiful way. Just watch the clip already!

Can’t get enough “Happy”? Check out this infectious mashup featuring some of Fela Kuti’s Afro-beat horns. So, so good.

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With longer and warmer days, you have no excuse not to get on a bike. Need some inspiration? Here are 17 reasons riding bicycles is oh so good for you.

1. You don’t need a bicycle

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Elegant Easter Decorations for Your Easter Celebration

Easter Decorations

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