The Clean Seed Fall Favorites

These have just the right amount of cider flavor and spice.

Fall is here! Leaves are changing, it’s getting dark earlier, and everything you can possibly fathom now comes in pumpkin spice flavor. That means it’s also time for comfort food! With the cooler weather and rain here in Portland, I’ve started making soups again after a long hot summer. Our house is decorated with gourds and scary movies (the good and the bad) are on every channel. While you watch Hocus Pocus or The Bride of Chucky for the third time around, why not curl up with a bowl of soup or a baked treat? Here’s a collection of some recipes and other fall stuff that will keep you busy until it starts snowing outside. Enjoy!

Orange Glazed Pumpkin Muffins

The sun is rising later and later, especially up here in Portland. Sometimes I think I set my alarm for the wrong time since it’s so dark when I wake up, not to mention cold! If you’re facing the same dilemmas, why not make your mornings a little sweeter with this amazing pumpkin muffin. The orange glaze adds a touch of sweetness to this tasty treat that goes perfect with a cup of coffee or tea.


Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Creamy, slightly spicy and sweet, this soup is the perfect combination of all things Fall. It’s easy to make, can be frozen and saved for later and will warm you right up!

Sweet, spicy and creamy.

Sweet, spicy and creamy.

Herb Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

One of my favorite seasonal snacks, I can’t wait to carve a pumpkin just to get these guys out and in my oven. Packed with protein, zinc, copper and iron, they are super nutritious as well.

pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin Spice Soap

Just got done making this soap a few weeks ago and it’s now up on my Etsy store. It has a very subtle cinnamon scent that comes from natural essential oils, nothing fake or overpowering. Organic pumpkin puree and rice bran oils provide antioxidants and vitamins to moisturize and nourish your skin. One of my favorite recipes for my face!


Apple Cider Doughnuts

Seriously, do I even need to elaborate here?


Apple Tart

Looks fancy but it’s really easy, I swear.  Impress your friends and family with this gorgeous dessert that is great for Thanksgiving or any weekday you need a pick me up.

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Chips

Easy. Healthy. Snack Worthy. Fall-y. Don’t burn them like I did. (They were still really good!)


That’s it for now, I will leave you with some gratuitous Fall pictures I took last year!



Fall Soap Updates

Better than waking up to an alarm!

Happy Fall everyone! The leaves are changing and so are my soap scents! This week I am making another batch of my pumpkin spice soap, so look for it on my Etsy shop come October. In the meantime I made a few new batches of some soaps that are not super popular on my Etsy store, […]

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Easy Garlic Dill Refrigerator Pickles


This is our first real summer in Portland since last summer consisted of trips to IKEA, yard sales and busting open windows that were painted shut so we could cool down our 92 degree bedroom. Now that we’re settled in and worked our butts off all Spring picking weeds, we have a pretty bad-ass vegetable […]

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Buffalo Soy Curl Tacos With Homemade Corn Tortillas


I had never even heard of a soy curl until I moved to Portland. I hit up the Homegrown Smoker Vegan BBQ food cart last summer shortly after we moved here, and got the BBQ Soy curl sandwich. It was life changing to say the least. I immediately bought soy curls at the super cool […]

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Creamy Pasta with Leeks and Lemon

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If you remember my post from a few months ago, you know that I was growing leeks in my garden this winter. Well, out with the old and in with the new! I pulled all the leeks and planted tomatoes, sugar snap peas and lettuce. But now I have about 30 leeks stored in a […]

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Where’s The Beef? The Vegan Protein Debate


Hands down the most common question and usually the first thing someone asks me when I tell then I am vegan is, “Where do you get your protein?” I really have a hard time answering this, so I usually just say something along the lines of, “Oh you know, beans, tofu, nuts, and whole grains […]

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Light and Creamy Potato Leek Soup

Potatoes and Leeks

It’s officially Spring, which means leeks are in season! And since half of the country is still covered in snow, why not make a creamy potato leek soup to curl up on the couch with? It might ease the pain of hearing Al Roker predict another polar vortex. No promises, though. I love leeks, cousins […]

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Five Ingredients You Should Avoid in Your Soap


People often ask me what’s in my soap, and I’m always happy to answer with a few simple ingredients you can pronounce and know what they are. Oils, lye, water and sometimes essential oil. That’s it. Nothing else should be in your soap or you should take heed. If you can’t pronounce something, or there […]

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What I Learned From Eating Raw for a Week


Today is day 8 and I’m proud to say I did it! I ate raw for 7 days straight without cheating. I ate more fruits and vegetables than I ever have in my life, and I imagine my body is grateful for it. The odd thing is, I never felt very different. It was a […]

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