I hope you guys had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
I am so very thankful for all of my readers.
You make me so happy and inspire me every single day.
Thank you for allowing me to do what I love for a job.
It’s incredibly rewarding and I love hearing your success stories!

Thank you so much for being patient with me the past few weeks! A lot has been going on recently.
Now that the cat’s out of the bag, I can finally tell you guys why I have been so MIA!
I’ve been traveling a ton meeting with RFFMBT brand sponsors,
buttttt the big news is: my sister got engaged!
And of course amidst the chaos along came Thanksgiving and tons of family events!

This was seriously the cutest proposal in the world! I’ve had to keep my mouth closed for a month and it has been the hardest thing in the world! Patrick had asked my dad for his blessing, and then told my mom and I that he wanted to propose. Patrick actually asked me to be a part of the proposal which was so sweet! My sister is a photographer, and since photography is obviously very important to her, Patrick asked if I would hide and capture the proposal on camera (um duhhh this is every girl’s dream!). Of course I was all over it! I ended up hiding in a bush at the beach for 3 hours in the rain while Jess was “photographing” the beach and sunset until they made their way to the proposal sight where Patrick had written “Jessica will you marry me?” in shells and rocks! Both families were waiting at our house with champagne when they got back! It was too cute and I am soooooo happy that I was a part of it! My sister was beyond surprised, she had NO clue it was happening : ).

Of course for me, this means bridesmaid bootcamp! I’m ready to get those arms and shoulders toned for the wedding! I’m patiently waiting for the fiancés to set a date!

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proposalGreetings from my hobbit hole!

Since the holidays are here and dessert is essential at every gathering in my family, I have been inventing some new healthy single serving sweets for you guys. This recipe is the ultimate quick and easy dessert. Serve with nostalgia and the warm cozy feeling of fall!

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Light Vegan Apple Crumble
Serves 1

For the Apple Filling
1 medium fuji or gala apple
2 Tbsp almond milk
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp salt

For the crumble
1/4 up rolled oats
1 Tbsp whole wheat flour
1/2 Tbsp maple syrup or 1 packet stevia
1 tbsp Earth Balance Buttery Spread with Olive Oil or coconut oil

Optional: Top with 1 cup of Chobani 0% Vanilla Greek Yogurt as a light & healthy ice cream replacement.

Chop apple into small pieces and combine with almond milk, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Microwave for 4-5 minutes until apple becomes soft. In a separate bowl, combine oats, flour, maple syrup, and earth balance. microwave for 1 minute and stir. Place cooked apples in a bowl and top with the crumble mixture.

The Rabbit Food Pyramid Breakdown
Produce: apple
Whole Grain: rolled oats & whole wheat flour
Protein: Greek yogurt
Plant Based Fat: Earth Balance Buttery Spread
Free Extras: salt, cinnamon, nutmeg

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18 Responses so far.

  1. Oh that’s so sweet!!! Congratulations to them!

    That dessert looks amazing, it’s a good thing I just bought apples, I’m making this ASAP!

    Response from Britt @ A Life Worth Living
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    • Thanks Britt! xo

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  2. Was that a mistake on the salt? Because with that amount, this dessert tasted pretty funky to me.

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    • Oh my gosh Lorena, yes that was a total typo!!! I am so glad you caught that, but so sorry you had to taste the Apple Crumble that way! Ahhhh! I just updated the recipe, it should be 1/8 tsp salt!

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      • Lol! It’s totally okay, glad I could be of help in some way!

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  3. What a sweet proposal – and how lovely that you were involved too! Congratulations to your sister!

    This recipe looks delish – definitely a simple, warm and comforting dessert!

    Response from Kristy @ Southern In-Law
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    • Thank you os much Kristy!

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  4. Um, I just love you. You are so nice and inspiring all the time! I love your blog because it’s uplifting and I get excited with you and for you. And then i get motivated for me. I think you’re great! Thank you for letting me read and pretend we’re friends.

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    • Hillary this is my all time favorite comment! That was seriously too cute! We can be internet pen pals! hahaha Thank you so much for reading and commenting, I love hearing from readers :) You guys are the reason I continue to blog! xoxoxo

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  5. Congratulations to you and your sister! Such exciting news! I bet you captured some great shots from your little hobbit hole!

    Response from Donyel @ The Kosher Cave Girl
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    • Thank you so much Donyel!

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  6. can you use almond flour instead of whole wheat flour?

    Response from Brittney
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    • The flour is used as a thickener, so you could bring oats into an oat flour if you would like! I haven’t tried with almond flour but I’m sure it would work just great!

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  7. Yum I love apple crumble! Now I can eat it whenever I want :)

    Response from Jojo @ RunFastEatLots
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  8. Such a sweet proposal!!
    I love that the Family was waiting with the Champagne to celebrate, super cute!
    Where were the photos taken? Looks beautiful!

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  9. I don’t have a microwave at my home. Any suggestions for how long to bake the apples in the oven? Thanks and I love your site so much! You are truly an inspiration and are changing my way of eating and thinking completely.

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  10. yum! try adding some nutmeg and allspice powder and it’ll be a great way to balance the doshas :)

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    • I got parkinsons, it balances my dosha’s very well when I’m in need of heat over ice

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