Category Archives: Favorite Family Recipes – Healthified


Today marks the beginning of the last week of the So Delicious So Much to Love Recipe Contest.  This week’s focus is on dessert…yay!

Of all of the recipes I submitted to the contest, this is the recipe I am most proud of and the recipe that began my desire to “healthify” your family recipes.  This recipe began as a family favorite that I then veganized and made much healthier than the original.  My husband’s family has raved for years about his Aunt’s carrot cake recipe, so I decided to tackle the re-making of this recipe and it was a HUGE success in that my family loved it and did not notice that it had been altered, which thrilled me to no end!

I would REALLY love to win this category and would greatly appreciate your vote.

Click HERE to vote for this recipe…remember you have to “LIKE” So Delicious before you can vote.


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So, I have this crazy idea… I want to make your favorite family baking recipes healthier.

You know the recipes I am talking about…the ones that ALWAYS get served at family gatherings, made for birthdays, and holidays.  We all have those dessert recipes that still tug at us despite the fact that we have adopted a healthier lifestyle.  Maybe your extended family is not ready to go vegan, or they don’t have gluten intolerance, but maybe, just maybe they are willing to start using a new healthier version of the family dessert  favorite and that is where I come in.

To begin this series, I want to focus on baking.  Send me your favorite recipes for all things baked along with a short story about what the recipes means to your family and I just might choose your recipe to veganize, healthify, and make gluten-free.

I have been reworking some of our family favorites (which I will share at a later date) and I can’t wait to start reworking yours.

Send your recipes to gretchen (at) veggiegrettie (dot) com


Filed under Dessert, Favorite Family Recipes - Healthified, Gluten Free, Recipes