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