Rhubarb + Berry Crumble Bars

Inspired from the recipe author Minimalist Baker, I make some slight tweaks to this recipe and to make it my own. I definitely encourage you to check out the original recipe (and all of her amazing recipes + new cookbook!) Ingredients CRUST 1 cup gluten free rolled oats 1 cup raw almonds OR almond meal,…

Blueberry + Lemon Zest Muffins

I’ve only made some teeny changes to this magical muffin recipe by My Darling Vegan for my own preferences for a slightly less sweet treat. Definitely check her site for more amazing recipes! One recipe makes 12 muffins. I doubled this recipe and filled the tins to the top for big fat bakery style muffins. Ingredients 1…

Aquafaba! (vegan merengue/whipped cream from the brine of beans)

Thanks to the Twitter heads of from a friend, I began looking up “aquafaba” and found that it literally means “bean water” and has been used to replace eggs and mayonnaise, create merengue, marshmallow, whipped cream and macarons. This recipe is for a fluffy whipped cream that I used over fresh strawberries, however, I’ve included…

LPB’s Candied Grapefruit Peel

I just made this fantastic recipe for homemade holiday gifts! LPB gave me this recipe and it came out great. It took some time but the work was minimal. I recommend coating all the pieces in some sugar when done, otherwise they seem very sticky and hard to package. 4 grapefruits 4 cups sugar (or…

KK Weiler’s Homemade Coconut Yogurt

This recipe come’s direct from the blog of Kate Weiler Sports Nutritionist. Kate shared with recipe on Twitter and I finally got around to making it. It was a fantastic addition to breakfast, as most non-dairy yogurts are full of gums, and thickeners and odd extras that I refrain from them. But yogurt is one…

Vanilla Cashew Cream

I was relieved to find out that cashews were no longer on my “potentially allergic to” list after some testing this year. As a vegan, that means cashew creams and cheeses and actually snacky cashews are all available! The cashew is a pretty versatile food and I’ve been blending up with tasty cream  as a…

Savory Spinach + Onion Scones

I was inspired to make some scones after finally finding a vegan savory scone at Fiore’s Bakery in JP. I can usually only find sweet vegan baked goods and was thrilled to try out my own version at home. This recipe is inspired by one I found in Vegan Brunch by Isa Chandra Moskowitz. I’ve…

GFV Flourless Oatmeal-Raisin-Pumpkinseed Muffins

This is my tweaked version of my friend Jess’s super simple on the fly oatmeal muffins. This version comes out like soft oatmeal raisin cookies in a muffin form. You can also bake them in classic cookie form on a baking sheet. And they’re flour-less! Ingredients: 2 1/4 cup rolled oats. I used Bob’s Red…

GFV sugar-free healthy muffins

This is a spin off on my favorite “perfect muffin” recipe posted earlier. I’ve replaced all of the sugar with date sugar and tweaked the recipe to eliminate the oil and given a nutrition boost to some of the liquid ingredients. At first it appeared they would taste as “good” as a GFV sugar free…

Chocolate Chia Coconut Pudding

Craving a little chocolate but want to avoid sugar and add a little fiber and protein? This is a perfect dessert that’s smooth and creamy with just a hint of sweetness. Makes 4 servings Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups of rice milk (or other non dairy milk. coconut and almond will yield a creamier pudding) 1/2…

Vanilla Coconut-Chia Cream

I made a really tasty “cream” this weekend for adding to cereal or smoothies or on fruit for dessert. It’s super simple and tasty. Keep refrigerated after making and consume with 3-5 days. Ingredients: 1 TBSP shredded unsweetened coconut 1 TBSP chia seeds 1 TBSP sprouted or raw sunflower seeds 2dates 1 tsp vanilla extract…

Perfect Vegan Muffins

This is a pretty amazing all around muffin mix. I have added blueberries and raspberries to make tasty berry muffins but the batter is versatile for just about anything you like to add to your muffins. I’m posting my healthier take on these muffins by removing the oil, soy and most of the sugar. The…