Cold Brew Coffee and Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Today is officially the first day of summer, and boy, oh boy do I have the recipe to celebrate it! The cold brew technique is combined with creamy coconut milk to create the most delicious and authentically coffee-flavored ice cream. This idea has been brewing (pun intended) since last summer. After seeing how many of…

3 DIY Banana Face Masks for Glowing Skin

Little known fact about me: I love rummaging around in my kitchen, mixing up random ingredients, and then smearing them all over my hair and face… just to see what happens. Sometimes the results are worth the enormous mess I will inevitably make. Sometimes I end up picking avocado out of my hair for two…

Healthier Peanut Butter Chocolate Eggs

Everybody needs a little time away. I heard her say. From each oootherrrr. Even bloggers need a holiday. Far away, from the blogs that they loooooove. Ok, so I may have changed those lyrics a smidge to suit my needs, but Peter Cetera and his power ballad of 1982 articulate my feelings so well. While…

Vegan and Grain Free Pumpkin Spice Blondies

You might think the worst part about being sick for nearly two weeks was the jackhammer headache, fever complete with cold sweats and chills, sore throat, not being able to breathe air through either nostril, incessant cough, or subsequent laryngitis. You might think so, but you’d be wrong. The worst part about catching the Never-Ending Cold/Flu of…

Mini Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Alternative name for this recipe: Easy, Healthy, Rustic, Gluten and Yeast Free Mini Cinnamon Roll Cookies. I know, I know… that title is ridiculous, it doesn’t even mention anything about how they’re sweetened or if they’re nut free or not! The answer to that is naturally, and yes, if you so desire. Also they’re oil…

Vegan Caramel Apple Sundae

Prior to today’s rainy, chilly weather, our fall so far has been a balmy one. Sunny autumn days are lovely, and I’m soaking up every second I can (because I know winter is just around the corner), but this weather has me dreaming about ice cream sundaes instead of baked donuts and cozy quick breads….

10 Minute Vegan Breakfast Sandwich

While I love green smoothies, chia puddings loaded with fruit, and oatmeal with all of the fixings, sometimes I want a veganized version of one of my old favorite comfort food stand-bys. I’ve got recipes for some of them, like pancakes and French toast, but my breakfast options are sadly lacking in the savory category….

Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Butter

Just in case the shorter days, cooler weather, and falling crimson leaves haven’t put you in an autumn state of mind, I have a recipe that is sure to get the job done. This slow cooker spiced apple butter is both wonderfully aromatic, and lick the spoon jar clean delicious. It’s perfect for spreading on…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge

Ok, I’m gonna cut right to the chase. Here are 4 reasons you need this chocolate chip cookie dough fudge in your life, right now: It tastes like cookie dough… in fudge form. It’s super easy to make (I’m talking 5 minutes to throw together, here) Please see reasons 1, 2, & 3 (I mean,…

Healthy Vegan Banana Bread

Last weekend a friend asked me if I ever used my black and spotty bananas to make banana bread. Sure I do! Or… do I? I mean, I sometimes make these chocolate dipped Banana Bread Donuts, and we love whipping up a batch of these Blender Banana Peanut Butter Muffins every now and then. But…

Sunbutter Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

Today I’ve got a fun and easy cookie recipe that also happens to be vegan, gluten free, nut-free, naturally sweetened, and added oil-free. These sunbutter cookies have a crisp edge and chewy middle, with a tasty touch of cinnamon. My daughter started preschool last week, and for the first time ever, I’m having to rethink…

Peanut Butter Banana Fudge Pops

Even though it’s technically summer in the Northern Hemisphere until September 22, most people in the states approach Labor Day weekend as summer’s last hurrah. These peanut butter fudge popsicles are the perfect way to celebrate these dwindling days of warm weather, backyard BBQs, and relaxing in hammocks. I’m fairly certain these will be my…