Winter Wheat Berry Salad

It's that time of year again. Ahhh I love it. Softly falling snow, weekend baking, spiced gingerbread wafting through the air, friends and family gathering for laughs and hugs. It can also be the time of year when the most colorful thing on your plate are the red and green sprinkles on your sugar cookies. … Continue reading Winter Wheat Berry Salad

21 Healthy Plant Based Dinners Ready in 45 Minutes or Less

Long time, no see, my friends! How is everyone doing? Lately, I've been in a bit of a food funk. I'm feeling very "meh" about food and cooking. And recipe creation? It's not happening. I can't really explain it, other than the events around the world and here in the states have been weighing heavily … Continue reading 21 Healthy Plant Based Dinners Ready in 45 Minutes or Less

Giant Vegan + Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie For One

Giant Vegan and Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie For One (or Two)

Have you ever walked into a supermarket or grocery store and had your olfactories bombarded by the smell of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies? Like they're pumping it through the vents or something. It's not even "wafting" through the store, it's practically blowing your hair back. ¬†Absolute torture when you're already shopping on an empty … Continue reading Giant Vegan and Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie For One (or Two)

Creamy Vegan Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

This creamy soup is cozier than a cable knit sweater. As the days get chillier, this is the perfect comforting soup to snuggle up to. This soup is like a warm hug in a bowl. I think many of us could use some comforting right now. I generally steer way clear of politics on this … Continue reading Creamy Vegan Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Roasted Pumpkin Quesadillas with Ancho Cashew Cream

Toasty quesadillas are filled with roasted pumpkin, spinach, grilled onions and mushrooms, drizzled with a spiced-up cashew cream. This savory pumpkin dish is so good you'll almost forget about pie. Almost. Hello friends! How are you all doing? Did everyone survive the Halloween treat fest?? I realized when looking through my recent posts, that it's … Continue reading Roasted Pumpkin Quesadillas with Ancho Cashew Cream

Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos with Cool Ranch Celery Slaw (Vegan, Oil Free & Gluten Free)

Like most people I know, my family and I are creatures of habit, especially when it comes to what we eat each week for dinner. I could play with ideas for smoothies, sweet treats, and snacks all day, but by the time 5:00 p.m. rolls around, I go into auto-dinner mode, mentally choosing from one … Continue reading Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos with Cool Ranch Celery Slaw (Vegan, Oil Free & Gluten Free)

Homemade Sesame Seed Milk + Why I Gave Up Dairy

If you were to google "reasons to avoid dairy" you'd get several results. Actually, you'd get about 16 million results from that search. I don't need millions of reasons to steer clear of dairy, I have 3 main reasons, and that is more than enough for me. I'll get to those in a minute. It's … Continue reading Homemade Sesame Seed Milk + Why I Gave Up Dairy

Matcha Vanilla Cheesecake with Raw Chocolate Cookie Crust (Vegan, Gluten-Free, No-Bake)

I really think the world could be a happier place if we would all just eat more vegan cheesecake. I mean, talk about a unifying force. Almost everyone loves cheesecake. Post a cheesecake photo on Instagram, and it's like everyone starts smiling... and salivating. You can't not be in a good mood while eating a … Continue reading Matcha Vanilla Cheesecake with Raw Chocolate Cookie Crust (Vegan, Gluten-Free, No-Bake)

Easy Peanut Sauce (gluten-free, refined sugar-free, gluten-free, no-cook)

Today I'm sharing an easy peasy peanut sauce that I make at least once a week. This is my go-to sauce for drizzling over stir-fries, tossing with noodle dishes, and dipping summer rolls, spring rolls, tofu, and tempeh. If you thought you had to wait until Thai food take-out night to enjoy some delicious peanut … Continue reading Easy Peanut Sauce (gluten-free, refined sugar-free, gluten-free, no-cook)

4 Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Pudding (Low-Fat, Nut-free, Soy-free, Date-sweetened)

One of my all time favorite desserts is chocolate pudding. Silky smooth, rich, and creamy, it's the perfect treat and can be made with simple, nutritious ingredients. Today's recipe is the third chocolate pudding/mousse I've shared on the blog, and I'm sure it won't be the last. While my other two puddings feature a fair … Continue reading 4 Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Pudding (Low-Fat, Nut-free, Soy-free, Date-sweetened)