Last Minute Thanksgiving Ideas: A Dozen Vegan and Gluten Free Desserts and Sweet Sides

If you're on the look-out for some healthy, plant-based and gluten free sweet sides, appetizers, or desserts that aren't pumpkin pie, look no further! Look, pumpkin pie is a must, but if you are searching for something a little bit different in addition to the Thanksgiving mainstay for the dessert table, here they are! I've … Continue reading Last Minute Thanksgiving Ideas: A Dozen Vegan and Gluten Free Desserts and Sweet Sides

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Oven “Fried” Green Tomatoes with Herbed Cashew Cream (Vegan + GF)

I feel the need to inject something light and summery into my recent barrage of pumpkin spice this and baked chai that. After all, we technically have a whole week left of summer. There's still time to run barefoot through the sprinkler, eat ice cream cones (dairy free of course), dine outside, and make these … Continue reading Oven “Fried” Green Tomatoes with Herbed Cashew Cream (Vegan + GF)

Simply Delicious: Spicy Seared Heart of Palm Rounds

Today I'm sharing one last super simple, 3 ingredient, plant-based side dish. My goal with these last three posts is to give you some fun inspiration to switch things up in the kitchen, while still keeping it easy-peasy. I'm hoping to share not so much "recipes," where you have to keep looking and checking back … Continue reading Simply Delicious: Spicy Seared Heart of Palm Rounds

Holiday Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Bacon, Nutty Parmesan, and Fried Sage and Rosemary (vegan, gluten free)

Talk about a last minute holiday recipe, eh? The really scary part is that I still have one more I hope to share with you before Christmas. In fact, I hope to still share it still today! *Insert 15 "scream" emojis* Why oh why do I do this to myself??! Sometimes I get just a … Continue reading Holiday Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Bacon, Nutty Parmesan, and Fried Sage and Rosemary (vegan, gluten free)

Maple Orange Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Cranberries

Brussels sprouts, do you love them or hate them? Growing up, we never really had Brussels sprouts, but I just assumed from all the movie and TV references that they must be reaaallly bad. How many times have we seen a kid sitting at the dinner table in a TV show or movie, arms folded … Continue reading Maple Orange Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Cranberries

Minted Strawberry and Avocado Beauty Salad with Balsamic Glaze

Ingredients: 2-3 cups of fresh hulled and halved strawberries 1 large avocado, cut into chunks or slices 2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh mint 1/2 a lime Balsamic Glaze 1 cup balsamic vinegar Instructions: Make your glaze. Simply bring the vinegar to a low boil, then reduce heat to a low simmer. Keep an eye on … Continue reading Minted Strawberry and Avocado Beauty Salad with Balsamic Glaze

Easy Elegant Side: Saucy Spring Vegetables

When it comes to cooking with fresh spring vegetables, sometimes simple is better. Carrots, mushrooms, and asparagus are already so flavorful, all it takes is a few simple additions to really make them shine. For this dish, these veggies are "sauced" up with a bit of wine and broth and enhanced with garlic and fresh … Continue reading Easy Elegant Side: Saucy Spring Vegetables