The Best Homemade Almond Butter

This week marked a first for me in kitchen experiments. I baked my very first loaf of homemade bread, from scratch (i.e. no bread maker!). There was a lot of kneading (making bread is a full body workout, ya'll), a lot of waiting, some serious through-the-oven-door watching, and then a whole bunch more impatient waiting. … Continue reading The Best Homemade Almond Butter

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Chili Mocha Brownie Bites – Vegan, Refined Sugar-Free & Gluten-Free

What do you do with surplus, or "undesirable" Halloween candy? As soon as we wrapped up our trick or treating festivities Monday night, I did a quick and discreet sorting out of my daughter's candy. All the "baddies" were given away, either to neighbors or sent with my husband to his work. I let my … Continue reading Chili Mocha Brownie Bites – Vegan, Refined Sugar-Free & Gluten-Free

Vanilla Lucuma Shake with Pumpkin Spice and Chocolate Espresso Syrup

After a few rainy and cold days, we've got some warm sunshine lighting up the orange and red (ok and brown) leaves quickly accumulating on the ground. Not needing to bundle up in a sweater and a jacket today means that creamy cold smoothies and milkshakes are sounding delicious again. Today's shake is a special Halloween … Continue reading Vanilla Lucuma Shake with Pumpkin Spice and Chocolate Espresso Syrup

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Dip (Vegan, Oil-Free, Refined Sugar Free)

Today's recipe comes from my desire to eat all the autumn foods, all at the same time. I think it became very obvious after sharing this photo on Instagram last week that I've once again emerged myself completely in the flavorful delights of fall. In other words, I'm completely obsessed, and need a daily fix … Continue reading Salted Caramel Pumpkin Dip (Vegan, Oil-Free, Refined Sugar Free)

Spiced Super Berry Smoothie

Today I'm sharing my current favorite fruit smoothie. This blend is perfect for fall; it features fresh apple juice (or cider), tart cranberries, juicy raspberries,blueberries, and spicy cinnamon for a flavor combination that is sure to wake up the senses. It's tart, and sweet, and utterly juicy with a warm hint of spice. Regularly sipping … Continue reading Spiced Super Berry Smoothie

Nearly Raw Apple Pie A La Mode Bars (vegan, gluten free, date-sweetened, paleo)

Soft, apple-cinnamon-spiced, grain-free and no-bake bars sandwich a thick layer of creamy vanilla nice cream, for a unique and fun dessert that's perfect for this warm fall weather. The idea for these bars came to me in a dream. At least I think so. I have a foggy recollection of grabbing my phone, half asleep, … Continue reading Nearly Raw Apple Pie A La Mode Bars (vegan, gluten free, date-sweetened, paleo)

5 Minute Vegan Pumpkin Spice Iced Latte

5 Minute Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte (Vegan, Refined Sugar Free, Caffeine Free/Non-Coffee Option)

What do you do when it's past labor day hence pumpkin spice latte daydreams are taking over your brain space, but it also happens to be about 90 degrees in the shade? This was my predicament this past week. Hot drinks just weren't sounding too good to me, but darn it I wanted to utilize … Continue reading 5 Minute Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte (Vegan, Refined Sugar Free, Caffeine Free/Non-Coffee Option)