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…

Double Dark Chocolate Black Bean Brownie Cookies

These cookies were a complete accident. A complete and total chocolate-y, rich, fudgy, accident. After making a big batch of black beans and then tortilla soup this week, I had exactly a cup and a half of cooked black beans left over. What to do, what to do? I thought, hmm… black bean brownies haven’t…

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…

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

It has been the summer of homemade ice cream around here and on the blog, and I think I may have saved the best for last. That’s assuming this is the last ice cream recipe I share this summer. I was pretty sure it was going to be until I typed that just now. Alright,…

Buckwheat Crispy Treats

I can feel it in the air, and I can see it in the Target commercials… back to school time is just around the corner. With my kiddo starting nursery school this year, it’s all becoming very real. Backpacks and school clothes, folders and pencil cases, lunch boxes and after school snacks. While I don’t…

DIY Luxurious Lather Face Wash with Aloe

I’m so excited to share this DIY face wash recipe with you all today.  It’s simple, made with natural ingredients, inexpensive, and most importantly, it keeps my skin fresh, clean, clear, and smooth. Basically, I love it! Over the years, I’ve tried dozens of face cleansers. When I was suffering with adult acne in my…

Vegan French Vanilla Ice Cream

Two ice cream recipes in a row, folks… I can’t even hide my obsession. Normally, I would try to stagger ice cream recipes in between some healthy smoothies, or maybe even a veggie-filled salad or savory dish, but by golly I can’t help it. I’m excited! Guys, it’s VEGAN FRENCH VANILLAAA!!!!! It’s a classic. And…

Vegan Black Cherry Ice Cream

Yesterday was my dad’s birthday, and this year I thought it’d be fun to re-create one of his favorite ice cream flavors. Growing up, I used to love visiting the near-by ice cream stand, or whippy dip as it we called it. Like most establishments of its kind, it was only open from late spring…

Strawberry Rooibos Iced Tea

I sometimes daydream about creating a recipe blog that is exclusively beverages. It seems like I come up with more thirst-quenching recipe ideas than anything else. Everything from thick, nourishing smoothies and dessert-like shakes to warm and cozy sips and cold, icy, refreshments… like today’s recipe, which is perfect for a hot summer day. I’ve…