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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. … Continue reading Vegan Caramel Apple Sundae

Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Butter - healthy, naturally sweetened, delicious on toast, muffins, pancakes, and oatmeal

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 … Continue reading Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Butter

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

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)

Baked Cheesecake Stuffed Apples (vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, soy free)

Vegan baked cheesecake inside a tender, juicy, naturally sweet baked apple, drizzled with healthy caramel sauce... This one dessert checks off about 3 of my top ten favorite sweet treats. I've had this recipe and photos squirreled away in my files for over a month now. Other recipes captured my attention and here I find … Continue reading Baked Cheesecake Stuffed Apples (vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, soy free)

Autumn Fruit Bowl with Apple Spice Nice Cream

Hello, hello! Just stopping by real quick to share a fun autumn inspired nice cream idea. I know, great timing by me. Now that I'm finally getting around to post this cool treat, the temperature decides to drop. I don't know about you all, but around here it has been positively beautiful outside the last … Continue reading Autumn Fruit Bowl with Apple Spice Nice Cream

Caramel Apple Smoothie -vegan

Happy Friday, friends! I have a simple and delicious fall-inspired smoothie to share as you head into the weekend. If you love crunchy apples dripping with caramel, then you're going to love this healthy shake. It scores major bonus points for being a lot easier to eat than a caramel coated apple on a stick. … Continue reading Caramel Apple Smoothie -vegan

Spiced Apple Donuts with Apple Cider Glaze (baked, vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free)

Could there be a more delicious time of year than autumn? I mean seriously... cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, apples, pumpkin, squash... baked goods... hot mulled cider. Goodness me! I know I say this about every season, but there is just something special about fall and all of its associated goodies. There's a hypnotizing coziness about it … Continue reading Spiced Apple Donuts with Apple Cider Glaze (baked, vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free)

Pumpkin Spice Hand Pies with Apple Cinnamon Cranberry Filling (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

I wrapped up all the best flavors of the season in a perfect little pumpkin-spiced envelope, just for you! Happy Thanksgiving! Hand-pies, empanadas, turnovers... whatever you want to call them, these lovely little treats are the perfect no-guilt nibble to offer your family and friends this Thanksgiving. The crust is crisp on the edges, yet tender, and delicately pumpkin-flavored … Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Hand Pies with Apple Cinnamon Cranberry Filling (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

Blushing Beauty Berry-Beet Smoothie

Despite the obnoxiously snowy weather we've been having around here, I'm currently on a smoothie kick.  I know, I'm weird.  My smoothie love comes in phases.  Late summer I was awash in a sea of fruity-green blender concoctions, enjoying at least one frosty beverage a day.  Then I must have got smoothie burn-out because for a while they didn't sound so … Continue reading Blushing Beauty Berry-Beet Smoothie