Vegan and Grain Free Pumpkin Spice Blondies

You might think the worst part about being sick for nearly two weeks was the jackhammer headache, fever complete with cold sweats and chills, sore throat, not being able to breathe air through either nostril, incessant cough, or subsequent laryngitis. You might think so, but you'd be wrong. The worst part about catching the Never-Ending Cold/Flu of … Continue reading Vegan and Grain Free Pumpkin Spice Blondies

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 … Continue reading Double Dark Chocolate Black Bean Brownie Cookies

Vegan Caramel Coconut Buckwheat Energy Bars (refined sugar free, gluten free, vegan, raw)

No Bake Caramel Coconut Buckwheat Energy Bars

Need a nutrition-packed pick-me-up? I've got one for ya. (As well as a bunch of hyphenated words. You're welcome.) These tasty and filling bars are bursting with some of my favorite nutrient-dense super foods. Check out this all-star line up: Activated buckwheat groats  Hemp Seeds Chia Seeds Pistachios Medjool Dates Tahini They're moist, chewy, crunchy, … Continue reading No Bake Caramel Coconut Buckwheat Energy Bars

Tiny Baked Potato Tacos - Vegan, Gluten Free, Grain Free

Mini Baked Potato Chip Tacos

Potato Chip meet Taco. Today's "recipe" (and I use that term loosely) is more about the fun of playing with your food than anything else. Sure, you could just buy a bag of Tostitos Scoops and fill them with your favorite taco ingredients, but then you wouldn't get to experience the excitement and satisfaction of … Continue reading Mini Baked Potato Chip Tacos

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)

Sweet Potato Toast! + 7 Fun Plant-Based Topping Ideas

Last weekend I came across an idea, actually it popped up on my Facebook feed as an advertisement from yahoo.com. An idea I could kick myself for never thinking of. Sweet potato toast. As in, sliced sweet potato, toasted in the toaster (or toaster oven) and used in place of bread. I was excited, and … Continue reading Sweet Potato Toast! + 7 Fun Plant-Based Topping Ideas

Raw Walnut Taco Filling – Two Ways (gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, oil-free, vegan)

It's Taco Tuesday, and in light of that fact, I have a delicious plant-based and raw taco filling that is going to change the way you eat tacos forever. Just 2 or 3 main ingredients, plus a few spices thrown into your food processor for a minute, and you've got some of the tastiest and … Continue reading Raw Walnut Taco Filling – Two Ways (gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, oil-free, vegan)

Simple Coconut Lemongrass Soup (Vegan)

You may have noticed things have been a little quiet around the blog. I spontaneously decided to take a week off from posting on the blog, taking some time to relax and visit family, as well as simply clearing my mind from all the little imaginary pressures I put on myself. By doing so, ended … Continue reading Simple Coconut Lemongrass Soup (Vegan)

5 Ingredient Silver Dollar Sweet Chickpea Flour Pancakes (vegan + gluten-free)

Today is International Pancake Day and I want to share my favorite gluten-free and vegan pancake recipe. I love this recipe because it only requires 5 relatively inexpensive, easy to find (maybe already in your kitchen) ingredients. Just one kind of flour is needed, no gums or starches or any other sort of special additions. … Continue reading 5 Ingredient Silver Dollar Sweet Chickpea Flour Pancakes (vegan + gluten-free)

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)