Chai Spiced Banana Mini Muffins (Vegan + GF)

When the weather cools down, my mind starts wandering to thoughts of warm baked goods; muffins and donuts being at the top of the list. These 30 minute chai spiced and caramel glazed mini muffins are everything I've been dreaming of and more. These little cuties are packed with autumn spice and are the perfect gateway … Continue reading Chai Spiced Banana Mini Muffins (Vegan + GF)

Matcha Vanilla Cheesecake with Raw Chocolate Cookie Crust (Vegan, Gluten-Free, No-Bake)

I really think the world could be a happier place if we would all just eat more vegan cheesecake. I mean, talk about a unifying force. Almost everyone loves cheesecake. Post a cheesecake photo on Instagram, and it's like everyone starts smiling... and salivating. You can't not be in a good mood while eating a … Continue reading Matcha Vanilla Cheesecake with Raw Chocolate Cookie Crust (Vegan, Gluten-Free, No-Bake)

Strawberry Kale Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing (vegan, oil-free)

The weather has turned tropical here, with temperatures creeping up to 90 and plenty of humidity. This kind of summer heat makes me want to forgo the heavy meals and fill my plate with fresh, juicy fruits and vegetables. Some may find this surprising, but I don't usually make too many salads. If I do, … Continue reading Strawberry Kale Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing (vegan, oil-free)

Chocolate Raspberry Baked Oatmeal Squares (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free)

These baked oatmeal squares require just one bowl, less than 10 ingredients, and will be done in under a half hour. Whip these up one night and you'll have breakfast ready for the next several days. They're gluten-free, dairy and egg-free, nut-free, oil-free, and can be made sugar-free as well. You can bake them in … Continue reading Chocolate Raspberry Baked Oatmeal Squares (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free)

Quick Oil-Free White Bean Hummus with 5 Flavor Variations

Need a basic hummus recipe with 5 ingredients or less that you can whip up for that last second backyard barbecue invitation? Here it is! Simple and delicious, with no oil needed. It's just so darn good. I love the simplicity of this hummus. And since we're on the subject, I see nothing wrong with … Continue reading Quick Oil-Free White Bean Hummus with 5 Flavor Variations

Healthy Banana Bread Donuts with Easy 2-Ingredient Chocolate Glaze (vegan, gluten-free)

Soft, light, fluffy, baked banana bread flavored donuts are dipped into a rich chocolate-y ganache and sprinkled with nuts and coconut chips for a scrumptious, but healthier, start to your day. My daughter and I went a little crazy over these donuts. Can you blame us? While I wouldn't go so far as to say … Continue reading Healthy Banana Bread Donuts with Easy 2-Ingredient Chocolate Glaze (vegan, gluten-free)

Baked Lemon Cheesecake (vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, soy-free, sugar-free)

Cheesecake. Baked Cheesecake. There's nothing quite like it. Irresistibly rich, dense, creamy, and delightfully sweet with a hint of tangy cheese flavor. If you've recently switched to a whole food plant-based diet, you may have thought your baked cheesecake days were over. I'm here to tell you the fun has just begun, folks. This lemony … Continue reading Baked Lemon Cheesecake (vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, soy-free, sugar-free)

No-Cook, Five Minute, Classic Pizza Sauce

Pizza is a popular menu item at our house. If it was up to my husband, we would have pizza for dinner 7 nights a week. Probably for lunch too. During the colder winter months, pizza makes an appearance on our plates at least once a week. Usually on the weekends. Over the years I've … Continue reading No-Cook, Five Minute, Classic Pizza Sauce

Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Cookies (vegan and gluten free)

Soft, chewy, melt-in-your-mouth, with chocolate chips in every bite. These cookies are everything a chocolate chip cookie should be, plus a whole lot more. Not only are they free of eggs, dairy, gluten, oil, or butter, they also have a not so secret "secret" ingredient. No, your eyes weren't deceiving you when you read the … Continue reading Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Cookies (vegan and gluten free)

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)