Activated Buckwheat Blender Pancakes - Vegan and Gluten Free

Activated Buckwheat and Hemp Seed Blender Pancakes

Up until a few weeks ago, I only had one go-to gluten free and vegan pancake recipe in my breakfast food arsenal. Don't get me wrong, I love my healthy Sweet Chickpea Flour Pancakes, but one is such a lonely number. Now I have two favorite pancakes.   Just like my chickpea flour pancakes, these … Continue reading Activated Buckwheat and Hemp Seed Blender Pancakes

Vegan Lentil Quinoa Hemp Seed Meatballs

Lentil Quinoa Hemp Seed Meatballs

These vegan meatballs are so delicious and chocked full of flavor, you'd never guess they were also full of nutrition. So delicious served over a big plate of spaghetti marinara. Or on a saucy vegan meatball sub. Oh yes. These healthy meatballs have everything a good vegan meatball needs: just right spices, texture, moisture (without … Continue reading Lentil Quinoa Hemp Seed Meatballs

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

Spicy Tempeh Tacos (vegan, gluten-free) + Lightlife Giveaway Winner

Happy Friday, friends! Today is exciting for so many reasons! First of all, it's National Veggie Day, or National Eat Your Vegetables Day, which is the kind of observance I can really stand behind. Also, today I'm sharing the winner of the Lightlife free product giveway. Don't worry, even if you didn't win the giveaway, … Continue reading Spicy Tempeh Tacos (vegan, gluten-free) + Lightlife Giveaway Winner

Sticky Baked BBQ Tempeh Strips (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free)

Nothing says summer like sticky, smoky, barbecue-sauce-slathered eats. Just because you're following a plant-based diet, doesn't mean you don't get to enjoy a "meaty," saucy meal! I love these easy tempeh strips and they're quickly becoming one of my favorite go-to dinners. These strips are a perfect way to use my Easy, No-Cook BBQ Sauce¬†from … Continue reading Sticky Baked BBQ Tempeh Strips (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free)

Nacho Cheese Cauliflower Popcorn (raw, vegan)

I'm sharing a fun little snack today that is not only vegan, but completely raw as well. Cauliflower popcorn? I was a little skeptical at first, but after making it (and making it again, and again, and again), I was more than a little hooked on this crunchy and flavorful whole food snack. Occasionally, out … Continue reading Nacho Cheese Cauliflower Popcorn (raw, vegan)

Blueberry Muffin Raw Energy Bites (vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free)

I love easy snacks. Especially the kind where you just throw everything into your food processor, grind, and roll. No baking required! I think that's one of the reasons I like raw foods, especially raw desserts and snacks; it's a pretty easy way of cooking. Or noncooking. I love that you can satisfy your craving … Continue reading Blueberry Muffin Raw Energy Bites (vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free)

The Best Homemade Peanut Butter, Ever

I realize that's a pretty bold statement. The best peanut butter, ever? I mean, how could anyone even know that? Trust me, when you taste it, you'll know. You also might be wondering just what is so special about this peanut butter? Isn't peanut butter just peanuts ground up? It can't possibly be that much … Continue reading The Best Homemade Peanut Butter, Ever

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)