Black Cherry Ice Cream - Vegan, Naturally Flavored, Refined Sugar Free

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 … Continue reading Vegan Black Cherry Ice Cream

Strawberry Rooibos Iced Tea - Sugar Free and naturally caffeine Free

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 … Continue reading Strawberry Rooibos Iced Tea

Raspberry Rhubarb Coconut Crumble Bars - Vegan and Gluten Free

Raspberry Rhubarb Coconut Crumble Bars

I told you in my last post I had something special up my sleeve for that raspberry rhubarb jam... Introducing the tastiest, jammiest, most crumble-topping-est (I know, just go with it), sweet dessert bar, ever. It's the best tasting bar I've ever made. Possibly the best dessert bar I've tasted, ever. And it should be, … Continue reading Raspberry Rhubarb Coconut Crumble Bars

Raspberry Rhubarb Chia Seed Jam

This tangy sweet jam is a prelude to a delicious dessert recipe I just can't wait to share. While these homemade preserves make for the perfect sweet ingredient in a special treat, this easy homemade jam also happens to be the topping your toast has been waiting for (and your pancakes, waffles, and french toast, … Continue reading Raspberry Rhubarb Chia Seed Jam

Healthy, All-Natural “Slurpees” (no sugar added)

When I was a kid, one of my favorite pastimes was to get a bunch of my friends together, load up on as many sugary foods and drinks as we could buy at the store and head back to my house to generally act insane. It was all under the guise of a "sleepover." My … Continue reading Healthy, All-Natural “Slurpees” (no sugar added)

4 Ingredient Coconut Berry Popsicles (vegan, refined sugar-free)

I can't stop with the popsicles. The truth is, I don't want to. I have about  142 more popsicle ideas floating around in my head, and my only worry is that there aren't enough days in summer to post them all. These pops are as refreshing as an island breeze, with a subtle sweetness and … Continue reading 4 Ingredient Coconut Berry Popsicles (vegan, refined sugar-free)

Mango-Avocado-Mint Green Smoothie

After a weekend full of birthday cook-outs, cupcakes, and chocolate chip ice cream cookie cups (oh yes!) I felt like I need a dose of green to start my week. This creamy green smoothie was filling, refreshing, fruity, and so satisfying. Although my daughter asked for a "pink" smoothie this morning, I found her eyes wandering … Continue reading Mango-Avocado-Mint Green Smoothie

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)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Dipped Frozen Banana Pops (Vegan)

Frozen bananas dipped in chocolate takes me right back to my childhood. My mom and I used to make these in the summer time, and I remember being so anxious for the bananas to freeze. This is such a simple and delicious treat, it barely needs a recipe at all. These super easy chocolate and … Continue reading Chocolate Peanut Butter Dipped Frozen Banana Pops (Vegan)

Green Tea and Peach Ice Pops (Sugar-free, Naturally-flavored)

August is National Peach Month, and since the temperatures here are creeping back up towards 90 degrees F (30 C) by week's end, it seemed only fitting to blend these deliciously juicy fruits into icy cold popsicles. I added cooled steeped green tea for a flavor and health boost. These frozen treats have no added … Continue reading Green Tea and Peach Ice Pops (Sugar-free, Naturally-flavored)