The Best Homemade Almond Butter

This week marked a first for me in kitchen experiments. I baked my very first loaf of homemade bread, from scratch (i.e. no bread maker!). There was a lot of kneading (making bread is a full body workout, ya'll), a lot of waiting, some serious through-the-oven-door watching, and then a whole bunch more impatient waiting. … Continue reading The Best Homemade Almond Butter

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Hearty Crock-Pot Split Pea Soup with Homemade Croutons and Coconut Bacon (Vegan)

You guys, this is exciting. Today's recipe represents a revolution in my kitchen. A discovery of epic proportions. The realization that a pot does not indeed need to be stood over, stirred, and stared into. I've heard tell the wonders of this contraption, but never did I believe it. I myself own not one, but … Continue reading Hearty Crock-Pot Split Pea Soup with Homemade Croutons and Coconut Bacon (Vegan)

Peanut Butter and Banana Buckwheat Muffins (vegan + gluten-free)

Wow, 2016! Five days in, and it still hasn't sunk in yet. I hope you are all starting out the year feeling fresh, vibrant, and ready for all the fabulous things in store. As I sit here writing this, the sun is shining brightly into our house as my little one hops around me stopping … Continue reading Peanut Butter and Banana Buckwheat Muffins (vegan + gluten-free)

Mexican Cheeze Sauce or Dip (vegan)

I warned you things were going to get cheezy this week. Today I'm sharing another one of my favorite cheeze sauces. You can use this vegan sauce in so many ways: for nachos, as a dip, drizzled over burritos and tacos, dolloped over a loaded vegan baked potato, or as a filling for quesadillas or … Continue reading Mexican Cheeze Sauce or Dip (vegan)

Healthy Mayo! Vegan, Raw, and Oil-Free

It's summertime. For reals now. It perpetually smells like cut grass when you step outside, the weather forecast is peppered with humidity and thunderstorms, and picnics and barbecues are on everyone's agenda. I love summer. I love summer food. Tons of fresh fruits and veggies, sandwiches, and salads galore! A very important part of all … Continue reading Healthy Mayo! Vegan, Raw, and Oil-Free

One Lovely Blog Award

Wowee wow wow. I am so honored to be nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award, by the gracious and talented Kim over at Learn to Love Food! Kim is a speech-language pathologist specializing in pediatric feeding therapy. I'm beyond flattered by her mention because I have been admiring her site for some time, and … Continue reading One Lovely Blog Award

Easy, Delicious, and Sneakily Healthy Cinnamon Rolls! Vegan and Gluten-Free “Cinna-bonzos”

MMMMM.¬† Warm cinnamon rolls ... Soft, warm, gooey- in-the-middle, cinnamon rolls. Can you even STAND it?? Have you ever been haunted by the image of a certain food?¬† For the past few days, I have seen cinnamon rolls EVERYWHERE.¬†Recipes popping up all over the internets, stacks of boxed cinnamon rolls in the supermarket bakery, glossy … Continue reading Easy, Delicious, and Sneakily Healthy Cinnamon Rolls! Vegan and Gluten-Free “Cinna-bonzos”