I love a good old sandwich. Ezekiel 4:9 bread, vegetarian protein (oat burgers, tempeh, or hummus), veggies, sauce, done. I also love sauerkraut and it made an extra pickle-y addition to a sandwich that already had pickles in it. Double the pickles double the fun.
Red, White, and Blueberry Maple Syrup Cake + Chocolate Frosting + Coconut Cream
Happy 4th! Celebrate with this maple syrup sweetened whole wheat cake covered in almond butter date frosting, coconut cream, and fresh juicy berries!
No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars (Vegan)
Banana Smoothie recipes: Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream Peach Ice Cream Wendy’s Copycat Vegan Frosty Chocolate Chip Milk Shake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar Recipe Adopted From: Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Bars Other similar recipes: King-Sized Vegan Snicker Bars Healthy Scotcheroos
Crunchy Vegan Yogurt Fruit Salad
Do you like crunchy creamy sweet things? I do. And I sure love eating this salad!
King-Sized Vegan Snicker Bars
Do you like chocolate? Do you like peanut butter? Do you like snickers bars? Yes...
Vanilla Almond Cashew Milk
...By making our own nut milk we are saving big time in our food budget. This makes me more and more excited about making almond cashew milk from scratch. It's easy, healthy, and tasty! I love having fresh frothy milk to drink...
Turmeric Latte (Golden Milk)
Most people know that ginger and turmeric are really good for you and it's recommended that you eat some everyday! Ginger is known to help with cramps, nausea, pain relief, IBS, migraines, viral infections, etc. Turmeric is known to be beneficial for things like inflammation, cancer, lupus, pre-diabetes, IBS, etc. Have you tried eating either spice plain? Not so good on their own, but they enhance foods in delicious ways! If you're wanting a hot drink but don't want that nasty sugar-coating left on your tongue (after drinking a Starbucks) or maybe you don't want to spend 37 dollars at the local cafe (Lego Movie?) or maybe you're not into the caffeine buzz well then, try out this Turmeric Latte and get your turmeric/ginger game on!
Peach Ice Cream
Another 5 minute dessert for the books! As you know I have a love/hate relationship with peaches... and sometimes peaches don't love me back. If that's the case then I freeze the subpar devils and try to figure what else to do with them! When I was about 8 or 9 years old my family spent 5 weeks traveling around Australia and New Zealand. We spent 1 whole week at a college while my dad was teaching a class (or something... it was a long time ago). We ate at the school cafeteria everyday and the one thing that sticks out the most to me about that whole trip (besides the beaches, koalas, and kangaroos) was that this cafeteria had peach soft serve ice cream. I had a delicious cone everyday and it was divine. I'd never heard of peach ice cream before! I'd tried plenty of varieties that included chocolate, but peach ice cream? What is this? Well, I don't eat normal ice cream anymore... but I still make my own version of peach ice cream. Easy and creamy the way ice cream should be!
Vegan German Chocolate Cake (sugar and oil free)
Every year when I was growing up I asked for the same birthday cake. I wanted the German Chocolate Cake Frosting (and pecan glaze) on a yellow cake instead of chocolate! My mom faithfully made a Betty Crocker yellow cake mix and layered it with rich chocolate butter cream frosting and made that infamous coconut pecan dream to coat the top. Sweetened condensed milk, gobs of sugar, and a few very hyperactive children later... you get a birthday coma of happiness (and I loved my mom MORE for it). Flash forward a few years my sister said I should make a German Chocolate Cake that she could feel good about giving to her kids (what a good mommy). One day while killing time at Costco (as my husband went up and down each aisle excitedly searching for a specific extension cord he decide we needed <3 I absolutely love my nerd) I started looking at the cooking magazines and after seeing a recipe for caramel chocolate cake I got an idea to use date paste as the binder and sweetener for the coconut pecan frosting (which means zero risk of burning the frosting because you don't have to heat it. Yes, I've done that before)!
Chocolate Chip Coconut Ice Cream
This recipe isn't going to reverse your chronic disease, but it is far better for you then purchasing a pint of vegan ice cream at the grocery store. Made with 3 ingredients from my kitchen to yours.
How To: Make Almond Milk
This easy recipe will take you less then 5 minutes to prepare and is 4 times cheaper then purchasing at the grocery store (not to mention the time it would have taken to drive to there). You also know 100% whats inside your milk, no mystery necessary! This recipe produces 8 cups (2 quarts) of unsweetened almond milk which translates to about 40 calories a cup and 2% calcium (which comes naturally from the almonds). I bought my almonds from Costco and did my own price analysis. It is about...
Gluten Free Chocolate Beet Cupcakes
Beets add moisture to baked goods and can be used as an oil replacer (like in this recipe). It also adds a lot of antioxidants and fiber. If using beets scares you, no worries, use apple sauce instead!
Tammy’s Honey Peanut Butter Cookie Bars
Honey isn't technically vegan... I suppose it depends on how vegan you are. You can easily use maple syrup instead. Most people I know just happened to have honey in their house at all times!
Chocolate Chip Milk Shake
With dates for extra sweetness and hemp seeds for a nutty creaminess you will think about this shake for days. Blend it up in under 2 minutes, grab a straw or spoon, and be on your way!
Vegan Banana Cream Pie (Steel Cut) Oatmeal
Steel cut oatmeal never looked so good!
10 min Apple Pie Stovetop Oatmeal
The holidays are over and it is time to HIT those resolutions in the FACE, in a good way. I rarely make stovetop oats but this weekend I ate it twice. Sometimes you just want something hot for breakfast and you want it fast! I'm sure we all ate too much food this holiday and stayed up way too late last night but here is a breakfast to get you back on track. This oatmeal is full of walnuts, ginger, cinnamon, dates, and a few other optional super food toppings to kickstart the year. Go get em tiger!
Healthy Scotcheroos (Vegan, Plant-Based, Refined Sugar Free)
Happy Birthday to MEEE!!!
Hot Fruit Soup
Hot, sweet, and satisfying.
Whole Wheat Caramel Pecan Rolls (Vegan and Refined Sugar Free)
Vegan Caramel Pecan Rolls made from whole wheat flour and refined sugar free.
Vegan Apple Salad
Apple salads are not salads, they are desserts with raisins. This is a plant-based version of the classic potluck side dish.
Vegan Chocolate Fudge Frosting (oil free and sweetened with dates)
Fudge frosting that is wholesome, easy to make, and addictively delicious.
Apple Pie Overnight Oats
If you’re feeling REAL fancy you can make coconut whipped cream with a bit of maple syrup and make your breakfast oats bonkers and all thanksgiving like… but try not to eat that everyday.
Coconut Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
When you just want a bowl of fall... you make this.
Vegan Peanut Butter Date Caramel
Where heaven and earth align. This is so good i've eaten it with apples everyday for about 3 weeks now.