It's been really hot lately (California Dreaming was NOT written about the Inland Empire)! Recently the temperature clocked 105 degrees outside and my house was a nice and cool 89 degrees inside (I'm being sarcastic about the nice and cool part, it was a literal white-middle-class kind of hell). We had friends coming over for dinner and I had planned to make roasted peaches with cinnamon and nuts but turning on the oven wasn't an option. Sorry guys! Instead we had something else for dessert. Something lovely, smooth, cold, and creamy. Have you been to Disneyland? Have you tried Disney Dole Whip? Ok, here's a better question. Have you asked Dr. Google what Dole Whip actually is (or is that just little old nerdy me)? I falsely assumed it was actually fruit. Unfortunately, that isn't the case. So instead of waiting at the longest line in Adventure Land, try out this simple Disney Dole Whip. I promise your husband and kids will approve!
Crunchy Vegan Yogurt Fruit Salad
Do you like crunchy creamy sweet things? I do. And I sure love eating this salad!
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!
How To: Make Fruit Compote
There is something so inviting about warm cinnamon peaches poured over whole wheat pancakes or waffles. A lot of recipes online use sugar to sweetened the fruit, I don't think you need it! This recipe only uses fruit, cinnamon, and water. Fruit compote is easy, fast and healthy, my favorite combination! Just start with whatever you have and get cooking!
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!
Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Grains
This has been one of the healthiest yet most loved breakfast recipes of ALL my cooking classes!
Orange Poppyseed Cake
Moist, Sweet, and Citrusy.
Hot Fruit Soup
Hot, sweet, and satisfying.
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.
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.
Grain Free Apple Crumble Crisp
For those who can't eat grains and for those who eat with those who can't eat grains.
Coconut Overnight Oats
Coconut is loved or hated. This recipe loves coconut.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream (no churning necessary)
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream (no churning necessary), what more do you want? So rich. So creamy. So non-dairy.
Wendy’s Copycat Vegan Frosty
Creamy. Chocolatey. It will have you licking your bowl clean.