Vegan Almond Milk Fro-yo is at TCBY!

Vegan Almond Fro-yo at TCBY

It always warms my heart to see vegan options pop up in the national arena. Even better I love seeing this soy-free, gluten-free and nondairy frozen vegan yogurt right in my own backyard. I’m hoping this is showing up in airport because it would be awesome to have an option there too. They released a […]

Allyson Kramer shares my Vanilla Hazelnut Creamer and a Gingerbread Latte

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One of the things I love about being a vegan author is how great the vegan author community is. Allyson and I haven’t met in person yet, but I already know how awesome she is. She does great gluten-free recipes that everyone enjoys. Make sure to look at some of her beautiful photos and tasty […]

Enchanted Vanilla Pancakes with Chai-spiced Peach Compote

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I seem to have made Fridays my “what’s for brunch” posting day. Honesty, I start thinking about weekend brunch on the deck about Wednesday. You have to admit it’s something luxurious to look forward to that’s easy to pull off.  Some days it may be too hot or cold to eat on the deck but […]

Cardamom Strawberry Compote

Vanilla Cardamom Strawberry Compote

Today you get a day of rest in The Great Vegan Bean Book blog tour. So kickback and let your slow cooker make a treat for you. Strawberries infused with vanilla, cardamom and orange adds a surprise to a lazy Sunday brunch or as a quick weeknight dessert. It’s getting warmer so it’s time to get […]

Shamrock Shake

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You can tell when it’s getting near St. Patrick’s Day by all the green non-vegetable food that pops up. I was looking at some other redos of this minty shake and was shocked to see that many people are putting in food color to make their shakes green. I think that’s a huge missed opportunity! In […]

Slow Cooker Red Velvet Tea Tapioca Pudding

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Tapioca is not a pretty food, but there’s something wonderful when you bite into those mini spheres. Slightly gooey but matched with its creamy almond milky pudding it becomes the perfect texture. Straight from the fridge it’s my favorite hot afternoon snack in the summer. In the summer the last thing I want to do is put a pot of anything […]

Vegan Creamy Pear Cardamom Cocktail

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Continuing on my fancy drink exploration – this cocktail combines fresh pear with vanilla vodka and amaretto all tied together with the slightly floral flavor of cardamom. If you can’t find any vanilla liquor you can make your own. Check on Barnivore to make sure the base vodka you use is vegan and then you just need vanilla […]

Slow Cooker Sugar Cookie Hot Toddy for 2

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Sometimes you need a treat. A soothing, winter treat that can warm you up. That would be me last night. It’s finally feeling like winter and it’s all too easy to get the blahs. I’m making a warm slow cooker drink or dessert every night to keep my spirits up. Feel free to use natural […]

Slow Cooker Orange Fig Pecan Oatmeal

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I love orange flower water and once I got my hands on a bottle I was hooked. It has a very delicate, sweet, floral fragrance and a delicious taste when used sparingly. If you use too much you’ll feel like you’re eating perfume. If you can get to a Middle Eastern Store it’s surprisingly cheap, so get […]

Slow Cooker Pear Rose Cardamom Cake Oatmeal – the Oatmeal to Help You Escape the Monday Blues

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This is a Monday that I’m just not prepared for. I’ve been taking things out of cabinets, cleaning and re-organizing the kitchen all weekend. That sounds great right? I’m probably just tired but should think of that feeling of accomplishment. Except – I’m still not done and my kitchen is a little wreaked. I hate […]