Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats Giveaway and Review

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I have a treat for you today and it’s gluten-free, sugar-free, nut-free and vegan! Debbie Adler, owner of Sweet Debbie’s Organic Cupcakes in LA, has put together a wonderful whole-foods and allergy free cookbook. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post to enter to win a copy of Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats […]

Turtle Butter: Pecans, Chocolate, Dates and Maple Syrup

Chocolate Pecan Butter with Dates and Maple Syrup

Pecans, Chocolate, and Dates – oh my! This is my new favorite spread and it’s good on just about anything. I enjoyed turtle butter on crackers, graham crackers and in between 2 slices of whole wheat bread and grilled. Tell me how you are using it – I’m dying to know!

Review: Cheers to Vegan Sweets

Cheers to Vegan Sweets

Kelly Peloza’s newest book, Cheers to Vegan Sweets, is a concept I can get behind. It’s full of drink-inspired vegan desserts and you all know I love a good cocktail! The Hazelnut, Black Tea, and Pear Muffins are fantastic! The hazelnuts add texture and a slightly dark flavor along with the black tea leaves that […]

Apple Caramel Quinoa-Noodle Kugel

Vegan Gluten-free Apple Caramel Quinoa-Noodle Kugel

If you or one of your guests are avoiding gluten you can still have a sweet kugel with these homemade quinoa flour and flax noodles. The creaminess of the kugel comes from an easy-to-make cashew sour cream. The caramel is made from dates and vanilla, making this a healthy choice too. If you keep kosher […]

Quinoa Flour and Flax Gluten-free Noodles

Vegan Quinoa Flour Fax Noodles

  It seems that allergies are becoming more of the norm and since I’m an inclusive cook I try to have a little something for everyone that sits at my table. These noodles are gluten-free, soy-free and have no added oil so they fit in most people’s diets. These quinoa noodles are easier to make […]

Slow Cooker Not-Refried Black Beans

Slow Cooker Refried Black Beans from HealthySlowCooking.com

You can’t go wrong by making beans for dinner. They are healthy, easy and hands off once they go into the slow cooker plus you can even freeze the leftovers for later. Sometimes I go ahead and make up some burritos with the leftover beans and put them in the freezer for an instant last minute […]

Vegan “Seafood” Recipe Roundup

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Surprise! There are vegan substitutes for some of the seafood dishes you might be craving.  I’ve rallied vegan bloggers from all over to pitch in and show you how delicious it is to go vegan. Nava Atlas from VegKitchen.com has the perfect solution for your tuna salad cravings in her Tofuna Salad Sandwich. It is made […]

Vegan Chocolate Caramel Mug Brownie

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Here’s a quick and easy mug cake that’s all vegan and cooks in just 1 minute! I usually prefer to make little cakes for two in my small slow cooker, but lately I’ve been experimenting with the more conventional mug cakes for one that you cook in the microwave. I have to admit that I’ve always […]

Irish Cream Oat Pancakes

Vegan Irish Cream Pancakes

With St. Patrick’s Day behind me and a whole pitcher of vegan Irish Cream Liquor in the fridge it’s time to make some Irish cream recipes. I thought pancakes would be a good place to start. After all the Irish cream is mostly coconut and cashew and that makes everything moist and magical. Vegan Irish Cream Pancakes […]

Cashew Coconut Irish Cream

DIY Vegan Irish Cream

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In my pre-vegan days I loved Irish cream and while you can’t buy a vegan version at the store it’s easy enough to make yourself. Plus you can make a gluten-free version by using a gluten-free Irish whiskey like Jameson. First you make a cashew cream and then add in some […]