All tagged vegan

Gluten Free Banana Blueberry (or Chocolate Chip!) Muffins

The life of these sweet little muffins began as a craving I had for edible cookie dough. Of course, said cookie dough needed to be gluten free and the only "flour" I had on hand was oats-ready-to-be-turned-into-flour. I don't really even remember the exact recipe but I used date paste (because obviously), some non-vegan butter, chocolate chips, salt, almond milk, maybe some vanilla? And that's about it! After making this a few times I was determined to turn it into actual cookies.

Mango Salsa

Listen, I’ll be the first to admit that I AM READY FOR FALL. I unapologetically wish away the summer for cool autumn days, and I skip right over Thanksgiving in preparation for all things Christmas. This is me, take it or leave it! BUT I really wanted to squeeze in one more summer recipe before the soups, stews, and warm winter bowl dishes start showing up.

Simple Summer Salsa

So here's the thing. I HATE mushrooms and I HATE fresh tomatoes. I know, I know. How am I even a vegan if I can't get a big veggie sandwich with juicy tomato slices and order a portobello burger at the steak joint? I manage quite nicely, actually. But oh the shock and awe when I tell people I don't like either of those things! And the immediate response: "How are you a vegan?!" I get it though, both tomatoes and mushrooms are absolutely staples within a vegan, plant based diet, but like I said I manage and there are SOME exceptions to this rule. One delicious exception being salsa. Because what is life without salsa? Well there's guacamole--but that's another post!

Healthy Chocolate Truffles

"OH I YUV DESE!"- from the mouth of babes! Also a reaction in direct response to these delectable little chocolate energy bites. With just a few ingredients and less than 10 minutes to prepare they will be a HIT at parties, to snack on, late night desserts, etc. etc. etc. AND I can guarantee they are toddler-approved! My boys thought these were a special treat in place of say, candy or ice cream or other sugar-laden things that turn them into the tasmanian devil! 

Spinach Basil Pesto and Spring Vegetable Rotini

If you've read the blog post on my garden, then you know my family and I have been eating A LOT of green beans this summer! We've gotten pounds and pounds and pounds just in the month of June. I think they are nearing their end, however; and we've got a slight ant invasion we've got to take care of once we pull up the green bean plants (ANYONE GOT ANY TIPS?!). But we've been enjoying the fruits of our labor very much!