• Gluten-Free,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Gingerbread People

    Do you LOVE gingerbread and wait for it every year at Christmas? Me too! This is a great way to bust out that cookie cutter for a second time this year and get your gingerbread fix early! Featuring a classic gingerbread recipe with tweaks to make it Gluten Free and Vegan, these cookies are safe for everyone to enjoy. Break out this recipe again at Christmas time (but skip the skeleton part). INGREDIENTS Gingerbread 2 3/4 cups gluten free flour 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups organic powdered sugar 1/4 cup molasses 1/3 cup coconut oil, soft 1/4 cup unsweetened…

  • Gluten-Free,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Monster Mouths

    Ahhhh Halloween, the one holiday where it is acceptable to play with your food. These party snacks feature a face only a mother could love. They definitely qualify as “so ugly its cute” but are made from fresh fruit (and a little chocolate) These healthy Halloween treats are great for decor and for you! Everyone at your party can enjoy these vegan and gluten-free treats, all you need to do is convince them.  INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup dairy-free semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted  1/4 cup white chocolate chips, melted 36 toothpicks lemon juice 4 large apples natural peanut butter  strawberry jam dried berries slivered almonds 2 Hours 30 Minutes 18 Mouths None…

  • Gluten-Free,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Bloody Cups

    Yummmmm! A take on the classic Reeses Peanut Butter cups, these DIY chocolate cups have a deliciously gooey bloody-drippy center instead of peanut butter. Count Chocula gives these 5 stars! Don’t worry about sharing with your party guests, they are vegan and gluten-free so everyone can enjoy. INGREDIENTS 1 cup frozen raspberries 1 tablespoon rice syrup or maple syrup or agave syrup 1 cup + 3/4 cup (150g + 100g) vegan baking chocolate (or chocolate chips) Video courtesy of Elephantastic Vegan. 25 Minutes 8 Cups Stovetop & Chill Vegan, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian RECIPE Heat the frozen raspberries in a small pot on medium-high heat until soft, mash the raspberries until there are no large chunks anymore & add…

  • Vegetarian

    P.S. Cheesecake

    Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake As if cheesecake isn’t delicious enough by itself, this pumpkin spice cheesecake …takes the cake! Bring this to a Fall party and be the star of the show! I’d be tempted to add a little honey drizzle myself. INGREDIENTS 1 (15.25 ounce) box spice cake mix, prepared 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 3 eggs 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 70 Minutes 1 Pie 350º Vegetarian RECIPE Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 10-inch springform pan with nonstick cooking spray. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour 2 1/2 cups cake…

  • Gluten-Free,  Vegetarian

    Pumpkin Spice Jello Shooters

    WARNING: NSFW! A play on the original, these mini’s are Pumpkin Spice Jello Shots. Although I am sure your co-workers would love this instead of the regular coffee run, maybe save them for happy hour on a Friday evening or the office Christmas party! Either way, your friends and family will thank you for this fun way to take a little bit of the edge off this holiday season. INGREDIENTS 1 Cup Caramel Coffee 1 tbsp Gelatin* (this is NOT Jell-O, if you use Jello this recipe will not work out) 3 tbsp Sweetened Condensed Milk 2 Tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice 1 Cup Whipped Cream Vodka Whipped Cream, for garnish      …

  • Gluten-Free,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

    If you don’t have a waffle iron, pumpkin spice pancakes are a suitable alternative. This recipe is fantastic and also has another butter variation included. Making pancakes also has the added bonus to make them in fun and amusing shapes. Make everyone feel special by making pancakes in their initials or topping the stack with a fun shape. The best part about this recipe is that the butter and pancakes are Vegan and Gluten Free.  INGREDIENTS              Maple Nut Butter Spread: 1/3 cup nuts or mixed nuts such as pecans, cashews, almonds, or macadamia 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas drained and rinsed 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1/3 cup almond milk 1/4 cup powdered peanut butter 2 tablespoons chia seeds 2 tablespoons flaxseed…

  • Gluten-Free,  No-Bake,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Pumpkin Spice Honey Butter

    If I have learned anything from Julia Childs, it’s that you can never use enough butter. Butter makes everything better. One particular love of mine is Honey Butter, and if you add the pumpkin spice sensation to it, its even better. You can use this to top your vegan waffles and pancakes or just on sliced bread. Anyway you cut it, Pumpkin Spice Honey Butter is delicious.  INGREDIENTS ½ cup butter  3 tbsp pumpkin puree 3 tbsp local honey 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice ½ tsp vanilla 5 Minutes 1 Jar No-Bake Gluten-Free & Vegetarian; Vegan option. RECIPE In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Whip together until everything is…

  • Vegetarian

    P.S. Waffles

    Pumpkin Spice Waffles Who doesn’t love a good Waffle? Especially a Pumpkin Spice one. This recipe will start your Fall mornings off with the Pumpkin Spice smell that will make your family wake up to a homey reminder to wear a coat when they go outside (don’t catch a cold). This recipe is for the waffle only. Top with your favorite syrup to complete the dish.  INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup coconut oil 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 15 ounces pure pumpkin puree 2 eggs (separated) 1/2 cup whole milk 1 teaspoon McCormick Pumpkin Pie Spice Extract* 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking…

  • Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Chickless Pot Pie

    There is one thing that is true about Thanksgiving, you will always have LEFTOVERS. If you don’t feel like eating Thanksgiving for a whole week, it takes a certain amount of ingenuity to craft those leftovers into something new and fresh. One of my favorite ways to accomplish this task is with pot-pies. This recipe will walk you through how to make a delicious vegan-friendly pie and you can spruce it up with any leftovers from last nights feast!  INGREDIENTS 1 cup thinly sliced carrots 1 cup frozen green peas 1 cup small diced potatoes 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery 1/3 cup finely chopped onion 1/2 cup butter substitute, such…

  • Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Vegan Pumpkin Pie

    A Thanskgiving must have, but an all-time delicious dessert, is Pumpkin Pie. If you are entertaining for Thanskgiving you can expect that your guests will want to finish off their well-rounded vegan dinner with something sweet and delicious like pumpkin pie. This recipe is absolutely fabulous and will satisfy your guests cravings without trouble.  INGREDIENTS 1 3/4 cups (1, 14 oz can) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) 3/4 cup full-fat coconut milk (the kind in a can, shaken well before measuring) 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 Recipe Easy Vegan Pie Crust (or 1, 9″ vegan store-bought pie crust) Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream (optional) Video courtesy of Sam @ itdoesnttastelikechicken.com 65 Minutes 1…

  • Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Roasted Tofurkey

    Thanksgiving may be the least Cruelty-Free of all holidays since its centerpiece is always a Turkey and the more people the bigger (older) the Turkey. You don’t want to break too much of tradition by skipping “Tom” altogether, so here is a animal friendly alternative. . . the Tofu Turkey (aka Tofurkey). This roasted recipe leaves the outside crispy and the inside tender, moist, and flakey– the hallmarks of a traditional Turkey roast. INGREDIENTS Tofurky Roast, thawed in fridge for at least 24 hours 1 medium-large sweet potato, scrubbed 2 carrots 8-10 fingerling potatoes 2 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp thyme 1/2 tsp oregano 1/2 tsp rosemary pie…

  • Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Homestyle Stuffing

    A Thanksgiving staple that cannot be forgotten is stuffing. Even though this side-dish generally comes from inside the Turkey (adds flavor and moisture) on a Turkey-Free Thanksgiving day, you don’t have to forego this favorite. To satisfy the meat eaters, this recipe includes seasoned Tempeh “sausage” to add a meaty texture. Pro-tip: The Tempeh Sausage is a fantastic recipe by itself, feel free to grab it and use it elsewhere as a meat-free alternative. INGREDIENTS  Tempeh Sausage 16 ounces tempeh (from two 8 ounce packages) 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon fennel seed 1 tablespoon dried basil 1.4 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes…

  • Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Mushroom Gravy

    Mashed Potatoes just aren’t complete without gravy. As a Thanksgiving staple, people may baulk at the idea of gravy that isn’t made from the Turkey castings. I promise you won’t let them down using this cruelty-free recipe. With its main ingredient being mushrooms, this gravy is full of macronutrients instead of fats generally found in traditional gravy. INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup dried wild porcini mushrooms 2 tbsp olive oil 1 medium red onion finely diced 1 shallot finely diced 3 cloves garlic minced 5 sprigs fresh thyme 3 sprigs fresh rosemary 6 ounces Portobello mushrooms sliced 1 3/4 cups no-chicken broth divided 2 tbsp flour + 1/4 cup of water Stirred to a thick paste 1 tbsp sea salt Black pepper to taste 55 Minutes 8 Servings Stovetop Gluten Free, Vegan & Vegetarian RECIPE Put the porcini mushrooms…

  • Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Best Damn Mashed Potatoes

    Boil ’em, mash ’em, stick ’em in a stew… no matter how you cook potatoes they are always delicious, but this recipe lives up to its name. Nice and fluffy, buttery, and full of flavor, these mashed potatoes will certainly delight your tastebuds and no-one will notice they are Vegan.  INGREDIENTS 6-8 medium yukon gold potatoes (if large, cut in half) 1 1/2 tsp sea salt (divided) 1/2 tsp ground black pepper 5-6 cloves roasted garlic (or sub minced garlic sautéed for 3 minutes in olive oil) 3-4 Tbsp vegan butter (melted/softened) 1/4 cup fresh chives (for topping) If you would like to add some options for the vegetarians in your life, you can always add bowls of cheese, sour cream, and other toppings to the table…

  • Gluten-Free,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Quinoa Soup

    Soups are fantastic to make in the Winter time when you need to warm up from the inside out. The downfall of most vegetable soups is that they are mostly broth and don’t provide much energy. I like this recipe because it incorporates quinoa along with all your favorite veggies so that the consistency is more like a chili or stew than a soup. Quinoa is one of my favorite super grains because it has its own distinguishable flavor but still absorbs the flavors of the food it is cooked with. Feel free to experiment with this recipe and add/remove ingredients as you see fit! INGREDIENTS 1 Tbsp olive oil  1 yellow onion …

  • Gluten-Free,  Keto,  Vegetarian

    Crustless Quiche

    As a big big fan of quiche, this is one of my absolute favorites when I am on a low-carb/ Keto diet. I am also a big fan of Backyard Chickens and their eggs. I often find people selling these on Craigslist and/or Facebook Marketplace; they are generally around $3/dozen but are eggcellent. Combined with spinach, mushrooms, onions, and cheese this recipe is to die for. Feel free to add any of your favorite veggies (red bell pepper would add color). INGREDIENTS 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 3 Cloves Garlic (minced) 3-4 Green Onions (1/2 cup sliced) 1/2 Bell Pepper – orange or red (1/2 cup diced) 2 cups Button Mushrooms…

  • Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Quinoa Burrito Bowls

    I don’t know about you, but I will take a burrito any way that I can get it. This recipe is designed for meal prep, thus there isn’t a carb loaded tortilla involved, but it is a great quick recipe that makes 5 meals in 20 minutes. So regardless if you are trying to loose weight or are a busy mom, this recipe can pound out a serious amount of food in a small amount of time… oh yeah, and its healthy too! 14g of protein in one serving.  INGREDIENTS 3 cups cooked quinoa 1 15 oz can black beans, drained & rinsed 1 cup corn fresh or frozen 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 1 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon salt Juice of 1…

  • Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Lemon Loaf

    A personal Starbucks favorite of mine is the Iced Lemon Loaf Bread and I just couldn’t live without it when I went Vegan. So I looked to the WWW for a solution to my lemon loaf woes and like always the internet provided this recipe, and I couldn’t be happier. Not only is this a great replacement for my Sbux fave, I actually like it more. Its great with coffee at breakfast or as a dessert after a nice savory meal. Feel free to drop me a line and let me know what you think.  INGREDIENTS 2 cups of flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp…

  • No-Bake,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Cheesecake Bars

    As a vegan, hosting parties and potlucks aren’t always the easiest. You want to stick to your morals and provide vegan meals for everyone, but want to make sure that the food is delicious enough not to be. One way to thoroughly impress is with everyone’s favorite part of the meal– Dessert! This Raspberry Cheesecake Bar recipe is so delicious no one will ever guess that it is Vegan– and isn’t that the whole point! Plus look how pretty it is these a great for Gender Reveal parties as well as baby and wedding showers.  INGREDIENTS Crust: 1/2 cup pecans 3/4 cup oats 1 cup dates 1/2 tsp cinnamon Filling: 1 1/2 cups cashews,…

  • Menu,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Thanksgiving Menu

    Hosting Thanksgiving while eating Vegan can be quite the challenge. Your guests don’t know what to expect, and you certainly don’t want them to be disappointed. There may be some hesitation from your guests, so providing them with a menu (for the high maintenance meat eaters in your life) may settle their skepticism. And here, we are going to make it nice and easy to make sure to hit the Thanksgiving staples so they don’t feel like they are missing out. Another great way to enhance the cruelty-free effect, invite them to bring their pets to dinner as well, that way it’s fun for the whole family. Click in the…