I love mint and chocolate. Yorks and junior mints were my favorite candy growing up (spoiler alert: currently working on a healthy version of these)! To be honest, it does stress me out to think how much sugar I ate from those. But, this recipe is far from that. I found this recipe on Petite Allergy Treats blog. I love the theory and mission behind her blog. Her children have multiple allergies and she has made it her mission to make delicious foods that meet all of their needs. She is such an inspiration for not just moms, but any recipe makers looking to be creative within certain requirements (like plant-based whole foods).
Does anyone else not like roasted red peppers out of the jar but love them cooked or in anything else? I love roasted red pepper hummus, soup or cooked on pizza, but for some reason I just can’t eat them straight out of a jar. The sliminess freaks me out… I am sure I am really getting your appetite going now.
I am getting married in May and I am beyond excited. So, naturally I hired a personal trainer for the first time in my life. To be fair I also joined a new gym so there was a heavy discount, but anyway, she is amazing! I asked for someone to kick my ass and she never fails.
I have been obsessed with tiramisu ever since I can remember. I love the rich coffee flavors mixed with chocolate and fluffy lady fingers. In fact, I am getting hungry just writing this…. Every time i went out to an Italian restaurant or pizza place i would always ask for Tiramisu. I may or may not have even ordered it a few times on Grubhub.
Anyway, this Tiramisu recipe just felt natural for me to make. It offers sweetness from the agave syrup, creaminess from the cashews, and I added in a secret ingredient for a fun twist. Does anyone else love seeing the look on people’s face when you have them try something and tell them it is vegan and they can’t believe it? This is one of those recipes that both my vegan and non-vegan friends could not get enough of.
Does anyone else feel like once in awhile it’s nice to have a break from smoothies? Personally, breakfast food is my favorite. My whole life I loved having eggs for breakfast. Whether they were scrambled, boiled, or fried, eggs were my go-to for almost any meal. However, in choosing to live a plant based life I knew decreasing my egg and meat intake would be a serious challenge. If you feel similarly, you need to try this tofu scramble.
When I was young, I HATED carrot cake. I mean, who wants to eat a healthy dessert?? But as I get older and (theoretically) wiser, carrot cake has really sprouted roots and grown on me (bad puns ALWAYS intended).
Having said that, I was VERY surprised by this recipe. It was originally supposed to have a think layer of fudge, but while I was making it Austin, my fiance, asked me, “Why are you putting on so much frosting?” I began to explain to him the nuances of raw cakes and the philosophical and scientific rational of a two layered cake, but I began to realize that the “just enough sweetness” quality is what makes carrot cake so appealing. Especially for those of us who are sensitive to sweetness.
I want to start by saying, I absolutely LOVE this recipe. Chia pudding is my current obsession. Yes, I know it is a little embarrassing how long it took me to try this but I literally cannot stop eating it. I have always loved chia seed in smoothies or even just in water but I never actually considered chia pudding as something I would like. Facepalm… I know.
When I first became a vegetarian several years ago, my only real strategy was to not eat meat. I did a research project on current farming practices and could not look at meat the same way. The problem with this view was that I ended up eating pasta every. single. day. If you have read my about me, you will know this was not a particularly healthy or successful way of eating. I am still obsessed with pasta but I try my best to find alternatives like spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles to add more veggies to my diet. Recently I was introduced to black bean pasta by a friend and it is currently my new favorite alternative!
Since adopting a primarily plant-based diet I have been eating a lot of salad (shocking, I know). Actually, that is an understatement. I eat salad all the damn time. That being said, I honestly never find it boring. As you begin to eat more plants and your taste buds change, trying different combinations of veggies actually becomes exciting! If you have been on a plant-based diet for a while, you know exactly what I’m talking about.