S’mores Bars | A Healthier Version

You know what one of the best parts about summer is?? The food of course! One of my favorite being s’mores….yeah I know not the healthiest! Ever since going vegan it has been quite hard to find vegan marshmallows. They are out there, but only carried in specialty supermarkets and are a bit pricey. One step down from your traditional smores’ is a smores’ bar! 

I have seen these everywhere from pinterest and instagram to magazines.  These are an easier and more indulgent way to enjoy the delicious combination of graham cracker, chocolate, and toasted marshmallow. 

So I decided….how exactly would I be able to “healthify” a s’mores bar? Continue reading “S’mores Bars | A Healthier Version”

Caramel Vanilla Bean Cookie Slices (Gluten-free, Refined-sugar free)

I was a bit hesitant on making this recipe, as I have never experiment with gluten-free baking before, but it turned out way better than I expected! These Caramel Vanilla Bean Cookie Slices are too die for and I was holding myself back from eating the whole batch. 

The vanilla bean in the cashew filling is so rich and decadent that it pairs perfectly with the blondie. The date caramel filling is actually leftovers from my last recipe I posted! Continue reading “Caramel Vanilla Bean Cookie Slices (Gluten-free, Refined-sugar free)”

Salted Date Caramel Cookies

I have been on a roll….3 recipes within the last 48 hours?! I have had so much more time in the kitchen since school has got out, so get used to regular recipe posting. Hopefully I won’t gain too much weight taste testing all my recipes LOL….but it’s all about balance am I right? 

Here is another recipe coming your way and I have to say these cookies came out beautifully! Continue reading “Salted Date Caramel Cookies”

Curried Cauliflower & Chickpea Salad w/ Coconut Quinoa

I used to never like salads and too be honest I still don’t really. It should be a big surprise considering I am vegan, but there is more to a plant-based diet then salads!

I have recently been trying out new ways to spice up boring old lettuce and this recipe is by far my favorite! All of the textures and flavors all combine perfectly and I could honestly eat this everyday.  Continue reading “Curried Cauliflower & Chickpea Salad w/ Coconut Quinoa”

Homemade & Healthy Fig Bars

The title of this recipe may sound familiar and that is because this was one of the first few recipes I had posted on my blog. I recently made them last week to take on a road trip to Oregon and I altered the recipe a bit. Well…they turned out a lot better than the first time and I had to update the recipe.

They are softer in texture…not quite like a cookie more of a biscuit. 

A few tsps of orange zest & a tsp of orange juice paired nicely with the fig filling making it perfectly sweet and slightly tangy. 

Kid you not…I could of eaten the whole batch, but surprisingly they are filling which makes them perfect to bring on a long road trip like I did!  Continue reading “Homemade & Healthy Fig Bars”

The Best Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Now you might be thinking….do you really believe that you made the best spaghetti sauce recipe?? Yes and….maybe yes. Let me tell you something. Spaghetti is one of my favorite dishes to make, as I have been trying to perfect my recipe for nearly a year now. 

I feel that my recipe is nearly close to my definition of perfect, so of course I had to share it with all with you. Continue reading “The Best Spaghetti Sauce Recipe”

Piña Colada (Inspired) Cupcakes

Summer is approaching and that means more and more delicious fruits are coming into season! One of them being pineapple, which is at the top of my favorites list. What better way to take advantage of pineapple being in season than using it in a delicious cupcake recipe??

Pineapple and coconut are truly the perfect pairing…so fresh and delicious! 

This Pina Colada inspired cupcake recipe is definitely one to try. Continue reading “Piña Colada (Inspired) Cupcakes”

Dark Chocolate Coffee Mousse Tarts

Who doesn’t love chocolate?! Because I know I do! I might love it a little too much….let’s be honest.

I whipped these delicious tarts up this morning and decided to post it right away, because I couldn’t get enough of them! They are so rich, creamy, fluffy, and are the perfect healthy dessert! Well more like healthier…. Continue reading “Dark Chocolate Coffee Mousse Tarts”

Healthy Banana Nut Muffins

I am back! and come bearing a new and delicious recipe! I felt like I have not posted on my blog in forever and that is entirely due to my busy schedule of: moving & studying for finals. Seriously…its been pretty hectic. My life is starting to calm down just a little bit so I finally had some time to create a new recipe and I think you are going to like this one.

I have never been a huge cupcake fan, so muffins have always been my go to. These are not only super easy to make, but are healthy and of course 100% vegan.  Continue reading “Healthy Banana Nut Muffins”

Winter Vegetable Soup & Cauliflower Parsnip Puree

Long time no post!! I have recently started winter quarter and lets just say it has been a lot more stressful and time consuming than fall quarter. I haven’t had much time to post any recipes, but what better time to post a winter themed recipe?! This is the perfect dish to enjoy on a cold wintery day, and is very budget friendly and oh so delicious. 

I wanted to create a dish that was helpful for anyone trying to save money and buy foods that are easily available. The best way to save money?? Buy vegetables in season! This soup contains all winter vegetables that are available at your local supermarket and in season.  Continue reading “Winter Vegetable Soup & Cauliflower Parsnip Puree”