Vegan Black Forest Cupcakes

I've been wanting to share this recipe for a while, and thought it would be a great time time for them. A delicious chocolate cupcake with cherry filling, coconut cream frosting and more chocolate ~ who's in? These take a few steps for the cupcake, filling and frosting, but they are totally worth it! Vegan… Continue reading Vegan Black Forest Cupcakes


Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan)

I've been wanting to make these cookies for several months now, and here they are! I've never been a fan of oatmeal raisin cookies (I mean, why choose raisins when you can have chocolate chips?) but I love cranberry orange oatmeal, so why not have it in a cookie? It is perfect! They are sweet,… Continue reading Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan)


Lemon Rosemary Sunshine Bites

These little bites have a bright sunshiny flavor with a slight herbal essence from the rosemary. They are a great pre- or post-workout snack, breakfast on the go, or light dessert. Lemon Rosemary Sunshine Bites 1 1/2 cups raw macadamia nuts 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 1/2 cup dates 1… Continue reading Lemon Rosemary Sunshine Bites


Blueberry Tea Cakes with Vegan Lemon Buttercream Glaze

UPDATE ~ the giveaway winner is ANN! Congratulations Ann, I'll be in touch to get your address. ----------------------------------------------- I've decided that we should institute afternoon tea as a thing in the US workday. Wouldn't that be great? A break every afternoon that includes a little cake or muffin or donut with some tea or coffee,… Continue reading Blueberry Tea Cakes with Vegan Lemon Buttercream Glaze


Spring Beet Salad

I've been hearing a lot lately about the benefits of beets, though I have to say that they have never been one of my favorite vegetables. I don't really like them in juice (they always seem to make it taste like dirt), or as a side dish by themselves (kind of slimy when steamed). I… Continue reading Spring Beet Salad


Tips to help boost your cooking inspiration ~ an excerpt from Kitchen Creativity by Karen Page

Last week we started talking about inspirations for ideas to spice up your kitchen creations (pun intended 😊) One thing I do is become more aware of food and recipes all around me. Creating something you see or hear about someone else eating is an easy way to come up with a new recipe. As… Continue reading Tips to help boost your cooking inspiration ~ an excerpt from Kitchen Creativity by Karen Page


Vegan Cranberry Eggnog Muffins

One question I get asked a lot is how to come up with different recipes and have more variety with meals, so I'm going to be talking about that more this month (great for those of you who tend to make New Year's resolutions around cooking more and eating healthier food!). One way is very… Continue reading Vegan Cranberry Eggnog Muffins

Product Review

Sesame Kingdom Tahini Spreads

Calling all tahini lovers ~ this one's for you! Recently the wonderful people at Sesame Kingdom asked me to try some of their new Mediterranean tahini spreads, and let me tell you, they are amazing! But before we get to that, I wanted to announce the winner of a copy of The Vegan Air Fryer.… Continue reading Sesame Kingdom Tahini Spreads


Cucumber Avocado Soup

Looking for recipes to make when it's too hot to cook? This quick and easy cucumber-avocado soup is the answer! Light and creamy with hints of jalapeño and mint, this blended soup is a perfect hot weather dish. Cucumber Avocado Soup 1 extra large or 3 small cucumbers (I used 3 Persian cukes) 1 medium avocado… Continue reading Cucumber Avocado Soup


Kale and Potato Nuggets from The Vegan Air Fryer (and a giveaway!)

UPDATE:  With many entries (and lots of amazing things to be made in the air fryer!), the winner of a copy of The Vegan Air Fryer is Kathy, who chose sweet potato fries as her entry. Kathy, I’ll be in touch this week to get your mailing address. ________________ Every so often an appliance comes… Continue reading Kale and Potato Nuggets from The Vegan Air Fryer (and a giveaway!)