I took me a while, but I finally got around to making Carrot Cake Pops! I've seen cake pops all over the food blog world and I was very excited to try them. Although this is a bit of a lengthy process, it's quite easy! And these treats are perfect for Easter. I shared these with my roomate's fiance's bridal shower guests and they got rave reviews. If you have the time, give them a try!
Tip of the day: Read through your recipe before you start on it! I often forget to do this. Why? I think I just get too excited. Your dish may or may not turn out tasting fine, but it certainly won't look as pretty! This was a case of a dish that didn't look nearly as good as it tasted. So word to the wise: you can have a delicious AND beautiful meal; just do as I say, not as I do.
I really love this, but if you know me, I am obsessed with many asian things...asian food, asian home decorations...asian cars...asian dogs...ASIA. haha But seriously, here's some legit vegan "takeout" for you!
Please don't cringe and change pages simply because this contains brussels sprouts. Let's be honest here; when's the last time you actually tried them?! Were they cooked to a mushy state? I would hate them too. Give them a try, OR if you just can't stomach it, try one of the variations.
And fun fact: I always thought it was spelled "brussel" sprouts, however it is actually "Brussels" sprouts. Capital "b" and all! Crazy stuff. Apparently they originated in Brussels...who woulda thunk?! Obviously I need sleep...
I have wanted to make my own energy bars for a long time now, and all it took was a sale on Kashi cereal to finally push me to make them. Of course a couple days later I found puff cereal for $1 at Walmart... but at least I'm going in the right direction. These are great make-ahead snacks for busy students and working adults.
I mentioned a while ago that I was on a mission to create vegan jalapeno poppers. This sounded like a daunting task, but I knew that part of my reason for starting this blog was to challenge myself. I am happy to say this was another successful first attempt. They may not be the most glamorous food, but they are a vegan, lighter version of a favorite party food. A special thank you to my bestie Kara for helping me make these : )
I am an Oh She Glows addict. With good reason I think! She is the reason I got into veganism and food blogs in the first place. Her story is so inspiring, her recipes are always perfect, and her energy is just infectious. So once again, a wonderful recipe thanks to Angela Liddon. I have tweaked it just slightly because I couldn't find hemp seeds and I didn't add salt because I basically don't add salt to anything if you haven't noticed... I'll explain another day.
Making nut butter from scratch if highly rewarding and cheaper than buying natural nut butter youself. Pluuus you can customize the heck out of it! If you are "newer" to this blog, I would encourage you to check out my post on Chocolate Pecan Butter. It is dangerously good. This particular recipe is also phenomenal and more practical for day to day use. Spread it on toast, have it in a sandwich, in a Green Monster, with Overnight Oats or with a banana or apple (my favorite way).
This recipe is great for breakfast or dessert! It is also versatile in that you could substitute many things for chocolate, it is delicious hot or cold, and it goes great with coffee, tea or milk. Oh the options...
This is another Oh She Glows recipe. I am indeed addicted to her blog. What's it to you?!
Annnd I posted the new poll to the right...I think I fixed the problem! (If there was one...) Please take the time to provide your input : )
I really have no words. After 7 pages on stress and cardiovascular disease, I was conviced I would have a heart attck myself. So I apologize, but I am in no mood to write more. Hopefully you will enjoy these cookies as much as myself, my roomate, and her friends did!
Mexican Hot Chocolate Snickerdoodles
Recipe can be found here. Post Punk Kitchen is an awesome vegan food blog, stay and check out some of her other recipes while you're there!
Note: I did not have chocolate extract so I used more vanilla, and I used So Delicious unsweetened coconut milk (not the heavy stuff) instead of almond milk. 10 minutes was plenty long enough for a crunchy outside and soft inside. : ) My batch made 22 cookies.
Nutrition Facts (1 of 22 cookies): 135 calories, 5.5 g total fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 1.4 g protein, 59.5 mg sodium, 21.7 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 13.3 g sugar, 9.9 mg calcium.
It feels like an eternity since my last post, but then again it's been a marathon of a week...and it's not done yet! I'm at mile 22ish...I still have considerable research to do and then the actual writing for a 5 page paper about Stress and CVD due tomorrow and right after I turn that in I will complete 2 hours of Stats homework. Oh the joys of being a college student. If I'm at mile 22 now...just imagine what I have been dealing with all week.
Anywho, I just wanted to update you all to let you know that I'm still here and you now have the option to subscribe to my blog via email! This is my preference (versus RSS feed) because it's less confusing. Pluuus this doesn't bombard you with junk, it simply alerts you when I have a new post. That way you don't have to check back every day (this gets tedious if you enjoy a considerable number of food blogs like I do...) This feature is up and to your right.
Speaking of things on the right sidebar of my blog...I found it just a bit curious that while I'm getting the same number of views, my poll went from getting 8 votes last week to 3 this week. Has anyone tried to vote and had it rejected with a message such as "you have already voted" even though you have not? I'm curious...I may have designed this one wrong.
Now let me explain the heading: the "winning" recipe from the poll this week was Mexican Hot Chocolate Snickerdoodles, which have a nice kick to them, and I was inspired tonight to make Vegan Jalapeno Poppers in the near future. Sooo hopefully you like spicy and you can look forward to that!
Words cannot describe how elated I am that my first attempt to make pizza from scratch was successful. This recipe is Vegan, delicious, and healthy. What's not to love?! So go ahead and give it a try.
Although it took a bit of time to come together, this really was easy to make and sooo worth it!
And while you're waiting for your dough to rise...squash to roast...or pizza to cook, go ahead and participate in my poll! Please and thank you : ) I haven't gotten a whole lot of feedback yet and really love getting an idea of what you're interested in seeing on here.
Some fondly refer to it as monkey bread...but I had personally never heard that term until I got to college. I don't actually know if this recipe would be similar to anything you might usually make, this is a family recipe; just slightly tweaked to make it vegan : )