Sooo I was totally going to make my next post an actually meal...but then these won me over. Sweets always win with me. Always. So here's another quick snack recipe that also functions as a healthy dessert. Oh, it's love. These taste like the insides of a fig newton + the divine, luxurious flavor of hazlenuts. This is a Wannabe Chef recipe...I simply added the coconut for a little flare :) These are more traditionally winter flavors...but WHO CARES?! I'd eat these all year long.
If you're ever in Colorado Springs, you should definitely eat there. It has a few vegan options which will blow your mind. One of which I have tried to recreate. I won't say this is restaurant quality...but for a meal at home, it's pretty legit!
This post is dedicated to the two lovely people who voted in the last poll...you know who you are. And you are my faves. Thanks : )
Annnd these two individuals made a great choice! This recipe was totally off the top of my head and it worked beautifully! Just be warned, it is high in saturated fat, because coconut naturally is. However, let me remind you that the fat in coconut is used in the body differently than saturated fat you get from meat and cheese. Splurge a little dearies!
I'm not a huge chocolate fan, but when I do crave it, you can bet I'll be making these cookies! They have just the right amount of chocolate and an irresistable chewy texture. Plusss, these gems are gluten free!
I have a confession to make. If I could only read one food blog for the rest of my life...it would be Oh She Glows. Angela is so personable, has an effortless way with words, and a gift for baking (and cooking!). I think I have made more vegan recipes from her blog than any other blogs combined. I guess I can add this to my list!
What food blog would you choose if you could only read one?
Annnd lastly, make sure you vote in the poll to the right, I'll be putting up a new one in a couple days! Thanks : )
I love(d) Almond Joys. Obviously I can't have them any more but I don't have to miss them now that I have this!
I have wanted to put up this recipe ever since I dreamt it up about a week ago. I've had it at least four times since and I'm not tired of it yet! Today I added granola and banana soft serve to make a VOO Parfait, OSG-style. It was sooo fantastic and healthy and filling, this may never get old...
For those of you that are new to overnight oats, they are oats and chia seeds soaked in almond (or other nondairy) milk overnight. By the morning the mixture has thickened up and viola, cold (but delicious) oatmeal! From that basic recipe you can incorporate so many add-ins: protein powder, sweeteners, nuts, nut butter, fruit, granola...the list goes on my friends. I hope you will give overnight oats a try, even if you aren't interested in my version.
My transition from last semester of undergrad coursework (not including my 15 credit internship in the fall) to working full time was a fast one...and I needed a little time to adjust. I hope your finals went well, and if you graduated...congratulations!
Because I took a bit of long break...I have two recipes for you! The first...a light yet filling summer-y salad jam-packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats.
The second...a dense, indulgent, super sweet cake that is great for a special occasion.
Dig in dearies! Alsooo...new poll is up. As always, I appreciate your participation : )
Anyone else dealing with finals right now? Probably most of you if you're in school...
Well I would urge you to take a break and treat yourself. Breakfast for dinner anyone? These pancakes are fantastic no matter what time of day it is. You really cant so wrong with peanut butter, banana, and chocolate. Oh baby.
Good luck with finals if you're taking them! If not...well then just have a great day and treat yourself anyways!
Three days without a recipe and I feel like I've neglected this blog...I'm sure I had the time to do it; I dont know what happened! So sorry, but I've got a wonderful treat to make it up to you : )
Before calculating the nutrition facts, I really thought this was going to be one of those guilty pleasure desserts...something you could only have if you were reeeeally good all week. Oh man I was wrong. This bread isn't overly sweet and it manages to still be light while having a subtle creaminess to it.
Well now I suppose if you really were looking for an indulgence you're disappointed...don't be! You will absolutely love this and you can still pretend to be bad ; )
I would consider my second attempt at making banana bread a wild success; and this one is much more waistline friendly!
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!
This is the carrot cake recipe I grew up enjoying every year around Easter. I am so excited to be able to share it with all of you now annnd wish my practicum supervisor happy birthday! This simple recipe isn't vegan, but I do hope to make a vegan version someday. In the mean time, enjoy this moist, rich, flavorful carrot cake.