Cumin Roasted Carrots and Chickpeas with Vegan Parsnip Puree

A creamy vegan parsnip puree topped with crunchy roasted chickpeas and cumin roasted carrots, dinner is served!

Cumin Roasted Carrots and Chickpeas with Vegan Parsnip Puree- A creamy vegan parsnip puree topped with crunchy roasted chickpeas and cumin roasted carrots, dinner is served!

Disheartened. That’s how I’ve been feeling the last few days with all that’s going on in the world and I haven’t quite been able to articulate it. While my husband and I were sitting side by side on the couch, scrolling through article after article about the recent travel ban that was put into place, I kept wavering (more…)

Smoked Paprika and Garlic Roasted Almonds

A savory and quick happy hour snack, garlic roasted almonds that are perfect for snacking! 

Smoked Paprika and Garlic Roasted Almonds-A savory and quick happy hour snack, garlic roasted almonds that are perfect for snacking!

Second Sunday post in a row, I’m on a roll! I’ve decided to start sharing more simple and savory recipes, partly because my body can’t keep eating desserts all the dang time (if only) and partly because, after putting out the reader survey, I’ve found that many of you want more simple, healthy recipes, which I totally understand. Hence, this easy and savory batch of garlic roasted almonds. While this will still remain a dessert blog, I will be incorporating more savory/dinner/simple recipes in too, just to vary things a bit. (more…)

10 Essential Vegan Brunch Recipes

A roundup of the best vegan brunch recipes for your next weekend!10 Essential Vegan Brunch Recipes - A roundup of the best vegan brunch recipes for your next weeken

I know what it’s like to wake up on a Saturday or Sunday morning and think ‘crap, what am I going to make for breakfast/brunch today?’. Plus, there’s always the hanger situation (I wake up and need to eat ASAP) and I don’t need to be waiting around for breakfast to be ready. I’m here to help with your next bout of brunch desperation, with 10 of the best vegan brunch recipes that are easy and, with a little prep, pretty fast to get from oven to table. (more…)

Reader Survey + Giveaway with Rodelle!

Ginger Maple Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hi there! I’m back into town after a long weekend in Denver and I’m hitting the ground running. I had a wonderful weekend of spending time with dear friends, meeting new ones, and overall just eating ALL the good things Denver has to offer. I’m hoping to go back again this summer after my friend has her baby, so I will write up a guide of what I’ve done over the years after that trip! Now, onto the good stuff.

There’s no new recipe today, but I am going to ask you for a quick favor that will take under a minute (promise!) and will help me out tremendously. I really want to make sure the content I’m pushing out here is the best and most helpful possible, so if you could take just a minute to complete a quick reader survey, I would so appreciate it! I mainly want to know what you are looking for from this space and how I can combine my passion with that to create some really great content. In addition to the survey, Rodelle is graciously going to giveaway a baking prize pack to one lucky winner!

At the end of the survey, pop your email into the last box and you will be entered to win. The giveaway ends on January 31st at 9am CST and I promise I’m not going to take your email and do anything with it, I just need it in case you win! Rodelle has been an amazing partner over the last couple years and I’ve primarily been baking with their vanilla and cocoa powder lately. A big thank you everyone who comes here and to read my anecdotes and stories every few days, I’m so grateful to each and every one of you.

Winter Quinoa Citrus Salad with Creamy Lemon Tahini Dressing

A sweet and bright citrus salad, perfect for the winter time with a creamy lemon tahini dressing!

Winter Quinoa Citrus Salad with Creamy Lemon Tahini Dressing- A sweet and bright citrus salad, perfect for the winter time with a creamy lemon tahini dressing!

Happy weekend! I’m popping in quickly today to share a winter citrus quinoa salad that has been a staple for me the past few weeks. In an effort to keep with my intentions for the year, I wanted to find a salad that is filling, easy to throw together and hearty enough that I won’t be hangrily tearing through the cupboards for a snack in an hour. Mixing in a handful of pre-cooked quinoa and drizzling over a creamy lemon tahini dressing that even a tahini hater like me can love all seem to do the trick. (more…)