Lazy Maca Steel Cut Oatmeal

Lazy Maca Steel Cut Oatmeal- An easy and lazy version of steel cut oatmeal! Made overnight on the stovetop and with minimal work, with a kick from a spoonful of maca.

Happy Pi Day (3.14)! I know, this isn’t pie, but it is a big, warm bowl of the easiest maca steel cut oatmeal and that’s almost as good, right? I actually do have a tart recipe in the works that was meant to be for today, but after editing and prepping the whole maca steel cut oatmeal post, I realized that I really should have scheduled the tart to go out on a day like today. Please say you will forgive me? Anyway, today might be a major snow day for you if you are on the East Coast/Midwest (ours was actually yesterday), so today seemed like a perfect day to share my new favorite way to prepare steel cut oatmeal. (more…)

Banana Cake with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache

Banana Cake with Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache- A sweet, fluffy vegan banana cake with the easiest chocolate ganache!

If there’s one thing that I appreciate over and over again about blogging, it’s the incredible community and love it brings together. Some of my good friends have come out of meeting through blogging, and I’m even lucky enough to have a few local friends who came about through both being obsessed with food, photography, and all the things in between, so I’m counting myself pretty fortunate. One of the loveliest ladies I’ve met through blogging has to be Christina from Dessert for Two, who came out with this recipe for banana cake in her latest cookbook, which I’ll be forever grateful to her for. (more…)

Sweet Blackberry Lemon Spritzer

A light and refreshing blackberry lemon spritzer, made with sweet ginger ale!

This post is sponsored by Zevia. Thanks for making this space possible by supporting the brands I love! 

I mentioned this in a previous post about non-boozy drinking, but really, drinking booze these days kind of makes me feel terrible after like..2 drinks, so I’m finding new ways to go alcohol free, but still get to take part in a fun drink! It’s so fun just sipping on water, when all you really want is a fun sparkly drink with a little sweetness to it. So, when I spied blackberries on sale over the weekend and discovered that I had way too many lemons rolling around in my produce drawer, this super simple blackberry lemon spritzer was born! You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that throwing together a fun drink just takes bubbles, fruit, and a few berries.

A light and refreshing blackberry lemon spritzer, made with sweet ginger ale!

I usually don’t keep that many bubbly things around the house, but when I spied some cans of Zevia Ginger Ale in the fridge, I knew it would be perfect for this drink. Just a little sweet, all the bubbles and it was on hand..so no trip to the store, wins all around! Especially good was that this blackberry lemon spritzer came together in minutes, no simple syrup and no muddling techniques required, so it really satisfied my need for something fun to drink after work, without all the work. If you’re like me and need a semi-happy hour after you get home from a long day, this is the drink for you! I’ve recently also discovered that snack plates (crackers, jams, etc.) are so easy to make and look fancy, so I usually pair a non boozy (or boozy, depends on the day) drink with a plate full of snacks and take a minute to relax after the day is done. I really can’t WAIT until it’s warm enough to relax on the porch with one of these blackberry lemon spritzers in hand, spring weather can’t come back soon enough!

A light and refreshing blackberry lemon spritzer, made with sweet ginger ale!

If you aren’t lucky enough to find blackberries on sale like I did, any berry will do. This is also a perfect place to use up that frozen fruit you might have hanging around the freezer, especialyl if they are mixed berries or something tart, like cherries. The sweetness of the Zevia balances out any tartness in the berries, plus the squeeze of lemon juice is perfect for reviving any flavors that might have gone flat in the freezer. Cheers to spring being on its way!

A light and refreshing blackberry lemon spritzer, made with sweet ginger ale! A light and refreshing blackberry lemon spritzer, made with sweet ginger ale!

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Blackberry Lemon Spritzer

A light and refreshing blackberry lemon spritzer, made with sweet ginger ale!
Course Drinks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author Abby Thompson

Ingredients

  • 3-4 blackberries
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • 1 can Zevia Ginger Ale

Instructions

  1. Place the blackberries in a highball or cocktail glass. Smash with the back of a spoon until berries are mashed. Squeeze the 1/2 of lemon juice into the glass and top with ice cubes. Stir and top with ginger ale.

 

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Buttercream Pink Frosting

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This post is sponsored by Zevia. Thanks for supporting the brands that make this space possible!

If there is one thing that divides my husband and I, it’s love/lack of love for lemon desserts, like this sweet, light lemon poppyseed bread. I’m a total lover of lemon everything, in fact, I used to suck on lemons as a child (who knows why) and I almost love lemon desserts as much as I love chocolate ones. My husband, (more…)