Loaded Vegan Nachos with Black Beans and Spicy Chickpeas

This post is sponsored by USA Pulses and Pulses Canada. Thanks for supporting the brands that make this space possible! The ultimate vegan nachos, loaded with black beans, spicy chickpeas, and all your favorite toppings! These are a winner for your next party, potluck, or family dinner.

I’ve loved all kinds of nachos since I can remember. I distinctly remember some of the places with the best nachos on vacations, weekend dinners, and grabbing fast food lunches (Qdoba nachos take the cake for dairy nachos there). There is just something about digging into a big plate full of all my favorite foods, piled high into a mountain of crispy, crunchy, cheesy goodness. I mean, who doesn’t love a plate piled high with salty tortilla chips, cheese, salsa and, if you’re lucky, guac AND lots of salsa? Turns out that those big piles of dairy nachos don’t always love me back, but I never have to give up my nacho addiction, because I’ve found the perfect vegan nachos right here! (more…)

Spicy Vegan Black Bean Dip

A perfectly spicy vegan black bean dip, great for your next party or potluck! Chock full of black, beans, garlic, and a hefty dose of your favorite salsa.

This post is sponsored by USA Pulses and Pulse Canada. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this space possible!

You know what I love most about Super Bowl weekend? Obviously, the snacks! I actually understand football about 40% more than I used to before I met my husband, but I’m not a superfan by a long shot. I can pay attention for a while, (more…)

Vegan French Onion Dip (Gluten Free)

Gluten Free+ Vegan French Onion Dip will be your favorite snack for game day, parties, and everything in between! Can be made soy free.

Gluten Free+ Vegan French Onion Dip will be your favorite snack for game day, parties, and everything in between! Can be made soy free.

One of the biggest obstacles I’ve found when making vegan snacks is conquering the perfect creamy, delicious vegan dip. I still eat dairy from time to time (although it never makes me feel that great) and the one dip I kept wishing I could conquer is a classic vegan french onion dip. While I’ve got a delicious white bean dip (with one surprising ingredient!) and a ‘cheesy’ spinach dip recipe under my belt, vegan french onion dip (more…)

Maple Bourbon Candied Pecans

Bourbon Maple Candied Pecans- The perfect topping for ice cream, oatmeal, and everything in between! Candied pecans with a perfect sweet salty mix, with a touch of bourbon.

These bourbon roasted pecans are singlehandedly one of my favorite things I’ve made in..oh the last year? I helped Kate from Cookie and Kate test a few recipes from her cookbook (!!) and this pecan recipe one one of my favorites. It’s a seemingly unassuming recipe, starting with a healthy dose of maple syrup and ending with a roast to perfection in the oven. Each time I’ve made these sweet bourbon roasted pecans (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…)