Cherry Coconut Floats

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I’m deeming this ‘the summer of getting myself right’. Not really in an I’m-going-to-be-perfect sense, but more like in a ‘you’re-turning-30-so-figure-it-out’ kind of way. I’m at a point when I feel like I finally have my workout routine down (yoga always and forever), I started wearing sunscreen every day (my grandma is going to give me heck for not doing it sooner), and have started enjoying a ‘fun drink’ everyafternoon. My ‘fun drink’ is usually a sparkling water blended with fruit or matcha latte to get me through the last bit of workday, blending it up around my usual 2 pm slump and powering all the way through to the end of my workday. It’s a lot less about the fun drink and a lot more about taking a moment to prioritize taking a break for self-care and enjoying an everyday afternoon.

glasses of cherry coconut float

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Citrus Poppy Seed Vegan Sugar Cookies

The fluffiest and SOFTEST citrus poppy seed vegan sugar cookies! These are just tart enough, the softest vegan sugar cookie, and rolled in sugar, hello gorgeous! 

Citrus poppy seed vegan sugar cookies on cooling rack

I bet you thought I was allllll done with the lemon desserts, right? NOPE. Turns out, I keep buying lemons over and over again (but always forget to buy more sugar and olive oil, WHY?!) and they end up being the main thing I bake with each week. While I’m not complaining, you have to know that these are not only AMAZING lemon poppy seed cookies, but they are also the base for the absolute BEST vegan sugar cookies I’ve come across in years. (more…)

Lemon Vegan Lime Bars with Shortbread Crust

Vegan lime bars are dreamy, creamy, and have a PERFECT shortbread crust! Made with a creamy cashew filling and a coconut oil crust that will TOTALLY become your new favorite dessert.

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Once again, I feel like I’m hooked on the lemon desserts and I can.not. stop! I was thinking about making these vegan lime bars for MONTHS. Especially since I have my standby vegan lemon bar recipe and perfected my favorite creamy cashew filling with this lemon tart recipe that is still THE BEST in my opinion. To be honest, I didn’t always get to eat all of my own desserts, (more…)

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…)

Boozy Lemon Lime Granita

A boozy and sweet lemon lime granita, spiked with rum and loaded with tart lemon and just a bit of sweetness, perfect for a summertime treat!

A boozy and sweet lemon lime granita, spiked with rum and loaded with tart lemon and just a bit of sweetness, perfect for a summertime treat!

Hello from the start of fall! Ok it feels like fall one day and then summer the next, but really, it’s more like fall these days. I hadn’t planned on taking two weeks off from the blog, but life happened and work happened and then all of a sudden, (more…)

Matcha Latte Float with Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream

A vegan matcha latte float topped with easy homemade vegan vanilla ice cream. The perfect way to cool off this summer! 

A vegan matcha latte float topped with easy homemade vegan vanilla ice cream. The perfect way to cool off this summer!

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What do you remember about your first float? I know I remember that mine was root beer (obviously) from the A & W Drive In in my hometown. I thought that place was the coolest because we got to eat in the car and they just brought the food to (more…)