Vegan Cherry Crumble Bars

It’s absolutely NO secret that if you’re in the Midwest in the summertime, cherry is the name of the game! Vegan cherry crumble bars are the PERFECT combo of sweet, crunchy, easy, and packed full of cherry goodness. Kind of like vegan cherry pie, but in a much easier to make and eat crumble bar form!

cherry crumble bars with oats and knife

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If there’s one thing that I will NEVER ever quit doing in the’s baking! It might be 95 degrees out and 80 degrees in our very old, but very cute house and I’m still going to be cranking up the oven to make pizza on Friday nights and bake cookies as an after dinner treat. Thankfully, (more…)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Vegan Cereal Bars

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It’s my birthday week and I’ll eat ALL the chocolate and peanut butter that I want to! Ok, I actually haven’t had THAT many sweets yet this week (mostly a lot of fries), but don’t worry my birthday cake recipe is coming later this week and ohhhh is it GOOD. In the meantime, I am ALL about these no-bake vegan cereal bars right now because they come together in 15 minutes, don’t need ot turn on the oven (hello old house with no AC), and are SO EASY! Like, throw everything together and pop it in the freezer so it’s ready for a cookout later, kind of easy.


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


Citrus Poppy Seed Vegan Sugar Cookies

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.

Citrus poppy seed vegan sugar cookies on cooling rack


Lemon Vegan Lime Bars with Shortbread Crust

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.

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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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…)