Double Chocolate Cookie Dough Bites (makes ~ 32)

These are super easy to whip up on short notice! And taste great! Ingredients: 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 6 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder 1/8 tsp. salt 1 tbsp. butter, melted and cooled 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/2 tsp. vanilla or imitation vanilla extract 1/2 cup light brown sugar 4 tsp mini semi-sweet chocolate chips 1…

Mango salsa

In honor of World Meat Free Day {today}, I am posting this delicious totally vegan/vegetarian party snack to celebrate! Go veggie!    Ingredients 1 mango 1 avocado 1/2 sweet white onion 6 medley tomatoes 3 tbsp. Sesame, sunflower, or olive oil 1 tsp. lemon juice Sprig of fresh cilantro Pinch of salt Pinch of freshly ground…

A Simple Chickweed Salad for One

Have I mentioned how much I love the farmers market in Athens, OH? Well, I’m saying it now! This place is amazing for fresh, organic, family-farmed produce! The farmers are all so friendly and willing to talk about their goods. Have you thought about where your food comes from? Anyway, my good friend Greg Howard…

Coconut breaded Shrimp (serves 4)

Ingredients: 4 servings of large pre-cooked shrimp (~6 per person) 1 cup of bread crumbs, I like to use cornflake crumbs for this recipe 1 cup of shredded coconut 1 tsp sea salt 1 tsp of ground black pepper 1/4 cup melted butter or coconut oil 1 cup flour 4 tbsp. cooking oil Directions 1….

Potato Parsnip Soup (serves ~4)

Go grab the last of those parsnips at the farmers market before they’re out of season, because this soup is to die for! Ingredients: 2 large potatoes 2 parsnips 2 tablespoons water 3 cups of unsweetened almond milk or (my new favorite) Cashew milk 1 1/2 cups water + 2 veggie broth cubesĀ  1/4 tsp….

Mini Apple Pies (makes 12)

Happy {Almost} Valentine’s Day! I was in a loving mood and made my roommates mini apple pies. There’s a secret ingredient in these that makes them so mouthwateringly delicious… it starts with L and rhymes with dove. Anyway, I thought these might be a cute treat for whomever you show some love to this V-day!…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Dip (serves ~12)

Party snacks are one of my worst enemies. From gourmet veggies dips to homemade salsa, it’s all a soy-filled nightmare. So, what’s a girl to do but bring her own party snack to pass around? This peanut butter chocolate dip is quite tasty and super easy to whip up! Ingredients 3/4 cups peanut butter (I…

Spinach and Shells (serves ~4)

My roommate and I accidentally bought 5 lbs. of spinach and needed some inspiration for what to do with all of it! After searching high and low for a new and delicious recipe, we ended up making up our own… and boy was it goooood! Ingredients 1 box of shell pasta 10 oz. of spinach…

Hearty Beef Stew (serves ~6)

After many failed attempts at making a mouth-watering beef stew, I have finally found THE ONE! The broth is thick, the meat is tender and the veggies are full of flavor. My family loved it! Let me know what your families think in the comments below! Ingredients 1 lb of beef for stew, cubed 4…

Grilled Salmon (serves 4)

Ingredients 4 salmon filets 1 tsp. honey 2 tbsp. dijon mustard 1/4 cup melted butter 1/2 tsp. lemon juice pinch of salt pinch of pepper Directions 1. Melt the butter first and then mix in the honey, mustard, lemon, salt, and pepper. 2. Then dip the filets into the mix and place on the grill….

Deep Dish Vegan Apple Pie (~12 slices)

I made this pie for my annual Christmas dinner with the family. In fact, I made the entire feast! And it was all soy-free! Not only did my family swoon over this pie, they were amazed at how delicious the ham, sweet potatoes, noodles, veggies and greek salad (+ dressing) were even though they didn’t…

Vegan Zucchini Bread (makes 1 loaf)

So you have leftover zucchini from the garden and you’ve stuck them in just about everything you imagined and there’s still some left. You’re zuked out! Well, I was in the same boat and I began searching for interesting recipes with zucchini, and happened upon zucchini bread! It’s vegan and soy-free and definitely worth a…