Barbecue Cauliflower

Ingredients 1 head of cauliflower 1 cup barbecue sauce (I found some soy-free organic sauce at Kroger) Directions Cut cauliflower into florets/bites. coat the florets in the bbq sauce. place on foil covered baking sheet and drizzle excess sauce on top. Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes, tossing and adding more sauce every 10…

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…

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 cubes  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!…

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…

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…

Vegan Thumbprint cookies (Weight Watchers)

My mom has recently started the Weight Watchers Challenge and has lost 14 pounds! I am so proud of her for getting healthy. But, this leaves me with yet another special diet to work around when baking/cooking for my family. Trying to search vegan cookie recipes that also have point values for WW is next…

Noodle’s & Company Pasta Fresca replica recipe! (Serves ~4)

That’s right, I replicated Noodle’s & Co.’s Pasta Fresca. I’ve been trying for about a year now to get the measurements of each ingredient just right, and I finally struck gold! Just in case you don’t know about this amazing chain restaurant, Pasta Fresca is a delicious combination of garden veggies and noodles, very different…

Vegan Carrot Cake + Buttercream frosting (serves ~ 12)

Fall is here! The leaves are changing and the weather is just right for pumpkin carving. To celebrate the most beautiful season I made a delicious fall dessert: vegan carrot cake! I must say this is the best vegan dessert I have made thus far. Hope you enjoy! Ingredients for Carrot Cake: 1 1/8 cups…

Vegan Lemon Coconut Snowballs (~ 2 dozen)

Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup powdered sugar 2 tsp. of vanilla or imitation vanilla extract 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tbsp. grated lemon zest 1/2 tsp. salt 1 cup of sweetened coconut flakes 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar Directions 1. Soften butter and beat in large bowl until it becomes fluffy. 2….

Samoa Rice Krispie Treats (makes ~12)

Grocery shopping with friends is tough. Up and down every aisle, many of which I can completely cross off my typical route because I can’t eat anything in most of the store. “You can’t have pickles??” “What about chicken noodle soup?” “Okay, you have to be able to eat pudding.” No, no, no. I know,…