These Vegan Blackberry Cookies are extra soft, thanks to the coconut milk. The marriage of the blackberries and orange flavors in this recipe is to die for. For this recipe I used fresh blackberries and would not recommend using frozen one as they might soak the cookies.
This recipe for Healthy Wheat Bran Muffins is very healthy and can be changed infinitely—try adding raisins, dried cranberries, dried blueberries, chocolate chips, apple dices, etc. Your imagination’s the limit!
A hamantash is an Ashkenazi Jewish filled triangular cookie. Earth Balance comes to the rescue when making these traditional Purim cookies vegan. I like to make them with at least two—sometimes even three—types of jam for variety and color. Continue Reading…
These Healthy Vegan Rice Krispie Treats are so simple to make, and they taste so good. You will want to make this recipe again and again. They’re like Rice Krispie treats, but healthier! In addition, you get 16 bars for a fraction of the price of a box at the grocery store. These Rice Krispie squares are light and crispy at the same time—perfect for your child’s lunch box or your post-workout snack.
Do you often get a little tired in the afternoon? Are you lacking energy? Do you need a snack before or after your workouts? Here’s a really easy Vegan Oatmeal Energy Bites recipe, filled with good ingredients and needing no cooking.
This frozen dessert is so delicious you will never know it’s made from bananas and avocados. Avocados power up the nutrition in this dessert and gives it that beautiful green hue. Add a few drops of mint extract, chocolate chips, and voila…Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream! Recipe and photos contributed from Cristina Cavanaugh of BeginWithin Nutrition.
One of the gripes of many vegan bakers is that it’s too difficult to create brownies that are really fudgy instead of cake-like. Well, here it is: the ultimate fudgy brownie recipe! The addition of pureed avocado creates a miracle of synergy with just 1/4 cup oil, resulting in one of the richest-tasting, fudgiest brownies I’ve ever had. From Sweet Freedom by Ricki Heller.
Imagine delicately spiced pears cooked just until fork tender, sitting atop a luscious pillow of maple-scented cashew crème, all contained within a soft, nutty crust. Sound like a dream? Well wake up, because this delight is easily a reality! This is one amazing finish to any meal, sure to please all palates and diets alike. Not only is it gluten-free, but this tart can also be adapted for a low-sugar dessert. Simply omit the granulated sugar in the pear topping, and replace the granulated sugar in the crust with more almond meal. Just be sure to save yourself a generous slice beforehand, as the likelihood of leftovers by the end of the night will be slim to none!
Remarkably delicious, this pie is fun and easy to make. For a light-colored piecrust use ivory teff flour; for a chocolate-brown piecrust use brown teff flour. Both are equally scrumptious and both are available at natural foods stores to make great gluten-free pie crust and other baked goods. Contributed by Leslie Cerier, from Gluten-Free Recipes for the Conscious Cook.Photo by Stephanie Ferrate of Gluten-Free West.Delicious served over nondairy ice cream, as shown.Continue Reading…
A fast breakfast for a busy morning—we have to admit, it’s the ideal smoothie!
The texture of avocado is the secret to smooth, creamy smoothies, and avocado combines perfectly with chocolate. In addition to its digestive properties, the avocado has another quality: the fatty acids it contains quickly gives the satiety signal to the brain of the person who eats it!
Buttery pecan crust filled with a smooth and spicy pumpkin pie filling make this Praline Pecan Pumpkin Pie a dessert your guests will remember and request every Thanksgiving. My favorite holiday moments include children playing together, feeling grateful to sit down to a full spread of compassionate foods, and the smell of delicious dishes and fresh pumpkin pie. Recipe by Allison Rivers Samson.Photo by Allyson Kramer.Continue Reading…
The taste of the Chia Seeds is neutral—no particular taste—which makes the recipe possibilities infinite! Chia can also be used to thicken a drink, a smoothie, or a dessert. Here, I propose a kind of chia pudding—very interesting for breakfast or a snack. It’s a raw and healthy recipe with a touch of the season from the apples and cinnamon.
It doesn’t get much better than gathering with good friends on a crisp, fall morning, all bundled in your favorite team’s colors, preparing to cheer on the best players in the league. That is, unless you could somehow combine your love of football with your vegan diet.
Typical tailgate parties conjure up visions of grilling meat, dairy-laden dips and egg-based sweet treats that leave very few options for the true vegan. Vegans are accustomed to making do with the odd carrot stick or packing their own snacks at parties, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Luckily, you don’t have to throw out every tailgating guide to create a vegan tailgater’s dream. Continue Reading…