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Vegan Blackberry Cookies

Vegan Blackberry Cookies

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.



Vegan Blackberry Cookies
Serves: 24
  • ½ cup vegan butter or margarine
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • 1 flax egg (2 tbsp ground flax seeds mixed with 3 tbsp water)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • zest of 2 oranges
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. In a bowl, combine butter, orange zest, sugar, and brown sugar with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add vanilla extract and flax egg. Beat well.
  4. Sieve together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to wet mixture, alternating with the coconut milk, and mix well.
  5. Gently stir in the blackberries, being careful not to crush them.
  6. Refrigerate the dough for 2 hours.
  7. Make balls the size of a golf ball, and place them on cookie sheets lined with silicone mats.
  8. Bake in the top of the oven, 12 to 15 minutes.
  9. Let cookies stand 5 minutes on the cookie sheet before placing on a rack. Let them cool completely. During that time mix powdered sugar and coconut milk in a bowl.
  10. Pour the frosting over the top of the cookies with a spoon.


Date and Almond Energy Bites

Date and Almond Energy Bites

These Date and Almond Energy Bites are the perfect snack or as a summer time treat. This recipe for energy balls really easy, filled with tasty ingredients that don’t need any cooking!



Date and Almond Energy Bites
Serves: 12
  • 1 cup dates, pitted and cut into pieces
  • 1 cup flaked almonds
  • ½ cup chopped almonds
  • 1 tbsp cacao
  • ½ cup vanilla
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  1. Pour all the ingredients into the food processor and blend for about 2 minutes.
  2. Squeeze the mixture well and form into balls.
  3. Place in the fridge or the freezer, depending on the stiffness you prefer.


Healthy Wheat Bran Muffins

Healthy Wheat Bran Muffins

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!

Healthy Wheat Bran Muffins
Serves: 12
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • ¼ cup salt
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • ¼ cup apple sauce
  • 1 ½ cups wheat bran
  • ¾ cup plant based milk
  1. Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In another bowl mix together oil, brown sugar, molasses, and apple sauce. Add the wheat bran.
  3. Alternate adding milk and the dry ingredients to bran mixture. Mix gently to moisten.
  4. Pour into muffin pans. Bake 20 minutes at 350°F.


Healthy Vegan Rice Krispie Treats

Healthy Vegan Rice Krispie Treats

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.


Healthy Vegan Rice Krispie Treats
Serves: 16
  • ⅓ cup almond butter
  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 cups Rice Krispie cereal
  1. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with wax parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Combine almond butter and maple syrup in a bowl and microwave for around 45 seconds or until the almond butter is melted. Mix well.
  3. Add cereal to almond butter mixture. Stir until well combined.
  4. Pour cereal mixture into the baking pan. Use a spoon to press down the mixture.
  5. Chill in the fridge for 3 hours.
  6. Remove and slice into 16 square treats.



Vegan Oatmeal Energy Bites

Vegan Oatmeal Energy Bites

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.

Vegan Oatmeal Energy Bites
Serves: 12
  • 1 cup dates, pitted and cut into pieces
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  1. Pour all ingredients into the food processor and run the food processor for about 2 minutes.
  2. Squeeze the mixture well and form balls.
  3. Keep the balls in the freezer or in the fridge, depending on the texture you like.


Cashew Crème Pear Tart

Cashew creme pear tart by Hannah Kaminsky

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!

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Gluten-Free Peach Pie

Gluten-free Peach pie with teff crust

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…

Avocado and Chocolate Smoothie

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!


Avocado and Chocolate Smoothie
Serves: 2
  • 1-2 mature avocados
  • ½ cup spinach
  • 2 cups vegetable milk of your choice
  • 3 tablespoons of good quality cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  1. Mix all these ingredients together in the blender.
  2. That's it!


Vegan Praline Pecan Pumpkin Pie (Gluten-Free)

Vegan Praline pumpkin pie by Allison Rivers Samson

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…

Apples and Cinnamon Chia Pudding

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.

Apples and Cinnamon Chia Pudding
Serves: 1-2
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 5 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 cup apples, diced
  • Juice and grated rind of a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. The day before, mix the chia seeds, coconut milk, agave syrup, and lemon juice in a container.
  2. Cover the container and store in the refrigerator.
  3. The next day, peel and cut apples into small cubes.
  4. Cook the apples with ¼ cup water for 10 minutes, until you obtain a sauce.
  5. Add chia-coconut milk preparation to a small container.
  6. Place the apples sauce on top of the mixture.
  7. Sprinkle with cinnamon and grated lemon zest.


Check Out These Vegan Spins on Tailgating Staples

A man dipping a pita bread slice in a traditional hummus plate

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…

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