Dessert

Homemade Halloween Candy 00

Homemade Halloween Candy

Homemade Halloween Candy

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Happy Halloween! Instead of buying candy, in the spirit of Halloween I decided to make my own! In the words of Michael Pollan, “Eat all the junk food you want, as long as you cook it yourself.” I modified this recipe from Oh She Glows to create these tasty treats. If a Twix, Almond Joy, and Reese’s came together and went vegan, this candy would be the result! Homemade Halloween...

Carrot-Zucchini Bread with Candied Ginger 00

Carrot-Zucchini Bread with Candied Ginger

Carrot-Zucchini Bread with Candied Ginger

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I was at the bookstore the other day, perusing around, and I came across Eating Local: The Cookbook Inspired by Local Farmers by Sur La Table. The photography in this book is out of this world and the recipes were mouthwatering. As I paged through the book, I came across a recipe for Carrot-Zucchini Bread with Candied Ginger and thought “wow that looks soooo good! I wish the book...

Pumpkin Bars 00

Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bars

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Last night, Will made a request for a particular pumpkin bar recipe. Years ago I baked these pumpkin bars and remembered that the recipe, while totally delicious, was not too healthy. I wasn’t too thrilled about making these until I heard that they were going to be taken into the office for a Halloween party. Then I agreed to help out. Initially I wanted to make healthy substitutions to the...

Vegan Pumpkin Pie 00

Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Vegan Pumpkin Pie

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Keeping in theme with the harvest season, and in anticipation for Thanksgiving, I made a vegan pumpkin pie! I made a few changes to a recipe found in Clean Food by Terry Walters. I am in love with this cookbook; the recipes are so fresh and the organization of recipes by season makes cooking with seasonal produce a breeze! Vegan Pumpkin Pie vegetarian, vegan, soy-free, dairy-free, peanut-free,...

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Baked Apple Crisp

Baked Apple Crisp

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With all of the apples I picked up at the orchard this weekend, I decided to make a healthy apple crisp! I grabbed this recipe from Clean Food and got cooking. This recipe is SO easy, and it tastes incredible! If you are looking for a great autumn dessert recipe, I highly recommend giving this one a try. I even sneak a piece every now and then for breakfast! Baked Apple Crisp vegetarian, vegan,...

Nonfat Plain Frozen Yogurt 00

Nonfat Plain Frozen Yogurt

Nonfat Plain Frozen Yogurt

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I recently discovered the most incredible nonfat plain frozen yogurt at Trader Joe’s! If you love the natural sour flavor of plain yogurt, you will go crazy for this tart frozen treat! At only 100 calories per 1/2 cup serving, this yogurt is fat free and even contains active live cultures. Ingredients include skim milk, sugar, corn syrup solids, tapioca, citric acid, vitamin C, lactic...

Cocoa Brownies 00

Cocoa Brownies

Cocoa Brownies

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After only 2 nights of sleep here in Chicago, I am off to my next adventure – Devil’s Lake in Wisconsin! We will be camping and climbing with some good friends out there for the weekend! I’ve never been climbing before, but it is on my Fitness Bucket List, so I’m really excited! Before I go pack the car for the drive up there I wanted to share this yummy recipes with you...

Mexican Chocolate Snickerdoodles 00

Mexican Chocolate Snickerdoodles

Mexican Chocolate Snickerdoodles

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I finally got around to making my first recipe from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar! I made these Mexican Chocolate Snickerdoodles! These cookies have a unique cracked cinnamon, sugar top and a spicy kick following their sweet chocolate flavor. Mexican Chocolate Snickerdoodles vegetarian, vegan, soy-free, dairy-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, seed-free, shellfish-oil, fish-free,...

Summer Fruit Tart 00

Summer Fruit Tart

Summer Fruit Tart

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In search of a healthy summer dessert I came across a recipe in Clean Food for a fresh fruit tart with an almond crust. I’ve never been the type of person to make pies or tarts but I thought I would give this one a try. And I’m so glad I did! This tart is not only healthy, its extremely delicious! Without the use of butter or sugar, this tart has a natural not-to-sweet flavor...

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies 00

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Baking cookies is the ideal way to spend a Monday night if you ask me. Last night I baked some vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, using a recipe from (you guessed it), Eat Drink and Be Vegan! If you haven’t noticed yet I tend to grab a different cookbook off of my shelf every couple of weeks and run with it. My idea of a relaxing night is lounging in front of the TV with a good cookbook to plan...

Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies! 00

Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies!

Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies!

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Upon my search for great vegan chocolate chip cookies I found this recipe! These cookies were dangerously delicious; the dozen that I made were gone in less than 24 hours! Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, shellfish-oil, fish-free, nightshade-free, bean & legume-free Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks 1/4 tsp...

Pomegranate Ice Cream! 00

Pomegranate Ice Cream!

Pomegranate Ice Cream!

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After a long day of class, having lunch with the girls, and working out I am having this for dessert! Sheer Bliss pomegranate ice cream with dark chocolate chips! And of course a handful of delicious frozen fruits (pomegranate, blueberries, and mangoes) to go along with it! This and some Christmas music should help me get through another night of studying. This ice cream is so dreamy; what a...