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Dinner, Food, Thanksgiving, Vegan / January 5, 2018

Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole

My favorite side dish EVER has always been sweet potatoes. This vegan sweet potato casserole is my childhood wrapped in one recipe. Unlike the sweet potatoes I grew up eating; usually just chunks of potato in sweet spiced syrup topped with gooey marshmallows. This vegan sweet potato casserole is a tad bit healthier and has so many different flavors and textures it makes me giggle with joy just thinking about it.Traditional marshmallows use gelatin which is usually made from the skin and bones from pigs, which has collagen – which in greek means “glue”. LONG STORY SHORT that’s the…

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Dinner, Food, Thanksgiving, Vegan / January 5, 2018

Vegan Stuffing or “dressing”

Can you guys believe it’s almost Thanksgiving?! In a few days dinner tables all over the country will be filled with tons of glorious food to indulge in. No Thanksgiving is complete without the dressing or as I call it stuffin’. This vegan stuffing is the perfect side dish to have at your dinner this Thursday.This year I’ve shared some great recipes for your guys to make for a vegan Thanksgiving. (Salisbury Steak, Meatloaf, Country Fried Cauliflower, Mashed Potatoes, Pumpkin Pie, Cranberry Sauce.) – ALL DA GOODIES.This vegan stuffing recipe is super simple to throw together and…

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Dinner, Food, Thanksgiving, Vegan / January 5, 2018

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Have you guys ever made your own cranberry sauce? It’s super easy and tastes 1000% better than the crap from the can. I just wanted to share my quick and easy recipe for homemade cranberry sauce for this holiday season.When I was growing up I definitely was not a fan of cranberry sauce. For many years I when I thought cranberry sauce all I could picture was the slime that came out the can. But cranberry sauce is so much more than that and it’s extremely easy to make!All you do is add all of your…

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Dinner, Food, Vegan / January 5, 2018

Vegan Meatloaf

Meatloaf is one of those meals that always brings back so many childhood memories. I have wanted to share a vegan meatloaf recipe on the blog for some time now. I have tested what seem like a million vegan meatloaf recipes before coming up with this one. This meatloaf was so similar to the original that I grew up with (taste wise) and the texture was perfect.Like most of my other “meat” recipes this vegan meatloaf uses green lentils as the meat substitute. This recipe also has chickpeas which means this meatloaf is PACKED with plant-based protein.Throwing…

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Cake, Dessert, Food, Vegan / January 5, 2018

Vegan Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Today is my 24th birthday! I must admit that the best part about birthdays for me are the cakes. Yes I know we are celebrating another year of life, but cake. For my 24th I wanted a cake that tasted as grown as I now semi feel. This Vegan Chocolate Raspberry Cake is JUST THAT! I’m literally drooling all over again while writing this blog post.24 is so young, but I feel so grateful to have had all of the experiences that I’ve had at my age. Everyday is a new chance to learn something new and…

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Dinner, Food, Vegetarian / November 9, 2017

Fall Lasagna (Vegetarian or Vegan)

Can you guys believe that it’s November already? Next thing you know it will be time for thanksgiving, which may seem difficult if you don’t eat meat. Most people assume that when you don’t eat meat you are limited to just the side dishes come the holidays. NOT TRUE AT ALL. There are plenty of vegetarian meals that are hearty and will fill you up, like this fall lasagna!My first thanksgiving as a vegetarian I ate nothing but the side dishes. I vowed that the next time around I would eat GOOD. (I mean that’s…

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Dessert, Food, Vegan / November 7, 2017

Vegan Twix Bars

Candy bars, Twix candy bars in particular use to be one of my favorite things as a child. Even as an adult I still feel some kind of guilty pleasure associated with candy. Ever since becoming more aware of my eating choices I started to want more things homemade and less processed. These Vegan Twix Bars are super easy and fun to make at home and taste just as good as store bought!I decided to make these using Date caramel which is a healthier alternative to regular caramel. (sugar, butter, heavy cream, etc). Also it comes together relatively quickly…

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Breakfast, Food, Vegetarian / November 2, 2017

Honey Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

What’s the perfect way to start a Saturday morning? For me pancakes always come in for the win. These honey lemon ricotta pancakes are perfect for weekend mornings. Full of lemony flavor, naturally sweetened by the honey and fluffy from the ricotta and buttermilk, these are some of my favorite pancakes.Last weekend I woke up and took a glance into my fridge and saw some leftovers from some vegetarian recipes I will be bringing to the blog soon. Seeing that I had lemons, honey, and leftover buttermilk and ricotta, I just knew I had to make honey lemon…

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Breakfast, Food, Vegan / October 27, 2017

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins – Easy and Vegan

Fall is finally here. Although it’s been well over 100 degrees here in Los Angeles I am still in the mood for fall flavors! When I think of fall flavors I always think pumpkin. (like my pumpkin waffles) or one of my favorite muffin recipes, being these pumpkin cream cheese muffins.The other day I was at Starbucks getting a iced coffee and I peeped into their baked goods case and was super tempted to buy one of their pumpkin cream cheese muffins. BUT I stopped myself because LORD KNOWS what in the world is in those muffins. (Which…

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Dessert, Food, Vegan / October 14, 2017

Vegan Cheesecake – (almost ) No Bake

So recently I asked if I should make a Vegan Cheesecake for the holidays, and an overwhelming majority said YES. So I am here to share with you my version of traditional vanilla bean NO BAKE cheesecake. Ok well this is a ALMOST no bake cheesecake, as I decided to bake the crust. BUT you do not have to bake the filling! That fully comes together in the fridge, this recipe is SUPER easy.Now you could use a traditional graham cracker crust but I decided to make mine a tad bit healthier using oats, coconut, nuts, and dates. I…

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Dinner, Food, Thanksgiving, Vegan / October 11, 2017

Creamy Vegan Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are my favorite side dish, for just about any meal. With the holidays here I have been thinking about what dishes I could share with you guys. Then it came to me, VEGAN MASHED POTATOES, oh how could I forget about my beautiful creamy vegan mashed potatoes?Even though mashed potatoes seem like the easiest thing in the world for anyone make, some people DO NOT make them right! It all begins with the beautiful Yukon Gold Potato. What I like most about these potatoes is that they’re already semi buttery on their own.Some people prefer…

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Dinner, Food, Thanksgiving, Vegan / October 14, 2017

Vegan Salisbury Steak

Salisbury steak has been a favorite of mine since childhood. When it starts to get cold outside I start craving my life long hearty favorites. Que this Vegan Salisbury Steak, I got the idea while I was eating out at a restaurant. After seeing they offered salisbury steak and potatoes as a dish I thought it would only be right to make a vegan version. I mean it’s around the holidays and this would be a perfect main dish for a vegan thanksgiving.The main ingredient to this dish is the green lentils. Green lentils are one of my…

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