Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites (vegan, gf)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites  86lemons.com #vegan #glutenfree #dessert #grainfree

I kept seeing this recipe all over Pinterest. That ooey-gooey, melty chocolate photo finally got the best of me and I decided to see if these grain-free little devils tasted as good as they looked. Unfortunately, I noticed that there have been a few other bloggers who have made this recipe, then stolen the original photo, which they posted … [Read more...]

Frosted Chocolate Cupcakes (vegan, gf)

Zeeland Bakery Birthday Cake

Last week we celebrated Hubs' birthday. Ever since he was a kid, he's had this obsession with a tiny little bakery in his hometown called Zeeland Bakery. In his mind, this place is legendary. While he's nuts about their donuts and cookies, it's their cake (and by cake I mean frosting) that he absolutely adores. It's super sweet and sugary. No … [Read more...]

Chocolate Mini Tarts (vegan, gf, raw)

Mini Chocolate Tarts #raw #vegan #glutenfree #gfcommunity #foodphotography  86lemons.com

Hubs gets home from work, walks in the door. I'm in the kitchen, which is a disaster zone and I am very irritated... Hubs:  What's wrong? Me:  Oh I just wasted all this time making this stupid recipe and it tastes like crap. Hubs:  Oh no. What is it? Me:  Mini chocolate tarts. They're raw, you won't like it. Hubs:  It looks really good. Me: … [Read more...]

Blood Test Results + Vegan Food Swap

Vegan Food Swap Package  86lemons.com

Just over a week from now, Hubs and I (along with a group from our church) will be leaving for a mission trip to Dominican Republic. We are very excited about this trip and I can't wait to share photos and details with you when we return. I am going to try my best to write a few pre-scheduled posts before we leave so this blog won't be entirely … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Crispy Rice Treats (vegan, gf)

Peanut Butter Deluxe Crispy Rice Treats (vegan, gluten-free) 86lemons.com

Yikes. An entire week flew by without a single post. I can assure you it's not because I was lazy. I don't feel like I got that much done, but I sure feel like I was busy. Between design projects, dentist/doctor appointments, a million errands/tasks, book club, testing recipes, learning about food photography, getting my car fixed, cleaning up the … [Read more...]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars (vegan, gf)

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

You had me at chocolate. And peanut butter. And the no-bake factor is always a plus. And they are gluten-free, to boot. When I found this recipe on Vegan Heartland, I couldn't wait to try it. I was surprised to find that I had all of the ingredients on hand (if you're vegan, you probably do, too). As Matthew (Vegan Heartland author) notes in his … [Read more...]

Test Report: Purely Elizabeth Cookie Mix

Purely Elizabeth Cookie Mix (vegan/gf) 86lemons.com

It's not often that I make anything from a box anymore. However, I found a cookie mix at my local health food store that I had to try. It's a Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix made by Purely Elizabeth. This is what got me - it's gluten-free, vegan and free of refined sugar. Oh, and the box is cute. I'm a sucker for good design. The ingredients are: … [Read more...]

Vegan Food Swap

Vegan Food Swap 86lemons.com

September was my third month participating in Vegan Food Swap, coordinated by Cat at The Verdant Life. This monthly post is beginning to be a marker of time for me. I just can't believe how quickly the days, weeks, months fly by. The holidays will be here in a hot minute and then a new year will begin. Life moves too fast, I tell ya. In fact, this … [Read more...]

Very Chocolate Gelato (vegan, gf)

Vegan, Gluten-Free Chocolate Gelato 86lemons.com

I wasn't a gelato lover until we went to Italy years ago. I just didn't see what the big deal was - until I had the REAL thing. While we were there, we ate it twice (sometimes three times) a day. Of course, I wasn't vegan then. But even if I went back to Italy today, I don't think I could stop myself from having at least one little dish of gelato. … [Read more...]

Raisinet Cookies (vegan)

Vegan Raisinet Cookies 86lemons.com

In my pre-vegan days, Raisinets were my movie theatre snack of choice. There's just something about that combination of sweet, chewy raisins and milk chocolate. Yum. I haven't tried making homemade vegan Raisinets yet, for fear I'll eat them all in one sitting. We all have our weaknesses, right? When I discovered this "Raisinet" Cookie recipe in … [Read more...]