Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites (vegan, gf)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites #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

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

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)

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)

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

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

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

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...]