Liebster Award

Liebster Award

Before I jump into today's post, I just want to encourage continued prayers for those affected by the tragedy in Boston. Such a senseless, horrific act. Stay strong, Boston. We are thinking of you! When I jumped into the world of blogging, I was blissfully ignorant (and still am, to a degree). I know nothing about search engine optimization. As … [Read more...]

Corn Chowder Quinoa Casserole (vegan, gf)

Vegan Corn Chowder Casserole (gluten-free)

I took our two dogs to the vet today for their yearly check-up and vaccinations. Plus a year's worth of heartworm and flea/tick meds for both. And now I'm broke. On the way home, I told them it's a good thing they're so cute. They both put on a little weight over the winter and I'm feeling terribly guilty for not walking them enough during the cold … [Read more...]

Creamy Artichoke Spinach Dip (vegan, gf)

Creamy Artichoke Spinach Dip (vegan, gluten-free)

I swear it was Monday, then I blinked and it was Friday. The days fly by so fast. I can never ever seem to get caught up with my giant to-do list. Things get added faster than I can cross them off. I managed to order my Christmas cards a couple of weeks ago. They arrived last week. And I haven't mailed a single one yet. I did buy stamps today, … [Read more...]

Apple Pie (vegan, gf)

Dreena Burton's Vegan/GF Apple Pie -

If you've been following along, you know about my vegan superhero crush on Dreena Burton, author of several cookbooks, including my favorite, Let Them Eat Vegan! I've tried a number of her recipes and they've ALL been SO delicious. Seriously. Not a bad apple in the bunch. That's why I think she's such a rockstar. She has 86'd the lemons and gives … [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...]

Double Chocolate Chippers (vegan, gf)


I wish I didn't have a million things to do because all I want to do is eat these cookies and drink a huge cup of coffee while I curl up on the couch with my two dogs and order bareMinerals from QVC. How's that for a run-on sentence?! I don't even know if bM is on QVC today, but it was on yesterday. Leslie Blodgett (bareMinerals founder/CEO) … [Read more...]

Juicy Grilled Portobello Burgers (vegan, gf)


Remember that Choco-Banana-Nut Ice Cream I raved about a few weeks ago? Well this recipe has the same author - the Vegan Queen (as I have deemed her), Dreena Burton. Before I know it, I'll have an official Dreena Burton fan club started here. Hubs chose this recipe from her Let Them Eat Vegan! cookbook (which I also raved about in a prior … [Read more...]

Choco-Banana-Nut Ice Cream (vegan, gf)


RECIPE: Vegan Choco-Banana-Nut Ice Cream ADAPTED FROM: Dreena Burton's "Cashew Banana Ice Cream" recipe Deena Burton rocks. She's a vegan veteran that creates healthy vegan recipes. By that I mean, she doesn't use white sugar, white flour or vegan substitutes (vegan cheese, vegan meat, etc). Instead, she relies on the basics like beans, … [Read more...]