Pumpkin Pecan Cake (v/gf)

Pumpkin Pecan Cake (vegan, gluten-free) F

It's pumpkin-everything season. Pumpkin Spice Latte. Pumpkin Pie. Pumpkin Soup. Pumpkin carving. Pumpkin candles. And my latest obsession, Pumpkin Cream Rooibos Tea. And here's one more for ya—Pumpkin Pecan Cake. This is a have-a-friend-over-for-coffee kind of cake. She'll never guess it's vegan and gluten-free. She'll ask you for the recipe. … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies (vegan, gf)

Vegan Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies (gluten-free)

Happy World Vegan Day! That's right, November 1 marks this annual occasion, followed by a month-long celebration called World Vegan Month. If you're thinking of testing the waters, check out this excellent article on tips for going vegan. It's full of really great, practical advice from several vegan experts–and it was written by my cyber-friend, … [Read more...]

Apple Tart (vegan, gf)

Apple Tart (vegan, gluten-free)

Once in a while, I find a really good blog that sucks me in for way too long. Just one more post, I tell myself. Then that post links to another great post and there I sit, lost in someone else's life. Why is it we are so intrigued by the lives of perfect strangers? Would we be this interested in these people if we had met face to face? There's … [Read more...]

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (vegan, gf)

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting #vegan #glutenfree #dessert #holiday #Easter  86lemons.com

Last weekend we were invited to our friends' house for a vegan, gluten-free dinner. Vegan because of us, gluten-free because of them. It was an excellent meal! For starters, there were chips & salsa and veggies & hummus. Then we enjoyed a salad with roasted pears and stir-fry with vegetables and tofu. We should have stopped there, but there … [Read more...]

Salted Caramel Corn (vegan, gf)

Salted Caramel Corn #vegan #glutenfree  86lemons.com

Before going vegan, microwave popcorn (usually the 94% fat-free kind) was pretty much a staple in our kitchen. In fact, I thought of it as a healthy treat. Now that I read the ingredients before the nutritional info, microwave popcorn is out. We can do without the artificial flavoring, the trans-fats and toxic diacetyl. Instead, we do it old-school … [Read more...]

Lemon Bars (vegan, gf)

DELICIOUS Lemon Bars #vegan #glutenfree  86lemons.com

I know, I know - ANOTHER dessert post. Believe me, I'm well aware. I'll be sure to get back to more entrée recipes soon. A while back, I mentioned a Lemon Bar recipe I found, tested and loved. I promised to share the recipe and finally, here we are. Actually, what I found was a Grapefruit Bar recipe which I converted to Lemon Bars. … [Read more...]

Crunchy Walnut Coleslaw (vegan, gf, raw)

Crunchy Walnut Coleslaw Recipe (raw, vegan, gluten-free)  86lemons.com

Brrr!!! It's so cold today. Boo. At least the sun is shining. I'm looking forward to attending a (free!) Holiday Raw Food Demo in Grand Rapids tonight, where I'll sample and learn how to make raw pumpkin pie (among other foods). Anyone is welcome! Last week, I did a trunk show for a lovely gal (hi B!) who kindly loaned me a couple of books by … [Read more...]

Leafy Greens with BBQ Walnut Crumble (vegan, gf, raw)

Leafy Greens with BBQ Walnut Crumble (raw, vegan, gluten free)  86lemons.com

Last night was detox class #2 (out of 4). We talked about poop pretty much the whole time. Yeah. Poop. We were instructed, among other things, to do an enema a day. I'm scared *@!*less to do an enema (pun intended). Jury's out on that one - not sure I can do it. But apparently it makes a huge difference. And the thought of gross mucus lining my … [Read more...]

Maple SunButter Granola (vegan, gf)

Maple SunButter Granola (Vegan, Gluten-Free) 86lemons.com

Holy crap. I can't believe I waited so long to make my own granola. I may never buy granola again. I freaking LOVE this recipe!!! Not only because it tastes amazing, but also because it's VERY EASY and QUICK to make. It's vegan and it's also allergy-friendly (free of gluten, soy, dairy, nuts and eggs). I'm not the only one who loves it - Hubs does, … [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...]