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...]

Kale Salad with Blackberries and Toasted Coconut-Pecan Clusters (v/gf)

Kale Salad with Blackberries and Toasted Coconut-Pecan Clusters #vegan #glutenfree (F)

I used to think kale was only used for garnish. I mean, really, who eats that stuff?! I don't know about you, but I am not a fan of plain ol' raw kale. It's bitter and tough and has a terrible aftertaste. Fortunately, it doesn't take much to transform this super nutritious leafy green. A little lemon, a little olive oil, some salt/pepper and of … [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...]

Russian Tea Cakes (vegan, gf, raw) + COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY!

Practically Raw Desserts by Amber Shea Crawley #vegan #cookbook #giveaway

Hold onto your hats, folks. That's right, I'm doing two cookbook giveaways in a row. I'm blowing your mind, I'm sure. In case you missed it, the first was Kathy Hester's Vegan Slow Cooking for Two (or Just for You). Today, I'm introducing you to Amber Shea Crawley's Practically Raw Desserts, which you can win by entering below. When Vegan Heritage … [Read more...]

Nutritious Strawberry Breakfast Cookies (vegan, gf)

delicious, healthy, hearty #breakfast #cookies  (#vegan, #glutenfree)

Bust out your party hat and say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to 86 Lemons!!! Today marks the one year anniversary of my first blog post. It's kind of fun to look back and see how far I've come. While I'm still learning and always will be, my photos have come a long way. In fact, just yesterday I was teaching two friends how to use the manual settings on their … [Read more...]

Creamy Strawberry Herb Balsamic Dressing (vegan, gf)

Creamy Strawberry Herb Balsamic Dressing #vegan #glutenfree #salad #dressing 86lemons.com

Sometimes I get in a rut with salads and then I get sick of them. I need to change up the ingredients more often. Throw in a more fruity version like this one once in a while. Unless you're like my dad who doesn't like fruit in his garden salad. Then you're just missing out, I guess. This post isn't a recipe for a salad (it's pretty easy to … [Read more...]

Roasted Pear and Arugula Salad (vegan, gf)

Roasted Pear & Arugula Salad (vegan, gf)  86lemons.com

Have you ever roasted a pear? Until now, I had not. I know - so sad, right? Well, I mean, I've eaten roasted pears (in salads, desserts, etc at restaurants), but I had never prepared my own. It's so easy and yet the result is so gourmet, so decadent. I've gotta do this more often. It's a shame that I didn't have dinner guests the day I made … [Read more...]

Cranberry, Apricot & Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf (vegan, gf)

Cranberry, Apricot & Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf (vegan, gf)  86lemons.com

In February, I will have been vegan for a year. This is my first time navigating through the holidays with the challenge of eating vegan. I must say, it sure does cure the problem of over-eating when you have very limited dishes to choose from (pretty much the ones you bring yourself) at parties and family gatherings. It really simplifies things … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie (vegan, gf)

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie (vegan, gluten-free)  86lemons.com

I know, I know... ANOTHER recipe with pumpkin. Enough already! I hear ya. BUT, I had to use up my leftover canned pumpkin from the Pumpkin Spice Turnovers (which you must try, btw). So, I made up my own vegan, gluten-free Pumpkin Pie Smoothie recipe and I have to say, it's blog-worthy. Since yesterday's post was lengthy with photo overload, I'll … [Read more...]

So nice, I made it twice.

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If I didn't already convince you to try the Vegan Pancakes I posted last Saturday, maybe this will do the trick. I made them again on Sunday morning and topped them off with fresh raspberries, vegan chocolate chips, sliced almonds and pure maple syrup. These definitely do NOT suck. Get the recipe here.     … [Read more...]