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...]

Banana-Apple Buckwheat Muffins (vegan, gf)

Banana-Apple Buckwheat Muffins  86lemons.com #vegan #glutenfree #sugarfree #healthy #recipe

Remember the Get Balanced course I wrote about not too long ago? It's a 15-day course focused on balancing your cortisol levels (that would be your stress hormone), which is intricately linked to everything from weight to mood to energy. I'm 11 days in and going strong. You would not believe the amount of substance to this course. Nutritionists, … [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...]

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...]

Healthy Banana Bread (vegan, gf)

Vegan, Gluten-Free Banana Bread  86lemons.com

In my last post, I wrote about the vegan Artichoke Spinach Dip I was going to bring to a holiday party. We went to the party on Saturday and no one there knew I was vegan or that I brought a vegan dish. They must have liked the dip because there was barely any left at the end of the night! I also went to a holiday party on Friday night and brought … [Read more...]

Mini Cake Donuts (vegan, gf)

Mini Cake Donut Recipe (vegan, gluten-free) 86lemons.com

So this is a first since I started this blog - over a week without a single post. :(  It's been driving me crazy that I haven't had the time to post this week. My plate is WAY too full (as usual) and there just hasn't been a moment to spare. Actually, I considered posting last night, but after being on the computer ALL day, I decided to unwind … [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)

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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...]

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...]