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...]

Peanut Butter Crispy Rice Treats (vegan, gf)

Peanut Butter Deluxe Crispy Rice Treats (vegan, gluten-free) 86lemons.com

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...]

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...]

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) 86lemons.com

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...]

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...]

Very Chocolate Gelato (vegan, gf)

Vegan, Gluten-Free Chocolate Gelato 86lemons.com

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 86lemons.com

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)

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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...]