May 23

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Almond Butter Cups

I have a thing for raspberries paired with chocolate . . . it’s just a match made in a heaven.  So when I received a Power AirFryer Oven to play with I decided to answer a craving for raspberry chocolate by using the oven’s dehydrating function to make some Dark Chocolate Raspberry Almond Butter Cups.  I had made some almond butter cups back in December for a client using a smoothie powder that had freeze-dried fruit in it, so I figured that making a “from scratch” version would be easy.  Yep!  I dehydrated the raspberries in the oven, then processed them with some Lakanto monk fruit sweetener (you can use your granulated sweetener of choice) as a replacement for the smoothie powder I had used before, then mixed that with almond butter to make the filling, then made the almond butter cups. [Read More…]


May 10

This post is brought to you by Lightlife.

TTLA Onigirazu

At the beginning of the year a sandwich on Whole Foods’ sandwich menu went viral—their TTLA, a twist on the classic BLT, made with ciabatta bread, Lightlife Organic Fakin’ Bacon Tempeh Strips, tomato, lettuce, avocado, and a vegan garlic aioli. [Read More…]


Popeye Sushi Burrito with Garlic Ponzu

Happy Star Wars Day! May the Fourth be with you!  Our family always loves an excuse to celebrate and when we’re able to incorporate Star Wars, even better.  Today will be filled with Star Wars references, puns, and general silliness.  Tomorrow is another day to celebrate.  Not only is it Cinco de Mayo, but it’s […]

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Hot for Food Southwest Chop Salad

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*Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links that earn me a small commission, at no additional cost to you.  I only recommend products I personally use and love, or think my readers will find useful. *Post brought to you by Ten Speed Press. A few months after going vegan I discovered the YouTube channel hot […]

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Soba Cha — Japanese Buckwheat Tea

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I have been a longtime fan of mugicha, a Japanese herbal tea made from roasted barley, but it has a very distinct taste that some people aren’t a fan of.  I think it’s a bit like cilantro…some people love it and to some people it tastes like soap (or in the case of mugicha…dirty socks […]

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Enlightened Eating by Dr. Cassandra Ohlsen + My own health journey

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*I was sent a review copy of the book featured in this post by the publisher, Cypress House. The United States is one of the fattest, least healthy nations in the world, yet information about nutrition and weight loss seems to flow in abundance around us.  The problem is that nutrition can be confusing.  So […]

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Chloe Flavor Vegan Ramen Bowl

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Post brought to you in partnership with Nasoya. Chloe Coscarelli just had a new cookbook published called Chloe Flavor, and it’s fabulous.  If you aren’t familiar with who Chloe Coscarelli is, basically she’s a 30-year-old bundle of energy, sunshine, and talent.  She became vegan in 2004 when she was 17, then went on to attend […]

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Jackfruit Carnitas Fresh Spring Rolls

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Hello friends!  Ok, so remember that recipe for Instant Pot Jackfruit Carnitas I posted a few days ago?  In the post I told you about a few ways to use the carnitas, but I thought I would pop in and show you one of the things we made last week with ours—jackfruit carnitas fresh spring […]

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Instant Pot Jackfruit Carnitas

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I love my Instant Pot.  My mom gave it to me for Christmas two years ago, but it took me a couple of months to finally use it.  I had wanted one for a long time, but when it got down to it, I found it a bit intimidating.  I finally got on YouTube and […]

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Apple Oat Bars

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About 8 months ago I started craving an apple oat bar.  This was weird because I don’t know if I had ever had anything like what I was actually craving.  What I wanted was something that wasn’t like a granola bar…something a bit cake-ier, but not like cake.  I wanted something that wasn’t overly sweet, […]

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