Instant Vegan Chocolate Mousse { + video! }

This chocolate mousse is the easiest dessert out there so you can quickly whip it up without any stress.  No oven, no stove and no fancy kitchen tools. I'm going to be completely upfront and let you know that the base of this dish is avocado.  Now you might be skeptical about the idea of avocado and chocolate together

3-Ingredient Fudgy Crispy Bark

Rich and decadent chocolate combines with creamy sunflower seed butter and crispy brown rice cereal to create a fudgy and slightly crunchy treat.  This quick, easy, no-bake dessert is perfect for a nutritious Valentine's Day chocolate fix. This fudgy and crispy chocolate bark is nut-free, soy-free, vegan and gluten-free so everyone can enjoy.  You can feel good

Vegan Chocolate Microwave Cake

Instant heavenly chocolate cake in four minutes flat – no oven needed.  Just your microwave. I hardly ever need or want to bake an entire cake.  Usually I just want a couple bites to satisfy my chocolate cake craving.  This recipe is perfect to share and helps with portion control.  It is a vegan and

Vegan Mexican Hot Chocolate

Sometimes we just need a little hot cocoa to pass the long, cold days of winter. This spicy and luxurious drink will warm you from the inside out on a chilly day.  It is made from scratch using the perfect blend of spices for a spectacular sweet and spicy decadent combo. Made with creamy plant-based

Vegan & Gluten-Free Sugar Cut-Out Cookies

We have officially reached the week of Christmukkah!  I'm counting down the hours until it is all about family, food and all the holiday cheer.  One of my favorite activities around the holidays is making sugar cut-out cookies with the kiddos.  I set out to create an easy recipe that would work for everyone in

Vegan Vanilla Frosting

This quick and easy homemade frosting is perfectly spreadable and totally decadent.  Unlike store-bought icing, it has zero artificial colors or flavors and zero high fructose corn syrup.  It is 100% vegan and allergy-friendly too.  I will be using this frosting recipe in an upcoming post for decorating holiday cut-out sugar cookies (vegan and gluten-free of course). This frosting

Gingerbread Spiced Poached Pears

Poached pears make an elegant and effortless dessert that are healthy and always impress guests.  You will only need three ingredients.  The best part?  This recipe can be made a couple days in advance.  Dessert really doesn't get any more simple than this. I gently poached the pears in water infused with gingerbread spice tea to

Soft-Baked Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (vegan + gluten-free + nut-free)

Life is always better with a warm, soft-baked cookie. For me, soft-baked oatmeal raisin cookies are true comfort food.  The warm cinnamon paired with vanilla (and those chewy raisins) have always been the perfect treat in my book.  This version gets it sweetness from maple syrup making it refined sugar-free.  The cookies are kept moist and

Healthy Raw Cookie Dough Energy Balls

This instant, no-bake recipe is freezer friendly making these energy balls perfect for summertime and great for anytime grab-n-go snacks that adults and children both love.  Just mix, form into balls and enjoy!  They actually taste like raw cookie dough (and who doesn’t love that!?) but they are full of whole grains, dietary fiber, healthful fats

Healthy & Creamy Key Lime Pie Popsicles

These creamy, frozen treats make me feel like I'm on a tropical island.  They are bursting with zesty, fresh lime flavor and yet sweet and creamy (did I mention they are creamy??) just like key lime pie should be.  They feature just four ingredients: avocado, lime, non-dairy milk and maple syrup (or agave).  This means

Easy Vegan & Gluten-Free Peach Crisp

Peach crisps are staples at summer barbecues, picnics and parties, making delicious use of in-season fruit. But most recipes are loaded with refined flours and sugars, butter and milk. Paula Deen’s peach cobbler recipe uses an entire stick of butter and two cups of sugar. The nutritional value of the peaches is completely overwhelmed by the high content of

No-Bake Quinoa Energy Bites

This recipe is as easy as it gets.  No baking or cooking required.  Just mix, form into balls and freeze.  Energy bites make the perfect sweet and nutritious snack and are incredibly satisfying.  They are loaded with whole grains, fiber and plant-based protein. Here is a brief video showing you how easy these are to

Vanilla Bean Matcha Popsicles

Adults can have fun too this summer with these creamy green tea pops!  These refreshing and "zenergizing" popsicles are the perfect hot weather treat. They are incredibly creamy from the avocado and full of antioxidants from the matcha powder.  I added in loads of vanilla bean flavor to balance out the matcha flavor (which can sometimes

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