Vegan and Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Muffins

When you can't decide between pumpkin and chocolate, go for both!  These vegan and gluten-free pumpkin chocolate swirl muffins are so festive and beyond delicious!  Not only are they dairy-free and egg-free but they are also refined sugar-free, soy-free, peanut-free and gluten-free.  I provide a nut-free option as well.     These vegan and gluten-free pumpkin chocolate swirl muffins are incredibly light, fluffy and moist.  Every bite is infused with rich chocolate and fall-spiced pumpkin flavor.  The muffins are so much fun to make, serve and eat!  My kids love them and I'm personally beyond obsessed as well.  They are my favorite

Homemade Vegan Chocolate (Refined Sugar-Free)

A simple 5-ingredient recipe for homemade vegan chocolate that is rich, creamy, decadent and best of all refined-sugar free.  This homemade chocolate recipe is also gluten-free, grain-free, paleo-friendly, dairy-free, hydrogenated oil-free, soy-free and nut-free, making it perfect for all types of dietary needs.  Homemade chocolate is not only easy and allergy-friendly, but it is also perfect for tweaking the flavors to your unique preferences.  With chocolate candy everywhere this month, I have been craving it pretty hard.  So, I started playing around with making homemade vegan chocolate and I've landed on the perfect recipe to share with you all. I

Instant Pot Cauliflower and Chickpea Tikka Masala with Coconut Rice (vegan)

A vegan spin on tikka masala made with tender cauliflower, hearty chickpeas and sweet and creamy coconut milk!  This cozy recipe uses mostly pantry items that you likely have on hand.  It is a ridiculously easy and flavorful meal that comes together quickly.  Everything goes into the Instant Pot and out comes the most incredible sweet, spicy and savory Indian stew-like concoction that is begging to be poured over sweet and creamy coconut rice.   This dairy-free and healthier tikka masala dish is my new weeknight dinner bestie.  When time is short and I want a cozy, filling and nutritious meal

Vegan and Gluten-Free Baked Crispy Cauliflower Poppers

Warm, salty and "breaded" cauliflower poppers are baked to crispy perfection and dipped in a cool and creamy vegan garlic cilantro lime sauce.  Instead of using traditional frying/breading methods, this recipe is oven-baked and uses ground-up pea crisps which provide a bit of plant-based protein in every bite.  You're going to love this veggie-forward appetizer that is gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and nut-free.  These vegan and gluten-free baked crispy cauliflower poppers are healthier than your average appetizer.  I always love a flavorful plant-based recipe that is perfect for serving on game day or at any party.  It always surprises people when

Homemade Chocolate Candy Bars (vegan + gluten-free)

A rich and decadent three-layer homemade dark chocolate candy bar that is dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free and peanut-free.  It starts with a sweet and crumbly cookie layer under a creamy almond butter layer that is topped with rich dark chocolate and flaky sea salt. This no-bake recipe comes together quickly and easily and can be stored in your freezer for whenever a candy bar craving hits. With Halloween candy everywhere already, I've been daydreaming about my ideal candy bar.  It would, of course, have to include dark chocolate.  I also love when candy bars have different layers that provide different flavors

Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Garlic Pasta

A dairy-free take on pumpkin Alfredo that is luscious, full of flavor and the perfect fall comfort food.  The creamy vegan garlic pumpkin sauce comes together quickly in your blender while the pasta cooks.  Then, you pour it overtop your favorite noodle and dinner is done! No heavy cream or butter and yet it is totally luxurious and addictive.   While pumpkin in baked goods is super popular, I love savory recipes that incorporate it in unexpected ways.  It is especially great in here with otherwise a super basic creamy pasta dish.  This Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Garlic Pasta dish is rich

Pressure Cooker Homemade Pumpkin Puree

The easiest homemade pumpkin puree made in your pressure cooker (Instant Pot).  Minimal effort and just the good stuff is needed for this simple and mostly hands-off recipe.  Homemade pumpkin puree is thick, creamy, fluffy and sweet.  It will transform all your pumpkin recipes this fall! Pressure cooker homemade pumpkin puree is actually life changing.  Once you try it you will never go back to canned.  It is completely different than canned in every way.  Canned pumpkin can sometimes have a watery texture and bitter taste, whereas homemade pumpkin puree is thick, creamy and slightly sweet.  The homemade version also

Vegan and Gluten-Free Apple Cake

This vegan and gluten-free apple cake is full of warm cinnamon and sweet apple flavor covered in a deliciously decadent and dramatic glaze.  Made with simple ingredients and methods, this is a cake that anyone can master even though it may look fancy.  The texture is light and fluffy and each bite has the perfect amount of plump baked apple chunks that sweeten the deal.  This is a must-make dessert for fall! Since I can remember, my mom has made apple cake every fall, usually for Rosh Hashanah dinner.  She often gets asked for the recipe and gets amazing compliments

25 Easy Weeknight Gluten-Free and Vegan Dinners

These are some of my favorite gluten-free and vegan dinners of all time! They're all super tasty and easy to get on the table. When everyone is asking what's for dinner and time is short, I have 5 types of simple recipes I turn to:  One-pot meals Salads and bowls Pasta recipes Soups & stews Plant-based powerhouses All these dinner recipes are full of flavor and made for the whole family to enjoy.  Get your meal planners ready - here are 25 of my go-to delicious gluten-free and vegan dinner recipes for this time of the year! 25 Easy Weeknight

September 19th, 2019|Easy Recipes, Entrees, gluten-free, round-up, vegan|

Grain-Free and Vegan Cookie Dough Energy Bites

These vegan & grain-free Cookie Dough Energy Bites are a quick, easy and delicious healthy snack that are filled with tons of drool-worthy cookie dough flavor and texture.  They are dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, peanut-free, gluten-free, plant-based and grain-free.  Best of all, they only require one bowl and a spoon to stir everything together.  No fancy equipment needed!  They also keep really well in the fridge for anytime you need an energy boost (or anytime a cookie dough craving hits!). These are the energy bites of my dreams... I've been making these grain-free and vegan cookie dough energy bites for the

September 16th, 2019