Crispy Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts

An easy oven-baked method for the absolute crispiest Brussels sprouts.  This is a simple and flavorful vegetable side dish that everyone will quickly devour.  The outside is golden brown, caramelized and crispy and the inside is perfectly tender.  With a couple simple tricks, you too can achieve easy crispy maple roasted Brussels sprouts.   These easy crispy maple roasted Brussels sprouts are my go-to vegetable side dish this time of year.  I used to have lukewarm feelings about homemade Brussels sprouts unless I ordered them at restaurants.  Once I learned how to properly season and cook them, it changed everything for

Soft and Chewy Vegan and Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (nut-free + refined sugar-free)

These vegan and gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies are the perfect combination of soft and chewy.  This is a classic cookie recipe made healthier with nutritious ingredients.  The cookies are full of warm and comforting flavors like cinnamon and vanilla that are perfect for this time of year.  I love this easy recipe because the ingredients are simple, no dough chilling is required, the cookies cook quickly, and you don't need any fancy equipment.    This time of year, I love to bake healthy cookies to enjoy as a snack or dessert.  Homemade cookies are just the best and always feel

Vegan Pumpkin Chili

This vegan pumpkin chili is the perfect seasonal one-pot nutritious meal!  It is spicy, slightly sweet, full of flavor and has the most incredible texture - you would never know it is entirely plant-based.  It is loaded with vegetables and plant-based protein to keep you satisfied.  The pumpkin adds creaminess and body to the chili that makes it extra amazing.  This dairy-free, gluten-free and grain-free dish is the ultimate comforting and healthy meal for Halloween dinner. With three young kids, Halloween night is always a bit hectic.  By the time we finish up the work day and get everyone in

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