Just because you don’t eat eggs or dairy or are vegan does not mean you can not enjoy delicious cheesecake! These chocolate cherry cheesecakes taste just as delicious as regular cheesecake, only they contain no refined sugar or flour, and no animal products. So you can feel good about enjoying them! Although they have a few ingredients, they are fairly simple to make! Now is the perfect time to make them too, since cherries are at their best this time of the year!
Did you know it is easy to make your own ice cream at home? I love making my own, because I can create my own flavors, and pick which ingredients go into it. The recipe I am sharing with you today is coconut milk based, my favorite ice cream base because it makes it nice and creamy and you won’t even miss the dairy! I combine it with cashew butter to give it a cheesecake like flavor, then add in fresh raspberries, vanilla and a touch of maple syrup! It is really delicious, perfect for a hot Summer day!
Popsicles are the perfect thing to cool off with on a hot Summer day! Although you can buy them already made, many of the commercially made ones have refined sugars, flavors and colors so I like to make my own. These blackberry apricot popsicles are not only healthy and filled with nutrients since they contain real fruit, they are easy to make and delicious as well! If you would like to use stevia to taste instead of the maple syrup, that is also another option.
Scones are the perfect thing to make on a weekend morning, they are so delicious while still warm out of the oven! Since strawberries are in season, I love to use them in baked goods like scones this time of the year. You may think that scones are difficult to make, but they are actually quite easy as long as you don’t over-handle the dough. These ones happen to be vegan, so if you are allergic to dairy or eggs, or just choose not to eat them, these are the perfect thing to make! They taste just as delicious as traditional scones too!
Although you can buy chocolates for your Mom on Mother’s Day, it is so much more fun to make them, and Mom will definitely appreciate the effort! Today I am sharing one of my Mom’s favorite recipes, my raspberry almond truffles. They are simple to make, and they happen to be gluten free and vegan as well but you would never guess by tasting them because they taste just as rich and delicious as traditional truffles. These are made with high quality natural ingredients, none of the fake stuff you might find in most commercial candy. If you want to make your Mom a special treat for Mother’s Day, give these a try!
Waffles are the perfect thing to make for Mother’s Day Brunch! So today I am sharing my recipe for Vegan Vanilla Almond Waffles! These are the perfect base for any sort of toppings you might want to pile on, and they are really easy to make! No eggs or dairy required since they are vegan, they contain flax “eggs” and coconut milk instead and taste just as good as traditional waffles. Light and fluffy in the center and crispy on the outside! If you wish to make these gluten free, simply swap Bob’s Red Mill gluten free all purpose baking flour for the whole wheat pastry flour.
Peanut butter filled chocolate eggs were always my favorite Easter candy. So I always make my own at home as an adult. This year I decided to make some almond butter ones as well, since I feel like almond butter is a little more fancy, and you don’t generally find almond butter eggs at the store so they are special. These are perfect for sharing around Easter with your friends and family if you are looking to give out treats! They are pretty easy to make, all you need to do is mix up the filling, shape them, and dip them in melted chocolate. If you are not a fan of almond butter, or are allergic, feel free to use your favorite nut or seed butter for the recipe.
I love making festive green treats around St. Patrick’s Day, so this year I decided to make some vegan shamrock truffles! They have a smooth, rich vanilla mint cream filling, and dark chocolate on the outside. They are really delicious and they happen to be gluten free, dairy free and vegan. Also, these are made with quality ingredients, no artificial colors, that vibrant green comes from a secret ingredient, spinach powder (don’t worry you can’t taste it). These also contain healthier sweeteners than traditional treats, I use Luv sugar free vegan dark chocolate for the coating and a little maple syrup in the filling instead of refined processed sugar. So you can feel good about enjoying them! If you are feeling festive, give these a try for St. Patrick’s Day!
It can be fun to make your own Valentine’s treats at home! One of my favorites is linzer cookies, because I can cut them into heart shapes which is perfect for Valentine’s Day! They are buttery little cookies sandwiched together with jam and they are so delicious! The recipe I am sharing with you today happens to be vegan, because I use coconut oil and avocado oil in place of the butter and they are a little lower glycemic than classic cookies because I use coconut sugar instead of white sugar and fruit sweetened raspberry jam. If you are looking to do edible gifts this year, give these a try!
This is the time of year when everyone is getting into baking Holiday cookies. I myself like to bake several kinds every year. Just because you are trying to eat healthier doesn’t mean that you can’t still enjoy delicious cookies! I make mine mostly gluten free and refined sugar free, and always use quality organic or natural ingredients. One of my favorites is these chocolate dipped almond butter cookies that I am sharing with you today. They are gluten free, vegan and use coconut sugar instead of the usual refined white sugar. Also, the chocolate I dip them in that can be found at Fresh and Natural Foods is sugar free as well! These are so delicious tasting that you will not even notice that they are not traditional Holiday cookies!