Unicorn Poached Pears

A dye-free, nutrient-packed dessert that's delicious and healthy. These pears are poached in water with superfood powders and maple syrup for a naturally sweetened, naturally colored, fun sweet treat for the whole family! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Suncore Foods. The opinions and text are all mine. The Suncore product mentioned in this post was sent to me as a gift to use in this recipe, thank you so much!  We're heading into pear season y'all!!! And although we most likely eat them all year 'round, they are typically known to be a fall and winter fruit. These Unicorn Poached Pears say "hello fall" without saying "goodbye summer". You see, my artsy fartsy side loves all things vibrant, and duh, that includes my

Rainbow Apple Galette

A low-sugar, "lazy-man's" dessert that features sliced Granny Smith apples colored with superfood powders then baked in a delicious gluten-free, vegan pie crust for a perfect fall (or any-time-of-year) dessert! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Suncore Foods. The opinions and text are all mine. The Suncore product mentioned in this post was sent to me as a gift to use in this recipe, thank you so much!  Ahhh the galette, the I'm-not-a-great-baker-but-I-love-bakery's dream dessert, which is totally me by the way. I'm learning as I keep pushing myself, but don't let this gorgeous dessert fool you. The food is totally doing all the impressive work here. Despite how complicated this may look, I assure you it's rather quite

Going Vegan: Reasons To Make Vegan Foods Part Of Your Life

The vegan life is one that is gradually becoming more popular over time, and for numerous reasons, ranging from benefits on our health, to helping our enviornment. Before making a decision to cross over to the vegan lifestyle, it would be very wise to have your facts on it so you can fully and truly adopt the lifestyle effortlessly. Now, while I create vegan recipes, I don't claim to be 100% vegan. I still eat seafood and eggs on occassion (rare, but I do) and I do consume honey. While this article is meant to help educate you on the vegan lifestyle, I try not to put hard labels on my diet because in the end, mental health matters too. I will however say that if we all adopted a more vegan lifestyle, I believe we can experience benefits both from an individual

Shiitake Kale and Plum Sushi

A savory plant-based sushi recipe combines marinated shiitake mushrooms with sautéed kale and slices of plum for a hint of sweetness then dipped in a homemade plum dipping sauce! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nature's Greens. The opinions and text are all mine. The product mentioned in this post was sent to me as a gift to use in this recipe, thank you so much!  My sushi consumption lately has been through the roof, and I'm diggin' it y'all! Contrary to how it looks, sushi is actually a very easy meal to make. My two-and-a-half year old son even loves it (go figure), so that makes it an extra easy dinner decision, at least to satisfy the fleeting toddler's tastebuds. I find the sushi combinations to be endless- even as you step

Banana Beet Nice Cream Sundaes

A creamy, delicious frozen treat made with frozen bananas, beet powder, oat milk, plant protein powder, maple syrup and vanilla topped with with sprinkles, chocolate and cookie dough bites! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Love Beets. The opinions and text are all mine. The product mentioned in this post was sent to me as a gift to use in this recipe, thank you so much!  Where in the world did summer go? I don’t know if time is speeding up and we just don’t realize it or if my life is just that chaotic right now. If you’re a fellow parent, you probably feel me. Phew. Let’s take a minute to just breathe……… (gets interrupted by child screaming for a snack, haha) School is back in session (yay!) and this is a first

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

A delicious and healthy seven ingredient, ten minute chocolate chip cookie dough that is vegan, gluten-free, naturally sweetened, safe to eat raw, and made from chickpeas! I remember years back I tried cookie dough made from chickpeas and I was definitely underwhelmed. I'm not sure if I just didn't try a great recipe, or if my taste buds have drastically changed since then, or maybe my love for chickpeas has just grown that much. Perhaps all the above. I thought it was about time to revisit this splendid idea of making edible raw cookie dough from my favorite legume.

Red Curry Vegetable Mei Fun

A delicious gluten-free, vegan Chinese meal made with vegetables and Mei Fun brown rice noodles in a creamy red curry sauce! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Suncore Foods. The opinions and text are all mine. The Suncore product mentioned in this post was sent to me as a gift to use in this recipe, thank you so much!  I continue to come back to Asian cuisine, why?! Well for many reasons: it's different, it's delicious, it's loaded with amazing ingredients that I might not otherwise use, it's healthy, it's easy, it lends itself to be readily adaptable to gluten-free and vegan cooking... and the list goes on. So when I was deciding on what recipe to create I went back and forth with a few different ideas. Should I make a

Kale + Baby Portabella Grilled “Cheese” with Bourbon Pear Jam

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nature's Greens. The opinions and text are all mine. The product mentioned in this post was sent to me as a gift to use in this recipe, thank you so much!   Y'all, I've never met a grilled cheese I didn't like. I think that saying goes for cookies, but I'm totally stealing it for grilled cheese. Such a simple meal to make, yet still holds so much popularity. This Kale + Baby Portabella Grilled "Cheese" with Bourbon Pear Jam is not your average college grilled cheese. It's like the king of all grilled cheeses- I mean, we're talking high class here, people.