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Maple Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet potato casserole with an oat, pecan and cranberries topping and naturally sweetened with maple syrup. Gluten-free, no refined sugar added! This sweet potato casserole was almost a no-go. Since American Thanksgiving is coming up, I wanted to test out some healthier versions of traditional sides. My first attempt was a big pile of mush …

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Carrot Cake Energy Bites

Plant based carrot cake energy bites, vegan and gluten-free. It’s a quick and easy no-bake snack that’s healthy but still tastes like dessert, ready in 10 minutes! Recipe video at the end of post! Have you ever tried full-body cryotherapy? It’s basically a machine that freezes you for 3 minutes. Seriously. Tony Robbins swears by it …

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Hot Cross Buns with Dark Chocolate

Hot Cross Buns with added dark chocolate pieces, dried cherries, and/or raisins. Traditionally eaten on Good Friday before Easter, these spiced sweet rolls will be a holiday hit. Hot cross buns ALMOST ended up permanently on my Failed list. Logically, I don’t know how I messed it up the first time. No matter what, you’d think …

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Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

Fruit salsa made from apples, oranges, kiwis and strawberries and tortilla chips baked with cinnamon sugar for dipping. Colorful party appetizer or healthy dessert! Vegan. Where are my fruit lovers? This recipe is a hit for parties or summer gatherings. Plus it takes minimal effort to throw together. Those cinnamon chips? I’ll tell you how …

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Overnight French Toast Casserole

Overnight French Toast Casserole with cinnamon, vanilla and a secret ingredient. As healthy as french toast can be while still being an easy and delicious breakfast to feed a crowd. “Overnight breakfasts” have been a popular thing for a while now. I’m not sure why it’s taken me this long to jump on the bandwagon …

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Vegan Whipped Cream (Coconut Cream), 4 flavors

How to make vegan whipped cream made from coconut cream. Plus 4 flavors to try: chocolate, vanilla, peanut butter and cinnamon! Vegan whipped cream, or whipped cream made from coconut milk/cream is not a new concept. But I was playing around with some different flavors and thought it would be good to share. To make …

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Coconut Oil Blueberry Crisp Crumble

Blueberry crisp crumble with an oat and coconut oil topping. Healthy and fruity dessert that’s gluten-free and vegan with no added refined sugar! Two things I have an obsession with lately – blueberries and coconut oil. So I’m only surprised this recipe didn’t happen sooner. I didn’t know whether to call this a “crisp,” “cobbler,” or …

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Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pomegranate Seeds

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pomegranate Seeds. Sweet from cinnamon and vanilla, and slightly tangy from the seeds, these cookies are addicting! There are certain food items I buy whenever I see them, even if they aren’t on my list and I have no plan for them. Pomegranate seeds are one of those items, because I …

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Apple matchsticks

Spicy and sweet and weirdly addicting – I call them apple matchsticks! Welcome to the second installment for my week of simple apple recipes! I call these apple matchsticks. These sort of happened by accident. Originally these were going to be matchstick fries. So even though these aren’t matchstick fries, I feel like matchsticks is still an …

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