gluten-free · vegan

Vegan, Gluten-Free Banana Bread

With all of the devastation and sadness going on in this world perspective is put into place: The magnitude of day-to-day hiccups diminish and become silly compared to the misery that hundreds of thousands of people are experiencing. Disappointments become less disappointing. Problems become “problems” because you begin to realize that your definition of content… Continue reading Vegan, Gluten-Free Banana Bread

Breakfast · Desserts · gluten-free

Gluten-Free Zucchini Lemon Muffins Topped w/Oatmeal Coconut Crumble

If I didn't have an online shopping problem before I definitely have one now. I bought nine cook books on Amazon in the span of ONE day! I clearly have no self control. I express a lack of self control in many faucets of my life including the indulgment (new word) of sugary treats. These muffins are… Continue reading Gluten-Free Zucchini Lemon Muffins Topped w/Oatmeal Coconut Crumble

Desserts

Gluten-Free Vegan Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes

I'm in a writing rut.  I'm finding it incredibly challenging to write more than two sentences, on any given topic, without deviating to a different, in-commensurable topic. The scientific term for this is "Writing A.D.D." (aka Writing Attention Deficit Disorder). The cause is likely cultivated by a lack of sugar. I've been limiting my sugar intake and I've noticed… Continue reading Gluten-Free Vegan Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes

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Roasted Tomato & Garlic Pasta Topped w/Fresh Mozzarella

I've been eating a LOT of carbs lately.  I can't say that I'm proud of it. Toast with butter and honey for breakfast? Let's make it two. Sandwich for lunch? No, ma'am, I don't want it open faced.  A sandwich with one slice of bread?  Who invented this blasphemous form of modern day torture?  I want the… Continue reading Roasted Tomato & Garlic Pasta Topped w/Fresh Mozzarella

Breakfast

Vegan Cornbread Pancakes w/Roasted Blueberry Syrup

My favorite bookstore resides in Arizona: Changing Hands. It's a charming little boutiquey second hand bookstore loaded with beautiful, intricate trinkets strategically placed to ignite any retail therapy that you may need. The cook book section is sprinkled with unique little kitchen-gadgets and the children's section is dusted with glittery fairy-wear so that little girls… Continue reading Vegan Cornbread Pancakes w/Roasted Blueberry Syrup

Desserts · vegan

Gluten-Free Vegan Strawberry Coconut Cream Tarts

My "end of work day" routine usually entails: a half-ass workout, cooking dinner, eating dinner, showering, and then getting my lazy on (aka the best part of my day). I'm in a totally blissful state at this point. I feel accomplished and, therefore, don't feel one ounce of guilt being lazy. I'll put on a… Continue reading Gluten-Free Vegan Strawberry Coconut Cream Tarts

dinner

Leek & Potato White Wine Stew

  Ingredients: 1 Pack of Extra Firm Tofu 3 tbsp olive oil 3 garlic cloves - minced 1 white onion - chopped 2 leeks - thoroughly washed and chopped 2 zucchinis - chopped 2 potatoes - chopped 1 cup of vegetable broth 1 cup of white wine salt and pepper to taste   Directions: In… Continue reading Leek & Potato White Wine Stew

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Vegetarian Veggie Pasta with Kale

I came home from work today with the FULL intention of getting a legit workout in. Bee-lined it to my workout drawer and walked right past the last piece of dangerously yummy pink frosted chocolate cake on the kitchen counter (see picture below for reference). Changed out of my work clothes and into my workout… Continue reading Vegetarian Veggie Pasta with Kale

dinner

Curry with Cauliflower, Carrots, and Potatoes

My sister left a few days ago and I'm totally bummed out. My parents bought her a plane ticket to Miami so that she could spend her birthday weekend with me. We laughed, we cried, we got on each other’s nerves, we forgot about getting on each other’s nerves, we shopped, we drank, we yoga’d,… Continue reading Curry with Cauliflower, Carrots, and Potatoes

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Vegan Sweet Potato Pancakes

I've been doing an INSANE amount of reflective thinking lately. Not the narcissistic self-reflective type of thinking, no. I'm mostly unintentionally thinking about my past. Childhood memories are popping up with absolutely no warning at all forcing me to compare my past with my present, a simpler time to a more complicated time. What made… Continue reading Vegan Sweet Potato Pancakes