Desserts · gluten-free · vegan

Sweet Potato Brownies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting

It's 5:45 am and I'm revitalizing myself with a SECOND round of coffee.  Please tell me that I'm not the only one who comatose-ly wakes up in the middle of the night to drink water only to have their brain check in mid-gulp to remind them of all the things that they have to do… Continue reading Sweet Potato Brownies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting

Desserts · gluten-free

Ginger Cake with a Lemon Coconut Glaze

This sticky ginger cake is absolutely incredible!  It's like a Christmas gingerbread cookie brought to life in the summer.  Taking a bite of it elucidates memories of past Christmases.  Subtle hints of lemon remind me of summer nights cooled down with sweet iced tea.  The coconut adds a sweet nutty flavor.  The whole thing is… Continue reading Ginger Cake with a Lemon Coconut Glaze

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

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

Breakfast · Desserts

Strawberry Rhubarb Honey Jam

Confession: I'm a recovering grocerholic.  Meaning: I'm learning how to control my grocery shopping addiction.  My former self would buy so many groceries that a few days after buying heaps of glorious, brightly colored, organic produce I would experience large bouts of anxiety due to the reckless abandonment that I was inflicting on my produce. … Continue reading Strawberry Rhubarb Honey Jam

Breakfast · Desserts

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

I love early mornings. Every morning, after my alarm sounds, I sleepily walk to the kitchen and slowly make myself a coffee. I watch the gorgeous glow of the sun gently creep above the horizon. I physically and mentally do nothing other than sip my coffee and day dream as I patiently wait for it… Continue reading Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

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Raw Vegan Chocolate Crunch Bars

Until this morning I didn't know what a mulberry was or what it looked like so when I Googled "Mulberry" to get a visual reference as to what I was going to be looking for in grocery store, I was really surprised to find out what an interesting fruit the Mulberry is!  Apparently, the silkworm… Continue reading Raw Vegan Chocolate Crunch Bars