Desserts · gluten-free · Uncategorized · vegan · vegetarian

Vegan Coconut Key Lime Pie Ice Cream Bars

Dreaming of warm sunny weekends at the beach, fruity smoothies, ice cream in the park, flip flops, and sunset picnics on pineapple printed towels. So, I was inspired these delicious, summery Vegan Coconut Key Lime Pie Ice Cream Bars.  They are so yummy and easy and healthy.  Enjoy 🙂 Crust Ingredients: 1 Cup of Pecans… Continue reading Vegan Coconut Key Lime Pie Ice Cream Bars

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

Beverage · gluten-free · vegan

Citrus Honey Rosemary Cocktail

It's Tuesday and something about today makes me want to be hungover tomorrow (in a totally non-self destructive sort of way 😉 ...).  So I'm starting my night off the right way: with some citrus infused vodka 🙂 Hello summer! Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons of Honey Juice of 4 Large Oranges Juice of 1 Lemon Juice… Continue reading Citrus Honey Rosemary Cocktail

Breakfast · gluten-free · vegan

Cinnamon Pecan Almond Granola

Summer officially starts on June 20, but it's been insanely hot here in Phoenix for almost two months now.  Summer mornings here don't usually elicit cravings for hot foods so cold yogurt mixed fruit and granola is a great way to cool down and fuel for a busy day.  I hope that you enjoy this… Continue reading Cinnamon Pecan Almond Granola

Breakfast · gluten-free · vegan

Banana Pancakes – Vegan & Gluten-Free

My perfect Saturday morning would take place near a beach.  I’d wake up early after sleeping for 9 hours (almost impossible, but we’re talking about ideals here lol).  Go to yoga with a friend.  Shower and make these babies ...what kind of Saturday would it be if pancakes weren't part of the picture?!  Not a… Continue reading Banana Pancakes – Vegan & Gluten-Free

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

dinner · gluten-free · vegetarian

Gluten-Free Zucchini Yellow Tomato Summer Pasta Topped with Basil & Manchego

“May all beings in all worlds be happy and free” has got to be my favorite quote these days.  I love a good quote.  In a fluffy, hypothetical world I would wake up every morning, make myself a coffee, eat a zero-calorie chocolate croissant (a girl can dream), saunter over to my laptop and google-search… Continue reading Gluten-Free Zucchini Yellow Tomato Summer Pasta Topped with Basil & Manchego

dinner · gluten-free · Lunch · Uncategorized

Gluten-Free Fettuccini w/Caramelized Onions, Kale and Goat Cheese

One of my favorite quotes of all time: “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives.  It is the one most adaptable to change.” – Charles Darwin.  Life doesn’t usually go as planned.  The preconceptions we form about what life is going to be like post-high school… Continue reading Gluten-Free Fettuccini w/Caramelized Onions, Kale and Goat Cheese

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