Simple Vegan Hot Chocolate

With flurries heading our direction already, it's time for hot chocolate. What took me ages to find online took my husband a whole google search to dig up, but while I wait for some vegan hot chocolate packets to come in the mail I made this quick fix. It's creamy, very chocolatey, and absolutely satisfied [...]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

A couple weeks ago when I went to grab a handful of groceries I found Nestle Simply Delicious chocolate chips that advertise they are free of the "eight major allergens." Allergen-free is double good for me because that also means vegan-friendly. Now that chocolate chips are back on the menu, I have been baking a [...]

Why My Kids Aren’t Vegans

Why My Kids Aren’t Vegans

This has been a question that I've had to answer quite a few times since I went vegan. Are your kids vegan now? And the short answer is no, they're not. But if I think that veganism is a better diet, better for the economy and the environment then why on Earth would I be [...]

Better Butternut Squash Soup

Better Butternut Squash Soup

Okay, listen. It's nothing against people who want just a big bowl of creamy soup, but that's just not a soup to me (unless we're talking tomato). For me, soup has to have pieces of something in it like potatoes, onions, corn, celery, the works. That's why butternut squash soup recipes that I've read in [...]

Vegan Hot Cocoa Cookies

Vegan Hot Cocoa Cookies

Sweet, delicious, chocolate indulgence. Who said vegans can't have cookies? Baking has always been a fun experiment for me. I love to try substituting all kinds of ingredients, playing with different combinations of mix-ins, and obviously recreating old favorites into vegan-friendly deliciousness. Ingredients: 1 cup vegan butter (Earth Balance Organic). 1 cup brown sugar. 1/2 [...]

Vegan Cherry-Peach Cobbler

Vegan Cherry-Peach Cobbler

We're a little bit hooked on cobbler right now. The boys think they're just eating cake, I get to introduce them to new fruits, and we all get dessert. Everybody wins. A lot of this recipe is similar to the Vegan Blueberry Cobbler recipe, but I did a little more than just swapping out fruit. First of [...]

Vegan Blueberry Cobbler

Vegan Blueberry Cobbler

Peach? Blueberry? Cherry? In my opinion, you can't go wrong with a homemade cobbler, especially when there's a little bit more of a cakey top layer than you'd normally find. I'm trying to introduce the little monsters to more fresh fruits (other than just apples and bananas) and blueberries seemed like a decent place to [...]