The Vegan Debate + {Cranberry Banana Bread}

It wasn't a philosophical debate about whether to be vegan. No, I had an internal debate over the word "vegan" this weekend. Put it in the blog post title, or no????? Call the recipe "vegan"? I know that some of you may see the word vegan + baking and go running the other way. Please don't!! Just because there's no eggs and no dairy doesn't mean it's weird or doesn't taste good. Actually it's quite the opposite. ... Read more » about The Vegan Debate + {Cranberry Banana Bread}

My Famous {Blueberry Banana Bread} Made Vegan/GF

The most popular recipe on this entire blog continues to be my Greek Yogurt Blueberry Banana Bread.  With over 200,000 views and pins, people can't get enough of this recipe. Soooooo, what if I told you I made something even MORE scrumptious and worthy of your attention? That is exactly what happened. ... Read more » about My Famous {Blueberry Banana Bread} Made Vegan/GF

Middle School Class + {Better Vegan Pumpkin Muffins}

I shared this news on Facebook awhile back, but haven't posted about it on the blog. I am officially teaching a cooking class this fall --- a middle school elective once a week called "Nourishing Snacks." As part of the class, in addition to cooking / recipe creation, they will be learning about food photography, story-writing, and nutrition. ... Read more » about Middle School Class + {Better Vegan Pumpkin Muffins}

Nourishing Fall Favorites + {Pumpkin Pancakes}

Noticing a lot of pumpkin recipes in the blogosphere?  The truth is, I love pumpkin and bought multiple gigantic cans that are three and a half cups of pure pumpkin each!  I used 3/4 cup in Monday's Vegan Pumpkin Muffins, another 3/4 cup in these pancakes, and will have plenty left for white chocolate pumpkin pie bites and more.  That is what I call a stellar week! And I also created a special Pinterest board called "Nourishing Fall Favorites" that includes ... Read more » about Nourishing Fall Favorites + {Pumpkin Pancakes}

GF Vegan Pumpkin Muffins #nodairy #noeggs #nobutter

Truth: I do a lot of baking with greek yogurt and eggs.  Not exactly vegan-friendly! And while I'm not vegan myself, or gluten-free entirely, I love making recipes that are nourishing, simple-to-make, and satisfy what YOU want!  Some of you are allergic to eggs. ... Read more » about GF Vegan Pumpkin Muffins #nodairy #noeggs #nobutter

Noosa Giveaway + #glutenfree {Blueberry Muffins}

Can I just tell you that we are REALLY enjoying mountain living this summer? I know, I know...the winters are worse; but in a way they weren't. The roads were better maintained, the traffic was less dense, and my schedule was more flexible on those really snowy days. Anyways, who wants to think about or much less talk about winter right now?!?! Not me! Summer is winding down with the start of school tomorrow, but the weather is still amazingly warm. ... Read more » about Noosa Giveaway + #glutenfree {Blueberry Muffins}

Gluten-free Spice Muffins w/Dark Chocolate Streusel

Let's start with this...I am not gluten-free. I have never been gluten-free.  I don't intend to become gluten-free. I honestly didn't know much about gluten-free and was afraid to post about it for fear that I would claim some recipe was gluten-free when it was not. But really, it's not that scary. And from the sounds of it, from the answers/responses I received on my Facebook page, many of you would appreciate and like to see some gluten-free recipes here on my blog-- either for yourself or your family members ... Read more » about Gluten-free Spice Muffins w/Dark Chocolate Streusel

Nourishing Add-ins + {Pomegranate Oatmeal Bake}

With only one #ecookbook recipe left to cook, I have started in on the graphic design and "extras" that will be included. What kind of extras? Well, I just put together a 2 page spread detailing my top 6 baking essentials to keep stocked in your pantry --- and I LOVE how it turned out!!! The photography, the descriptions, the fonts... I know, I am a total geek!! ... Read more » about Nourishing Add-ins + {Pomegranate Oatmeal Bake}