holidays

GROUNDING ROASTED ROOTS WITH HERBED JALAPEÑO YOGURT SAUCE

It’s been a while. We’re all navigating what’s best for ourselves right now and I’m no different. I just needed some time to collect myself and be away from screens and notions of productivity for a bit. I understand and recognize my great privilege in being able to...

My Favorite Vegan Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

My Favorite Vegan Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

I woke up yesterday with a little more lightness in my heart than had been there earlier this week. And when I’m feeling lighthearted, my first instinct is to bake. There are so many things I might have posted on this Easter Sunday. Hot cross buns, which I’ve been...

Savory Vegan Nut Roast

Savory Vegan Nut Roast

This vegan nut roast is the perfect vegan main dish for special occasions! Made with a mix of veggies, mushrooms, nuts and seeds, it’s packed with savory flavor and easy to make. I had intended to share a nut roast recipe with you guys during this past holiday season....

Vegan Cheesy Sweet Potato Pierogi

Vegan Cheesy Sweet Potato Pierogi

Sometimes, you just need a comforting dish, with nostalgic feels to really hit the spot. This batch of vegan cheesy sweet potato pierogi is exactly that! And even better when topped with the optional caramelized onions. I know… Continue Reading Vegan Cheesy Sweet...

Vegan Chocolate Bundt Cake with Chocolate Ganache Glaze

Vegan Chocolate Bundt Cake with Chocolate Ganache Glaze

I didn’t get to posting this delicious vegan chocolate bundt cake with chocolate ganache glaze last week, but I did get around to enjoying it. And I’ve got a few slices left in my freezer as a Valentine’s Day gift to myself 🙂 It’s no secret by now that I have a thing...

Recipe | Chewy Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

I feel like this week is like the movie Groundhog Day for my blog. Because last week I posted recipes involving sweet potatoes and candy canes. And this week? More sweet potatoes and more candy canes. I was going to save this Chewy Chocolate Candy Cane cookies recipe...

Going vegan: Making new food traditions

Traditions are always changing, but when people think about going vegan, food traditions can be a big hang-up. What will replace old favorites? For Iowans, the Iowa State Fair is summer’s last hurrah. With midway rides, art and cooking competitions, and dance...

Moroccan Sweet Potatoes

Moroccan Sweet Potatoes

Photograph ©️ Ashley McLaughlin photography. Holiday lesson #1: Things (often) don’t go to plan. I watch a lot of reruns of The Great British Baking Show, and in many episodes there’s a moment when a baker presents something that’s falling apart, or sinking in the...

Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Silk Pie

Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Silk Pie

Pumpkin, pecan and apple were always staples at Thanksgiving growing up, and I made pumpkin and apple pies before Thanksgiving this year earlier in the season, but this year I decided to make a chocolate hazelnut pie specifically for Thanksgiving.  I was thinking...

Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Lava Cakes

Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Lava Cakes

After a hectic week last week, I decided that I needed to bake something chocolaty.  Brownies or chocolate cake sounded good, maybe with peppermint.  I had seen someone making some peppermint brownies on a morning show I was watching and the combo of chocolate and...

Vegan Dark Chocolate Granola Bark

Vegan Dark Chocolate Granola Bark

I’ve been enjoying my holiday baking this year, but it’s nice to whip up a sweet treat that not only doesn’t involve baking, but also doesn’t involve cleaning my food processor or blender. This recipe for vegan dark chocolate granola bark is so easy, not to mention...

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