Allergen-free Holiday Tradition

Gluten-free, allergen-free, vegan cookies Last week Chris shared her vegan holiday tradition, so I wanted to share mine too. When Mauro and I bought our house, I thought it would be nice to give our closest neighbors some yummy baked goods for the holidays. Throughout the years we’ve exchanged everything from pies, cakes and bread to chocolate and cookies. And so it became a tradition. In all these years neighbors have moved, some bonds have become weaker and others stronger,... Read More

My vegan holiday tradition

Holidays usually come with family traditions. One of my family traditions is baking cookies. I can remember being at my grandmother’s house up in the Poconos and waiting impatiently for a taste of her homemade sugar cookies, rolled out to perfection and molded into shapes with her old, metal cutters. Those were my absolute favorite cookies for many, many years until I started baking on my own. My mom isn’t a baker, so we never had home-baked cookies at our house unless Grandma... Read More

Vegan Pão de Mel – Brazilian Honee Cake

Pão de mel is a Brazilian treat that makes my mouth water just from hearing the words being uttered. They were one of my biggest downfalls when I lived in Brazil and every time I went back to visit. They are mildly spiced with cinnamon, ground cloves, nutmeg and the sweet gooeyness of honey, baked into a scrumptious cake, cut into squares, then cut in half and filled with doce de leite, and finally dipped into a vat of melted chocolate. The combination of crispy chocolate crust,... Read More

Honee Granola Bars

I was really excited to get the opportunity to try a recipe with some Bee-Free Honee. Lydia and I decided to split it and each come up with a recipe that would normally use traditional honey, substituting it with this new product. I decided to make some granola bars, which are really simple and take less than an hour, from prep time to clean up. I also wanted to make something portable that I could share with some friends at work. These went over quite well. I added almonds and... Read More

Vegan Zucchini, Basil, “Cheese” Muffins

Looking for yet another way to use up some extra zucchini or basil? These tasty bits should do the trick. I prefer something savory as a snack or for breakfast and they certainly hit the spot last, this morning, and possibly many more times today. They’re so irresistibly yummy Mauro and I just can’t stop noshing on these buggers. I doubled the recipe when I made them last night and got 6 cupcake sized muffins and 2 loaves. I froze one of the loaves for future noshing... Read More

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes - Absolutely delicious! These vegan chocolate cupcakes are as moist and delicious as their non-vegan counterparts, and even better, they’re so easy to make. Watch our video and whip a batch or two. This recipe makes about 12 cupcakes. It may also be doubled for a cake. Ingredients 1 c. nondairy milk 1 t. apple cider vinegar 3/4 c. granulated sugar 1/3  c. canola oil 1 1/2 t. vanilla extract 1 c. all-purpose flour 1/3 c. cocoa powder (regular or... Read More

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