Vegan Black Bean Chocolate Chili with (optional) Tequila

Vegan Black Bean Chocolate Chili

This black bean chili caught my eye when I first bought this book years ago. Since my husband doesn’t eat mushrooms it was never made. When I say that my husband doesn’t like mushrooms what I mean is that he won’t even touch a container from the store. He is very anti-mushrooms. He can not pick out the flavor in food however (even though he thinks he can). Continue reading →

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Almond – Cardamom Cream Chia Pudding with Fresh Fruit

almond-cardamom-cream-chia-puddingI love having breakfast made and ready to go on weekday mornings when we are in a rush. Now that school is back in session it is even more important that I have a quick, healthy and easy breakfast option. My oldest takes forever to eat her breakfast Continue reading →

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Vegan Hatch Chile Cheese

Vegan Hatch Chile Cheese

Sponsored by The Hatch Chile Store

I love hatch chile peppers and enjoy cooking with them so when The hatch chile store asked me to come up with a recipe I was really excited. I have several recipes that I will be posting in the upcoming weeks. I had to share this cheese first. It turned out fantastic and it couldn’t be easier to make. The best part is that it melts! I can not wait to use it on my Black Bean Raspberry Chipotle Dip. I think that it will be a perfect pairing. This cheese is very similar to pepper jack only it is so much better because hatch chile am I right?! Continue reading →

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Samoa Steel Cut Oats

Samoa Steel Cut Oatmeal
I hope that you are not tired of oatmeal yet. After seeing the above picture you are probably wondering if this is dessert or breakfast. It is a healthy version of one of my favorite girl scout cookies only in breakfast form. Continue reading →

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Try the World Box Review + Jabuticaba Caipirinha

Try the World Brazil

I recently had the opportunity to review the Brazil box from a great company called Try the World for 37 cooks. I thought that I would also share the box here with y’all. Head over to 37 cooks for my guava cheese ice cream recipe it is super delicious!

Try the World is a subscription box that you can receive monthly or bimonthly. Every box features artisanal products from a specific country. The box arrives with a handy little card that tells you about the items in your box where they originate and some suggested ways to use the items. Continue reading →

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Baked Vanilla Peaches with Pistachio Crumble

Vanilla Peaches with Pistachio Crumble wih ice cream
Summer desserts in our house normally include ice cream and in season fruits….or s’mores! This dessert is so simple to prepare and it is low sugar so you can have leftovers with breakfast. Continue reading →

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Crispy Polenta Bites + Polenta in the Instant Pot

Crispy Baked Polenta Bites
Polenta takes 5 minutes in the instant pot – five! With no stirring – that’s right no standing over a pot at the stove. This is NOT the way I was raised making polenta. I remember standing at the stove stirring the big pot of polenta with my great-grandmother. With it popping and hot splatters on my skin. Continue reading →

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Sorrel Hummus + Chickpeas in a Pressure Cooker

Sorrel Hummus
I am always trying new recipes. My husband likes to joke that I never make anything twice. I do repeat a lot of my recipes but I also don’t want to be bored in the kitchen or have us bored eating the same item over and over. Continue reading →

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Almond Milk Yogurt in the Instant Pot

Almond Milk Yogurt, Instant Pot
I love having a yogurt and fruit parfait for breakfast. However do not like the price of non dairy yogurt so of course I had to make my own. I was thrilled when my copy of The Homemade Vegan Pantry arrived last summer with an almond milk yogurt recipe. Continue reading →

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Pressure Cooker Cinnamon Wheat Berry Salad

Cinnamon Carrot Wheat Berry Salad
I love having easy salads in my refrigerator during the summer. They are perfect to add to anything grilled or packed up to take on a picnic. I made this salad several times last year and a few times this year already. I really like taking this salad to a potluck or to a friend’s house for dinner. Continue reading →

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