Coconut Mint Ice Cream – Made possible by CocoGapor Coconut Tool Kit!


Y’all, it is sunny and hot here in Florida, and my favorite time of year is upon us! I am a sucker for the hot, hot sun and the beaches, BBQ’s and ice cold treats that come with it. I’ve already reorganized my dresser, with shorts and tank tops taking over the prime locations, brushed off my sandals, and put away the jeans. I mean – pants of any kind are over rated, so I am super pumped to be back to shorts weather! With shorts weather comes ice cream. This ice cream was only made possible by the – and I am excited to share an exclusive SOulFresh promo code with YOU, so that you can save $2 off your own !

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Raspberry Chia Thumbprint Cookies – GF & Vegan

Raspberry Chia Thumbprint Cookies

My goodness, things have been a little hectic around here lately! My husband and I spent Valentine’s Day down in Channelside – Tampa, and then I served jury duty throughout the week, and this past weekend we finally built my dream shelves! So I apologize that it has been quite some time since I have had the opportunity to sit down and write a post….but I promise these cookies will help make up for it!

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Beans, beans, they’re good for your heart – the more you eat them the more you…well, you get it. Beans are damned good for you. And these brownies are made from beans. So technically, these brownies are good for you. Try telling your mom that and let me know how far you get, but you can rest assured that compared to that chocolate powder in a box, or bowl full of eggs and chocolate – YES these brownies are the better option for you! Plus…it is insanely fun to feed them to unsuspecting people who have no idea they are made from beans. It was so hard to sit and watch in anticipation as they mumbled through mouth fulls of chocolately beans things like “Oh my God” “This is amazing” “Are there more?” – while I waited to yell “They’re made from beans!!” I might have scared them. I am sure I did. But one thing I know – they are bean-ievers forever. (Beans…Believers…Bieber…too much of a stretch?)

Raspberry Chia Crumble – Vegan and Gluten Free Dessert

I have fallen in love. Raspberry Chia Seed Jam is my everything. Once I made the first batch of deliciousness, I quickly started to look for every recipe I could find that I could make around it. I have a weak spot for all things crumble – apple crisp, peach cobble…heck…I would even take that strange premade “breakfast” cake if it had some crumble in it. Thank goodness that this recipe came into my life to save me from the ordinary…

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Top 5 Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipes – Just in time for Chocolate Cake Day!

Christmas. Thanksgiving. My Birthday. Chocolate Cake Day. Just a couple of my favorite holidays! Here’s a quick round up of my Top 5 Chocolate Cake Recipes – Just in time to celebrate Chocolate Cake Day! [Read more…]

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting – YES, it’s vegan and delicious!

Things have been CRAZY. Crazy good – but crazy. When I started this blog, it was more for myself – to keep track of recipes I enjoyed making and to share them with anyone who may be interested. Of course, I work full time, I take classes part time, I do photography as a hobby and above all I am a mom to 3 and wife and all of that great stuff. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to explore my hobbies – but over the last couple of weeks I have just been so busy with everything else that balancing all of it was just not going to happen. So yes, it has been a minute – but I am BACK. With Carrot Cake.

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The Best Vegan Chocolate Cake – like ever.

I thought I was going a little chocolate overboard lately, so last week I had decided to make the Apple Spice Muffins with Vanilla Maple Icing . After doing a grocery store run, I came home and gathered everything to make the muffins. Right on cue – Elyza came downstairs and said “Please tell me you are making something chocolately today – I really need it”. And just like that, I knew I was going to be making 2 desserts. I mean, when your teenage daughter asks for chocolate – you oblige.

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Creamy Dreamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Creamy Dreamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

So this happened. I am not even going to bore you with what is happening in my life right now, because – well….cake. Not just cake. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake…that’s vegan. And the best thing I have ever tasted, like ever. In fact, I am wishing that I had another piece right now, that I could stuff in my face…it is THAT good!

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The Perfect Banana Nut Muffin (That happens to be vegan!)

This recipe has been a long time coming. My kids love banana bread and banana muffins – and amazingly this is just one of very few items that all 3 kids like the same. I have had a go to recipe for years, that is fail safe and produces the perfect muffin, moist with the perfect texture and banana flavor. It also happens to not be a vegan recipe, so I have spent some time experimenting to get to what I can very boldly describe to you as THE Perfect Banana (Nuts Optional) Muffin that IS vegan.

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Creamy Crunchy Chocolate Torte

How is it possible to have a creamy AND crunchy dish you ask? With a crust made from crispy chopped pecans, sweetened with cacao and maple syrup, and a topping made from creamy avocado – hidden among more cacao sweetened with maple syrup – you can’t go wrong. I love this dessert. Like love love. And again – the secret ingredient happens to be avocados…and you would never guess if I didn’t just tell you!

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