Category Archives : Dessert


Gluten Free, Vegan Banana Pancake Bread 5

This all natural banana pancake bread is warm banana bread and comforting pancakes all rolled into one. And just so happens to be gluten free, vegan, and no one will ever know there’s not an ounce of butter or a gram of refined sugar. My dad used to carefully craft his pancakes. He would mix […]

Banana Pancake Bread

Vegan Carrot Cake

Carrot Bundt Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting ~ Vegan, GF & Sugar Free 1

My Carrot Bundt Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting is a new and fresh twist on the classic flavors you love. Sweet, creamy and tangy frosting is slathered over spiced, carrot bundt cake that is stuffed with raisins, sunflower seeds and coconut in this easy-to-make recipe (that just so happens to be vegan, gluten free, nut free and refined sugar free). Cream cheese and carrots. […]


Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe with Four-Ingredient Creamy Cocoa Frosting

This semi-homemade Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe with Four Ingredient Creamy Cocoa Frosting is simple enough for even non-bakers (like myself) to make and absolutely scrumptious! This post is for any of my last-minute types out there. If you want to make a dessert but they all sound too complicated, run out to your natural food store […]

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Caramelized Banana Cookie Cake

Caramelized Banana Cookie Cake Recipe 2

My warm Caramelized Banana Cookie Cake is vegan, gluten free, refined sugar and refined oil free ~ perfect for breakfast, snack or dessert when paired with a delicious scoop cashew ice cream. Way back when, in my past life, I made a career choice that may surprise you. After graduating from FSU I attended a career […]


Sweet and Tangy Walnut Cranberry Acorn Squash is full of holiday cheer! 1

This Sweet and Tangy Walnut Cranberry Acorn Squash recipe is full of holiday cheer and is the perfect side dish!  This recipe was born from the boat load of fabulous, organic acorn squash I got with my CSA at KyV Farm. Though they do make a superb Christmas-y centerpiece, I decided to use a few of them […]

Cranberry Walnut Stuffed Acorn Squash

Basic Vegan & Gluten Free Sugar Cookies

Buttery Delicious Vegan and Gluten Free Sugar Cookie Recipe 3

You will love this light and buttery Sugar Cookie Recipe made without butter! They just so happen to be super simple to make, vegan & gluten free. They are cute, yes?  It is the holidays and we all want to spend time with family and want our comfort foods.  After talking with my mother in law […]


Drool-Worthy, No-Bake Passionate Pumpkin Pie ~ Vegan and Gluten Free 1

 Drool-Worthy, No-Bake Passionate Pumpkin Pie ~ Vegan and Gluten Free…..it’s what I’m making for Thanksgiving dinner (along with a chickpea, quinoa loaf with mushrooms and sundried tomatoes.) What are some of your holiday traditions? Do you make the same thing every year or try new dishes? As I was scrambling  yesterday to create a dessert […]

Passionate Pumpkin Pie

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Simply Sophisticated Dessert – Strawberries, Agave and Crystallized Ginger 3

Gently sweet, a little salty and a little spicy. Is your mouth watering yet? Anyone that follows my blog knows that I tend to keep things simple. As soon as I the ingredient list climbs above 7 items I know the likelyhood of people making it goes way down.  We just don’t have the time […]


Coconut Berry Crisp – On The Grill! 1

 It’s gettin’ hot in here. So heat up the grill instead of the oven! (Although feel free to use the oven too – I tried both ways and they both work well.) This was the dessert I made TWICE over the memorial day weekend.  Fruit crumbles and crisps are probably my favorite dessert because they are […]

Coconut Berry Crumble

Gingery Pepita Energy Bars

Gingery Pepita Energy Bars – a little spicy, a little salty and a little sweet and only around 150 calories! 4

Gingery Pepita Bars – a little spicy, a little salty and a little sweet. 100% delicious. These are so satisfying and EASY to make – you’ll never spend money on pre-made bars again.  I’ve been making tons of variations of these with whatever is on sale.  I simply add enough dates, raisins or prunes so that […]