Fudgy Vegan Peanut Butter Buckwheat Sweet Potato Brownies

I hate to admit this, but I was having a vegan + gluten-free baking dry spell. It happens. My baking experiments the past few weeks have not been meeting my expectations. So I entered into today's 'sweet potato brownie' baking experiment with a bit of hesitation. I needed a win. That, and chocolate.

Then in swooped these brownies. Thank goodness!

These Vegan Peanut Butter Buckwheat Sweet Potato Brownies are everything I was craving. Fudgy and rich, yet fluffy and slightly cake-y. It's all here: the peanut butter crumbling on top and around the edges, the fudgy insides, dense with chocolate and coconut oil. So much YES in each bite. These are not too sweet, but also a perfectly decadent treat, with a healthy side.

True story: these just may be my fave brownie recipe yet. But I am not terribly surprised by that, I mean the whole 'sweet potato brownie' thing is pretty perfect. Sweet potatoes can do no wrong in my book! They keep your brownies egg-free, while adding some serious texture and fudginess AND natural sweetness. Boom. Brownie heaven awaits you!..


Vegan Dijon "Chickn" Sandwich with Cheese and Avocado

Today I am sharing a fan fave recipe, and when I say 'fan' I actually mean, husband. This Vegan Dijon Chickn Sandwich with Cheese and Avocado has loads of "classic food memories" appeal, all mixed into a totally vegan and even gluten-free recipe.

And this sandwich can be whipped up in just about fifteen minutes. So technically, maybe this is fast food.

Get the recipe..


The Perfect Blend Cookbook by Tess Masters

I am really happy to be sharing this stunning book by my friend Tess! The Perfect Blend by Tess Masters is a cookbook that everyone with a blender should own. And though it is a "blender" book, this book gives you so much more than soup and smoothie recipes. From salad dressings and dreamy sauces to decadent desserts, spreads, dips and the best part: complete meal solutions (salads, casseroles, stews, dinner ideas, breakfasts, snacks..) and more. This book is packed with wellness, deliciousness and inspiration.

Read my five fave things about this book! Plus, a recipe..

Today I am sharing Tess's recipe for French Toast with Caramelized Bananas because I am totally making this for my husband tomorrow morning for Valentine's Day!..


Vegan Cookies + Cream Cashew Ice Cream

This Vegan Cookies & Cream Cashew-Based Ice Cream is one of the best desserts I have ever made. Cookies and Cream has always been a favorite flavor of mine when it comes to ice cream, but I really could never find a perfectly amazing vegan version at the store. They are good, don't get me wrong, but they lacked some richness or they were too sweet or the creaminess just wasn't there. But this stuff is gold. And I have sweetened it with cookie alone! Meaning no added sugar, just the sugar in the cookies.

Plus, the best part is you get so much cashew goodness in each bite that you *almost* feel like this treat is good for you! Almost.

Scoop a bowl of this rich and super fluffy amazing ice cream!..


Vegan Nachos (You Want These.)

Ok, so the Super Bowl was last weekend. But I am still posting this recipe for all your future nacho-needing events. These best ever Vegan Nachos were perfect for snacking on while watching the game ... commercials ... or Gaga being amazing. More on Gaga in this post. But nachos are a good idea for just about any TV watching event, so I'm posting them 'post-super-bowl' anyways. I mean these could very well be Oscars party nachos, so red carpet ready guys.

These nachos were SO good! Like "omg-why-don't-I-make-nachos-more-often??" good. And the funny thing about nachos is that if you pile on the veggies, in a strange way they are actually pretty healthy! I mean if you curb your chip munching appetite and focus on those veggies. Plus, DIY the 'sour cream' with cashew cream. My trick is to limit my chips and pile on the excess toppings. When crafting your nacho platter, aim for more toppings, less chips and you are good to go.

So the next time you crave a super satisfying, sharable snack, make these!

The best vegan nachos are waiting for you..