Showing posts with label fall. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fall. Show all posts

Curried Coconut Cauliflower Soup with warming spices.

This Curried Coconut Cauliflower Soup is a delicious and easy-to-make soup that is warming and soothing for fall.


Ginger-Maple Fall Spiced Tofu and Apple Cubes + Giveaway

These Ginger-Maple Fall Spiced Tofu and Apple Cubes are perfect for a fall entree or healthy snack that is savory-sweet and rich in plant-based protein. Ginger, cinnamon, maple and apple sweeteness coat each perky cube. And guys, if you are not a fan of tofu like me, you can easily substitute in cubed tempeh or some chickpeas or even a cooked grain like farro or rice! Or even veggies like diced butternut squash, cauliflower florets or mushrooms. These savory-sweet fall spices are just the thing to perk up a wide variety of saute-able foods. The diced apple adds a perfect baked-apple sweetness to just about any savory ingredient you want to saute. Plus, this post contains some inspiring goodies from one of my favorite brands, Natural Life. And a $75+ giveaway of Natural Life goodies!..


Orange-Spice Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Waffles. Freezer-Friendly!

These fluffy yet hearty Orange-Spice Pumpkin Waffles are perfect for a cozy-healthy-happy autumn morning breakfast or brunch. They are gluten-free, made using an oat flour and seed base, with simple ingredients and a hint of orange spice to give them fall flair. And the best part? You can make a BIG batch of these waffles ahead of time (double the recipe I have provided) - simply freeze them. They re-heat like a dream. I literally popped mine in a standard toaster! I just did 1/2 waffle at a time. An oven works too.

There is something kid-approved and cozy, yet sophisticated and lovely about a waffle breakfast. I think it is all those nooks and crannies, don't you? Pumpkin lovers, dive in... (Plus some life updates as always!)


Cozy Pecan Pie Oatmeal Cookies. Gluten Free. No Sugar Added.

These warm and fluffy Pecan Pie Oatmeal Cookies are rustic on the outside, dreamy on the inside. They are filled with goodness yet taste like dessert. Perfect pairing with a warm fall mug!


Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte VIDEO + 9 PSL Tips

Skip the line at Starbucks by making a PSL at home! And this vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte is made using real pumpkin, warming spices, cozy maple syrup and non-dairy milk. Watch me whip up this seasonal latte in my latest YouTube video + get my PSL tips!..


Fall Oatmeal Power Bowl. Apple Spice, Chia & Pumpkin Seeds.

One of my favorite fall rituals is having a steel cut oatmeal kind of morning. Nothing fuels a drowsy AM better than some warming comfort food in the form of fresh fruit, healthy seeds, creamy almond milk and rustic oats, warm and steamy from my stovetop. This fall power bowl of oats is a healthy breakfast to get you started with a warm, happy, glow-y smile. Get the recipe and find out what two recipes I would pair this bowl with! Plus my latest fall TV obsession. Hint: red apples..


True Food Kitchen Sweet Potato Hash: My Copycat Recipe

My favorite season is just about approaching! No, not "fall" so to speak. But rather, pumpkin and sweet potato season! Every day and every which way I will be craving those golden delicious flavors. So it always helps to have new ways to prepare my fave pumpkin and sweet potato ingredients.

Today's recipe serves up crispy golden cubes of sweet potatoes in a simple sweet potato hash that is a copycat recipe from a favorite dining spot: TruE Food Kitchen!..


Creamy Cashew Butternut Pasta. Easy Fall Entree. #ComfortFood

Here it is. My go-to pasta for fall. My Creamy Cashew Butternut Pasta combines fall flavors to make you swoon. Roasted butternut squash with a hint of coconut oil, cinnamon and pink salt. Creamy cashews that blend into a whipped "Alfredo Sauce" like consistency. And some spelt penne pasta. This rich and comforting pasta bowl is super easy to make. Just get prepped by soaking some raw cashews and roasting a butternut squash and dinner is almost done! Add a salad or a side of roast veggies to complete your vegan feast. Get my recipe!..


Hot Pumpkin Mug. Sip Some Cozy.

Why does chocolate get to have all the hot beverage fun come fall and winter?

Pure Chocolate. Hot cocoa, aka hot chocolate, is a classic, beloved warm beverage that celebrates one thing: chocolate. No espresso added. No tea or fancy main ingredient additions, just chocolate. Hot chocolate. Chocolate melting in a creamy white base. No water, no fancy syrups, just chocolate. Sometimes a few marshmallows and whip to accent.

Pure Pumpkin. So I'm letting pumpkin have a bit of this pure beverage action and taking away the tea and espresso additions that you usually find in "pumpkin lattes" for a flavor that is pure pumpkin bliss. A few warming spiced accents like cinnamon, ginger, vanilla and maple in there too.

Hot Pumpkin Mug. This sip is perfect for caffeine sensitive folks and kids too! You can totally curl up under a soft blankie around bedtime and sip this cozy mug to help you wash away a busy day. No worrying about caffeine jitters or insomnia. Cozy, creamy pumpkin will settle your nerves and calm your senses. Grab a can of pumpkin and give hot cocoa a run for its money!


Orange-Spiced Pumpkin Hummus. (Pump-ummus)

I don't know what happened. Last week I was in full-out denial that fall was party-crashing my beloved glossy-yellow-sunshine-filled, blue-sky-topped, smoothies-everyday, bliss-bonanza summertime season. And this week I went through three cans of pumpkin, finished off my lingering jar of cinnamon, and started to get anxious when I realized I was running low on maple syrup. All while still cranking up the AC during the day since, for example, today's Los Angeles high was 81 degrees. Pumpkins first, sweaters, scarves and Halloween decorations second I guess.

Pumpkin Hummus.
But despite my seasonal-transition-confusion, I have nothing but swoony love for THIS recipe. It has me craving autumn strolls through golden and crimson leafy-speckled paths. Halloween decorations. Movie nights in. Golden twinkling candlelight (I use those fake-out candles on auto-timer .. ah technology!) And healthy snacking afternoons with bronzed bowls filled to the brim with this creamy-delicious Pumpkin Hummus. I've been calling it Pump-ummus. Kinda sounds like pump-a-moose, so that's kinda silly I know. Get my recipe + a bonus recipe for warm, savory-baked pumpkin cashew cheese..


Cozy Harvest Risotto. Butternut Squash. Sage. Almonds.

This Cozy Harvest Risotto starts with creamy arborio rice, cooked to risotto perfection, slow-simmered on a stove-top while stirring gently. Then I add in a colorful array of harvest veggies including butternut squash cubes, celery and onions. Accents of sage and thyme. I also fold in some crunchy sliced almonds to complete the plate. A splash of warmed non-dairy milk or creamer over top if desired. For an elegant (surprisingly easy) meal night at home, try this recipe!..


Roasted Vegetable Soup. BBQ Beans. Cozy Fall Meal.

This super-comforting Roasted Vegetable Soup has a warm, slightly spicy, fire-roasted tomato broth, with accents of black pepper, bay leaf and celery. The roasted veggies are a colorful array of cubed mushrooms, zucchini, red bell pepper and sweet onion. Accents of fresh rosemary and roasted garlic. Slender slices of roasted sweet potato accent each bowl. This stew contains some unique ingredients too, like golden raisins and kalamata olives.

I paired this soup with some BBQ snow cap heirloom beans. Soaked, boiled and then roasted until tender with seasonings in the oven.

If you are craving some steamy warmth to fold your head over, spoon in hand, grab this recipe and get roasting..! Plus check out my studio vs. natural lighting photo session..


Vaute Couture Coat Giveaway!

If you are a fan of vegan fashion I'm sure you have heard of Vaute Couture, the super inspiring, beautifully designed, cruelty-free, 100% vegan fashion line created by the talented, effervescent, lovely designer Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart. You can read more about Leanne in my Veggie Girl Power interview from last fall.

Fall Fashion. It is so easy to satisfy your craving for fall fashion (and stay cruelty-free) thanks to Vaute. Warm fall coats, adorable tees, tanks, hats and more are all available from the Vaute Couture online shop - and their flagship fashion boutique in Brooklyn. And this month, Leanne is doing a west coast tour! (details ahead)

GIVEAWAY. One WINGS coat is up for grabs guys! This is a quickie - giveaway entry period closes 11/9/12.

Tour dates/details and this amazing Vaute Couture WINGS Coat Giveaway ahead..


Walnut Pumpkin Pie. No-Bake.

You guys know I've posted more than a few vegan pumpkin pie recipes over the years. (Some of my favorites in here.. 25 Favorite Pumpkin Recipes.)

So really, did I need another pumpkin pie recipe?

Yes. Oh yes.

Walnut Pumpkin Pie, walnut crust, soy whip swirl on top - tastes as cozy-delicious as it sounds..


Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal with Pumpkin Cream. Vegan. Omega-3 Boosted!

This is the Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal of my fall breakfast dreams. Why? Because it is all about that creamy pumpkin. The "oats" hide beneath a velvety blanket of golden, spiced, pumpkin cream on top.(You can make this recipe #26!)

This recipe starts with a steamy, hot bowl of stove top simmered steel cut oats. Then I fold in a few gem ingredients like crunchy nuts, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spices, flax seeds, soymilk and a hint of pumpkin puree that melts slowly into the hot mixture. Then over top of this seemingly ordinary bowl of oats, I pour my secret ingredient: silky, sweet, smooth, buttery pumpkin cream.

This is my take on Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal for fall. And it is also my favorite new way to boost my diet with healthy omega-3 fatty acids! Dive into this..


My 25 Best Vegan Pumpkin Recipes

I rarely do round-up posts, but with "pumpkin" I just couldn't resist..

Over the years I have posted quite a few pumpkin-infused vegan recipes. From pumpkin cinnamon buns, pumpkin fritters and multiple versions of vegan pumpkin pie. So today, I really wanted to look back and share my 25 favorite vegan pumpkin recipes with you.

These recipe posts are both recent and very vintage. Savory and sweet. A few that are super healthy - and plenty that are quite decadent and sweet. There is something for everyone on this list - so if you have a can of pumpkin sitting in your kitchen pantry, give this list a look and hopefully find some inspiration!


Crispy Tofu Sandwich with Sweet Potato-Pumpkin Spread.

Today I'm sharing a delicious recipe with a few easy ideas to infuse some warm fall flavor into your sandwiches.

Fall Sandwich. Warm golden pumpkin and sweet potato spread coats toasted bread (or a crusty roll) - layered with thickly sliced, crispy tofu and fresh veggie sandwich toppings like sweet onion, juicy red tomato and vibrant mache lettuce. Optional accents of chipotle or sage. Check out my recipe for this Crispy Tofu Sandwich with Sweet Potato Pumpkin Spread...


Cheezy Loaded Potato Broccoli Soup: Healthy Makeover Recipe

This Cheezy Loaded Potato Broccoli Soup is a wellness-inspired bowl to feel good about. Normally a 'loaded potato soup' is super rich and calorie-laden. But this flavorful spin is light and energizing - creamy and cozy - with bold pops of cheezy flavor - bright colors.

Broccoli. Potato. Vegan Cheese. Peppery spices + sassy, smoky toppings.

This "Healthy (Delicious) Makeover" recipe is one of many that you will see popping up on my blog as we sink into the (oh so deliciously indulgent) holiday food season.

Two parts to this post: 1 - the recipe. 2 - my fall wellness mission (And I hope you will join me!)..


Golden Trio Chipotle Fall Soup. Crispy Tofu.

This Golden Trio Chipotle Soup combines three of my favorites: butternut squash, pumpkin and roasted sweet potato. Then I blend in spicy notes of chipotle powder, cinnamon and a hint of nutmeg and black pepper. Some garlic too - but just a touch. To diffuse the spiciness, I add some creamy non-dairy milk and an optional splash of coconut. On top, a dusting of spices and dainty pinch of chopped flat leaf parsley.

And some amazing little golden cubes of tofu too. "Soup Croutons" - I call them.

The result is a thick, yet light and silky blend of fall flavors and smoldering chipotle heat. This cozy golden bowl will warm you up and slow you down...


Pumpkin Cookies. Chocolate. Oats.

These Vegan Pumpkin Cookies remind me of fall. Kind of rough around the edges, hazy golden-orange color, cozy, rustic and infused with loads of pumpkin personality - plus a few surprises. Those surprises in these bumpy, blissful cookies include nutty pecans, rolled oats and vegan dark chocolate chips. Give your usual favorite cookie craving a fall makeover by adding in pumpkin!..



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