Vegan Whole Foods Pumpkin Pie Made Without Tofu

I can remember the first Thanksgiving that I experienced after making the decision to eat a plant-based lifestyle. It was full of questions, mistakes, and tofu-based dishes. Needless to say, I was feeling down that Thanksgiving would never be the same, but years later and a promise to myself that I could veganize all of my favorite dishes without the use of tofu, and I have found my way around the plant-based kitchen using whole foods ingredients. This year I am happy to share with you my vegan pumpkin pie, sans the tofu egg replacement! Pumpkin pie shouldn't be made with tofu, and now it doesn't have to be.

Continue reading

Boost Your Energy This Summer With Mango Strawberry Green Tea Sorbet

It's sooooo hot outside right now, down here in Texas. Unlike the northern states, there is a point in the summer where we like to hide out in our homes because the heat threshold has hit the maximum. We're talking frying an egg on our front porch kind of hot.  That's the point during the summer when I start making all sorts of yummy frozen desserts to cool me off. This summer is no exception.

Continue reading

Vegan Applesauce Spice Cupcakes With Maple Cinnamon Icing

I have a love for apples in deserts. There is no other fruit out there (except maybe coconut) that I find myself wanting in my pies, cakes, and cobblers (also my peanut butter!). Applesauce spice cake is especially good to me because it's so moist, it's like eating a decadent pound cake…without all the pounds!¬†Using apple cider vinegar in this recipe helps bring out even more of the apple flavor, but make sure that it is unfiltered and organic! Continue reading

Happy Birthday With Vegan Vanilla Birthday Cake and Vanilla Buttercream Icing

It was my baby's 3rd birthday yesterday! I can't believe how time flies when you're in love and having a blast! When I was a child, my mother loved to handmake a themed cake for us every year for our birthday. I loved this tradition as a child, and enjoyed getting to pick out my birthday theme. I would marvel at how my mom would turn a cake into something magical, and I vowed to carry that tradition on, with my own son. This year, he asked for a cars cake, and I didn't let him down! Continue reading