Vegan Coconut Milk Chocolate Mushroom Creamsicles

Brainstorming for this week’s recipe, Hilary suggested making vegan ice cream. “With this warmer weather, it’s really got me craving ice cream, but I can’t handle dairy!” Hilary, like many of us, is either unable to handle dairy or simply choosing to avoid it altogether. Jumping on Hilary’s excellent suggestion, I immediately thought of combing…

Easy Peasy Coconut Yogurt

For those of us cutting back on dairy, or eliminating it altogether, switching to “dairy-free” alternatives is often expensive and sometimes disappointing. We have found dairy-free alternatives to be very pricey and often loaded with various thickening ingredients and chemicals we would rather not consume. What to do? What to do? I was quite delighted…

Vegan Gorgonzola Panini

In our early years together, Robb and I frequently enjoyed making deliciously decadent paninis with Blue or Gorgonzola cheese, caramelized onions, sliced pear, fig jam and, wait for it…bacon (oh, the shame). A few years in, we abandoned meat, yet still very much enjoyed cheese. While we still enjoy cheese, we are making steady efforts…

Gluten-Free Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Let’s just call these the 80:20 rule. They’re about 80% good for you, which is still a pretty impressive ratio as far as food goes. Most muffins would fall much below this ratio, perhaps 40:60 or even 30:70 because they’re often loaded with sugar, bleached flour and saturated fat. Not exactly a nutrition “dream”. Having…