Best of January

Best of January 2015

January is officially in the books and what a delicious, nutritious month it’s been.

Thanks for following along! In case you missed anything, let’s recap what we created, shared and loved this month, starting with eats!

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Easy Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Cajun Spice! #vegan #glutenfree

Cajun Baked Sweet Potato Fries

I'm kind of a sweet potato fiend. Sweet potato oats, granola, muffins, tater tots, smoothies, salads, soups, chips, burgers, Mediterranean style, CHOCOLATE COVERED. How have I not made fries on Minimalist Baker before? This has to change. ... Read More →

AMAZING Grain Free Granola with nuts, seeds, coconut and maple syrup! Naturally sweetened, 30 minutes and SO delicious

Simple Grain Free Granola

One of my resolutions this year is to eat less sugar and grains. I know. It's a baking blog. But I'm on a mission to prove that eating healthy can be fun, taste delicious, and be disguised as indulgent. For instance, this 30-minute 10-ish ingredient granola! ... Read More →

AMAZING 10-ingredient Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger! Hearty, tender, flavorful and SO delicious! #vegan #glutenfree

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger

Some days, you just need a burger. If today is one of those days, I'm here for you. ... Read More →

3 ingredient Vegan Dark Chocolate Peppermint Mousse!! #vegan

3 Ingredient Dark Chocolate Peppermint Mousse

Now that your sweet tooth has had ample time to recover from the holidays, let's do something fun with those leftover peppermint candies you have. Get your dark chocolate and let's make some mousse (with just 3 ingredients)! ... Read More →

AMAZING Masala-spiced Tofu Scramble with veggies and the BEST Breakfast Potatoes! SO filling, fast and delicious! #vegan #healthy

Masala Spiced Tofu Scramble

We're brunch people. That's one of the things we missed most about Portland - it's somewhat of a breakfast and brunch mecca. Come taste, and you will see. One of the first things we did when we got back was go to Bijou Cafe - our favorite breakfast spot. It was there that I discovered the tofu scramble that t0pped all other tofu scrambles - a masala-spiced, veggie-loaded, savory scramble ... Read More →

Hummus Toast with Hemp seeds and Sunflower Seeds! #vegan

15 Vegan Protein Sources + Easy Hummus Toast

When I first started experimenting with vegetarianism and later veganism, one of the most difficult parts was figuring out how to get enough protein in my diet, and more importantly, how to get protein from a broad and healthy range of sources. Trust me, if it was healthy to survive on peanut butter alone, I totally would. Protein seems to be a murky topic. People either think we're either ... Read More →

Simple Vegan Chai Latte | Basic ingredients, fast and SO spicy and delicious! #vegan #chai #glutenfree

Vegan Chai Latte

Do I miss the Midwest? Hmmm. I don't miss needing a car to go everywhere. And I don't miss the freezing temps, ice and snow. But I do miss family and friends, our little corner apartment, and my goodness do I miss the chai lattes at Kaldi's. I shudder just thinking about how good they were. It's been weeks and I'm having withdrawals. Straight up withdrawals. I suppose it's time I ... Read More →

AMAZING Citrus Kale Salad! Just 30 minutes and a simple red wine vinaigrette! #vegan #glutenfree

Kale Citrus Salad

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” - Mary Oliver I couldn't resist sharing this quote from Essentialism by Greg McKeown, a book I'm very nerdily listening to on audio while working. This book came to me at the perfect time at the recommendation of my fashion blogger crush, Caroline of Un-Fancy. If you're into minimalist fashion, you need to go to ... Read More →

30 Minute Vegan Breakfast Tacos! So easy, delicious and healthy!

Easy Vegan Breakfast Tacos

People who like tacos are good people. I mean, how can you go wrong? Delicious, savory, crunchy, colorful fillings in a portable shell - it's literally what dreams are made of. Well, that and Peanut Butter Cup Pie, am I right? ... Read More →