3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Granola Bars

AMAZING Peanut Butter Granola Bars! 3 ingredients, #vegan #glutenfree and tastes JUST like peanut butter COOKIE DOUGH! #healthy

When I was in college I was the queen of snacks. I was away from home or my dorm 90% of the time, so I had to rely on quick meals to get me through the day, granola bars being one of my favorites.

Granola bars were granola bars, as far as I was concerned. That was, until I discovered the Larabar. Simple ingredients, naturally sweetened, amazing flavors – I was hooked after one bite of the apple pie flavor (a stellar recommendation from my sister – my longtime partner in healthy eating crime).

3-ingredient Vegan Peanut Butter Larabars! #vegan #glutenfree

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AMAZING Creamy Kale and Spinach Dip - completely dairy- and gluten-free and SO cheesy and delicious! #vegan #GF

Creamy Kale and Spinach Dip

It's about that time for holiday parties galore, and for that, you need a dip! If I'm invited to your gathering, this is definitely the one I'm bringing. I take my appetizers seriously. ... Read More →

AMAZING Apple Gingerbread Cake with Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting! 1 bowl, easy and SO tasty! #vegan #gingerbread

1 Bowl Apple Gingerbread Cake

Did you ever think a cake made with whole wheat flour, flax seed and grated apples could taste so amazing you'd want three slices? Well, that's exactly what's happening here. Let's do this! ... Read More →

PERFECT 1 Bowl Vegan Sugar Cookies! Cut out or scoop into circles! Easy, delicious, PERFECT #vegan #dessert #cookies

1 Bowl Vegan Sugar Cookies

I'm not a negative person, but I do often expect the worst in order to safeguard myself from less than ideal outcomes. For example, say we're planning to hang out with friends. I think, "This may go terribly wrong. I'll say something stupid. I'll spill wine on their couch. There will be lots of awkward silence. They'll never invite us over again." That way, if the evening goes at all OK, it ... Read More →

AMAZING 10-ingredient Tofu Quiche with roasted veggies and a HASH BROWN CRUST! #vegan #glutenfree You won't miss the eggs one bit!!

Simple Tofu Quiche

The first time I tried tofu my friend baked a block for me, slathered in BBQ sauce and called it dinner. I'm a champ so I stomached it, but I pretty much vowed to never eat the stuff again. Obviously, my opinions have since changed. ... Read More →

AMAZING 7 ingredient Vegan Chocolate PB Mousse pie! Thick, creamy, super chocolatey and SERIOUSLY delicious! #vegan

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Pie

How is December treating you all thus far? Well I hope. We're settled into our new place in Portland (I'll be sure to post pictures on Instagram soon!), and getting back into our groove. It's always amazing to me how much a move can disrupt life. A two-week break becomes a month and before I realize it, I haven't properly exercised in weeks, reach for takeout at every turn, and my email is ... Read More →

CRUNCHY, spicy, sweet Gingerbread Granola, perfect for the holidays and winter months! #vegan #glutenfree

Gingerbread Granola

It's about that time again; time for all-things gingerbread and peppermint and my beloved Indie Holidays station. I simply love this time of year, especially the baking and aromas that come with it. Gingerbread is certainly one of my favorite holiday cookies, so when a reader requested my take on gingerbread granola, I couldn't resist. ... Read More →

Nutrient-Packed Sweet Potato Smoothie with turmeric, cinnamon and rich sweet potato puree #vegan

Immune Booster Orange Smoothie

Welcome to December. Kind of crazy isn't it? 2014 is almost over. I still haven't quite grappled with it all. But nonetheless, here we are smack dab in the middle of the holiday season and I'm feeling kind of cozy. Though I normally crave warmer things in colder months, this smoothie makes a shining exception with its rich orange hue, creamy texture and warm, spicy notes. I think I've ... Read More →

The Best of November on Minimalist Baker

Best of November

It's that time again where we recap everything we cooked up, created and did this month. November was good to us, despite the arctic blast. We've successfully moved to Portland, Oregon (yay!), are in the process of getting all set up in a new apartment / workspace, and are looking forward to spending a cozy holiday season in a new place with new friends. We hope your Thanksgiving ... Read More →

SIMPLE Healthy Whole Grain Vegan Pancakes! 1 Bowl required and so delicious #vegan

Easy Whole Grain Vegan Pancakes

Picture this: It’s morning. Your family is still asleep and you have the kitchen, a pot of coffee and a good book to yourself. Your in-laws are here for the holidays, or maybe friends from out of town. You want to impress them! But God forbid they see you pull out a box mix of pancakes (even though we all do in a pinch). I have just the solution. ... Read More →