Four years ago this month, John and I were just kids planning our wedding. We decided to give up sweets during our engagement to feel our best on our wedding day, and to more fully enjoy our dessert bar and wedding cake.
The big day finally arrived. We had been so good, not even having an ounce of sweets aside from honey and the occasional after-dinner mint. And you better believe we pigged out ... Read More →
Once I'd crafted the ultimate 5 Ingredient Vegan GF Cookie, you knew I had to play around with it. Plus, since then I've also discovered DIY Peanut Butter Chips. Hello? Combining the two was a total given. ... Read More →
I'm sure we all have horror stories of the mac n cheese of our yesteryear. For me it was almost always boxed, but in the rare chance that it wasn't, it was certainly made with that processed block of horror known as Velveeta (*shiver).
This is not that kind of mac n cheese. This is unprocessed, wholesome, dairy-free goodness for those of us who still crave a bit of our childhood favorites ... Read More →
When you hear the word 'gratin,' what do you think? Cheesy, breadcrumb-laden goodness made of 10% vegetables and 90% butter? Yeah, me too. That's why my tastebuds are usually drawn to this comforting dish but my stomach is turned away.
However, I've been thinking of a way to vegan-ize gratin while keeping it simple, natural, flavorful and gluten free. No easy task, but I think I've cracked the ... Read More →
While doing some research for this recipe, I learned so much about key lime pie a la the one and only Martha Stewart. For instance, I discovered where key lime pies originated, what true key limes look and taste like, how sailors used to suck on limes to fend off scurvy, and how to store key limes for year-round use.
Oh, Martha? Is there anything you DON'T know? #teachmeyourways ... Read More →
I got addicted to chai in college when I discovered that a local coffee shop near my university served my favorite brand of spiced chai for $1.50. And it was a large chai latte, too! Somehow now chai tea lattes cost around $4 on average, so I rarely get them. It's just principle. I'm all for treating yourself, but when you can make the same thing at home for half the price, I can rarely bring ... Read More →
A few years ago some friends of ours took John and me on a tour of Manhattan. Not Manhattan the Big Apple. The little apple. Yes, Kansas has a Little Apple and it's in the middle of nowhere and it happens to be quite charming. Besides having the some of the most crazed, insane fans in all of college sports, it has the most charming little boutiques, cafe and coffee shops - perfect for a day's ... Read More →