Mexican Quinoa Salad with Orange Lime Dressing

HEALTHY Vegan Mexican Quinoa Salad with Black Beans, Corn, Avocado and a Creamy Orange Chili Dressing! #vegan

Anytime we return home from traveling, I crave big leafy salads and all of the green smoothies.

My body misses the 24-hour veggie stream it usually receives when I’m home and in control of my diet. So when we got back from our respective trips last week, the first thing I added to our meal plan was a big Mexican salad.

So healthy, filling and fresh – just what we both needed.

Creamy Orange Chili Cilantro Dressing

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THE BEST Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes! So rich, chocolatey and just 1 bowl required! #vegan #glutenfree

The Best Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes

Can we just take a moment and revel in the deliciousness that is this chocolate cupcake? *reflective silence* OK, let's proceed. ... Read More →

INCREDIBLE 5 Ingredient Hibiscus Margaritas made with hibiscus tea concentrate, lime juice, tequila and agave!

5 Ingredient Hibiscus Margaritas

It's becoming no secret that I have a thing for tequila (exhibit a, b and c). Though wine still holds a special place in my heart, margaritas may just be my favorite drink. So it's no wonder I keep dreaming up new flavor combinations.   ... Read More →

REFRESHING, green-packed Coconut Clementime Smoothie, just 5 ingredients! #vegan #glutenfree

Coconut Clementine Green Smoothie

It's official. We're on the beach. Somewhere in Mexico. For the entire week. Successfully escaping the dreary Northwest winter. Can we please cheers to that? ... Read More →

Best of January 2015

Best of January

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! ... Read More →

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 →