The 10 minute salad lunch for when you’re feeling just a little extra //

You guys — something miraculous happened the other day. After sharing my mandarin Madeleine cookie recipe on Instagram, someone commented and asked when I would be sharing more SALADS. This was seriously a first for me, friends. But it totally inspired me and lit a fire under my butt — so here we have it. [...]

The Perfect Whole Wheat Bread //

In a culture of noise and constant information overload, my contributions sometimes feel small in comparison to what kind of impact I would like to be making. Would my life be more purpose filled if I had more money? Would my value as a woman expand if I was married? Or perhaps if I had [...]

Dutch Chocolate Beet & Avocado Cake (Vegan + Gluten-Free) //

I do this weird thing where every time I get sick, I get into a HUGE mood for baking. Seriously -- it happens every time. So, the other night while feeling clammy and feverish, I decided to make Candice Kumai's vegan chocolate cake...at midnight. The first time I make someone else's recipe, I like to [...]

2 ingredient vegan coconut Greek yogurt // 

This is not a test. This is not a sham. This recipe really is only 2 ingredients and really is the most creamy, delicious Greek style yogurt I've ever had...And it's vegan.  I was spending $2-$3 each on one tiny serving of vegan probiotic yogurts, and always finding myself disappointed (not only by the price) [...]

ALMOND BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES //

When I originally saw the Minimalist Baker post this recipe, I was already instantly hungry. And if you're wondering if these cookies lived up to the hype, they were everything and more. These are the people pleaser of cookies, in my opinion, as they will truly win over anyone. Vegan, gluten-free, relatively healthy, but completely [...]

Vegan+Gluten-Free Biscuits // 

You guys: I'm originally from Florida, and we take biscuits very seriously there. When I initially stumbled upon the Minimalist Baker's recipe for vegan biscuits, I thought it must be too good to be true. I decided to take it to a whole new level of crazy and make them gluten-free as well. Honestly, I [...]

Suncafe //

   I have known Ron Russell (co-owner and a chef at Suncafe) for many years, so it was an absolute honor when he invited Abby (AKA Troll) and I to come dine at the restaurant last night. Ron is one of the kindest, most welcoming hosts I have ever known, and being at Suncafe just [...]