Archive for November, 2012

For over a year now, I have wanted to make Leanne’s Quinoa Flake Bakes.  They are super simple, healthy, require very few ingredients and serve only one person–you!  So when I was looking over my Recipes to Try bookmarks, I was really shocked to see that I haven’t made any of them yet. I decided […]


It’s November, nearing December.  I should be pumping out pumpkin recipes like this is our last November. But the pumpkin can wait, because to me, chocolate always comes first.  Um, I’ve been a little busy with chocolate lately (aka, Chocolate Microwave Cakes have been flying in and out of my microwave all week long…  I’m obsessed) […]


Nov 23

Banoffee Pie

Last month, a lovely reader by the name of Anne requested that I healthify Banoffee Pie.  I have never heard of, let alone tasted, Banoffee Pie, but from what showed up on my internet search, I seriously wondered why that was.      Bananas…      Toffee…      Cream…      and a bunch of […]


So I made vegan/whole wheat graham crackers, and then I made non-vegan/gluten-free graham crackers…  it was time to make vegan and gluten free graham crackers! I based this recipe off the GF version but replaced the egg with a flax egg.  I also removed the xanthan gum, since many people don’t have that ingredient in their […]


You know those times when you just want some cake?  But you’re all alone with no one to share it with, or you’re afraid of downing the entire thing in one sitting, or you simply don’t have the time to get a batter together… Edit: you don’t have the patience to stand in front of the […]


That (totally awesome) Maple Pecan Pie was loved by all… except for my vegan friends.  I’m sure they would have loved it if they had tasted it, but for them, eggs are a no-no. I could sense the torture I was putting them through.  Imagine smelling that pie baking in the oven and not being […]


Nov 10

Maple Pecan Pie

Time is flying by.  It’s already November and it feels like the end of August!  Here in Arizona, the mornings are chilly but it manages to hit somewhere in the 80s by the afternoon. I know, jealous? My family isn’t as lucky though.  They just got hit with a ton of snow the other day. […]


Pancakes are taking over my life!! Juuust kidding, but I kind of wish they were…  ever since I made my first successful batch I’ve wanted to eat pancakes all day long.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner.  I know I’m not alone on that one  ;) Pancakes are so simple to make at home, there is no reason […]


I really don’t want to disclose the length of time I’ve spent trying to perfect a healthy Red Velvet Cake recipe, so let’s just leave it at… okay, okay… it’s been a year and a half. Phew. Now that’s off my chest I can get on with the post.  So, my first trial went surprisingly […]


I’m still on my quest for a healthy, thick and chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe, but on that quest, I made this amazing recipe.  Thin, yet chewy cookies that were adored by all.  My family was amazed and had a hard time believing these cookies were free of butter and cups and cups of brown sugar.  My […]