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peach pie smoothie with bourbon maple syrup
Breakfast, Brunch, Desserts, Drinks, Father's Day, Fruit, Gluten Free

Peach Pie Smoothie with Bourbon Maple Syrup

When the peaches are in season, nothing is better than a freezing cold peach pie smoothie with bourbon maple syrup. A few years ago, Lisa bought a bottle of bourbon maple syrup to use before we were vegan, as a glaze over baked salmon. Then we both became vegan before opening the bottle. As a […]

Appetizers, Condiments, Gluten Free, Italian Cuisine, Snacks, Summer Holidays, Vegetables

Giardiniera Italian Pickled Vegetables

We’ve been buying giardiniera (jar-din-AIR-uh) Italian pickled vegetables for years. But, after making these, I will always make it at home. This recipe has a lot of variations to suit your taste or cravings. Vegetables that can be made into giardiniera include cauliflower, carrots, bell peppers (of all colors), onion and celery. Flavor adding garlic […]

Breads, Breakfast, Brunch, Desserts, Easter, French Cuisine, Mother's Day, Oven Dishes

French Almond Croissants with Almond Paste

For a quick, simple dessert or brunch pastry, these puff pastry almond paste-filled French almond croissants (croissants aux amandes) are perfection. They are easy to make and have a delightful, slightly sweet, almond-y flavor. I top them with drizzled simply syrup and sliced toasted almonds for a nice glaze with a little crunch. The filling […]

easy applesauce bread
Breakfast, Brunch, Desserts, Oil Free Recipes, Oven Dishes, Snacks

Easy Applesauce Bread

I absolutely love this easy applesauce bread recipe from The Simple Veganista. In her recipe, Julie uses unsweetened almond milk to substitute for oil. I used oil when I made it because I love the classic sweet bread texture. To make an oil free version of this recipe, though, just use 1/3 cup of plant […]

summer fresh berry cake
Birthdays, Brunch, Desserts, Oven Dishes, Summer Holidays

Summer Fresh Berry Cake

Summer fresh berry cake is a delightfully vegan vanilla cake, with your choice of berries baked in. I’m always looking for delicious recipes to take to summer cookouts or even to the beach. This recipe is so easy and perfect for any summer event or get together. I love to serve this cake with a […]

Birthdays, Brunch, Desserts, Fewer Than 6 Ingredients, Fruit, One Pot Dishes, Summer Holidays, Sweet Sauces

Fresh Blueberry Syrup

Perfect for summer, this fresh blueberry syrup is a delectable topping for pancakes and waffles, vegan ice cream (nice cream), fresh or baked fruit, and even vegan cheesecake or other desserts. You can also substitute other fresh fruit for the blueberries, such as peaches or strawberries. I especially like this yummy sauce on desserts that […]