For the love of OATMEAL!

Somehow I recently stumbled across The Oatmeal Artist and she renewed my willingness to try when I make oatmeal, which I love more than almost all Americans! Here are some cool flavors I tried recently! Also remember that oatmeal can mean quick oats, rolled oats, steel cut oats, and/or ancient grains like quinoa, millet, teff,…

Product Review: Munk Pack

As a gluten-free vegan, looking to stay healthy, maximize my time, and still eat delicious food and spend as little money as possible, I am always looking for delicious, portable, nutrient-packed, pre-made snacks that I can eat on the go in any situation. So, you can imagine my excitement at discovering Munk Pack! Named after…

Mango Overnight Oatmeal

Of all the oatmeal options in the “overnight oats/oatmeal” craze, this is the most amazing concoction I have ever tasted. Benefits: Extremely easy- less than 5-7 min prep time before sticking in the fridge Mangoes are a produce item that doesn’t go bad for a long time. You can use half a mango and then…

Mango Lime Pancakes

I am obsessed with pancakes!! So glad there are so many gluten-free/vegan versions that are delicious! Inspired by this recipe¬† (adapted for ease and gluten-free-ness)¬†from the amazing website One Green Planet. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour (I recommend Bob’s Red Mill or Trader Joe’s brand) (add more if batter seems too wet) 1/4…

Pumpkin Donuts

Second Donut Attempt! The next victim of my donut baking pan was a much less ambitious recipe. Cake donuts made with Betty Crocker’s gluten free yellow cake mix. If they don’t sell that near you, or if it’s too expensive, you can use your own preferred GF flour blend. Combine mix with 1 flax egg,…

Pumpkin Quinoa

Obviously I’m very into breakfast combinations! This was so delicious and easy I just had to share it right away! Cook some quinoa (I recommend using a rice cooker, hit a button and then done. My $35 rice cooker is on it’s 5th year and going strong!) Open a can of pumpkin Stir cooked quinoa…

Chocolate Coconut Donuts!

First Donut Attempt! I bought a donut baking pan for $5 on Amazon (can’t afford a donut maker and baking is probably the healthiest way to make donuts anyway!) Before (batter in the pan): After: I simplified this recipe from Amy Jo. Ingredients: 2 tbsp chia seeds or flax seed meal soaked with 6 tbsp…

Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Perfect for fall and to make your breakfast a little healthier than it would otherwise be! I’ll put the basics below but I encourage you to use your favorite ingredients to customize it how you want! I cooked a ton at once so I can eat it for days, so this recipe yields 4-5 full…

Healthy Chocolate Spread

This recipe is surprisingly easy to make and is inspired by Chocolate-Covered Katie. Ingredients: 1 can cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 tbsp raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder) (to taste) 1/3 cup almond butter (or any nut butter) (to taste/consistency) 3 tbsp agave syrup (or any sweetener to taste) I also melted some vegan…

Dessert or Breakfast Tacos

Hey there–sorry it’s been a million years since I posted! These are easy and delicious. Heat up store-bought corn tortillas either by toasting, or with vegan margarine/olive oil/cooking spray in a pan. You can add melted margarine or anything to make cinnamon (or cinnamon sugar) stick to the sides. Fill with fruit of your choice,…