Raw Chocolate Tart

As you can tell, raw desserts are my new obsession, though I am still extremely amateur. Thanks Nikole for the original recipe! Ingredients Chocolate Filling: 2 ripe avocados 1/2 cup unsweetened cacao powder 1 tablespoon  vanilla extract 1/2 cup raw agave nectar Tart Crust: 2 cups raw pecans 1/4 cup unsweetened cacao powder 1 tablespoon…

Raw Carrot Cake

As I’ve said before, I’m painfully new to raw desserts, but this recipe is so amazing that a friend asked me to make it with her, we had extra frosting so I immediately made a 2nd cake, then another friend who tried that had me make a double-size cake with her three days later! That…

Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

First time attempting cream cheese frosting. It went okay, could be better. The Pan Bars mix is so delicious is not even funny, however it’s not the cheapest!! Sugar ‘n Spice Pan Bars mix (GF, also check out their other mixes!). If you can’t find the mix, use a GF all-purpose flour with sugar, nutmeg,…

Pumpkin Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies

Yes I am obsessed with pumpkin. What can I do? It’s super cheap, super vegan, an awesome egg replacer, and a fun color! Ingredients full package of  Bob’s Red Mill Shortbread Cookie Mix 3/4 cup Earth Balance, melted 1/2 can pumpkin Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butter Mix ingredients, knead dough, form cookies, imprint with your finger…

Baking for Fall

Someone in BuzzFeed Community beat me to the punch, providing 49 delicious recipes for Vegan & Gluten Free Autumn Baking! I can’t attest to exactly how cheap & easy each recipe is, but I hope to post simplified variations of a few I try this fall! Enjoy!

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…

Raw Berry Cheesecake

After all this time cooking and baking GF & vegan, I’ve finally attempted the RAW CHEESECAKE. It was basically as easy as people say! Crust: I pureed/chopped 1 cup almonds and 2 soaked apricots (most recipes call for dates, but pretty much any dried fruit will work if you don’t have dates laying around!). I…

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,…

A Gluten-free, Vegan Tour of Boston & Jamaica Plain

My move to the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of took place around my getting serious about eating vegan, so I’m pleased to have a million options in my town. Grateful I can follow this diet and still eat good! I’ve been following Glutenus Minimus bakery for awhile, but they finally started making vegan chocolate chip cookies and…

Black & White Baking

Utilizing the miraculous gluten-free mixes below, easy egg substitutes, and a wonderful oven, I created flawless black and white (chocolate and vanilla) cupcakes, mini-mini cupcakes, and sugar cookies. Pick up some unintentionally vegan Duncan Hines frosting (nearly every flavor happens to be dairy-free except “cream cheese”), and go to town! Betty Crocker’s Gluten-free Chocolate Cake Mix: used…

Frozen Banana Ice Cream

In the interest of expanding my repertoire of recipes, I just got a food processor. I know this is CHEAP Gluten-free Vegan, so I don’t like to use or require a lot of fancy kitchen utensils and contraptions. But Target and other retailers are selling a KitchenAid BPA-free, 3-cup food processor with a 2-year warranty…

Shoutout to _Underscores_ Baked Goods

A fellow Harvard alumna has recently started Underscores Baked Goods. You can buy her products ready made or the dough ready for you to bake. Unfortunately, it’s only available in the greater Massachusetts area right now. I tried the scone and cookie dough and it is delicious — bakes to a perfect texture hard to…