My husband loves fried pickles. He calls himself a connoisseur of fried pickles, and tries them everywhere we go. He has given them bad reviews, good, and excellent. I wanted to top them all though, and make the most delicious fried pickles he has ever had, that just happen to be vegan. He hates fried pickle spears, and I can understand this. To get maximum crunch, your really need the a chip, it is thin and you can get the ultimate amount of batter on them. So they had to be dill chips! These vegan fried pickles with Mississippi comeback sauce are his favorite fried pickles thus far. Continue Reading…
One of our favorite restaurants in town serves Southern food with a modern twist. They have a all kinds of really awesome things that I think are really genius. However, the idea that always strikes me as brilliant is their Pimento goat cheese spread. My husband gets it all the time, and the fact that it is not vegan is not going to stop me from making some. I told my husband I was going to make a Vegan Pimento Goat Cheese Spread that would taste even better than the one he always eats. That is a challenge, and the challenge was accepted. Continue Reading…
Are you a human being? If the answer is yes, then you will love these vegan Parmesan truffle tater tots. There is something about the smell of truffle oil that makes my mouth water. It makes me want to bathe in a huge bath full of truffle oil and smell it constantly for like a month straight. There is a restaurant my husband and I like to go to, and they have Parmesan truffle fries which I can smell while they are bring delivered. I as always knew that one day I would make a vegan version, but then I thought, what if I take it a step further. Tater tots. Continue Reading…
This vegan blood orange frozen yogurt is everything. Do you have to use blood oranges? No, you can use any kind of citrus, but the blood oranges are absurdly delicious and beautiful! I grew up in South Florida, and in my home town, there are one million citrus groves. One of the groves close to where I grew up is called Nokomis Groves. They sell all their beautiful citrus right there, and they ship it. They also sell citrus flavored soft serve, and it is glorious!
Citrus flavored ice cream and yogurt is not something that you see very often, and I have to wonder why. It is incredible. I see a lot of sorbet in lime and lemon and orange flavors, but no creamy based treats! This is very questionable. So in the spirit of citrus season, here is the best gosh darn frozen yogurt ever.
Why you ask is this the best? Let’s make a list, 4 ingredients, vegan, refined sugar free option, so easy, gluten free, and a dessert you can totally feel great about eating! If you can’t find blood oranges, regular oranges would work just fine. Or any other citrus, just keep in mind you may want to add more agave depending on how sour your citrus choice is. For grapefruit, lemon and lime, I would add more sweetness for sure. The blood oranges are super sweet already, so you can cut back a little if you want.
The prep time on this is a few hours simply because you need to freeze the oranges first, but the actual active time you need to work on this is like 5 minutes. Once the oranges are frozen, you just have to throw everything into a food processor, freeze it, and then eat it all up!
What is your favorite citrus? I love this season, when all the amazing varieties are available, I got some heirloom oranges the other day, and they were amazing! I eat so many oranges, grapefruits, lemons and limes, oh and pomellos, everything! I will never get scurvy, that is for sure! I hope you enjoy!
- 2 C. Blood oranges, or other citrus of choice
- 2 Tbsp. Agave nectar
- 1 tsp. Lemon juice
- 1/2 C. Vegan yogurt, any kind of dairy free yogurt alternative, I used Daiya Greek style yogurt
- Peel and cut oranges into small segments.
- Place into a plastic container and freeze for at least 2 hours.
- Once the oranges are frozen, place them and all the other ingredients into a food processor, blend on high until completely smooth and creamy. It might take 5 to 10 minutes.
- Once completely smooth, place into a container, and freeze again for at least 2 hours or until firm.
- Serve whenever you are ready, keep in the freeze!
- If you are using a citrus that is more sour, you probably want to add more agave.
- You can use your favorite vegan yogurt, soy, coconut, almond, they all worked great!
- I used a peach flavored yogurt, but if you want no refined sugar, pick a plain yogurt. I just picked peach because I thought it would complement the oranges. Use whatever flavor you want.
- I recommend keeping in a container with a lid so you don't get freezer burn!
Hi, my name is Lauren and I am addicted to coconut bacon. I can’t stop eating it, and while I wouldn’t call it a “problem” necessarily, I have been putting it on everything lately. Nothing is more deserving of a roll in coconut bacon, than these chocolate dipped bananas. The combination of the banana, chocolate, nuts and bacon flavor is the greatest thing of all time.
Sweet and salty is my jam! That is pretty much all I crave. These are a great healthy alternative to when you are craving that junk food flavor. Also, I’ll just say it, great PMS food! This recipe is 7 ingredients and takes maybe 20 minutes. With the addition of the coconut oil to the chocolate dip, they harden really fast. So you can be snacking super quickly!
I have always loved frozen chocolate bananas, so I really wanted to up my frozen banana game. This is the ultimate indulgence. Somehow my brain told me to feel guilty about eating these, and I had to remind myself that they are really pretty good for me. They are so decadent, my brain couldn’t tell the difference.
This is the easiest dessert of all time. I am pretty confidant that anyone can cut and dip a banana in chocolate and then top it with a little extra. Perfect any time, breakfast, snack, dessert. These are something you will want to make a batch of and have on hand. I just keep them in the freezer, and grab one when that salty sweet craving hits me. Then I feel pretty damn good about myself!
Go forth now, and get yourself some bananas, I recommend using not super ripe ones, they need to be a little firm so you can put a stick in the center, and then dip them in chocolate. If they are too ripe, they will fall right off the stick. So, this is a good thing to do right after purchasing the bananas. Have fun, kids! Love you lots!
- 2 Bananas, still firm
- 8 oz. Dark chocolate
- 1 tsp. Coconut oil
- 1/3 C. Nuts, chopped fine. I used pecans, but any nut would be good
- 1/2 C. Unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/2 Tbsp. Liquid aminos(I used Braggs), soy sauce or tamari
- 1/2 Tbsp. Maple syrup
- 1 tsp. Liquid smoke
- Popsicle sticks
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Cut bananas into small chunks, 5-6 per banana. Put Popsicle sticks into the banana chunks, and put into the freezer while you prepare everything else.
- In a small bowl, combine the coconut flakes, amino acids, maple syrup, and liquid smoke. Toss until fully coated. Place in a single layer on a pan lined with parchment paper, and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes until nice and brown and crispy.
- While the coconut is baking, melt the chocolate. Place in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 second intervals. Stirring after each 30 second interval until melted completely. Add the coconut oil, and stir until smooth.
- Once the coconut bacon is done, chop the bacon, and place on a plate.
- Put the chopped nuts on a separate plate.
- Remove the bananas from the freezer, dip into chocolate and then either roll or sprinkle with nuts and coconut bacon.
- Stick back into the freezer until hardened, it should only take a few minutes.
- Keep in the freezer, they will stay for 5-7 days.
- If you want to be completely gluten free, opt for the liquid aminos or tamari.