Brownie Bottom Banana Bread Bars

Happy Easter Sunday! I hope all of you are enjoying the holiday and spending it with your families. This year, I am spending my Easter in Los Angeles! I’m here for spring break to visit a few colleges, as well as enjoy all the vegan food. This afternoon, I plan to go to the weekly…

Vegan Strawberry Muffins With Lemon Glaze

Last week, I completed my school’s leadership program for juniors. To celebrate, everyone in the program brought in food, and we all had a big breakfast together. I signed up to bring blueberry muffins, since I knew I had a bag of blueberries in my freezer. But when I went to make the muffins, I…

Vegan Trail Mix Biscotti

Biscotti are unlike any other type of cookie. They’re twice-baked, extra crunchy, and perfect for dipping in coffee! Traditionally, they’re made with almonds, but you can use the same technique to make any biscotti flavor you want. Some popular additions include nuts, dried fruit, and my personal favorite: chocolate. After I learned how to make…

Vegan Sourdough French Toast

Sourdough is all the rage these days. The fermentation process makes it easier to digest than other types of bread, and it also yields more nutritional benefit. With the trend towards healthier eating, people are constantly looking for better alternatives to their favorite foods. Zoodles and bean pastas have replaced wheat spaghetti, smoothies have taken…

Vegan Salted Caramel Pretzel Blondies

Salty-sweet desserts have been a subject of debate in my household for as long as I can remember. I have always loved anything salty- sweet, particular when caramel is involved. Salted caramel is my jam. My dad, on the other hand, is not a fan of salty-sweet desserts. He despises chocolate-covered pretzels and claims to…

Baked Pumpkin Donuts With Cinnamon Sugar (Vegan)

One of my fondest childhood memories took place during my family’s annual visit to a local farm, where we picked pumpkins, navigated through corn mazes, and went on hayrides. Every year, as we pulled up to the farm, the aroma of freshly made pumpkin donuts from  the donut stand would hit me, and I would…

Healthy Baked Lemon Cheesecake (Vegan, No Gluten/Oil/Refined Sugar)

Vegan cheesecake sounds like an oxymoron. It can’t be possible to achieve the same creamy tang of cheesecake without dairy, right? Wrong! It is totally possible to make a vegan cheesecake that tastes exactly like the real thing, and I’m not talking about those raw cashew “cheesecakes” either. While those are delicious, they’re definitely not…

Vegan Double Chocolate Muffins

Lately, I’ve been starting and ending each day with chocolate in some form, and it has honestly improved the quality of my life. You may think I’m making this up, but it’s true: chocolate is scientifically proven to make you happier! Apparently eating chocolate releases phenylethylamine (AKA the “love drug”) and serotonin in your brain and…

4 Ingredient Healthy Vegan Oreos (No Refined Sugar/Oil)

When you think of “accidentally” vegan food, Oreos are probably the first thing that come to mind. Most people, not just vegans, know that Oreos contain no animal products. However, just because they’re vegan certainly doesn’t mean they’re healthy! That isn’t to say your shouldn’t ever eat them; a little treat each day is perfectly fine….

Vegan Avocado Quesadillas With Black Beans and Vegetables

When I was in fifth grade, my family took a cross country road trip. We traveled all the way from Ohio to California and back in the span of 18 days, all in our little Prius (I don’t recommend it). We drove anywhere from 3-18 hours each day, which, as you can imagine, drove my…