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…

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…

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…

15 Minute Vegan Breakfast Tacos

Living in Ohio during the winter can get pretty gloomy. The complete lack of sunshine for months on end really starts to get to you after a while! Because of this, it’s really best for us Ohioans to plan a trip somewhere warm during the winter, just to keep us from going completely insane. This…

Creamy Coconut Curry With Chickpeas and Vegetables (Vegan/Gluten-Free)

Curry: it can mean so many different things. When I was growing up, curry always meant Japanese-style curry, since my mother is Japanese. Japanese curry is sweet, with potatoes and vegetables, and always served with short grain white rice. However, as I grew older, I discovered Indian curries, which often include lentils or chickpeas, and…

Teriyaki Tempeh and Vegetable Stir Fry

Picture this: it’s a weeknight, you’re desperately hungry, and you don’t want to cook. The easy solution, of course, is to pick up the phone and order takeout. I’m certain this is a scenario that you’re all familiar with, and I’d be willing to bet that 9 times out of 10, it ends with you…

Moroccan Spiced Roasted Baby Carrots

I love eating raw carrots, but I have always hated cooked carrots. They just always seem mushy and too sweet, especially the honey-glazed carrots that are served at Thanksgiving. Unless it’s dessert, I do not want any added sweetness in my foods. Marshmallows and brown sugar on sweet potatoes? Gross. Regular roasted sweet potatoes? Delicious!…