Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Bread

Dry ingredients:
3 cups flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Real Salt
1 tsp baking soda

Wet ingredients:
1 stick butter, softened
1 can organic pumpkin (365 brand)
2 eggs
plus add 1 cup brown sugar after mixing the wet

In one bowl, mix wet ingredients
In the other bowl, mix dry ingredients
Mix together
Add 3/4 cup 67% cacao chocolate chunks (365 brand)

Divide into 4 mini loaves (I use a mini loaf pan)
Bake at 350 for 40 minutes
Cool and eat!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Chocolate Pie

1 vegan pie crust (I use Wholly Wholesome--frozen section)
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (I use Organic Valley)
1/3 cup milk   (I use 365 brand Almond Milk)
8 oz 365 brand chocolate chunks
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350
Poke holes in crust gently
Bake alone for 10 min
Combine heavy cream and milk in saucepan
Bring to low boil
Remove from heat, add chocolate
whisk til smooth
Add 2 beaten eggs
Whisk, add to crust
Bake 14 mins
Cool 1 hr
Refrigerate, serve chilled with TruWhip on top

Monday, November 21, 2016

Nut Free Snack Mix

This is a GREAT snack.
My 9 year old loves the Enjoy Life snack pouches, but at $1.29 each, they aren't so economical.
I decided to try to make it at home with 365 brand ingredients.  Took all of 5 minutes.

Pumpkin Seeds $3.99
Sunflower Seeds $2.49
Dried cranberries $2.99
Mini chocolate chips (half the bag) $1.98

I got 16 bags out of the mix-- so 72 cents each
I also could have done less per bag-- I made them a bit more full than the ones you can buy pre-made.

How to video:

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Vegan Gravy

I cannot believe I haven't posted this yet!

Just in time for Thanksgiving-- try this once before your big meal-- I bet you will want this on the table.
This is hands down the best gravy I have ever tasted... and I am included meat gravy from before my vegetarian days.
It comes from All Recipes and you can find the original recipe here.
I'd say it makes enough for about 8 people.

  1. Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup oil (avocado, oil, grapeseed)
    • 1/3 cup chopped onion
    • 5 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    • 4 teaspoons nutritional yeast
    • 4 tablespoons light soy sauce
    • 2 cups vegetable broth
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


    1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in flour, nutritional yeast, and soy sauce to form a smooth paste. Gradually whisk in the broth. Season with sage, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring constantly, for 8 to 10 minutes, or until thickened.