All posts filed under: Celebrations

5 Ways to Celebrate National Coffee Day

You KNOW I couldn’t let this day go by without paying tribute to one of my favorite foods (yes, I consider it a food—a food group, actually) on the planet: I’m talking about coffee. And turns out I don’t need a reason to celebrate…this little round-up includes coffee-related recipes that I’ve created this year with no holiday in mind. Coffee in itself is celebration-worthy, I say. So, pick your poison below, and I hope there’s lots of buzz surrounding your day! M 1. Hemp Milk Latte 2. Pumpkin Spice Latte 3. Buzz-Worthy Vegan Espresso Shake 4. Vegan Espresso Mousse 5. Coffeemallows BONUS coffee-related recipe! Starbucks-Inspired Coffeemallows

Mini Apple Crumble Pies

Apple pie makes me…well, I think you can guess. (And the same goes for miniature-sized things!) It’s my favorite of ALL the pies and my go-to during the holidays—I am responsible for making it at Thanksgiving and Christmas in my family, while my dad makes almost literally everything else. (My sister, my mom, and I can usually be found giggling in the living room.) For this recipe, I wanted to create a version that would work at a pre-holiday, fall cocktail party—so I was thinking, tiny and fancy-looking. Enter: mini cheesecake tins! I love these because they are really easy to get the pies out of (there is a loose circle piece that sets inside each cup over a small hole in the bottom, so you can use your finger to push the little pies up), and the cylinder shape is quite classy. I’m also a big fan of the crumble top—I hope you are, too. Enjoy! M Mini Apple Crumble Pies Makes about 18-22 pies (using mini cheesecake tin) | Grain-Free, Gluten-Free Prep time: 45 min …

Squash-Rosemary Flatbread

You know in cartoons how they animate the aroma of something delicious by drawing a long white steamy-looking thing, and then it turns into a hand, leading the character by the nose with its index finger, motioning, as if to say, “this way…” towards the tasty dish? Well, if there were any food that could do that in real life, this flatbread would be it. Seriously, if you want to make friends with your neighbors, just start sauteing rosemary and red onions, and you’ll have a knock—or furious pounding—at the door in no time. This is one of my all-time favorites. It’s great for a small dinner party, or as an appetizer for a cocktail party. Enjoy! M Squash-Rosemary Flatbread Serves 4 to 6 | Vegan Prep time: 15 min | Cook and serve time: 30 min Ingredients: Your favorite pizza crust recipe or ready-made dough 3 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon olive oil 1/2 red onion 1 medium-sized delicata squash 2 teaspoons chopped rosemary 1/2 teaspoon salt Garlic garbanzo bean sauce: 1 (14 ounce) can garbanzo …