All posts tagged: vegan

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

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 …

Blueberry Syrup

Remember when you used to go to Denny’s as a kid and you’d always have at least three different flavors of syrup to choose from? I’d forgotten how delicious those were until I whipped up some blueberry syrup for my Seahawks-inspired panckakes–i.e. “Hawkcakes.” (That’s right—Seattle girl, here!) YUM, this stuff is SO delicious. Just another example of the joy the Seahawks have brought into my life in the past couple years. 😉 Enjoy! M Blueberry Syrup Condiment | Vegan, Gluten-Free Ready in: 30 min Yields: About 2 cups of syrup Ingredients: 1-1/2 cup blueberries 1/4 cup brown sugar 3 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 cup maple syrup Directions: In a medium saucepan on medium-low heat, melt butter, then stir in lemon juice and brown sugar. Stir until sugar is melted, about one minute. Add blueberries, stirring occasionally until they get a little softer, 3 to 5 minutes. Once the blueberries are soft, use a fork to gently smash them to allow juices to flow out. Reduce to low heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, …

Plum Spread and Syrup

This recipe is a two-for-one deal—you’ll get a delicious plum spread that you can use to top baked goods or stir into yogurt, as well as a syrup that’s great stirred into drinks—both mocktails AND cocktails! It’s crazy easy to make, and how about that color, huh? Gorgeous. Hope you find lots of fun ways to use this! M Plum Spread and Syrup Vegan, Gluten-Free Yeilds: approximately 1/3 cup plum spread and 1/3 cup plum syrup Ready in: 30 min (+ 30 minutes to cool in refrigerator) Ingredients: 1 large plum 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons sugar Directions: Cut plum into quarters, removing the pit. In a small saucepan on high heat, add 2 tablespoons sugar, plum slices, and 1/2 cup of water. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, until plum is very soft. Use a strainer to separate the resulting syrup from the plum pulp. (Press plum pulp into strainer until all syrup has poured out.) Stir 2 teaspoons of sugar with the plum pulp (or, …

Valencia Steamer

I turned on my heat yesterday, wore a rain jacket over the weekend, and kinda wished I had an extra blanket on my bed last night. Yeah, I think this fall thing might actually be happening. (Yipee!!) So, it’s time to switch over from evening coolers to evening steamers—which is basically just steamed milk with something delicious and non-caffeinated stirred in. First up? Valencia steamers! Cozy up with one of these after dinner—such a delicious nightcap. Cheers! M Valencia Steamer Single Serving | Vegan Prep time: 5 min (plus time to make a batch of Valencia syrup) Ingredients: 2 tablespoons Valencia syrup 10 ounces of unsweetened hemp milk (or your favorite non-dairy milk) A few pieces of candied orange zest (optional) Directions: Pour Valencia syrup in a 12 ounce mug. Heat hemp milk using an espresso machine, stove top, or microwave. Stir milk into mug with syrup. Garnish with candied orange zest. (This will only work if you use an espresso machine and can make the milk foamy–otherwise the pieces will sink to the bottom. …