9 posts in group coconut-oil

Baked Sweet Potato Spring Rolls with Strawberry Sauce

An easy dessert, breakfast or dinner wrapped in a convenient handheld package. Creamy sweet Potatoes wrapped in a crispy shell and paired with a strawberry sauce. The combination is strange to say the least but it will be a winner in your book! Revamp the classic cinnamon and nutmeggy sweet potatoes with some agave and almond extract.   The addition of the strawberry sauce completes the dish in a crispy and chewy delight.   Sweet potatoes and strawberries........ Continue Reading

Tofurniki (Russian Vegan Syrniki or Cheese Pancakes)

Out of all the delicious Russian dishes I remember from childhood, I must say that Syrniki are by far my favorite. They are pancakes on steroids...and I LOVE PANCAKES!!! Why are they on "steroids"? Because they are heartier and creamier and much more delicious!!! Everyone has had pancakes up the wazooo. Blueberry....smores....chocolate chip....well revamp your pancake game and try something RUSSIAN!!! Syrniki translates to cheese pancakes. Generally, these beauties are made with some ... Continue Reading

Fluffernutter Popcorn Balls

Pop. Pop. Pop pop POPOPOPOPOPPO!!!!! I have long been a fan of popcorn. It is my go to snack even when I am not in the movies. Of course, popcorn tastes better with tons of butter but I try and limit that version EVEN if it's now vegan butter lol. I do however love sprinkling tons of nutritional yeast on top to give the popcorn an addicting cheesy flavor. My coworker recently brought me up a souvenir popcorn kernal bag from South Carolina. SOOOOO tempting....but I also had a ... Continue Reading

5 Spice Chocolate Pumpkin Granola Bark

Inspired by Trader Joe's Organic Pumpkin Spice Granola Bark, this is my version adapted and of course...enhanced. My mom had sent me a picture of TJ's version on instagram and I was immediately in awe. I HAD TO TRY IT!!! I love granola....like....LOVEEEE and well duh...CHOCOLATE who doesn't love that. I knew these would be gone before I had a chance to bring them home. So I solved that problem by creating a homemade version. Same spicy flavor...Kicked it up a Notch! Taking a note ... Continue Reading

Caramel Pecan Monkey Bread Rolls

I am not going to lie. These are naughty. Very naughty. Santa already knows these won't be getting any presents.... The inspiration for this recipe came from a coworker. She is a true Southern Belle and loves her some pecans and biscuits. It was her birthday, so I really wanted to kill some of her home-sickness with a Pecan explosion. This monkey bread was the result. Packed with tons of pecans and a natural caramel from from dates it puts the usual monkey bread or cinnamon roll to ... Continue Reading

Grape Dumplings

Out of the blue, I really wanted to research Native American cuisines. Stereotypical views would just assume their dishes are mainly just corn and squash. I soon found that it is so much more. Native American dishes are not featured much in today's restaurants. We all know Italian, Mexican and Greek but Native American.....nope. It is very surprising as this culture is right here in its original home. Of course this topic can be disputed at length for oppression and other negative realities ... Continue Reading

Chocolate Brownie Crackers

I take my dessert seriously. To be specific...I take my weekend ice cream bowls very seriously. I work out and I eat clean whole plant based food 90% of the time but I treat myself to extravagant desserts on the weekends.  I blend up a big bowl of frozen banana ice cream....(sometimes I add cocoa for chocolate flavor) and I literally....go bananas with toppings. Some of my favorite toppings are chopped dates, peanuts, almond butter, cookies, granola, craisins and cereal......hmmmm. ... Continue Reading

Carrot Mango Pudding Tarts

I say the more carrots in your life the better... This recipe was inspired by the Indian Dessert "Gajar Halwa" which is a Carrot Pudding. In general this dessert is vegetarian so it does use milk and butter so I took it upon myself to capture the essence of the dish but make it completely plant based. One of the benefits of using carrots in a dessert is that carrots have a sweet taste to them individually so they do not need to add a lot of additional sugar. Also, by pairing the ... Continue Reading

Almond Coconut Explosion Cake

I set out to vegan"ize" one cake but after a million fails.....a completely different creation came about!! This Almond Coconut Cake is an absolute delight. It truly is an explosion of almonds and coconuts as they are basically the only ingredients in different forms. Is that so wrong???? I don't think so... We use coconut in liquid and solid form and almonds in three different textures!!! Is your mind BLOWN YET?!?! Anyways...have you tried making your own dairy free whipped cream ... Continue Reading