Julia Child’s Croissants (But Vegan!)

Julia Child wasn't around in my time, but I sure discovered her once I entered the baking world. I read her biography, My Life in France and enjoyed it immensely. My husband got me her cookbooks, Mastering the Art of French Cooking Vol. 1 & 2 for Christmas and they take pride of place on my bookshelf. I think she was one of the people who inspired me to challenge myself more in my baking. If Julia could enroll in culinary school at 37 years old and master French cooking, then I can definitely learn some advanced skills in the kitchen.…

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Easy 4-Ingredient Date Caramel

This super easy date caramel is only 4 ingredients and it takes under 5 minutes to make. It is so delicious, I just scoop it into my mouth if I'm having a craving for something sweet. I will never go without having dates in stock because they can be made into so many sweet goodies! What is Date Caramel? Date caramel is a healthy version of caramel that doesn't require any refined sugars. It tastes very close to the real thing and is so healthy for you. You won't have to feel any guilt eating this because you are in…

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Easy Vegan Greek Salad

This easy vegan greek salad is inspired from a local health food store I go to frequently back in New York. Their salads, in fact their whole deli section, is to die for. I thought I would bring a little bit of home with me while traveling by eating the foods I enjoyed most from the store while we're traveling. Then the vegan greek salad was born. It's super easy to throw together for lunch. The extra perks are that this salad is healthy and freaking delicious! Vegan Greek Salad Ingredients This doesn't take many ingredients and as a salad…

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Healthy Vegan Snickers Bars (Made with Dates!)

These healthy snicks bars are absolutely delicious, the perfect healthy snack for those trying to cut back on sugar and processed foods. They are vegan, gluten free, and have minimal sugar. These healthy snickers bars don't last long when I make them. I can't help but grab one every time I pass the pyrex filled with them on the counter. They are usually one or two bites which make one or two the perfect snack, but of course easier to gobble down by the handful! They're great for meal prep if you need a sweet snack during the week. Healthy…

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No Bake Almond Cacao Snack Balls

These easy no bake almond cacao snack balls are so quick to make and delicious, you won't be able to keep your family from eating them all in one day! They are gluten, dairy, soy, refined sugar free and vegan! I like to dip mine halfway into a vegan and refined sugar free chocolate ganache that tastes just like the real thing. You don't have to feel a shred of guilt when eating these delicious morsels. No Bake Almond Cacao Snack Balls Ingredients There are minimal ingredients in this recipe which makes it even better. You might even have it…

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Chocolate Fondue Dessert Board (Vegan Fondue Option!)

There is not one person I know who doesn't love chocolate fondue. This chocolate fondue dessert board is perfect for every occaision including girls nights, date night, family dessert, and dinner parties.  My cookbook club actually decided on a food board theme, so that is how I made my first chocolate fondue dessert board. What is a Chocolate Fondue Dessert Board? A chocolate fondue dessert board is basically a fancy way of dressing up chocolate fondue with a ton of food to dip into the chocolate. Charcuterie boards, or another term is food boards, are all the rage right now.…

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Vegan Gluten Free Apple Pie Cookies

These super delicious apple pie cookies are vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free! I use coconut sugar to sweeten it and the apples themselves are pretty sweet, so no need for all that sugar. With spices like cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and cloves, these cookies are little spiced apple pies in every single bite! Apple Pie Cookie Ingredients This is I admit a little more work than a regular cookie since you do have to saute the apples first, but it is so worth it, I promise! Here's what you'll need for these apple pie cookies. Apples Dairy Free Butter…

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How to Have Your Own Tea Party

Tea parties are so much fun! Try to have at least one tea party with your girlfriends and then you can tell me how much fun it was. It takes some prep, but it is so worth it! I am going to tell you exactly how to have your own tea party at home and you get a FREE template to make your own cute tea menus and placecards like ones I made. Tea Pots and Tea Cups Really the only thing you need to have a tea party is a tea pot and tea cups. I collect tea cups…

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Tea Dipping Cookies (Vegan+Gluten Free)

These tea cookies are delicate and delicious, perfect for dipping in your afternoon tea! Also great for tea parties. It gets even better, they are also vegan, gluten and refined sugar free! Please don't let that fool you though because they are so yummy, my family ate every last one when I made them. These cookies got their start actually as the holiday sugar cookies I posted a couple years ago for Christmas. I changed them up for the tea party I just had and wallah, the birth of the tea cookie! All I did really was add coconut sugar…

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Homemade Pesto—Vegan and Delicious

I can remember the first time I ate my mom's homemade pesto when I was a kid. I loved it so much I wanted it on my birthday dinner that year. This classic basil pesto is so versatile, you can put it on virtually any dish to give it a burst of flavor. Traditional pesto calls for parmesan cheese. I've always omitted that because I don't eat any dairy products, so now it's vegan too! One more difference from a traditional basil pesto is I use walnuts instead of pine nuts. I feel that the taste doesn't change the flavor…

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