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Peach Coconut Oatmeal Muffins (Vegan, Gluten Free)


I have an unexpected, but great inspiration source for this recipe! I usually read lots of other blogs, Pinterest, and scroll through websites like Finding Vegan or Foodgawker in hopes of finding a recipe I want to try out. This was a lot of fun last year in Ellensburg when the goal of my position was to find these recipes and teach others how to make them. However, my new job, although great in its own way, has not given me a lot of extra time for this, which I miss so much! Getting inspired to create recipes when you don’t have an audience is really difficult!

Back in June, as I was wrapping up my AmeriCorps experience in Ellensburg, I had a few things left on my bucket list. One was to visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest. This was because A) As expected of a vegan, I love animals, and B) My friend, who studied primate behavior and worked at the sanctuary, loves these chimps so much. So much, in fact, that she moved to Canada to work at the Fauna Foundation, another animal sanctuary that also takes care of chimps. Continue reading “Peach Coconut Oatmeal Muffins (Vegan, Gluten Free)”


Savory Corn Dog Muffins and Sweet Molasses Cornbread

We’re going crazy for cornmeal at my house! A healthy, baked version of corn dogs using Yves veggie hot dogs. And for dessert, sweet cornbread! Continue reading Savory Corn Dog Muffins and Sweet Molasses Cornbread

Avocado Lime Bread

When I moved to Ellensburg from Salt Lake City about five months ago, one of the stores I saw that I had never heard of was Grocery Outlet. If you’ve never experienced a Grocery Outlet before, it is basically a grocery store where other grocery stores send outdated products and foods that haven’t been sold and are close to their sell-by date. I don’t do my regular grocery shopping there because the selection of foods is a bit random. When I do find myself there, I usually stock up on agave nectar, coconut oil, and chia seeds because the prices there … Continue reading Avocado Lime Bread

Healthified Desserts 101, Part 2: Whole-Wheat Banana Applesauce Bread (Vegan, No Added Sugar)

Happy Wednesday! I had so much fun yesterday co-facilitating the healthy desserts cooking club/class at our local senior center! This is the second recipe I brought for them to try (see previous post for the cranberry coconut cookie I also … Continue reading Healthified Desserts 101, Part 2: Whole-Wheat Banana Applesauce Bread (Vegan, No Added Sugar)