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Peach Coconut Oatmeal Muffins (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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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)”

Chickpea Cookie Dough Bites (Gluten-Free)

This recipe was inspired in part by my friend and fellow AmeriCorps member, Olivia. Olivia and I have been collaborating over the past six months to facilitate monthly cooking club classes at her service site, the Adult Activity Center. Outside of that, Olivia has been a really good friend to me and we have had a lot of new experiences together as first-timers in Ellensburg. So many memories- AmeriCorps conferences and gatherings, dog play dates with Arthur and Lilly, running a .5K, going to a drag show together, and the Mariners game. We’ve had a lot of fun this year, … Continue reading Chickpea Cookie Dough Bites (Gluten-Free)

Creative Potato Salads (Gluten-Free)

Sometimes, my best work happens during odd hours of the day. This is an example of a few of them. I signed myself up to bring potato salad to my work potluck that happened yesterday. This happened solely because I … Continue reading Creative Potato Salads (Gluten-Free)

Aquafaba Marshmallow Fluff and Vegan Rice Krispies Treats (Gluten-Free)

You’ll notice a bit of time (about three weeks) has passed since I last posted, and that’s mostly because I am entering my final days as an AmeriCorps member and trying to spend as much time with my friends and … Continue reading Aquafaba Marshmallow Fluff and Vegan Rice Krispies Treats (Gluten-Free)

Spicy Vegan Meatloaf and Burgers (Gluten-Free option)

This past week, I decided to try my hand and making a vegan meat substitute that would be comparable in texture to beef and still give me quite a bit of protein. There are a number of recipes out there for … Continue reading Spicy Vegan Meatloaf and Burgers (Gluten-Free option)