Gluten-Free Vegan Gingerbread

  • 2 Tbsp. ground flax seeds
  • 6 Tbsp. warm water
  • ⅚ cup (100g) millet flour
  • ⅚ cup (100g) teff flour
  • ⅓ cup (50g) potato starch (not flour)
  • 1 tsp. gluten-free baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅔ cup coconut palm sugar
  • ½ cup unsulfured molasses
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8x8-inch pan or line it with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the flax and warm water until the mixture is thick and creamy. Set aside for at least 10 minutes.
  3. Sift the dry ingredients (except the coconut palm sugar) into a large mixing bowl.
  4. In another mixing bowl, combine the coconut palm sugar, molasses, coconut oil, applesauce, and flax mixture; whisk until well blended. Add to the dry ingredients and stir to blend.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake until set in the middle and a tester comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Cool in pan on rack until cake is cool enough to handle, then turn out.
  6. Best eaten the same day. Refrigerate leftovers.

I think I’ve decided to become officially dairy free (: I don’t drink plain milk anyway since I’m mildly lactose intolerant but I still eat food with cheese and stuff like that sometimes. I know how poorly animals are treated and it breaks my heart… Sometime in the future Id like to either cut meat out of my diet or find a local farm to buy from that treats their animals good. For me personally, I like eating meat and I think it’s fine as long as the animals are treated good so if I could find a local farm that’d be nice.

This will be hard but honestly there are so, so many vegan subsitutes for a lot of what I eat so thank god for that!

People Are Obsessed With New Starbucks “Rainbow Drinks”… and They’re Vegan!

These secret-menu creations are perfect for summer and can all be made vegan!  

• Pink Drink
This is the most popular of the “rainbow” drinks! Get the Strawberry Acai Refresher and swap out the water for coconut milk.  

• Purple Drink
Add vanilla syrup and blackberries to the Iced Passion Tango Tea and swap out the water for soy milk!  

• Blue Drink
It’s the Purple Drink without blackberries. Get the Iced Passion Tango Tea, swap out the water for soy milk, and add some vanilla syrup!  

• Green Drink

Get the Iced Black Tea, swap out the water for coconut milk, and add matcha!  

• Orange Drink

Order the orange mango juice and add two scoops of vanilla bean powder and a splash of coconut milk!

Try them all to find your favorite!

*As always, be sure to double check ingredients and ask your barista to ensure no animal products are used to make your drink.


Best of October 2015!

Stuffed Crust Pizza

Roasted Vegan Thanksgiving Bowl

Minimalist Baker pumpkin cinnabuns topped with Oh She Glows salted pumpkin spice syrup made by yours truly :D

Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Roasted Teriyaki Mushrooms and Broccolini Soba Noodles

Smoky Black Bean Burgers with Guacamole and Plantain Chips

Balsamic Glazed Peaches and Black Bean Burger with Cheesy Cashew Sauce

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake (GF)

Vegan Cheesy Chive Biscuits

Deep Fried Mac n Cheese


Nut Free Vegan Recipes

Vegan Meatballs

Fudge Brownies (GF)

3-Layer Nut-Free Dream Cups (GF)

Chocolate Cookie Dough Candy Bars (GF)

Baked Cheesecake (GF) 

Tortilla Pierogies with Truffled Sour Cream

Big ‘Ol Texas Bowl with Nacho Cheese (GF)

Vegan Garlic Alfredo Sauce

Vegan Granola Bars (GF)

Fat-Free Baked Mexican Black Bean Burgers

More nut free recipes here!

12 Things at Trader Joe’s That Are Labeled Vegetarian, But Are Actually Vegan

1. Jumbo Cinnamon Rolls

Yes, please!

2. Veggie Wrap With Hummus

Perfect for when you’re on the go.

3. Pecan Praline Granola

Most granola contains honey, but not this one!

4. Vegetable Biryani With Vegetable Dumplings


5. Cinnamon Nut Rugelach

With vegan cream cheese!

6. Thai Vegetable Gyoza

Stuffed with cabbage, carrots, green onion, and more.

7. Mango Mochi

This seasonal item is sure to hit the spot!

8. Vegetable Pakora

And they come with tamarind chutney!

9. Mini Cinnamon Sugar Churros


10. Vegetable Burritos

Another great option when you’re short on time.

11. PB&J Bars


12. Marshmallows

OK, so these are labeled vegan, but they’re seriously good and you need to try them.