Category Archives: Dessert


6 Sweet Treats for Your Vegan Valentine

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Who’s already had enough of the lovey-dovey stuff? While super-mushy cards and overpriced flowers make Valentine’s Day feel kind of cheesy, it’s not all bad. Specifically, I’m talking about chocolate. And vanilla and caramel, for that matter. That’s right; Valentine’s Day presents a great excuse to go wild in the kitchen and experiment with vegan baking. Whether you’re romancing your friends, family, a significant other or yourself this Valentine’s … Read more

Source: Nutritionist in the Kitch

6 Frozen Vegan Desserts for Summer

The ice cream man – when you were a kid you could hear him coming from a mile away. Slowly cruising around the neighborhood in his boxy little truck, doling out frozen treats to the kids who were lucky enough to snag a buck from their parents. It was truly the highlight of any summer day. Creamsicles, Drumsticks, Snow Cones, Push-Up Pops, Fudgsicles – everyone had their favorite frozen treats. I remember licking and slurping my dessert as fast as … Read more


Chocolate-y Vegan Valentine’s Day Recipes

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Some love it, a few hate it, and others are indifferent. I fall into the latter category. Don’t get me wrong – I think it’s important to show your loved ones you care. But shouldn’t we do that every day of the year? That being said, a holiday that encourages me to load up on sugar, send my friends and family cute little notes, and hug everyone who crosses my path is a day worth celebrating in … Read more


Vegan Pie Recipes: Holiday Edition

Thanksgiving is so close I can almost taste it! If you haven’t already, it’s time to start finalizing your Turkey Day menu. For those of you who recently started following a vegan meal plan and are stumped about what to feed your friends and family this year, be sure to reference last week’s blog post, where we featured our favorite vegan holiday recipes. We think you’ll find them delightful. For those in charge of dessert this Thanksgiving, don’t click that … Read more


Frozen Chocolate Banana Swirl

Southern California is in the midst of a hot flash. Drag out the kiddie pool, glom on your scum screen and blend up something COLD. With weekend temperatures in the 80s, apparently we’ve skipped spring and gone straight to summer. Mid-March has delivered us ice cream weather, and by all means we will abide with nothing but enthusiasm and a brilliant two ingredient recipe. We call it the Chocolate Banana Swirl. Perfect if you have a pile of ripe bananas … Read more


Chocolate Peppermint Mousse

Tired of cookies? Me too! Let’s try something that looks a little fancier, but is so simple. Start to finish, like 15 minutes. No joking. The hard part is waiting for it chill in the refrigerator. Tick-tock. Rich and chocolatey just waiting for you. Luckily there’s usually a spatula or a bowl to lick until then. You can try to make this recipe with plain old vegan chocolate chips, but I think they’re a little too sweet. What works best … Read more



Perfect for dipping in a warm cup of hot chocolate or sharing with the folks in the office, the snickerdoodle is a holiday staple. It’s basically a simple sugar cookie, made irresistible by rolling it in cinnamon sugar. And anything that ends in ‘doodle’ is just plain fun to say—with a name so whimsical and fanciful it lends itself to the holiday spirit. If you want the cookies to have the crackled edges, be sure to chill the dough. If … Read more


Spontaneous Baking Party: Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Bars

I try not to buy sweets. I like that Michael Pollan rule about how if you’re going to indulge, save it for things you make yourself. I think he underestimated my readiness to bake, but I like the idea—don’t buy chemically enhanced crap out of the vending machine that you’ll scarf down walking back to your desk. Make yourself something nice that you can savor. I am a creature of habit, and my habit is to have something tasty on … Read more


Cupcakes So Good There’s No Way They’re Vegan — But They Totally Are!

This week the newest member of our family turned one. That thing that every person you know (and don’t know in line at Target) says about it going by way too fast is true. Completely true. We had a great day celebrating and we couldn’t have made it happen without the help of Isa Chandra and Terry Hope Romero’s Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. It’s a must own for all your celebrations. This birthday, we went with the basic … Read more


Egg Substitutes

Long before I was a vegan, I was not a fan of the egg. Well, that didn’t come out quite right. I think eggs are great for making baby chickens, but at its core it’s kinda a gross thing to think about eating—it feels like something only a raccoon would do. In the same way that my brother had to bait my hook with that red wiggler when we were kids, my mom had to crack the eggs into my … Read more