Category Archives: Dessert

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

Once upon a time, I was a person who would buy a tub of no-bake cheesecake from the grocery store, plop it in a pie crust and go to town. Seriously — how gross is that?! Those were the days when convenience overrode pretty much any healthy choice I could have made in my life (aka college). But I’m in a much better place now, thanks to this vegan pumpkin cheesecake. While there’s no getting around the fact that we’re talking about dessert, it’s … Read more

vegan popsicles

8 Healthy Vegan Popsicles for Summer

Usually, seeing a stranger in a truck driving slowly down your street tempting children with sugary sweets is cause for serious alarm. But during summer, it’s totally acceptable. In fact, people get really excited about it. Of course, I’m talking about the ice cream man. While your neighborhood ice cream man doesn’t likely pose an actual threat, what’s lurking inside the frozen treats he’s selling does. For example, the Red, White and Blue Turbo Rocket – you know the one … Read more

Lemon Chia Cupcakes

Lemon and Chia Cupcakes

The first time I made these lemon and chia cupcakes was for Portland’s Really Big Vegan Bake Sale. Temperatures were hovering in the low hundreds and the day before the sale we were all warned against bringing anything to the sale with frosting. A bake sale without frosting! But it had to be done. Anything frosted was sure to be a melted pile of goop before 10 a.m. So I needed a new plan. Lemon and Chia Cupcakes — summer … Read more


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 Pumpkin Pie

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