Lavender & Date Shortbread Cookies – Vegan

This summer my son and I planted an herb garden on our deck. We planted chocolate mint, oregano, sage, rosemary, chives, basil and lavender. I’ve always used most of these herbs before when cooking but never the lavender. I decided it was time! We snipped the lavender and dried it for 2 weeks. I decided I would add the lavender to some shortbread cookies! I … Continue reading Lavender & Date Shortbread Cookies – Vegan

Vegan Dark Chocolate Mint Patties 

Through the years as a special treat to my son I surprise him with a peppermint patty. I was so excited when I came across this recipe in one of my very favorite vegan cookbooks, the Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking. Today my son and I made these, and they were quite a treat! Very simple, yet so decadent. 3 cups shredded unsweetened coconut 2 Tablespoons maple syrup 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract … Continue reading Vegan Dark Chocolate Mint Patties 

Veggie Potstickers – Mushroom free for kids that love potstickers but don’t like mushrooms, like mine!

It can be a little challenging finding recipes that my kids like but I know they love potstickers. I found a few recipes and pieced them together to create a potsticker with only ingredients they will appreciate. I like mushrooms, they don’t.. So these mushroom free vegan potstickers were a hit and they made enough for leftovers for the week. 1 package won ton wrappers 1 tablespoon olive … Continue reading Veggie Potstickers – Mushroom free for kids that love potstickers but don’t like mushrooms, like mine!

Dairy free chocolate chip wheat pancakes

My son loves pancakes. Loves loves loves them. I made these with whole wheat flour, almond milk, applesauce in place of oil and dairy free chocolate chips. I’ve made a lot of vegan pancake recipes but this one has the best consistency and fluffiness that I have found. Recipe: 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup spelt flour 1.5 tablespoon coconut sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder … Continue reading Dairy free chocolate chip wheat pancakes