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 Spring Roll

It’s spring and it is finally starting to feel like it. I was craving something light and full of healthy raw veggies. These spring rolls are so delicious and packed with flavor. I dip them in red Thai chili sauce. 8 rice Spring roll wrappers 1 cup fresh carrots 1 medium onion 1 stalk celery 4 cups fresh baby spinach 1 avocado pitted and sliced … Continue reading Veggie Spring Roll