How to Replace Butter and Eggs in Vegan Baking and Not End Up with Cardboard

Replacing butter and eggs in vegan baking

Welcome to the third episode of Vegan Kitchen Simplified series! Today we are going to talk about replacing butter and eggs in vegan baking. I’ve always been a huge fan of homemade baked goods thanks to my mom: she used to bake delicious (but not vegan) treats all the time when I was little. As I got older, I embraced baking at home myself but rarely tried to experiment with unfamiliar recipes. … Read the rest of the post

Easy Vegan Waffles from Scratch – Get Your Breakfast on in No Time!

Easy vegan waffles recipe

Whenever I see vegan waffles on the breakfast or brunch menu, I’m always tempted to order them. I’d love to make waffles at home all the time, but most waffle recipes are pretty labor-intensive. Recently I set out to develop an easy vegan waffles recipe of my own, and today I’m excited to share it with you! When it comes to breakfast in my house, we usually go pretty low-key … Read the rest of the post

Vegan Overnight Oats – a Quick Breakfast for Busy Days, Plus Four Tasty and Nutritious Ways to Serve Them

Overnight oats for breakfast have been all the rage in the blogosphere lately, and it’s no wonder: they make for a delicious, filling vegan breakfast that takes very little effort to make. Just soak the oats overnight in your favorite non-dairy milk, add a few ingredients in the morning, and voilà! I’ll tell you a secret, however: I’ve been eating this stuff for literally half of my life, since middle school, long … Read the rest of the post

Vegan Stuffed Italian Rice Balls: How I Veganized My Husband’s Family Recipe for Thanksgiving

Vegan stuffed Italian rice balls recipe

Did everyone have fun this Thanksgiving? We sure did! This was our first Thanksgiving since going vegan. As if this wasn’t challenging enough, we also traveled to our friends’ house in Panama City Beach, Fla. What was the challenge, you might ask? Well, I had to make sure my husband and I had plenty of vegan food choices at the overall non-vegan Thanksgiving table our friends were planning to have. To make … Read the rest of the post

10 Essential Plant-based Pantry Staples That Make Your Diet Nutritious And Healthy

Health benefits of nuts and seeds in plant-based diet

Whether you are new to a plant-based vegan diet, have been plant-strong for a while, or just stumbled upon my blog out of curiosity, you’ve probably wondered how to stock your pantry and fridge with foods that are the most beneficial for your health. So what are the essential plant-based pantry staples that all health-conscious vegans stock in their homes? It’s a well-established fact: if you want ‘thy food to … Read the rest of the post

Oatmeal-Banana Pancakes with Quick Blueberry-Peach Compote

Let’s agree: pancakes are the ultimate breakfast comfort food. Not many other breakfast dishes can compare with pancakes in versatility: they can be big, they can be small, they can be topped with maple syrup or honey or bananas or chocolate syrup, they can have chunks of fruit or chocolate/butterscotch/peanut butter chips baked into them – and that’s even before we dig into all the varieties of pancake batter! For … Read the rest of the post

My (Almost) First Track Workout, and a Swamp Monster Breakfast Smoothie!

Today on the agenda: a track workout I did this morning, and my favorite vegan breakfast smoothie recipe! You know that feeling when you complete something you didn’t know you were strong enough to do? And the feeling of accomplishment that immediately follows? Well, that’s just what I feel today! Here are my immediate reasons: – got up early: at 4:50 am to be exact, long before the sunrise! – … Read the rest of the post