Recipe: Vegan Pumpkin Roll

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My dad has a bit of a sweet tooth. The one dessert that his mom constantly had around the house for the holidays was a fresh, homemade pumpkin roll (and pies and cookies and all that good stuff, too). But let’s not get distracted, I’m here to talk about pumpkin roll.

I also have a strong love for all things pumpkin flavored, and I don’t believe that these baked goods should be stuck in the month of November. No, they should be enjoyed all-year long. Continue reading “Recipe: Vegan Pumpkin Roll”

Holiday Savings: Field Roast, Go Veggie, Produce & More


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Only six days left to prepare for Thanksgiving. Are you hosting this year? I am. I just finished my menu for the day. Lunch will include a Fall Harvest Salad, Spicy Lentil Soup, and a cranberry couscous. Dinner will be comprised of roasted butternut squash, roasted carrots, mashed garlic cauliflower, stuffing, and two different vegan roasts (including one from Field Roast – coupon below!)

I’ve scoured the internet and mobile rebate apps for all the best deals to help you save a few dollars during your holiday shopping. There are some rare coupons for the holiday, so be sure to check out the full coupon round up below.

Happy shopping (& eating)!


PS – As always, in case you missed them, check out my top ways to save and other recent savings posts.

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Old Fashioned Vegan Coleslaw

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What’s more American than some good old fashioned cole slaw? Well…maybe apple pie, but I’d say this traditional side dish makes the top ten list. Being vegan, cole slaw is something I don’t eat very often. However, it’s a side dish that I used to love as a kid. Since Hampton Creek has such an amazing line of faux mayos, I decided to give this old fashioned dish a vegan spin.

The recipe is simple, using just seven main ingredients and taking about 10 minutes of prep time. Why not give this a try? It’s sure to satisfy vegans and non-vegans alike!

Let me know what you think!



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Recipe: Vegan German Chocolate Cake

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I’ve known that my partner’s favorite cake is “German Chocolate Cake” for a little while now, but I never set out to make it. Perhaps I found it a bit daunting. Or I didn’t want to tarnish his favorite cake.

Well, I finally decided there is no time like the present. Like any good baker, I first did some research on the cake’s history and found a very basic recipe to veganize. It turns out the cake isn’t even from Germany! Continue reading “Recipe: Vegan German Chocolate Cake”

Traditional, but vegan, Pizzelles

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FullSizeRender_5You may have guessed that my kitchen is rather small based on my photos and crafty use of angles. That means I am a strong advocate against kitchen appliances that are single use. I can justify a Vitamix Blender because I use it all the time – for soups, for chopping nuts, for baking, etc. However, I do not own a toaster because all it does is toast, and I can do that on my 2-Burner Reversible Griddle. (Side note, at first I was deeply opposed to getting a griddle, but I have to say, we use it all the time. I love it! It makes sautéing veggies a breeze, and is perfect for grilling sandwiches, too).

Well, all that didn’t stop me from finally cracking and purchasing my very own pizzelle iron, specifically the Cuisinart WM-PZ2 Pizzelle Press (which I highly recommend! It’s non-stick, works well, and is cost effective!).

I come from an Italian family so when I think about cookies that are a staple at every wedding, holiday event, graduation party, etc., I think of the pizzelle. I can still smell the anise oil cooking out of the pizzelles at my grandma’s house. Continue reading “Traditional, but vegan, Pizzelles”