Recipe: Homemade Pita Bread

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Who doesn’t love bread? I know we all feel like Oprah in that commercial, “I Love Bread. I. LOVE. BREAD!”

While we enjoy the carb-filled goodness, many of us don’t love making bread. It can be time consuming. It can be frustrating. But, my partner and I have been slowly been perfecting a recipe for our favorite kind of bread—pita bread!

Is it worth making pita at home? Absolutely. Store-bought pita is often several days old and simply doesn’t taste as good as hot out of the oven bread. Warm, toasty home-baked pita is worth the effort. It puffs up perfectly for ‘pocket pita’ sandwiches and pairs great with your favorite hummus.

This pita bread recipe produces a nutty,  rich flavor along with a light, airy consistency. Once you taste it, you won’t be buying pita bread at the store again. …  Okay, at least not when you have the time to make your own.

What are you waiting for? Give it a shot!

Cheers & happy cooking!


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Recipe: Vegan Salted Sesame Cookies

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A friend sent me a recipe for Salty Sesame and Dark Chocolate Chip cookies from Joy the Baker. It certainly wasn’t the easiest recipe to ‘veganize’ considering if called for quite a bit of butter and an egg, plus an extra egg yolk. However, it was worth the hassle!


These are the perfect cookies for anyone who likes things sweet and salty. They came out of the oven warm and chewy. Honestly, these had a consistency rarely found in vegan cookies. Plus, they taste even better! The sesame seeds add a unique twist on a salty chocolate chip cookie.

So here it goes, below is my highly modified version of the Salty Sesame and Dark Chocolate Chip cookies from Joy the Baker. Give them a try. Your tastebuds will thank you!


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Recipe: Vegan Carrot Cake

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This weekend I traveled back to West Virginia to celebrate my parents’ birthdays. Yes, that’s right – they have the same one! Born the same day, just two years apart. In honor of this occasion, I thought I’d make my dad’s favorite cake, the always moist and creamy, carrot cake.

I had never tried to make a carrot cake before so I decided to look at a few recipes online. I wasn’t in love with what I saw – a lot of recipes with a ton of ingredients, most of which were not in my cupboards. Rather than move onto a different cake, I decided to look at a carrot cake cupcake recipe from Vegan Cupcakes Takeover the World. If you don’t have this book, you should snatch a copy ASAP. It’s my #1 goto recipe book.

What follows is a highly modified version of the cupcake recipe. I added in almond milk, tweaked the ingredient amounts, and added crystalized ginger instead of powder. Everyone seemed to enjoy the end result, and they said it was quite moist and creamy. I will admit, it’s a bit rich, so if you don’t have a real sweet tooth, beware! Please give this recipe a try and let me know what you think.



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A Spicy Giveaway & Choco Banana-Oat Cookies!

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I hope you’re all staying warm! In an effort to help bring the heat, I am happy to announce my first product give away – a Siracha 2 Go keychain. Oh yes, now you can ensure you never have to head out to a restaurant without the sweet spicy chili sauce everyone knows and loves. I’ll also throw in some ‘surprise’ products as well.

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