I've been interviewing for a new job the past several days (no word yet, but my fingers are crossed!), and having some very early mornings. Lately I've been in the habit of getting in a morning run and eating afterward, sometime around 10:30. These mornings though, I was up and out the door at 6:30 am. By the time 7 rolled around, my tummy was already growling to be fed. I needed a transportable, easily-eaten (freeway friendly) breakfast that tasted good and would get me through 'till lunch. A couple of these little scones with a bit of vegan butter did just the trick. From start to finish this recipe takes less than an hour, and has options for both gluten-free and wheat-eatin' readers. The chunks of rich, dark chocolate in the scones make breakfast feel just a little more fancy than usual, and totally acceptable as an after dinner treat, too. MORE...
A good potato salad recipe can save you from any disaster. Potatoes are almost always on hand in this house, and Alex considers my potato salad the very best (or so he tells me). Its been a solid 75 degrees most days since we've arrived, and its got me feeling like its mid-July. I whip up a batch of this potato salad anytime I'm feeling like eating something summery. Barbeques (veg-g-q's?), picnics, poolside- this is my go to snack. It'll fill you with some good stuff, and its cheap enough to make and share with a group. I usually use Veganaise brand vegan mayo, but we've made it before with both homemade vegan mayo (coming soon!) and the Trader Joe's brand, and both work fine. Add extra veggies if you like, or throw in a bit of smoked paprika, I guarantee it'll come out perfectly delicious everytime. MORE...
We're finally getting settled into our new place in Long Beach, and totally loving it. We have both a Trader Joe's and a Jamba Juice within walking distance (melt my heart!), and have gotten back to our daily runs, which is great for both my rear end and Maddie's. Alex and I have been dating almost 5 years (holy cow!) and this is our first place we've lived just the two of us. And seriously, we're loving it. I finally don't feel guilty about setting up a food shoot on the counter and not picking it up for hours, or for filling the fridge with vegan goodies and crowding out my roommates food stores. This is gonna be a great move for us. And to celebrate our first new recipe in our new kitchen, I got a little splurgy. This sweet treat is a celebration of independence and deliciousness, of new beginnings and late night snacking- and man, it is good. MORE...
On the third day of our trip, after waking up somewhere in rural Tennessee, we headed west to continue our road trip and drove through Nashville. This coincided with lunch time, so after a quick stop at the Grand Ole Opry, we drove deeper into the city in search of food. Shout-out to Vicki for leaving us a comment suggesting this place, because it was AMAZING! So amazing, I just had to share.
Its located on the back side of a larger building with businesses in the front, so it took us a minute to find it once we'd pulled in the GPS'd parking lot. There is a small sign, pictured above, and a single table outside. We walked in and were immediately and warmly welcomed by owner Pam, and assistant/ resident cheese maker Daphne. We immediately noticed the case full of goodies, pre-packed raw snacks, and local kombucha- MORE...
Hi! I'm Amber, a vegan of over 4 years with a healthy appreciation for sweets and a desire to make veganism accessible. I love to cook & prefer keeping it simple- always vegan, usually gluten-free, and sometimes raw. You'll also find DIY projects, restaurant reviews, & products we love. Not sure where to start? Try our recipes page!