Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp (GF, Nut-Free & Dairy-Free)

This week is a big one. Matt and I celebrate our two year anniversary today, he graduates with his MBA on Friday, and we move to Minnesota on Saturday. As I anxiously await this impending craziness, I am also filled with gratitude for all the good things in our life. We closed on our home…

Lemon Almond Cake (GF & Dairy-Free)

Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all the amazing, do-it-all, resilient women out there who give of themselves every day to raise the future generation of humans. I myself have the world’s best mom, but I’m sure you think the same about yours, too. My mother is beautiful, kind, and fights for the rights of the…

Perfect Brownies (Paleo & Nut-Free)

Happy Hump Day! Chicago has been soaked with a steady, relentless drizzle for a few days now, and I feel like I’m in a perpetual state of needing a nap. Maybe you didn’t know this, but brownies fix everything. I shared my recipe for Pumpkin Brownies back in October and they are a hit with my…

Purple Rice Pudding (GF & Dairy-Free)

I have a theory that you’re either a rice pudding person or you’re not. I took a poll on Instagram this weekend and the theory held true with 87% of the answers in my favor, so here we are! I grew up loving it- my dad is a sucker for rice pudding of all types,…

Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving! Baking pies always brings me back to my pie hustler days (you can read about in my About Me page ). While I’m a fan of a good pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, most traditional recipes call for a can of sweetened condensed milk. I thought that by offering to bring the pumpkin pie to…

Apple Cobbler (GF)

My friend Jillian and I have been avoiding gluten and refined sugar for 3 weeks now in an effort to get our eating habits back on track, and the goal was to make it to Halloween. I’ll say it’s been a pretty valiant effort, despite the beer (or two) I’ve had along the way, and…

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

I’ve learned to live without a lot of fun dairy-filled things since coming to terms with my lactose intolerance a couple years ago, but cheesecake was really hard to let go. I used to make a marbled pumpkin cheesecake every Thanksgiving as a pumpkin pie alternative, and it was always a hit. With all my…

Vegan Chocolate Pudding

Growing up, my sisters and I were lucky to have a number of fun babysitters to choose from when our parents wanted a night out, but Amanda was the best of the best. She would show up with a bag full of prizes and I don’t recall ever having to do anything to win them……