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PUMPKIN SWIRL CHEESECAKE VEGAN + GLUTEN-FREE

Can you believe it’s almost Thanksgiving? I don’t know about you, but I've been scrambling to put together a menu. While I am definitely looking forward to dusting off some of the old family recipes, I also thought it might be fun to change things up a bit and include a recipe that fuses my two favorite holiday desserts: cheesecake and pumpkin pie. In addition to being visually stunning, this dessert is also vegan and gluten-free, which means it can accommodate a variety of dietary lifestyles. There are so many different ways to make a vegan cheesecake. For this recipe I chose So Delicious unsweetened coconut milk yogurt to impart a rich and creamy consistency. In place of eggs I...

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VEGAN + GLUTEN-FREE RUSTIC CHERRY GALETTE W/AMARETTO MASCARPONE

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! To kick off the festivities, I've teamed up with one of my favorite companies So Delicious Dairy Free to create a recipe that is perfect for all those holiday parties, potlucks, and brunches. You guys, I am really excited about this one! It's probably one of the best desserts I've ever made and happens to be gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free has no refined sugars or oils, and is totally vegan. I literally screamed, "YES" when it came out of the oven.  With cherry season right around the corner (and the fact that I am always looking for an excuse to make something sweet) I came up with this rustic cherry galette with an amaretto mascarpone filling then sprinkled...

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SPICY MASALA CHAI + ALMOND MILK +CINNAMON

Masala chai is one of those drinks I never get sick of. No matter the time of year, it always sounds good. Last week, I walked to my local coffee shop to grab an iced chai tea with coconut milk before heading to the park for some much needed time away from the computer and out in nature. As I was sipping away, I had to ask myself, "why haven't I ever made masala chai from scratch?" Later that day, I drove to the store and made a b-line to the bulk spice section and loaded up on cinnamon sticks, fragrant green cardamon pods, cloves, black peppercorns, and a big hunk of fresh ginger from the produce section. I was...

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GLUTEN-FREE + VEGAN BANANA CHOCOLATE CHUNK BREAD

I always end up buying more bananas than I can consume before they get to that mushy spotted brown phase aka banana bread perfection phase. Yes, they look very unappetizing but the darker and more squishy they are the better for baking.On occasion, I'll peel them, wrap them up, and throw them in the freezer for smoothies but let's be honest, I'd rather make this mouth-watering banana bread with chunks of dark chocolate then slathered it with some dairy-free cream cheese for a quick breakfast on-the-go. The texture of this bread is a little different than the traditional cake-like version. It is more dense, less sweet, and very moist with a slight crunch around the edges. I know the word "moist"...

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VEGAN + RAW KELP NOODLES + HEMP SEED PESTO + CRUSHED RED PEPPER

Things have been very busy this month in the world of Wild Plate. I've been working around the clock on a large order of 950 of my vegan + raw candy bars "THE FIX". More info about that coming soon! From finding and setting up wholesale accounts, ordering the proper equipment, securing a commercial kitchen space in Louisvlle, KY, and making the bars, it hasn't left me much time to get crafty in the kitchen. Being surround by sweet treats and chocolate all day is not the worst thing in the world, but I have been craving anything and everything green to fuel up for these long 16 hour days of stirring, pressing, dipping, and wrapping. Last night I took...

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