Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bites

Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bites

I love baking!! But baking too many sweets can have a down side, since we never want to tempt those we care about with anything that isn’t ideal for good health, right? Here’s one of my favorite answers to this challenge to satisfy … Continue reading

Mixed Berry Oatmeal Muffin Cups

Mixed Berry Oatmeal Muffin Cups

I’ve been making these Mixed Berry Oatmeal Muffin Cups just about every single week for the few months, and always try to sneak a few in the freezer, too. Made with whole rolled oats and loads of fruit, they make an easy breakfast … Continue reading

Overnight Oats with Apples, Apricots, and Almonds

Overnight Oats with Apples, Apricots, and Almonds

Happy New Year, lovely readers around the globe! Do you have a resolution this year? Have you decided to begin each morning with breakfast? (I hope so!) Make it easier than ever by tossing a few favorite ingredients into a little jar before bedtime. … Continue reading

Peanut Butter Power Balls

Peanut Butter Power Balls

These little beauties are deliciously addictive, and perfect for a busy afternoon with no time for baking. Just add oats, peanut butter, and dried fruit to your food processor for an instant, energy-packed treat. These always disappear quicky, so you … Continue reading

Purple Magic Baked Steel Cut Oats

Purple Magic Baked Steel Cut Oats

These baked steel cut oats are my newest obsession. Made with really simple ingredients, they’re just brimming with antioxidant power. After one hour in the oven, the oats turn completely purple from the cherries and blueberries, and every serving is nice … Continue reading

Spaghetti and Non-Meatballs

Spaghetti and Non-Meatballs

Once upon a time, when I first became vegan, I expected I’d miss the kind of pasta sauce my mom used to make – the kind I made too, with ground beef in it. Funny how things change over time. … Continue reading

Apple Pear Baked Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Apple Pear Baked Steel-Cut Oatmeal

I was already a big fan of Kathy Hester’s, and the proud owner of her first three cookbooks (The Great Vegan Bean Book, The Vegan Slow Cooker, and Vegan Slow Cooking for Two or Just for You when Kathy asked me … Continue reading

Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola

This is my favorite granola, and I’ve been making this recipe for about six years. It’s perfectly delicious, and I think better than anything from the store. This granola is really distinguished by its simplicity, which begins with a mixture … Continue reading

Oaty Dog Treats

Oaty Dog Treats

Our Cocker Spaniel turns 11 years old today! In honor of Caramel’s birthday, here’s my recipe (if you can call it that) for her favorite treats, made with simply oats and water. When Caramel developed what appeared to be a serious health … Continue reading

Chai-Spiced Steel Cut Oats

Chai-Spiced Steel Cut Oats

My mighty slow cookers (of almost every size) continue to get a heavy workout during Michigan’s ultra-cold winter months. A few weeks ago, I shared one of my favorite reasons – Breakfast Bean And Tofu Burritos – inspired by Kathy Hester’s book (Vegan … Continue reading

Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Squares

Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Squares

If you make oatmeal every morning, you know your breakfast bowl is brimming with minerals, B vitamins and cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber. But despite your devotion to oats and their many virtues, maybe you yearn to shake things up — just … Continue reading

Oatmeal Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

I curl up with a good vegan cookbook like many others do with a novel. I have at least 50 favorites that I refer to regularly for inspiration, and am always adding to my collection. Alicia Silverstone’s The Kind Diet, … Continue reading