Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Kona Coffee Macadamia Chunk Cookies

Kona Coffee Macadamia Chunk Cookies

Makes: 1 dozen cookies

Time: 30 minutes


1 tablespoon ground chia seeds (ground flax seeds should work too)
1/3 cup nondairy milk
1 3/4 cup oat flour
1 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1 teaspoon coconut extract
1 teaspoon instant espresso granules 
1/3 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
1/3 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup coconut flakes


Preheat oven to 350ºF and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Combine the chia seeds and nondairy milk in a medium bowl, set aside.

Combine the oat flour, baking powder, salt and both sugars in a large bowl. 

Add the coconut oil, coconut extract, and espresso granules to the nondairy milk and chia seed mixture, and stir to combine. If the coconut oil hardens up at all, pop in the microwave for a few seconds to make sure it is melted. Add the wet mixture to the flour mixture and beat until combined. Stir in the coconut flakes, macadamia nuts, and chocolate chips. 

Drop by generous tablespoons onto the lined cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes until cookies are lightly browned.


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Asparagus Tart with Shiitake 'Bacon'

Tarts are one of my favorite things. They're probably one of your favorite things too. (Who doesn't love them?) I know we're getting a little far out of asparagus season, but this tart will help you exit asparagus season with a bang! 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Peanut Butter and Jelly Overnight Oats

Hi guys. It seems like it's been a while, eh? Sorry! I've been adventuring in Europe for a few weeks with my husband! And while I had a few posts that I wanted to schedule so that they would run while I was away, April was a hectic month and I just didn't get to it. So that's part of the reason it's been a bit quiet around here! I did however, have a great time taking pictures in Europe (with my phone--sorry photo snobs, we were traveling light--just backpacks, and no room for my nice camera!), so if you're curious about what I was up to and any vegan finds along the way, check out my Instagram at @bourbonisvegan!

But enough about that, because I'm really excited to share with you something I've been eating A LOT of lately (everyday actually!). Overnight oats.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Lemon Earl Grey Fizz

Do you ever want to feel sophisticated, but then you realize you're too lazy for it? You want to make that fancy cocktail with the infused liquor, but it's just too tedious, and let's be honest, you want it now and not in a week? You feel like you want to start boozing before noon, but you're tired of mimosas and blood(less) Mary's? 

Friends, this drink is for you. 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Grapefruit Rosemary Scones

I'm really excited about this recipe. I've basically been chomping at the bit to share it! I've always loved scones. I think it's because I've never had a big sweet tooth, and scones are not super sweet, but they do hit the spot in your belly that craves flaky baked goods. 

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Walnut Herb Crusted Seitan

It really is fascinating how your views of the world around you change when you become vegan.
When you realize that you are living, breathing, happy, healthy, and thriving without participating in the mass cruelty and slaughter of billions of animals every year, it really makes you step back and consider everything you used to take for granted.

Easter Egg Colored Roasted Root Vegetables with Lemon Herb Aioli

Lettuce turnip the beet! Amiright?! Okay, so I saw someone with a cute little canvas grocery bag that said that the other day while I was buying beer. If anyone knows where I can get a bag that says that, please let me know, because I would love to have one. 

Friday, April 3, 2015

Homemade Baked Seitan

Seitan is one of my favorite vegan options. But it has to be done right––store bought seitan can prove particularly disappointing, although, I have found it to work well if ground up with lots and lots of other flavorings, such as this taquito recipe my friend shared with me quite a while ago. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Tortilla Soup

Growing up in the southwest, I didn't fully understand spring until I moved to New England. While we definitely have a real winter in New Mexico, replete with snow and single-digit temperatures, you are always confident that the end of winter is near. The cold is reasonable there. It comes just before Christmas, hangs around through January, and starts to lift in February. 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Homemade Vegan Irish Cream

Did anyone else know that two of the things that give Irish cream its distinctive taste are cocoa and coffee? I didn't. I never really knew exactly what Irish cream was until I decided to try to veganize it and started doing my research. It makes sense now why it's so good! Anything with chocolate, coffee, and whiskey... Well, you just can't go wrong!