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Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Baklava

I have never used phyllo dough before in my life. To be honest, it has always kind of scared me in a way that had me shying away while secretly wishing to play with it. I’ve heard all the phyllo dough horror stories and didn’t want to be one of those sad, sad victims of dessert nightmares. It kept nagging at me though and when I saw the pretty little box of it at Trader Joe’s I threw it in the cart.
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Vegan Chocolate Banana Protein Shake 2.0

Almost 2 years ago (holy crap, time flies!) I posted a recipe for my simple chocolate banana protein shake. I’m kind of embarrassed of my horrible iPhone pics that I used to think were good enough to share, but it’s all about evolution, right? Growing and improving as a blogger. What has also improved is my recipe for this shake. I’ve added a couple elements to give it an extra boost of awesomeness. Plus, better pictures.
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Orange Notella Mousse Tartlets

Oh how I’ve missed Nutella and it’s chocolatey hazelnutty goodness. Luckily Justin’s makes a vegan chocolate hazelnut butter that is just as good and I knew I had to make something with it. I’m calling it NOTella because it’s fun to change around food words when you make them vegan, whether it makes sense or not.
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Chocolate Chip Cookie & Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ok y’all – I had a rough week and usually when I’m having a bad time I turn to sweets. I figured this would be a great opportunity to channel my sweet craving into a Vegan MoFo theme post! What could I do on the cheap that was gluten-free and really hit the spot?
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Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls with Coconut Glaze

It has been a long standing tradition in my family to have big ooey gooey cinnamon rolls every Christmas morning. It really is the only time of year I indulge in them, as much as I love ’em. After going vegan, and then gluten-free, it seemed like I would just have to sit back and watch everyone else partake in the festivities while I cried into a bowl of granola. But not anymore…
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