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Wild Oregon Blackberry Mini Tart

Celebrate August with fresh and wild Oregon blackberries.

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Chocolate-Avocado Mousse with Raspberries

Adore mousse but don’t do dairy or eggs? Don’t sweat it: this avocado-based dessert is easy, chocolate-y and delicious.

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Best Gluten-Free, Vegan Pie Crust

Like the name says, this is the best gluten-free and vegan pie crust recipe I’ve come across. Let’s make some pies!

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Yellow Cupcakes with Lavender Frosting

Yellow cake or cupcakes–this recipe can be used for either. And the lavender frosting adds an whimsical addition to this tasty dessert.

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Fried Bananas

Do you ever find yourself with a kitchen full of rapidly ripening bananas? You buy a big bunch, eager for them to yellow–and by the time they finally do you feel disinterested and overwhelmed? It happens to all of us. Usually the solution is to make banana bread or muffins. Or a smoothie. But you […]

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Gingerbread Cookies

A great recipe for vegan, gluten-free gingerbread, bringing out the child in all of us. A must during the Holiday season.

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Betty Crocker Chocolate Cupcakes

I know what you’re thinking: Betty Crocker? Yes. Betty Crocker makes a line of gluten-free baking mixes. It’s true. I bought my chocolate cake mix at Albertson’s. It was on the bottom shelf, but it was there. Since it called for eggs and butter, though, I had to alter the recipe for us vegan bakers. […]

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Carrot Cake

This carrot cake recipe is from the August/September issue of Living Without, an allergen-free cooking magazine. We used a different frosting recipe, though, which you can find lower down this post. I’ve had carrot cake before that was gluten-free and vegan, and it was good. I’ve found that allergen-free desserts I make myself are almost […]

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Mixed Berry and Custard Tart

The trick to this tart is to make the crust beforehand–it needs to cool before you glaze it, chill it, and then fill it. But it’s all worth it. The crust really tastes like shortbread–my mom liked it so much she suggested next time just rolling out the dough, using cookie cutters and baking shortbread […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Late spring … a time when you plant the garden, celebrate being home from school, and eat good food at your parents’ house. College is over for the year (until I study abroad next month!…) so it’s time to relax. Yesterday I inexplicably got a hankering to bake. I wanted something in season–and a fruit […]

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