GF + Vegan Carrot Cake W/ Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake W/ Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting (Vegan, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free + Nut-Free)

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Hazelnut Crepes (VEGAN + GRAIN-FREE)

This breakfast from a few Sundays ago may go down as one of the best I’ve ever had. I had so much fun creating these recipes– I love to make things up as I go, seeing what I have on hand, thinking about which ingredients would taste good together, look good together, and make me feel good—which is why everything is free of gluten, grains, refined sugar, and dairy. There’s a lot going on here– feel free to make as many of the sides/toppings as you’d like…you can also simply make the crepes and fill them with whatever your heart desires. Enjoy!

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Coconut Yogurt

At long last, it’s here. I know I’ve been yammering on about my coconut yogurt escapades, the trials and tribulations of a homemade coconut yogurtier… (there’s no word for a professional yogurt maker? Yogurtier it is, I’m making it up.) I’m not giving you a recipe that you can’t already find all over the internet, I mean, it’s coconut and probiotics mixed together–but I’ve ┬álearned a few things along my yogurt making journey that I think really streamline the process and yield the best coconut yogurt.

I know that fermentation and making your own yogurt sounds really daunting and complicated. For so long, I was just so overwhelmed by the idea and didn’t even bother because I figured you had to be some kind of fermentation master to do this. This is not the case at all. Typically, when I read instructions for something and I see so many rules, I get scared, “oh no! what if I use a metal spoon and kill the probiotics? What if I keep the yogurt somewhere too hot?” You worry so much about breaking the rules that you don’t even give it a shot.

I’ve realized you just have to do it. You just have to get started! Don’t be afraid to mess up, you probably won’t even mess anything up and you’ll learn as you go. Think of your first batch as a test round. I promise you, once you do it one time, you will feel like a master ‘yogurtier’!

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