Monday, January 10, 2022

Fast & Easy Vegan Apple Cinnamon Crescent Rolls With Chocolate Glaze (Recipe)

Fast & Easy Vegan Apple Cinnamon Crescent Rolls With Chocolate Glaze (Recipe)

These fast and easy vegan apple cinnamon crescent rolls are incredibly delicious, like little three-bite cinnamon rolls with a tasty apple surprise in the middle.

In my last post, I shared a recipe for easy vegan apple turnovers. These pockets of sweet apple goodness are delicious and so simple to make, with the help of puff pastry. But I didn't stop there, because yes, apple turnovers are easy to make, but a yummy apple dessert can be even easier and faster to prepare. If you've got a package of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls on the door of your fridge and Cosmic Crisp Washington Apples in the refrigerator crisper, you can have a tasty dessert ready in 20 minutes! These fast and easy vegan apple cinnamon crescent rolls are perfect for when you're feeling peckish on a dreary winter afternoon too.

Cosmic Crisp® Washington apples are crispier and sweeter than other varieties, and naturally slow to brown. The Cosmic Crisp® was classically bred at Washington State University. It's non-GMO and a cross between the ‘Enterprise’ and ‘Honeycrisp.’ Cosmic Crisps are ideal for baking in a dessert such as these apple cinnamon crescent rolls, but due to their sweetness and crispy texture, they also make an exceptional (juicy!) snacking apple.

*This post is sponsored by Cosmic Crisp Washington apples. All opinions are authentic and my own. Thank you for supporting the awesome companies that partner with Woman in Real Life.*

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Easy Vegan Apple Turnovers (Recipe)

 

Easy Vegan Apple Turnovers Recipe

These easy vegan apple turnovers made with puff pastry are so simple to prepare and they make delicious little "pies" that you can eat right from your hand!

Honestly I don't know why I didn't start making apple turnovers sooner. These easy vegan apple turnovers are so simple to prepare and they are delicious! Little "pies" that fit in your hand, turnovers make a  beautiful dessert for guests, especially warm and crispy, not long out of the oven (just wait for the filling to cool sufficiently). Apple turnovers with puff pastry are so easy to prepare that you need not reserve them for guests - homemade apple turnovers are a great everyday treat for you and your family too.

For the apple turnover filling, I used lovely, fresh Cosmic Crisp Washington apples. This large, juicy apple variety has a firm, crisp texture. Cosmic Crisp® apples are crispier and sweeter than other varieties, and naturally slow to brown. The Cosmic Crisp was classically bred at Washington State University and is non-GMO. Cosmic Crisp apples are perfect for snacking, cooking and baking, due to their sweetness and crispy texture.

*This post is sponsored by Cosmic Crisp Washington apples. All opinions are authentic and my own. Thank you for supporting the awesome companies that partner with Woman in Real Life.*

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Easy Vegan Zucchini Bread Recipe

Easy Vegan Zucchini Bread

This easy, healthy vegan zucchini bread recipe is a cinch to make, with natural ingredients that are easy to access.

At first glance, the zucchini isn't the flashiest of vegetables. It won't claim top prize among superfood vegetables like kale and broccoli. Zucchini is a little pale, perhaps a smidge bland. But this summer squash (which is botanically classified as a fruit) has lots to boast of, including plenty of vitamins, minerals and other beneficial compounds. 

As we zoodle lovers know, zucchini also makes for a great low calorie, healthy noodle with a pleasant texture. In our house, we like to mix lightly sautéed zoodles into regular pasta to serve with traditional marinara sauce. It helps to increase our daily intake of vegetables in an easy and delicious way. Zucchini is also a low carb alternative to noodles for people with type 2 diabetes. Plus, zucchini is high in antioxidants, water and both soluble and insoluble fibre.

Friday, October 8, 2021

Chickpea Sweet Potato Stew With Chive Dumplings On The Reducetarian Website


This hearty vegan stew recipe offers the warm comfort of a tasty fall meal with the added benefit of nutritious ingredients such as chickpeas, sweet potato and carrots.

While I mourn the end of summer, I am grateful for many aspects of fall, not the least of which is that it's time to turn to our favourite comfort meals. Soups and stews are easy, healthful additions to our weeknight meals. They also work really well for meal planning - you can make a big batch of soup or stew and refrigerate it for a few days or put it in the freezer for several weeks. 

This Chickpea Sweet Potato Stew With Chive Dumplings is a favourite plant-based recipe in our house. I admit that its success is largely due to the dumplings. These dumplings are so easy to make yet they are just the decadent-seeming, delicious touch that this healthy stew recipe needs to bring it from tasty to fabulous. 

Head over to Reducetarian.org to get the recipe.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

DIY Mindfulness Flashcards for Children, Made With Cricut



These DIY mindfulness flashcards for kids, made with Cricut, are a tool that parents and caregivers can use to help children cope with their worries and process emotions.


I cannot think of anybody who doesn’t have good reason to be stressed right now. At a time when everyday stresses are compounded with the universal stresses caused by a global pandemic, parents and caregivers are worried not only about their own anxiety, but that of the children in their care.

I made these mindfulness flashcards with the help of my Cricut Maker and Cricut Joy cutting machines. (You don’t need both machines. I’ll explain further.) The idea is to create a whole set of flashcards so that when kids are feeling stressed, hurt or angry, they can grab a card at random and perform the activities that the card suggests.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine. This post contains affiliate links. 

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Pumpkin Oatmeal Medjool Date Breakfast Cookies (vegan recipe)

Pumpkin Oatmeal Medjool Date Breakfast Cookies (vegan)

Eat cookies for breakfast without a smidgen of guilt - make these delicious, nourishing Pumpkin Oatmeal Medjool Date Breakfast Cookies for a tasty start to your day. 


Cookies for breakfast is a thing. I promise. Especially when the cookies are full of healthy ingredients like antioxidant-rich pumpkin, heart-healthy oats and nutrient-dense Medjool Dates. Sometimes I just don't feel like eating in the morning, but if I don't eat, I end up feeling weak. These simple vegan cookies are perfect for those mornings when you don't want a big breakfast, but you want a little something to satisfy your tummy and keep you energized. This cookie recipe is also great for mornings on the run. You can store these Pumpkin Oatmeal Medjool Date Breakfast Cookies in the freezer and grab a couple as you head out the door. 

Natural Delights Medjool Dates boast 16 essential vitamins and minerals. Medjools have 50 percent more potassium (by weight) than bananas. Potassium is important because it helps with muscle recovery, builds muscle tissues, maintains heart health and kidney function and keeps skin cells hydrated. 

*This post is sponsored by Natural Delights. All opinions are authentic and my own. Thank you for supporting the awesome companies that partner with Woman in Real Life.*

Friday, August 27, 2021

Using Cricut to Create Custom Decals For Dessert Charcuterie Boards

Using Cricut to Create Custom Decals For Dessert Charcuterie Boards

Use your Cricut cutting machine to make easy, fun "vegan" and "gluten-free" vinyl decals for dessert charcuterie boards. 

With a range of dietary preferences and restrictions commonplace today, your family or friend group likely includes people who require vegan, gluten-free, nut-free or other dietary options. Show your special guests that you care about each and every one of them with these quick and simple vinyl decals that make it clear which charcuterie board options are safe for them to eat. 

I used my Cricut Maker to make cute "vegan" and "GF" decals to decorate my dessert (with a heavy emphasis on chocolate) charcuterie boards. I'll show you how you can do the same with this easy tutorial.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine. This post contains affiliate links.